1. Get Referrals
Real estate agents can be a great resource for getting referrals to professional moving companies. They can recommend trusted movers, negotiate terms related to the move (like having the seller cover a portion of moving expenses), and provide other helpful tips and tricks to help their clients have a stress-free relocation.
As a result, they can be a valuable partner for movers looking to build their business. By collaborating with real estate professionals, they can tap into an additional pool of qualified leads, build meaningful relationships, and increase visibility in the local market.
One of the most obvious ways to get referrals from real estate professionals is to make it a point to connect with them on a regular basis. This can be done by leveraging existing social media platforms, introducing yourself at networking events, and more. It’s also important to offer something in return for referrals, such as a discount on the cost of moving services or other incentives that align with your customer base. This will motivate your clients to continue sending you business and keep them coming back.
3. Ask for Quotes
As a real estate agent, you want to support your clients throughout their home buying or selling process. This includes making sure they have a great moving experience. This starts with getting them quotes from movers. In addition to asking for referrals, it’s important that you ask for in-person estimates from several companies. This ensures you are receiving a fair and accurate estimate. Stairs are another factor that may affect a mover’s quote, as they can increase the time and cost of labor. Narrow hallways and doors are also common obstacles that can result in additional charges. Also watch out for red flags like asking for a large deposit in advance or giving an unrealistically low or outrageously high estimate.
4. Schedule an Appointment
As a real estate agent, you can help your clients navigate the moving process, making it as stress-free as possible. For example, you can provide them with a list of trustworthy moving companies that have been recommended by multiple sources. You can also caution them against hiring a mover that insists on giving an over-the-phone estimate, as this is typically a red flag that indicates lack of experience or high prices. You can also work with them to select a relocation date that avoids conflicts with their current property transactions. You can also help them assemble an expert team of professionals that will help ensure a seamless transition.
5. Make the Right Decision
Moving is one of the most stressful aspects of buying and selling homes, but as a real estate agent, you have the power to make the process easier for your clients. To do this, you need to provide your clients with valuable moving tips and resources that can help them navigate the process smoothly. One of the best ways to do this is by getting referrals from family members and friends who have experience with moving companies, as they will be able to provide honest feedback that will benefit your clients. You should start asking for these recommendations well in advance of the move, so that you can book your chosen movers early on.