One of the more convenient ways to move from your current location to the next is if you were to do so through an Internet moving broker. Whether you are moving small or large items, the broker website makes it extremely easy for you to move. Instead of having to do all the hard work in finding a licensed mover, the moving company comes to you.
With a quick register at one of the online brokerage website, you can put up the dimensions and weight of the items that you wish to move along with information on the pick up and drop off points. You also get to tell the broker how much you are willing to spend and how soon you wish to receive your items. Mere minutes after filling out the online form you can expect for your phone to be ringing off the hook with notification from bidding companies who are ready and willing to move your items.
For those who are too busy to shop around for a moving company and need to move as soon as possible, this would be a great option. But like everything else one has to be careful since as convenient as this may be, consumer reports have suggested that if you use this service, you are doing so at your own risk.
The thing with these websites is that it is easy for one to think that they are dealing directly with a moving service providers when in fact they are dealing with the middle-man or in this case, the broker. As much as there may be professional movers on the website, there are also a lot of scam movers there as well. And since the broker cannot decipher which company is legitimate or not this could be a huge problem for you.
Since no one wants this to happen to them, it’s best that you take precautions before you begin such a transaction. One of the first steps to take is to get more information about the company from the Better Business Bureau. You would also be better off if you ask for referrals from past customers, friends and even those in the real estate business.
Also, be aware that the hourly moving rates that you were quoted by the broker on the phone may not likely be what you would end up paying by the time the movers get to your home. The only way this can happen is if you were inaccurate about your items’ size and weight. In scenarios such as these, the moving company would more than likely increase the prices on your items at a moment’s notice.
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