A local Vancouver move does not mean you have to manage the process on your own. In fact, you shouldn’t. Oftentimes, people only moving a short distance coordinate the details themselves, only to realize that even shortest relocations can cause major headaches. The first step to success during your short move is selecting Vancouver local moving companies to lend their professionalism and expertise.

Go Beyond A Quick Online Search
Making the decision to hire Vancouver local moving companies is only the first step. Vetting the right firm to entrust with your business (and all of your personal belongings) is another. Go beyond a quick online search and choosing the very first name that pops up. Instead, ask for recommendations from people in your personal network. Don’t know anyone who’s recently moved? That’s okay. You can also talk with local real estate brokers to see if there’s anyone that they would recommend as well. You can also contact potential providers directly and ask for client referrals. Vancouver local moving companies with an established service history will have satisfied customers to direct you to.

Once you have collected your list of prospects, you will want to do a little investigating on their business. First, check out the physical address of the company. A professional firm will always have a legitimate location where they keep their vehicles and equipment. Only offering a PO Box for their business can be a major red flag. You will also want to check on prospects’ websites as well for further proof of their operational validity.

After you have established some baseline credibility on potential Vancouver local moving companies, you will want to interview them directly. Never hire a local provider without vetting them. During your conversation, you will want to inquire about the training of their employees and (most importantly) their current insurance coverage. Knowing about their staff and coverage means you are protected should anything unexpected occur during your move. Also, when making your final selection, never pay in advance. Wait until the job is completed (and in accordance with everything they have committed to in a written estimate) before you pay the firm for services rendered.

Affordable Movers offers a comprehensive portfolio of moving services in Vancouver and throughout the region. Contact us today for a no-risk project evaluation.