Risks of Using a Broker
Using a mover comes with its own risks, but using a moving broker is risk on a whole other level.
You may think you are working directly with a moving company, but in reality you could be working with a moving broker. A broker is an entity that works as a middleman between you and the actual mover. You speak with the broker and the broker hires a mover on your behalf.
Here are some of the inherent risks with using a moving broker:
- A broker may hire an unlicensed mover on your behalf without you ever knowing. As a matter of fact, most of the time you don’t know anything about your mover until they arrive at your home. They may not even be particularly experienced, resulting in an unqualified mover being responsible for your belongings.
- The price a broker quotes you may be widely different from what the movers quote you on moving day. Particularly dishonest movers will load your stuff onto their truck, then tell you the price – a higher price from what the broker quoted you – and will not deliver your stuff until you pay.
- The broker may not even be able to book a mover for you. In a worst case scenario they might not even inform you of this, letting you think that you have a mover ready to go on moving day.
It’s important to point out that here at MovingCompanies.com we do not work with any moving brokers. So that means your moving quotes will all come directly from real life moving companies.