If you are moving to a new home soon, be sure to do your research when looking for and choosing a moving company. Not all moving companies are the same. We have recently been talking about unlicensed and uninsured moving companies.  There is another moving company in the news as well. They allegedly low-balled customers on moving estimates and threatened to drive off with their items unless the customers paid higher prices.

Although many moving companies in San Antonio are legitimate, there are some that attempt to take advantage of their clients. Here are some guidelines provided by USA.gov to help you choose the right mover:

Get a written estimate from several movers. Be wary of very low estimates. Some companies use the low price to get a contract and later ask for more money before they will remove your belongings from their truck.

Make sure the mover has an operating license. For moves within a state, check your state, county or local consumer affairs agency.

Make sure the mover has insurance. If furniture is damaged during the move, the mover’s insurance should cover it. Ask how to file a complaint if there are limits to the coverage.

Check the mover’s track record. Contact your state or local consumer protection agency or Better Business Bureau to see if there is a history of complaints.