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Be Sure To Ask These Questions Before Hiring a Moving Company

In Denver Real Estate, Moving | on July, 14, 2012 | by | 0 Comments
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Choose A Moving Company DenverOver the years, many of our clients have come to us for advice on making their newly listed homes more appealing, how to secure the best rate in a mortgage, what to look for in a public school system – even which fresh cookie scent appeals more to home buyers, chocolate chip or peanut butter. But when it comes to Real Estate in Colorado, we’ve also offered practical advice on other topics, too, like what kind of questions to ask before hiring a moving company. Here are our favorites.

  1. Can you provide a list of satisfied customers? A Realtor in Denver will always encourage you to ask this. As with any service business, a professional moving company should be able to provide references from satisfied customers. Further, the company should have no hesitation when you ask for it.
  2. If you’ve told the company you want to “Sell my home in Denver,” be sure to ask “Are you listed with the local better business bureau (BBB)?” The local BBB isn’t just an organization to field complaints about such and such a business, though they do field complaints on behalf of consumers. No, companies listed with the BBB agree to certain professional standards, and abide by things like recommendations for dispute resolution, refunds, and means of escalating a complaint to the correct company representative.
  3. A Real Estate Agent in Denver, CO will always encourage you to ask, Can you give me an on-site estimate? Talking to someone on the phone is nice for an initial estimate, but if your 2,000 square foot home is packed to the attic with enough “stuff” to fill a house twice the size, than anything less than an estimate based on a visual inspection just won’t do.
  4. SellDenver.net, as with Century 21 in Denver, sometimes provides promotional materials on moving companies we trust. But still, always ask for yourself: Do you have a sales brochure and sample customer agreement I can look at? To be effective, a sales brochure should provide customers with real information: about the company, it’s philosophy, locations, hours of business. Its sample agreement should clearly spell out terms and conditions, fees, and rate structure.
  5. Are you registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCSA)? Most reputable carriers are, and those that aren’t may be for a reason. A realtor denver strongly recommends to avoid them. A registration with the state and federal department of transportation is a good thing, too.
  6. What are you liable for if my belongings are damaged during the move? Is another question a real estate company denver encourages clients to ask. Movers will typically take full responsibility only for the goods they pack themselves. In other words, if you pack and item and hand it over, and it’s then damaged during transit, what does that mean in terms of liability?
  7. At real estate school denver, we were taught to ask about availability. So here’s another important question: How accessible are you before, during, and after helping us move? Moving companies are normally very available before a move, as they want to go the extra mile to get your business. They may be less so during, as they need to focus on the task at hand. You need to know who you can speak to at any time to clear up problems or explain policy.

These are just some of the questions we recommend you ask, but it’s important to keep the lines of communication open at all times in order to ensure a smooth move.

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