What Questions to Ask Moving Companies Before Hiring

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Grace Mitchell

Subject: Moving companies

Thank you for the information. I have moved over 20 times and never had a claim or incident. When I moved from one floor to another floor in a condo, over $5,000 of damage occurred because the items were not covered. After fighting with the company they finally agreed to compensate me for the move. ($750.00) Most companies will not offer insurance. They only agree to .60 per lb. loss which doesn't come close to the loss. I have no idea how to hire a reputable mover. They all have horrible reviews.

Katie Jacewicz
Katie Jacewicz

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Douglas Karr

Subject: Steps

I was nailed by a mover once when I moved into a second story apartment and there were 2 more "steps" than the contract allowed for. The move cost several hundred dollars and the company wouldn't move my furniture in unless I paid the driver in cash. This was a very large moving company that did this. Beware of the fine print!

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Don't think of it as necessary because movers are paid low wages.  Tipping is always optional.  Some service industry's normally see tips, such as food service and moving.  Others such as plumbing and painting do not.  Why?  I don't know.

Generally, our movers are tipped and the prospect of a tip I believe keeps them moving with "a sense of urgency".

If you feel that the movers are already getting paid, and they are... you don't have to tip.  Some people that receive a service like to recognize service that is above normal with a tip.

Either way we hope your move went well.

Bryan Bloom
Priority Moving, Inc. - San Diego Movers


If you desire to attempt to save Dollars, offer the buyer a Discount , a % OFF the settling price  to accomodate New carpet installation . Typically the carpet is replaced  and floors REfinished , to present the house you are selling at the best possible appearance , not showing the wear of your stay there.

  Think about IT , which house would you rather BUY ?


A home with  New Flooring , or one where you see every  scratche and stain left by the former Owners ?


Discount the sell price  ,DO NOT Refinish the Floors at all and Sell  AS IS ,  or  refinish and install NEW CHEAP CARPET !