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Movers in Texas

 

Hiring local or long-distance movers can be a hassle, especially when you hear about other people’s horror stories. You may be apprehensive about hiring Texas movers for your upcoming move to the state.

 

Luckily, iMoving can help! We provide a moving referral service that offers an easy and secure way for you to connect with the best local or long-distance Texas moving companies that offer the moving services you need.

 

The iMoving service is simple. You enter your zip code, destination zip, size of your current home or apartment, and any specific services you require. Then we match you up with five or six of the best Texas movers who offer those services.

 

By using our service, you can forego spending hours researching movers to try and figure out who offers the most affordable and valuable service. We do that leg work for you. Our team personally vets every mover that is a part of our network.

 

We research the movers’ certificate of insurance, local or state authentication, years in business, reviews, and conduct a personal interview to ensure they are the real deal. And if any mover gives our clients trouble, they are swiftly removed from the service, as we maintain the highest standards.

 

Moving Services in Texas

 

Local Moving

 

  • Defined as a move that is within the same state. Exceptions may be moves from one end of Texas to another.
  • Most local movers charge per hour, with a minimum number of hours that must be booked.
  • Cost may also be dependent on the distance involved in the move.
  • Long Distance Moving -
  • Moves that have you crossing state lines are classified as long-distance, even if the distance between the cities is minimal.
  • Long-distance moves can vary greatly in cost, depending on the distances involved. For instance, a move from New Mexico to Texas will cost less than a move from California to Texas.

 

Boxes and Supplies

 

  • Moving companies within the iMoving network can provide boxes and related moving supplies to people who are packing up their homes or businesses.
  • If you are planning to pack up and unpack items on your own, requesting boxes and supplies is easier than trying to find these items through various retailers in your city.

 

Packing Services

 

  • A “full service” moving service from a local or long-distance mover in Texas includes packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking.
  • It is the most expensive moving service, but it is also the one that will involve the least amount of work for you. The movers will take care of almost everything. The most you will have to do is supervise workers.

 

Storage

 

  • Local and long-distance movers in our network offer short-term storage services in connection with your move.
  • If you have not secured long-term living arrangements in the Texas city where you are relocating, you can keep your items in storage until that date.

 

Business Services

 

  • When relocating a small or mid-sized business, it is important to specify that you are requesting business services.
  • iMoving.com will connect you with movers that specialize in moving services. These movers can connect you with an employee who will oversee the move.
  • That employee can help arrange the various services you need, which may include packing, loading, workstation assembly/disassembly, and more.

 

Factors to Keep In Mind When Moving to Texas

 

Nicknamed the Lone Star State, Texas is one of the largest states in America. While there are many stereotypes about Texas, it is one of the most diverse and interesting places to live in the United States. Major financial, oil and gas, and tech companies are also based in the state, making it perfect for young professionals looking to establish themselves.

 

One factor to keep in mind about moving to Texas is the heat. If you are moving from the Northeast or the Northwest, you will be used to much colder climates, especially in the spring, fall and winter months.

 

Texas winters are mild, while the summers are hot and humid. If you are not moving into a home or apartment with built-in cooling, you would do well to invest in air conditioning for your residence shortly after moving in.

 

Here are some other tips to keep in mind when your moving date is getting close.

 

Finalize Travel Arrangements

 

With six weeks to a month left before your move to Texas, it is time to iron out your travel arrangements. Book flights, trains and/or hotel rooms as necessary. It can be helpful to stay in a hotel for one or two nights, as you are moving into a new house, instead of heading straight for the home the same day your flight arrives.

 

If you have any friends or family in the part of Texas where you are moving, you may want to ask if they are free in the days after you move. It is always nice to catch up with familiar faces as soon as you move to a new place, as they can show you around and help you with initial unpacking or shopping.

 

Cancel or Move Utilities

 

Do not forget to close out your utility accounts at the place where you are living. Many people assume it happens automatically, but you will continue getting billed for the days after you move unless you inform the utility company.

