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

November 2016

When hiring and working with a Mover, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Mover commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Mover? 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.

Mover - FAQ

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

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.

Q What should I expect to pay for Moving Service?

A Most Moving Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Mover ranges from $18 to $26 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Mover.

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

A You should use a licensed Mover for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Mover'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 Mover for my project?

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

Q Does my Mover need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Moving Service.

Mover - Common Projects

A Mover 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:


Mover - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Mover

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Mover? If so, it is important to find a Mover 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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