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Good moving companies are indeed hard to find; the same goes for packing companies as well. It seems like they all advertise how great their companies are, some even brag about their effective service. Unless you know someone who has personally been one of their customers, you just can’t settle for idle boast. The good thing is that there are indeed reputable moving companies out there and we have the skinny on what it would take for you to find them.

What sets a reputable company apart from the newcomers and scammers is the way that they do business and how they treat customers. For instance you would know that you are dealing with a company that is above board when they give you a copy of the booklet called “Your Rights and Responsibilities when you Move”.  This booklet has just about everything that you need to know about moving in terms of rules and regulations and it is the type of publication that some moving companies would not want you to see.

A good moving company would also work closely with you and is patient enough to explain everything to you before you sign on the dotted line. Most movers do this in the form of a checklist to determine how much items you have in your home; they may even be able to give you an estimate quote at no cost to you. And speaking of quotes, moving companies that are being run by considerate people would provide you with the different types of quotes so that you can easily make the right one that is suitable for you.

You should choose and stay with a moving company that tells you upfront about the cost of moving plus additional services that you may need. Too often shady and unprofessional movers neglect to tell customers about all the fees upfront so that by the time they are ready to get moved in to their new home, the rats suddenly increase. This evidently forces the customer to pay extra money for the release of their household goods.

A good moving company representative is one who would answer all your questions about all the aspects of your move. Don’t leave the mover’s office until they can show you a copy of the company’s insurance and proof of license as well. Any company that would shy away from giving you these two pertinent information, then you should move on to the next moving company on your list.

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Written by Margarita Hakobyan

Margarita Hakobyan is CEO and Founder of Moverscorp.com.