CHOOSING A MOVER FOR YOUR RELOCATION PACKAGE
Which mover is right for your move?
There are lots of movers. Before you hire one, what should you know?
BEGIN HERE TO FIND A REPUTABLE MOVER
You should begin your quest with pricing to know how a professional move fits with your budget. Atlas makes it easy for you with an instant online quote. This is a ball-park price based on the distance your shipment must travel and its approximate weight. Click below for a no obligation moving quote now.
To give you a firm price, a mover will need to walk through your home while you point out everything to be moved. You can also take a video survey of your home where available. This is called the in-home survey (or in-home estimate). It gives you a chance to talk with the company’s representative and get answers to your questions.
Atlas provides this in-home service in order to give you a fair and accurate price. If a mover offers you a firm price without walking through your home, take them off your list. There is an exception—with a streaming video application for your smart device, you can walk through the home in lieu of your mover. Atlas is introducing this service in November, 2016. Ask your Atlas Agent for details.
INSIST ON A PROMOVER®
The moving industry has taken steps to protect consumers from unethical and dishonest movers. The ProMover® credential by the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) attests to honesty and integrity. Every Atlas Agent is a certified ProMover.
NO STRANGER IN YOUR HOME® – BACKGROUND CHECKS
Ask your mover about who will be working in your home. For your security, Atlas performs background checks on every employee who enters your home. You can have confidence the people serving you are trustworthy.
Before you hire a mover, ask for names of three customers who have moved in the last 60 days. Then, get in touch with those customers and ask if they would use the services of that mover again. You can also check with your local chamber of commerce and Better Business Bureau for reports and ratings on local movers. FYI, in a recent survey of 20 moving companies, Atlas emerged as the top pick. You can read about it here: http://www.reviews.com/moving-companies/.
Here Are Some Extra Ways To Be Prepared.
Moving Tips and How-Tos
These easy-to-follow guides give you insights on the most common questions people have when moving. And sure to check out the Atlas blog for many more insights.
MOVING TIPS AND HOW-TOS
Know Your Rights and Responsibilities
The better informed you are about how the moving industry operates, the better off you are as a consumer. In fact, the two pieces of information below are a prerequisite for us to do business. Be sure to read these before you hire any moving company.
Important Information PDF (1.4 MB)
Ready to Move? PDF (370 KB)