What to Look for in a Moving Company in El Paso

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you're knee-deep in moving--new house, new city, new everything--you could neglect one of the most important decisions you will need to make--which moving company are you going to hire to physically move all your belongings? Choosing a reputable moving company in El Paso is critical to having a successful move, so pay attention to these best practices for picking the best mover for your circumstances.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your real estate contact if they have a moving company who they would recommend. They are aware who is great, and who is not wonderful but has a flashy bright website designed to entice you in. Google movers in your area--then 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 contact info. This means they are a part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are adhering to federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be fair with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have account managers and customer service coordinators on hand to do precisely that—assess the specifics of your move, put together written estimates, and fundamentally be the point person for you. If your move is simple 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 lots of storage, a basement, and a barn, they should send an estimator to your home to view the full house to ensure an accurate rate. 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 be sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate paperwork all are similar. Professional movers are happy to tell you who they work for; if a bunch of guys show up in unmatching t-shirts, feel free to show them the door. They should also have the applicable equipment and supplies--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew manager should walk through your house 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 images, so if there is transit damage it's simple to verify.

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