Looking for a Manchester moving company is the key you need to have the best and most straightforward relocation experience.
Regardless of the size or scope of your relocation, having professional movers on your side that you can trust and that will give you the best service will not only let you receive your items quickly and safely but will save you innumerable amounts of stress and chaos. When looking for a moving company, there are several things to consider and take into account to ensure that your experience runs smoothly and that you don’t fall victim to any possible scammers. In this blog, we’ll run you through the top things to look for in a moving company, and how to save yourself from working with any company that doesn’t have your best interests in mind.
Finding the right moving company can be tough, especially if you don’t know where to start! The process usually involves a lot of comparing and contrasting and a lot of research before you find a company that’s truly the right fit for you.
Along the way, you also have to watch out for companies that don’t give you the service or treatment you need, and also weed out ones that don’t offer the right packages or options that fit your household or business. On top of everything, you also have to avoid companies that might overcharge you or try to scam you – which of course you want to avoid. Knowing what to look for and what kind of research to do will let you find a company that’s dependable, treats you well, and gives you the right prices for your needs. So how do you get the process started?
One of the best things you can do when looking for movers is to talk to the people you know and trust, and get first-hand recommendations from them for companies they’ve had good experiences with.
Try to ask around family, friends, coworkers, or just those you know who have used local and especially long-distance movers and ask what their experiences were. Always ask those who have done similar moves as you’re looking to do, and see what they got as far as customer service and pricing for the options they went with.
Before going too into depth with your company research, you can easily eliminate companies based on their online reviews. Look at third-party review sites like Google Reviews, Yelp, Angie’s List, and the Better Business Bureau to get dependable reviews from real people. If you just go off of the reviews on the mover’s sites only, you could run the risk of only being shown moderated, positive reviews.
Never just go with the first Manchester moving companies you see when you type ‘movers near me’ into Google. Instead, research and narrow things down to a few different companies, and get in-person quotes from all of them to accurately compare services, prices, and the moving options at large that are available to you.
Shopping around for quotes from multiple companies will let you make sure you’re getting the right prices and will let you eliminate companies operating on both sides of the pricing extremes (remember, suspiciously low quotes don’t equal good services!).
If a company won’t offer you an in-person or free moving quote, eliminate them immediately! This is a sign of a moving scam. You should also never put down money or cash upfront for your move and should beware of companies that give you a quote that’s significantly lower than the other companies you might be considering.
Once you’ve shopped around and have narrowed things down to a few different companies, check each of their US DOT (US Department of Transportation) numbers with the FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration) website. Your company should either volunteer this information to you or have it available on their website. If you’re moving locally, check these numbers with your local consumer affairs agency. If a company does not have valid licenses, you should not do business with them.
Once you’ve fully done your due research, it’s time to choose the right Manchester moving company for you! While looking for Manchester professional movers, don’t forget to include Ray the Mover in your search. Our comprehensive services and competitive pricing will allow you to benefit from our personalized customer service, a variety of moving packages and options, plus our affordable rates for even the largest or longest moves. See what we can do for you today!