Top 5 Signs You Have Hired a Rogue Mover

Top 5 Signs You Have Hired a Rogue Mover

When doing research about other moving companies and the industry in general, I sometimes stumble upon online journals, blogs and chats- dedicated to avoiding a horrible moving experience. Moving scams are so common there is even a website devoted to outing these rogue movers ( What is surprising is that there are several really obvious – large neon sign – warnings that customers choose to look over when shopping around. Here are the top 5 signs you have hired a rogue mover:

1) Craigslist Movers – Hiring a mover off of Craigslist is dangerous. In all the years I have browsed moving ads on Craigslist, I have never seen a “reputable” moving company. What do I mean by reputable? Well lets just say, none of them have good ratings with BBB, none of them are members of CAM (Canadian Association of Movers) and few of them actually have physical locations were they operate their business. The other red flag about movers on Craigslist is that they operate under different names. Just take the phone number in the ad and search it on Google.

2) Estimate – An email isn’t always a professional way to deliver an estimate for a move. Look for the email that has an area for a signature, is branded and looks professional, or make sure you get something in writing that outlines all of the charges.

3) Special Deals on Rates – Good moving companies cost money and running a proper moving operation is expensive. Anyone that has the proper insurance (both liability and wsib), does quality work and has a sufficient amount of equipment. Established Moving Companies cannot operate a moving business on $55/hr. That is why you will find yourself on the back end paying extra fees and charges (or rogue charges).

4) In-Home Survey or List of Inventory – I don’t know how a move can be estimated based on the size of the home. Being apart of a moving company, we know this is impossible. It is a time consuming and sometimes inconvenient process to have someone at your home for an estimate. It’s difficult not to deal with lengthy forms to give your moving company a fighting chance to accurately estimate your move, but it is impossible to have a professional business with out them. The equation for successful moving is simple; the more time you invest before your move, the less time you spend after your move..

5) Unreachable – Being accessible is an absolute must as a moving company. Planning and executing a move is difficult because of all the “moving” parts (get it…moving). This is why it’s critical for leads and customers to be able to get in touch with your moving consultant/coordinator or the operations team during office hours without any delays.

If you want to have a smooth move, don’t ignore these 5 things. Hail Mary’s with a $55/hr moving company often don’t end well. There are tons of horror stories online from people that chose their movers without doing enough research. Do yourself a favor and invest in a quality moving company. Don’t find yourself on tomorrow’s front page of!

– Happy Moving

Author Bio:

Cube Movers was founded by Mr.Robert Mulundika. It started with no trucks and as a two man operation. The company has since grown and delivered excellence in terms of customer service and diligence. Today we have 4 man crew which includes three movers and one sales rep.

Our rates range from $70/hour-$120/hour. Rates are all inclusive, no hidden fees and are subject to tax. We pride ourselves in having high standards of customer satisfaction and a first class professional service.

Cube Movers has taken several measures to ensure the customers needs are dealt with in a professional manner. All our employees go through pre-screening to ensure we are hiring the right type of talent. After selection is complete we train our movers and drivers from in class training to on the field training. Movers are taught how to properly wrap belongings and place them properly in a truck and how to offload them, so everything we do is systematic and not guess work.

Our sales staff are taught how to deal with customers in a professional way, answer all customer questions, concerns and complaints. Our sales team are trained no to waste customers time with unnecessary information and get straight to the point.

Cube movers is also environmentally friendly. We are in the process of negotiating a deal with a company to supply us with re-usable boxes for packing and storing customer goods. Our company’s uniform is organic and we take great pride knowing that we are taking steps to protect the environment.

At Cube Movers our business is not really selling moving solutions, we are selling you a piece of mind. And as CEO and founder i would just like to say that we really are AMAZING and you can expect a lot from us this year.

Thank you for your support.