MOVING FROM NEW YORK TO FLORIDA?
Moving From New York to Florida?
When moving from New York to Florida, you want a mover who has years of experience moving families down the coast with speed and professionalism. Whether you're moving to a large city like Miami or Jacksonville or a small town, we know what it takes to execute the move fast and easy. It takes expertise to make it happen and we offer a premier level of moving services.
Our experienced move coordinators are trained to create a moving strategy based upon your school and work schedule. If you have any specific personal requests we will always do our best to meet them. The coordinators will also be your personal point of contact throughout the move and you can follow your shipment using GPS tracking. We are the premier NY to Florida movers for a reason and are ready to prove it to you in any way. It all starts with a free consultation so call us for an appointment today.
NY to Florida Movers
You will be privileged to many benefits when choosing us as your NY to Florida mover and we are always looking to exceed your expectations. Some of these benefits include:
Trained Professional Uniformed Movers - No Day Labor
Clean Trucks with Proper Moving Pads and Equipment
Insured and Bonded Service
Free, No-Obligation Moving Quotes
Packing and Unpacking Services When you choose Pro Moving, you join the Pro Moving family - and we don't take care of anyone better than our own family! We will create a custom New York to Florida moving package to satisfy your needs and offer free quotes to all potential clients. Please call us at 347-566-8425
TIPS FOR HIRING A GOOD MOVER
With millions of moves every year in the United States, it’s a minor miracle that most of them go smoothly, with no issues whatsoever. Hiring quality movers is a must, of course.
But even with so many smooth moves, scams or shady practices do occur. It’s in your interest to be informed about every step in the process.
Here are 11 ways to hire the right team for your move:
1. Moving inventory
A reputable moving company will take inventory of all your belongings and determine the bulk and weight of your move. The estimator should be thorough and check all of your storage places such as cupboards, drawers, garages and bookcases. A large component of the mover’s price is based on the weight of your stuff and the space your goods take up in the truck. Be sure you understand this estimate and that it is as accurate as possible.
2. Get a thorough walk-through
An estimator who performs a quick walk-through without noting what you plan to move is going to be off the mark. A good estimator will ask questions about what you plan to take from your current house to your next home. So, be sure you are prepared to tell the estimator which items you don’t want on the truck—the items you plan to give away, donate to a charity, sell in a yard sale, or leave behind for the new owners.
3. Avoid moving companies with a name switch
Some companies avoid being assessed by the Better Business Bureau by doing business under a variety of names. Be sure the company has a local address and information about licensing and insurance. Their employees should answer the phone with the full name of the business.
Find out if there are any other names the company “does business as,” as well as their state and federal license numbers. Search online to see if there are complaints about the company. To find out more about the company’s history, call the consumer complaints hotline at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 888-368-7238.
4. Avoid packing costs
If you pack your belongings yourself, the mover generally isn’t responsible for damage to them. However, if you have your mover do the packing, you may pay inflated prices for boxes and packing materials, not to mention time and labor. If you decide to have the movers pack, ask about the packers’ experience. Most packers are careful, but you want to avoid the chance of getting someone who tosses whatever they can into a box and then seals it up with little regard for breakage.
5. Beware of extra fees
Do you live in a two-story house or are you moving into one? Moving to or from a 10th-floor apartment? If so, you’ll likely be charged extra for the movers’ having to negotiate stairs and elevators. Have a narrow street that won’t fit a moving van? Expect a surcharge for the transfer of your belongings to a smaller truck for delivery. Make sure to ask your mover about any additional fees that may apply to your situation.
6. Avoid a blank moving contract
Never sign a blank contract. Get absolutely everything in writing. The mover’s estimate and any extra fees should be listed, as well as your pick-up date.
Read your contract and make sure all of your belongings are listed. If your laptop isn’t labeled on the inventory form you sign before the driver leaves, you can’t expect it to be in the box when he arrives. You can’t file a claim for something that doesn’t appear on the inventory list.
9. Get a binding estimate
There are three kinds of moving contracts:
A non-binding estimate on your contract means the company cannot require payment more than 10% above the original estimate. Any overages must by paid within 30 days of delivery.
A non-binding to exceed estimate on your contract insures that you will not have to pay for any overages to the original estimate. The estimate is the maximum you’ll be required to pay for any services rendered.
A binding estimate on your contract is supposed to be a guaranteed price for the move and all extras and services. If you request additional services (such as unpacking), any extra fees must be paid within 30 days of delivery.
10. Report any problems
You have nine months to report any problems to the moving company and file an insurance claim. So if you’re opening boxes a year later and find shards of glass, you’re out of luck.
On moving day, try to open each box and sift through it to check for damage. Note any problems on the mover’s copy of the bill of lading before signing it.
Your mover has 30 days to acknowledge receipt of your claim. Within 120 days of receiving it, he must deny your claim or make an offer to pay.