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June 15, 2011

Choosing a Reputable Ottawa Mover

By: Heather @ 11:18 am

Choosing a reputable and professional Ottawa mover is extremely important to ensure the careful and proper handling of your possessions. Also very important is to receive a fair estimate of costs prior to the move, to avoid unpleasant surprises when the time comes to settle the bill. A few tips on the selection of a professional mover:

  • Only deal with a company with a strong history – such as being in business for at least 10 years;
  • It is best to always have an in-home survey done by the moving consultant – if the mover does not do in-home surveys, you face a greater chance of the estimate and the actual bill being very different (and not in your favour!)
  • Stay away from unknown companies offering super-low prices – they may hold your goods hostage while demanding more money;
  • Select a mover that is located in Ottawa – you can also ask to visit their facility to ensure they have a “bricks and mortar” operation;
  • Remember that brokers are not moving companies – rather they are third-party middlemen that negotiate services between the customer and the moving company – you will therefore not know which company will show up on moving day.
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