If you have bought a new home, moving can be an exciting time. Or maybe you’re just moving an office! Either way, it’s the beginning of a new chapter. And it’s always an added bonus when the move goes off without a hitch.
What is one of the best ways to ensure your move goes smoothly? Select the best moving company for your needs. Salt Lake City movers are some of the best, but there are ways you can narrow down your search. Let’s take a look!
Check Their Reputation
Do your research. Or ask around – do you have friends that have moved recently? Who did they use to help with the move?
Google them! Find out for yourself. Check their reviews – Do they have good references or reviews? Do they have experience? Reading the reviews is the best way to find out. You can also call the company and ask for references from previous customers.
Are They The Type of Movers You Need?
While you are checking out their reputation, determine if they are the best Utah movers for you. If you need a piano moved, do they do piano moving? It’s not exactly an easy job. Or are you looking for more commercial movers or office movers? Find out what kind of moving services they offer.
If you’re moving a house, chances are you have many things you want moved properly and with care. Make sure the movers you select are primarily household movers. Further, look into whether you want to pack your belongings yourself or to have the moving company do the packing for you.
What is Their Process?
Here is how you know you have chosen the right company:
- They should provide an estimate first. When getting an estimate from your mover, they should ask questions about what you are planning on moving – What items do you not want in the truck? (This estimate can be written from an estimator or provided over the phone from a moving coordinator)
- You are given a confirmation of moving services and dates. Whether it is a phone call 24-48 hours prior to your move or an email, make sure you receive a confirmation.
- You pay for your move on delivery (no deposit is due until after your move)
These are normal processes and can often help you set apart the good moving companies from the bad.
Check for Additional Fees
Ah – the hidden fees! The most reputable moving companies don’t hide their fees. They are up front with their pricing or it is clearly written in your estimate.
If you live in a multiple story home or apartment building, it may add to your cost. The best thing you can do is ask your moving company upfront if there are any additional costs for stairs. See if any of the supplies or equipment they use for moving is included in the price or an additional cost as well. Again, the most reputable companies are up front with their costs.
Once you and your mover have settled on an estimate, it’s time to move. Again, researching will help you determine if the price and company are good.
Rocky Mountain Movers have been providing professional Salt Lake City moving services since 1979. From pianos and packing to commercial and residential moving, Rocky Mountain Movers offer local, affordable and trustworthy services.
This post was written on behalf on Rocky Mountain Movers in connection with Eliot Ward. A real estate agent in Salt Lake City, Utah. He has over 10 years of experience a realtor and has an MBA in real estate and finance. If you are looking for a new home in Salt Lake City, he can be contacted at harvestparkgroup.com.