Five Points To Consider When Choosing a Moving Company

September 2nd, 2019

You’ve bought a new house, and you’re well on your way to selling your present home. The next step is to get the contents of your home from Point A to Point B, affordably and in the same condition they started. You can always do it yourself by recruiting your friends and family and tempting them with free food and drinks, or you can hire a professional moving company. If you choose the latter, follow these five suggestions for a positive moving experience.

1. Ask Around. Your best research will come from asking your friends and colleagues for referrals. Moving companies can offer the world, but then come up short on those promises. Those who have “been there, done that” will be able to send you in the right direction or head you off a wrong path you might have chosen on your own.
2. Get Three Quotes. The only way you’re really going to know if you’re getting good value is to get more than one quote. The rule of thumb is three. You don’t want to get too many because it can be overwhelming, but you certainly don’t want to get fewer. You need to see what your options are for services and price.
3. Ask a Lot of Questions. And get the answers in writing. Leave nothing up to chance. You are trusting them with your most prized, most valuable and most expensive possessions. Insist on knowing how they pack specific items, where they store them if there is a delay at closing time, what temperature the truck is kept at, where it is stored overnight if the move takes more than a day, etc.
4. Verify Everything. By everything we mean that they are accredited, that they are located in the place stated on their paperwork, that they have ample insurance and anything else you think you need to know. You can also check your local Better Business Bureau and online reviews like Google and Yelp.
5. Follow Your Intuition. Did they show up on time for your appointment? Do they have their own trucks – because if they have to rent them to move your items, there could be a delay. Do they seem professional? If you have any doubts or see red flags, move on to another company.

Moving day can be very stressful, so the last thing you need is to worry about the people you’ve entrusted your life’s possessions too. Do all your homework upfront and make a decision not based solely on price, but on value, trustworthiness and experience. If you’re moving into a Brandywine Homes new community, you’ll be in good company with all your new neighbors. You can share your moving experiences at your first neighborhood party!

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