When it’s time to move, you want to be sure that you’ve found a reputable moving company to safely move your items from point A to point B. Moving is stressful enough, and you don’t want to hire a company that does the job poorly, or worse, turns out to be a scam. You can easily find a reliable moving company, like Veteran Moving Co, among the most affordable movers in South Florida, if you’re willing to do basic research.
Hire a Local Moving Company
When you hire a local moving company, you have the opportunity to visit the company in person. Visiting that actual office, not just a website, lets you see what type of moving equipment they have and gain a sense of their customer service skills. This is a good way to determine if they’re a legitimate company, or whether you’re walking into a scam.
If you live in South Florida or planning a move to South Florida and are looking for residential movers in Pompano Beach, contact Veteran Movie Co. Our residential movers are skilled in moves of all sizes for any type of home. You’ll want to make sure you hire an experienced company that can efficiently handle all types of moves, whether commercial or residential.
The internet gives us unlimited information at our fingertips, so use this to your advantage when searching for a reputable and affordable moving company. Narrow down your search to your location and specific needs. For example, if you’re moving from a home in Pompano Beach, search for residential movers in Pompano Beach.
Although it’s good to review the company’s website to see what services they offer and to read their customer testimonials, don’t forget the first step: visit the physical location. It’s also advisable to check out third-party review sites, like the Better Business Bureau to find honest reviews from customers since testimonials on the company’s website tend to be biased. We’re proud to say we have a 4.9 rating on Google reviews. Efficiency and exceptional customer service are our primary focus.
If someone you trust has recently moved (and lives in your area), ask them to refer the moving company they used. If they refer the company, that’s a good sign, but you can take your search one step further. When you contact the company, ask for additional references from previous customers. These references will give you real reviews from people you can actually talk to and get first-hand information from.
Get An Estimate
Once you found a company, contact them to do a walk-through of your home and provide a written in-home estimate. An in-home estimate will give you a more accurate idea of the total cost. Be wary of companies that provide estimates over the phone without sending a mover to do an assessment, as it’s more likely to be a scam. At Veteran Moving Co, our affordable movers in Pompano Beach will provide you with a free estimate.
After they’ve provided an in-home estimate, ask if there will be additional fees. Depending on the nature of the move, extra fees are a possibility and aren’t evidence of a scam. For example, an extra fee may be applied if movers have to move furniture up a flight of stairs, or help you break down and rebuild furniture. By asking, it simply gives you a heads up on potential added costs.
Don’t Make Large Deposits
Most moving companies won’t ask for any payment until the items have been safely delivered. If they do ask for a deposit, it shouldn’t be more than 20-40% of the estimated cost of the move. If the moving company asks for a large deposit, this could be a sign of a scam, and you shouldn’t proceed with them. Whenever you make a deposit, even a small deposit, don’t pay in cash. You risk losing the money, as well as your personal belongings. Instead use something that will give you a dedicated transaction number like a credit/debit card, PayPal account, or other payment sites.
Veteran Co. is a Moving Company You Can Trust. Contact Us Today to Get Started.
In the end, it’s easy to find a reputable moving company near you. It just requires a lot of research, knowing what to look out for and the right questions to ask. At Veteran Moving Co, we know that moving is a hassle. That’s we always provide quality service at affordable prices so you have one or two fewer things to worry about. Once you’re ready to get started, give us a call at 561-693-3552 to see how we can help you!