The Internet has levelled the research and hiring playing field within the moving industry. Simply go online, fill out a form, and prepare to be called by a gazillion companies competing for your business. Notice that we didn’t say moving companies? That’s because the person on the other end of the line may not, in fact, be an employee of moving companies in Vancouver. Instead, you may be talking to a moving broker who is gathering up your information to outsource your job to actual moving companies in Vancouver.
Get The Facts: What Moving Brokers May Not Want You To Know
Should you care if you connect with a broker instead of directly with a moving company? Absolutely. Many people don’t realize that there are some significant differences between moving companies in Vancouver and a broker. Go into the process armed with a few vital details (and potential risks) to ensure you make the best decision for your upcoming move.
When Dealing With A Moving Broker, They:
May Not Take Responsibility
Occasionally, even the most professional moving team may break or damage an item. Should this happen during your move, do you know who is responsible for replacement your belongings? If you’ve worked directly with the broker up to this point, you may assume it’s their responsibility to cover your damage costs. Unfortunately, this often isn’t the case. You may find yourself in a major game of responsibility finger pointing between mover and broker while you attempt to pinpoint accountability.
May Not Have Accurate Pricing
Reputable moving companies in Vancouver may send one of their internal specialists to your property to accurately gauge the scope of your project. From there, they will put together a job estimate. Often, brokers will attempt to give a cost estimate over the phone or via email. They rely on you to provide all of the details about items that need moving and piece together a guess based on you somehow knowing weight and dimensions of all your belongings. Because brokers are “middle men”, their estimates aren’t as accurate, which means you may end up paying more than what was promised.
May Require A Large Deposit
Many moving brokers will ask for a large deposit to secure your moving services. You should never pay a large sum of money in advance for your move. Ever. Working directly with moving companies in Vancouver may require a small deposit (which will get added to your final bill) to get you in the books.
Are you getting ready to move? Mountain Movers can help. Contact us today for a no-risk project quote.