Since relocating your residence or business can be a stressful time, choosing professional moving services is an important decision. When it comes to relocations, you have three options—plan and complete the move yourself, hire a moving broker, or hire a moving company.

If you’ve already decided that a DIY move isn’t for you, we’ve provided some guidelines to help you choose between hiring a moving broker and a moving company.

·  If you prefer personalized moving and storage services, you’re likely to be happier by hiring a moving company. Most moving companies will work with you to select from customizable services that suit your needs and budget to ensure that your relocation is planned and executed according to your specific requirements.

·  If you want to find the least expensive option, you might benefit from hiring a moving broker. Since moving brokers allow several moving companies to bid on your relocation, you could end up paying less for your move—even after you’ve paid the broker for their services.

·  If you don’t like taking risks, a moving broker probably isn’t for you. It is possible that a broker won’t be able to hire a moving company to transport your goods because the estimate is too low or they can’t find a moving company with available equipment and resources. Since you don’t have control over the moving company a broker hires, you could also find that your movers are unlicensed or uninsured.

·  If you’re willing to do some research, you could find that you have several choices when it comes to moving brokers and moving companies in your area. Be sure to read online reviews and ratings from the Better Business Bureau and check the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website to find out if a mover or broker is a registered company.

What’s the bottom line?

Just like every household and business has unique needs, moving brokers and moving companies each have distinct benefits and differences. If you believe hiring a moving company is right for your, reach out to Arnoff Moving & Storage to learn more about our professional movers and our wide range of moving and storage solutions.

Whether you need local moving services to relocate your family to a new neighborhood or international movers to take your business to a faraway continent, we welcome you to Let Our Family Move Your Family. Give us a call today to speak with a friendly representative about your upcoming relocation, or fill out our fast online form now to request a free quote.