One of the biggest challenges when it comes to moving is…well, actually moving. Particularly the things too big to fit in a cardboard box. If you’re lucky enough to have a truck or know someone who does, you may be able to manage it on your own, even if it takes a few trips. If not, you’ll want to hire a moving company. In most places, you’ll probably have options, and there are several to choose from in Fernandina beach. How do you choose a moving company? Most of the process is much like the process of hiring any other professional.

Ask For Recommendations

Do you have a friend or family member who moved recently? Ask who they used and what they thought of them. Ask your social media. Ask your realtor. Realtors have fingers in every aspect of the housing and moving industry, which means they probably know some reputable movers in Fernandina Beach. Today, it’s even easier to find recommendations, simply by googling “moving company in Fernandina Beach.” Not only will you get plenty of results, but you’ll be able to sort them by customer reviews so you can find the ones that typically offer the best service.

Get a Thorough Estimate

The next step is to get estimates. There are many different things to consider when it comes to your moving estimate: distance between your current home and your next home, items, weight, whether you’re crossing state lines for your move. That’s why it’s not only important to give the mover the coordinates of your move, but to do a walk-through estimate. Movers will take an inventory of everything that needs to be moved in order to give the most exact estimate. It’s best to get a few different estimates in order to make the best decision — and not to listen to anyone who tries to pressure you into making a decision right away.

Check for License and Insurance

Before making a final decision, make sure that the moving company you like is licensed to work in Fernandina Beach, and that they have insurance. Search the website of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for licensed movers in Florida to make sure the company you’re considering moving with has an up-to-date license. You can also search by company by entering their U.S DOT. In order to make an interstate move, the mover must be both licensed and insured, and insurance is really ideal regardless. If the mover is insured, you won’t be held liable for any damage or injury that might happen on the job.

You might want to make your own inventory of your belongings before the move, to ensure that nothing gets lost along the way. However, if you check the company’s reviews and reputation, and compare multiple estimates, you should end up with a trustworthy mover. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask an experienced realtor.

To learn more about their expertise or how they can help you buy or sell your home, contact The Barclay Team today.