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Republic Moving and Storage of San Diego Tips: How to Spot Moving Scams

Although moving scams have increased in the last decade, it’s easier than ever to check the integrity of a moving company through the internet. Do a web search for a moving company before you call them. Does their website look legitimate? Do they identify themselves as members of the Better Business Bureau? Local Chambers of Commerce? International Association of Movers? American Moving and Storage Association?  If you see these logos, you can either make a phone call or visit their websites for confirmation that the moving company is legitimate.  If you search Republic Moving and Storage in San Diego, you will easily find their website displaying association information.

After searching the web, make a phone call to talk about your relocation with your potential moving company. The company should identify themselves clearly upon answering the phone and not answer with something generic like “Moving Services.”

Republic Moving and Storage in San Diego offers free quotes for moving. Be aware that it is a common practice for moving estimates to be done at no charge so don’t let a scammer charge you to give pricing for moving your household goods.

Be confident that you fully understand your estimated pricing. Give as much information as possible to your moving specialist in advance. Get details about pricing based on mileage and weight and the amount of room your goods take up in the truck. There might also be extra charges for a steep hill or narrow road that limits access to a moving van, creating a different strategy for getting the goods into the truck, or several small trucks. Remember that any changes in furniture or belongings after the estimate is completed could possibly skew your numbers. Moves are paid after the work is completed.  Be cautious of a company asking for money in advance.

Once you decide whether you will pack your household or if it will be done by your movers it is crucial to understand who legally has liability in both options. A reputable mover offers full service to customers that desire such assistance. Republic Moving and Storage of San Diego can handle your packing, transportation, unpacking, as well as potential storage needs.

Finally, by federal law, movers are required to give you a booklet called “Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move” while in the planning stages of your move. If you weren’t offered one, it would be best to choose another mover.



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