Family MoversGeneralMovingWhat Makes the Best Movers?

November 10, 2020by Jordan River Moving0

There’s no doubt in your mind about hiring a moving company since you’ve heard so many catastrophic stories about people moving on their own. Let’s face the facts; you need to move, but you don’t know who to hire. When you google “movers near me” there is an overwhelming amount of results. How do you know who you can trust and who is a scam? What are some characteristics that define the most qualified movers?


Are you looking for an affordable moving company in NY? If you are, you’ve come to the right place! At Jordan River East, we can provide you with top-notch moving services from local to international services. If you don’t live in the area, don’t worry, we know how hard it is to choose the right movers so we’ve provided you with some qualifications to look for when hiring the best movers.


Don’t Pay a Large Deposit

Reputable movers won’t require a cash deposit before the day of your move, and if they do it shouldn’t be a large sum of money. You should pay them the total price for the service after the job is complete and never before.  Never trust a moving company that requires a large deposit because chances are if you pay them beforehand you may never see your belongings again! Or maybe they won’t even show up to help you move. Some companies may require you to pay a deposit, but if they do be sure to use a credit card to avoid any fraudulent activity.  



Taking the time to get referrals may seem like a lot of extra work, but it can be a great way to help you narrow down your options and hire the best possible moving company. It’s likely that either your friends or family members have a reliable moving company in mind, that they can vouch for or have personal experience with. If none of your personal connections have any suggestions, it’s recommended to go directly to a company, call them up, and ask them to provide you with the contacts of previous customers they’ve worked with. Call those customers and inquire about their experience with the moving company and if they recommend to use them. 



Only use a company that’s licensed because they can be trusted. Moving scams can be pretty out of control nowadays. To avoid being scammed check out your company; go on their website and check to see if their trucks are labeled clearly. If not, it’s recommended to look up the company’s motor carrier license by typing in the given DOT number into the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safersys website. Also if you happen to be moving to a different state or internationally, the moving company should be authorized for interstate and international moves.   



Hire a moving company with a lot of experience.  The more experience they have, the better! Certainly, companies that have been around longer know what they are doing are know how to satisfy their customers! Choose a certified moving company to ensure that all the employees that handle your belongings are highly trained to handle bulky boxes and fragile items. Steer clear of cheap companies that cut corners, so you don’t need to worry about your items being mistreated or mishandled.  


Excellent Customer Service

Exceptional customer service is definitely one of the most important aspects of hiring a qualified moving company. Once you have a few different options in mind, go on the web and check out customer reviews. Any reputable company will have an average of 4 or 5-star reviews and lots of positive feedback. Keep an eye out for any negative reviews to determine which companies to stay away from.


Affordable Prices

Moving shouldn’t have to cost you an arm and leg! There are plenty of credible moving companies that provide different services for very affordable prices. Call up your moving company beforehand to get the quote for your move and see if they can cut you any deals. A trustworthy moving company shouldn’t hesitate to give you a decent price. 


No Hidden Fees

Additional hidden fees can cause quite a headache. Have a discussion with the moving company of your choice to be sure they won’t throw in any last-minute surprises. Get a cost estimate so you can figure out any additional fees you may be charged during the service. Some extra charges may be added for numerous stairs, living on a narrow street, or for a larger sized truck if you have to move more possessions. The total cost should be straightforward and easily understood.  Never go with a company that charges a significantly higher price than what was originally discussed on the phone.


Why Choose Jordan River East?

Jordan River East is the #1 moving company in Manhattan, serving the tri-state area and beyond. At Jordan River East we value our customers and possessions and put them first. We have over 20+ years of experience and excellent customer service. We offer affordable prices and inform you of all our fees upfront. We go above and beyond all of the characteristics of a qualified moving company. Contact us today and we’ll gladly take care of your move!

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