Whether it is for your home or business, moving is a very exciting, yet stressful process. Hiring a moving company is one of the best ways to make moving quicker and more efficient. However, not every moving company is created equal. It is very important that you thoroughly research potential companies before hiring one for your move. While there are several qualities you must look for in a moving company, reputation is by far one of the most important. The highest quality moving companies will have a strong reputation.
Dangers of Hiring the Wrong Moving Company
Hiring the wrong moving company can have many frustrating consequences. If you do not thoroughly assess a moving company’s reputation before hiring, you may end up with a very difficult experience. Low-quality moving companies have many potential downsides including:
- Mishandling your items. Movers without experience or care can put your property at risk by improperly wrapping or carrying your items. There is a much higher chance that you will end up with damaged items or walls.
- Poor service. You want movers who are efficient and knowledgeable. Companies without a solid reputation are likely to provide poor service that may be slow.
- Lack of customer service. The best moving companies are always available and willing to answer your questions and concerns. The wrong companies will not provide much help, and the movers themselves may offer poor customer service.
- Fraud. In the worst cases, people will steal your money while posing as a moving company.
The best way to avoid the dangers above is to look for moving companies with a strong reputation. When searching for reputable companies, look for:
Of course, you should check the company’s website for reviews. However, it is easy to add fake reviews or delete negative reviews on your website. That is why you should also look for reviews on third-party websites like Google My Business, Yelp, and more. While no company can have perfect reviews, top moving companies will have more good reviews than bad and will respond to reviews appropriately.
The best moving companies will have made such a positive impression that people recommend them in person. Ask your friends, families, coworkers, and neighbors for their moving company recommendations. If people speak about a negative experience, ask for more information about why they were unhappy with their choice so you know what to look for.
A Proven Track Record
Reputation is about consistency. Determine the overall track record of the moving company. Research online, but do not be afraid to ask them questions directly. Timely service, fair rates, and the condition of items in the move are all important for the company’s track record. If you do not have any personal recommendations, stick with companies who have demonstrated competency over time.
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