how to choose a moving company

How to Choose a Moving Company

Choosing the right movers can make or break the outcome of your move. Many people’s biggest complaints about professional moving is large changes in estimated cost, lost items, and damaged items. Having the right team on your side is important. We’ve put together some tips regarding how to choose a moving company for you. 

Do your research

When looking into moving companies in your area, make sure you do your research. Look into the companies themselves and check their reviews on reputable platforms such as Google and Yelp. Reviews often are great ways to indicate whether a company is conducting business aboveboard or not. 

Conduct a thorough walkthrough

When getting estimates, be aware of how much time the estimator is spending inspecting the space. If they are quickly running through the process, it’s likely there will be additional costs that will be unaccounted for during the initial walkthrough. The more thorough the walkthrough, the more accurate your estimate will be. 

Shop around

Different companies offer different rates and services available, so it’s always a good idea to shop around. If you go with the first company you reach out to, you may be losing out on a better deal with more experienced movers elsewhere. The more information you have the better equipped you are to choose the right company for your move. 

Be aware of extra fees

During your walkthrough you will want to have a conversation about any potential additional costs incurred during your move. It’s not rare to have movers pile on additional costs, so make sure to be clear on the costs.

Choose the right contract 

There are different types of contracts for moving companies. It’s important to be aware of their differences so you have a good understanding of what you’re signing up for. The different types of contracts include:

A non-binding estimate: The company cannot require payment more than 10% above the estimate originally provided. Overages paid within 30 days of your move. 

A non-binding to exceed estimate: You will not have to pay for any overages to your estimate. The original estimate is the maximum amount charged. 

A binding estimate: A guaranteed price for the move, including any additional services and costs incurred. Extra fees due within 30 days of your moving day.

Contact Real Pro Movers 

Real Pro Movers delivers exceptional customer service on top of helping make your moving day a special memory instead of a task to manage. We are proud to offer professional, cost-effective, and reliable moving services for both commercial and residential moves. We hire experienced team members and train them the Real Pro way, emphasizing efficiency, professionalism, and compassion. With expert equipment on-hand, have the right tools for the task at hand. If you are looking to hire the right movers for you, look no further. Contact Real Pro Movers today for a free quote.

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