Choosing a moving company to take your furniture and other belongings from one place to another is something you need to think very carefully about. There are many service providers offering moving solutions, but how do you know they are reliable? What can you do to make sure you have chosen the right moving company?

We have put together a list of things you need to do before you decide on the moving company to hire. It may seem a little time-consuming, but it will be worth your while.

1: Check Them Out in Full

The 21st century is very much social-media orientated. Moving companies will certainly have a social media presence, so take a little time and check them out on the main social media platforms. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about a company this way. Pay special attention to bad reviews, and also to how they were handled. A good moving company will respond to these with an explanation of how the problem was rectified. Tae the time to look at all information including the company website, and compare each one.

2: Ask About their License

If you are looking for a Raleigh moving company that you can trust then one essential thing to do is ensure they have the correct license. Many states require that moving companies ate licensed with them in order that the service they provide can be checked regularly. For example, in the Raleigh Triangle area, John’s Moving and Storage is a fully-licensed moving company offering a range of services, so that’s one name to add to your list.

3: Talk To Them

It’s tempting to simply pick a name out of the many moving companies that you find in the area, but it won’t result in the best service. You really do need to talk to your moving company about their service and their past customers. Ask to speak to the person who will be managing your job, both in organising it and on the day in question, and also ask who will be on the team on the day. You want to be certain they are trained professionals who understand how to pack and handle the items you need to move, rather than simply hired hands who re booked for the day. Our advice is to make a list of things you need to ask; a good moving company will answer every question you have.

4: Get a Full Quotation

Don’t skimp on the details when requesting a quotation. There are many things that the moving company needs to know and see before they can give you a price, and you want it to be an accurate quote.  Let them look around, show them any specialist items you may have, tell them of your concerns and requirements, and get them to give you a written quote – that way, you have something to refer to in the event they try to change the price.

5: Look For Red Flags

There are some clear indications that all is not well with a moving company that you  should look out for. We’ve mentioned poor reviews, and that is a definite red flag. You should also beware of one company that gives much cheaper estimates than others, as the old saying ‘it’s too good to be true’ most likely applies! And, don’t accept an estimate that comes without someone seeing what you have to move.

Basically, check out a few of the local moving companies, and see which one has the best reputation with former customers – that way, you stand the best chance of picking the best movers.

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