Moving Company Vs Moving Broker

Elephant Movers and StorageDo you know the difference between a moving company vs a moving broker?

A moving broker is definitely not a mover!

Brokers do not have the operational and logistic capabilities that moving companies have. They do not have moving trucks, professional movers, proper moving equipment, and in a lot of cases not much moving experience.

What Is a Moving Broker?

Moving brokers are basically a sales team that book your move and sell it to an actual moving company, so the day of the move you would get a surprise: the mover you chose after long research, to trust and move your home, is a different mover – not the one that you picked!

Sometimes the broker does not manage to sell the job because he ‘lowballed’ the estimate and no reputable moving companies are willing to buy the job. In this case, you can get stuck with no mover on the day of your move.

Worst of all, many of the moving brokers are located in a call center somewhere far from your city.

Stay Informed About Your Move

When you book your move make sure to ask the company you are moving with if they are an actual moving company. Make sure that the company you booked uses their own crews and trucks to pick up your shipment.

When in doubt, stick to using a reputable local moving company instead of relying on a moving broker.

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