What to Look for in a Moving Company in Little Rock

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you are knee-deep in moving--new residence, new city, new everything--you may disregard one of the most critical selections you'll have to make--which moving company should you hire to physically move all your things? Selecting a reputable moving company in Little Rock is critical to having a successful move, so follow these suggestions for choosing 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 know who's great, and who's not wonderful but has a flashy bright website designed to lure you in. Google movers in your area--then cross check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for ratings and issues.

Check for Registration

When you look for movers, you should be able to get the company's DOT registration number along with their physical address. 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 honest with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have account managers and customer service coordinators on hand to do precisely that—review the details of your move, assemble written estimates, and fundamentally be the point person for you. If your move is simple and you have all the details on what you're moving a phone estimate could work; if you have a big house with lots of storage, a basement, and a shed, they should send an estimator to your residence to view the whole house to ensure an accurate quote. Your estimate must be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It might sound kind of dumb, but be sure the moving truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate paperwork all match. Professional movers are happy to tell you who they are employed by; if a crew of guys arrive in unmatching t-shirts, feel free to question them. They should also have the applicable equipment--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew foreman should walk through your residence with you to verify existing flaws in furniture. Some movers may even take pictures of scratches, scrapes, and nicks with a smartphone and send you the pictures, so if there is transit damage it's simple to verify.

Moving to Little Rock can be anxious, but with the right movers it can be lively and fun, too. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in business 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!