Putting your clients in touch with the best residential or commercial moving company can help promote your real estate business. It serves as an important tool to home buyers and sellers, and word of mouth about “going the extra” mile can prove to be a fruitful way to garner more leads. Just as working with a quality commercial moving company can be a boon, pairing with the wrong one could be a recipe for disaster.
Keep reading to learn about some of the biggest mistakes moving companies make – and how it could affect your future real estate business.
Can a Bad Moving Experience Affect Your Real Estate Business?
Realtors in Northwest Ohio have often cited the pain of referring a homeowner or business to a moving company, finding out too late that their client had a bad moving experience. From small hitches like lateness of arrival and delivery, to whoppers like broken valuable and theft, a moving company certain can scar the reputation of your real estate business. A realtor’s product is partly their advice, so giving bad moving advice can do real harm to your brand.
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Avoiding Potential Pitfalls from Bad Recommendations
If you chance making a bad recommendation, why make them all? For a simple reason: making referrals is about creating a full customer experience that clients will want to tell their friends about. Since you don’t want to be in the position of making a referral to a company that breaks a client’s grand piano, ask a few important questions before making a recommendation for residential or commercial movers:
● Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
● Does your company meet or exceed the standards set forth by the American Moving and Storage Association?
● Does your company have membership in Ohio’s moving association?
● Can you give me some references from people and companies you have recently moved?
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How do you select and hire your crews?
It’s also helpful to do a little research of your own before making a recommendation – looking at directories like Yelp and Google reviews can help you determine if a moving company will make a good fit for your real estate business. Even if the reviews seem legitimate, make sure that the office has a physical address – a lack of physical office space can be a red flag for unregistered movers or even a fake company looking to rob homeowners of their possessions.
Recommending a moving company to potential clients can streamline referrals by offering a comprehensive client experience. Make sure, however, that you can stand by your choice. Perrysburg Moving is licensed and insured, as well as locally owned and operated. If you’re ready to learn more about us and how we can help your real estate business, contact us one of three ways:
● Fill out our online contact form
● Email us at PerrysburgMoving@gmail.com
● Call or text us at (419) 740-1005
When your reputation is at stake, trust a moving company that understands the weight of a recommendation.
If you want to make the moving process less stressful, you can choose to have moving professionals pack your belongings. As the day approaches, however, you might be wondering how to prepare for the packing and whether you should organize your things. The following tips will help you have everything ready in time for the professional packing operation.
Even though letting the moving team handle the packing is a much easier experience than packing by yourself, it doesn’t mean you should just tune out. Stay around the house in case the professional packers have any questions, or if you notice any issues. You can prevent misunderstandings and problems this way.
Clean the House
Before the movers arrive, go around the house and clean as much as you can. You should do this to guarantee that the workers won’t pack garbage or unwanted items by accident. This activity also removes clutter that can slow down the process or cause accidents.
Keep Children and Pets Away
The moving process is fast, and potentially dangerous. Your children and/or pets can either get themselves hurt if they interfere, injure the workers by accident, or delay the procedure. Ensure that they are away from the house before the packing starts.
Separate Certain Items
Not every item in your house is equal. Some may have sentimental value and you want to carry them yourself, while others are too delicate for the process. There are also objects that are too hazardous for the movers to handle. Either way, make sure these belongings are already taken care of before the packing. If you can’t keep them away, set them aside and label them as “do not move” so the crew leaves them alone, or as “high-value” or “extra care” so they handle them appropriately
Label the Destination
Make it easier on both yourself and the movers by labeling items with the specific rooms they belong to. Specifically, label the objects by their destination, instead of the rooms they are currently in. It will keep the packing procedure organized and make the move into the new place much easier.
If you are worried about any specific item getting damaged or altered during packing, take a picture beforehand. The company will inspect the quality of these items, but the extra layer of security always helps.
Hiring a moving company to pack your belongings is a great way to make the moving easier. By following these tips and preparing ahead of time, you will make the packing procedure a smooth experience for both yourself and the moving professionals.
How Do I Book an Appointment for Moving Help?
Are you ready to book your move? Simply schedule an appointment with us in one of three ways:
Have a stress-free moving day and contact Perrysburg Moving today.
Many people think that it’s best to handle the moving process themselves. The reality, however, is that hiring professional movers can save time, money, and sanity. Professional movers have the tools and experience necessary to make your move easier and faster, and they cost less than you may expect.
If you expect to move in the near future, consider the value and potential benefits of hiring a professional moving company.
Countless people find it easy to move with minimal assistance. A friend or two and a pickup truck can empty a small house or apartment in a few trips, but how experienced are you and your helpers with moving heavy, awkward, or valuable items from one home to another? It is very easy to throw out your back, crush a foot, or sustain other injuries when moving irregular items to your new home.
Professional movers eliminate this concern; you can supervise the move and let the movers handle the heavy lifting, sparing yourself the potential for injury.
Insurance on Your Belongings
If you trust professional movers to handle your personal belongings, you need some kind of assurance they will treat your property as if it were their own. Professional moving companies offer insurance on your belongings in case of unforeseen accidents or unintentional damage during the move.
We provide up to $1 million in coverage for a single occurrence and up to $2 million in total accident coverage. If you damage something yourself, you really have no other option besides paying for it out of pocket.
A Faster, Smoother Move
Professional movers have extensive experience with all types of moving projects in different types of residences. Instead of contending with a move with only your personal vehicle, have professional movers use one of their large moving trucks to ensure your move can happen as quickly as possible.
Rather than taking multiple trips in your own car, professional movers may be able to manage a move in a single trip depending on how many items you own.
Peace of Mind
Whenever you trust anyone to handle your personal belongings, including yourself, you run the risk of your possessions being damaged or destroyed. Instead of trusting your move to your friends, hire a professional moving company like Perrysburg Moving to assist with your next move. Moving does not have to be stressful when you work with the right professional moving company.
How Do I Book an Appointment with Perrysburg Moving?
Are you ready to book your winter move with us? Simply schedule an appointment with us in one of three ways:
Have a stress-free moving day and contact Perrysburg Moving today.