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When it comes to your moving needs in Phoenix or any nearby area, we’re well aware you have many options. There are a number of factors you should be considering when looking to hire movers for your needs, from the reputation of the company to several others that may impact your experience.
At Sullivan Moving & Storage, we’re happy to provide clients with a comprehensive range of commercial and residential moving services, including both local and long-distance moves. We encourage prospective clients to compare our services with those of other companies in Phoenix — not only do we want everyone to get the very best possible moving services available, we’re extremely confident we’re the company that’s best set-up to provide you with these. While you’re evaluating your Phoenix moving options, here are some important variables to keep in mind.
First and foremost, you should take the short period of time it requires to verify that your prospective Phoenix mover is actually a properly licensed and insured company. You should also be able to verify any positive reviews the business has received in several different places, providing you with an understanding of what past clients have thought about the services provided by the moving company.
One important form of verification: Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau, or BBB. Not only should your partner be accredited, they should be an accredited business with a perfect or near perfect score — such as our A+ with the BBB.
Another important step is evaluating the reputation and past work of any moving company you’re considering, and you can start this process with the web-based reviews they’ve received online. You’ll get an idea of what past clients have thought about the company, especially when reading through several different reviews that are posted for everyone to see.
At Sullivan Moving & Storage, we’re proud of our standing in these areas — you won’t find many businesses with more positive reviews than we have, and our BBB accreditation is also among the best in the business. We truly believe this speaks to our commitment to providing clients with an outstanding moving experience whenever you hire us for your Phoenix area move.
Look for referrals from your realtor, neighbors, friends, and family. If they have moved recently, or know of someone who has, they can share a bit about their experience to provide another perspective.
As you move through the process of vetting different moving companies, you should always be watchful for signs of a non-reputable business. For instance, one red flag is a business that won’t provide you with an estimate over the phone or through email.
You should also steer clear of any movers who want to charge you excessively for your estimated quote, as well as those who refuse to answer questions and share information about themselves and their services with you. If a company can’t offer you a guaranteed move date, this is also a sign you’re dealing with a non-reputable business.
If possible due to location and societal circumstances, a physical walk-through of your home is a good idea. This allows movers to see exactly what they’re moving and provide you with better estimates of their services. Also, by having professionals view your belongings before the move, you’ll get a chance to evaluate them yourself and make sure you want to go forward with this company for your relocation needs. Sullivan currently has two options for a walk-through, virtual or in-home. Both options are encouraged, with the virtual walk-through providing you with the added safety of distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can decide what works best for you and your family.
During this process, be sure to inform movers of any items or areas they won’t be covering. This will allow them to provide you with a more accurate quote and may even help you save some money.
Finally, as they cover your belongings in preparation for the move, take note of how they treat your things as well as themselves. Do they show up on time? Do they seem professional and courteous?
Like with any other service you’ll be spending money on from a third party, you should never simply take the first price quote without a second thought. Instead, ask for a range of price quotes from several different businesses in your area, and you’ll be able to select the very best price available along with getting all-around great moving services.
In addition to comparing costs, you should also consider choosing a company that offers their services at a competitive rate — just because one company offers a lower price isn’t any assurance, they’ll provide you with better service. In fact, it’s vital to beware of low-cost moving companies, as these businesses often cut corners in order to offer their services at such a low cost. This can result in damage and loss for your belongings, plus money lost due to poor service and performance by the movers.
Finally, it’s important to note that Phoenix is not a small place — and it’s possible some movers won’t provide services to all areas of the city. In order to ensure you’re working with a reputable company, make sure they provide their services in your area. If a mover has yet to establish themselves in the Phoenix market, this is worth questioning.
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