Finding the right mover can feel as stressful as the move itself. There are many options out there, and it can be overwhelming. The priority is to get your belongings from your old location to the new location smoothly and efficiently. Deciding which corporate mover is right for you is a crucial decision, and the result can help ease the transition or make it more challenging.
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7 Tips to Help You Select the Right Corporate Mover
Moving is challenging and requires a lot of work, but the right movers can make the experience run smoothly. Researching movers may feel overwhelming because of the numerous options, but finding a trustworthy company will be worth it. The following are seven tips to help you select a mover:
Look at Good and Bad Reviews
The reviews will help you get a good idea about the mover’s business operations and client treatment. If the bad reviews outnumber the good reviews, that is a warning screaming out at you. Moving day is stressful enough without adding on movers who treat your belongings poorly or have no desire to form a good relationship with their clients.
Ask the People You Know
Google searching can feel daunting. There are many corporate movers, not all of which are legally registered or reliable. Before going to Google, look to colleagues, office managers, and others who have needed a commercial moving company before. Likewise, if you are working with a real estate agent, building manager, or facilities manager, they most likely can refer you to a moving company that they trust.
Look at More than One Estimate
When looking for the perfect mover, do not just look at one company. You should explore multiple options. Finding the right corporate mover should take careful consideration. Ask at least three separate moving companies for an estimate before making your final decision.
Watch Out for Red Flags
Pay close attention to estimates when you are searching. Suppose an estimate is unusually low or the moving company provides an estimate over the phone or online without sending a representative to see the extent of the job. These could be signs of a scam. When the moving company presents the estimate, note how professional or unprofessional the representative seems. Movers who show up late, seem unsure of their abilities, and cannot answer your questions may indicate an illegitimate business.
Another sign that the business may not be legitimate is when they ask for money up front. Most reputable moving companies will not ask for a cash deposit before you move. If the company seems too eager for the money before the move, consider this a red flag. Additionally, be wary of movers showing up in a rented moving van. Most professional companies will own their equipment.
Mover Should Be Licensed and Insured
Licensed interstate movers are issued a USDOT number from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If you are moving out of state, you can request the company’s USDOT number to verify the moving company’s license. You may use the FMCSA’s website to file the request. Should you file a claim against the company later, you will need the company’s USDOT number.
Check the Better Business Bureau
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) keeps track records of moving companies that you can access for free on their site. BBB lists accredited companies with good ratings. If the moving company you are considering is not listed with the BBB, consider selecting a different company.
Find a Mover Who’s a One-Stop-Shop
When moving your business, it’s crucial to find a company that not only plans and executes the move, but also helps you with others projects such as storage, installation, and everything in between. If they don’t do these tasks themselves, consider a company that has partnerships with other trades like electricians, carpenters, recycling, repurposing, etc. so that they can bill the client on one invoice and keep the process simple.
Contact American Moving & Installation, a Corporate Moving Company in Boston
American Moving & Installation is proud to be a certified Women-Owned business. Our founder, Kathleen Rowell, has championed new approaches to commercial moving, helping American Moving & Installation stand out against the masses. Our one-stop-shop, woman-owned, union company can handle any sized location, from a small office to a large corporation. Our movers are determined to work diligently to help your company set up in your new location and stay within your budget. At American Moving & Installation, we are client-driven and committed to providing the best commercial moving and installation services. For more information about our services, fill out our contact form or call us at (781) 878-8000.