5 criteria for choosing the best moving company
Are you planning a change of residence? Whether a local move to the home of your dreams, a long-distance move to another province, a move to a retirement home or a move to your first apartment, this event that should be happy is, instead, often a source of anxiety. So to make your life easier and ensure a good, stress-free experience, you’ve decided to call on the services of a professional moving company. You’ve made a wise decision! But now, with so many different options in moving companies, you’re probably wondering how to choose the right one.
If you need help making up your mind, keep reading. You’ll learn about the main criteria you should take into consideration in order to choose the best moving company for your needs.
A good research method
It’s important to take your time when choosing a moving company. Do a little research to reassure yourself of several key factors, including the company’s reputation, credibility and integrity.
- Word of mouth
Word of mouth is always an excellent way to find a reliable moving company. Ask your neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members if they can recommend a moving company that they’ve used before.
- Online reviews
These days, whether purchasing a product or a service, everyone checks out customer reviews on Google or Facebook. You can also ask other internet users for advice in forums or on specialized Facebook pages.
- The moving company’s website
You’d better think twice before opting for movers that don’t have a website. When a moving company is present online, you can visit their page to learn about them and their specialties and read testimonials from their clients.
Criteria to take into account
- Free estimates and pricing
Get detailed estimates on your move from at least three different companies. Then take the time to study and compare them to determine which professional will guarantee you the best value for your money. Keep in mind that a good estimate should reflect a rate that’s specific to your move and that falls within the average price range. Beware of prices that are too low, as they could be a sign of poor quality.
- License and insurance
A trusted, high-quality moving company should have at least a million dollars in civil liability insurance coverage.
You can check the Office of Consumer Protection website to find out if the company has ever received any formal notices.
- Specifics and available services
- Free estimates and pricing
Make sure that the company offers all of the services you might need, such as packing and unpacking your belongings, disassembly and reassembly of your furnishings, special protection for your fragile items, transport of large, bulky items, storage facilities, etc.
Ask the movers for at least two references from previous clients. A good moving company will have no problem providing you with several names. Contact these people to verify certain things, including the movers’ attention to detail, their punctuality, their availability, their friendliness and their meticulousness.
For a high-quality worry-free move at a competitive price, call on the professionals at Groupe STC Inc. Your satisfaction is virtually guaranteed!