What to Look for in a Moving Company in Colorado Springs 08/12/2018By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group When you are up to your eyeballs in moving--new house, new locale, new everything--you might overlook one of the most important choices you will want to make--which moving company are you going to employ to actually move all your belongings? Selecting a reputable moving company in Colorado Springs is crucial to having a smooth, worry-free move, so adhere to these best practices for selecting the best mover for your needs. Ask for Referrals Ask your realtor if they have a moving company who they would recommend. They know who is great, and who's not wonderful but has a snazzy 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 see the company's DOT registration number along with their address and phone number. This means they are members of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are in compliance with 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 just that—assess the specifics of your move, provide written estimates, and basically be the point person for you. If your move is uncomplicated and you have all the specifics on what you're moving an over-the-phone consult may work; if you have a big house with attics, a basement, and a shed, they should send an estimator to your home to walk through the whole house to ensure an accurate rate. Your estimate should be in writing--not a verbal ballpark. On Moving Day Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It seems a tad stupid, but be sure the moving van truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate documents all are matching. 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 nicks with a smartphone and send you the pictures, so if there is transit damage it's simple 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're your point person for any move in town, across the country or around the globe. Contact us today!