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Hiring a mover

Hiring a mover takes time, so start looking for a reliable and affordable service provider well before moving day. Hire a mover with a good track record, instead of making a choice only on the basis of the lowest quote. A professional mover will help you to make a stress-free move.

Obtain movers quotes in writing from at least three household movers and take time to verify their credentials and reputation. Check the licensing and insurance details of the residential movers and find out if they have local addresses.

Call up their offices to see if they seem to be genuine and answer your questions politely. Ask for references and call them up to find out about their experiences with the movers.  

You can get information about interstate movers by entering their names, USDOT numbers, or MC / MX numbers on the Company Snapshot page of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) website.  

Be careful if a house mover offers you an unrealistically low moving quote over the telephone or Internet without seeing the things that need to be moved. Find out if there are any hidden charges involved. Dont agree to make a cash deposit before the move.

Most home movers provide non-binding estimates, since the charges to be paid at the time of delivery are based on the actual certified weight of the shipment. This helps to protect the interests of both the shipper and the home mover.

If you get a non-binding estimate, you cannot be asked to pay more than 110% of the estimated amount at the time of delivery. If any additional amount is due, the mover will have to raise an invoice for it and give you at least 30 days to pay it. 

If you want to be sure about the amount you will have to pay, you can opt for a binding estimate. However, this may turn out to be a little more expensive, because moving services tend to add on a margin while providing binding estimates, to protect themselves from variances from the estimated amount.     

Talk to family, friends, and coworkers to find out about their experiences with different movers before you select a moving company.

We can help you to find out about the cost of hiring a mover. To obtain free quotes from the best movers in your area please fill out the form provided here. There are no charges or obligations involved at all and your contact information will be kept confidential. 

 

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