When you set out on your search for a removals company, you should ensure that you are not barking up the wrong tree. The best place to find approved firms
is your nearest and dearest! You will find that a personal recommendation from a friend or family member is worth a lot more than the advertising that you
will find online. If your family know what you expect from people, then they will be able to recommend or warn you off of their last removals company. Be
sure to only bother with asking local friends however, as there is little use in knowing about a great removals company who are based hundreds of miles
Look online. You will find hundreds of companies at your disposal. If you can locate them to within ten or so miles of your home, then that whittles it
down nicely. Chose around ten of them that you feel look promising and ring them up to see if they can work on the dates that you need them to. Also, run
them by the size of the move and what it all entails. You will no doubt find that some companies are geared up for various sizes of move, whilst some will
specialize. There is no point continuing to investigate a company who simply won’t do the work, so get that out the way as soon as possible.
When looking online, you can put the names of the companies that you are looking into the search engine and see if there are any reviews or customer testimonials. Don’t pay any attention to the quotes on the company’s site, as these will have been
put there by the company! Independent reviews sites are a great way to get an idea of how well a company has performed in the past, or how badly. You
should look at the overall results, rather than focusing in on just the more extreme reviews. Try to recognize trends in the comments, like lateness, or
friendliness. This is where you can work out how the companies rank in your estimation.
If they will do it, ask them to come round to look at the house in order to give you a quote. This gives you a great chance to meet the people who may be
working on your move, and to ask them a few questions. It is pretty essential that you get along with the team, so if you feel like you don’t see eye to
eye with the person who visits, then you may have some trouble on your hands.
The home visit is also a chance to show them exactly the weight of the removal. Be sure to alert them to anything in the attic that needs moving, or large
heavy furniture like wardrobes. The better an idea that the company has of the move, the more likely they are to do a good job on your move day.
When you call the company up, you should certainly try to bargain with them. Let them know that you are talking to a number of companies, and suggest that
they are your favorite option so far, but your budget has certain constraints. Many companies will be happy to negotiate, but few people will bother
trying. It is pretty important that you feel like you have received a good deal, but don’t let it get to the point of annoying anyone, as you need to keep
the company on your side for an easy move day!