Moving can quite literally be the worst thing that anyone experiences, especially if they do not prepare adequately.
Every year, almost 36 million Americans move to a new residence, and whether that move is around the block or to a brand-new state, the process is anything but relaxing. But it doesn’t have to be inexorably stressful, especially with a little bit of planning. Here are a few tips on how you can prevent a moving nightmare.
- Do Your Research
Do not book a moving company without doing your research. Online reviews are helpful tools because they can give you an insight on the reliability, honesty, efficiency, and more about the moving company in question.
- Get Estimates Before You Decide
You should get estimates from at least three different movers before you pick one. A representative should come to your home and give you an estimate with all fees included. Be wary of any movers that pressure you into making a decision on the spot. If your mover representative pressures you, it should be an automatic red flag.
- Put Everything in Writing
Once you have selected your mover, it is important that you get everything in writing and be sure that you understand everything in that contract because once you sign it, you are bound to it.
Ask how to insure your things before the journey in order to be sure they are covered before you go. After this, contact your homeowners insurance so that your insurance starts as soon as your things arrive at your new residence.
Additionally, get the name and phone number of the truck driver so you know how to get into contact with them if there are any delays or discrepancies.
If you want to make sure that your things get to your new residence safely, it is important to follow these tips. Contact Scott Ange at RE/MAX Infinity Westlake Village, California, specializing in the Conejo Valley. My team will fulfill all your real estate needs.