There’s no way around it—planning a move can be an overwhelming process. That said, some people choose to hire a broker to help them through the process. Not sure what a broker is? You’re in the right place to find out. Our team at Westheimer Transfer & Storage is here to shine a bit more light on the subject, so you can plan your move the right way for you. 

What Do Moving Brokers Do?

Moving brokers are basically the middlemen between you and a moving company. They provide support in finding the right movers for your project by learning about your specific needs, including the size and scope of your move, your budget, and more.

Should You Hire a Moving Broker?

At the end of the day, the choice to hire a broker or not is completely up to you. You should consider your schedule, your willingness to vet a moving company, and your personal wants and needs for your move.

If you’re comfortable leaving your move in someone else’s hands, give the reins to a moving broker. Otherwise, skip the broker and find your perfect moving company on your own! 

Some things to remember: 

  • Moving Companies Offer Complete Relocation Services while Brokers Only Help You Find Movers.
  • Moving Brokers are Not Licensed to Transport Household Goods. Moving Companies Must be Authorized by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • Moving Companies Provide Protection and Reimbursement Plans in Case Your Items are Damaged and Brokers Themselves Do Not.
  • Moving Brokers Usually Don’t Have Physical Offices in the Areas They Serve, so They Can’t Support the Local Economy. 

Reach Out to Our Houston Movers for More Information Today

Westheimer Transfer & Storage is home to some of the top residential movers in Houston, which means you can count on us to help you through every stage of your relocation. Besides, if you choose to work with us now, you won’t even need to worry about hiring a broker! Our comprehensive moving services include:

  • Complimentary In-Home Estimates
  • Full-Service & Partial-Only Packing
  • Custom Crating for Fragile Items
  • Secure Shipping for Vehicles & Large Items
  • Reliable Online Shipment Tracking
  • Unpacking Services & Debris Removal
  • Third Party Services – disconnect/reconnect, furniture disassembly/assembly, etc. 

If you’re ready to get started, get in touch with our local or long-distance movers to start planning! Either give us a call or fill out our online form today.