How to Choose a Professional Moving Company

choosing a moving companyMoving into a new home or office is a big undertaking, and finding a moving company that meets your specific needs can be a difficult process. Before you start packing boxes and bins with your clothing, kitchen utensils and home décor items, there are a few tips to take into consideration to help you find an experienced and professional moving crew.

Ask for Recommendations

Do you have friends or family members in the area who have recently moved? Ask them about the company they used and their overall moving experience. Whether you receive a stellar recommendation or a list of movers not to use, this will help you to better direct your research.

Review Social Media

After gathering a list of local moving companies, take a few minutes to see what people are saying about them on social media. Facebook, Yelp and Google reviews can provide you with lots of information about your potential moving partners and can help you to make an informed decision.

Perform an Initial Screening

You can also review each of your potential companies through organizations like Better Business Bureau. Search by name, phone number or address to find out if the businesses recommended to you are accredited by the BBB. You can also review a report on the business and read customer reviews.

Make Some Phone Calls

Once you have whittled your list down to a few potential companies, give each of them a call. Think of this phone call as a screening – a way to learn more about each company and the way their services work. Talking with an associate over the phone should help to ease any worries you may have about the moving process as the right mover will be able to answer your questions with confidence, showing their experience and professionalism.

Ask for an In-Home Estimate

To ensure your estimate is as close to the final cost as possible, an in-home estimate is the best route to take. This will allow your moving company to see exactly what they are moving, helping them to create a plan that will make your moving day a smooth event.

We recommend taking a walk through the entire home, including the attic and basement for a thorough review.


Now that you know about how much your move will cost and what level of service you can expect from a professional moving company, you can make a final, educated decision.

For individuals living in the Victoria, Vancouver and Langley areas of British Columbia, Highland Worldwide can provide local, long distance and overseas moving. With years of experience and an exceptional team, our goal is to make your move as easy as possible.

Please call at 604-581-2300 to learn more about the services we offer and to begin planning your upcoming move.