The vetting process for choosing a moving company is important, which cannot be overstated. Click the link for a story that exemplifies the potential risks of working with any service contractor. In general, movers are ethical business people. But a few bad apples ruin the bunch!
“You all did an amazing job…that was seriously impressive!”
C.O. moving a piano from Prince Frederick MD to TN. 3/15/18
Rogue movers not only harm the moving and storage industry’s reputation, they harm individuals and families. Click the link here to witness the damage that can be caused by unscrupulous movers. Rogue movers video
So what red flags can you look for as a consumer to avoid rogue movers?
Internet quotes: if the mover can provide a price quote without visiting the residence (in person or through a virtual survey), the estimate is not likely to be accurate. Ask the company what happens if the estimate is low or high.
Credentials: the moving company should be able to demonstrate a good reputation. Ask for the USDOT number, Better Business Bureau affiliation, and professional industry affiliations, such as the American Moving & Storage Assoc (AMSA, ProMover designation), and state moving & storage associations. To find our AMSA ProMover & Certified Moving Consultant (CMC) and BBB verification, click here Home page, then use the icons at the top of the page.
Policies in Writing: quotes, estimates and company policies should be provided to you in writing. This includes how to handle complaints and damage or loss claims.
Bad Reviews: check reliable internet sources and other sources for reviews (e.g., your real estate agent, local Chamber of Commerce). Quality internet reviews should only come from people who are verified to have used the company & services. One example is Movingcompanyreviews.com. Click here Moving Company Reviews: Worldwide Moving Systems
As a professional mover, this story is embarrassing to the industry. Another concern is the choice of consumers to place all trust in Yelp or similar referral sources. Please advise others to go to reliable sources to find a trusted mover and moving related research: the American Moving & Storage Association, Federal Department of Transportation, and the Better Business Bureau are a few.
Worldwide Moving Systems is a highly recommended mover. We have recently accumulated a number of quality testimonials from our customers based on the level of service we provide. Here are a few:
“Great job, thank you!” E.D. local move from Bowie MD to Prince Frederick MD 12/29/17.
“Highly recommend! They were awesome!” L.N. local move from Owings MD to Chesapeake Beach MD 1/4/18.
“These guys were AWESOME!!” L.G. local move from Brandywine MD to Mechanicsville MD 1/11/18.
“Great, very efficient!” E.Q. local move from Waldorf MD to Baltimore MD 1/15/18.
“Your crew were very helpful and worked diligently. I am very pleased!! Thank you.” B.G. local move from Clinton MD to Upper Marlboro MD 1/16/18.
Call us or click above for a free, honest estimate. As a family-owned and operated company as well as an AMSA ProMover we abide by ethical business practices. Do not get scammed – hire a ProMover (click the 2nd link to verify us as a ProMover).
“The crew & people were absolutely AMAZING.” The “move was a hectic one and they all made it feel seamless.”
S.G. from Prince Frederick, MD to Huntingtown, MD. 11/2/17
“Another satisfied customer :)”
J.J. in Waldorf, MD to White Plains, MD on 10/03/17
Use the link below (Copy and paste into your browser) to learn about common moving mistakes and how to avoid them. For additional information, browse our website or call us at 301-870-5300.
Yesterday (9/14/17) our staff contributed kids’ activities supplies and over $200 in gift cards to Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. The cards will help families in need during their child’s stay at Children’s for medical care. We appreciate our staff’s support for those in need! And we thank Century 21 New Millennium for coordinating!