Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tips for Selecting a Mover

By Jim Olenbush

Whether you are moving to a new home or moving from your old home, you might want to select a mover to help you with the process. Though many people prefer to hire someone to take care of the moving for them, you can undertake this task by yourself. Hiring someone to undertake this task is easier, especially when moving a far distance. Selecting the best mover possible helps avoid the bad experience of landing up with a bad mover when you are hiring someone to take care of the moving process. You should therefore follow these simple tips when selecting a mover.

Check Into References

If you know someone that has moved recently, you might want to ask him or her which company they selected to help with their move. Though there are many moving companies to select from in Texas, it does not mean that each one is as good as the other. Having a chat with someone with experience with a particular mover is the best way to select the mover that will be best for you.

If nobody you know has moved recently, you should ask the movers to provide you with references. Be certain to check the references and to ask these former customers how satisfied they were with the mover's work. Ask how closely the mover adhered to schedule, how carefully the mover cared for the reference's belongings, and how easy the mover was to work with.

Get Your Estimates in Writing

Working with a mover that is going to give you a good price for the work being done is something you certainly want. At the same time, you don't want to sacrifice quality. Hence, select a company that has the tools it takes to get the job done properly as well as a company that has experience in the moving business. You should also ensure that the company you're selecting is properly insured. When you get a quote from the organization, ensure the amount is put into writing and that the written quote mentions what type of services and which equipment will be included in the job.

The mover's word should not be taken at face value. Check into the mover's qualifications and make sure the organization is properly bonded, licensed, and staffed by employees that are covered with workman's compensation insurance.

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