When facing a move to Garland TX, the first step is to locate the best movers for the job. There are many factors to take into consideration. Hint: price isn’t the only thing to think about.
It’s no wonder so many people choose to move to Garland, with a population of 238,000, second in number only to Dallas. It’s been ranked the sixth “Best City for Working Parents” and the seventh best city for saving money. In fact, Move.org ranked it the eighth best city for raising a family, thanks to Garland’s low crime rate, affordability and school rankings.
Need to find reputable movers? Here’s our guide to choosing the best Garland moving company.
Searching the Internet for moving companies is a good start, but it’s not enough. You need referrals from friends, family members and coworkers on which companies they recommend. If you have a real estate agent that set you up with your new home, ask who he or she suggests. You can even ask a few moving companies for any references they may have.
Don’t just go with the first estimate you get. Ask three companies what their rates are and set up an in-person estimate for accuracy.
Remember that reputable moving companies won’t require a large cash deposit before the move. If any mover demands the money upfront, this is a sign that the business is probably not legit. When meeting with the movers, assess their level of knowledge, training and professionalism. If they arrive late, aren’t in uniform in a marked truck, or seem unsure of what they can do, keep searching.
Moving out of state? Verify the company’s license through the FMCSA’s protectyourmove.gov site and ask for the company’s U.S. DOT number. Keep this handy in case you need to file a claim against the company later on. Staying in state? Check with your local consumer affairs agency.
Research the moving company’s reputation on the BBB, which is a free service. Make sure the movers you choose are BBB accredited with a good rating. As a side note, Around the Block Moving Company has an A+ rating on the BBB.
Trade associations research companies before giving them a membership or an approved seal to put on their website. Look for a moving company carrying the American Moving and Storage Association logo. You’ll find ours on our home page.
Check the mover’s website for an address and make sure it’s listed and registered under the company names. Be leery of any address listed under a residential name.
Contact us for your Garland move today at either our Dallas or Richardson locations. We are fully licensed and insured for your protection, and have served North Texas for more than 25 years.