You’re getting ready to move. There’s so much to do! So many different tasks to handle. Lots of decisions to make. What moving carrier should you choose? How can you get the best price? Which moving carrier is equipped to handle your particular needs? That’s where a moving broker comes in.
A moving broker is a service company, registered with The FMCSA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration), that has knowledge of and access to multiple licensed and insured moving carriers. They charge a reasonable fee to assist you in finding the best possible moving carrier to fit your particular needs.
Think of it this way. You’re going on vacation. Where should you go? What hotel should you stay in? How much should you pay? What services will be provided to you? There are highly qualified travel agencies, experts that can help you make the best possible choices. They have the expertise necessary to ensure you have a wonderful vacation experience.
Moving brokers function in much the same way, in that they are able to do the same thing for you regarding your move. Moving brokers have the knowledge, experience, connections and expertise necessary to help you make all the right decisions regarding your move, thus resulting in a great moving experience.
The moving broker will discuss your upcoming move with you, gather all the particulars, assess the situation and provide you with a highly qualified moving carrier that’s best able to meet your specific needs, thus eliminating the difficulty of you trying to choose a moving carrier that’s exactly right for you.
The moving broker can handle any special needs you may have. For instance, you may need to relocate your automobile to your new location. It’s not likely that your moving carrier will be equipped to handle this special need. However, your moving broker is well able to provide you with an auto shipping company best suited to handle that task. Moving brokers have relationships with many kinds of companies related to the moving experience. This is part of the expertise and service they offer to you.
Another service offered by the moving broker is that they can arrange to have the chosen moving carrier come to your household and do an assessment of all goods being moved, prior to the actual day of the move. This will ensure there will be no unpleasant surprises or unexpected situations on moving day. How many people have run into trouble on the day of their move because their couch wouldn’t fit through the door or the moving carrier didn’t send enough manpower, resulting in huge delays? The moving broker knows that all of this can be avoided by doing a prior to move assessment.
Moving brokers will keep the cost down on your move so you will save money. Their task is not only to come up with the most qualified moving carrier, but also to more than meet the needs of your budget. Because they already have a working relationship with many moving carriers, moving brokers know exactly which ones are willing and able to satisfy your particular financial needs in order to gain your business. Their existing relationships with moving carriers can really make a difference as to how much less you pay for your move than if you had done the research by yourself. Moving brokers aim to save you money.
In addition, moving brokers will save you precious time and worry. After all, moving can be very challenging and time consuming. You’re having to go through all your belongings, decide what’s coming with you and what you’re doing with all the rest of your things. You’re packing, arranging pick-ups for goods you’re giving away, advertising the goods you intend to sell, meeting with potential buyers and just plain throwing things out. In the midst of all of this, do you really want to spend your precious time researching zillions of moving carriers? And when you’re finally done, you can’t be sure that you got it right and made the best choice.
The moving broker will eliminate all the time it takes for you to research and choose the right moving carrier for you. This is their thing. It’s what they do. Moving brokers are the experts with the experience, know how and relationships necessary to take care of all your moving needs.
What it comes down to is this; you tell the moving broker what your moving needs are and they’ll come up with the best moving carrier for you, while saving you a whole lot of time, money and worry. No muss, no fuss, no headaches! Does moving get any better than that? I think not. Moving brokers are the way to go!
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First Card Payments offers moving broker merchant accounts. We hope that moving clients find this information useful. This is just one way we want to ensure that the moving broker industry thrives. Connecting more brokers with clients.