Thinking about moving? The following advice will help you choose a professional moving company by avoiding moving scams. First and most importantly, make sure the moving company can prove they are legitimate. Any legitimate company should then offer you a in-home estimate. This will give you a realistic idea of how much there is to move and how much it will cost for your move.
After your in-home estimate a moving company should provide you with a written copy of your estimate. You should visually be able to see this estimate for example via e-mail so you can see what you are paying for and have to opportunity to ask questions. Another item you can look at is the reputation of the company. Take the time to search the company’s name and see what others experience was, some websites that provide reviews are Google Maps or Angie’s List.
One thing to keep in mind is moving companies that offer coupons for their clients. There are strict state laws that forbid moving companies from offering coupons. This is a scam to lure in new clients and usually never end up getting their discount. Moving companies must also hold the correct certifications and licenses. Ask the moving companies you are looking into for their DOT and MC license numbers. If they can not provide those for you, you might want to re-think your decision. The Better Business Bureau may be another way to research your moving company and verify these certificates and licenses.