Ask your friends, neighbors or real estate agents for reliable movers in your area. After you get initial pool of candidates, visit their website and social media pages. Here’s what to look out for:
Office location, telephone number is a must.
Real reviews from customers who used the company services previously.
What type of services does the company offer?
Read customer reviews about the company. If the company doesn’t have recent ones, that is a red flag that the company is not in business. If reviews are only 5+ stars, that is also a red flag. Many companies pay external services to write fake reviews.
Before requesting an estimate, make sure that you give a moving company as much information as possible. Use a moving checklist
to keep track of all information that you need to give to a moving company. Request a quote from multiple companies. Final prices may vary.
Licensed and Insured
Professional and reliable companies are insured. The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issues a U.S. DOT number to licensed interstate movers. If you’re moving out of state, verify the moving company’s license through the FMCSA’s protectyourmove.gov
site and request the company’s U.S. DOT number. You can find a list of local agencies through the FMCSA’s contacts database