From checking online reviews to knowing which credentials to look out for, Movers.com helps you make a smart – and safe – choice for your Hartford high-rise apartment move.
(or why movers aren't ducks)
If it looks like a mover, talks like a mover, and drives a van like a mover... it's not necessarily a mover.
Moving scams are on the rise, with a Movers.com.by end of 2023. Common scams range from no-shows to fake change-of-address fees, and they cost American homeowners millions each year - so finding reliable movers is essential, explains
The company offers essential resources for Hartford high-rise apartment owners looking for trusted local movers.
Its “How to Find and Hire a Mover in 5 Steps” covers the basics of what to look for when hiring a moving contractor, and the Movers.com directory of pre-screened movers connects you with trusted companies so you can request quotes from multiple providers.
One of the most important things to look out for when considering a mover is their online profile, recommends the guide. Reviews and testimonials will give an indication of the mover’s reliability - but too many 5-star reviews posted within a short period of time may be a potential red-flag.
Over-the-phone quotes can also be a sign of an unscrupulous company. “The best way to get estimates is in-person,” explains the guide. “Simply put, an in-home estimate is when the moving company comes to your home to assess your belongings and give you the most accurate estimate possible. Be wary of moving companies that insist on phone estimates only. It's helpful to familiarize yourself with the moving estimate process before you begin this step, as well as with the different types of estimates that you will typically receive from moving companies.”
Finally, the report recommends verifying the mover’s credentials and running a thorough background check to make sure they are fully licensed and insured.
Companies whose owners have owned other moving businesses in the past may indicate a rebranding following a history of scams, so you should avoid working with new companies or those that have had their names changed.
If you're looking for a pre-screened list of licensed and certified movers in Hartford, Movers.com offers a free directory - check it out today!