What to Look for in a Moving Company in Tulsa

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Moving - Picking a Mover

When you are deep in the weeds of moving--new home, new locale, new everything--you may neglect one of the most vital choices you will need to make--which moving company are you going to contract to physically move all your stuff? Choosing a reputable moving company in Tulsa is critical to having a smooth, worry-free move, so adhere to these best practices for selecting the best mover for your unique situation.

Ask for Referrals

Ask your real estate contact for a moving company referral. They know who's great, and who's not great but has a shiny bright website designed to lure you in. Google movers in your area--then cross check with the BBB and other consumer agencies, like Angie's List, for reviews and complaints.

Check for Registration

When you Google movers, you should be able to get the company's DOT registration number along with their physical address. This means they are a part of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration, and that they are following federal safety regulation. It also means they are more likely to be honest with you.

Get Your Estimate in Writing

Professional moving companies have account managers and customer service coordinators on hand to do exactly that—go over the details of your move, put together written estimates, and fundamentally be the point person for you. If your move is uncomplicated and you have all the details on what you are moving a phone estimate could work; if you have a large residence with lots of storage, a basement, and a garage, they should send an estimator to your residence to view the full residence to ensure an accurate rate. Your estimate should be in writing--not a verbal ballpark.

On Moving Day

Uniformed movers and marked trucks--It might seem kind of dumb, but make sure the moving truck's logo, movers uniforms, and the estimate paperwork all are matching. Professional movers are willing to let you know who they work for; if a group of guys get there in haphazard t-shirts, feel free to show them the door. They should also bring the applicable equipment and supplies--dollies, gloves, hand trucks, and moving blankets.

The crew foreman should walk through your home with you to check for existing defects in furniture. Some moving companies may even take pictures of scratches, scrapes, and nicks with a smartphone and send you the images, so if there is transit damage it's easy to confirm.

Moving to Tulsa can be worrisome, but with the right movers it can be exciting and fun, also. A-1 Freeman Moving Group has been around long enough to make it fun, so we're your point person for any move in town, across the country or around the globe. Contact us today!