Questions to Ask When Hiring a Moving Company

It is no secret that moving into a new home, whether local or out of state, is a lot of work. That is where a good moving company comes in! Hiring a moving company to help pack, load, transport, and unload your belongings can reduce much of the planning and preparation on your part. Finding a reputable moving company takes some research and time, but you will find that your effort was not in vain once you get to moving day.

Before You Sign on the Dotted Line, Be Sure to Ask Thoughtful Questions When Hiring a Moving Company.

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  • Which services does your company offer? – Moving companies offer differing levels of service that can include, packing, loading, unloading, unpacking, transporting specialty items, transporting vehicles, etc. You don’t want to hire a company that won’t be able to provide transportation for all the items you need.
  • How does your company come up with your price? / Are you able to provide a binding quote? – Many factors go into a moving estimate that can make the price vary significantly. If possible, try and receive a binding quote, which guarantees the final bill will not exceed a certain amount. If that is not possible, a good knowledge of which factors influence the price can give you the confidence you need to make sure you are receiving a fair quote.
  • How does your company handle damages and loss of property? – Liability coverage is a standard policy that moving companies invest in; however, the amounts and type can vary. Unforeseen circumstances and accidents happen, so you want to be sure that you will be compensated for any damages or loss of property.
  • What is the cancelation policy for your company? – In order to avoid a sticky situation, loss of crucial funds, and extra fees, make sure to ask about the cancelation policy of the moving company you are considering. 

Moving companies can offer a tremendous amount of help during this transitional period. If you are searching for a moving company, A-One would love to help! Get a FREE quote or give us a call at 410-729-1729. We are happy to answer any questions you have and get you moved into your new home as stress free as possible!