Getting the Most Out of Your Household Moving Quotes
Household moving quotes, like sponges and toilet paper, are one of those things that you don’t think about until you actually need it. And that’s fine – entire industries are designed for “when people need it” and, in a country with over 300 million people and climbing, there’s always going to be someone that needs household moving quotes. This is why we’re here – that and to help you get auto transport quotes, too, but that’s beside the point. This blog post is here to help you get the most out of your household moving quotes, and there are a few ways that you can do that, starting with…
1. Get as many as you can
This may annoy some people, but it’s the best way to go about it: get as many household moving quotes as possible. 10, 20, 50, it doesn’t matter – getting more quotes gives you a bigger basis for comparison, which in turn gives you more opportunities to make the right decision on your household moving company. With literally thousands of different household moving companies out there, finding the right one takes time and effort. Don’t sell yourself short, and don’t go with the first household mover that you find. You want to do your homework – find online reviews about the companies you’re looking at, see how other customers’ fared with their services. Look at their prices and compare them – do they seem lower or higher than the average of the rest of your quotes? Low prices are good, but they can sometimes be misleading and end up with a cancelled order (this is a practice called lowballing, and is technically illegal; however, differentiating between a poorly-priced order and an intentional lowball quote is hard to do, so don’t just assume a company is lowballing you because they have low prices). Conversely, really high prices can leave you paying a lot more than necessary – but then again, it’ll still get done, and likely be done well.
2. Don’t let people con you
If you thought auto transportation was bad, wait until you hear some of the horror stories revolving around household moving companies.
If you watched the news at any time in the past ten years, chances are you’ve seen a special or fifty on the household moving industry, in particular just how shady it is. We’ll admit, it’s not the cleanest of industries, and there are some companies out there that literally only want your money and could care less about what happens to you or your stuff. Thankfully, American Auto Shipping didn’t get to the top of everything on a whim and a prayer; we’ve spend 15 years building our reputation and solidifying our advertising base, so when you fill out our household moving quote request form, or our auto transport quote request form, you won’t be contacted by junk companies. You’ll get quotes from some of the highest-rated and most-trusted independent household moving companies and auto transporters in the industry. This is important, because there are so many companies that are nothing more than scammers trying to steal money from unsuspecting people like yourself, and they’re everywhere online. Okay, maybe not everywhere, but they litter the lower pages of Google searches and can leave customers with a bad taste in their mouth. This is why dedication to honesty is a must, and we strive for that here at American Auto Shipping. You don’t last in this industry by lying to people – it’ll kill your company faster than the Big Three killed Tucker.
3. If you don’t trust them, don’t book with them
Household moving companies use any trick they can to get you to book with them. This is true for any company; Nike has entire marketing firms tasked with convincing more people to buy their products, and in Corporate America this is pretty much par for the course. Some companies use falsehoods or misleading facts and quotes to get your business, but others just use old-fashioned truth, trust and honesty to make sure that their customers trust what they are doing and believe in what they are doing. In an industry like household goods transportation, honesty is an important part of the buyer-seller relationship; you want to have trust in your shipper, because you’re literally giving them all your stuff, paying them thousands of dollars to move it for you, and all it takes is a quick stop at a warehouse in Cincinnati for you to be out all your furniture and all that cash. Finding a company you trust is important, and this sort of leads back into #1 – the more quotes you have, the better your chances are of finding a company you can trust and work well with.
At American Auto Shipping, we strive to maintain that level of trust. It’s not easy; some people don’t like the fact that they’re going to get multiple household moving quotes e-mailed to them from companies they’ve likely never heard of. Some people really like it. Some people want to call and complain, while others just have questions. It’s just another day here, but that’s okay. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call or peruse our website; the link above, to the household goods moving quote request form, also will provide you access to a list of household moving articles, provided by us free of charge. You can get more information about the industry, tips for making your move better, and much more. If you have further questions, call us at 800-930-7417 to speak to one of our live agents, or you can skip all that and go straight to the source: fill out our free form and get multiple quotes e-mailed to you within about an hour. Either way, you can get a hold of us and get the information that you need for your household goods move today.