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5 Tips for Choosing Moving Companies

By understanding these essential points, you can ensure that your move is handled by professionals who will provide reliable and efficient service. 

1. Check to see if they have a license.

Each state has its own rules about what you need to do to get a license to move locally within that state.

In Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation must give movers a license before they can legally provide residential moving services.

If you are moving across state lines, the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) requires that your moving company have a license.

2. Glowing Online Reviews

Reading online reviews is an excellent method to find out how a moving company performs in modern times. Don’t just go by the number of stars; read the reviews to find out what the prices are, what people say about the crew members, and how the moving company handles things when they go wrong.

3. They hire great people for their staff

Any moving company is only as good as the movers they hire. Again, internet reviews can give you a good idea of this. The crew should be made up of skilled movers with plenty of experience. Moving and loading vehicles requires skill, and movers must be trained to complete these tasks safely and effectively.

4. Compare Quotes

One of the first things to do when getting estimates from movers is to compare the prices. If each estimator did their job right, the costs of each one should be close to the same.

A red flag is a price quote that is unusually low. It’s possible that the company doesn’t have a license and is running without permission. Or, it could be to get you in the door and then charge you extra. Or, they might have made a mistake with the inventory or misread what they were supposed to do.

When you get quotes, make sure the prices are very clear and be wary of any that are much lower than the others.

5. Compare the quotes’ details

The more detailed the quote, the more likely it is that the movers can do the job for the price stated. Remember that the quote is not the final price, and that the more information you get, the better you should feel about the price. But you have to be totally transparent and open about all the things you have and the services you need.

We hope this helps you with your search and comparisons. If you have any questions about moving companies, you can call us at any time.

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