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Hiring the Right Moving Company

Moving from one place to another can, at times, be a real struggle. If you do not know how to proceed with it and hiring a professional mover seems to be the only option. We must tell you that hiring the right mover is not as easy as it seems. People tend to make many mistakes during the hiring process, which rogue movers take advantage of and exploit people in any way possible. Here are some of the common mistakes, which you can avoid when choosing your moving associate.


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Not Conducting Proper Research

Gathering information about your mover is really important in order to make sure your belongings are in safe hands. People often go for the first company that they get to know about, without actually doing prior research on them, the consequences of which are sometimes too high to bear. You can avoid making the same mistake by conducting background checks on companies, knowing the physical address of their office, visiting for customer reviews and ratings of the companies in Staten Island, New York, and other places.

Going for Low Prices

Thinking of going with the mover with the lowest price? Don’t. Many times, prices are directly related to the quality of service and going with the lowest-price-offering company is the worst decision that you can make. Prices initially seem to be very low but start increasing once you get on with the moving procedure. Extra weight charges, travel distance charges and what not, they would keep asking you for extra money. The key to avoiding this mistake is exploring your options. Again, research is very important. Look for the companies that come under your moving budget and choose the best option.

Non-Binding Moving Quotes

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Often times quotes provided by companies are ‘Non-Binding Estimates’, which basically means that they can show low prices on quotes but charge you whenever they seem fit. They are rogue movers, do not fall for them. Ask your mover to give you a ‘Binding Estimate’ quote to set an accurate price. When moving, you cannot have an idea of how much weight you would be moving and charging by weight can get very expensive. Therefore, through Binding quotes, you would not be charged per unit weight.

Not Asking Right Questions

Another major mistake that customers do when hiring the mover is not asking the right questions. Asking the right questions is a test for the movers. If your mover is the rogue one, they would get on the edge as soon as you begin testing their knowledge and experience. If your mover is a professional, they would answer your questions properly and in a professional manner. This way you can filter out your options based on their response.

Before making any decision, take your time in conducting background checks, gathering information and exploring options. Once you know about the best options for you, go for the ones that provide Binding quotes to avoid hidden charges. Ask your mover as many questions as you can to make sure that you have made the right decision.