7 Warning Signs of a Bad Moving Company
New homeowners know that a good move requires communication, preparation, planning, teamwork, and trust - qualities that make up a great moving company like that of All My Sons Moving & Storage of Denver. However, it can be difficult to identify qualities in other moving companies that are shy of anything but the best. Reputable Denver movers have put together some tips on how to separate the best from the rest, by recognizing some early warning signs when moving and hiring a moving company.
- Did the sales representative for the in-home appointment arrive on time? If they showed up late or gave an excuse as to why they have to change the date for the appointment, then get out quickly and do not use their services. Professional Denver movers know how important this appointment is and how it sets the foundation for the entire move. If they want your business, they will arrive on time or a few minutes early.
- When arriving for the in-home appointment, did the sales representative dress in a professional manner? Entering your personal space requires professionalism in all aspects, including wardrobe. If he or she arrives in a tank top and dirty jeans, the respect flies out the window and so should your idea of hiring them.
- Did the sales representative answer all of your questions? Do you understand the entire process and are you satisfied with the estimate? If you have a feeling of uncertainty and do not understand a particular process, then speak up!
- At this point, if you have any unanswered questions, then call the customer service line’s main number. This can help you reveal the level of service that you can expect going forward with that particular Denver moving company.
- During the above call, ask what the wide degrees of variation between movers are. If the customer service representative cannot explain to you what the differences are, then it is a red flag!
- Steer away from any company that is not interested in reviewing an inventory list. The company needs to understand the scope of the job before accepting the business. The homeowner also needs to have an understanding of all details and requirements of the moving company, as well as the rights and responsibilities between the moving company and themselves.
- Take a surprise visit to your Denver mover’s warehouse and/or office. This is the most important warning sign of all. You would be surprised at the many negatives you can find just by dropping in on your moving company. As a homeowner, you are putting a lot of trust into the company and your possessions are being handled by their employees. A messy warehouse, parking lot, or office is highly negative and can impact their performance. If they do not value their own work space, they will not value your possessions. Shy away from moving companies that are unorganized and consider using another company. Another major red flag that has been popping up lately is Denver movers who have no physical location because they are rogue movers. It is always a good idea to check out the physical address listed on their site. If there is none, move on to a local moving company who does have an address you can go to.