If you’re 40 years or older, you may remember the joy of getting a new phone book—and its stripe of yellow pages that offered the latest, greatest resource for finding local businesses. Those thickly bound reams of thin pages still show up throughout the year in your yard or driveway—but I wonder how many of them automatically go into the trash. If you have a mobile phone or tablet, it seems easier to do a little surfing to locate the services you seek.
At Advance Relocation Systems, we know that our website drives way more moves than the phone book today. That’s why we wanted to give you tips on searching for moving companies online, getting accurate moving quotes, and finding useful moving tips.
Search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo! have come a long way in serving up relevant results for those of us who like to look online. Search for “moving and storage near me” or “movers near me” and you’ll get a list of businesses that serve your city or neighborhood. Many of your search results will lead to reviews of the moving companies so you can hear what customers think of them. You'll also quickly find links to getting quotes for movers. Make sure to get quotes from three different moving companies before you make your final decision! You can get a quote for our moving services here.
Some major moving companies make it easy for you to find their Agents close to you. Our Agent Network, Atlas Van Lines, provides an online tool that lets you find local movers by simply entering your zip code. Find a local, certified mover anywhere in the country here!
The world’s most popular social network, Facebook, is also a good resource for locating businesses. Look for the little magnifying glass and type in “moving company Maryland.” Check out the Advance Relocation Systems Facebook page to see what’s happening at our company, including photos and moving tips and tidbits of community information. You can also read what our customers say about us, send us a message, or share something on our page.
One of my favorite online tools is the White Pages app. Remember that phone book I was telling you about earlier? This is the Internet version of that same reference, only the data hangs out in the cloud. Go the the Business tab and search for movers. The app uses your geo location to show movers close to you. Check out the app for iOS and Android for mobile-friendly searches.
These are just a few of the online tools available for searching and finding movers. If you would like to know more about the moving industry, know what we can bring to your move, or learn how to get an in-home estimate, contact us today!