Maybe you’ve never moved homes before or never hired professional movers to do the job for you. If that’s the case, first of all: congrats and welcome to the party! And second of all: you’ve probably got a few queries on your mind. How does it work? And what can I expect from a moving company if I’ve never hired one before? There are a few essential qualities to expect in your movers, so here are our 5 main things to look for when you hire a moving team.

1. Professionalism

The first thing you should expect from any business, including movers, is professionalism. This begins from the moment you call up the desk to ask for a quote and to make a booking. The staff should be friendly, helpful and accommodating. You’ve also got to expect professionalism from the movers themselves. They should be on time, organised, personable and should meet the deadlines.

2. Competence

Another essential quality to expect from a moving team is competence. They should know exactly how they’re going to tackle your move before arriving and put their plans into practice when they get to your place. A competent team of movers won’t drop your belongings, won’t scuff the floors or scratch the walls and your old house should look like nobody was ever there.

3. Efficiency

Efficiency is a part of being competent – another thing to expect when hiring movers. You don’t want your movers to arrive at your place, only to do things the long way. Keep in mind, you’re paying them by the hour! Efficient moving looks like making one trip instead of two, maximising productivity and doing this as ergonomically and logistically smart as possible.

4. Accurate quotes

Of course, a quote may not be 100% accurate all the time. But, realistically, you want your mover to give you a very close estimate and not slap you with a bill that has an extra zero which wasn’t given in the quote. Look through your moving company’s reviews online and see if anything has been mentioned about their pricing and the accuracy of their quotes. It’s a basic thing to expect from your mover.

5. Communication

Communication is key to the success of any operation, including moving houses. You should expect your movers to be good communicators who clearly explain how your move is going to work, but also listen to your needs. Good communication is a two-way street!

If you choose a mover with these 5 essential qualities, you can almost guarantee that your move will be *Borat voice* great success! New Zealand Movers possess all of these qualities and display them for each and every single move that they complete. NZ Movers have expert teams who meet all of your expectations when it comes to moving – whether you’ve moved 100 times before or whether it’s your first. Contact NZ Movers today to arrange your accurate quote and to begin the process of your move.