In a country where everyone who has a truck becomes a ‘mover’, it is increasingly hard to identify a professional mover. I don’t know about you but I definitely would love to be able to leave one house in the morning and end the day in another house with little to no downtime. This is one of the benefits of using professional movers. But what should you consider while choosing a professional moving company?
Well, with over ten (10) years in the market, we at The Centric Moving Company are not only one of the best moving companies but also very innovative and agile. We bring onboard new techniques; we are the game changers! We have gained experience that can only be acquired on the job and guess what, we are sharing this information with you for free!
Let’s get down to it, what are the key factors to consider while hiring a professional mover.
1. Make sure the company is legit!
Imagine a scenario where you have hired a ‘company’ that a friend referred you to. You sign a contract and on the move day gladly hand over the heavy load of moving to them. A few hours later, you are standing in your destination house empty and as clean as you prepared it for the move, with the ‘Movers’ unavailable!
How to avoid this? Ensure they truly exist not just on paper but on the ground as well. At the Centric Moving company, we not only have an online presence https://web.facebook.com/thecentricmoving/ but also a physical address; 75 Olenguruone Ave, Nairobi.
2. Research the company
After ensuring the legitimacy of the moving company, do a thorough background check of the company. Find out; who have they moved, how long have they been in the business, how conversant is their team (key focus being on the team lead championing your move), check their social media presence and what the reviews are. This might be both grueling and time consuming but when your treasured goods are on the other end of the stick, this task is not only important but a must do.
3. Consider their core values
“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” – Aristotle. A company’s core values constitute the ethos within which it operates. At The Centric moving company, we stand true to our core values of Integrity, authenticity, dependable, passionate and accountable.
4. Avoid generic contracts
No 2 moves are identical, similarly no two moving quotes can be the same. When hiring a moving company, make sure that the quote given to you relates to your move. At The Centric Moving Company, we do a pre move assessment and a ‘no obligation quote’ is issued.
5. Check References
The right testimonial can overcome skepticism and create credibility. Does the moving company have satisfied customers? What are the company’s previous customers saying about them? Ideally, if majority of the customers are happy about their services, chances are higher of a good service, hire the said company.
Where there is human interaction, the ground is ripe for a conflict. A conflict means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. It is an educational journey, it’s the clash which well handled, produces a third idea. Conflicts are meant to rouse, not discourage, watch how a company handles conflict.
7. Get more than one estimate
Getting a quote from more than two moving companies gives you a range within which to operate. When selecting a moving company, consider more than just the fee quoted. “The bitterness of poor quality is felt long after the sweetness of low price has faded” – Benjamin Franklin. Don’t settle for a company simply because they are cheap.
8. Moving Insurance
One of the major benefits of using a professional moving company is the transferred liability of goods on transit. Regardless of whether your household goods are insured or not, a professional moving company should always ensure they have a reliable insurance cover to cater for any eventuality. At The Centric Moving Company, we understand this all too well and are fully insured.
In a nutshell, moving from one house or from one home to another can be a daunting and strenuous task. There are a million little decisions to be made, including the decision of whether or not to hire a professional moving company to assist with your move. No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time, at The Centric Moving Company we have all three; talent, we are passionate about what we do so we give it our best shot and we have been around long enough to understand the trade. We have helped hundreds of homeowners seamlessly move across town, within the country and abroad, with customer satisfaction being one of our guiding principles.
Let us move you!