Because of the complexities involved, it is essential that you use reputable movers for your long-distance relocation. But how can you tell a reputable long distance moving company from a dishonest one? This Alpha Moving and Storage blog post will offer you some simple answers and advice.
Search Terms to Help you Find a Reputable Long Distance Mover
First of all, when searching the internet for a long-distance moving company, avoid using general search terms such as “moving company” or “long-distance moving company.” Such searches will offer you hundreds of irrelevant results showcasing movers that aren’t in your area, brokers and other related service providers you want to avoid. Instead, search for “Long distance movers in Hoboken”, for example, if you live in Hoboken. Such exact searches will allow you to directly contact a mover in your area.
Sorting Out Your Search Results
Now that you’ve found a local mover, check its reputation by using the Better Business Bureau’s website. Also, ask the mover to provide you with its physical address and all the relevant license numbers.
Preparing a Movers List and Getting an Estimate
Your mover’s list should contain about three-to-five local and reputable relocation service providers. The next stage is to call each of them and for a representative to come to your house and give you an on-location estimate. On-site estimates are known to be much more accurate. Also, an on-location estimate will offer you a direct communication channel with your mover. Your relocation consultant should accompany you throughout the stages of the move, from A to Z.
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