There is no shortage of moving companies in business throughout the state, the nation, and the world. With so many options in existence, how can you be sure you are making the right choice when it comes to selecting a moving company? When you hire a moving company to transport your boxes, you are entrusting complete strangers with the things that are most precious to you. Every mover’s worst nightmare is trusting a moving company with their belongings, only to have their boxes arrive at their new place of residence, spend hours unpacking, and realize that some of their beloved possessions have been destroyed beyond repair. Other companies may not necessarily be unreliable when it comes to keeping your belongings safe, but they may be slow to respond or lack the attentive customer service necessary for helping customers who are going through a potentially stressful life event. So, when it comes time to choose a moving company to help you with your local, interstate, or international move, these are some of the top things to take into consideration before making your selection.
- Check their reviews – One of the easiest ways to tell if a moving company is capable of delivering on their promise of safely packing and transporting your boxes is to check their reviews to see what other customers have said about them. All businesses will likely have at least one or two bad reviews from difficult customers or the inevitable mistake here and there that comes naturally any time human error can come into play, but if a moving company’s reviews are numerous, and most of them are good, that is a good base metric for determining the average quality of their services. If a moving company’s reviews are few or disproportionately bad or neutral, that could be a sign that the company is either not very experienced or has earned their chronically bad reputation due to subpar service.
- Check their website – A moving company that is proud of their accomplishments will be sure to mention any awards or accolades they have received on their website. Star International Moving Solutions, for example, is a Top 10 agent in the nationwide Arpin Van Line Network, was voted Best New Arpin Agent in 2009, and has an A+ Better Business Bureau rating. Moving companies that have demonstrated their competency and professionalism and have proof to back it up should always be top contenders when you are narrowing down your search for the perfect moving company to trust with your belongings.
- Meet with multiple moving companies – Look for moving companies that offer free in-home move surveys and meet with at least a few of them to see which company is the most responsive, provides the most competent customer service, and can give you an estimate that fits within your budget. This will give you a much more well-informed idea of which company will be able to professionally, affordable, and efficiently manage the moving project for you. You can view countless websites and read every review a company has, but the best way to see if you feel comfortable with a particular company is to interact with them for yourself.
- Take notice of responsiveness – When dealing with any business, you want to receive responses and answers to any questions you may have professionally and in a timely manner. When reaching out to moving companies that you are interested in hiring, take note of how quickly each business responds in relation to their business hours. Also take note of the tone of their responses. This will help you develop a clearer understanding of how the company views their customers and how likely you are to be able to reach them should any last-minute changes of plan occur.
With all of the options available nowadays with a simple Google search, choosing the right moving company for you can seem like an overwhelming task. If you keep these tips in mind, however, you will find that these suggestions will help take a great deal of the guesswork out of selecting the right moving company to make your move go smoothly and with minimal, if any, complications. Star International Moving Company satisfies all of these suggestions, making Star International the best choice for moving companies if you are moving to or out of the DC or northern Virginia area. Whether you are moving locally, to another state, to another country, or even if you are a business owner who needs to move your small business or large corporation, Star International is available to make your moving experience as easy and stress free as possible. Star International also offers storage options for short- or long-term storage needs. Store your belongings during a move or indefinitely. Regardless of your moving and storage needs, Star International is the solution for all your moving needs.