Moving List For Home Selling
With the Delphine Homes Team, customer satisfaction is paramount, including a solid moving list that can ensure a smooth transition. From customizing your marketing plan to showing your house and helping you prepare for the big move, we are there every step of the way for your total benefit. However, there are some aspects of moving that are simply out of our control. If we can’t personally help, we at least want you to be informed, so that you can have the quickest, smoothest, most enjoyable transition from your old home to your new house and life.
One facet of the moving process that is sometimes forgotten in the excitement of selling is the actual move. In their haste, many families simply choose the first moving company they can find to help get the job done. Unfortunately, there are too many disreputable companies that frequently garner complaints for theft, damage or overcharges. In order to avoid this unnecessary hassle, here are a few things you can do to protect yourself.
First and foremost, do your research and due diligence. This should be near the top of your moving list. Complaints about interstate moving companies as well in-state moving companies can be found in multiple online and offline locations and researching them can be a quick easy way to rule out unprofessional companies.
For interstate companies, check https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/hhg/Search.asp. In addition, the Better Business Bureau keeps track of open complaints about companies. If any of the companies you are considering have complaints filed here, think again and look for other providers. The risk outweighs the gain.
The next thing on your moving list is to procure an in-home, written quote that encompasses everything. If the company you are considering does business in a professional manner, they will offer to visit your home and do an inspection in order to accurately assess the amount of labor that will be involved. They will then provide you a price estimate in writing. Any company that tries to give you a vague, unwritten quote over the phone without a visual inspection is not worthy of your business and will most likely overcharge you on your actual moving day.
Another thing on your moving list is to make sure your preferred company has mover’s insurance. This insurance will protect owners from damage or for lost or misplaced items.
This insurance is technically required by law, but many low-end moving companies ignore the law and do business without it. When choosing a company, ask for proof of insurance and find out what is included and excluded in your coverage. Many companies will have multiple options for coverage, and being fully compensated for damaged or lost items through the mover’s insurance can be prohibitively expensive. An alternative is to check with your homeowner’s insurance, which may also provide similar coverage at a lower cost.
Family Unpacking Moving In Boxes From Removal Truck
More Questions to Ask a Potential Moving Company:
- Will the company handle the entire move themselves or sub out some of the work? If sio, make sure the subcontractor is sufficiently insured, including workers comp. The less your possessions are transferred between hands and trucks, the better.
- Does the moving company have its own employees on the company payroll, or does it use temporary workers? Ask to see workers’ background verification forms.
- Does the company take credit card or cashier’s check? This is to ensure that you will be better protected. It is advised not to pay cash.
- Make sure everything about the company is professional and reputable, including website, local address, trucks with logos and company name, and their employees.
After successfully going through the process of choosing a realtor, listing your property, showing it to buyers, and closing the deal, the last thing you need is to show up at your new house with broken or missing possessions. It is well worth your time and money to find a professional moving company that will get you and your things to your new home and get your new life started on the right foot.