After finding the perfect Knoxville home for sale, it’s finally time to start planning for your move.
In between packing up all of your belongings and choosing the right Knoxville moving company, things can get a little hectic.
Choosing the right moving company is important. After all, they will be handling some of your very precious personal items. Here are 5 super tips to finding the right moving company.
If you haven’t moved in awhile, you may not be familiar with local moving companies.
It can be helpful get recommendations from friends, family members or your realtor. Were they satisfied with their movers? Did they feel like they paid too much? And, most importantly, would they use the movers again?
Personal recommendations from someone you know can be a good starting point. An opinion from a friend, family member, or your realtor can be very helpful, since you personally know the person the opinion is coming from.
You don’t have to hire the first moving company you talk with. It’s generally a good idea to get a few different quotes.
Based on this information you should get a pretty good baseline of what you can expect your move to cost. Some companies will come in really high while others may come in really low.
With that information, you can select a company or two to come out and give you an estimate in person. It can be very helpful for someone who works in the business to be able to actually see what will be moved. With that information, they’ll be able to give you the best estimate possible. That way, there are no surprises on your moving day.
Doing a little research into each Knoxville moving company is just as important as getting a quote from the moving company.
Before you go ahead and book a moving company, it is very important to see what past customers are saying. Do they have rave reviews of the company? Or, do past clients have major complaints about their move? There is really nothing more telling about a company than what past clients have to say.
Of course, there can always be crazy customers, but a who slew of bad or great reviews can speak volumes about a company.
Searching for reviews on places like Google, Yelp, or Facebook are all good places to start. Before signing on the dotted line, it’s important to know what you’re signing up for.
You can check in on the company on the Better Business Bureau by visiting their website here. You’ll be able to see if there have been any complaints about the company in the past few years. You can also find out if the business is accredited by the BBB.
You’ll also want to make sure that the moving company is licensed and insured to move you legally. You can do this by visiting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. You’ll be able to see if the moving company is legally able to serve as a moving company, any reported inspections and crashes, and if the company is carrying proper insurance
These are two very important websites to check in on a moving company. Believe it or not, there are some moving companies out there they offer their moving services when they’re not legally allowed to do so.
Finally, it’s important that you ask the tough questions before hiring a moving company.
Selecting a moving company is more than just their quote and reviews. You want to be prepared so you know their policies and procedures on the day of the move so there are now surprises.
A few good examples of questions to ask a Knoxville moving company include the following:
These are just a few of ideas you should be prepared to ask a moving company. Be sure you get all of your questions answered prior to the move.
Hiring movers is a big deal. Moving can be costly, so you want to ensure your hire the right Knoxville moving company. In addition, these movers are going to be handling all of your personal items, so you want to sure your items are kept safe. A dependable moving company can make a huge difference on your move in day.
Are you thinking about buying a Knoxville home this year? Please let us know if there is anyway that Knoxville Home Team can assist you. Rick can be reached at 865-696-9002 or via email at [email protected]. Kati can be reached at [email protected].
Start off your home search today on our Knoxville Home Search Page.
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