How to select the best moving company

UVL_2v3_106_r300Andrews’ President Taylor Marshall recently wrote an article for Angie’s List Titled “4 Tips to pick the best moving company”. As an Angie’s List Expert, Taylor provides his thoughts on how consumers view moving companies as essentially all being the same. He explains that while most of the companies within a region will have similar rates for example, there are significant differences in how business is conducted.  The moving business is competitive and the consumer needs to have a good selection process to make a good decision because all movers are not created equal.
To make sure you select the right moving company you can follow his guidelines below:

1. You get what you pay for

There is no magic formula. Moving is labor and equipment intensive. The more men, the more hours, the more miles, the more it will cost to move. Unfortunately some movers will quote a low price to get your approval and then will proceed to pile on the additional charges. Make sure that you know what is included in your estimate.

2. Get multiple estimates

Getting multiple estimates is a good practice because you will be able to compare the estimates and ask questions to understand how and why things are being quoted a certain way. A good rule of thumb is to get three estimates.

3. Ask a lot of questions

A professional mover should ask you a lot of questions to make sure that they thoroughly understand the scope of what they’re doing and what’s most important to you. They should be happy to answer any moving related questions that you have as well.  Typically, higher caliber companies want you to ask more questions.

4. Look for great communication

Like any good service-oriented company, a professional mover should have great communication. Do they tell you how and when they’re going to communicate with you? Do they ask how you prefer to be contacted? Do you know what to expect as far as the next steps? Do you know what you’re responsible for? Great communication is the foundation for success, and it’s no accident.

Movers are not all the same. Be sure to ask each one about their pre-hiring qualifications (drug screening and background checks), training, experience, and damage claims prevention. These things differ from company to company. Don’t just get quotes. Know who you might be hiring. If you’re making your decision on price alone, you may be disappointed, and in the long run end up paying just as much, if not more.

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