As we reported in an earlier blog post, about 31 million Americans move every year with most of those concentrated during the “moving season.” AMSA, the American Moving and Storage Association, gathered relocation statistics and found that the top five most popular months to move were May, June, July, August, and September. Demand for high-quality local moving company services increases during these high-volume months; A Mother’s Touch Movers in Melbourne, FL is your best resource in planning ahead and completing your entire move stressless and hassle-free. We recently added a seventh truck to our fleet precisely to serve our customers even more efficiently during peak demand.
Relocating to a new home or apartment is an exciting move to make! For some the process is emotional and overwhelming. For others, it is an opportunity to start anew, literally, ‘out with the old and in with the new.’ There is a wealth of moving information available on the internet, millions of “dos and don’ts” that can add to movers’ anxiety. Below we have consolidated some of the best practices we have learned at A Mother’s Touch Movers from our 5-Star customer reviews and 30 years of successfully moving families and individuals throughout Florida. After all, is there anything more comforting than “a mother’s touch?”
1. Know Who You Are Hiring
To best ensure your prized possessions arrive safe and successfully, be sure your moving company is insured, licensed, and bonded. Many moving companies in Melbourne, FL will hire just anyone to fill out their moving team in the busiest of times. But at A Mother’s Touch Movers, our movers are professionally trained, reliable, and punctual. All employees are thoroughly background checked and drug tested so you can feel comfortable inviting them into your home.
2. Verify Reputation and Reliability With Third Parties and Average Consumers
If you do not have a trusted contact who has used the company, check with the Better Business Bureau and do not underestimate Google reviews. A Mothers Touch Movers has an A+ rating with the BBB (A Mother’s Touch Movers near Melbourne, FL | Better Business Bureau. Start with Trust ® (bbb.org)). We work every day, all day, to ensure all employees go above and beyond to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and uphold this important measure of quality. Like it or not, people quickly turn to Google reviews to share their complaints about any business; some surely are viable, and others may truly be nonsense. However, when busy consumers visit Google to share a positive review, they are making an extra effort to show appreciation of a service well done or maybe one that exceeded expectations. That is what we strive for, 5-Star service and exceeding expectations.
3. Get Estimates
Many companies offer free estimates but be leery of those that fire off an estimate without actually asking specific questions about your move such as location to and from, requesting a site visit to your home or business in person or virtually to assess the safe transport of your items, and what type of service(s) you need. Will you be packing your own items, will you need both packing materials and unpacking services, what is your timeline to move, and will you require storage? Also be wary about estimates that seem far lower than others, or a company that does not seem as busy as you might expect during the most popular moving months. The moving industry is competitive and those that provide the highest quality service stand out because they offer a personalized, honest approach. Many are often locally owned, meaning you are welcome to visit their facility in person, meet team members, and observe services, equipment, and materials on hand.
4. Ask the Right Questions, Expect Accurate Answers … You Want Specifics and Specialization, Not “Bait and Switch”
How does the company handle specialized furniture needs such as a piano, gym equipment, a BBQ grill, billiard table, a 60” TV? Do they have specialized skills or experience with these items? What about priceless antiques, delicate glass, vases, and ceramics, and do they have specialized packing products and materials for valuable pieces of art? These are added-value (or added-cost) services that you should know from the estimate and not on moving day. And, what if there is a mistake or accident? Do they have a rapid, responsible, and fair policy to address any issues?
5. Be Suspect Of Large Deposit Requirements
A moving company should not require a large deposit, often never more that 20 percent, if a deposit is required at all. At A Mother’s Touch Movers, we do not require payment until your belongings are safely delivered. If you are working with a company that requires a deposit, it is recommended that you make that payment on a credit card so you can dispute the charge should any problem occur. A mover should never hold your items hostage, charge you a ransom, or any more than was estimated. If that happens, contact the Better Business Bureau. As we stated above, credible companies take that ranking very seriously.
Florida is the hottest and sunniest relocation market in the nation. Competition to secure a quality professional moving company that will treat your family members, current home, new home, and most valuable possessions safely, with care and compassion, and specialized experience will be in high demand May through September and beyond.
Consider this final thought from the Consumer Reports website How to Choose a Reliable Moving Company – Consumer Reports. “If you hire a moving company based in your area, you’ll avoid being tricked into doing business with an unscrupulous mover operating solely over the internet, says Scott Michael, president and CEO of the ASMA, a trade group that represents companies that handle local, interstate, and international moves.
A Mother’s Touch Movers, Brevard County’s premier moving company, has been serving Florida for over 30 years. We are here for you and we are proven with a 5-Star Google review rating. Whether you are making a residential move with your life’s treasures or a commercial move with your critical or fragile business equipment, your move is personal to us. It becomes our top priority from start to finish.
Contact A Mother’s Touch Movers – the premier moving company in Melbourne, FL and beyond – for a free and thorough estimate today and receive the quality 5-Star and BBB A+ services you deserve.