The excitement of moving into your new Springs at Corpus Christi home can come crashing down if your furnishings and other belongings don't make the trip safe and sound. We've compiled some tips to help you find the best moving company to handle your treasured possessions.
Start with Old-school Methods
These days, your first stop when comparison shopping is usually the Internet. But when it comes to finding someone to trust with your belongings, the hit-or-miss nature of selecting options online is not particularly helpful. Put the word out among friends, family and co-workers that you're looking for recommendations. Even if they haven't moved recently, chances are they know someone who has.
Vet the Candidates
Once you have a list of suggestions, you're ready to turn to the Internet for further research. Good sources of information include the Better Business Bureau and Angie's List. Membership in the American Moving & Storage Association is voluntary, but it does indicate that a company meets a desired level of standards and practices. Consumer advocate site MovingScam can also provide valuable information.
Get In-person Estimates
Narrow the choices down to three candidates and schedule each for an in-home visit to obtain an estimate. Be sure to show them everything. If a crew shows up on moving day to find significantly more items than were included in the estimate, they can refuse to complete the job for the original amount.
Know the Difference Between the Three Types of Estimates
Non-binding is based on estimated weight and the cost of additional services, but the price is subject to change if the actual weight differs.
Binding guarantees the total price for all the information and services as stated in the estimate.
Guaranteed-not-to-exceed caps your price at the amount set in the estimate, but you could end up paying less if the actual cost turns out to be lower.
Follow Up on References
A reputable mover will have no problem furnishing you with legitimate references. You should also obtain the company's USDOT number and search the Department of Transportation's Safety and Fitness Electronic Records along with their complaint record at USDOT's "Protect Your Move" site.
We want to assist in making your transition as smooth as possible. Please stop in the office or call our Springs at Corpus Christi team with any questions you may have! We may even have a recommendation for you.