 

You may be able to transfer some of your accounts if the same company provides electricity, gas, water, phone, or internet service in the city where you are planning to live. But all other accounts must be closed - and then you will have to create new accounts after you move.

 

Pack Essentials for a Couple Weeks

 

Depending on how you time your interaction with a moving company and your moving date, you may have to go a couple of weeks to your new home without all your possessions.

 

It is a good idea to pack the essentials that your family will need for the first two or three weeks. That includes clothes, toiletries, household items, and electronics that you use daily.

 

And anything that you do not have space to pack should go in a list of items that you will need to buy as soon as you arrive in Texas. Now you will be sorted for the first few weeks, before your big furniture and other possessions arrive on the moving truck!

 

Question to Ask Before Hiring Movers in Texas

 

Here is a list of frequently asked questions that can help you as you are planning your local or long-distance move to Texas.

 

1. Will I receive a quote from moving companies ahead of my move to Texas?

 

Yes. Any moving company that is a part of the iMoving network will provide you with a quote. You receive quotes in two stages. The first quote is a rougher estimate, which you get when you input some details about your move on our site. The second quote is more detailed, which is delivered after someone from the moving company inspects your home or apartment.

 

2. What is the difference between a binding and non-binding quote?

 

A binding quote is a final price that you will pay for your move, provided you do not request any additional services. With iMoving, any final quote that is delivered by the moving company is 100 percent binding. You will not be seeing any hidden or added fees on your final bill.

 

A non-binding quote is just that. It is not binding and your final bill may be drastically different. It is never a good idea to hire a mover based on a non-binding quote.

 

3. How do I know if a mover has the appropriate certifications and insurance?

 

You can have peace of mind knowing that every mover suggested by iMoving has a certificate of insurance, proper local or state authentication, and the relevant insurance to operate.

 

But you are always able to ask the movers to prove these facts to you. Movers who are unwilling or hesitant to provide you with the information you request should not be hired.

 

4. Do movers offer special services for handling heavy or valuable items?

 

Yes, most moving companies in Texas that are a part of the iMoving network will provide special services if you need to move heavy, delicate, large, or valuable items. Simply request these services when you ask for a moving quote, so you are matched up with the relevant companies.

 

5. How long does it take to transport items during a local or long-distance move?

 

The time it takes to move your possessions is dependent on the distance involved with your move. A local move should be done the same day. Long-distance moves can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

 

The moving company should provide you with detailed information about when your items are packed up, loaded, and moved on the truck. They should also indicate the date when your items will be delivered before you go ahead with the move.

 

6. How is payment to a moving company handled?

 

You can deal with a moving company directly, making a down payment and then paying the final bill when services are rendered.

 

It is also possible to pay movers through our secure platform. iMoving offers protection on your transaction, while we strictly enforce binding final quotes to protect you from hidden fees.

 

7. What happens if an item is damaged during the moving process?

 

When you request a moving service from a company within our network, they will provide you with basic insurance on your possessions.

 

Enquire about the insurance on offer, as some companies offer more comprehensive insurance than others.

 

If an item is damaged, you can file a claim and receive compensation that is either a set dollar amount or equal to the value of the item.

 

It is also possible to purchase additional insurance, either through the movers or independently, for valuable items that are being transported. Such insurance is a good idea if your move involves antiques or expensive items.

 

Easy Ways to Lower the Cost of a Texas Move

 

The first step to saving money on your Texas move is to take advantage of the iMoving referral service.

 

By visiting iMoving.com, you can get a list of the five or six moving companies that can handle your local or long-distance move. These companies will offer all the moving services that you need. You can compare their initial quotes, contact two or three companies, and conduct inspections of your home or apartment.

 

Then you can assess their final quotes, before deciding to hire the moving company that offers the best services for the lowest rates. If you are interested in saving even more money, here are a few tips that should help.

 

Organize a Week Before Your Inspection

 

A week before you are planning to have specialists from moving companies arrive at your home or apartment, it is time to start organizing. Go through every single room and split up your items into two piles. One pile is for items you will take, while the other pile is for items you will sell, donate or throw away.

