Hiring a moving company may sound really easy. The thing is, there’s a very good reason why people hire movers and it’s because the service provided by local movers is something that they want done in a professional manner. Not all moving companies are on equal terms when it comes to providing beyond satisfactory services to customers. There are some movers with unregulated and irresponsible employees who have no regard for the items that they are to transport. This is bad news for home owners who own a lot of fragile items. Hiring movers is ideally not a spur-of-the-moment decision since the residents are entrusting their valuable items to these professionals. It’s a good idea to do some research beforehand to find out which companies are reliable and then filter down the options to the best company available.
If there’s sufficient time before the move, checking out every moving company in the area is ideal. However, for those who are pressed for time then this is not a good method for listing down options. One way to make a quick list of reliable companies is to ask friends and relatives for any recommendations. There’s bound to be at least one person who has tried out the services of the company they are to recommend. If not, then they may know someone who has spoken out their satisfaction on the exemplary services of a certain company that they have tried.
Naturally, blindly following suggestions is also not a wise thing to do. Cross reference the moving companies suggested and check their websites for their rates as well as testimonies from past customers, if any. If no customer reviews are on their website, check out personal blogs and websites for either disgruntled or satisfied customers. Whichever the case is, their reviews are invaluable in helping to decide which moving company to hire.
If still unsatisfied with the credibility or lack thereof of a moving company, checking them out with the Better Business Bureau for any past complaints from customers is a good step. However, do consider that not all companies are perfect and that one way or another there’s bound to be one complaint. Not to mention that there are also unreasonable customers who feel too privileged and go out of the line with their demands. Comparing the number of complaints between different companies is the key and not outright eliminating any company from the list just because they have some filed against them.