By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
When you are deep in the weeds of moving--new residence, new locale, new everything--you may neglect one of the most vital decisions you will need to make--which moving company should you contract to physically move all your belongings? Selecting a reputable moving company in Denver is crucial to having a successful move, so follow these suggestions for choosing the best mover for your needs.
Ask for Referrals
Ask your realtor for a moving company referral. They have experience with who's wonderful, and who is not wonderful but has a shiny bright website designed to lure you in. Google movers in your area--then check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for ratings and complaints.
Check for Registration
When you look for movers, you should be able to get the company's DOT registration number along with their contact info. This means they are members of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are in compliance with federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be fair with you.
Get Your Estimate in Writing
Professional moving companies have employees on staff to do exactly that—assess the specifics of your move, put together written estimates, and fundamentally be the point person for you. If your move is not complex and you have all the specifics on what you're moving a phone estimate may work; if you have a big house with lots of storage, a basement, and a shed, they should send an estimator to your residence to view the full home to ensure an accurate rate. Your estimate should be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.
On Moving Day
Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It seems a bit dumb, but make sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate paperwork all match. Professional movers are willing to tell you who they are employed by; if a bunch of guys arrive in haphazard t-shirts, feel free to show them the door. They should also bring the applicable equipment and supplies--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.
The crew leader should walk through your house with you to verify existing defects in furniture. Some movers will even take pictures of scratches, scrapes, and dents with a smartphone and send you the pictures, so if there is transit damage it's simple to confirm.
Moving to Denver can be anxious, but with the right movers it can be lively and fun, also. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in business long enough to make it fun, so we are your point person for any move in town, across the country or around the globe. Contact us today!