How to find a mover you can trust ?

Top 10 Tips on How to Find a Mover You Can Trust

  1. Ask Family & Friends for Recommendations. …
  2. Confirm They‘re a Mover, NOT a Broker. …
  3. Research the Moving Company (Who Are They?) …
  4. Consult Federal & State Resources. …
  5. Verify the Mover is Licensed and Insured. …
  6. Reviews Matter – Check Them Out. …
  7. Visit Their Office to Meet Them in Person. …
  8. Get an In-Home Estimate.

How to deal with moving brokers ?

First of all, when it comes to arranging for a long distance relocation, you can choose to work directly with a long distance moving company or use a moving broker to help you get connected to a mover that suits your requirements. Both will ultimately help you get your entire household transported to your new home but only one has the potential to help you make a practical and wise decision when it comes to long distance moving.

  • Long distance moving companies and moving brokers are both subject to regulations under the FMCSA for the functions they perform. As earlier mentioned, brokers are not the same as interstate movers in that they don’t have the resources to perform relocation services themselves. This explains why a broker may not provide insurance coverage for your belongings.
  • No matter where you are located in the United States, a moving broker should be able to help you connect with a moving company suited to your needs. Brokers typically have a diverse network of movers that service different parts of the country.

How do you know if your mover is legit?

The short answer is, you don’t.  Moving company brokers don’t always research their moving companies to make sure they are licensed, insured and have a history of few complaints.   And unfortunately, you are not likely to find out who your mover is until moving day.  This takes all control right out of your hands and puts your worldly possessions into the hands of someone you know nothing about.  If everything went right, consider yourself very lucky indeed.

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