How to Stay Away from Moving Scams

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Learn How to Find an Honest and Reliable Mover for Your Needs

Moving is a pretty common habit in the States. Whether it is because you want to be closer to your workplace, have a better neighborhood, or have found a better home, moving is inevitable. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most stressful tasks. Besides the fact that you have to literally pack your entire life, you should also be aware of moving scams. There are many individuals out there that can’t wait to take your business and take advantage of your inexperience. That’s why we recommend you follow these guidelines when hiring a mover.

Gather Information
If you know any neighbors or friends that moved recently and were happy with their moving contractor, you can ask them for references. Word of mouth is the best way to find a reliable mover. If this doesn’t work, then you always have the Internet as a great source of information. A simple search for moving companies in your area will probably reveal many contractors.

Investigate
In order to make sure you choose an honest moving company, you must do a bit of research on each of your potential contractors. The best way to start is by checking with the Better Business Bureau. A company  that has no complaints with the BBB is a company you can trust. You should also look for license information. Many companies have their own websites where they post information about their services, rates and license.

Estimates
The final step is to ask for estimates. Since most movers offer free estimates, feel free to order as many as you want. One thing you should be careful about is the way they handle your estimate. When a mover tells you an estimate over the phone, without checking the things you want to move, it may be a sign that you will be charged more later on.

When calling for estimates, don’t forget to contact Desi Moving Company as well. We are a reputable moving company that offers all sorts of services, from piano moving to commercial building relocation. Call us at (510) 646-7458 if you reside in San Jose, CA.