Moving is a big decision and equally large undertaking. It doesn’t matter if you’re moving around the globe or down the street, You’ll still need to go through some of the basic functions of moving to a new home. That includes planning, packing, cleaning and so much more.
Because moving to a new home can be stressful for many, you want to know that you chose the right local moving company and, that you asked the right questions before proceeding.
Here are a few questions from our local moving experts here in Greater Boston that they suggest you ask any moving company before hiring them.
Ask for clarifications on your moving estimate before making any decisions
A reputable local moving company will not only supply you with an estimate but they should do a proper moving survey to provide you with an accurate assessment. Many experts suggest asking for estimates from three moving companies before moving forward. If they come back dramatically different, you’ll need to ask some more questions.
Ask about availability
The availability of moving dates can fluctuate dramatically during the year so if you are on a short timeline to get to your new home, one of the first questions you should ask is about the availability of the moving company. If you’re closing on your new home quickly, let the moving company know that.
Packing and unpacking services
if you are a busy professional or need to move fast, you’ll want to inquire about professional packing services from your moving company. When it comes to stress reduction, utilizing professional packing services can be a game changer.
Ask about all the legal stuff
Make sure you ask your local moving company to go through the paperwork thoroughly. That includes policies on damages and the process for filing for damaged property. While rare, you should understand this. Also, never rush through reviewing your moving contract and ask your moving professional for any clarification you need. Always ask questions if you are unsure.
Drive by the facility/headquarters
Make sure you drive by the moving company’s facility if at all possible. You can check out the equipment they use and even request a tour. This will be especially important if your move requires storage.
Ask about licensing and insurance coverage
To give yourself Peace of Mind, check the moving company’s license and even ask for proof. The same for insurance. Make sure the local moving company you choose is adequately covered. Any reputable moving company should be able to produce this quickly.