Internet Moving referral lead sources can be useful but whether it’s a “find a mover” website or “rate a mover” referral type website that grades vendors there are some things to keep in mind. We’ll separate by the 2 main types and review.
Find a Mover Website
Most moving referral websites or “find a mover” websites have a list of movers that “subscribe” or pay to get their leads. Usually 6-10 movers per area pay “x” amount per lead (or by area) and get leads for an area code, metropolitan area, zip codes, etc. If you input your information into one of these “find a mover” websites, the movers will contact you. The thing to remember about these sites is that the movers are there because they paid to be there. It doesn’t mean they are highly rated by the Better Business Bureau (or anyone else). It doesn’t mean that they are even close to you; they may be 50 miles away (and could charge you for that mileage). If you do visit a “find a mover” website and submit your information, just remember to still do your due diligence like make sure the mover is licensed, check the movers’ Better Business Bureau Rating, Check out the Moving Associations in your area, etc to verify the movers competence and rating. Can movers from a “find a mover” website be good movers? ABSOLUTELY, just make sure you check them out.
Rate a Mover Website
The other type of website that tons of people are flocking to today are: “rate a mover” or vendor websites where people get to rate the vendor (mover) and the vendor gets a grade or number of stars. In this type of mover’s search the movers do not come to you, you have to contact them. Remember, when visiting these “rate a vendor” websites, that they are based on “opinion” and little verification is done by the websites themselves, they are done on an honor system. An individual can post a negative or damaging review about a vendor for whatever reason they fell like. Also, keep in mind that companies can become “members” or can “advertise” on these sites giving themselves a leg up on vendors who cannot or choose not to spend the money for a preferred position. Just like with the “find a mover” websites, the “rate a mover/vendor” websites are a place you can start looking for a mover, not the final step. Always do your due diligence and look at multiple reviews, the movers Better Business Bureau ratings, record with their states attorney, or movers governing body, etc. One bad review may mean an individual has retaliation on their mind. However, thirty reviews that are very similar obviously shows that there is a pattern of miscommunication or poor service by the mover, (or 30 good comments show that the vendor is a reputable one).
These are a couple things to keep in mind when visiting “find a mover” or “rate a mover” websites when looking for a mover.