 

Do not take everything with you, as moving is the ideal moment to downsize your possessions. Those clothes, electronics, or accessories that you have not touched in the past year should be sold, donated, or thrown away.

 

The fewer possessions involved in your move, the lower your binding quote will be.

 

Pack Yourself

 

A sure-fire way to lower the total cost of your move is to take over the job of packing and unpacking. Inform the movers that you will only require a quote for loading, unloading, and transporting your goods.

 

While packing is time-consuming, exhausting, and frustrating, you can save a lot of money by doing this job yourself. And if you are moving as a family, everyone can chip in to bring down the workload for each person.

 

Find Free Boxes

 

Movers do provide boxes and moving supplies, as mentioned above. But you can always look for free boxes through Craigslist or other sources. And you may already have some supplies, such as scissors, cutters and tape, on hand.

 

Take Care of Everything But Moving

 

If you are hoping to pay the least amount possible for a local or long-distance move, you can attempt to take care of every task besides driving the moving truck to your destination.

 

It will involve a lot of work, as you will be responsible for packing, loading, unloading, and unpacking. But families can get everyone to chip in, while individuals and couples can always enlist help from their friends.

 

Contact local movers who provide the sole service of moving your items from your current residence to the place where you are moving. You will get far lower quotes, as compared to services that include loading and/or packing.

 

Final Thoughts

 

iMoving.com offers residential and commercial customers who are moving to Texas an easy platform to handle their upcoming local or long-distance move. It takes less than a minute to enter information onto our site and get a list of five or six reputable movers who can handle your move.

 

With a proper understanding of the differences between various moving services, you are better prepared to deal with local or long-distance movers. You are aware of any issues involved with moving to Texas, while you can be sure to take steps to save money on your upcoming move.

 

DSL VS. Cable Internet: Speed, Cost And More | iMoving

If you are searching for internet service after your move into a new location, the two popular internet types available are cable and DSL. The two will fetch you a strong connection to stream movies, check email, take part in Zoom meetings, and more.

 

However, each comes with its strength and weaknesses, but we think your best bet is to choose cable.

 

DSL internet is the ancient option, with much availability and direct monthly rates (often around $50 per month). But it has restricted speeds and is not even as fast or reliable as a cable.

 

Cable internets can have more Byzantine contracts and surprise fees. But its speed can be as fast as 10 times DSL. And, in some situations, it can also be cheaper, with prices starting from around $20 every month for the most affordable plans to more than $100 per month for superfast gigabit speeds and package options.

 

In this article, we will discuss the details about DSL and cable, so you can choose which is the best option for you. Let’s dig in!

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet at a Glance

 

Cable internet is fast and cheap; it can reach gigabit speeds (although it still can’t be as fast as the upload speeds of fiber internet). DSL is slower but one can be easily ordered and installed. Both internet types often provide you the option to package with other services, such as landline phones, streaming services, and cable TV.

 

Comparison Table

 

Features

DSL Internet

Cable Internet

Download speeds

.5–100 Mbps

10–1,000 Mbps

Rate

$27.99–69.95/mo.

$19.99–109.99/mo.

Gigabit speeds?

No

Yes

Symmetrical speeds? (upload/download are the same)

No

No

Bundle options?

Yes (landline phone, streaming services)

Yes (cable TV, streaming services)

 

The Differences between DSL and Cable Internet

 

DSL and cable both provide internet service to users, but they run on different network connections. DSL operates via land-line telephone's copper wiring, making it widely available but also a bit old-fashioned and slow. DSL usually tops out at around 100 Mbps for download speed.

 

Cable functions on the coaxial wiring spread by a cable company. Premium cable plans are more expensive than DSL, but the cable is faster, more reliable, and offers better options for bundling with cable TV or even a mobile phone plan. Download speeds of cable are up to a high of 1,000 Mbps, or 1 Gbps.

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Structure

 

DSL is one of the oldest internet technologies after dial-up and it makes exclusive use of your local phone line to send data and connect you to the internet. There are two major types of DSL connections namely: symmetric and asymmetric.

 

Symmetric offers the same upload and download speeds, while asymmetric provides download speeds that are higher and its upload speeds are lower.

