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Moving services in high demand in NE Ohio

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Posted at 8:27 AM, Jul 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-01 08:27:04-04

CLEVELAND — As the demand for homes increases in Northeast Ohio so is the need for moving services. According to the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors, homes in the area are on the market for an average of 42 days or less—that’s nearly 3 weeks faster compared to two years ago.

“We are booked up in the locations I cover until the first and second week of August. So it's crazy,” said Joe Malacky, a marketing specialist with Two Men and a Truck.

Malacky is with the Northeast Ohio branch of Two Men and a Truck and says the busiest moving months are between June and August.

If customers aren’t careful about picking a moving company, they could get scammed.

  • To protect yourself, he says do your research and read the reviews.
  • Make sure the company is licensed offers insurance and has a customer service department.
  • Find out what you’re paying for like deposits, extra fees or if they will offer you a free quote.
  • Check to see if you will be sharing a truck with other customers.

“We are booked up in the locations I cover until the first and second week of August. So it's crazy,” Malacky said.

To save money, get more flexibility and try booking your movers outside of the busy season between September and April.

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