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Finding A Moving Company To Move You Into Your New Home

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On July 29, 2016

 

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You have finally found the home of your dreams and you are ready to pack all of your belongings up so that you can move into that home.  Moving doesn’t have to be a dread, rather if you hire the right moving company it can actually be somewhat fun.  Heed the following tips when hiring a moving company  and you are more likely to have a nice experience.

  • Check the moving company’s reputation before you hire them to help you move from your old house into your new house. You can do this by asking your friends and family and/or by checking with the Better Business Bureau.  If folks have had a bad experience with a moving company or any company for that matter they are going to be sure to spread the word.
  • Make sure to get any estimates on moving your belongings in writing. You don’t want to be scammed with the old bait and switch that so many moving companies are getting a bad rap about.  If you have an amount in writing you will be able to dispute if the company tries to change the price for no reason and hold your belongings until you pay the new price.
  • Make sure that your belongings are covered in case they get harmed in transit. It is worth it to get insurance  to cover your belongings if they mean anything to you at all.  Full value insurance is a good idea if you have a lot of valuables that you won’t be able to replace easily if they are damaged during the move.  It may cost a bit more than other insurance but it will be worth it in the long run.
  • If you want to make sure things are done right by the moving company you can always get in there and help out when they are packing your items up. You can watch to make sure they do things right if you don’t want to help.

Again, moving doesn’t have to be a huge hassle, it can be a good time and an exciting time in your life, especially if you are moving out of an old home into your dream home.  Don’t let hiring a less than stellar moving company be an issue for you.  Do your homework and hire a moving company that will do things right the first time.

Courtesy of Huntsville AL Real Estate Broker Mike Manosky.

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