 

DSL, unlike cable, gives a non-stop, dedicated connection to your business, which means that the connection is for only you and is not being shared among any neighbors. Also, DSL is always connected. Since it runs on different frequencies for phone and internet, you can easily be on the phone and still browsing the internet at the same time, with no interruptions.

 

As regards setup, the internet provider will typically determine the needed equipment depending on your subscription; also supply you with it.

 

Majorly, this equipment will be used:   

  • A DSL modem establishes the connection between the telephone line that contains the DSL service and your PC.
  • A router, which sends the data from your modem and delivers it to your PC
  • A line splitter, which features two connections, each for the DSL and the phone line.

 

Cable internet or DSL is so much different, as it works via the current coaxial cables used to send a cable to your office, and telephone lines. Similar to DSL, your internet provider will give you the needed equipment, like a cable modem against a DSL modem. The modem links up to a coaxial cable in your business premises, letting the signal be converted into data that are transferrable by your devices.

 

Moreover, cable internet operates on a shared network and this can reduce performance and lead to lag time during peak internet congestion times; this is a huge difference between DSL and cable.

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Availability

 

DSL and cable internet are both largely available all over the United States. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) mentioned that almost 88 percent of the United States population can access at least one DSL provider in their area. Almost 89% of Americans can access the internet from at least one internet provider in their area. However, there are some restrictions.

 

About 37 percent of Americans can receive about 25 Mbps of internet speeds or faster. It is so much convenient to receive cable internet with speeds of 250 Mbps or more, however, gigabit speeds on cable are not common, only available to a few, 15 percent of the United States market. In addition, it is popular to have only one cable and DSL provider in your location. You can select one or the other, but it is not as popular as having an option between several cable and DSL companies.

 

DSL vs. Cable: Pricing

 

DSL and Cable internet almost cost the same in most cases, but we think cable is still the best deal since you can receive faster speeds and more dependable service at a nice price. Cable provides you numerous options, with promotional prices and package deals specially made to make things easier as you opt for a bundle.

 

DSL popularly has fixed rates, direct plans, and monthly commitments. You can land some best deals from DSL as well, though, and the no-contract option of DSL provides you more flexibility if you choose to cancel your subscription or change providers. Many DSL plans cost about $50 every month, which may or may not be a great deal. Paying such a huge amount is only worth it if you can get a speed of 25 Mbps or faster.

 

However, it is not if your internet provider will only provide you 5 – 10 Mbps download speeds – much slower than a cable provider could give you a similar price. Cable internet download speeds start from 10 – 1,000 Mbps. You can usually get low-priced plans for $50 per month or less. Or, you can pay between $60 and $100 per month for fast internet if you reside in a big family or have many mobile devices that use Wi-Fi every hour.  

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Price Comparison

 

Internet type

Price*

Download speed

Upload speed

DSL

$27.99–69.95 per month

.5–100 Mbps

.5–30 Mbps

Cable

$19.99–109.99 per month

10–1,000 Mbps

1–50 Mbps

 

On average, you should plan to spend around $50 to $60 per month for a nice cable or DSL internet connection. Deluxe cable packages with faster speeds will be more expensive. You will also need to consider extra fees for installation, a router and modem, and taxes.

 

What is the Cost of Installation?

 

For cable and DSL internet, installation often costs between $50 and $100 if you hire a professional to do it. You can always go for the DIY installation option, which reduces the fee drastically. Many DSL and cable internet providers also offer continuous promotions that allow you to waive the installation costs or receive a rebate through a VISA gift card – be sure to ask about receiving free installation when you register.

 

What is the Cost of the Equipment?

 

You will need a router and modem to get your internet working on your new device. You can go for a ‘gateway” rental (features modem and router combined0 from your internet provider, which often costs about $10 monthly. Some internet providers add the gateway to your monthly bill. Or, if you decide to save money on rental costs, you can purchase the equipment yourself.

