Killer Tips for Selecting a Mover
Ever since I started doing private consultations on how to properly make a transition from one house to another, the same themes kept showing up. Specifically, there are some basic tips that most people should consider when moving.
Most people don't do enough research. Often times it seemed as if they were just hoping that the information would jump into their brain, rather than them actually seeking it out. So your first task is get on the computer and really dig in. Come up with at least 15 name-brand relocation companies. It’s super-important to actually “get your hands dirty” with this stuff before choosing your handlers.
As soon as you’ve got that covered, it’s time to just get personal with these people. Put some time on your schedule, pick up the phone and get into a conversation with each of the companies you've selected. Find out a variety of information. For example, how long should it take to move your stuff from one place to another? What about the length of time it should take for them to actually get the stuff from the moving truck into your house?
During conversations with the movers, start to figure out what this job is going to cost you. Now, it’s very common for the rates to be exceedingly high in California as well as other areas of the country, because relocation services are the hottest thing right now, but since you already did a load of research, you can go company by company comparing costs against each other. This is the way to find an absolute bargain of a service. This one tip: shopping around, is going to cut your cost dramatically. Trust me.
Finally, when it comes time for the move to occur, it’s key to monitor the ongoings of the handlers themselves. Be sure to correct them if they put things in the wrong places. Just make sure they are treating everything with an air of respect.