Moving Contractor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Moving Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with a Moving Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Moving Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Moving Contractor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Moving Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Moving Contractor - FAQ

Q How do I get good Moving Service work at a fair price?

A Find a Moving Contractor that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Moving Contractor prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.

Q What should I expect to pay for Moving Service?

A Most Moving Service will be performed on a "time and material" basis. The "time" charge should be quoted on a per hour basis before work begins. The typical hourly rate for a Moving Contractor ranges from $32 to $48 in most parts of the country. The total hourly charge is commonly rounded up to the next full hour.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Moving Contractor for my job?

A You should use a licensed Moving Contractor for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Moving Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.

Q Should I use an insured Moving Contractor for my project?

A Your Moving Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Moving Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Moving Contractor need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Moving Service.

Moving Contractor - Common Projects

A Moving Contractor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Moving Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:


Moving Contractor - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Moving Contractor

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Moving Contractor? If so, it is important to find a Moving Contractor matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.

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