How to Find the Right Moving Company

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

Moving Day

 

 

Part of buying or selling a home involves moving, and if you are thinking of hiring a moving company, there are things you should check into prior to signing on the dotted line if you plan to get from House A to House B with all of your belongings!

  • Check HERE to see if the company has been blacklisted.
  • Check HERE to see if your moving company is Certified.
  • Check the BBB to see if they have a rating, or if there have been complaints filed against the company.    There are a few with A+ ratings.
  • Legitimate movers include a Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) registration number in their advertising and web site.
  • If the moving company is crossing State lines, they have to register with the Federal Motor Carriers Association, and need a USDOT number.    You can check this at   -                     http://www.safer.fmcsa.dot.gov/CompanySnapshot.aspx           

 

Now that you feel good about the validity of the moving company, be sure to get a solid estimate in writing.   This will prevent extra charges surprises on the day of the move.   Read and understand the contract completely before you sign it.

Place the approximate value on your goods.   Most companies have several valuation options to cover your belongings.

 

 

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Moving can be very stressful, take the stress out while organizing this move, and due your due diligence before it is too late!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Joan, finding the right mover can make all the difference between a horrid experience and relief. Luckily for me, I have a great mover to recommend--they never disappoint.

Nov 30, 2018 08:25 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
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This is SO important. Our neighbor just told us about his brother's nightmare. They hired a cheap moving company and they're paying for it in a big way. One of the movers stole the wife's checkbook and proceeded to write $2,000 worth of checks in one night. Then they stole the car. They had OnStar and got the car back, but not in good condition.

They've installed a security system, but don't feel safe in their new home since looking out the window and seeing one of those men across the street watching the house.

Do your due dilligence and use a reputable mover!

 

Nov 30, 2018 09:24 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What a great post, Joan! If I hear complaints about anything when people move, it's about their movers! You've shared some wonderful resources here.

Dec 01, 2018 05:03 AM #19
Rainmaker
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

This is essential information for all people considering a move.  As many have noted, the links in the post are amazing.

Dec 01, 2018 08:13 AM #20
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty sadly we do hear this, and wish they had found these sites!  So sorry to hear! 

Dec 02, 2018 07:12 AM #21
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anita, I so agree!  Moving is stressful anyway, coupled with a bad moving company can be a complete disaster.

Dec 02, 2018 07:13 AM #22
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Roy, I hope those moving will read my post.

Dec 02, 2018 07:13 AM #23
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hannah, nice of you to have this list! 

Dec 02, 2018 07:14 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lottie, that does give you an edge with your clients! 

Dec 02, 2018 07:14 AM #25
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Marte Cliff that would be AWFUL, and so sorry to hear.    When you hire cheap movers, you get what you pay for though!   Still hard to read though! 

Dec 02, 2018 07:15 AM #26
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, hope some use these resources and prevent a bad experience with their moving day! 

Dec 02, 2018 07:16 AM #27
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sharon, hope this post is helpful with those who are moving.

Dec 02, 2018 07:16 AM #28
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Great post Joan. I'm sure folks will find this very useful...I sure would. 

Dec 02, 2018 08:21 AM #29
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Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Very useful advice!  Difficult to pick a moving company--you really never know until they arrive if the service will be what's expected.

Dec 03, 2018 11:56 AM #30
Rainmaker
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Susan McCall, Independent Listing and Buyer Agent
Compass Realty Solutions - Portland, OR
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An interesting twist by my mover.... When I moved across country the mover walked through my house before it was totally packed, on a  Friday for pickup on Monday.  Little did I know he was scoping out what he personally wanted.  After I had moved and was unpacking and getting things organized I was appalled to discover that he had taken a bunch of stuff.  How did he do this you may ask?  He just left the items he was taking off the inventory sheet.  There were pages and pages of items and it wasn't possible to go through the inventory sheets before I paid for the move, which had to be in the form of a cashier's check.  I didn't have access to these sheets before I paid the driver.  It was a nightmare!!!!  He made it so difficult to file a claim, that I didn't!!!  This was a nationwide well known company, so the moral of this story is if they want to get you they will!!!!

Dec 03, 2018 03:08 PM #31
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Debb, it is a good starting point for those with no idea where to start.

Dec 04, 2018 06:39 AM #32
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Mary, that is completely correct.

Dec 04, 2018 06:39 AM #33
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Susan McCall, Everyone needs a home that is awful, and just moved 3 months ago, and they never did do a list of items, but only moved 7 minutes down the road, and was following them.  So sorry you had to deal with this!

Dec 04, 2018 06:41 AM #34
Rainmaker
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

We are very fortunate to have partnered with a mover who delivers all the best in customer service and we treasure that relationship as do our clients.

Dec 13, 2018 02:52 AM #35
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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HI Joan Cox - This is such an invaluable post. So much so that I will reblog it at a future date.  Thank you for posting this to help our clients.  

Dec 13, 2018 05:26 AM #36
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