Finding your professional moving company may sound time-consuming and, frankly, boring. I mean, we hear you—who wants to interview a bunch of strangers about pricing and packing and driving and, well, all of it?
Let us help. When you know the right questions to ask and the right steps to take when choosing your professional movers, your battle is halfway over.
Let’s discuss the best way to hire a professional moving company, in just three simple steps.
Step 1: Referrals
If you’re looking to truly trust your movers check out references, ask for referrals, get recommendations—all of them will be your best friend.
Most of us have moved at least once in our lifetime, so getting some insight from friends, family, and coworkers is a great place to start this quest.
Don’t think you have to spend a fortune on quality movers either, yes you want professionals, but pricing should be somewhat comparable between companies. Don’t get conned into paying for a name.
Once you have some moving company referrals, do your due diligence and look them up online, check to see if they’ve been blacklisted at movingscam.com. Find out their policy with day-laborers, how long they’ve been in business, are their movers background checked? Are they insured? Can they provide licensing info? Any questions that are important to you, call and ask.
Checking out their website, Google reviews, and social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn) can get you lots of intel on them, too.
Step 2: Get a quote
It’s imperative that you make sure to detail the specifics of your items to be moved. A company may come to your home or office to give you an estimate, show them every single room, every closet, the stuff in the attic and the garage.
All of the belongings to be moved by the professional movers need to be known to the professional movers. This will alleviate any surprises in the future for the movers and for your price quote.
If your moving team shows up and you have more furniture than previously discussed, your movers do not have to move the items at the original price, agreed-to or not.
You should also be sure the movers know about any restrictions or moving guidelines beforehand. If you’re moving into an apartment and can only use the elevator between 10 and 2, they should know that right away. If they can’t park in certain areas during certain times, they should know that right away. You get the point.
Most Denver area professional moving services offer a no-obligation quote, take advantage of this service.
Step 3: Decision time
Compare and contrast your bids. We recommend getting at least five so that you can make an educated decision.
Remember, money isn’t everything in this process. Any bids that are excessively high or excessively low should be steered clear of. If you liked a company but are questioning their quote price, don’t be afraid to pick up the phone. Find out why the cost is so high. Asking questions will give you details into how the company works.
Maybe pricing was higher with a certain mover because they’re traveling farther to get to you. Maybe they need to rent something special for your move because they don’t already have it on hand. Find out the ins and outs of questionable pricing and you may be able to negotiate some terms.
Very important here: make sure the moving company you choose is licensed and insured to handle every aspect of your move. If they aren’t set up legally, you don’t want any part of it.
Now that you feel comfortable and confident with one of the professional movers, your decision has been made!
We’re not here to tell you that moving can be totally stress-free, whether you hire a professional mover to help you or not, you’ll find stress along the way. That said, if you can find yourself a team of movers that will help support you through this life event, it will be much more efficient, lessening your load, and creating some space between you and the move.
Knowing how to find a professional moving company doesn’t have to be part of your stress, just stick to these steps and you’ll have yourself some quality movers before you know it.
We’d be happy to talk with you about your upcoming move, let us help. Call us today or ask for a quote online.