Choosing a moving company may seem like a no-brainer, but relocating is a big task and one you should undertake carefully as it concerns your money and your safety. Taking a little extra time to select the right mover will save you time and expenses later. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right one.
Things to Look For
When looking for movers in Oklahoma City, you want companies that have been around for a while and have positive reviews from previous customers. A good place to start is by checking Angie's List for movers in OKC. Companies with good reviews have an "A" while ones with negative reviews have an "N" to help you avoid a bad experience. Look up each company and check their reviews. You can also look for complaints on potential movers through the BBB.
You should also look for a mover that is licensed, bonded and insured. They are more likely to have updated equipment and well-trained employees.
Google moving companies and read the reviews if any exist. Reviews are bread and butter for a lot of companies and they won’t risk tarnishing their good reputation with shady practices. Look for reviews with 3 stars and up, with 5 as the best. If a company has more than a few 1 star reviews it is suspicious and is probably a red flag to avoid them.
It’s a good idea to call 2 or 3 movers and get an estimate from each one to compare costs and choose the one that fits your budget. You can usually get a rough estimate over the phone depending on the size of your move, but a professional will want to see what you have to give you an accurate estimate.
Things to Avoid
Any mover that asks for cash upfront. A deposit is expected, but can be done by credit card, charged 1/2 now and 1/2 when completed.
A company without a website or Facebook page. Just about everybody is online these days. Even small businesses have at least a Facebook page. Anyone without an online presence probably is not a good choice.
Signing a contract without reading it thoroughly. When getting an estimate, be sure to read the fine print before signing any kind of contract. Make sure all the blanks are filled in and all costs are outlined. If you don't understand something, ask for an explanation. Legitimate businesses will not hesitate to explain their fees and requirements upfront as well as what you can expect from them.
Now that you have a little information you should be able to choose a mover with confidence. But if you have questions, feel free to ask one of our Springs team members.