Always get at least three estimates. Don’t rely on online “moving cost estimators,” If someone only offers to do an estimate over the internet, chances are high you may be getting scammed.
Don’t be fooled by slick websites. Remember that a website can be built in a few days and by anyone with a computer and a few dollars.
Confirm that your mover has operating license on their website (it must be displayed). Every professional interstate moving company is licensed by the U.S. Department of Transportation and has a Motor Carrier Number issued by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Intrastate movers have varying licensing requirements. To find a reputable intrastate moving company, contact the industry trade association in your state.
Check reviews… Professional movers aren’t afriad of customer reviews. Check Better Business Bureau to see whether the mover has a high number of customer complaints. Check youtube and other websites for feedback from customers.
Use a certified mover who is a member of the American Moving & Storage Association. To find a local ProMover and to learn more about protecting yourself visit AMSA.
Once a company has all your worldly possessions locked in a truck and you’ve handed over payment for the move, you’ve lost all bargaining power. So beware of companies who require full payment upon booking.