Q&A With Platinum Movers – a quality Tampa mover

Platinum Relocations

We love to highlight moving companies from Moving Company Reviews.   Check out the Q&A below from Platinum Relocations, a Tampa mover with fantastic reviews.  nswering the questions is Matthew Brodis, the owner.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and Platinum Relocations?

My name is Matthew Brodis.  I was a contractor for various van lines for over 21 years.  After seeing many mistakes being made with the larger van lines I knew I could do better on my own.  I took the initiative to push forward with creating my own van line called Platinum Relocations.  We’ve been in business for 4 years and have 15 trucks in our fleet.  We service everything from household, office and industrial moves and we offer white glove services for many different businesses in our area.

 

What sets you apart?  

When creating Platinum Relocations I knew what other van lines did well, we would do well.  So I read many reviews from various van lines in my area and focused on their negative feedback.  This allowed me to make sure I set myself apart from everyone else by offering the exceptional service so many others seemed to be missing.  With this focus we allowed ourselves to truly stand out and set ourselves apart.  This is very apparent by looking at our MCR reviews.

 

How did you get started and why?   

I was a contractor for various van lines for over 21 years.  After seeing many mistakes being made with the larger van lines I knew I could do better on my own.  I took the initiative to push forward with creating my own van line called Platinum Relocations.  We’ve been in business for 4 years and have 15 trucks in our fleet.  We service everything from household, office and industrial moves and we offer white glove services for many different businesses in our area.

 

What’s the best business decision you made in the last year?

Expanding to a second location and bringing in military contracts and offering SIT.

 

Why did you choose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer?  

MCR leads have to the highest rate of becoming customers.  They are very serious about their move and have a much higher close rate than any other lead source I’ve ever used.  I love the fact that you can only upload reviews if you’ve actually moved with our company.  This isn’t the same for Yelp and most other review sites out there.

 

What’s the strangest or funniest thing you have ever moved?  

Strangest thing would be a custom built entertainment center that was 12’ tall and 23’ long.  It was custom built in the condo and wouldn’t fit through any door.  The customer had to cut it into 3 pieces.  Since it was in a high rise on St Pete beach, they hired a crane company to pull it through the french doors of the balcony and lower it to our awaiting crew below to move it to their new home.  The funniest thing isn’t appropriate for publication LOL.

 

Any parting words or advice for our readers?  

If you are a customer; read and trust MCR reviews for choosing a move company.  For companies not yet with MCR, sign up now!  The leads are excellent and the investment is truly worth it.

 

 

 

Q&A With New Jersey Mover Van Express Moving & Storage

We love to highlight moving companies from Moving Company Reviews.   Check out the Q&A below from Van Express Moving & Storage, a Fairfield NJ mover  with a bunch of great reviews.  Answering the questions is Lazhar Berkat, the owner.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and Van Express Moving & Storage?

Van Express is a licensed & insured New Jersey moving company. We provide moving services from a simple residential home moves to the more logistics business and office moves. We also offer Long Distance moving services.

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What sets you apart?
At Van Express, we offer professional and well trained movers. We will make sure your move will be as flawless and as stress-free as possible.

 

How did you get started and why?

Van Express LLC is a family owned Company since 2010, my wife and I (Lazhar) started it because we saw how moving companies scams people. And we wanted to create an honest company moving company.

 

What’s the best business decision you made in the last year?

Teaming up with a MCR .

 

Why did you choose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer?

We have been working with MovingCompanyReviews.com for years. Not only do they provide quality leads and verified reviews, but they are always willing to work to meet our individual business needs.

What’s the strangest or funniest thing you have ever moved?

A guy once called me and asked: – Can you move a shark?
My first reaction, I thought he was kidding but it turned out, it was real SHARK. Needless to say, that move did not happen.

 

Any parting words or advice for our readers?

Do your research, provide as much information as you can to the movers upfront and get quotes in writing. Also, purge as much as you can before you move, you don’t want to pay to move stuff you don’t need.

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Q&A With Fort Lauderdale Movers Summit Van Lines

We love to highlight moving companies from Moving Company Reviews.   Check out the Q&A below from Summit Van Lines, a Fort Lauderdale mover with a bunch of great reviews.  Answering the questions is Guy Shoshan, the owner.

 

Can you tell us a bit about Summit Van Lines? What sets you apart?

Summit Van Lines has been in business for over 17 years with an exceptional A+ Rating with the BBB. We are fully licensed, bonded & insured. All of our employees are fully covered under Workers Compensation. We specialize in high end commercial and residential moves. Our goal is to provide our clients with a top notch relocation experience and service. We are always willing to go the extra mile to satisfy our clients.

Why did you choose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer?

We chose to become a MovingCompanyReviews.com customer because it is the only review website that is verified, so random people cannot post false reviews.

 

What’s the strangest or funniest thing you have ever moved?

The strangest thing we ever moved would have to be someone’s ashes in a urn.

Q&A With Olympia Moving and Storage – a great Chicago Mover.

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: http://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

 

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3 Email Etiquette Tips for Better Lead Conversion

In today’s digital world, your first interaction with many potential customers will be via email. Do your messages get the response you want? Try these email etiquette tips to impress potential customers and win more business.

Apply basic grammar rules

Non-traditional capitalizations and creative abbreviations (e.g. l8r) may be common in text messages or emails between family and friends, but these composition shortcuts are never appropriate when communicating with potential customers.

Whether you’re trying to schedule an estimate or sending a thank you note post-move, be sure to apply the grammar rules you learned in grade school.

  • The first word in a sentence and any proper nouns should be capitalized
  • Always use complete sentences
  • Start each message with a greeting that addresses the recipient
  • End with a professional closing

Stay away from all-caps and don’t assume spell check will catch everything, especially when it comes to client names. Take a moment to proofread your email before you hit send.

Save imagery and bold colors for your advertising

Email today provides a lot of opportunities for creative expression. From new fonts and extensive color palettes to animated GIFs embedded in the message, the sky’s the limit. Unfortunately those enhancements can make your message more difficult to read and may even get it routed to the SPAM folder.

Know when not to use email

The convenience of email makes it a prime communication tool between movers and their customers, especially if you own a smartphone, which enables you to email on-the-go. However, it isn’t always the best communication method and could be costing you business.

Before you start typing, take a moment to consider any communication preferences the potential customer expressed. Anything requiring an immediate response or potentially sensitive information may require a phone call.