This three-minute read gives you a few ideas to consider when choosing your removal company in Waterford.
Getting the right people to help you move home is so important. This means your estate agent, your solicitor, and the people that will do the physical heavy lifting. Choosing the right removal company will make a big difference, not only on moving day itself, but before, and after, your move.
A good place to start looking for a removal company you can trust in Waterford is to ask people you know. This could be friends, family, or your property move team, like your estate agent and solicitor.
After you’ve been signposted to a few companies, it’s time to do some research for yourself. People move home infrequently so it’s always a good idea to check for recent reviews.
If property professionals have themselves used a particular company when moving home, it’s normally a pretty good sign that they’re the best.
You’ve looked at the reviews on the company website, social media pages, and an independent review site, like Google Reviews. There’s a few bad ones but mostly positive. Should you just leave it at that and book with them? Of course, you could but here’s another step that we recommend you take…
Ask the company what their insurance policy is. Ask them to send you a copy. This is standard practice so if they have any objections, you know this is a red flag.
It’s easy for someone to ping you a quote: “That’ll be €2,000 for your move”. What should also be attached are their terms & conditions. It’s important that you get these to look through and that you actually read them.
When it comes to arranging a moving date, exchanges and completions can be a moveable feast. One removal company we spoke to described it as ‘like juggling jelly’. Find out how good the removal company is at communicating. What methods will they use? Email, phone, text, social media? You need to know that they will keep lines of communication open throughout, what can be, a tense time.
Sometimes, you can judge a book by its cover. It helps if the company has a clear, concise website and if the staff and offices are presented tidily. Check their vehicles are clean and in good condition.
Did you know? Many insurers will be able to extend your existing contents cover. This means that when the removal company are in your home, you’ll have extra cover. It’s always worth taking a ‘belt and braces’ approach.
If you need any recommendations, or if we can help in any way, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 051 85 81 82.
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