 

  • Tip: DSL and cable providers both usually offer sweet deals to allow you to cut the price off your bill. When you register, ask if you can receive a VISA gift card, a modem/router, or a waiver on installation for free. You also can save money by packaging your internet with a cable TV or phone bundle. Read our article on reducing your internet bill for a list of important deals and promotions.

 

DSL vs. Cable: Speeds

 

Speed is the most obvious difference between DSL and cable internet. DSL is so big, reliable but not ready to slow down for any reason – its download is around 100 Mbps but often runs a bit slower.

 

Internet speed (download)

Things you can do online

5–10 Mbps

Web browsing

Checking email

Streaming video in SD on  one to two devices

25 Mbps

Downloading large files

Hosting Zoom video meetings

Playing online games with one or two players

50 Mbps

Organizing Zoom meetings with large groups

Streaming video in 4K on two to three devices

Playing online games with two to five players

100 Mbps

Running smart home security cameras in HD

Playing online games on five to 10 separate devices at a go

500 Mbps

Downloading several large files at a go.

Streaming video in 4K on ten devices at a go

Operating varieties of Wi-Fi smart home devices together

1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps)

Doing almost anything online with no delays or slowdowns in service

 

Cable, on the other hand, resembles a souped-up Honda, allowing you to rev your Wi-Fi engine to the maximum if you wish. You can locate cable internet plans that transfer anywhere from 25 to 1,000 Mbps download speeds. Faster internet speeds are helpful if you make use of the internet for next-level stuff like content creation, online gaming, attending video chats with large groups, or operating home security cameras.

 

Cable plans also enable you to access mid-level speeds not really gigabit but still a bit faster than DSL. A cable internet plan within the range of 100 to 500 Mbps is ideal if you want the best speeds at a cheaper price that can support huge households.

 

Also, that doesn’t mean DSL is no good. Its top speed of 100 Mbps is often fast for most users. With 25 Mbps, which you possibly will find in most DSL market, is a string if you reside in a fairly small home (like, two to three people) and you use the internet often to check email. Stream in HD and use social media.

 

DSL vs. Cable Internet: Customer Experience

 

To understand the best DSL and cable p0roviders that put in their best for customers, perusing the breakdown of the 2020 customer reviews of HighSpeedInternet.com is important. EarthLink, a DSL internet provider was the leader of all the 15 internet providers covered.

 

Provider

Type

Overall customer rating

EarthLink

DSL and fiber**

4.01/5.00

Optimum

Cable

3.92/5.00

Windstream

DSL and fiber

3.88/5.00

Xfinity

Cable

3.88/5.00

AT&T

DSL and fiber

3.83/5.00

Spectrum

Cable

3.81 /5.00

CenturyLink

DSL and fiber

3.79/5.00

Frontier

DSL and fiber

3.77/5.00

RCN

Cable

3.61/5.00

Cox

Cable

3.60/5.00

Sparklight

Cable

3.60/5.00

Suddenlink

Cable

3.48/5.00

Mediacom

Cable

3.31/5.00

 

EarthLink (also a provider of fiber internet in some markets) tops the ranks all over the board, taking the leading spots for installation, technical support, customer service, billing, and more.

 

On the highest, a cable internet provider also works well, taking the third position for total customer satisfaction and receiving top rakings for tech support, billing, reliability, and customer service.

 

Xfinity, one of the largest cable internet providers in the United States, also score high marks, sitting in 5th position for total satisfaction. Xfinity was once known for poor customer service, but it’s improved over the past few years. It ranks first for speed and in the top five for other important categories such as reliability and customer service.

 

Our Thought 

 

While we understand the simplicity of DSL, we think cable internet is a better deal. It is faster, more stable, and provides you many options to select from. Whether you want the most affordable plan possible or something huge with gigabit speeds or cable TV to match, cable internet providers offer everything you need.

 

Conclusion

 

Regardless, there is no winner between DSL and Cable internet. They are both better and both serve the same purpose. If you desire fast internet speeds, consider cable internet; if you want affordability, go for DSL.

While DSL and cable might satisfy smaller or low-budget businesses, larger businesses must be mindful of the limitations of the technology.

