Planning to relocate in the near future? A move is a big thing. Make the incorrect selection and you may be sorry for a long period of time. Here are some tips:
License & Insurance:
Be certain that you pick a licensed & insured movers. Every mover must be licensed & insured as required by law. License and insurance type does can vary depending on the state the business is located in.
Place of Business:
Be certain that the moving company you pick has an actual location & that it actually exists. Knowing their actual location is essential if it becomes necessary to file a grievance. Be careful when dealing with a moving company without an actual address.
Ask if the moving company is a moving company or a moving broker. A moving broker isn't a moving company, they are a 3rd party that brings together the client with a moving company & charges you a fee. They do not work for the moving company they just sell the moving company with the potential client. You don't know who is going to actually be doing the move.
Some Things To Find Out:
Does The Mover Have Insurance?
What is the degree of insurance the moving company provides for your move?
Does the mover propose other coverage alternatives other than just basic coverage?
What is the procedure to file a grievance if necessary?
How does payment have to be made - cash, check, money order, or Visa/Mastercard/Amex?
Is a down payment required & can I get my money back if I decide to not use your moving company.
When is payment due?
Is The Company Credible?
Ask how long the moving company has been in business?
Ask if the moving company has client references?
Ask if the moving company is licensed to perform moves in the locality?
Ask if the moving company has their own trucks & staff or does the company subcontract equipment & employees?