Interviewing a Mover
If you’ve decided to hire a mover, you want to find the right company
to trust with moving your valuables. Use this list of questions to help
find a reputable mover.
- How long has the company been in business?
- How long has the salesperson or estimator you’re speaking with been in the industry?
- Is the mover certified?
- Have any complaints been filed against the company? If so, what
were they and what measures have they taken to rectify the situation?
Check with the Better Business Bureau.
- Does the van line have a formal quality ratings program? If so, what are these scores and can you see them?
- How experienced is the actual moving crew?
- Is the moving crew bonded?
- Is there a third-party service provider that will be involved
in moving specialty items like a pool table, piano or grandfather clock?
If so, who are they? If not, how will such items be handled?
If the company is local, drive by their establishment to see in what kind of condition the building and trucks are kept.
First impressions really do count. Judge your estimator on their
professionalism, attention to detail and responsiveness to your
inquiries. Also make sure they give a thorough explanation of their
pricing and process, e.g., whether the estimate is binding or
nonbinding. These things can be very telling of the company philosophy
and how comfortable you'll be working with them.