Everyone wants high-quality, affordable movers, but not all moving companies provide stellar services. While it’s crucial to select the best moving companies, it can be tricky to know which companies truly are the best. To make it easy, we’ve compiled a quick list of factors that top companies tend to have in common.
1. Do They Have Great Reviews?
While you can’t please everyone 100% of the time, you certainly can please most customers most of the time. At least, we believe this to be true. If you offer great services, you’ll get great reviews. It’s as simple as that.
The best moving companies generally will be rated between 4 and 5 stars, and have great referral rates. If you see a company with a bunch of 1 and 2 star reviews, this definitely isn’t a good sign. At Move 4 Less, we are proud to have a 4.89-star rating, but even better, we have a 97% referral rate, which means our customers are happy to recommend our services to their friends and family.
There’s nothing we love more than to hear a customer say that we made their move as easy as possible. We truly understand how stressful moving can be, and do our best to get your move completed in a timely fashion, no matter what size move you might have.
2. A Professional Image Is Crucial
In our industry, it is not uncommon to encounter a moving company with one or two generic trucks and no full-time employees. They might just have a bunch of part-timers who aren’t really experienced movers.
The best moving companies take their image seriously and ensure that their trucks prominently state the company name as well as their phone numbers and license and insurance information. After all, our trucks are a great source of advertising, so why wouldn’t we decorate the trucks with our logo and information?
The reason why many companies don’t do this is simply because they aren’t quality movers. In some cases, their number of complaints and bad reviews makes it necessary to be a bit covert. These companies tend to change their names frequently as the bad reviews pile up.
If you contact a moving company and the representative on the phone doesn’t immediately identify the business name or uses a name different from the name you have, this is a red flag. The best movers are proud of their services, and have no problem painting their name on their trucks or answering the phone with the legitimate business name.
3. Free Comprehensive Consultations
At the top of each of our webpages, you’ll find a box that states, “Get A Free Quote.” When you start to fill out this section, you’ll find that we ask several questions to provide you with the most accurate quote possible.
We also can take it a step further and come out and visit your home to provide you with an even more thorough cost estimate. In many cases, just knowing the number of bedrooms and bathrooms gives us a pretty good idea of the scope of your move. However, in some cases, you might have an abundance of stairs or unique items that need to be moved and it can be smart to have us come out to really get an idea of what your move entails.
The best moving companies will contact you to ask questions or set up an appointment to visit your home or apartment and truly get a fix on how much stuff and the kind of stuff, for lack of a better word, that will be moved from place to place. If a company charges you for a consultation or simply gives you a basic quote without asking questions, this can be a red flag and you may end up with some extra charges on your moving day.
4. Great Movers Are Experienced Movers
It might seem as though anyone could provide you with moving services. After all, it probably wasn’t that long ago that you bribed friends with pizza and beer to help you move from one place to another.
Truth be told, however, moving can be a bit of an art form. For instance, we have to navigate up and down stairs without bumping or damaging furnishings. We have to load up a truck so that the items are safe and don’t jostle around during transport. In many cases, we have to crate delicate and expensive items such as TVs, artwork and even pianos.
If you have a house full of expensive furnishings, expensive appliances and other precious items, hiring experienced movers is the best way to ensure that all of your items are as well-protected as possible. Throughout the years, we’ve handled more than 15,000 apartment moves, 35,000 homeowner moves and nearly 10,000 commercial moves so we have the experience that you need for your move.
5. They Provide Extra Services
Some moving companies are just there to load up the truck, drive it to your new place and unload, and that’s the extent of their services. However, the best moving companies understand that people often need more help than that and provide additional services.
For instance, at Move 4 Less, we can provide you with packing and unpacking services. We can disassemble and reassemble furnishings, hang pictures and mount TVs to walls at your new place. We specialize in senior moves, and we are an approved vendor for all of the senior communities in the Las Vegas area.
Keep us in mind for other unique moving situations. If you need a piano moved, our team of experienced movers can help. We can provide you with appliance delivery and set up. Las Vegas hosts a myriad of conventions throughout the year, and if you have an expo booth, we can help with moving and set up. Moving naturally comes with its share of headaches, but hiring a moving company shouldn’t be one of them. We highly recommend that you use the aforementioned advice to select the best moving company. Obviously, we hope you select us, and we are happy to help with any level of local or long-distance move you might need, so give us a call and we’ll get started calculating your free quote.