All Movers are Not Created Equal
Some decisions are easy, like choosing to eat out instead of scavenging in the fridge for three-day-old leftovers. Some decisions aren’t as easy, like choosing whom to marry. What makes the difference? Well, generally there are three factors that influence how difficult decision-making is: the amount of available choices, the perceived degree of difference between those choices, and the level of importance associated with making the correct choice. Unfortunately for those seeking to move, deciding on which moving service to use can feel like choosing from a vast crowd of companies that all offer the same things – and making the right choice is crucial.
The truth is, though, that all movers are not created equal. Here are some factors to consider when selecting a moving service. With these in mind, you can make your decision, and your whole moving experience, a good deal easier.
In any buying decision, price is an obvious factor. At TAD Relocation, we like to say that price is what you pay, while value is what you get. Here’s the thing: while different movers might look like they offer different rates, the truth is that most of them will end up charging you the same amount because you’ll be getting the same services in the end. When you see a price that is thousands less than the prices of competitors, it’s almost definitely not taking into account many of the costs and activities that will be necessary to complete the move.
We’ve actually heard stories of moving companies offering a low rate, but then holding items hostage until their customers have paid a collection of associated fees. Make sure that a price is reflective of good value and isn’t just a ploy to gain your business.
Another factor to consider is the insurance offering from the company you choose. Many companies will offer insurance on the items they move to ease concern on damages suffered during the process. Check to see if there is extra valuation coverage. A basic offering such as sixty cents per pound will not insure you for very much, so if you desire more protection, choose a company accordingly.
For insurance, it’s also worth looking into your homeowners insurance policy. Some policies may offer coverage during the moving process, and this can affect what insurance offerings you need from a moving company.
Licensed and Experienced
Finally, it’s important to ensure that the moving service you choose is properly licensed or accredited with appropriate business bureaus. This is an easy way that you can ensure that you’re choosing a reliable company.
To ensure that you’re choosing an experienced company, it’s also a good idea to rely on recommendations from family, friends, or others who have used the same moving service in the past. If you are moving into a community, take their referral into account. Many communities have relationships with moving companies, and the companies that they recommend are the ones that they have developed a high level of trust with over time.
There’s no denying that choosing the right moving service can be a tough decision, but if you take these factors into account, you can make the process easier. If you want to be sure you’re making the right decision, get in touch with us. At TAD Relocation, we have the expertise to help you select the perfect mover for you and make your moving experience as smooth as possible.