There are so many moving companies today that finding one seem easy enough. Well, that is true, finding is easy but finding a reliable one can be quite difficult. The problem with so many moving companies in the market is that competition has become so stiff that these movers resort to tricks just to attract customers and remain in the business. For example, when you read blogs and reviews about long distance movers you will most definitely encounter stories of how customers were tricked or forced by their movers into paying additional charges or else the moving companies will not deliver their belongings. You have to therefore make sure to hire only reliable movers.
Now. one thing that will show you if the movers are reliable or not is by looking at their quotation or estimates. Do not be fooled by great discounts and very low estimates. If they look too good to be true, they are indeed more likely too good to be true. Movers that offer very low estimates use this to lure customers. Usually they are the ones that force their customers to pay extra or else they will not deliver your belongings. Discounts are usually given by movers. This is quite common but if the price is too low, think about the horror stories that many homeowners have experienced because they were easily fooled the low estimates.
Second, check out the services offered by the movers. A moving company that is able to offer wide range of services is more established that a local mover. So, for example, if the company offers pods or storage containers which you can choose to temporarily keep at their storage facilities, then it shows that the company has a good share of market. Other services offered by the movers is full service move, partial full service move and do it yourself move. Knowing all the services available to you is also a good way to save on the cost of your move.
Third, there are movers that do not do the move themselves. They just subcontract the job to companies with trucks or to other moving companies. This cuts their overhead and able to make profit from the deal without cost to their company. For the customer however, in case there is a problem, they will have a hard time with the claims because there is a third party involved. For example, if your belongings got damaged during the move and make a complaint against the company everything must be settled between the two movers before you can actually get your claims. Another reason why you should avoid movers that subcontracts the job is because in most cases the subcontractors are not really professional movers. They do not have the knowledge and expertise on how to transport personal belongings.