You would think that choosing moving companies would not be all that difficult if this is what you think you would be wrong. The Better Business Bureau reports that in one year alone they received close to 8,000 complaints about movers in the US; most of the complaints stemmed from lost or damaged property, but there were also numerous complaints about charging for time that was not worked, arriving late to start the move and refusing to honor commitments and estimates made prior to the move.
Moving is hard enough as it is without being surprised with damaged possessions or a bill for services that you didn’t expect. To avoid these unpleasant surprises is it up to you to check the background of Chicago moving companies you are considering.
Always get referrals:
Ask people you know; neighbors, people at work and friends if they can recommend a good moving company. If you are new to town and have yet to meet many people, ask the real estate agent that helped you find your new house for a referral.
Get multiple quotes:
Always get at least three quotations and compare them against one another. Never agree to a telephone quote, it is simply not possible to give an accurate cost to make a move without seeing everything that is going.
There are certain “red flags” that you should look out for. If a company wants money up front, the company may not be legitimate. If the estimator shows up late or seems not to know what they should be looking for or have difficulty in giving you straight answers to your questions, keep looking.
Check with the BBB:
The Better Business Bureau is there to help people who are looking for Chicago moving companies. Check with the BBB, consider those that have an excellent rating. If they are not listed by the BBB, keep looking.
With a little preliminary work and attention to detail,you will be in a position to separate those movers that you can rely on to do an excellent job from those that won’t or can’t.
There are many Chicago moving companies, but only a few have the expertise and reliability that comes with 45 years of experience. If you are looking for the premier moving company in Chicago, you are invited to contact Aaron Bros Moving System, Inc.
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