How to Identify the Best Moving Services in New York?

According to the survey held by Census Bureau’s American Community:

 In 2006, 341,000 people left New York and 230,000 moved in, whereas in 2010 the number of people moving to New York stood at 252,000 while 220,000 left the city. So, more people are moving to New York – the city of dreams. It’s a city where opportunities are in abundance. People work hard, and they party even harder.

In order to make your move to New York a memorable one you need a right moving agency. Here’s a rundown on how to choose a right moving agency in New York-

· Ask for referrals from friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Also, do some research online? You check different review sites like yelp, craigslist etc. You can also search on major search engines like Google, Yahoo with key phrases like ‘Movers in New York’, Moving Agencies in New York’, ‘Moving New York’ etc. Also, check the moving company’s rating on Better Business Bureau.

· Before selecting a mover it’s better to examine your requirements – whether you want the mover to do the packing as well, or do you want to rent storage facilities in case your new home is not ready.

· Don’t be influenced by the appearance of the moving company’s website. Looks can be deceiving. Also, don’t fall for an impressive talk over the phone.

· Do not finalize the online quoted price or the price that has been promised over the phone. It is customary for a licensed mover to send a representative to your house to assess your belongings to be moved and then quote the price. Also, give the representative the exact address of your new residence. Tell him/her in advance about obstacles like narrow streets, stairs etc that will require special navigation.  It’s advisable to provide more details to get an accurate estimate.

· Before finalizing the deal with a moving agency check other options as well. Acquaint yourself with the current price that the movers charge. Some movers may tempt you by quoting a lower price, but there may be hidden charges involved.

· Ensure that the mover is providing you a written or printed receipt of the deal, that mentions the price paid as well as the due amount with a complete break-up of the moving charges including –

1. charges for packing material
2. fuel surcharges
3. driver’s fee
4. charges for loading and unloading luggage
5. Taxes etc.

Never trust on promises or claims that have no written proof.

· Before selecting a moving agency make sure that you visit their office and check the trucks. Many agencies don’t own a truck and send you a rental one. It’s advisable to avoid those moving agencies that provide rented trucks.

· Check whether the company’s website has license and insurance details.

· If the mover is claiming any amount of money before moving then consider it as a warning sign.

· If you are moving outside the state, ask for a booklet Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move.