1. Call your local regulatory office to verify his license
- Make sure the mover you are considering is duly licensed by your state’s Department of Transportation or another regulatory body. Because it is required by law and that his certificate number has to be legitimate.
2. Check your local BBB about constant complaints
- A responsible mover might have a few complaints lodged against him but his record with the Better Business Bureau should show that he responds to and resolves complaints.
3. Ask if he carries Worker’s Compensation Insurance
- Most state regulatory bodies require such coverage. This adds to the cost of doing business but it protects you. Be suspicious of the very low bidder for he may be cutting cost by cheating on this needed protection. Also, a mover you trust will be fully insured and licensed.
4. Make sure their place of business really does exist
- Paying a visit to a mover’s office tells you something about his integrity and professionalism. In addition, you can confirm that his place of business does exist there and appears properly staffed.
5. Be wary of high-pressure tactics from telemarketers
- This could be a ploy simply to get a sales person into your home to give you an estimate. So be careful, do research and you decide who to invite into your home, based on references.
6. Don’t listen to sales personnel who tell stories
- A high-quality firm with a good reputation doesn’t need to knock the competition, or to criticize other moving firms in an attempt to make themselves look better.
7. Was the company listed in last year’s Yellow Pages?
- If not, it could be a legitimate new company. It could also mean the mover’s DOT license was revoked and he’s operating under a new name. Nowadays, some movers never advertise in the Yellow Pages.
8. You should be able to meet or talk to the owner
- If you can talk to the owner of the business, even if only by phone, you will be able to develop a feeling of confidence that he is experienced and capable enough to assure a professional move. Furthermore, the owner helps establish that his company is a mover you trust.
9. It’s a good idea to get a recommendation
- A satisfied customer is the best sales pitch for a mover. Also remember, even a mover with a big franchised name is still a local business who is only as good as his local reputation.
10. Ask if the company is a member of its local trade association
- Most industry trade groups were formed years ago to build confidence in their local industry’s moving industry. It checks a mover’s certificate, workers’ compensation insurance coverage, and reputation before accepting him as a member.
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