Are you someone constantly searching for “movers near me?” Well, we hate to break it to you but that’s not the best way to find a reliable moving company. Let us help you go about it the right way.
Start By Asking For Referrals
You can’t trust everything on the internet. That’s why you should always start by asking your friends and family for referrals. If no one has any referrals for you, then go to review platforms like yelp to help you narrow down your choices.
Another good tip is to go into your Google maps and look for local movers that pop up in your area. Then ask around to see if anyone has had any experience with them.
Make Sure You Are Not Hiring A Broker
Did you know that moving brokers exist? They are not licensed to transport your belongings. They book you as a customer and then sell your job to a moving company. By doing so, you have no idea who the movers are actually going to be. So be very sure that you are talking to a moving company and not a moving broker.
Research The Moving Company
Take the time to go through the company’s website. Do they have an about us page? How long have they been in business? Why are they qualified to help you?
Also, take the time to look up reviews of the company. How have their customers perceived them?
Consult The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has a database dedicated to interstate movers to help determine whether or not the moving company is legit. The database will provide the company’s headquarter locations and contact information. If you don’t find the company in the database or the contact information doesn’t line up, you may want to reconsider using them.
If you are moving within your state, you can google your state’s moving company database to check the companies legitness and whether it meets all of the state’s moving guidelines.
Always Meet In Person
Finally, you should always meet with the potential moving company in person. See how they present themselves. Are they professional? Do they have their own moving vans and are they in good condition? The answers to these questions can decide whether you hire that company or not.