What to Look for in a Moving Company in Denver

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you're up to your eyeballs in moving--new house, new locale, new everything--you may neglect one of the most important selections you'll have to make--which moving company would be the best one to contract to actually move all your belongings? Selecting a reputable moving company in Denver is critical to your move's success, so follow these tips for choosing the best mover for your needs.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your real estate contact if they have a moving company who they would recommend. They are aware who is good, and who's not great but has a snazzy bright website designed to lure you in. Google movers in the area--then check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for reviews and complaints.

Check for Registration

When you search movers, you should be able to get the company's DOT registration number along with their address and phone number. This means they are affiliates of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are adhering to federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be fair with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have customer service coordinators on staff to do precisely that—go over the details of your move, assemble written estimates, and basically be the point person for you. If your move is simple and you have all the details on what you're moving an over-the-phone consult may work; if you have a large residence with lots of storage, a basement, and a barn, they should send an estimator to your house to view the whole home to ensure an accurate quote. Your estimate must be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It might seem kind of stupid, but be sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers uniforms, and the estimate documents all are similar. Professional movers are happy to let you know who they work for; if a bunch of guys show up in random t-shirts, feel free to show them the door. They should also bring the correct equipment--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew manager should walk through your house with you to verify existing blemishes in furniture. Some moving companies will even snap pictures of scratches, scrapes, and dings with a smartphone and send you the images, so if there is transit damage it is easy to prove.

Moving to Denver can be stressful, but with the right movers it can be lively and fun, also. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been around 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!