Comments on: Hiring a mover? A little homework can avert disaster Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:27:18 +0000 hourly 1 By: movematch Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:13:34 +0000 Yes,moving companies want to insist that you get in-house estimates. After all, they have all the in-house estimators which Mom and Pop movers cannot afford. A recent INDEPENDANT study by JD Power and Associates found that consumers were equally happy with online and in-house estmates, and much less satisfied with telephone estimates. The established moving industry does not want you to know this. Bottom line-consumers like online estimating tools and movers don’t.
And who has the time to get 3 or 4 in-house meetings with moving salesmen? No wonder that fewer than half of consumers get more than one estimate!
Online forms are now available for consumers to prepare their own furniture inventory and submit ONE common inventory to seveal movers for bids. This is the type of competition that the moving industry does not want and consumers would benefit from with better selection and competive prices.