Wednesday, June 27, 2012

8 Things Your Movers Don't Want You To Know - #5 & 6

Make That ‘Quotes’, Plural

When it comes to getting the quote, let market competition work for you. Movers would love for you take their offer without shopping around, but you could wind up paying too much or not getting the best bang for your buck.
Get at least three written estimates, but don’t just select the lowest price. As with any product or service, you want the best combination of quality and cost. Get written, itemized estimates from multiple moving companies in your area, then choose which one looks best. And if you’re having trouble deciding, don’t hesitate to ask for references.

Check Their Credentials

Avoiding scams or misconduct is often a simple matter of sticking with a licensed and reputable moving company. Fortunately, there are certain boxes that can be checked off to ensure that you’re working with a legitimate mover.

If you’re moving from one state to another, the moving company must be registered with the FMCSA, which you can confirm by looking the company up on And for the sake of your property, make sure the mover offers liability insurance as required by law.

Any legitimate moving company will be insured and bonded and be a part of a legitimate trade association. You can always find someone on Craigslist and those people are going to cost less, but there’s a reason they cost less. You won’t be able to recover any damages from them.

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