Choosing a moving company can be very stressful and overwhelming. Having experience on your side is ideal when deciding to move. Many first-time movers choose to hire a professional moving company. Full service movers help pack, load, and unload your belongings which lifts the burden off of you.
Choosing the right movers to trust with your belongings is very important. Though it’s hard to foresee every hiccup, we recommend doing a little research before making the big move. To help you make the right choice, we’ve put together a list of five questions to ask before deciding on a moving company.
How long have you been in business?
The longer a company has been in business, the higher the likelihood is they conduct business appropriately. This can’t always be relied on, but it’s definitely something to consider. Newer businesses should be given a fair chance as well. Either way, it’s important to gather as much information as you can to come to a more informed decision.
Are you fully licensed?
To avoid troublesome scammers and questionable business practices, it’s important to verify that the movers you choose are properly licensed. All registered companies will have business, registration, and/or license numbers given to them. If you request to see their proof of business operation and you are denied, it’s a good sign to steer clear of that company. Most, if not all, licensed companies are listed on the Better Business Bureau website. It’s a good resource for looking into the validity of companies.
What services do you offer?
When sifting through your options for movers, consider what type of services you will be needing. If you only need some light help, budget movers might be the right choice for you. However, if you are doing a big move with large and costly pieces of furniture, it’s better to go with a more detail-oriented and established company. The more you know about your situation and needs, the better your service can be attuned to you. Full service movers usually offer free quotes. The more information you have about your needs, the more accurate the numbers will be.
Do you have the equipment I will need?
Moving large pieces of furniture such as kitchen appliances often requires specialized equipment and tools. If you don’t ask the right questions, you can be left with a team of movers who aren’t equipped properly for the job at hand. Having a team with experience and the right tools is ideal for any move. When calling around, be sure to provide them with as much detail as possible.
How long will the process take?
If you have concerns over scheduling and time, get a good idea of how long the process will take. To avoid tight timelines, we always recommend planning your move as soon as you can. Moving always takes longer than you think it will. One mishap can cause hours of delay. To make sure everyone stays on schedule, get a good idea of the timeline of the entire process.
Real Pro Movers offers full-service moving assistance to the Greater Vancouver Area. We hire professional and experienced movers who understand the demands of any type of move. Whether you are moving your business, downsizing to a cozy apartment, or moving into the big house of your dreams, we are the team for the job. For more information about how Real Pro Movers can make your moving day a success, contact us today.