As you’ve probably realized, there are a lot of moving companies out there. With so many to choose from, where do you start? Well, we’re here to help! Here is the ultimate guide for finding the perfect moving company that fits your needs.
Choose The Right Company
Make sure you choose the right moving company Berkeley for you. Many people prefer local, family owned companies to larger, corporate ones. Sometimes it is easier to deal with a small company because they are more flexible and can provide better customer service.
Get A Free Quote
Get free quotes from at least 3 different companies by shopping around, but be careful about letting the company know that you are shopping around for prices before getting a quote so that they don’t give you a lower price to win your business.
Check Out The Reviews
Check reviews online to see if the company has any negative feedback. Check with the Better Business Bureau and government websites because they may have had previous complaints filed. You can also check reviews on review sites like Google, Yelp, and Angie’s List.
Ask around for recommendations from friends or family members who have moved recently to see who they used and how the move went for them.
Check Licenses and Insurance
Make sure the company has the proper licenses necessary to move you, and that they are insured for liability.
See If They Offer Additional Services
Ask about additional services if you need them such as packing supplies, crating services, or junk removal. Be aware that not all companies offer these services and make sure to ask about any charges involved before signing a contract with them.
Ask To See Proof Of Insurance
See if the company can provide proof of insurance on their vehicles and other equipment so that you know they are liable in case something happens to any of your items during transit.
Ask For References
Ask the company for three references from current or past customers. Call those references to make sure that their move was performed satisfactorily. Make sure not to let the company know you are checking up on them before calling the references, though. This will give you an honest opinion about how well they worked together with their previous customers and how good their customer service is.
Check Out Insurance Policies
Make sure that the moving company has full value insurance coverage, which covers you in case of a total loss, and liability coverage, which covers you in case of damage to your items while they are handling them during transit.