Whenever you are ready to move, our top local moving companies are ready to take you to your destination at affordable rates.

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    Moving Tips

    A pool table is a heavy piece of furniture that needs special care when relocating. The easiest way to move one is to disassemble and reassemble it at its new location. Pool table owners should know the make, model, and age of tables. They should also know how many pieces of slate it has and how far the movers will need to take it.

     

    The slate in pool tables is what makes them heavy. Pool table manufacturers use slate because it doesn't warp as wood tables used to do. Local movers will also need to know if the table has pockets or a ball return system. Take the time to learn about your pool table before calling to find pool table movers near you.

     

    Where to Find Information on Pool Tables

     

    If you bought a pool table for your home, there should be paperwork that gives you the specifics that you need for the movers. The manufacturer's name, model name or number, and how much slate is in it should be on your receipt or in the owner's manual. If not, then you can look it up online.

     

    The age of the pool table may be more difficult to find if you didn't buy a new table. Some pool table dealers sell used and antique models along with new ones. However, if you know the name and model of the pool table, its age should be easy to find online.

     

    Most pool tables have serial numbers somewhere on the table. It could be in one of three places:

     

    • On a plate attached to the table
    • Inside of the ball-view door, which has a plexiglass window
    • Stamped under the table

     

    If you don't have a receipt or manual, look for a serial number, nameplate, or the brand name elsewhere on the table. For example, Brunswick tables either have a nameplate, or their name gets stamped on the wood of the table.

     

    What Size is Your Pool Table

     

    Pool tables vary in size and weight, but they are generally eight to nine feet long for a regulation-size table, which is eight by four feet, or a tournament table that is nine by 4.5 feet. If your table is longer than nine feet, you may have a billiards table. A regulation billiards table is 10' x 5', although some non-regulation tables can be 12' long.

     

    If you have a smaller room you may have a "bar" size measuring seven by three and a half feet. The width of a pool table is always half of its length. Depending on the materials of the table, they can be as heavy as 1,000 pounds.

     

    Calculating the Costs of Moving Pool Tables

     

    Professional pool table movers are the best people to take on the task of taking your pool table to your new home. They know how to properly disassemble the table, wrap it up to protect it, and place it in their truck to keep from damaging it.

     

    To calculate the costs of moving the table, use a moving cost calculator to figure out how much you will pay for the delivery of a pool table. The costs include the distance of the trip, gas mileage, the services from the company, and the size of the pool table. Although the average cost is $550, some larger billiards tables may cost $1,000 to move.

     

    When hiring pool table movers, get a moving estimate in writing that gives the details of the services you will receive from the company. It should include the cost they quote, the services they're including, and the date of delivery.

     

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What do pool table movers need to know about the table?

     

    It is helpful for professional pool table movers to know the size and weight of the pool table. They should also know the manufacturer's name, the age of the table, and how many pieces of slate are in it. The movers will also need the distance of the table's move.

     

    How much do moving pool tables cost?

     

    As with anything that professional movers relocate, the cost includes the distance the movers will drive, the size and weight of the table, and the services the table requires. The moving services include disassembly and reassembly of the table, gas mileage, and moving blankets to protect the table. The average cost is about $550 to move a pool table.

     

    Where is the information about a pool table?

     

    If you bought the pool table, you should have a receipt with the manufacturer's name, the make and model of the table, and perhaps a serial number. If you cannot find the receipt, look for a nameplate on the table or the manufacturer's name on the base or beneath the table.

     

    Why hire professional pool table movers?

     

    Professional pool table movers carry insurance to replace or repair a pool table they damage while moving it. If you attempt to move the table yourself and it sustains damage, you will need to pay to repair or replace it. Professionals also have the proper equipment to move bulky items, such as pool tables.

     

    What is the best way to find pool table movers?

     

    Although you can search for pool table movers online, the best way is to call a local pool table dealership and ask them for recommendations for movers. They may offer that service at their dealership since they need to deliver the tables they sell to customers.

     

    Get to Know Your Pool Table

     

    You will need to supply details about the pool table to the moving company for an accurate quote. If you cannot find the paperwork for the table, contact the dealer where you bought it. However, you can look up the information online by finding the manufacturer’s name on the table.

