How Using the Wrong Moving Company Can Hurt Your Real Estate Business


Putting your clients in touch with the best residential or commercial moving company can help promote your real estate business. It serves as an important tool to home buyers and sellers, and word of mouth about “going the extra” mile can prove to be a fruitful way to garner more leads. Just as working with a quality commercial moving company can be a boon, pairing with the wrong one could be a recipe for disaster.

Keep reading to learn about some of the biggest mistakes moving companies make – and how it could affect your future real estate business.​

Can a Bad Moving Experience Affect Your Real Estate Business?

Realtors in Northwest Ohio have often cited the pain of referring a homeowner or business to a moving company, finding out too late that their client had a bad moving experience. From small hitches like lateness of arrival and delivery, to whoppers like broken valuable and theft, a moving company certain can scar the reputation of your real estate business. A realtor’s product is partly their advice, so giving bad moving advice can do real harm to your brand.

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Avoiding Potential Pitfalls from Bad Recommendations

If you chance making a bad recommendation, why make them all? For a simple reason: making referrals is about creating a full customer experience that clients will want to tell their friends about. Since you don’t want to be in the position of making a referral to a company that breaks a client’s grand piano, ask a few important questions before making a recommendation for residential or commercial movers:

●        Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
●        Does your company meet or exceed the standards set forth by the American Moving and Storage Association?
●        Does your company have membership in Ohio’s moving association?
●        Can you give me some references from people and companies you have recently moved?

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How do you select and hire your crews?

It’s also helpful to do a little research of your own before making a recommendation – looking at directories like Yelp and Google reviews can help you determine if a moving company will make a good fit for your real estate business. Even if the reviews seem legitimate, make sure that the office has a physical address – a lack of physical office space can be a red flag for unregistered movers or even a fake company looking to rob homeowners of their possessions.

Recommending a moving company to potential clients can streamline referrals by offering a comprehensive client experience. Make sure, however, that you can stand by your choice. Perrysburg Moving is licensed and insured, as well as locally owned and operated. If you’re ready to learn more about us and how we can help your real estate business, contact us one of three ways:

When your reputation is at stake, trust a moving company that understands the weight of a recommendation.