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3 ways to find reputable moving companies

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Finding a Local Moving Company in Denver is a stressful experience. It is expensive too! You need to plan well and take precautions to avoid any kind of bad situations. The most important thing is to find a reputable moving company. Follow the following steps to find a reputable moving company.

1. Check out the local companies. Use a phone book to call the local real estate agents who might recommend some reputable moving companies. Make a shortlist of companies that are operating in the market for at least the last 10 years.

moving2. Call up the shortlisted companies and ask them to come over your house to make a survey and give an estimate. Find out whether they will be doing the job themselves or they will be subcontracting the work. Ask about their trucks and storage facilities.

Find out whether they provide packing service as well. Within the price estimate, ask them what service they are going to provide.

Ask about insurance also. Compare the prices and services provided by each of your shortlisted companies.

3. Based on the price estimation and the kinds of service they will provide, further shortlist the companies. Try to get references of these companies. Choose the one with better recommendation.

On the moving day make sure that the people you hired are on the spot. Sometimes, the companies subcontract the work. So, the people you met while doing your home survey may not show up on the spot. If something like that happens, cancel the contract right away. You should be cautious not to sign anything on a blank paper. Before signing any document read the instructions thoroughly. This will ensure safety of your items.

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4 common mistakes homeowners make when moving to a new house

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After you find your new home, you have to make sure that the actual moving process goes on smoothly. Here are four mistakes movers make when moving to a new house.

Not getting quote in person

Most people obtain quote over the phone or the Internet. Any quote that is obtained in this way is non-binding. That is, if the cost of moving goes up than that mentioned in the quote, then the customer cannot complain. You must do a visual survey of your household goods by a reputable mover and get a guaranteed quote.

Waiting too long to hire a mover

You must make your visual survey at least 4 to 6 weeks before you plan to move. Summer times are busy and so you might not find any mover if you don’t book them early.

Misrepresenting what you are moving

You should show everything you plan to move to the surveyor. If you add things later, your quote won’t be binding anymore. You will also waste time in packing the extra items later. If you are unsure whether to take certain things or not, ask the surveyor to put those items in the list anyway. It is better to cut down cost later, than to add more.

Hiring a mover based upon price rather than reputation and service

Don’t hire a mover only because they are providing the service at a lower price. You must check the reputation of the company and also the quality of service they provide. Movers that provide cheaper service may not provide a good service. For example, the van they will bring will not be sufficient enough to transport all your stuffs together. If you transport it in two trips then you might lose some items. So, even if it costs you a little more, always hire someone with good reputation.

If you plan to move in the future, try to avoid these mistakes. By planning to move ahead of time, you can move very comfortably.