The time has come for your big move…..maybe you need a Daytona Beach moving company, or, perhaps, you need a long distance mover. But, moving day is not exactly a stress-free event for many of us.
While it’s always an option, doing it yourself can be fraught with risk and unintended consequences. So, let’s assume you have decided to hire a moving company to get you to your new destination safe and sound.
Now the challenge becomes selecting the right moving company/professional for your move. Certainly, it can be a daunting task. Luckily, I have zeroed in on 4 ways to help you pick the right moving professional for your move.
1) Be sure the moving representative you talk to is affiliated with a reputable moving company that you recognize
There are a lot of mom & pop moving companies out there…and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
However, if you:
a) Need a high level of reliable trust indicators when selecting your moving company
b) Have a larger home with lots of expensive or precious furnishings and belongings.
Then, it's time to turn to a moving company with a long track record and a reliable reputation that you can trust. You’ll want a company that will protect all of your precious belongings using the latest wrapping and packing techniques.
Unfortunately, there are movers that take risky shortcuts and don’t invest in properly training their administrative and packing/moving staff. It only takes a few bumps and grinds during the moving process to lead to minor (or major) disasters.
So choose wisely and inquire into their ongoing training and how exactly it works.
2) Investigate the online reviews for the moving companies you are getting quotes from
When checking reviews, beware of the review fraud that is rampant on the internet. It’s important to confirm that at least some are independently verified. Unfortunately, many of the reviews you see on moving company websites can be edited and selectively posted.
When you get some experience reading reviews, you will quickly learn how to spot the fakes from the real McCoy’s. When it comes to hiring ANY home services company, reputation is extremely important to me.
I simply will not invite someone into my home without some independent verification that they are competent and trustworthy. I strongly suggest you do the same.
Keep in mind that all companies will get at least some negative reviews. This comes with the territory when you service thousands of customers over many years. Look at each review individually and look for trends in the types of complaints, keeping in mind that you just can’t satisfy everyone all the time.
As long as most of their reviews are excellent that is a good indicator as to what you can expect. I look for overall review ratings of at least 3.9 or higher out of 5 total. (The higher the better of course).
The way moving companies respond to negative reviews is an indicator of their culture (or the lack thereof) when it comes to handling complaints. This, in turn, speaks volumes for the character of that moving company.
If the negative reviews get no response at all, that is an excellent indicator that they simply do not care about 100% satisfaction.
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3) When obtaining a moving quote from a qualified moving professional, be sure to get it in writing
To help avoid misunderstandings down the line, it is imperative that you get your quote in writing. An experienced moving company leaves nothing to chance. They’ll ask all the right questions and ensure that your moving quote is detailed, including all of the services and options you are looking for.
At Movers Daytona Beach, I use technology like smart phones and software that will allow me to offer you a complete, rock-solid moving quote that you can count on to be 100% accurate. Plus, this technology allows me to offer your quote remotely without having to interrupt your already busy life and waste of bunch of your precious time.
In the end, you’ll want to avoid unforeseen complications or misunderstandings to ensure that your move goes as smoothly as humanly possible.
4) Ask your neighbors, friends, and family for reliable moving company referrals!
It’s the 6 degrees of separation thing - you probably know somebody who knows somebody that had to move recently. Take advantage of an excellent resource that you can trust and inquire as to how their experience was.
I hope this has been helpful…..now let’s get moving !!
...Your personal moving pro!