When it comes time to plan a move, there are a few directions you can head in: you can handle all the packing and moving on your own, hire a moving company, or go through a broker. Not sure what a broker does? That’s why we’re here! 

As a professional moving company ourselves, O’Mara Moving & Storage understands the ins and outs of all types of relocations, ranging from local to international moves. So, let’s take a closer look at moving companies and moving brokers, so you can have a better idea as to how they relate to one another. 

About Moving Companies

When you hire a moving company, you don’t have to deal with the heavy lifting a move often requires. Instead, you can focus on spending time with friends and family, making arrangements for your new home, and anything else you may have on your plate.

Meanwhile, your movers will handle all the planning and logistics, pack and move your belongings, and provide short- and long-term storage before, during, and after your move.

To summarize, moving companies:

  • Offer Full-Service Moving, Packing, & Storage Care
  • Have Their Own Moving Vehicles, Equipment, & Storage Space
  • Hire Licensed, Trained, & often Certified Movers
  • Provide Protection & Reimbursement Plans for Items
  • Support the Local Economy in Communities They Serve
  • Have a Solid Reputation Backed by Public Reviews 

About Moving Brokers

Moving brokers are the people that help you find the right movers for your upcoming relocation. Instead of researching moving companies and choosing one for yourself, you would hire a broker to book your move and arrange to have a moving company take care of everything. 

If there is one thing to take away, it’s this: a broker is not a moving company. 

To summarize, moving brokers: 

  • Offer Support for Finding a Moving Company
  • Do Not Own Their Own Moving Equipment/Vehicles
  • Are Not Licensed to Transport Goods
  • Do Not Offer Reimbursement for Damages Items
  • Don’t Have Offices in Communities They Serve (Usually) 

Contact Our Northern Illinois Movers to Learn More and Start Planning Your Move

Whether you’re ready to start planning, or you still have more questions, our trusted experts at O’Mara Moving & Storage will be here to help. From our local teams to our long-distance movers, we’ve got you covered with comprehensive moving and storage services, including:

  • Partial & Complete Packing Care
  • Packing Materials Sales
  • Short- & Long-Term Storage
  • Unpacking Services & Debris Removal
  • Shipping for Heavy Items
  • Online Shipment Tracking

…Plus, third party services like furniture disassembly/assembly, electronics disconnect/reconnect, etc.

Get in touch with our Northern Illinois residential movers to learn more about our services or use our online form to schedule a free appointment today.