When searching for the right movers in League City, it’s beneficial to consider companies in the Houston area as well. There are many qualifications a good moving company needs to have, and by expanding the search to the larger metropolitan area of Houston, there is a better chance of finding the perfect company.
League City, Texas is a smaller suburb community halfway between Houston and Galveston, and this bedroom community has seen its population nearly double in the last ten years, so there are moving agencies aplenty, but finding the right one can be a challenge. In Texas, these companies have to be registered and licensed by both the state DMV (Dept. of Motor Vehicles) and the United States DOT (Dept. of Transportation), and the license numbers must be prominently displayed on the company vehicles. This makes it easy to make sure the company is registered by either calling the DMV 1-800 number or checking the U.S. DOT website for the license numbers. An unlicensed transfer firm will often have tell-tale signs, such as unmarked vehicles, the phone number ringing straight to a personal cell phone, phones that are answered with vaguely (“Movers” instead of the crisp, professional “JT Melia Moving & Storage”), and hiring an unlicensed firm is a huge risk.
The next step in the backgrounding process is getting reviews and references. Good movers in League City, or in the general Houston-Galveston metropolitan area, should be easily checked out, through the Better Business Bureau, the chamber of commerce, or through professionals like a local real estate office. And many large, well-repudiated companies, such as JT Melia Moving & Storage out of Houston, have websites with some of the information needed for choosing a firm, such as testimonials, a list and descriptions of services, and even a helpful checklist of moving tips. If there is no information or the firm cannot offer a list of references, stay away!
There are many advantages to hiring a locally-based, but not strictly local, company. Within a 50 mile radius is considered local, and as such the rates may be lower if the transfer occurs within the League City area. On the other hand, if it is originating in another part of Texas or from another state entirely, or even another country, a firm is needed with the skills and abilities to handle interstate jobs as well. A company with knowledge of overseas freight and the proper licensing to cover all 50 states will probably handle a 36-mile move just fine, but a firm that usually handles just local moves will be at a distinct disadvantage to handle a job from, say, Portland, Maine to League City, Texas. Another advantage to hiring more diverse movers in League City is the amount of services offered. Rather than just showing up to lug boxes, a professionally run crew can give an on-site estimate, and then wrap, label, organize, transport, and then unload and unpack all the items. They can properly pack fragile or valuable items, or crate over-sized pieces (like a statue), and have the equipment and knowledge needed to safely transfer those items to the new residence or business. For a commercial or business transfer, some movers in League City are required to sign confidentiality agreements, so the customer can rest assured that any important documents and files are well-protected during the move.
Overall, the main goal of skilled movers in League City should be to provide their customers the best moving experience possible by having an efficient, well-trained crew that will conduct the customer’s transfer in a professional, well-organized, and timely fashion.