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Relocating is stressful. Don’t add headache by picking the wrong mover. A poorly-researched company may not treat your belongings with care. It could even try to scam you. Excel Moving and Storage, a trusted Carolinas-based mover, has provided these five tips for choosing the right company.

1. Start Researching Early

  • Excel recommends beginning your search at least eight weeks before moving. If this isn’t doable, begin as soon as possible.

2. Find Recommendations and Reviews

  • Ask friends for input on their preferred mover.
  • Search for movers online, and take note of any reviews left by previous clients. One online complaint doesn’t necessarily indicate a bad company, but make sure there isn’t too much negativity.
  • Real estate agents constantly help people move. Your agent may be able to recommend one mover over the others.

3. Gather Multiple Estimates

  • Make sure to get an in-person estimate of how much your move will cost.
  • Pick a mover who charges based on weight instead of cubic feet to ensure an accurate estimate.
  • Don’t settle on the first company that comes into your home. Keep your options open and compare costs by considering bids from three movers, at least.
  • Determine why your estimates vary. Higher-priced moves could come with a greater level of service, while lower prices could indicate fraud.

4. Beware of Red Flags

  • Confirm that the company is licensed, insured, bonded, and registered with the Department of Transportation. If a mover fails any of these checks, look elsewhere.
  • Find a physical address for the company; verify it online or in person. Only shady movers will not have a real address.
  • A reputable mover will brand its trucks and put its movers in uniforms.

5. Request Documentation

  • The Bill of Lading, Rights and Responsibilities, and contract are necessary documents for a move. You are entitled to the first two, and a copy of the contract. A professional mover will provide each without hesitation.

Follow this advice from Excel, and you will have a successful move. Call Excel today for a free estimate.