Maybe you receive a flyer for a moving company in the mail. Perhaps you find a mover online. Either way, never assume that you’re getting accurate information. According to the Better Business Bureau, moving-related fraud is on the rise. In 2021 alone, individuals and families reported more than $730,000 lost to moving scams, an increase of 216% over the previous year.1
How can you tell if a moving deal is too good to be true? Trust your instincts. If the price appears too low or you can’t pin down the mover’s physical business address, try someone else. The same goes for any moving company representative who dodges questions. Reputable movers should offer transparent pricing, conduct in-home estimates, and provide referrals and copies of their insurance documents upon request.2
Be sure to interview at least three moving companies. Costs and services can vary hugely from one to another. And make sure they come to your home to determine the cost of your move. Discuss any special needs, such as crating art work or mirrors, at that time.
Book your movers as far in advance as possible… especially if you’re moving in high-move seasons or at the end of a month. Booking in advance ensures you get on their schedule and often the cost of the move is less expensive if you book at least a month in advance.
For help finding trustworthy movers, reach out to us. We’d be happy to share our recommendations.