Are You Going to Move to Palm Springs? Don’t be Stressed Out
Moving can be complicated. Yes, this includes the process of finding a mover. However, there is no reason to get stressed out in hiring a mover. With just a quick research and some planning, you can eliminate much of the stress that is associated with a long-distance move. Here are some tips to avoid a stressful move.
Talk to your friends
A good mover is will have happy customers that are eager to share their opinions. Ask your friends and/or look to social media if they have had positive experiences with any mover.
Find a trusted advisor
You can talk to home improvement contractors or real estate agents who work with movers every day. They can give you a professional perspective.
Open your Yellow Pages
Are you looking for Palm Springs movers? If so, open your Yellow Pages. It is important to know that not all moving company websites represent legitimate moving companies. Here, your local phone book can help you to find established moving companies with actual physical addresses. Make sure they have real brick and mortar offices.
Check the business credentials
After you have made a list of movers you are considering, contact each company. Get their full legal name, their ‘doing business as’ or DBA names, the numbers of years in business as well as DOT and MC license numbers. With these credentials in your hand, you can reference FMCSA resources to see if a mover is federally licensed.
Get price estimates
Reputable movers will comply with federal regulation which requires an in-home estimate. A representative of the company will want to visit your house in order to survey your goods and then provide an estimate of cost. Make sure you schedule at least two visits so that you have confidence in the estimates you receive.
Be cautious of estimates that are given over the phone or internet without a visual survey. After all, the way you describe your belongings and the way a mover views them could differ which can lead to changes in pricing. This is why face to face meeting is important. It will clarify these points and help to ensure accurate pricing from the start.
You’d also want to inquire about valuation option. The valuation option you choose will determine the mover’s maximum liability for damage or loss caused by their handling and transportation. The liability will be based upon their tariffs, federal laws, and regulations. Keep in mind that the liability has certain limitations and exclusions.