There are dozens of moving services in the telephone book. How do you choose a reliable moving company? Do you ask friends? Do you compile a list of potential companies and call asking about services? Or do you perform a reviews search? To find a company that is right for you, you should perform a mix of all three of these methods. That will take time, but at least it will maximize your results and experience!
Firstly, a good moving company will provide you with your rights. This is a booklet that movers are required by federal law to provide potential clients who are planning interstate moves (here at RM, we only concentrate on statewide moving). In addition, when looking for the best moving company for your needs, the company should not only provide a booklet, but also be happy to discuss their responsibilities with you. If they fail to provide you with this booklet, it could be a red flag that this mover is not experienced and you may want to find a different company who is willing to comply with federal regulations.
A professional moving company won’t have questionable policies or false advertisements. Any company who claims “all goods” are insured should raise an eyebrow. They may be a “rogue mover.” Other signs of a rogue mover include:
If you’ve arrived on this page too late and have already been ‘taken for a ride’ by a rogue moving company, here are the steps you can take:
One of the best ways for you to find the best moving company in your area is to simply ask a friend. There is no substitute for the wisdom from a trusted friend. Friends can likely recommend an excellent moving company that is great and perfect to handle your specific moving needs.
Ask around! We’ll bet that your friends can also tell you which companies to avoid!
By the way, if you happen to come across a company with bad reviews or has grievances filed against them, specifically ask a company representative about that grievance and how it was resolved. That can be a make or break deal based on their answers.
While we’re chatting about reviews, please check Reliable Moving’s outstanding reviews! And Seattle residents, if you’ve used us before in the past, please email us your reviews of us – both the positive and negative, so that we can improve and continue to provide excellent moving services!