4 factors to consider when hiring a mover

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29.Sep, 201700

4 factors to consider when hiring a mover

Moving services are growing by the day, perhaps due to the lucrative nature of the business. If you are planning to move, you might find yourself not sure how to vet the best moving service. There are millions of moves happening every year in Canada and elsewhere in the world. The decision to hire movers comes instinctively to most of us. However, deciding to settle on one company becomes a challenge. I hope with these few steps you should be in a position to make a decision.

1. What are the rates?

It is important to remember that a good rate does not necessarily mean low rates; it means that most competitive rate inclusive of fuel. Also, find out if there are any hidden charges involved. Do your homework well and remember the mantra great reputation often equals great rates. Ask a quotation that is backed up with facts.

2. Moving inventory

Most movers fail the test to take your moving inventory. They will take due diligence to determine the bulk of your luggage. The inspector should check storage facilities; garage, cupboards, bookcases to identify how big your luggage is. The final quotation of your moving price should be based on the weight and the space your luggage will occupy. A blanket price that is not based on these two factors might not be an accurate representation of your cost. Movers Calgary who will go the extra step of taking account of your inventory should be among the top of your consideration list.

3. Check their online reputation

Moving services are now making an online presence. Check their Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, their reviews on sites such as Yelp. Their online reputation will give you a rough idea of how they relate to previous clients and also what other clients are saying about them. If a moving company is not scoring highly on these sites or there are complaints regarding their services you should tread lightly. These consumer reviews will guide you on the direction to take and who to engage for your moving needs.

4. License and insurance

Most people fail to find out if the company they are planning to engage is compliant with authority. You do not to start moving, and halfway the company gets into trouble with the authorities. Being compliant for a moving company or any other form of business is important to remain on the good side of the law. It also gives you the peace of mind that your goods are insured just in case anything happens during the transportation period. The fines that come from non-compliance are huge not mentioning the inconveniences that would have on you.

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