Questions For Baltimore Moving Companies
Monday Oct 17, 2016
A colleague asked me the other day, “Do you know how many Baltimore moving companies there are?”
“I guess there must be dozen or more,” I replied.
Sheesh. Talk about confusing. I have a hard time imagining how someone who has never moved before finds a moving company in Baltimore—especially a mover they can count on. I say this because, sadly, there are more than a few shady operators in the moving business. (And Baltimore is a big city—they’re working the streets here, believe me.)
“Try 466,” he answered.
So, in case you are one of those who is looking for a moving company in Baltimore, here are a few things to keep in mind as you make your search.
WHAT TO ASK BALTIMORE MOVING COMPANIES
- How long has the company been in business? Is it a here-today-gone-tomorrow operation? Or does it have a good history with roots in the community? Advance Relocation Systems has been in business since 1939. We’re proud to be part of the fabric of Baltimore, serving businesses and families for almost 80 years.
- Do they own their own equipment? Some in the moving business are actually just service brokers—a go-between for you and the actual mover. This just adds cost to the move, money you can save by dealing directly with the service provider. We operate our own fleet of trucks with skilled operators and crew members who are committed to your satisfaction. When you have a question or concern, we have answers. No middle men!
- Do they really care? Okay, this is highly subjective. But we point to the fact that we have a bevy of awards, and we’re adding to it every year, that attest to how much we care. We approach every move as if it were the most important one we will ever make, because to you, it is. By the way, you can check out our awards here.
- Are they shooting you a low price? Or are they quoting you a firm price without actually walking through your home? Either of these is a red flag. Low-ball pricing is a favorite tactic of rogue movers. Once you’re hooked, you may find every little thing they do is an “up-charge.” The same is true for an estimate tendered sight unseen. The only way to know exactly how much a move will cost is for the mover to see everything. He can calculate cost based on average weights and get very close. Thankfully, with Advance Relocation, you can start estimating your moving costs with a free online quote. If you want a more accurate price, call us to schedule an in-home estimate!
There may be a few hundred moving companies in Baltimore. I don’t know exactly. But when you check their credentials, you can start to narrow the list pretty quickly. I won’t go so far as to claim Advance Relocation Systems is the only good moving company in Baltimore. Our city is fortunate to have several. But I will be so bold as to say you won’t find a mover in Baltimore who cares more about your move, or who is more qualified to help you make a good one. Get a free estimate from us today!