It's important to hire professional movers to take care of your relocation. When the right team is working for you it lessens the risk of damage, delays, and losses. However, it can be hard to determine who is really a professional moving company and who just looks good. Here are a few ways you can tell that you've hired moving professionals.

The Mover Offers Upfront Pricing

Professional moving companies offer pricing transparency. It should be easy to find out how much your move will cost with a free moving assessment and written quote. The final cost of the move can change, but movers should do everything they can to create detailed and accurate estimates, including providing in-person assessments.

Your Movers Have a Good Reputation

Quality moving companies also have great reputations within the local community. Look to see what previous customers have said about their movers in online reviews, such as through Google Business. 

You can also check to see if they have a BBB-accreditation and see what rating they have too. The Better Business Bureau rates companies based on their customer service, number of unresolved complaints, and other related factors. So they can give you an overall idea of the professionalism of the mover at a glance.

They Are Fully Licensed and Insured

Everyone should check if their residential moving company is licensed and insured. Movers often need to have multiple licensing, including a state provided license for household moving services, and a DOT license issued for interstate moves. A professional mover will also be required to carry a variety of insurance to protect customers, employees, and their own business.

The Packers and Movers Are Prompt and Professional

Movers should arrive on-time and in uniform before any appointment, whether it is to pack up your dishware or for the big moving day. If they are professional movers, they'll likely get to work quickly without compromising or cutting corners. This means, the movers should use padding and blankets to protect your home, as well as, specialized equipment to carry heavy or bulky items safely.

Your Movers Take Customer Service Seriously

The right moving company will also keep you in the loop on any changes that occur during a move. If you have a question or concern, you should be able to get in touch with someone at the moving company at any time of day. Professional movers will also do what they can to ease your concerns or make the move easier, such as offering online shipment tracking or rearranging appointments wherever possible.

Learn About a Free Estimate from Our Professional Movers at Daniel's Moving & Storage

You've found a professional mover in Daniel's Moving & Storage. Since 1978, our BBB-accredited and A+ rated movers have served local residents and businesses. We are an agent with Atlas Van Lines, a pillar in the moving industry. So, our team has the resources needed to help you with local moves, long-distance relocations, interstate moves, and even international moves

Call us to find out more about our moving and storage services during a free, in-home consultation and quote.