Written by on 20.04.23


Moving to New York City can be an exciting adventure, especially when you’re relocating to luxurious properties like The Wellesley, Ambassador East, or Regency Towers in Manhattan. However, before you embark on your move, it’s important to carefully consider how to choose a reliable moving company.

Ensure NYC Expertise

If you’re moving from out of state or upstate, make sure the moving company has prior experience with NYC moves. Moving in the heart of The Big Apple can present unique challenges such as congested traffic, construction, and navigating a fast-paced city. It’s crucial to choose a mover who is well-versed in handling moves in NYC to avoid unnecessary complications and expenses.


Obtain Written Bids

Before making a decision based solely on Yelp referrals, it’s important to collect written bids from multiple moving companies. The best bids should be based on an in-person inspection of the items you’ll be moving. It’s important to have the estimates in writing to ensure transparency and accountability. Additionally, keep in mind that your mover is obligated to deliver your goods for no more than 10 percent above the estimated cost, so having the paperwork on hand is essential.


Run a Red Flag Checklist

After obtaining bids, take the time to carefully review and spot any potential red flags. If you’re moving interstate, verify that the company is licensed through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. It’s also wise to search for past complaints against interstate movers to identify any potential issues. Beware of movers who ask for large cash deposits or pressure you to sign a contract without obtaining other bids, as these may be indicators of untrustworthy practices.


Choose a Reliable Moving Company

Selecting the right moving company ensures that your belongings will be safely transported to your Carlyle apartment, allowing you to settle in quickly and feel at home in NYC. For more information on available apartments managed by Carlyle Property Management, please visit us here.