There will come a time when you will have to move to another community. After closing the purchase of a premier home in a nice neighborhood, you will have to go through the difficult task of transferring your possessions and items.
On that note, you will need to find the right moving company for a safer transfer. But how do you know for sure if a mover is the right one for your needs?
Consider these tips weeks before the scheduled move:
1. Find insured and licensed companies
The best way to know if a mover is a legitimate company is to know if it’s licensed or not. This gives you the assurance that the company abides by industry standards in packing and transporting important cargo.
In the case of damaged and lost items, an insured moving company is liable for these issues. So, before hiring a mover of your choice, make sure to ask about the valuation coverage or the liability options that are available to you.
2. Look at the reviews
Social media is a convenient way to assess the quality of a mover without having to sign a contract. For this, simply pay attention to what other people say about a moving company. Through reviews, you will have a good view of what to expect from a mover if you decide to hire it.
3. Get suggestions from people you know
Aside from reviews that other people write, you can ask family members and friends for a list of movers you can hire. Sure enough, the people you already know may have hired quality movers before, so you may want to get recommendations from them. Aside from friends and family, you can also ask other people like realtors, contractors, and even lawyers for a list of possible movers to contact.
4. Understand the contract
Just like any other service, a moving company will prepare a contract to set everything up, from the packaging your items to agreeing to a final price for the service. Still, you will need to take an extra look at the contract before signing. This is to make sure you won’t be paying more than the costs that were previously negotiated with the mover.
After all, you will need to secure your finances at the end of the transfer, so it’s best to know if there are any hidden charges that could leave your wallet dry if you’re not too careful.
5. Learn about inclusions
Aside from the vehicles and the personnel needed for the big move, a moving company may provide additional packing materials such as boxes, bubble wrap, and tape. Other inclusions are vault storage facilities, assembly and disassembly of heavy appliances of fixtures, as well as crating services for larger equipment. Remember to ask the moving company if these additional services will cost you extra.
Moving Day doesn’t have to be difficult and tedious. You only need a great moving company to help you out with the utmost professionalism and commitment to quality service.
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