Moving can be a very stressful and emotional experience and, without the right precautions, can quickly turn into a most unpleasant one. The best way to avoid this potential situation is to look for moving companies in Chicago that are reputable and can provide a wide range of moving options.
Taking the First Steps
Most people these days look first to the Internet to find moving companies, but this can be deceiving. The Internet can be helpful, but you want to start with a company that is local.
So, you need to search the phone book (online or offline) or contact your real estate agent to find reputable local moving companies. It is best to find ones that have been in business for at least ten years. Make an appointment with each of them to come to your house, look over the scope of your move and do an estimate. Ask questions about the company, Department of Transportation (DOT) and Motor Carrier (MC) license numbers, company website address, email, and references.
Also visit their office to determine their legitimacy and check out their trucks and storage vaults. Their trucks should be marked with the name of their company permanently on their trucks.
The Next Steps
Now you can return to the Internet and do further research on the information you gathered. It’s easy these days to find articles of incorporation to verify how long a company has been in business and take those DOT and MC license numbers and make sure that your moving company not only has the licensing authority to perform your move but that they have the insurance to do so.
The Final Steps
You can also make a quick check with the Better Business Bureau. Members of the Better Business Bureau pay to belong to it so the best use of this organization is to check for any complaints that may have been made against any of the moving companies in Chicago you are considering. The minimum rating should be satisfactory or better.
Finally, you should call and check the references that were given to you to see if previous customers were pleased with their moves. This source of data is probably the most informative as it can provide a more personal picture of the business and its dealings with its customers.
Aaron Bros Moving System, Inc has served residents in the Chicago area since many area. To request your quote for local residential moving, visit their website.