Hiring a business relocation expert can be expensive, time-consuming, and stressful if you don’t know what to look for. You should always mind the value of your business assets when choosing the right people for the job and make sure they will be handled with care and expertise. Entrusting the task of moving valuable office furniture and equipment to a complete stranger could be worrisome and risky. However, taking the right steps in hiring a professional mover will ease your way into the transition and ensures a smooth flow of your moving plans. In this article, we will discuss how to hire professional movers in a few simple steps.
Consider the size and specifics of your business assets before choosing a moving company. The needs of a small family-owned business will be very different from a large company with many employees and work stations. You might be needing special tools and packing materials for your furniture, machinery, and office equipment. If you have a big office network, phone, and security system, you might need a professional mover that also specialises in moving sensitive IT equipment. Take a list of all the assets you are taking with you and make sure that the moving company you are hiring will be able to accommodate your needs.
Get referrals and recommendations from family, friends, and similar businesses that have worked with a professional mover. Their first-hand experience will give you an insight into what to expect from a moving company and which services you will need to watch out for. Additionally, they can give you an idea of how much your move will cost and prepare you for any additional expenses you might have during the relocation.
Once you have some moving company referrals, you can go online to check for positive reviews. Most people who’ve had a good experience working with a professional mover will not hesitate to leave positive comments and suggestions to a moving company’s website, social media channels, or other related online forums. Be thorough in conducting background checks and, if they are nearby, have a quick peek of their office to verify their legitimacy.
Hire professional movers that can give you a realistic cost estimate. Make sure they can survey your old and new office to make sure they understand your business and the specifics of all the items you are looking to move. This will help your mover formulate a clear moving plan and make a more accurate cost estimate. Having items that your mover is not aware of may lead to additional moving costs that could make your moving cost significantly higher than the earlier quote. Moreover, when the movers come for a site survey, they will be aware of any restrictions and the best entryways in your facility. This will help them plan out how they can quickly take out and deliver your valuable company assets while avoiding damages and losses. Most professional movers will offer a free quote, so take advantage of this service.
After getting quotes from reputable moving companies that can cater to your specific needs, it’s time to hire professional movers. To make a well-informed decision, compare at least 3 of the best moving companies that can handle your move. Then, carefully compare the services they have to offer and the cost estimates they have provided. Eliminate options with quotes that are either too high or too low. Remember that money is not the only thing to consider when choosing the best professional mover. Their quote should match the quality of service they are providing. If they can offer a safer and more efficient way of relocating your assets, expect to pay a higher price.
If you are on the fence about hiring a moving company because of their high-cost estimates, ask questions on how you can help lower the price, you might be able to negotiate some terms. Just make sure the moving company you like is licensed and insured to handle every aspect of your move. This could be pricey upfront but will save you a lot of money and time in the long run. And, when you feel comfortable and satisfied with one of the professional movers on your list, the decision has been made.
If you are looking for a moving company that can adequately address all your moving needs, contact any of the professionals at Business Relocation Services. We specialise in all aspects of every commercial move and have the capabilities required to safely pack, transport, and deliver all your high-value furniture and sensitive equipment. Call us today on 1300 929 440!