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  • How Do I Know if My Movers are Qualified?
    Moving Tips

    Finally, you have gotten a new apartment after all the stress. Now, you are wondering how you will move. Out of every moving phase, one of the most important parts is the mover. If you have a crappy mover, you may have a crappy moving job in your hands. This is why it is of great importance that you look for a good mover.

     

    How can you tell a professional from a scam? When you get the local moving company, you have to be rest assured that they will do the right job. This is why it is advisable to run a background check on the moving company. How good are they? Have they had clients that complained? Have prior clients complained about things getting missing? It is important to know that the mover you use will have access to you, your properties, and your new home.

     

    1. Large Down Payment

     

    Usually, a lot of legitimate movers only request that you make a bit of a down payment before the job is done. They do not ask for everything to be paid before they move your things.

     

    After asking for a small down payment before they start the job, they expect that you make the rest payment on delivery, immediately they are done with the job.

    This allows the firm to be held liable for ensuring that your properties get to their destination quickly and in a safe manner.

     

    If you see a moving company that requests that you make a large down payment, you should consider taking your business elsewhere because that screams a scam.

     

    Once they get the entire sum before movement, what will make them come over on D-day and move you?

     

    2. Cash-Only Payments

     

    One thing you should know is that if you made a cash payment, you tend to get a higher value for your cash, but once you notice that it is only cash payments that the movers accept, you should be careful. If they don't accept anything else, apart from cash, you should run to the hills. It is advisable that you opt for credit card payments because it leaves a paper trail. If you have some disputes, how can you prove that you made payments if you opted for cash? The paper trail of a credit card can act as proof.

     

    One can tell a legitimate mover from those that are scammed by looking at how many payments forms they have. If they don't have more than one, you should consider taking your business elsewhere. Ask them if they accept credit payments, as a legitimate one should. After that, you can decide to use such a payment form or cash.

     

    3. Extremely Low Rates

     

    A company that asks for a large down payment should leave you suspicious; the same can be said for very low rates. If you notice that the rates are too low, your red flag meter should start waving.

     

    One thing you should know is that moving is not a job that is done for a very affordable price. No one can do that, that's the basic truth. One thing you should note is that moving is not affordable, and once you find something like that, there is a great chance that it is a scam.

     

    The moving firm has vehicles to take care of and fuel; it also has employees that it has to pay for and so on.

     

    Whatever estimates a moving company gives you should be compared with different estimates from another firm. What does it look like? Are the estimates too cheap for now? One thing you should know is that scams will give you a very cheap estimate at first, then on a moving day, they tell you that the rates have increased because of one flimsy reason or the other. At that moment, they know that finding a moving company will be almost impossible for you.

     

    4. No Logo

     

    It won't be a bad idea to look at their moving trucks. If you can, please do. See what kind of moving trucks they use. Are their logos on the trucks? Do the trucks look good or seem like things that came out of a freak show? These things should be considered. If you can't see the trucks, you can ask around. Who has used the moving company before? Did they use a marked moving truck or not?

     

    If you notice that your moving company comes on D-day with a truck that is not marked with their logo, or a rental truck, you should become suspicious.

     

    Every legitimate mover embeds its logo on its moving truck, and that's the basic truth. Many of these movers use a rolling billboard to advertise their firm, while they get paid to move your properties around. If you notice that your moving company doesn't have a logo on the truck, and you can't see their phone number on it, there is a great chance that it can't be termed a legitimate one.

     

    5. No Address or Office

     

    A lot of companies, especially the movers, have running and updated websites. Their online presence can give you a hint if the company is legitimate or not. The internet is a perfect place to find scams. Sometimes, it is advised that before you use a product or service, you search the internet to see how legitimate it is. You can start by searching the name of the product or company and putting 'scam' on it. There is a great chance that you will get hits if the company is a scam. Look at the moving company's website. How does it look like? Did you notice reviews? How genuine do they look? Do some companies fake their reviews? Do they have similar wording?

