Homeowners and renters preparing for a big move must make a series of major decisions, often very quickly. These include setting a moving date, settling on the right supplies for the job, and, most important of all, choosing a moving company. To ensure that a move goes smoothly, here are four key questions to ask when getting a moving estimate.
Is the Company Prepared to Handle My Move?
One of the most important factors in any move is making sure a moving company can handle your particular situation. Whether you’ll be moving from a rural home to an urban high-rise, or from across town to across the country, knowing that your moving company is prepared to handle your move is critical. Be sure to ask whether the movers have handled moves like yours in the past, and ask if they’re prepared to face specific obstacles like parking restrictions, steep stairs, narrow passages, elevator-free buildings, or any other issues likely to pop up during your move.
Is the Company Properly Licensed?
It may seem obvious, but in order to avoid being scammed, you’ll need to know if a moving company is officially licensed. The United States Department of Transportation issues business license numbers to all professional interstate moving companies in the country, and doing business with a company without one means rolling the dice during an already hectic period. Note that movers operating strictly within one state are licensed by that state, and they may follow state-specific requirements and regulations.
Does the Company Have References?
Hearing what others have to say about a particular company is one of the best ways to predict quality and professionalism. Before entrusting your property to a moving company, ask to see a few references and testimonials from previous clients. A variety of opinions should help you decide if the company is best suited for your big move.
Does the Company Offer Liability Coverage?
No matter how well you’ve planned your moving timeline or followed the best practices for packing, accidents still happen. In the event of a mishap, you’ll want to know that your belongings are covered. Explore the moving company’s liability coverage options and make sure they offer coverage that you’re comfortable with.
Tate The Great Moving Company, LLC helps Atlanta area homeowners and businesses move easily and with confidence, and our team is more than ready to answer any questions you might have during your moving estimate. To learn more about our residential and commercial moving services, or for specific questions, contact us online or call (770) 833-6603 today.