Move a home is a really big job it requires a lot of knowledge and a lot of know-how to make sure that everything goes down smoothly and efficiently but how can you choose the right moving company for your relocation meets so many living companies out there I would say hundred percent of them always promised the hundred percent satisfaction guarantee the cheapest prices the best workers the best customer service the best of the best courtesy but a lot of them in reality just lack the required know-how they don’t know how to pack your ítems properly or they just don’t have the trucks or the people to do.
So here’s our new episode about eight important questions that you should ask your moving company before hiring them, let’s go question.
Is it a moving company or is it just a bróker?
you’ve probably heard all about this and probably even googled about it if you’re planning your move in these upcoming weeks but here’s real reasoning behind it and here’s the real definition of what a moving company and a broker is a moving company is somebody who takes your money and does a service for you they own all the trucks they own all their people and they come in providing the service the broker is just a middleman somebody who takes your order sells it to some other moving company do you have no idea and no information about but those brokers really assure you that everything’s gonna goes smooth and then they just sell your job to the other moving company and stop caring about that.
Is the company that you’re asking for this have a license to transport your household goods?
all of the companies on the market if they are advertising their services to you and you found them somewhere on the internet Craigslist your local newspaper usually have a license but to be sure go check out a specific website called FCMsa.org you’ll be able to put in the d-o-t Department of Transportation number of your company in there and find out if they have a license.
what level of liability coverage does your moving company provide?
Make sure to ask them that question be the conversation over the phone or face to face when they come over to have a look at your belongings and give you an estimate for the services usually all professional moving companies should have a liability insurance coverage of 60 cents per pound for items or article if some of your items are much more expensive than that and you would like some extra protection for them every legitimate moving company should give you an option to purchase and extra insurance make sure you ask them that when talking face-to-face or over the phone.
What deposits does your company collect and what is their refund policy?
Be very careful and very attentive when ordering your move with a moving company especially if it’s over the phone usually all professional moving companies never charge a security deposit of more than twenty percent of your total cost if that deposit goes over 30 40 or even 50 percent be sure that’s a middleman that’s a broker you’re dealing with right there a professional moving company will give you a security deposit in size of 10 to 20 percent and we’ll always be happy to refund it if you choose to change your date or cancel you move 48 hours before doing.
Do you have enough experience movers and experienced staff during the peak season?
If you’re planning to move somewhere between the months of April and November you can count that as a peak season for moving to make sure that you ask your moving company if they have enough employees usually during the peak season when they understaffed they would hire temporary employees for some of their needs obviously you don’t want any people with lack of experience moving your precious items so that’s a very important and essential question.
Are there storage facilities available?
your moving company if it’s a professional one usually does have their own storage facility to store your goods for some time if you’re not ready to move into your new home just Yet usually professional companies will give you a first or second month’s of your storage for free but that depends between moving companies just make sure that they have that option and that possibility and even if they use a third party storage facility they’ll make sure to inform you who that is and how it’s going to be stored
What will be the final cost of the service of the moving service?
usually, professional loading companies give you a ballpark estimate first then they double-check all of your belongings and give you a final price make sure that you double triple and quadruple check with them that there are no hidden costs involved in this estimate and if there is nothing extra that you’re moving that the price is gonna stay the same, the biggest problem in the United States of America for the past twenty years with moves is just that the difference between the estimate and the final cost of the myth that’s the main problem, so one of those questions that you should ask your moving company is how much is gonna cost.
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