Unfortunately, we’re seeing too many people fall prey to the misleading tactics of moving company lead brokers. These brokers act as intermediaries between customers and moving companies. They work to appear as though they are local movers offering quotes for moving services by connecting potential customers with movers.
We are real local movers with forty years of experience. No doubt you’ve seen our warehouse location and our bright red, GPS enabled trucks every time you’re navigating Spaghetti Junction.
We want to make sure you make an informed decision about the moving company you hire.
What is a Moving Company Lead Broker?
Lead brokers run ads designed to generate moving leads and then they sell them to moving companies. These ads are designed to confuse you into thinking the brokers are a legitimate local business.
Using a lead broker may seem like a convenient option since many say they will help you shop for the best rate, but you should be aware of the risks associated with using these companies for your residential move.
What Are the Risks of Using a Lead Broker?
Moving company lead brokers typically lack transparency. These brokers operate online and provide quotes without disclosing the identity of the moving company that will handle your move. This means you can’t research the reputation of the moving company or verify their credentials, leaving you vulnerable to scams or substandard service.
Often lead brokers pad their pockets with hidden fees. To get your business, these brokers offer quotes that are significantly lower than the actual cost of the move. Then, once your items are on the truck, they hit you with additional fees and charges while they hold your possessions hostage.
Some undisclosed fees can include:
- packing materials
- fuel surcharges
- unexplained “miscellaneous expenses”
all of which can significantly increase the final cost of the move.
“Many of these companies quote the minimum and give customers the impression that it is a set price. We customize every quote to the customer’s unique move, and we use our tested logistics process to get the correct ratio of time and manpower for each job,” says Glenn Usery.
Why is Using an Experienced Local Mover the Best Option?
In contrast, using an experienced local moving company that handles all aspects of the move can provide you with peace of mind and a higher level of service.
“A reputable local mover will provide a transparent quote, communicate directly with you, and handle all aspects of the move from start to finish. This ensures that the customer knows exactly who they are dealing with and can trust that their belongings are in good hands,” says Glenn.
Sandy Springs, Metro Atlanta, or Long Distance Residential Moving Experts
Whether you’re looking to move to Sandy Springs or anywhere else, do your research and call the best Atlanta movers. You deserve a smooth and stress-free moving experience, without having to worry about hidden fees, delays, or the safety of your belongings. Our qualified customer service team will coordinate every aspect of your move from your initial call to putting your sofa exactly where you want it.
Call (770) 679-8356 today to connect with our sales team.