Moving day is fast approaching, and you still haven’t lined up a South Florida moving company to handle it for you. You’re not alone. Plenty of people put off this important job because of concerns about hiring the wrong moving company.
That’s understandable, too. Some moving companies have run scams on people in South Florida, and some simply aren’t that good at the job.
However, there are ways to eliminate these problems. By asking the right questions, you can remove any potential South Florida moving companies from your list that don’t give the right answers.
Here are some questions to ask
Moving companies should offer you the opportunity to buy third-party insurance for your belongings. Remember, moving companies are not insurance brokers They should offer you the chance to work through a third party that insures their moving clients.
It hardly makes sense to give someone a quote on the telephone without first seeing what it is they want moved. It’s possible, but not ideal. The best moving companies will send someone to your home who will look over the items you wanted moved and provide a written estimate.
Estimates should be free, in writing, and should not change once the price is agreed upon.
Does the moving company offer packing and unpacking service? Will they do light assembly and disassembly of items, such as beds? Do they offer crating services for valuable objects, such as art pieces? The answers to all these questions should be yes. The best companies also offer storage space if you need to temporarily house your possessions before, during, and after a move.
The higher-end South Florida moving companies are fully licensed to handle moves across town, across the state, and across the country. They will have the paperwork to demonstrate this, as well. Ask to see it and all related documents. You can also check with the state to see if a moving company has been licensed.
Another thing to check is the experience of the company. Unless you are willing to go with a brand-new company, you’ll want to both ask them for their years of experience and types of moves they handled. You will also want to look online, reading reviews of the company from customers, both good and bad. You’ll also want to see any testimonials the company offers on its website.
These are the main questions you should ask any potential moving company. If they cannot answer these questions in the right way, move on. Your items are too important to put in the hands of a South Florida moving company you don’t completely trust.
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