If you are using the internet to find a cross-country mover, you have a good chance of landing on a rogue mover website. How will you know the difference? This blog will help you find the right pro and questions to ask before hiring a mover.
Recommended Steps to Find the Right Pro
- Ask family and friends for referrals to movers they have used in the past.
- Contact the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM) for a list of professional, qualified movers in your area. Ask them for any recent alerts on rogue movers.
- Check the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in your area to see if the mover is a member, for how long, and if they have responded and resolved any complaints.
- Check their Google ratings and reviews. Did their reviews start within the last year? If so, this is a warning sign of a rogue mover.
This is a warning sign if a mover does not have an address on their website. Some rogue movers will list an address that is an apartment or an address of an office tower. Google the address; if it is an apartment, do not contact the mover. If it is an office complex, take the time to drive by the facility and go inside to see if they are listed in the directory.
A professional mover will list their address on their website and marketing materials. They will also have signage on the front of their building with their name and logo. They will have an office/warehouse and you will most likely see a truck or two in their lot with their name on it.
Remember, you are entrusting everything you own to a mover. Ensuring the moving company you hire is professional is worth the time and effort.
For more information on finding the right pro and the questions to ask before hiring a mover, contact Premiere Van Lines toll-free at 1-877-671-6683. Premiere has 11 franchise locations across Canada; all are Canadian Association of Movers members and proud agents for Atlas Van Lines.