Choosing a Moving Company
Bad Moving Companies
When it comes to the services a moving company provides there are a lot of things that can go wrong during the moving process. Whether it is an issue caused by breaking an expensive antique, a job that was over priced, or a job that simply took too long and ended up costing you more money because of the delay. You can prevent many of these issues by carefully selecting a moving company that is reputable and reliable.
There are many signs that you can spot from the first phone conversation you have with the company. If the person on the phone is overly concerned about getting paid then it is likely that they have some type of hidden charges involved and have had problems with customers paying in the past.
The majority of moving companies will charge you 10% of the labor costs to cover the packing materials. The materials cost is a common source for hidden charges in moving companies. Asking specific questions will show the moving company that you know what you are doing and can’t be fooled with hidden higher prices and additional costs.
There are many companies that will provide you with a fairly priced move but as with any industry there are bad apples that will over charge you and add on hidden fees right under your nose. It is wise to stick with a reliable company that has been in the business for a while. Chances are they will have the best prices along with better service.
When you are moving locally moving companies usually don’t send someone to your home to provide you with an accurate estimate but instead charge by the hour. If you are moving locally you will likely find the best deal because there is bigger selection of moving companies that offer local services rather than intrastate services. The costs are considerable lower for local moves and for those who purchase their own packing supplies and pack all of their personal belongings themselves.