The Difference Between Moving Brokers and Moving Companies and Why It Matters

[av_slideshow_full size=’no scaling’ min_height=’0px’ stretch=” animation=’slide’ conditional_play=” autoplay=’false’ interval=’5′ control_layout=’av-control-default’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” position=’top left’ repeat=’no-repeat’ attach=’scroll’ av_uid=’av-jmcgkhb3′] [av_slide_full slide_type=’image’ id=’294′ video=’http://’ mobile_image=” fallback_link=’http://’ video_format=” video_ratio=’16:9′ title=” custom_title_size=” custom_content_size=” caption_pos=’caption_bottom’ link_apply=’image’ link=’manually,’ link_target=’_blank’ button_label=’Click me’ button_color=’light’ link1=’manually,http://’ link_target1=” button_label2=’Click me’ button_color2=’light’ link2=’manually,http://’ link_target2=” font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=” overlay_opacity=’0.5′ overlay_color=” overlay_pattern=” overlay_custom_pattern=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=”][/av_slide_full] [/av_slideshow_full] [av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-jmcg9evw’ admin_preview_bg=”] Moving across town, or across the country, takes a lot of work and a lot of research, however, using the internet may end up costing people thousands more, especially if they use a moving broker.

Debbie Rensvold, of Poinciana, said that’s what happened to her during her search for a move from Florida to Minnesota.

“I wouldn’t wish this entire experience on anybody,” Rensvold said.

Rensvold said after her divorce, she went online to get an estimate of how much it was going to cost her to move all her stuff. She filled out a couple of moving cost questionnaires and then got flooded with phone calls from companies offering to do the job.

What she didn’t realize is the company she picked was a broker not an actual mover.

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