In everything we do, we only want the best. We choose the best mechanic possible, the best schools for our kids, the best restaurant to eat at — it only makes sense that we’d want to choose the best moving company. But when there are so many moving companies to choose from, how do you pick the best one?

Scott’s Oceana Moving is here to explain all. Look through our blog on tips for choosing the best moving company, and contact us for a free quote on your next long distance or local Virginia Beach move.

Look for a Reputable Web Presence

Word of mouth is still an important way to hear about the best moving company. In the 21st century, a company’s website is the digital way to see what people are saying.

The moving company you go with should have a solid website that’s easy to navigate, lists services, and loads quickly. Your moving company should also have an equally solid Google My Business listing — that’s the box that pops up to the right when you search for this company on Google. You should be able to easily find hours, contact information, and (leading to our next point), reviews.

Read Through Reviews

Reviews are something to take seriously, but also with a grain of salt. We’re in an era where reviews can make or break a business, and seeing even a 3-star rating is are enough to turn us away. However, reviews are, on the whole, a good reflection of the company.

Every business or moving company is going to have a negative review from time to time. When sifting through reviews, use your best judgment — don’t let one bad review tarnish the countless other examples of great feedback. But if half or more of the reviews aren’t great, you might want to search elsewhere.

Make Sure Your Needs Are Met

A moving company can be exceptional, but if you need packing and unpacking services and they don’t offer them, it’s not worth your time or money. Think carefully about all that you need for your next moving services, and find out if the moving company you’re considering can meet your needs.

Don’t Fall for Hidden Fees or High Costs

The right moving company should offer you a free quote, and be fully transparent about it. Inquire with them to see if there are any unexpected fees that you should plan on. If a moving company is saying they’ll give you a quote for a small fee, look elsewhere.

To add on, if the moving services you’re considering feel overpriced, they probably are. That’s not to say you should go the cheapest possible route, and you should expect to pay a moving company for their time and labor. But look into different prices across moving companies, read reviews, and have a very good idea of what your next move is going to cost.

Ask Lots of Questions

Moving companies should be happy to answer any and all questions you have. If they seem impatient or frustrated, look for a different company who’s willing to help.

Here are just a few things to consider asking your prospective moving company:

  • How does your pricing work?
  • Do costs go up after a certain distance (e.g. prices go up after 15 miles)?
  • How do you handle delicate or fragile items?
  • Do you have any storage options?
  • What do you need from me prior to the move?

At Scott’s Oceana Moving, we’d like to think we’re Virginia Beach’s best moving company. We’re honored that so many of our past clients would say the same thing. But we completely respect your decision to shop around! You should feel confident in the moving company that you choose. While we hope you choose us, we want you to find the company that works best for you.

Moving is one of the most stressful things to go through. Finding the right moving company can not only save you stress and anxiety, but it can save you time, labor, and in some cases, even money. Scott’s Oceana Moving is the right choice for a moving company. We’re positive that after working with us, you’ll choose us for all future moves. If you’re still thinking about how to pick the best moving company, rely on Scott’s to get the job done.