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Questions to Ask a Potential Moving Company

August 19, 2020

Whether you’re buying in one of the new home developments near Lehi, UT or another area, it can be tricky to choose the best moving company. Many people don’t move that often, so they don’t have a preferred business. To pick the right movers for you, ask each one these important questions.

Do You Offer Estimates?

Movers should be able to provide you with an accurate estimate – which can help you budget and also be a good way to avoid price changes. Ask if they have any extra fees and make sure that everything they give you is in writing. Read your contract carefully to check for other charges that might show up on the bill. You can also ask for a not-to-exceed estimate, so you know the maximum you can expect to pay. Asking details like the size of the truck and how many movers will be scheduled that day can help assure you are covered and avoid issues on moving day.

Will You Give Me References?

Ask for references from the moving companies you are getting estimates from. Good companies will be happy to offer references. It’s a good idea to get several references for each of the companies you are considering. You can look at the Better Business Bureau’s website as well as online reviews to help you determine if the companies are reputable or have any complaints against them. Doing thorough research to learn as much as possible about a mover’s history can help you avoid a scam.

What’s the Best Payment Option?

Some moving companies only accept certain payment types or charge extra fees depending on how you’re paying. For example, using your credit card might come with an extra fee. Check for discounts to save money on your move such as paying upfront, military discounts, senior discounts and more!

What Services Are Offered?

Even if you’re just moving locally to a home near Lehi, don’t assume that a company offers the specific services you may need. If you are looking for services such as furniture assembly, packing or storage, many movers offer these add-ons. Ask ahead of time and be sure to get an idea of the additional cost. Other specialized services such as having a car transported or a piano moved may not be available from your movers and you may need to hire a separate company.

Will an Inventory of Items Be Created?

It’s useful to have an inventory of everything throughout the move so you can organize and keep track of your items. Often, professional moving companies will make an inventory for you, so you can ensure that everything was moved safely. This is vital for any move but especially if you are making a long-distance move. Go through the inventory once you arrive to make sure that everything has shown up in good condition.

A lot goes into picking a moving company and being provided with the right information will ensure you have the best experience. Write down these questions and don’t be afraid to add more as they come to mind. The more information you have, the better.

Reach out to McArthur Homes for more tips on how to have a great moving experience.


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This post was written by Paige Giles

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