Most of the moves people make are local. There are many reasons to make a local move. People find a nicer place to live, or want to get closer to a job. Just like a long distance move, choosing the right moving company is critical to a stress-free local move.
If you do a Google search on local moving companies, you will see that the results are mostly companies that are national or directories of some type. Very few moving companies in the search results are truly local moving companies. To rank on page one along with national companies, local companies have to really put in the effort. In fact, most of the time you will find only one or two local moving companies on page one in the search.
Why Choose Local?
Quality of Service! There is really only one answer to that question. Quality of service is the most important part of the move. Much more important than price. Often, when trying to save a little money by going with a sketchy company, you end up paying more, not to mention the stress and property damage.
Go with quality. After all, one of Benjamin Franklin’s most famous quotes is “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” He was right. A few years down the road, you will not remember what you paid, but you will remember the broken picture, or damaged coffee table, and the stress you experienced because of a bunch of rent-a-drunks.
When To Walk Away
If you can’t find a local moving company in Google search, stop right there. Don’t hire them. There are a number of local moving companies that advertise on Craig’s List and are nowhere to be found when searching for them on Google. That is not a sign of quality. The first sign of quality is being found where you are expected to be found. If the moving company is not on Google search, chances are that they are rent-a-drunks or some fly-by-night outfit not worthy of your consideration.
- Avoid companies that dramatically under quote
- Avoid lazy shifty movers
- Avoid intimidating movers
- Avoid broken furnishings
- Avoid incomplete jobs
- Find the right company for you
Most people like the idea of moving with a local company. It shows that you care about the community. If you take the time to vet the company and make sure they are what they say they are, you will have a good experience. Or better yet, just call us. We are local, top quality, and we will not let you down.