What to Look for in a Moving Company in Colorado Springs

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you are up to your eyeballs in moving--new house, new city, new everything--you might overlook one of the most important selections you will want to make--which moving company are you going to employ to actually move all your belongings? Picking a reputable moving company in Colorado Springs is crucial to having a successful move, so adhere to these suggestions for selecting the best mover for your needs.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your realtor which moving company they would recommend. They are aware who is great, and who's not wonderful but has a flashy bright website designed to lure you in. Google movers in your area--then double check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for reviews and issues.

Check for Registration

When you look for movers, you should be able to find the company's DOT registration number along with their address and phone number. This means they are a part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are following federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be upfront with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have account managers and customer service coordinators on hand to do precisely that—review the specifics of your move, provide written estimates, and essentially be the point person for you. If your move is not complex and you have all the details on what you're moving an over-the-phone consult could work; if you have a big house with attics, a basement, and a shed, they should send an estimator to your residence to view the whole house to ensure an accurate quote. Your estimate needs to be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It seems a bit stupid, but be sure the moving truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate documents all match. Professional movers are happy to confirm with you who they work for; if a group of guys get there in unmatching t-shirts, feel free to question them. They should also bring the proper equipment--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew manager should walk through your home with you to verify existing defects in furniture. Some movers might even take pictures of scratches, scrapes, and dents with a smartphone and send you the pictures, so if there is transit damage it's quick to prove.

Moving to Colorado Springs can be worrisome, but with the right movers it can be lively and fun, also. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been around long enough to make it fun, so we are your point person for any move in town, across the country or around the globe. Contact us today!