Trying to remotely find the best long distance moving company is a difficult task, no matter what the situation. Without meeting them in person and asking local friends about their credibility, you might feel like getting suitable relocation movers is impossible.
It doesn't have to be, however. Below, we’ve outlined a few simple tips so you can be sure that you are hiring the most professional movers. Period.
License and registration
All interstate movers are required to be registered with the federal government. This license (along with a U.S. Department of Transportation number) will assure you that they are credible and in adherence with the law. Request a copy of their license so you can see for yourself. Not only will this give you the information you need, it will tell them that you are serious about security.
Better Business Bureau
No matter which state the movers are based in, there will be a Better Business Bureau through which you can research their reputation. This is a great way to see how their previous customers have felt about the service they received. A company with a lot of complaints is not one to be trusted. Use this information to ensure that your out of state movers are not only trustworthy but enjoyable to do business with.
From afar or in person, it is easy to lose sleep over the thought of a damaged or lost piece of your property. Each and every one of your household goods is important, and without seeing a mover pack them, you might begin to worry that something could happen to them without your knowledge. Openly discussing the company's insurance options will help you display to them the importance of your possessions. Be specific and ask questions to ensure that you have all the information you need.
If your research with the company's local Better Business Bureau isn't to your satisfaction, do some more local research. Online you can likely find some discussion of their reputation. Or, if you know anyone in the area, ask them. Speaking directly to people who know them will help you feel more confident in your decision.
If you are moving out of state, consider employing a national moving company. Not only will it be easier to research, you might be able to personally meet with someone who works for the company, even if it's not your actual mover.
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