All movers that have websites offer free moving quotes. There are broker companies’ websites that offer moving quotes saying that they will provide you with moving quotes from several different movers. Here comes the question.What should we choose?
There are lots of moving brokers and agents websites that provide free moving quotes. These websites provide your contact information to third party companies which connect directly with you by phone or email without any information provided who will have your contact details. In most cases you will be contacted by at least 3 different moving companies. The moving companies will start offering lower and lower price to beat the competition. Sometimes they offer lower price than their expenses associated with the move just to take the moving job, and in the moving process they change the final price that they have quoted previously. It is very important to know that the moving brokers do not take any responsibility about the actual moving companies. Sometimes the real moving company name is unknown just until the moving day. This is quite disturbing because you cannot research the mover you are giving your belongings to for transportation.
When you visit a moving company website and fill the moving quote form, you will receive only one quote from this very same company. In this case you will be able to research the moving company online before booking because you will be able to learn the needed company information. Usually the moving companies with better websites that include their license and certification information are safer and more responsible for your belongings than movers without websites that work only with brokers and agents . By choosing an individual moving company you can search in the Better Business Bureau database and run a D.O.T. number check-up at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website to see if the movers are reputable, registered and licensed . The price quote should be more accurate than using brokers. You can repeat the same process with several different moving companies and choose the one that fits your budget best. Moreover, you can arrange a meeting in the company office and to talk with the company consultants in person.
Finally, always research your moving company online and read mover reviews before booking a mover. Find out if the company is accredited and loyal. The more you know about your future moving company, the better your move will be.
Posted on Jul 2, 2009; Last updated: Jan 30, 2015
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