Comparing Moving Companies Online: Do’s & Don’ts

Shopping online means, first of all, you have to compare the available options to get products and services and then finalize the best possible deal. Researching things like price, offers and discounts, user reviews, and technical specifications before buying makes you get a good deal so you don’t need to regret your decision later. In the same way, you should be comparing moving companies in just the same way.

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When comparing moving companies it’s good to be organized. A simple spreadsheet can help a great deal!

Why? To get the best service!

But before you opt for any one of the state to state moving companies working in the network of Moving Apt you should know the dos and don’ts when comparing online. If you are looking for a guide to do it in the right manner then you have come just to the right place. Let’s go! 

Do: Research a moving company deeply
Don’t: Hire your cousin’s boyfriend 

One of the best ways to find out the right one is by going through the website. Check whether they are insured and have good ratings at the better business bureau or not. Check if they are professional and have mentioned the license number on the website or not. All the legal movers operating out there have been issued a USDOT number by the federal motor carrier safety administration so make sure you hire the one only who is authorized to provide these services. 

You should not consider any company just by knowing that one of your relatives knows a mover of the organization. Be sure they are authorized and legal to give services. 

Do: Start your research early
Don’t: Don’t leave the job at the last minute 

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Even when you know that you are conducting research online on the same sofa where you are sitting online. But if you are leaving the job at the last moment as you are thinking that you can do it with ease and it requires less time then you are completely wrong. It is recommended you start your search for the right moving and storage services company as soon as you have decided to move to another place. The sooner you will start the better moving organization options you will get to select from and the better deals and discounts you can grab from them. So, consider this as a rule of thumb for a smooth-moving experience. 

Do: Request at least three moving estimates 
Don’t: Get a moving quote just from one company and hire the same 

Yes, doing background research on the companies is crucial to know whether they can meet your needs and requirements or not but pick out the best one, it is recommended you get estimates from more than three movers. To get accurate estimates, you should provide more accurate details to them, then compare the quotes you get. This will help you to prepare your budget well which means you can prepare for your move in the right manner. Trust only those which are binding ones and then compare those based on things like the charges, special services, discounts and discounts offered by different companies, and so on.  

Do: Pick an organization that charges based on weight  
Don’t: Hiring the ones that charge as per the volume of cargo or vehicle chosen 

The legitimate movers present out there usually charge based on the weight of the shipment. But many companies charge based on the vehicle volume measured in cubic feet and this is one of the ways that companies use to overcharge you. Getting complete quotes and checking how they charge helps you to prevent such scams. 

Do: Compare reviews, ratings, and prices 
Don’t: Ignoring what their past clients say about them 

The best movers present out there go out of the box to keep their reputation good. Don’t make up your mind just by knowing the one is licensed. Check out the reviews, ratings, and everything about them. Higher are the chances that they have happy clients only when they tend to deliver high-quality services at affordable rates.  

Wrapping It Up 

It never hurts to get ahead of the game by comparing moving companies and their provided services. Are you thinking about relocating to Louisville? This research will help you to pick out the best one. So, embark on researching the process right now. The above dos and don’ts will help you a lot.  

Tre Pryor, Realtor

Tre Pryor is the leading real estate expert in the city of Louisville. He is a multi-million dollar producer and consistently ranks in the top 1% of Louisville Realtors for homes sold. Tre Pryor has the highest possible rating—5.0 stars on Google—by his clients and is routinely interviewed by the local NBC news. Tre Pryor is a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame.