Moving from San Francisco to Reno

By February 25, 2019California, Moving Blog

Moving from San Francisco to Reno

Approximately 45,000 Californians left San Francisco from July 2016 to July 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.  Thousands of people moving from California are in the process of making Reno their new home. We’ve interviews ten clients that recently moved to Reno and their main reason was the cost of living. They said that Reno offers a better quality of life and it way more affordable. If you’re one of the thousands of people moving from San Francisco to Reno we can assist. This has become a very common route and we’ve listed some tips below on how to locate the best moving companies for you. You can also visit out FAQ’s page.

How to find the best moving companies

If you’re moving from San Francisco to Reno it’s very important that you know what to look for in a moving company. Not all moving companies are created equal. First and foremost, don’t submit your information on websites that claim you’ll get 10 free price quotes. These are lead generation websites that sell leads to anyone willing to buy. There are a lot of scams in the moving industry so we recommend scouting your own companies.

A couple of things to look for is how long a company has been in business, how large they are and their complaint ratio. You can look up a moving companies record on the DOT website SAFER. This will give you information such as fleet size and complaint history. Just because a company has some complaints doesn’t make them bad. After all this is moving and things like damage and delay can happen. When you call a mover get a feel for them and make sure they’re providing you with all of the details and possible charges that can incur. Here is an article about paying additional charges for your move. 

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Questions to ask a mover when getting a quote

Moving from San Francisco to Reno can be stressful, in fact any move can bring a a ton of stress. The last thing anyone wants to deal with is getting ripped off by a moving company. When you call a mover there are certain questions you should ask to make sure you’re getting an accurate quote. First, make sure you know what you’re moving. If you provide an article list to a moving company and end up with more on the day of pick up you will be charged more money. It’s important to be as detailed as possible and know whether or not you will be self-packing.

Also ask about any possible charges such as long carry fees and shuttle service. If you’re moving from San Francisco chances are you will need a shuttle service. This is when a mover will need to bring a smaller truck and then transfer your household goods into a larger truck for a long-distance move. Check our FAQ’s page for more questions.

Payment structure

Most moving companies have a similar payment structure so expect to pay a deposit to reserve your move. The deposit is typically refundable if you decide to cancel. The balance of the moe is normally paid in two parts which would be 50% on the day of pick up and the remaining 50% on delivery. Most moving companies will not accept credit cards for the balance of the move so make sure to have a cashiers check or postal money order made out to the companies name. This is pretty standard across the board.

General Info

Moving is ranked as one of the most stressful things that someone will experience in a lifetime. Make sure you don’t get ripped off by a moving company. There are a lot of scams going on in the moving industry and you can avoid a major headache by doing some simple research. As mentioned we recommend that you scout your own moving company if your moving from San Francisco to Reno. If you have any questions or would like a free estimate please feel free to contact us anytime.

Benjamin

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