by | Mar 3, 2021 | Moving and Storage

If you live in the Portland area and need to move to a new location outside of the city or even outside of the state, choosing the right mover is an important consideration. By comparing the services different moving companies offer, it is possible to find the right match for each move without a lot of time or effort.

Choose By Name and Reputation

While it is important to do the research on all Portland moving companies under consideration, choosing from a highly recognized name in movers is always the best choice.

If you are planning a move, just keep your eye out when you are driving around the area and keep a mental note of the moving companies you see on the road. When you see the same company name on trucks again and again, it shows this is a top company that is used by a large number of people to handle their moves.

Ask for Referrals

Another good option is to ask for referrals for moving companies from neighbors, friends, coworkers and family members. Ideally look for referrals for moves in the last year or so and using companies providing service to the area you need to move.

It is important to avoid considering local companies for long distance moves or international moves. Those types of moves require specialized moving companies, so just be specific.

It is also a good option to talk to your human resource department as well. They often have information about moving companies other people have used and if it was a pleasant and positive move or if there were problems.

Check the Web

Checking online to compare other Portland moving experiences is a good way to spend some time. Look for independent reviews on forums as well as testimonial and information on the company site as well.

Be cautious about overreacting to negative feedback about moving companies unless it is a pattern or if all the feedback has the some complaints and issues with the movers and the company. Pay particular attention when customers are indicating that items were damaged or lost in transit and claims were denied or complaints not responded to the by the company.

One you have narrowed down the moving companies under consideration, plan to schedule an in-home survey. These should be provided at no cost and with no-obligation, allowing you to meet face-to-face with a representative and get a feel for the quality of service you will expect from the company.

For reliable service, we recommend Jordan River Moving & Storage for your next move. No matter where you’re moving, their professional crew works quickly and efficiently to keep your relocation costs low.

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