If you have a house full of goods, it can be difficult to move, even if you take the help of friends. Whether moving across town or to another state entirely, you may need to hire the professional services of a mover. Unfortunately, the moving business is rife with incompetence and even outright scam artists, so you need to be careful before you decide who to go. So, how do you find a mover?
The reputation and longevity are all in this case, so be sure and do some research before putting your assets into the hands of strangers. Your first step will be the yellow pages or the online equivalent. There you’ll be able to find the names of each mover in your city, giving you a list of potential companies to work with.
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As silly as it sounds, you might consider giving greater priority to those who put in large ads the phone book, as this is a clear sign of prosperity and bad companies rarely prosper long. At the same time, this type of display should be far from the only factor in your decision-making.
Once you have a list to start, go online and start doing more research. Look for companies that have a nice professional website with additional information. The Internet is a tool too pervasive that any company of interest should be no web presence now. It may be a bit premature to strike out the names simply because they do not have a website but it would not be the worst idea in the world.
Look for websites that expose rate so you do not have to jump through hoops to find out what companies charge for basic services. You will need to repeat this on the phone with the final contenders of course, but the site should give you a basic idea before you settle on a moving company.