How to Find the Perfect Removalist

Everything in your home is a treasure that you’ve likely worked hard for. Over time, you’ve probably developed fond memories that include the items in your home, so it goes without saying that you want to hire someone you can trust with moving your precious items. The number of removal companies available in your local area can make choosing one extremely difficult.
To help you make a decision on the right removalist for you, we’ve come up with some tips on how to select the perfect moving company.
External Accreditation
The perfect moving company will have a series of certificates and licenses from impartial third parties. This proves that their working methodology has been tried, tested and approved. You should look out accreditation and membership of FIDI, FAIM and AFRA, as well as ISO certification.

Proven Track Record
The perfect removal company will have a proven history of success and enough experience to handle any irregularities that might pop up during a move. A relatively new company may not know how to deal with a blocked access point, or a sudden increase in the volume of your move, so look for experience and success.

Review Sites
Online review sites are an easy way to see how your shortlisted removalists have performed in the past. If they have a poor star rating, or don’t show up at all on WOMO, Facebook or True Local, then it’s best you keep on looking.

Do They Offer A Free Volume Estimate?
It’s virtually impossible to get an accurate quote on moving your home’s contents unless your removalist offers a volume estimate. Never trust a company that gives you a quote over the phone—there’s just too many variables. A quick quote over the phone makes it impossible for you to budget accurately, as the quote can quickly change when they show up on your doorstep to undertake your move.

Insurance Options?
The perfect removalist will provide you with a series of comprehensive and flexible moving insurance options that will protect your treasures in all circumstances.

Public and Staff Insurances
At the very minimum, the perfect removalist will have both Workers Compensation and Public Liability Insurance. Don’t accept a quote until you’ve seen proof of both of these. Without Workers Compensation their staff aren’t protected and without Public Liability Insurance neither you, nor the public, is protect either.

Do They Provide All The Services You Need?
The thing that really sets moving companies apart is the scope of their services. Some will only offer you a couple of removalists and a van (billed by the hour) and the rest is up to you.
If you want something a little more comprehensive, look for a company that provides all those incidental services that you may not have considered like pet transport or packing services. That way they can help you out in all eventualities and you won’t have to find another service provider at the last minute.
We hope these tips will make it easier for you to find a moving company who will look after your treasures and ensure they arrive safely, rather than just moving them from A to B.
Article written by Kent Removals

Share:

More Posts

Preparing your property for sale during covid-19

In Real Estate, almost nothing goes hand in hand better than spring and the Melbourne property market. But in keeping with the theme of 2020, even this is looking a little different this year. As part of Melbourne’s reopening roadmap, we have now seen private inspections and auctions recommence, as well as property appraisals. So, what can you do to

8 things you might be forgetting to spring clean

Aside from the usual weekly cleaning such as vacuuming, mopping and cleaning the bathrooms, there are other areas of your home that might need some much needed attention. Now that spring is well and truly here, get inspired to do a more deep clean to really make your home sparkle. 1. Door knobs & light switches Let’s face it door

Easing of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne’s real estate industry

Easing of restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne’s real estate industry When it was announced that a number of real estate services were to be permitted under Step 2 of metropolitan Melbourne’s reopening roadmap, a sense of relief was felt by industry professionals, as well as a collective of buyers and sellers whose best laid plans have been severely impacted by Melbourne’s

Renovating your investment home for best results

Renovating your investment home for best results So, you have just purchased an investment property or maybe your tenants have vacated and your property needs a refresh? Renovating can be expensive and there can be many pitfalls. You want to make sure you get as much value for your dollar as you can, so read on for smart and money-wise

Send Us A Message