The first step is to find a company that is truly top-notch. You can start by using the internet and other sources such as neighbors, friends, and family. The goal should be to find at least four well-established companies that have been in business and can provide references.
Contact the long distance moving services and schedule a time for the movers to visit and provide quotes. Once you have received several different quotes, narrow the choice by the impression the moving company left you with. If the movers say they will not visit your home to give you an estimate, continue the search.
Ask the Right Questions
Be sure to ask the right questions from the movers you have selected. You can find out if they will do the moving in-house or sub-contractors. It is very important that they do not sell the contract to a third party. You can directly ask about the quotes you have received from the movers.
- What services are included with this estimate?
- Are you going to move or through a third party or sub-contractor?
- How much is your insurance?
Be careful and make a point to check that the moving company workers are bonded and insured. Find out if they have a claim on the home agent or if the insurance claim is through a third party. Knowing the staff is bonded gives you peace of mind.
Make sure you verify the company name, number of years in business, address and license. You can get more certainty by visiting the corporate office and make sure that it exists and is valid. Keep your eye on company vehicles and storage areas. Well-established professional movers in the industry will have the right logo on the vehicle.