We love to highlight great moving companies. Olympia Moving in Chicago joins us for this post. Answering the questions is Roey Hazot, their Director of Sales and Marketing.
Can you tell us a bit about Olympia Moving and Storage? What sets you apart?
Olympia Moving is a customer-forward and transparent (HHGS) household goods relocation company that regularly pushes the limits to bring in new business and simplifies the transition for those moving. We are one of the few advocates clearing the looming cloud hovering over our industry, the one that makes people shudder and utter “moving.” I promise you moving isn’t stressful when the right amount of planning goes into it!
What is the best business decision you made in the last year?
Hopefully our competition doesn’t see this! Our best decision was putting focus on industry-specific startups. We’ve been busy partnering with as many new consumer-focused apps and startups as we can. Our market is evolving and it is imperative that we be at the forefront of imminent change.
Why did you choose to become an MCR partner?
Moving Company Reviews captures two things perfectly: 1) an index of all peer-vetted moving companies and 2) an accurate and reliable review platform. We needed you before we knew you existed, but more so, people shopping movers needed you. Thank you, Moving Company Reviews!
What is an interesting moving story you have?
“Moving sucks” admitted Doug Breaker, co-founder of MCR, until he used Olympia Moving, that is. As we normally do, our reps called their daily list of prospective transferees. A name that blended in with the rest—Doug’s—was part of that day’s prospects. Fast forward a few weeks and another happy customer was moved. Long story short, Doug truly believes in his platform, used a company with stellar reviews and had an excellent experience because of it.
Doug’s blog post: https://blog.movingcompanyreviews.com/how-finding-a-great-mover-took-me-3-years/
Olympia’s blog post: http://blog.olympiarelocationinc.com/2016/01/04/why-we-love-love-love-movingcompanyreviews/
Any parting words or advice for our readers?
Short and sweet:
1) Do research and use the best consumer tools given to you (MCR and BBB)
2) Call movers directly, if possible, instead of putting your information on lists
3) Always get it in writing; a verbal promise is not the same as having it put on your estimate/contract