Archive for November 2nd, 2011

How to Select Reliable and Trustworthy Movers

Finding movers for your next relocation is much easier than in the past. Not so long ago, you needed to take a chance on selecting one of the movers that you found in the local phone book. You could never be certain that you were hiring a reliable mover. You may have called friends and relatives to get a recommendation, but if they never relocated, they probably were not much help. Today, that has all changed because of the convenience of the Internet. You can still call people you know to search for referrals, but many times they have not used movers, so you will need to do some research.

If you are looking for local movers, you simply type “movers” plus your zip code into a browser’s search bar on your computer. You can also enter “directory of movers” along with your zip code to find a directory that lists all the local movers. You will get a list of local movers who are closest to the zip code you entered. Once you have a list, you can simply click on each link to review their web page and see what they have to offer. Read over some of the articles on their web pages to find out as much as you can about them. Look at the “about us” page to get the movers phone number and address. Look to see if they have a city and state license, check for the insurance they carry and what guarantees they offer.

You do not need to make a decision based only on the information from a mover’s website. Check to see if they have links to review sites, and if they have a list of testimonies from people that have used them in the past. If there is no link to review sites, search online for review sites for local movers. Review sites have become very popular for finding information about a business. People like to post information about their experience. It is just as good as getting a referral from someone you know. The more reviews you read the easier it is to narrow down your list of movers and make a decision.

Contacting the Better Business Bureau is a good way to see if any complaints are on file. Searching online for information about movers can take some time. However, finding reliable and trustworthy movers for your next relocation is well worth the time it takes.