Moving to Calgary? Find the Right Moving Company for the Job!
- March 9, 2018
- By Cody Battershill
Relocating to Calgary? A Few Tips to Help You Find the Right Moving Company...
Is a move to Calgary on the horizon for you and your family? If so, doing a bit of research on what moving company you should use can go a long way in saving yourself from headache down the road.
Our belongings are important to us, which is why we purchased them in the first place! In short, you'll want to look for and use a moving company who will treat your stuff with the same care and attention as you would.
While certain things such as dishes or monitors can be replaced by moving insurance if broken, there are some things that aren't so easily replaced and simply priceless such as a family heirlooms and other objects with sentimental meaning.
Therefore, when you are shopping for the right moving company it’s important to remember that the lowest bidder isn’t necessarily the best.
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Customer Service is Everything
One of the most important things to look for is all around customer service from the very start - when the moving company sends out a professional representative to give you a quote that by all means should be fair and reflect the size of the move.
This person should also help you understand the costs involved and present you with an all-inclusive written contract. It’s your responsibility to understand this contract, so ask as many questions as you can until you feel comfortable.
Any company with representatives who are reluctant to answer any questions you might have should be skipped. Move on to the next moving company if this is the case!
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Importance of Reviews: Google, BBB, Word-a-Mouth...
The best way to find the right moving company is to ask your friends, family and neighbours about companies they have used and if they were pleased with their services.
Word-a-mouth sometimes gives the strongest and most influential reviews as you are hearing it from someone you care about.
Another good way to find reviews is to do an in-depth search online. Look for moving companies with extensive years of service, a quality web page and solid reviews on Google, Facebook and any other online source you can think of.
Also, be sure to look at the Better Business Bureau (BBB) website for any complaints made against the moving company. Any at all on the BBB should be considered as a huge red flag!
Canadian Association of Movers (CAM)
Also be sure to visit the Canadian Association of Movers consumers website, your one-stop-shop for everything you need related to moving.
This page is dedicated to providing consumers with professional moving / storage companies who have shown that they are reliable with past customers and have become respected in the industry as a result.
- Visit the Canadian Association of Movers today