One of the most important decisions during your moving process is whether or not you’ll be working with a moving company. Choosing a reputable company can make or break the moving experience. However, the homeowners who are willing to do the physical labor, handle the logistics of moving, or simply believe they can’t afford to work with movers are missing out.
Finding a quality moving company may seem like an impossible task, but when you break it down, it really isn’t. They key is to do your due diligence and research who you’re considering working with. Once you find the right moving company for you, the end result will be worth the digging.
When you start speaking to your friends, coworkers, or in your online research, you may come across some horror stories of moving companies that quote homeowners with lowball prices only to jack them up later in the middle of the move. Then there are the stories where some moving companies hold property hostage until the homeowners fork over some more cash.
These examples are clearly some of the worst out there, but unfortunately, instances like this do happen. Since you’re looking for the sure-fire way to determine which moving company is right for your family, and what the advantages of choosing a privately owned company are, we’ve come up with a list of benefits.
1. They’re local
Choosing a privately owned residential mover that’s in your area will help you avoid being tricked into doing business with a shifty moving company that operates only on the web. Whether you’re planning a long distance move or are relocating to the other side of town, you can actually visit a local company’s office, see their equipment, and get a feel for how they operate.
2. Estimates are available
In your research, you should obtain at least three written in-home estimates from different professional movers. A good locally owned company will be honest with you and upfront about the cost so there’s no confusion later. If the company offers to do a phone or online estimate without sending someone to the site, be cautious as this may be a scam.
3. Dedicated service
A locally owned and operated moving company wants you to be happy with the moving experience. Here in Iowa, we know how good it feels to have someone looking out for your best interests when they’re providing you a service. We take care of our neighbors here, which means you’ll get good-quality service leading up to, on, and after moving day is over.
4. Personalized moving services
Business chains tend to focus on taking as much work as possible, which often takes away from the customer experience. Locally owned and operated businesses depend on their customers in a more direct way, which means they want their customers to be happy. Choose a privately owned company to help you through the moving process so you can avoid unpleasant experiences.
White Glove Movers is a locally owned and operated moving company that helps people in Eastern Iowa with local, interstate, and intrastate moves. Because we’re locally owned, we can charge less than our national competitors because we have lower overhead costs.
We offer packing services as well as large item moving. Whether you’re moving to the other side of Iowa or across the country, we’re here to make moving day a breeze. Give us a call today to receive a free estimate.