Long Distance Moving
Long distance moving presents unique challenges, which is why having an experienced and reliable moving company like Robb and Messer Moving and Storage is absolutely essential. Many firms operate nationally, in multiple markets, and will give you a rough estimate of the costs of your move without even seeing your home and possessions. This can lead to all sorts of problems – from damage of delicate items to skyrocketing costs. A brief google search will reveal hundreds of stories from victimized customers, many of whom found themselves in an unfamiliar state with little recourse. Using a trusted local moving company like Robb and Messer for your long distance, even interstate, move is one way to protect your assets and preserve your peace of mind. Other than an established local presence, what are some things you should look for when selecting a long distance moving company?
- An established, local presence in the area you are packing up in, and the area you are unpacking in. While not all moving companies operate nationally, many do use trusted local storage and unpacking services, as well as long distance trucking services. Starting with a company you trust means they are more likely to choose trustworthy partners to fully service your move.
- No company should give you an estimate without actually seeing your possessions. A quote based on a “one bedroom apartment” not only can be off (by thousands of dollars), but it is more likely than not to be. If an in-home visit is not possible, at least communicate via email with detailed pictures of every room and storage area.
- Check the consumer complaint history of all companies you are working with, and make sure you have their exact corporate name. Many disreputable companies operate under multiple names. If the credit card charge for your deposit has a different name than the contract or the side of the van that shows up at your home, that may be a warning sign.
- Communication is essential. If a company is unfriendly or difficult to get a hold of during the quotation and preparation part of your move, imagine trying to deal with this company when your belongings are late or broken. Customer service is key, and at Robb and Messer Moving and Storage we always put our customers first.