What's a reputable moving company to use once I'm ready to go?

Asked by Brendan, Watertown, MA Thu Apr 15, 2010

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Matt Heisler, Agent, Westborough, MA
Fri Apr 16, 2010
Hi Brendan:

Make sure that you have the estimate - and that you understand it - in writing where possible. Movers have "industry lingo" which has confused my buyers in the past, generally around which hour is the first hour, initial charges, wrapping/packing fees, delays, storage, etc. Ask questions to make sure you understand the pricing policy, including tiping!

Best of luck, Marks and Marathon are good choices.

Matt Heisler is a real-estate professional and owner of Heisler & Mattson Properties. He has been selling residential real-estate for over 10 years. He has given several talks on real estate, including presentations on first-time buyer tips & tricks, and profiting in real estate investing in Massachusetts. As a Vanderbilt University alumnus, he is proud to serve the communities of Natick, Framingham, Medfield, Millis, Holliston, Hopkinton, Southborough, Westborough, Northborough, Grafton, Marlborough, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Milford, Charlton, Northbridge, Sutton, Hudson, Sudbury, Clinton, Boylston, and West Boylston. His company website can be found at http://www.bjheisler.com, and his Metrowest Blog can be read at http://HomeSellingInMass.net.


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Judy Boyle, Agent, Marlborough, MA
Fri Apr 16, 2010
Hi Brendan,

I would recommend you visit the website http://www.servicemagic.com.

You fill in the information surrounding your request and you will receive quotes from prescreened professionals. As you will see when you visit the site, you can find professionals for all your home needs. I am in no way affiliated with the website....I have just had good luck with it myself.

Good luck and let us know how you make out!

Judy Boyle
RE/MAX Signature Properties
judyboyle1@verizon.net
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Service magic is good but beware that companies will be calling you if you provide your phone number. Also, they sent me free magazine subscriptions (but without asking me) which is giving my personal information to a 3rd party.
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5movers, , Newark, NJ
Wed Jun 9, 2010
Hey Brendan
If you are looking for local movers or long distance movers that are experienced, reliable and proffesional the you need to go to http://www.5movers.com They have the top licensed, bonded and insured moving companies in their network. You won't be sorry
Web Reference:  http://www.5movers.com
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Heidi Zizza, Agent, Framingham, MA
Thu Apr 15, 2010
I like Marks Moving and Storage, they have a large storage facility just in case!
Web Reference:  http://www.mdmrealty@msn.com
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Andrew Adams, , 01915
Thu Apr 15, 2010
I am a big Fan of Marathon Moving http://marathonmoving.com/ I have used them twice myself and don't hesitate to recomend them.
Web Reference:  http://marathonmoving.com/
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