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How to find moving companies near me?

Find moving companies near me

Looking for moving companies people do two things nowadays – ask their friends for any references or go online and look for the “local moving companies near me”. When searching, the results are extremely overwhelming, more often than not, there are so many choices that you don’t know where to start, which would be the right fit for your individual move.

A lot of the companies out there are scams or are completely unreliable, so how do you find someone you can find someone in your area and someone you can trust your valuables to, you ask. Well, there are a few things that we recommend: if moving yourself is an option then you should choose that, but we understand that most of the time it is not the case and you need help. When looking for Virginia moving companies to move down the street, within the state or across the country, here is how to select the best movers for you. VA Movers are here to help you find the right moving company and following these 4 easy steps will make it easier for you to make the right decision:

Step one:

When looking for a moving company, search “moving companies near me” or “moving and storage companies near me”, add your zip code or city and state, either of your origin or the location you are moving to. Now, like on this website, you will be able to fill out an instant quote allowing you to provide basic information that would provide a rough estimate on the cost of the services needed. Pick out a few companies that are priced in the mid-range, lower range, and higher range of the quotes, don’t limit yourself just to the cheapest quotes as they are not necessarily all-inclusive or accurate prices provided.

Step two:

After narrowing your list of moving companies nearby the next step is to look for customer reviews. Do not limit yourself to the review on the companies’ websites, also look at reviews and comments on independent websites and blogs. Comments and opinions of current and past customers are very important to see how the local company lives up to one’s expectations. This will allow you to look at the way the company accommodates and listens to the needs of their clients, the variety of services they provide and what they specialize in. Narrow down your choices by selecting the company with the highest rated reviews and recommendations.

Step three:

After receiving an instant quote and looking over the customer reviews VA Movers advises you to do your own research on the companies. Look up how long the company has been in business for, the company address, phone numbers, licenses, the type of employees will be handling your property, you can go as far as checking their hiring posts and looking up “moving companies hiring near me” to find our the minimum requirements the companies are setting for their employees. See if the company will be using permanent employees, subcontracting others or using temporary hires. Make sure to measure the clearance space in your new residence prior to moving day. You don’t want to arrive at your new home only to find that your furniture won’t fit through the front door. See if the trucks used are permanently marked or with temporary magnets or signs – remember, all of your possessions will be in there, make sure it are not being scammed. See if the companies have insurance included or as an added cost for your valuables, and ask how they handle damages, losses or accidents affecting your things while in their possession or under their supervision.

Step four:

Once you end up with somewhere between three to five companies, and researched the company yourself, the only thing left to do prior to making your final decision is to call and set up an appointment for a virtual or an in-person estimate. This is where a representative of the moving company will virtually review your belongings needing their services or come to your home or office to provide a more accurate written estimate of the cost of your move looking at the valuable to be packaged, moved, and/or stored.  You will go over the pricing, timeline and other details pertaining to your move. VA Movers provides this service free of charge. After reviewing all of the information received and researched, you can freely choose the best moving company near you.

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