Relocation is something we all have to do, at least once (and usually several times) in our lives. And while the idea of moving and shifting to a new address is always exciting – it also brings alive the butterflies in our stomach. After all, there are a hundred uncertainties to take care of, and a million things could go wrong. So why do we tend to remain blasé when it comes to choosing a relocation partner? Hardly much consideration – except perhaps the price – goes into choosing a ‘moving company’. Which is unfortunate, because the right relocation partner can go a long way in easing those butterflies.
So here are some things to keep in mind while choosing a relocation partner, to ensure a quality move:
Do your research well
Make sure you do proper research before ‘homing in’ to a relocation partner. While a Google search is a preliminary must, follow it up by asking from friends, family, colleagues and neighbors.
Ask for references
Any mover worth its salt will have past records worthy of mentioning. Demand to see some references of a ‘job well done’. But don’t take their word for it. Go a step further and verify or double check them.
Look for ‘flexibility’ in approach
When it comes to shifting – with so many little and big variables involved – it is nearly impossible to predict every eventuality in advance. Sudden changes and adjustments are a ‘part of the deal’, so to speak. Your relocation partner should therefore be flexible enough and willing to go the extra mile to accommodate your ‘last minute’ requests.
Care and watchfulness
When it comes to avoiding unfortunate incidents like breakage or mis-routing items to the wrong destination, merely following the ‘text-book’ blindly isn’t always enough. Each member of the mover team must take a proactive and personal interest in the details, and stay extra-watchful at every step.
Compliance is a must for any Good Relocation Partner
Be it safety guidelines or legal mandatories, it is vital that the relocation company follow the regulations closely.
Insurance is a good thing.
Can the mover company add an insurance coverage on demand? Because you cannot rule out the possibility of damage due to human error or any other unwanted incidents and an insurance will help by giving great peace of mind.
Insist on a list
Hidden costs and frustrations are not uncommon in this field. So, it will be a wise step on your part to insist on a written financial quote with all items clearly listed out. This will ensure transparency and avoid unpleasant surprises later on.
Choose your relocation partner wisely, and you could be wearing a smile right throughout the process. At ShiftKarado, we follow each of these guidelines strictly. This ensures complete satisfaction at every step for our esteemed customers and clients. And guess what? You can get an instant quote in just a few clicks online on our website or app and book a headache and hiccup-free shift.
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