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How to Find Residential Movers

Thousands of people worldwide move into a different residential address every day. Whether it may be to a new house, an apartment, or a condominium unit, completing a move means relocating a lot of things. On paper, that sounds easy. But you have to remember that you will be moving a significant number of items along the way. At the same time, there will be some logistical issues to be addressed such as navigating passageways and carrying delicate objects. This is where hiring relocation specialists can be extremely beneficial. 

Here is a simple guide on how to find residential movers. 

1.    Look for relocation specialists - Moving companies are very popular these days because of the convenience they provide. In fact, there just might be multiple companies currently doing business near you. A quick search can yield multiple results, giving you more than enough candidates to consider. You can check out the local yellow pages. You can perform a quick online local search. You can also ask people you know for their recommendations. From there, you can create a list of local residential movers you can consider for the job.

2.    Check their credentials - A house transfer should be done as smoothly as possible. This is why it pays to enlist the services of the most qualified moving company that you can find. There are many ways to check the credentials of moving companies. Check first if they are licensed to operate in your city. There are many companies that operate without the proper papers, and these are often the companies that end up ripping off consumers. Also, look for customer feedback for their services. A company that is doing their job well will have a long list of clients recommending their services to others.

3.    Consider if you want to pack your own things - There are movers who include packing and unpacking as part of their services. Of course, that comes at an extra cost, but there are some scenarios where this can be very helpful. There are some moving companies that are highly skilled in packing items, and some of them even offer special services for handling delicate objects. When you avail of packing services, make sure to get a detailed inventory of all items being packed. However, if you are up to it, you can save a good amount of money (and make inventories easier) if you do the packing yourself. 

4.    Ask them questions - As a customer who is surveying your options, you have to ask some questions to relocation specialists you will potentially hire. You can ask them some basic questions such as the type of services they offer, the certifications and associations of their company, and other extras that they may provide. You can also ask them if they are charging extra costs for specific things such as moving items across multiple floors or for handling delicate items. How they answer these questions will give you an idea on how much expertise they have in their craft and how they handle their business.

5.    Watch how they do a walkthrough - A lot of relocation specialists will offer free inspection and quoting. Beyond assessing the possible price you will pay, their walkthrough will also prove valuable for another important reason: it helps you judge how they do their job. It is considered a red flag if they are already offering a price before they even complete the inspection of your property. They should take the time to ask about certain things such as the items you are planning to bring with you without prompting them. Their inspection should be a thorough one, and the inventory should be as accurate as possible. 

6.    Consider getting insurance - Insurance should be mandatory when you are hiring the services of a relocation specialist. This will ensure that there would be fair compensation in the event of items being lost or damaged due to improper handling. You should also check the finer details of their insurance coverage. A full replacement value protection specifies that in the event that your items get damaged due to the movers’ failure to exercise due diligence, they will have to fix, replace, or pay you an amount matching the value of the damaged item. An alternative level of liability is less expensive, but the insurance coverage is less comprehensive.

Follow the recommendations in this post to help ensure a successful move. 



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