Moving is a big deal. There are lots of emotions involved, so you need to make sure you’re thinking logically about all aspects of the process. Sometimes, fly-by-night moving companies take advantage of unsuspecting people. Smooth Move doesn’t want this to happen to you. Here are four things our local moving company recommends to help you avoid a scam.
- Do a little research. How long has the moving company been in business? During that time, how many names have they used? What is their rating with the Better Business Bureau? These are all important facts to consider.
- Don’t work with a mover who won’t give you references. Any service provider with a good reputation will be more than happy to let you talk to former customers. If a mover shies away from doing this, consider doing business elsewhere.
- Don’t trust incomplete estimates. The more detailed the estimate, the more accurate it will be. Pay attention to the types of questions you’re asked during the estimation process. Be wary if the estimator hurries through the discussion.
- Don’t hand over a cash deposit. If anyone ever asks for a cash deposit, whether they’re a mover or provide another type of service, think twice—especially if the business isn’t well-known. Unfortunately, some people will take your money and run.