What to Look for in a Moving Company in Killeen

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you're up to your eyeballs in moving--new home, new locale, new everything--you may neglect one of the most critical decisions you will want to make--which moving company are you going to hire to actually move all your stuff? Choosing a reputable moving company in Killeen is crucial to having a smooth, worry-free move, so follow these suggestions for picking the best mover for your needs.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your real estate contact which moving company they would recommend. They know who's great, and who's not great but has a shiny bright website designed to draw you in. Google movers in the area--then double check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for reviews and issues.

Check for Registration

When you search movers, you should be able to find the company's DOT registration number along with their physical address. This means they are a part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are in compliance with federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be upfront with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have employees on staff to do exactly that—go over the particulars of your move, put together written estimates, and basically be the point person for you. If your move is simple and you have all the particulars on what you are moving a phone estimate could work; if you have a big residence with lots of storage, a basement, and a garage, they should send an estimator to your residence to view the entire home to ensure an accurate rate. Your estimate needs to be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It might sound a bit stupid, but be sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate paperwork all are matching. Professional movers are happy to tell you who they are employed by; if a bunch of guys get there in unmatching t-shirts, feel free to question them. They should also bring the applicable equipment and supplies--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew manager should walk through your residence with you to check for existing flaws in furniture. Some moving companies might even take pictures of scratches, scrapes, and dents with a smartphone and send you the images, so if there is transit damage it's easy to confirm.

Moving to Killeen can be stressful, but with the right movers it can be exhilarating and fun, too. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been in business long enough to make it fun, so we're your point person for any move in town, across the country or around the globe. Contact us today!