     

    Does the website have the address of the mover written there? Is the address just a city or a P.O. box? Whatever moving company that you opt for should have an address.

     

    Once you see the address, it is important to find out if it is genuine. You can track out if an address is really a building that houses companies or merely an empty lot. Find out yourself if you don't want to be scammed or be offered crappy services.

     

    6. No Bill of Lading

     

    Every legitimate mover will ask to sign a contract with you. Immediately you agree to use them; they will expect that you append your signature on their contract, this is usually called a Bill of Lading (BOL).

     

    What the bill of lading contains are things like estimated price, delivery date, as well as the needed supplies. Whatever BOL that you append your signature on should have words that specify that you won't have to make extra payments like driver's fee or compulsory tip. What you agreed on should be what is paid. This should be written on the contract.

     

    The BOL shouldn't be ignored because it ensures that both your properties and interests should be protected. You don't want your properties missing.

     

    7. Many Extreme Reviews

     

    Look at the reviews of the company, what are they like? Before you hire any moving company, you have to look at their reviews? Are they commendable or scary? If you notice that they have amassed a lot of negative reviews, you should consider running to the hills. This most likely means that their services are nothing to write home about and should be avoided.

     

    If you notice that every review there seems too positive, then there is a great chance that the reviews were faked.

     

    Look at the reviews that were written concerning a moving company on a popular review site before you make that decision.

     

    A great way to see if a company is legitimate or a scam is to see if they have been certified as a ProMover at American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA).

     

    This program was created in a bid to find scam movers while telling clients what movers are professional and reputable.

     

    If you can't find your moving company there, then you know what to do, run for your life.

     

    8. Scheduling Trouble

     

    If you notice that the movers keep postponing the move, then you should become very suspicious. Sometimes, a change of schedule may occur, but it should only be once. Once it becomes more than one, you should consider running to the hills, when the scheduling changes become a lot, there is a high tendency that it is a scam. Try and look for another mover.

     

    If you wait for this moving company, you may notice that in the end, you will be frustrated. One thing we advise people to do is never tolerate tardiness that occurs more than once because you may end up paying for it. This is why when you sign a contract, you look at the conditions attached to it. Are there any hints that you can't back out of the contract as long as you give them the necessary notification? If there are, this may affect you later when you notice that they are tardy. At that moment, you won't be able to do without them because you agreed to unfavorable terms. Whatever contract you sign should have terms that are beneficial to you.

     

    9. Lax Phone Etiquette

     

    When you call them on the phone, how do they sound? Do they sound like they are bored and irritated by your call? Do they sound professional? Once you call them, what do they say? Do they state the name of the moving company? If you call a cross country moving company, and they answer with 'movers,' or 'hello,' you may be onto a rogue mover. Are they nice? Or rude? No matter how nice they are, and there is no level of professionalism in the way that they interact with you, they are most likely a scam.

     

    Call them on the phone and listen to their tone. What did you notice about the interactions? Are they too playful? Too serious?

     

    One thing you should note that is if they are either too playful or too serious, then there is a problem. They should be friendly and professional at the same time.

     

    Try to hear what's happening at the background while the conversation is ongoing. Is the person on the other end, shushing someone close to him? Can you hear kids playing about it? What of screaming? It is quite easy to find out if someone is a scam or not by listening. Sometimes, the signs may be there, but since you are not alert, you may not notice them.

     

    This saves you from falling into the arms of a scam.

     

    10. No On-Site Quote

     

    A lot of moving firms are known to send their representative to your home before they come up with an estimate. This is done because the moving prices usually are not dependent on solely the distance between the old house and the new one. It also encompasses the number of properties you have, and how much they weigh.

     

    A lot of homeowners usually possess more properties than they may have thought. A professional representative looks at the house and tries to draft a quote that is dependent on the estimated weight.

     

    If you get a mover and they don't come to see what you have in your apartment, your red flag meter should be moving. A good mover must come to your house to look at what you have, and make estimates from there.

     

    Why is this important? If they don't come to see what you have, they may end up giving an estimate that's not realistic.

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