When you’re preparing to move, the last thing you need is to worry about is working with a moving company that causes more stress. From giving you a lowball quote only to hold your belongs hostage until you pay more later to not showing up at all, these types of movers give the industry a bad name. Below are some tips to help you avoid working with Bay Area movers that do not have your best interests in mind.
Stick with Local Movers Bay Area for the Best Results
A simple way to protect yourself from unscrupulous movers is to work with local movers Bay Area. Taking this approach allows you to to deal with real people and speak to them during the plan of your move versus only getting an online quote and hoping everyone shows up on moving day. Even if you need long distance movers Bay Area, we recommend hiring locally based companies.
Verify the Credentials of Each Moving Company
Moving companies that transport household goods between states must have a special number assigned by the Department of Transportation (DOT). The DOT number also serves as a license to provide moving services. Before you consider hiring a moving company, ensure it has proper licensing. This includes having the DOT number displayed on its website and all printed material as well as a carrier number from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Obtain Estimates and Know the Signs of a Possible Scam
Be wary of any moving company that will provide you with a quote without asking enough questions about your stuff. Reviewing your moving inventory is necessary to provide you with a truly accurate estimate. You should also question any estimate that seems unusually low compared to the others since this could be a sign that the moving company will increase its price once it has all your belongings in its truck.
Get a Free Quote from Magic Movers
Magic Movers is proud of our reputation as honest and hardworking Bay Area movers. You can see what past customers have to say about us by checking our reviews on Google. We look forward to helping you move, whether it’s somewhere else in the Bay Area or across the country.