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How To Hire A Reputable Moving Company

If you have the money to spend, hiring a team of San Antonio movers can take away roughly half of the stress involved with moving. Imagine not having to feel as if your back is breaking from lifting heavy furniture, boxes and appliances, not having to feel like you’re solving a Rubik’s cube when it comes to packing the moving van and fit everything in and having to navigate tricky corners and turns as well as doing your best not to ruin your leather couch, table or armchairs. In order to make sure that you don’t get taken advantage of, you’ll want to make sure that you hire a reputable moving company.

Old Fashioned

While the Internet has become one of the best and most powerful search tools that you can use, doing things the old fashioned way still has its place in the moving process. One of the first things you should do is ask family and friends if they have any recommendations about moving companies. Local real estate agents should also be able to help you find a moving company that you can afford and one that won’t take advantage of you. Companies that have been in business for more than ten years and don’t use a moving broker are ones that you’ll want to give additional consideration to. You’ll also want to make sure that the company will be doing the moving themselves instead of sub-contracting the work out to someone else, someone who you don’t know. 

Get An Estimate

Ask to see if you can find San Antonio movers who would be willing to come out to your place and give you a free estimate for the price of your move. As you gather estimates, ask questions about the services that are included in that estimate in order to get a better idea of what you’re paying for and how much you’re paying for it. A good rule of thumb is to not work with a moving company that gives you a quote based on cubic feet.

Stop By The Moving Company

See where the moving company lives. Stop by to make sure that their trucks are permanently marked with their logo instead of removable decals. Check out the offices and storage facilities to make sure that they legitimate. If you call before stopping by, make sure that you get the moving company’s full name, address, “doing business as” name, DOT and MC license numbers, references and an Internet address. This may seem extravagant, but legitimate business will understand a person’s need to be thorough in order to make sure that they don’t get taken advantage of.

Know What You’re Signing

Read over any and all paperwork before you sign it. If there’s anything that you don’t understand, don’t hesitate to ask about it. Also, you should never sign paperwork that is blank. One moving day, if anyone other than the moving company shows up at your door, fire them as quickly as possible. This is not a good way to start off your moving experience.

Reputable San Antonio movers will have you out of your old place and into your new place with a minimum of muss and fuss.