How to Use Household Moving Reviews to Your Advantage
Just like in the auto transport industry (well, any industry really), you want to know who you’re going to be doing business with when it comes to shipping your household goods. There are thousands of household moving companies spread out in hundreds of major cities all across the country, and finding one that will work best with you and for you – and for the right price, no less – can be a real challenge. And then there’s all the companies that won’t help you – oh, they say they will, but then something happens that you have no idea about and suddenly you’re left holding the short end of a pretty crappy stick. We here at American Auto Shipping strive to make sure that doesn’t happen to you – but even we are only human, and that’s why it’s so important to make sure that who you’re hiring to move your household goods is going to work for you and not against you.
If you fill out our free online quote request form to ship your household goods, you can rest assured that your information will only be sent to reputable and reliable household moving companies that are pre-screened for dependability. All of them are highly rated by the BBB and different household moving review websites, but you should never just take our word for it. Sometimes companies fall through the cracks, or management changes and a once-awesome company starts going the way of Voldemort. This is why reading reviews of your prospective moving companies are so important – you need to know how other customers really fared with these companies. Find a moving review website that honors honest reviews from their customers and strives to cut the fat (you know, the fake reviews that the company puts up to try and get people to book with them).
Fake reviews are an uncommon practice as is, but they’re usually easy to spot. Weird names attached to one-or-two sentence reviews tend to be fake, more often than not. Keep an eye out for those, and also keep an eye out for negative reviews in a sea of positive ones – not everyone is going to be satisfied with the job that a company did for them, but that doesn’t mean they’re a bad company. Mostly positive, real-looking reviews with a few bad ones sprinkled in is what you’re looking for, as it means that a) the company is human, and can’t do everything for everyone, but also b) they don’t post fake reviews. Some review sites let companies respond to bad reviews to tell their side – those are the reviews that are best. Household movers don’t make money unless your stuff gets moved thanks to new legislation, but it’s still hard to come by – we recommend reading more of our household moving articles about the industry and get some quotes via the quote form on the landing page for all our home moving articles. For questions, give us a call and talk to one of our live reps.
Since 2007 Dave has written all the content and blogs for American Auto Shipping and during this time added the duties of customer support and transport logistics.
He currently resides in Washington with his three kids and their mom and cat. A fan of Marvel movies and good stories, when not shipping cars Dave can be found working on his novel, enjoying a good book or playing some tournament HALO.
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