The city of Indianapolis is a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family. With the growth of this culturally diverse community and the relative affordability of housing, the population has greatly risen over the past few years. This has caused a noticeable increase in the number of Indianapolis moving companies and agents. In addition to a thriving real estate market, Indianapolis has a thriving business sector that is primed to take advantage of the economic opportunities that Indianapolis presents.
If you are not sure how to go about finding the right kind of moving company or agent, there are a few tips that can help. One of the most important things to consider when hiring a moving company is whether or not they have any insurance coverage on their employees’ belongings. Many people fail to do this because they feel they will not be using their belongings anyway. If you ever accidentally break something while in transit, you are responsible to fix it. If you do not, your carrier may pick it up and throw it out for you, or they may simply charge you for it.
Check with your local Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if your moving company is registered. Companies that are not registered are more likely to use a cheap moving service or, worse yet, break a promise and simply refuse to transport your belongings to your new home. If you are moving from out of state, contact the Department of Transportation (DOT) to see if your Indiana license can be renewed.
As a customer, you also have a right to choose the best moving company. Look for reviews online, talk to other customers who have used an Indianapolis moving company, and ask your friends and family members who live nearby what they think of the services they have received. Ask for information on the movers themselves, the company itself, and the moving contract. Read through all contracts carefully to see what kind of experience the moving company has. Never sign anything without reading it, and ask for at least two references before signing.
Be careful about signing the contract. Many moving companies require you to pay a deposit before the movers start working, and some might require the client to sign over the deed of their home or apartment to the company as security for the payment. Read all fine print carefully, including the fine print regarding any extra fees that you may incur. Find out exactly what the moving rates will be once the goods are loaded onto the trucks and trailers; find out if damages are covered by the moving rates or if you have to pay for these yourself.
Most moving companies offer free estimates for in-home and out-of-home relocation services. If you are lucky enough to find such companies, then you must carefully scrutinize the quotes to determine whether they are truly worth the charges. It would be wiser to look for moving companies that have several moving quotes from different locations, and base your decision on the best quote. A number of moving companies give you the option of paying for the moving services in cash, or by using one of their pre-paid credit cards. If you decide to pay by credit card, make sure that the limit is large enough to cover the bulk of your belongings.