You’re planning a move across state lines in the near future, and you know you don’t want to handle that kind of job on your own. But how do you even begin to find a trustworthy long-distance moving company? This isn’t the kind of service you need on a regular basis, so you might feel like you have no idea where to start when it comes to finding a reliable mover. If you’re in this situation, here’s how Thumbtack can help you.
What Is Thumbtack?
Thumbtack is a website that shows you professional businesses in your area in a variety of industries. You can use this site to find everything from pet groomers to landscapers and, yes, even long-distance movers. The sight allows you to search for a specific type of business in your zip code, and provides you with essential information like the business’s professional history, their business hours, reviews and ratings, and any specialties or extra services.
Ensure They Do What You Need
Thumbtack makes it pretty easy to ensure the movers you’re considering do exactly what you need them to do. For example, let’s say you need a vehicle moved, along with all the items in your house. You can easily see on our Thumbtack listing that “Automobile moving” is one of our specialties. Thumbtack can give you this information at a glance, so you don’t waste time contacting a mover who can’t provide the specialized services you need.
Read Customer Reviews
While you can easily find business reviews on places like Google, these aren’t typically verified. Most of the time, anyone can leave a review on any business, regardless of whether or not they’ve actually used the company. Thumbtack ensures that everyone reviewing the professionals on their site are actual customers.
Individuals must receive a link from either the company or from Thumbtack in order to leave a review, so you can feel confident that any review on the website is a genuine one. You can easily see an average star rating for any business, as well as read the reviews left by past customers.
Send a Message
If you have any questions for your mover that aren’t answered on their Thumbtack page, you can easily send a secure message to the company through the website. No need to track down contact information or make a phone call. Just type out your questions and send them to the mover.
Thumbtack also allows you to check a mover’s availability through their website. Obviously, dates can be important when it comes to a long-distance move, and you don’t want to waste time contacting a mover who isn’t going to be available on the date you need them. You can check a mover’s availability by selecting the date and time you need them, along with answering a few other questions about your needs.
Your request will then be sent on to the mover, and you’ll receive a response about whether or not they are available to assist with your move.
Get a Quote
You probably have a budget for your move. Rather than calling multiple movers yourself and requesting quotes, you can request a quote from a mover through their Thumbtack page. Again, you’ll just click to answer a few questions about your specific needs, and then your request will be sent to the moving company.
There’s no obligation associated with a quote via Thumbtack, so you can request one from as many movers as you like. This allows you to quickly eliminate any movers that are out of your budget, and find an affordable one that offers the experience and services you require.
Moving companies also list any relevant credentials they have on their Thumbtack pages. You can see at a glance whether they’ve had a background check, insurance, and so on. Other important details you can see include the number of employees they have and how long they’ve been in business. This allows you to find an experienced and reputable mover at a glance, and can ease any fears you may have about items being lost, damaged, or stolen.
If you’re looking for a long-distance mover, consider checking out Thumbtack to find moving companies in your area. This can make your hunt for a mover go much more quickly and smoothly. And, you’ll be able to find a quality mover with an excellent reputation. Please feel free to reach out to us via our Thumbtack page to request a quote or check our availability.