What’s the Difference?
Moving Broker- A moving broker is a company that arranges for the transportation of your cargo, utilizing for-hire carriers to provide the actual truck transportation. Moving brokers are sales teams that book your move and sell it to an actual moving company.
A moving broker is not a mover. A broker does not assume responsibility for, and is not authorized to transport your household goods. Brokers do not have moving trucks or professional movers. Brokers for interstate moves are required to use only movers that are registered with FMCSA.
Sometimes the broker is not able to sell the job to a moving company for various reasons – low estimates, no availability, limited resources, etc. – and in this case you can get stuck without a mover on the day of your move. Many moving brokers operate from call centers located anywhere in the country.
Moving Company- Professional movers that do the actual household move. They own their own fleet of branded moving trucks, they have the required moving equipment to complete the relocation job, they provide the necessary packing materials for the service of packing, and they also have full-time moving professionals who have been trained extensively to handle all types of move-related scenarios.
Unlike brokers, reputable Glen Allen VA moving companies will send an expert to your home to do an onsite (visual home inventory) and quote you an accurate moving cost estimate. Furthermore, you will be able to discuss with the Glen Allen VA moving company representative important issues and ask essential questions that are linked directly to your upcoming move – a face-to-face interaction that is much more beneficial than dealing with a moving brokesr over the phone or via e-mail.
Need Movers instead of Brokers?
At Mid-Atlantic Moving and Storage, we understand that each and every move is as different, unique, and never the exact same. With that in mind, we pride ourselves on being able to customize and personalize every move we handle to give you a custom moving experience, tailored to your individual needs. Whether you need your entire house moved or just a sofa that has gotten heavier since the last time you moved, Mid-Atlantic Moving and Storage will take care of you at a surprisingly affordable rate. Call us at 877-452-4797 to receive a free online moving estimate!