Choosing the right moving company is one of the things that can help make your relocation experience pleasant and stress-free. To ensure this; however, you will have to be quite picky when looking for a mover. Asking them questions is one way of getting the information you need to make an informed decision. Here are three sample questions that might help you decide on which moving company to hire.
- Is your company operating legally? Is it licensed?
The first thing you need to find out is if the moving company you have chosen has a license. Find out if it is a member of a moving company organization or association. If it is and if you are shown a copy of their license, you are safe. Legal and licensed moving companies are the ones you can rely on because they are guaranteed to follow federal laws. Also, these are the types of companies that operate and perform their tasks professionally.
- How long has your moving company been operating in the industry?
Now that you know the company is licensed, it’s time to find out more about their reputation in the moving and relocation industry. A moving company that has been in the business for more than two years is more experienced than one that has only been in the industry for a year. However, since length of service or operation does not guarantee high-quality and reliable services, you need to follow up this question with “How many of your current clients have been with you since the time you started?”. The answer to this question will tell you a lot about the professional reputation of the company.
- What kind of moving/relocation services do you offer?
Finally, ask for more details about the kind of moving services they offer. Some companies offer only loading, delivery, and unloading; while others provide packing and unpacking services as well. Asking will help you decide what kind of moving package to avail of. Likewise, it will help you determine how much you will need to spend. Of course, when you ask about their services, you also have to ask about their rates!