People tend to underestimate the local move, especially if it’s their first relocation. How hard can it be, right? But in truth, the local move is fraught with most of the same challenges and pitfalls that exist in long-distance and even international relocation. To say that they can be quite difficult is putting it mildly, and they can be particularly problematic when there’s a lack of time or preparation, or when the mover makes significant choices poorly, such as opting for inferior supplies or selecting local Austin movers that are dishonest and disreputable.
Local relocations do not have to be this great challenge, however, and all it takes to ensure a positive experience is an effective plan. A relocation plan, such as one that Austin Movers can help you develop, will allow you to overcome budget and other resource constraints, including time. Trust us: nobody ever has enough time or budget flexibility when relocating. When you’ve done it often enough, as we have, you begin to master the art of doing much with a little. That’s why we gear every guide and article on this website toward conserving your relocation budget.
Since resources are typically so limited, many people consider local Austin movers to be a luxury rather than a necessity. After all, we only have so much money to work with. Sure, movers would be a great convenience, but we can save a great deal of money with a little elbow grease. That’s the thought process, at least. However, a moving company is about a lot more than simply carrying and transporting heavy boxes. Movers, the good ones at least, are a tremendous resource, and if used effectively, they can actually save you enough money to offset their cost.
Even when we’ve decided to put local Austin movers to work for us, there are still many great mistakes for us to make. The most common one is that because a company has an ad we assume that they’re dependable and have integrity. But relocation is a rich business in Austin, Texas, which means that the Yellow Pages and similar resources are ripe with local Austin movers simply in it to turn a quick buck. It’s with companies like these that the relocation horror stories arise. Bad companies damage or lose property, and in some case, they even use strong-arm tactics.
In order to avoid these drastic troubles, we have to put the time and effort into the selection process. That means researching the opportunities that interest us, and then narrowing those possibilities down to a field of three or so. We then have to interview each Austin moving company on the list. If they seem like the right fit for us, then we have to review the contract, which are often quite verbose, including all the fine print. We do this to ensure that there are no hidden fees and that the agreement supports the promises they made during the interview process.
Unfortunately, few people managing a move have the wherewithal to perform an extensive interview and research process of local Austin movers. So most people settle for choosing the cheapest option, which is a huge risk, or they settle for the biggest name, which means throwing money away. The good news is that at Austin Movers, we’ve developed an alternative, a sophisticated quote system with a powerful hand-pruned database of local Austin Movers that we’ve prescreened and rescreen on a monthly basis to ensure that you only deal with reputable businesses.
Sure, the Web is chock full of fancy relocation portals that will connect you with local Austin movers and provide you with quotes. A number of factors distinguish this service from all those others. For starters, our service is free for you to use, and we never even require any sort of obligation. More importantly, we hand select our partners. Most similar resources simply allow their “partners” to buy in. We, on the other hand, evaluate these businesses, and we set forth a high standard that they must consistently live up to in order to remain a part of our network.
Trying our quote system is easy: simply fill out the brief form, and then click the submit button. Within seconds, our system will return a report that includes quotes from local Austin movers that match the criteria you’ve entered. Each quote is good for thirty days, so feel free to shop it around. We not only promise that we offer the cheapest quotes available, we promise that you’ll be dealing with a moving company that stands by its word and is committed to excellence in customer service. When you’re ready, we’ll be here waiting to help make this move a success.