When NY residents begin searching for interstate movers, which qualifications are sought after? Typically, a good interstate move depends on highly trained movers, proper resources, and unparalleled expertise. Interstate agents of major van lines are often the best choice for interstate moves for a number of reasons.
First, van line-affiliated moving companies offer everything from local to long distance moving – even international relocation services. They have the resources to complete large household moves and complex office relocations, including specialized equipment, valuation insurance, custom packing services and more.
Van lines select quality local moving companies that provide a selection of residential and commercial relocation services and have the resources and skills to deliver quality service for complex moves of large scope. Affiliation with a major van line further requires a proven track record of quality service.
Second, agents work under one van line for all services provided at both the origin and destination. The additional resources of the van line’s network offer customers the benefit of a well-coordinated move from one state to another or all the way across the country.
Third, they take training seriously and only hire the best and more qualified movers so that every job is completed with upmost satisfaction. Local agents must adhere to the stringent criteria set forth by the van line, keeping in good standing with both the industry and the customers they serve.
Fourth, they understand that to be the best requires constant vigilance. Through online reviews, awards and affiliations, they seek to set themselves a step above and continually try to provide more for their customers.
Criteria such as Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation and American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA) certification are essential; however, it’s the A+ rating with the BBB and the AMSA’s ProMover status that sets many moving companies apart.
Many van lines offer awards and other incentives to their agents for attaining and maintaining superior levels of performance. Routine evaluations of the local agents with awards and recognition within the network creates ongoing competition among other affiliated agents that raises overall quality for all interstate moving agents.
And fifth, they understand that flexibility, especially within interstate moves, is key. Offering more than just moving services, they recognize the importance of pairing moving and storage together to create a more seamless move.
Full-service interstate movers typically offer custom relocation solutions, with the services of a move coordinator, in-home estimates, insurance coverage options, furniture wrap, floor and wall protection, professional packing and other services for a comprehensive commercial or residential move.
For quality interstate movers, it’s essential to evaluate resources, trained staff and industry affiliations – as well as reviews on and off site from actual customers. The relationship between the customer and movers hinge on quality and understanding that the interstate agent as well as the van line are working together for the customer. A mover with a longstanding van line affiliation is a proven indicator of quality relocation services.
Article written by Brian Hual of Bonded Transportation – a professional Pensacola mover since 1934 and Interstate agent of Allied Van Lines since 1942.
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