Moving Services

Choosing from Professional Moving Companies

Before buying a car, you test drive different models and haggle with salesmen. Before buying a home, you tour several before making a decision. Many people even check reviews before choosing a restaurant. However, many don’t devote that much time and attention to choosing Professional Moving Companies. Here, you’ll get the knowledge you need to make an informed choice.

Look for Movers

Family and friends are a great source of recommendations, and the local telephone directory can help you find some potential movers. You can also find a great deal of info online, and you can compare movers’ rates and services before hiring.

Start Making Calls

Don’t rely on over the phone quotes-; the only reliable estimate you get should come after you have the movers come to your home and look at your possessions. However, a phone call is a good tool to screen Professional Moving Companies. Ask how many moves they have handled, whether they own their equipment, and whether they’re in the AMSA. Get in-home evaluations from three different companies, so you’ll have an idea of how much the move will cost.

Learn About the Company

The on-site assessment is the perfect time to learn about ASAP Movers before hiring. However, what’s too good to be true usually is. If you receive an offer that’s really low compared to your other estimates, it may be too good to be true-; and you may find yourself hit with hidden fees when it’s time to pay.

Read the Estimate

Your estimate often serves as a bill of lading and an order of service, but you should clarify that with the moving company. For long-distance moves, the estimate should describe your goods, the move’s distance, and it should list a delivery date and any special requests. Local moves are usually charged by the hour, but additional fees may apply.

Now that you’ve narrowed the field somewhat, your work isn’t done yet. Check each company with the BBB and the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) to ensure that they’re licensed and don’t have too many complaints. Doing research now can help save you time, aggravation and money later. You can follow them on Google+.

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