What to Look for in a Moving Company in Oklahoma City

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you are deep in the weeds of moving--new residence, new town, new everything--you might disregard one of the most vital choices you will need to make--which moving company are you going to employ to physically move all your belongings? Selecting a reputable moving company in Oklahoma City is vital to your move's success, so follow these tips for choosing the best mover for your needs.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your realtor which moving company they would recommend. They know who's good, and who's not good but has a shiny bright website designed to lure you in. Google movers in the area--then check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for reviews and complaints.

Check for Registration

When you search movers, you should see the company's DOT registration number along with their contact info. This means they are affiliates of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are following federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be upfront with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have employees on staff to do exactly that—assess the details of your move, assemble written estimates, and basically be the point person for you. If your move is simple and you have all the specifics on what you are moving a phone estimate might work; if you have a big house with attics, a basement, and a barn, they should send an estimator to your house to view the whole residence to ensure an accurate number. Your estimate needs to be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It might sound a bit stupid, but make sure the moving truck's logo, movers shirts, and the estimate paperwork all are similar. Professional movers are glad to tell you who they work for; if a group of guys arrive in haphazard t-shirts, feel free to question them. They should also bring the applicable equipment--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew foreman should walk through your home with you to confirm existing blemishes in furniture. Some moving companies might even take pictures of scratches, scrapes, and dings with a smartphone and send you the pictures, so if there is transit damage it is simple to verify.

Moving to Oklahoma City can be stressful, but with the right movers it can be exciting and fun, also. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been around long enough to make it fun, so we are your point person for any move in town, across the country or around the globe. Contact us today!