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Three Things to Ask a Prospective Moving Company

January 8, 2015

 

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Job or military relocation can be a really stressful process for anyone, which is why people who are doing it often turn to relocation companies to help them move. Just when the real estate search and the home buying process is over, but before you can start doing the million things to do before moving into a new home, you need to find a reliable moving company to help you. Here are three things you need to ask a prospective moving company for.

1. For Referrals
The first thing you should ask prospective relocation services is for a few referrals from past customers. This is one way to gauge the reliability of a company, because they should have no problem giving you a couple of referrals to check out — if they don’t, they may have something to hide. Furthermore, getting referrals can help you get an idea of what the experience with the company is going to be like, which might be hard to gauge otherwise. It’s also worth asking these referrals if they have any relocation tips to share with you.

2. What Their Rates Are
Another question you need to ask a relocation company before hiring is what their rates are and how they charge. Relocation costs can add up quickly, and while it does take time it might save you quite a bit of money by shopping around. You also don’t want any surprises when you get the bill, so ask if they charge by time, weight, or by piece, and if the company will charge for certain other factors like if there is a flight of stairs in the new or old home, for example.

3. If the Company is Licensed and Insured
It’s also worth asking if the company is licensed and insured. Not all companies are, but you’ll probably want to find one that is, just for some peace of mind and knowing that your belongings are in good hands and covered in the event that something gets lost or broken.

Do you have any other advice for people looking for a relocation company or relocation tips? Feel free to share them with us in the comments section. More information like this.

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