Tips on choosing the best moving service
It’s no secret that moving into a new house can feel a bit overwhelming. Weeks of planning, packing and anticipation can really wear you out. During this process, you may realize that the time you’ll save and the stress you’ll avoid by hiring a professional moving service will be more than worth it.
Keep in mind, however, that you shouldn’t just hire the first moving company you see listed in your area. In fact, hiring the wrong moving company can cause you a lot of headaches, so you’ll want to do some research.
So, what should you do before hiring a moving company?
Find out if they’re licensed
Licensing is what separates legitimate moving services from a few guys with a truck. The biggest difference? Insurance. Choosing a licensed (and insured) Cincinnati moving company gives you the peace of mind that no matter what happens, you’re covered. Visit the company’s website or give them a call and ask for their licensing information. If they don’t have any, it’s best to move on.
Look up customer reviews
First, look up user reviews for the moving companies you’re considering. Check out sites like Angie’s List and Google+ to see how real clients feel about the company.
You can also ask any friends or family who have recently moved about what companies they used, and how they felt about the service.
Know your priorities
As the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) points out, hiring a mover based solely on the cheapest price could mean sacrificing in other areas that are actually more important, such as getting your goods moved and delivered on time.
The FMCSA also notes out that “movers are required by law to deliver your possessions for no more than ten percent above the price of a non-binding estimate. This is known as the 110 percent rule.”
Make sure your price is guaranteed
When you get an estimate or moving quote, ask your moving company if their price is guaranteed. Traditionally, movers charge by the hour, allowing the cost of a move to vary considerably.
If you’re worried that you can’t accurately describe your house inventory by filling out an estimation form or speaking to a representative over the phone, ask the moving company if they can come to your home to do an in-home estimate.
With our Cincinnati moving company, there are no hidden fees, and no surprises. Our price includes all charges, mileage, tolls, drive-time, taxes and so forth.
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