Unfortunately these days it’s hard to fully trust a company or a service that you haven’t used before. When it comes to finding a moving company, you’ll end up finding many results for moving companies near you to utilize.
However, some of the companies you find may be legit, some may not. With that said, here are 5 ways to tell if a moving company is legit – saving you from a headache, financial issues, and more.
Ensure They Are Properly Licensed & Insured
If you have been searching for a moving company near you and you’ve narrowed your search down to a few, be sure to check to see if they are properly licensed and insured. Ask the company to show proof and research your state’s requirements and regulations.
You can also do the verifying yourself by accessing information through the Better Business Bureau.
After validating this, you’ll feel a sense of relief knowing you’ve found a legit moving company that you could put under your list of probables.
Check Out Their Website
A reputable, legit moving company will have a working, easy-to-use website that includes if not all but most of the information you need to know. It should have an “about” section that explains who the company is and shows who you may be working with. It’s also important to look for an FAQ section, blogs, reviews, and awards. These will all legitimize a moving company- making you feel more at ease.
If the website you found looks like it was made in the 90s, or looks more like a Craigslist listing – don’t even continue to look further. This could either mean the company is a scam or, they’re not as concerned about helping customers.
Speaking of Reviews…
Reviews are going to be a huge piece in your search for a legitimate moving company. If you find a company that has less than 10 to no reviews – don’t trust it. You should be able to find reviews on Google and their social media profiles. Be sure to read through them and ensure that they are receiving more positive than negative customer reviews.
If you did find a company that has hundreds of reviews – great! Just make sure they are all positive and provide you with the information you need that covers your concerns.
Look For Real Branding
A legit moving company will be full branded from their website to their trucks. Search through photos (from reviews, websites, social media) for pictures of their staff and trucks – while looking for their logo or some type of branding.
If you’re seeing a moving company use U-Haul trucks, rented vans, and are not consistent with their branding, chances are – they’re not legit. A real moving company will spend the time to brand themselves so when you see their truck on the road, you know exactly who they are and what they do.
Look for Professionalism
Professionalism is key when searching for a moving company. Look at all of their social media profiles, search for business contact numbers and email addresses on their website, and check out the awards. Professional movers will have the following listed on their website:
- Business hours
- Phone number(s)
- Email address
Please be on the lookout for the following so you know you’re reaching out to a real moving company.
The Moral of The Story
The moral of the story is, these days a lot of people are being scammed. It’s a sad truth, but it’s… the truth. From Facebook Marketplace, eBay, and spam emails to fake businesses posing as real ones – it’s everywhere.
When it comes to finding a trustworthy moving company that is going to be in charge of handling your precious belongings, you want to be 100% sure that who you are working with is legit.
These 5 tips should help you locate a company that you can trust. If you’re in the Wisconsin or Minnesota area – Daymakers Moving & Storage is going to be your best bet when it comes to moving companies.
Why Daymakers Moving & Storage?
If you’re in our service areas and you need residential moving services, long distance moving services, or even business moving services, we’re here for you.
What Do We Mean By Residential Moving Services?
When it comes to the logistics of moving, we have you covered in the Twin Cities area, western Wisconsin, and the Chippewa Valley. Our team can pack and transport anything from electronics and fine china, major appliances, and pianos to your most prized possessions.
What Does Long Distance Moving Mean?
Many moving companies offer load sharing, filling rented trucks with as many people’s belongings as possible, then sorting through boxes at each stop – causing a high risk of mixing up or misplacing deliveries. With us, there’s no need to worry about that. The team leader who delivers your boxes and furniture will be the one who helped pack and load. We use our own trucks with no shared items, driven by our trusted movers who are responsible for your property from start to finish.
What Does Moving a Business Entail?
If you business is in need of relocation services, we can help with that too. Expedite commercial moves and minimize downtime with maximum manpower from our team. You can trust us to pack, move, and unpack your entire company in a fast, efficient manner, ensuring computers and special equipment are handled with care.
Where Are Our Residential Service Areas?
Our residential relocation services are located in Hudson, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Eau Claire, WI; Saint Paul, MN; Woodbury, MN; Twin Cities, MN; and newly added, New Brighton, MN. If you’re in need of local movers – you’ve found the best!
We understand that the right people and the right attitude make all the difference, so we created a moving company with both. Our residential movers are happy to be the muscle behind your move, and understand that their job is not just to lift heavy things – but to do whatever it takes to make your hectic day happier.
Plus, if you need packing services – we can help with that doo.
We were founded with one simple goal: to make moving an enjoyable experience where customers rest easy knowing we’ll handle every detail, on time and on budget.
In addition to moving services, we also offer storage services. We currently have 2 storage locations – one in Hudson, WI and the other in New Brighton, MN.
Our units are humidity-controlled, safe and secure, dust and rodent-free, and we’ll do all of the heavy lifting for you. Meaning, we’ll moving your things into the storage unit and we’ll even move it out and deliver it to your home when you’re ready for your belongings.
Want To Use Daymakers?
If you want to use us as your chosen moving company, we’re so excited to help you on your journey. However, we encourage you to do your research first. We want you to feel secure in knowing that you’re working with a real company. We know we’re legit – but you don’t.
Please take the time to look through our reviews, as we proudly obtain a 5-star rating on Google, HomeAdvisor, and Yelp. Feel free to check out our Facebook page, Instagram, and ask around! We’re confident you’ll like what you see and after you feel good about it – we’ll be here waiting for you to submit that FREE QUOTE!
Our full service movers are genuinely excited to be a part of this exciting time in your life and our goal is to make it as stress-free as possible.