Things You Need to Do to Hire the Right Kendall Movers
Other than getting recommendations, doing a background check and estimates, is there anything you can do to get the right mover? Of course. There are. If you want to get the right mover, you can do these things.
Show the estimator everything you want to have moved
Yes. We recommend you to show the estimator everything you want to have moved. When an estimator comes to your home, show them your closets, backyard, basement and attic. If on the moving day the foreman believes you have significantly more staff than what was calculated in your estimate, he can challenge the original estimate. That is, before everything is on the truck, not after. He can’t force you to pay a higher amount. He doesn’t have to move your stuff for the original amount, either. If this happens, you don’t have a lot of other options. You’d want to make sure the estimator knows about the conditions of your new home as well. While the estimator is at your home, try to get as much as information as possible about the company. Find out how long have been the company in the business. Make sure that it will be moving your stuff itself and not contracting the job out to another mover.
By the time the estimator leaves, you should have get
- The moving company’s full name as well as any other names under which the company does business
- The moving company’s address, phone numbers, email, and website addresses
- Names and contact information for the moving company’s references
- USDOT and MC license numbers
Review the estimate
The estimate you get may be a combined document which, when signed by you and the company’s representative, serves as your order for service and bill of lading. Along with the inventory list created when your belongings are loaded, those documents are the basic documents any mover should provide you with. Make sure that you see the words “written binding estimate” at the top and the mover’s signature with a date at the bottom.
As you get your estimates, collect them I a brightly colored (to make it hard-to-lose) moving folder. Keep the folder open in plain sight as later estimators come in. This will show them that you are doing your homework and thus encourage them to be honest and may be even give you a more competitive quote.
Don’t have time for this? Just call us Kendall movers and we will make your move a smooth, quick and stress-free process.