Anyone who has moved knows how frustrating the process can be, especially if you’re trying to do it all yourself. A professional mover can ease the load immensely, but how do you choose a reputable mover?
Every year the Better Business Bureau gets tens of thousands of moving-related complaints. Consumers must beware of moving scams. So before you make your moving plans, there are a few things to think about prior to hiring a company.
If you’re looking online, be aware that some moving companies are actually moving brokers. They may hire another company to actually execute the move. In some cases the second moving company may show up with another contract for you to sign – and it may cost more than you originally agreed upon. So, if you’re researching a company, make sure it’s the company that will actually be moving you before you sign any contracts.
And, you can request an in-house estimate so the company representative can see exactly what you have in person. This saves any confusion due to over-the-phone estimates.
You can also research the company you choose on sites like www.protectyourmove.gov, to be sure you aren’t getting scammed.