What is a Moving Company?
Nowadays, when you request a free quote on any movers’ website, you get an average of thirteen different moving companies calling your phone off the hook, some calling Was ist eine Holding? from your state, or your surrounding area, and some calling from across the country. How do you know who is an actual mover and who is a broker, and why should you care?
What Does Brokerage Company Mean?
According to the INVESTOPEDIA.com, a Forbes Digital Company, a brokerage company is a business whose main responsibility is to be an intermediary that puts buyers and sellers together in order to facilitate a transaction. Brokerage companies are compensated via commission after the transaction has been successfully completed.
So how does this relate to the moving industry?
Well, just like any other money making industry, the moving industry has “buyers”- the people that are moving, and “sellers”- the movers. Logically, any other source squeezed into the equation is highly unnecessary.
It is fairly reasonable to feel comfortable with what a certified broker says. Though it is extremely important that you understand why they are such good sales people. Broker companies hire very good sales people that are very well trained to sell. For the most, they do not own trucks (nor lease/rent them), and have never seen any of “their” moves take place. In fact, it is highly unlikely that they have any idea of what actual movers really do on a job site! Their job is to sell you a service, just as a marketer can sell any product his clients want- soda pop, clothing designer, car dealers… you name it, they’ve done it. In moving, the service is your relocation. They provide you with an estimated cost for your move. A cost which they can never bind, since they do not know what it is that you are moving, or who it is that will eventually “pick you up”.