4 things to consider before deciding on a removal firm in Sydney

They say that moving home can be one of the most stressful things to do. And, as Sydney Real Estate agents, we understand why. You are after all packing up your entire life into boxes, watching it be packed up into a truck and unloaded, and then facing the massive task of unpacking it all again. So, when you are packing and loading it onto the truck, you want to feel safe in the knowledge that the firm you’ve chosen is going to take care of your things.

So, what should you consider when you’re choosing a removals firm in Sydney?

  1. What are other people saying about them?

One of the best ways to find a reliable firm is to use word of mouth. Ask your friends, put a notice out on your community’s social media pages, and look for reviews. But be mindful of using just Google or Facebook reviews alone, some may not be as genuine as they sound which is why it’s always important to ask around.

2. Does their paperwork add up?

You’re entrusting this firm with the things you’ve worked so hard to collect over the years. Maybe you have some extremely valuable items or sentimental pieces to include. Because of this, it’s important to check the license and insurance of the company. Do they offer you relevant insurance to protect you against anything that could go wrong? Are they insured and fully liable as a company? And are they a genuine, registered removal firm?

3. What’s their company policy?

Every removal firm should have a strict company policy which you can review easily. This outlays terms and conditions, how they scope work, and any fees and charges they will be expecting you to pay. As long as you’re clear with everything upfront, you’ll have no nasty surprises at the end.

4. Consider how they charge and whether it’s right for you

Some companies charge by weight, some by how much you fill the truck, some by how many rooms. It’s important that you understand how they structure their costs before deciding. And don’t get sucked in by offers which seem too good to be true; because if they do then they probably are. Make sure you list down every item that you’re moving before you start obtaining quotes. This way you know you’re less likely to get any surprises at the end of the day.

Thankfully, we now live in an age where information is readily available. Social Media has made it easier than ever to get referrals from the local community, which is perfect when you’re in these situations. As with anything, be vigilant, do your background research, and always remember – the cheapest option isn’t always the best one.