Do you want to move from or within Los Angeles and in search of a moving provider? Then, you probably wonder how to find the top service without spending lots of time searching online. Here, we are going to provide you with some useful tips.
Across the country, over 30 million people move their houses or apartments on an annual basis. Therefore, there is always a demand for moving services. In Los Angeles alone, there are hundreds of registered and informal moving companies. So, no wonder, clients want to choose the best possible one. Below, we have listed some useful tips for this purpose.
#1 – Word-of-mouth marketing
Marketing buzz is something you can actually rely on. Do not hesitate to ask your friends, workmates, neighbors or other familiar people who have experienced moving about the company (or companies if they have moved several times) they have used. Their feedback may be really valuable and help you to find the top moving service.
#2 – Research comments on the Internet
If you do not have friends, workmates, neighbors or other familiar people who have experienced moving, look for positive reviews online. Use Yelp, Facebook or any other platform you find reliable. Pay attention to the companies who have more than 150 comments on their count, years of experience and an average rating of 4.5 out of 5. Look through the feedback and check whether there are some warning signs or not.
#3 – License and insurance are must-have
All the top Los Angeles moving companies are on formal record and have their own DOT (Department of Transportation) numbers, with the exception of them providing only in-city service. Knowing the number, you can check their license, transportation insurance and complaint history (which is our next tip).
#4 – Study the complaints
When you think of a particular company, check its complaint history. If the moving provider is federally registered, it has its DOT number that makes checking easier. You can find all the negative comments online either on the same sites you have researched testimonials and ratings or via other searching tools like the Better Business Bureau.
#5 – Be sure the company offers all the services you need
Ensure that movers know about all your stuff that should be moved. Discuss in advance moving of some large furniture so that they can prepare the needed equipment. If you live in an apartment building, do not forget to mention your floor, availability or lack of elevators and so on.