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A professional moving company can be a big help when you are about to relocate; however, to avoid possible problems, you should choose a mover that is established. Do some research online about the company you are considering for your move, to make sure they are licensed and have a good reputation.  

What to Watch Out For

Once you determine what you want the moving company to transport, their representative will give you a written estimate of the cost and have you sign a contract. Do not sign the contract unless you are completely satisfied with the terms.

If you have compared several moving companies, the prices they charge should be relatively similar. If one company is drastically lower than the others, they may just be offering a special rate at the time. If they are a large mover and are reputable, be happy you found a good deal. If they are a new company you found on the Internet, you may want to pass to avoid any potential problems.

Some moving companies require you to make a down payment before they will agree to work for you. If the company is established and reputable, this is not an issue. However, if the company is relatively new, you should proceed with caution.