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When it comes to moving, there are a lot of options in what you can do. You can be ambitious and try to move all your belongings yourself, but if you feel like you can’t handle that, you could always hire a mover or moving company for you. Movers can help you pack your things, drive all your stuff to your new property and unload it all for you. But there’s always the risk of finding a less-reputable mover who can end up costing you more money and time than you wanted.
Choose a local company, unless you’re moving far away: To save some money, choose a local company if you can. If you choose a local company, typically charge an hourly rate for a truck and crew. If you’re moving farther away, you may want to consider on hiring a company from your new location or old one, but keep in mind that they would typically start charging kilometres and potentially on weight as well.
Cheap doesn't mean best: Going with a cheap company doesn't you’re getting a better deal. These companies can have poor service and/or incur charges on you later. There’s also the risk of running into fraudulent companies.
Get the quote /estimate after inspection: A company should never give you an upfront quote or price without looking at your belongings first. If they do this over the phone, hang up and don’t even consider hiring that company. They should come to your home first to inspect your belongings and the distance from your old place to your new one, and then they should be able to provide you a quote.
Check your insurance: Call up your insurance company and see if you have coverage in the event that there is an accident. Also ask the moving company if they offer liability coverage. Remember, if you pack things yourself and there is an accident that way, then the moving company will not be responsible for any damage.
It’s never a bad idea to ask your real estate professional on what to look for when hiring a moving company. There’s always the option for self-moving, and click here for more moving tips. Making sure you find a reputable home mover will make your home moving experience a lot more easy and smooth.
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