Whether you’re planning a commercial or residential move, quality moving information resources can help you make the most of it. In recent years approximately 17% of Americans relocate annually according to a figure published in DSN Retailing Today. That translates into a high demand for professional movers and for related resources for moving.
The abundance of moving information available over the web can be overwhelming. However, these three steps can help you make sense of it and make the most of your move:
1. Take advantage of authoritative moving information resources from relevant professional associations and government websites.
2. Check out the on-line resources of the major companies offering moving services.
3. Use "fare-compare" websites to arrange the best deal from a moving service company.
Access professional moving services information from trusted sourcesTrade associations and government sources can provide trusted information and referrals for Business Moving Information. Use these moving resources to find and evaluate a potential mover, and to learn all you need to know on how to plan and make your move.
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) offers information on individual moving service companies and a way to post any complaints.
Obtain quotes and arrange estimates from national moving companiesThe major national movers can be found through websites that offer multiple preliminary quotes and estimates.
Find the best deals for moving services from "fare-compare" websitesSeveral "fare-compare" sites offer discounted rates or comprehensive referrals to several different kinds of movers. Online directories provide quick access to local movers across the country.
- Shop around. Obtain on-location estimates from at least three professional movers.
- Check on their safety record. Follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration link above to investigate your potential moving service company.
- Always get the quote in writing before starting the job. Otherwise, the movers could charge much higher than the initial estimate.