What to Look for in a Moving Company in Little Rock

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 disregard one of the most important selections you will have to make--which moving company are you going to hire to actually move all your stuff? Picking a reputable moving company in Little Rock is crucial to having a smooth, worry-free move, so pay attention to these suggestions for picking the best mover for your circumstances.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your realtor if they have a moving company who they would recommend. They are aware who is good, and who's not good but has a shiny bright website designed to entice you in. Google movers in your area--then 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 see the company's DOT registration number along with their address and phone number. This means they are members of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are following federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be fair with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have employees on staff to do precisely that—assess the particulars of your move, provide written estimates, and essentially be the point person for you. If your move is not complex and you have all the particulars on what you are moving an over-the-phone consult may work; if you have a big residence with attics, a basement, and a shed, they should send an estimator to your home to walk through the whole house 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 kind of stupid, but be sure the moving van
truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate letterhead all match. Professional movers are happy to tell you who they work for; if a crew of guys show up in random t-shirts, feel free to question them. They should also have the proper equipment--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew foreman should walk through your residence with you to confirm existing defects in furniture. Some movers will even snap pictures of scratches, scrapes, and nicks with a smartphone and send you the images, so if there is transit damage it is simple to verify.

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