7 Things That Make a Good Moving Company
Alongside planning and budgeting, having to deal with the physicality of packing and moving can be a herculean task. That’s why it is advisable to hire the best movers you can afford. Let’s look at 7 things that make a good moving company.
They Are Licensed & Insured
You can find a lot of movers offering a great deal on the service, but there is a good chance that they are working without a license or insurance. If you want to make sure your goods are safe and protected until they reach the new destination, make sure you pick a company that is licensed and insured.
They Are Fairly Priced
A good moving company will be upfront and transparent with their rates and give you an estimate without leaving any room for confusion. A good mover will give you a clear picture of the complete cost associated with the service.
They Will Have Sufficient Resources
Just owning a truck isn’t enough to be a good moving company. They need the vehicles to facilitate transporting your goods without any damage. The equipment to handle any possible scenario and the workers should be trained to use the equipment and handle the goods with utmost care.
They Focus on Providing Good Customer Service
Having all the resources will help one become a good mover, but the essence of a good company lies in the way the customers are treated. If the company isn’t serving the customers the way it should, there is no point in having any resources or offering the most competitive rates. A good company will make you feel welcomed and instill trust in you that your goods are in safe hands.
They Are Informative & Communicative
A good mover will have knowledgeable and communicative staff to answer all your queries. They should explain how their process works, what is to be expected, and what is not acceptable to them. Your communication with the company should be two-way, where they listen to your needs and answer questions clearly and effectively.
They Have a Solid Track Record
Online reputation is another important factor that determines the quality of a mover business. Do they have an online presence with an updated website? What are their clients saying about them? Having a good track record for being on time, taking good care of clients’ belongings, and offering a fair price sets good movers apart from their competition.
They Have Storage Facilities
Often, clients who are moving their goods from one area to another may need to find a warehouse to store some of their things.
Now that you have an idea of what to look for in a good mover you can protect yourself.
If you feel you have been a victim of a rogue mover, please contact:
New Jersey Warehouse and Movers Association – njmovers.com
Better Business Bureau, www.bbb.org
Division of Consumer Affairs, https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/
Blog Submission; Karen Mantzouranis, Main Street Movers and NJWMA Vice-President