What to Look for in a Moving Company in Wichita Falls

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you're knee-deep in moving--new home, new locale, new everything--you might overlook one of the most important selections you will have to make--which moving company would be the best one to hire to actually move all your things? Choosing a reputable moving company in Wichita Falls is critical to your move's success, so pay attention to these tips for choosing the best mover for your circumstances.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your real estate contact which moving company they would recommend. They have experience with who is wonderful, and who's not great but has a shiny bright website designed to entice you in. Google movers in your area--then cross check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for ratings and complaints.

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 affiliates 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 employees on hand to do just that—assess the specifics of your move, put together 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 a phone estimate might work; if you have a sizable home with lots of storage, a basement, and a barn, they should send an estimator to your residence to walk through the whole home to ensure an accurate number. Your estimate must be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It might sound a tad picky, but make sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers uniforms, and the estimate letterhead all are similar. Professional movers are willing to confirm with you who they are employed by; if a bunch of guys get there in random t-shirts, feel free to show them the door. They should also bring the correct equipment and supplies--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew foreman should walk through your residence with you to confirm existing imperfections in furniture. Some moving companies may even snap pictures of scratches, scrapes, and dents with a smartphone and send you the pictures, so if there is transit damage it's quick to confirm.

Moving to Wichita Falls can be anxious, 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!