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 deep in the weeds of moving--new home, new locale, new everything--you could disregard one of the most critical choices you'll have to make--which moving company are you going to hire to physically move all your stuff? Selecting a reputable moving company in Little Rock is critical to your move's success, so pay attention to these suggestions for selecting the best mover for your circumstances.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your realtor if they have a moving company who they would recommend. They know who's good, and who's not wonderful but has a snazzy 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 just that—assess 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 specifics 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 home 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 uniforms, and the estimate paperwork all are matching. 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 bring the correct equipment--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew leader should walk through your home with you to check for existing flaws in furniture. Some moving companies 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 confirm.

Moving to Little Rock can be worrisome, but with the right movers it can be exhilarating and fun, also. 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!