Relocations are one of the most stressful experiences out there. But there are ways to make the experience easier for you and your team. Hiring pros to handle the equipment and furniture will be a tremendous help. Before you pick a crew, though, be sure to avoid the following mistakes.
Skipping the Research
When you look for a furniture installation service, go over the background of the firm or company. How long have they been around? What kind of moving services do they specialize in? What clients have they handled? Have they worked with anyone from your industry before? If you ditch the research, you could end up hiring a firm with little to no experience or credentials.
Hiring Too Late
You have a deadline. You’re working with a tight timeframe with the relocation. If you hire too late, if you wait until the eleventh hour to start looking for installation firms, then that’s far from ideal. You’ll likely end up with poor options. That’s because all of the good firms would have already been taken by then.
Not Factoring in All the Costs
When you hire an installation service, what exactly is covered? Be clear about the tasks and forms of assistance that you can expect from the firm. If there’s any doubt, sort it out before you sign a contract or hire a team for the job. If there are any extra charges, it’s best that you know now, so you can manage your budget.
Opting for Cheap Options
Low-cost options can be good. But don’t automatically choose a firm because they offer the lowest rate you’ve come across. Do a bit of homework first. Check the quality of the service, and go over the reviews. What you find should be enough to help you figure out whether you’ve got the right team in your sights or if you should keep looking around.
Not Knowing the Signs
There are also plenty of signs that tell you when you’re dealing with a dodgy firm. For instance, when you look at their website, is there information there about the firm’s credentials and qualifications? About their staff? What’s their contact information? Credible businesses will display that information with ease, as they want to make sure customers have no problem getting in touch with them. If the website makes it hard for you to find that information, or there’s none, that’s a huge red flag. Look elsewhere.