Perform a visual survey of your household goods and give you a not-to-exceed or binding price. A phone survey is not a guaranteed estimate.
Give Written Estimates—do not accept a verbal estimate.
File and Publish a Tariff—Reputable movers have filed a tariff with the government for state-to-state moves. The tariff outlines exactly how their prices are calculated. Movers may discount from this tariff, but they may not exceed it. If a mover does not have a published tariff they are not a reputable mover.
Ask for payment upon delivery, not before.
Not jeopardize quality service by “low-balling” the estimate for your move. An estimate that is significantly below that of other recognized movers is a red flag.
Have his/her own moving trucks and equipment. A reputable mover will not show up in a truck marked with another moving company’s name on the side.
Be designated as a ProMover by the American Moving & Storage Association, AMSA.
Information taken from Move Advocate September 2011
Author:Brandi Rademacher Phone: 253-224-6663 Dated: September 27th 2011 Views: 4,341 About Brandi: Brandi Rademacher with RE/MAX Realty South is the Professional Realtor who other Realtors come to fo...
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