How to Choose a Moving Company

How to Choose a Moving Company

Take the time to research moving companies.

So, you are moving, congratulations! Now it’s time for some research to ensure you hire the moving company that will best fit your needs, your budget, and your expectations. There are a few different ways to carry out your research: online searches, recommendations from friends and trusted contacts, or classifieds in your local newspaper are great places to start.

Once you have a short list of potential moving companies you will want to research a few key questions for each company to help you make your final decision:

  • Does the moving company just operate locally or do they also move people cross-country (of course, depending on how far you are moving this question is more or less relevant)?
  • Is the moving company experienced and have they been moving people successfully for years?
  • Is the moving company known for excellent customer service?
  • Does the moving company have the appropriate licenses and insurance?

One size does not fit all when you are choosing a moving company.

Taking the time to consider what your personal moving needs are can also help this process. Create your own checklist of what you expect from the moving company. Are you looking to hire a moving company that has access to a fleet of moving vehicles to ensure you get the moving experience you are looking for? Or perhaps hiring a family-owned moving company is really important to you to ensure you get exceptional customer service and support a family-owned business? If you are moving to a specific location, like Flagstaff, Arizona, for example, you might want to select a company from your new home, in that case you would want to create a list of potential Flagstaff moving services.

Ask potential moving companies for estimates.

Remember, you can ask potential moving companies for estimates. Estimates are a helpful tool to ensure the cost of the move will be within your budget, and, as a bonus, you get a sneak peek into how the moving company operates and how they work with and support their customers. This information can all help you choose the right moving company for you.

Moving companies should be licensed and insured, and awards and A+ ratings are also great news.

Don’t forget to research whether or not potential moving companies are licensed or not. As a Flagstaff-based moving company, Moving Management is fully licensed and insured, with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, and a number of awards under its belt, after 45 years of serving families, individuals, and corporate customers. This is what you are looking for, to provide peace of mind and the background information you need to know that you are making a good choice for your move.

Good luck with your move and give us a call if you’d like a quote.

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