During the summer months, the number of people looking to relocate surges. It’s often the ideal time for families and college students to move due to the extended break from school. However, as Fox 61 recently reported, and as the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) points out annually, this is the time of the year when moving company scams surge as well.
As the summer season kicks off the busiest time of year for movers and a hectic few months for many relocating residents, it’s also an especially important time to be vigilant if you’re looking for a Connecticut residential moving company. There will be many illegitimate moving companies looking to prey on you, so make sure to educate yourself on moving industry best practices. It’s essential to know what to look out for and what to look for as well.
Watch Out for Warning Signs of Bad Movers
Before you choose a company to work with, it’s suggested that you keep an eye out for oddities that could signal a company does not have your best interests in mind.
- Be wary of any company that does not provide a
verifiable street address.
- Do not accept a quote if the agency will not
come to you to provide one.
- Watch out for unmarked trucks and companies with
no license or insurance.
- Do not pay the full sum or an excessive fee at
booking, though a deposit of $200 or so is normal.
- Verify the company’s credentials with the BBB
and other affiliates.
Indicators the CT Moving Companies Are Good
There is a number of things you can look for in a company that will help ensure your relocation is successful.
- Look for Better Business Bureau accreditation
with a good BBB rating. At Fallon Moving & Storage, we have an A+ rating,
because we treat our clients well.
- Search for psoitive consumer ratings and
testimonials. We post real customer
ratings on our site, so it’s easy to see our glowing five-star reviews.
- Choose a company that has been in business for a
long time. We’ve not only been in business for ages, but have served the same areas
- Select a company with verifiable affiliations
When you check the Fallon Moving and Storage website, you’ll see a link to our Atlas agent profile, proof of our AMSA affiliation with the sought-after ProMover status, and our licensing details. We have nothing to hide; we’re proud of our affiliations and achievements.
Fox News reports that over 8,000 complaints are filed against moving companies every year, and it’s true that the results can be tragic. However, at Fallon, we go above and beyond to ensure our clients are happy, and have done so the entire time we’ve been in business. This is why we have such a positive footprint across the web, and also why your relocation will go much smoother with our help.
For a no-obligation estimate on your relocation, fill out the contact form or give us a call. But hurry—at this busy time of year, availability is limited and appointments book fast.