Choose The Right Moving Company

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty North Atlanta Real Estate Lis. # 272855

Choose The Right Moving Company

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty 678-665-2887

 

Moving is challenging and not all moving companies are equal. There are many companies to choose from and there are some that will take advantage of their customers. Choose the right moving company will make moving smoother. Here are several recommendations to keep in mind.

 

1. Confirm The Mover Is Licensed And Insured

Make sure the moving company has insurance. If anything is damaged during the move, the moving company's insurance should cover the cost.  Inquire how you should file a complaint if there are limits to the coverage. Confirm the company also has an operating license for moves from one state to another. When a mover has all of these requirements, they are more apt to meet with your needs and give you peace of mind.

 

2.  Find References

Check with friends and family on any experiences they had with their movers. If you cannot find any references to movers from friends or relatives, check with the Better Business Bureau. Review the mover's record and any history of complaints.

 

3. Make Sure The Mover Has A Place Of Business

Some moving companies do not give out a business address online, or are reluctant to give you an address. Visit the company's office location before making your decision. You can see what their company looks like, how professional they are and how they operate.

 

4.   Necessary Documents

If you are moving to a different state you need the following documents

 

Order For Service - An official document that authorizes the moving company to transport your household goods on your behalf.

 

Written Estimate - Get a written estimate from several movers. Be careful of very low estimates. Some companies use the low price to get a contract and then ask for more money later.

 

Table Of Measurements  - inventory of all items being moved.

 

In addition, introduce yourself to the movers.  The movers will be in your home and they will need to know where everything is located.  Instructions should be clear, such as where items go, what stays, etc. 

 

 5. Mover's Policies On Gratitudes

Askthe sales representative what the movers will expect. They typically accept beverages and cold water. Lunch is always a good idea. And movers will appreciate a place where they can wash up and use the bathroom. Let the movers know before the moving process begins.


6. Driver Is Typically In Charge

If you have any problems with the movers or the process, speak with the driver as he is usually the one in charge. Expect professional courtesy. If you have any problems, report them to the company headquarters after the moving process is over or if there is anything that needs to be addressed earlier. 

 

For more tips on moving, selling or buying a home contact The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty 678-665-2887.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choose The Right Moving Company

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Mary Ellen Vanaken

The Mary Ellen Vanaken Team of Keller Williams Realty

678.929.6529

mary@mevhomes.com

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Mary - Thank you for sharing an excellent list of information about choose the right moving company.

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