There is no way around it, planning a move is stressful. Even if you are only moving across Montreal or just down the street, there is a lot that goes into the packing, planning, and organizing related to relocating your life to a new place. Of course, you don’t have to do it all alone. Indeed, you can always hire a professional to help you. Yes, doing it yourself will definitely save you a lot of money, but the extra time you will spend trying to do it all on your own—and the excess stress that comes along with it—may not be worth the savings.
And if reducing your stress is a priority—which it should be—then make sure you inquire about the qualifications of any professional company like ASAP Moving before you hire them. It is a little extra work up front that will save you major headaches later on.
What Do Your Friends Say?
We are more inclined to believe our friends and family over the anonymous reviews you will find online. That is not to say there is no validity to online reviews, but we like to consult with the people we trust first. That makes a lot of sense: the people we love—and the people who love us—have our best interests at heart, right? So they will only recommend something they truly believe will help us.
What Do Other Customers Say?
If nobody you know has used a moving company recently, perhaps you will have to count on the advice of strangers. Getting these reviews should not be difficult, but you can’t always trust what you find on the internet. Still, it is a good way to learn more about a company.
Do They Have Credentials?
By now you should have narrowed down the field a little. At this point, then, you should have only a handful—maybe up to a dozen—companies you feel are qualified and reliable. Now you are going to want to get each company’s full legal business name and investigate their credentials. Look for how long they have been in business, what licenses they might hold, if they have any violations, if they have a professional business rating, etc.
Can I Get An Estimate?
One easy way to know if a company is legitimate and reliable is to ask for an estimate. A good company should have set rates. These rates can vary, of course, based on many variable that you cannot, necessarily, foresee, but a good company should be able to give you a range of fees based on the size of your move.