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 deep in the weeds of moving--new residence, new city, new everything--you might neglect 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 stuff? Choosing a reputable moving company in Wichita Falls is vital to your move's success, so follow 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 wonderful 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 see 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 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 customer service coordinators on hand to do precisely that—assess the details of your move, put together written estimates, and essentially be the point person for you. If your move is uncomplicated and you have all the details on what you're moving a phone estimate might work; if you have a large home with lots of storage, a basement, and a barn, they should send an estimator to your home to walk through the entire 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 seems a tad picky, but make sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers uniforms, and the estimate paperwork all are similar. Professional movers are happy to confirm with you who they are employed by; if a bunch of guys get there in haphazard t-shirts, feel free to show them the door. They should also bring the applicable equipment and supplies--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew leader should walk through your residence with you to confirm existing blemishes 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 simple to verify.

Moving to Wichita Falls 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!