Moving is a very stressful and expensive experience. We know that sometimes situations do not allow that to work out. If that’s the situation that you’re in, here is some helpful advice to get you on the right track to find a reputable moving company.
The first thing that you should do is shut down your keyboard and keeps away your computer. While there are some reputable moving companies that have web sites, nearly all of the victims that contact us found their moving company on the Internet and take your phone book, or call your local real estate agents and find at least three moving companies that have offices in your area.
Try to find moving companies that have been in business at least ten years, and do not hire a moving broker. Current consumer protection laws related to the movement of household goods only apply to Motor Carriers and not to Household Goods Brokers. Get appointments for them to come to your house and do an in-home estimate in the order of your least favourite to your most favourite company.
If they won’t come to your house to do an in-home estimate, hang up and find another company. Find out up front if the company will be doing the move themselves, or if they will be sub-contracting out the job. If they won’t be moving you, then move on. You should also visit their office and make sure that the company is who they say they are. Check out their trucks and storage facility. Make sure that their trucks are permanently marked with the company.