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What to Look for in a Moving Company

Moving soon? Not sure what you should be looking for when it comes to hiring a moving company though? Our Calgary movers have been in the moving business for more than 30 years and have put together the following list to help make your search a successful and safe one.

Moving houses or offices is usually a monumental undertaking. There are so many logistical aspects to work out that it can quickly become an overwhelming experience. But by hiring the right local moving company to help you relocate from one place to another, you can at least make it a much smoother process. Here's what you need to look for in a moving company so that happens.

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What to Look for in a Moving Company

There are a number of things you should look for in a moving company before deciding to hire them. As you'll be trusting them to move your most valuable possessions, you want to have the peace of mind that they can be counted on to do so in a safe and professional manner. Here are the main things you should consider and find out before signing on the dotted line.

Ask the people you trust most

Even though we now live in a digital world, word of mouth referrals are still one of the best ways to find reputable companies who can help solve the problems you're facing. This is especially true when it comes to finding a professional moving company in Calgary or wherever you may be. Just be sure you trust the person giving you the referral and ask them if they have any relation to the moving company in question.

Browse their online reviews

Online reviews, especially ones on Google, tend to skew one of two ways. Either people have had an extremely positive experience, or they've had a really bad one. Both are extremely important to keep an eye out for when searching for a moving company in Calgary. Browse the reviews of the company you're considering and try to see if there's a pattern you can discern, whether positive or negative.

Sometimes disgruntled employees or competitors will write fake reviews, so you'll want to see how the moving company responds to these negative ones. Do they say there's no record of this customer in their files or call out the disgruntled employee by name? Those are good signs that the moving company is proactive and the reviews are most likely fake.

You'll also want to be wary of positive reviews that don't mention moving much or the services they provide, as these ones could possibly be from the friends or family of the moving company. Search out the reviews that give great details about their experience with the company, as those are most often the most legitimate ones.

See how long they've been in business

While it's admirable to want to support newer businesses, there's something to be said about longevity in the moving business. Moving companies that have been around for awhile have seen and dealt with all the problems or challenges that eventually arise in the relocation services industry. They can quickly troubleshoot any issues that may pop up and are generally better prepared to deal with stressful or unexpected situations. 

Need some Calgary movers to help you relocate? At Precision Movers we've been providing residential and commercial moving services in Calgary for more than 30 years. We also specialize in piano moving, safe moving, and heavy furniture moving. Call us today for a free no obligation quote and let's get you settled in your new space. 


Make sure they're licensed and insured

Anyone who has a moving truck can call themselves a mover. But only those who are licensed and insured are legally obligated to protect your property and replace it if it gets lost or damaged. That's why you want to be extremely cautious of the fly-by-night movers who sometimes pop up. These outfits are rarely licensed or insured, and if a problem with your property occurs, they're usually on to the next city before you even realize anything bad has happened.

Trust your gut

After you've narrowed down your search using the above criteria, it's time to trust your gut. You most likely will have spoken to someone from the moving company you plan on hiring and should use that conversation to help you gauge their trustworthiness and professionalism. Use your instincts and if for whatever reason something doesn't seem right, don't be afraid to say thanks but no thanks. 

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To find out more about our moving and storage services, and how our professional Calgary movers can help you save time and money during your next relocation, visit us at Precision Movers Ltd. 8-4040 Blackfoot Trail SE Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4E6. Or you can contact us by calling 403-540-4393 or by filling out our online contact form.

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