Moving to a new home is a big event, whether you’re relocating across town or across the country. It can also be costly, but focusing on the price alone may ultimately cost you a lot. Nevertheless, doing a little research is worth it. Of all of the resolutions you need to make when intending move, clearly the most essential one is which moving company you need to hire.
The process of hiring a good mover can seem troublesome (not to mention expensive). The moving and storage industry is very competitive, which signifies that you have an almost limitless number of movers to select from. And in any highly-competitive industry, several of the companies competing for your business are better and more dependable than others. By doing your research, you can save money and avoid scams. If you are moving in or out of Palo Alto, here are some of the most important things to remember when looking for a good residential moving company
Set Up an In-Home Estimate
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Make sure you ask at least three moving companies to come to your house and do an in-home estimate in the order of your least favorite to your most favorite company. If they refuse to go to your house to do an in-home estimate, move on and choose another company. Be certain that you are aware up front if the company will be doing the move themselves, or if they will be sub-contracting the job to another vendor. If they won’t be relocating you themselves, then you should hire another company.
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You want to make sure that the moving company can solicit and operate business legally. Look for their business license and declaration (“dec”) page from their insurance policy.
Check Their Office
You should also take a look at their office to make sure that the company is precisely who they say they are. Check out their trucks and storage facility. Be certain that their trucks are permanently marked with the company’s brand. A few rogue movers will show up on the day of the move with a magnetic sign affixed to the door of a rental truck, so it’s prudent to know as much about them as you can in advance.
Clarify the Fees
There is no such thing as a cheap and good moving services. So the question is not whether a moving company is expensive, but whether hiring their services is cost-effective. Moving companies can opt to charge and bill in numerous ways, so make sure you completely understand what employing their services will cost you. Ensure that you are also clear on the payment process for any bills you incur.