Finding Local Movers

When it comes to finding the perfect local mover to come and move your precious belongings, you want to make sure that you do plenty of research before coming to a decision. When conducting research on local moving companies, there are numerous aspects to take into account, and Graebel Van Lines® can help walk you through the process.

Avoid Moving Brokers

With how much technology consumes our lives, the Internet has become the go-to source for all information, including finding moving companies. Graebel Van Lines® urges people to be careful when finding local movers online, since chances of you stumbling across a moving broker are high. A moving broker is an online site that makes you enter in all of your moving information and then they give you a list of quotes from local movers in your area.

The number one issue with receiving one of these quotes is that it is not nearly accurate. Graebel Van Lines® strongly suggests avoiding these sites altogether.

Read Reviews, Complaints, Receive Word-of-Mouth Recommendations

When conducting research on the local movers in your area, be sure to read their online reviews and check to see if they have any complaints filed against them with the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Professional local movers in your area, like Graebel Van Lines®, will tell you that the old fashioned way of word-of-mouth recommendations is still the number one suggested way to choose a local moving company.

Check their Credentials

Highly credited moving companies, like Graebel Van Lines®, are partnering up with the Federal Motor Carrier and Safety Administration (FMCSA) to make homeowners aware of not only their rights and responsibilities when it comes to moving, but also how to check a local mover’s credentials. Even though you are looking for a local mover, if they happen to conduct moves across state lines, then they must be registered with the FMCSA. You can go online to the FMCSA website to check their US DOT Number, which is the licensing number that they receive from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

While you are on the BBB website checking for complaints, you can also check a local mover’s BBB rating and accreditation. If you happen to come across a local moving company who is not registered with the FMCSA, does not have a US DOT Number, is not BBB Accredited, and does not have an MC Number from the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC), then you should avoid that moving company altogether, as they are not likely to be a real moving company.

Receive 3 Quotes

After doing thorough research, you should select three local movers to give you a moving quote. Graebel Van Lines® again urges you to never receive a quote over the phone, so you will want to choose three local movers who provide free at-home moving estimates.

After receiving three at-home estimates, take into consideration all of the research from above, as well as what services their moving estimate entails. Keep in mind that when it comes to hiring any moving company, you get what you pay for. When it comes to your belongings, you should want to pay the price that ensures a safe and easy delivery.


Graebel Van Lines® has residential moving locations nationwide and can be your single point of contact every step of the way. With our 24/7/365 Customer Care support team you can enjoy a stress-free moving experience regardless of whether it is across town or halfway across the world.

Graebel Van Lines® professional local movers are highly trained and specialized, with over 65 years of local moving experience. Being in the moving industry for over six decades has made our moving crews across the nation be able to perfect the craft of moving, making your move across town the easiest move you could ever hope and dream for. Graebel Van Lines® offers the best in-class moving, with a BBB ‘A’ rating.

With our white glove moving services, our local movers can surpass the common standards of moving, offering you a service and commitment that provides a seamless move, every time.