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Rated People adds professional movers to its ranks

Jun 13, 2017
Online home services platform Rated People has added professional removers to its range of home services following a survey of DIY movers.

The survey carried out in January 2017 by OnePoll, on behalf of Rated People, showed that one in three home movers who had not hired a removals company regretted their decision and would hire professionals in future. The survey revealed the cost of moving home without a professional company went beyond the financial impact, infringing greatly on time and sometimes on wellbeing.

44% of self-movers said that the worst thing about moving without a professional was the actual time it took, while tackling stairs was cited by 24% as being the worst part of the experience. Unfortunately for some self-movers, one in ten also sustained injuries in the process of the move.

The experiences of self-movers contrast with those who used professionals to move home. From those who chose to hire a removals specialist, over 53% said it was worth the expense as it made the entire experience easier. 43% also stated that the best thing was having someone else to do the heavy lifting.

Rated People CEO, Celia Francis said, “Our service exists to provide homeowners with quick, easy access to local, professional tradespeople and to take the hassle out of maintaining, managing and renovating their homes. Removals specialists are a natural addition to our service. Now homeowners can find everything they need from full house-to-house moves, to hiring a man with a van. The experiences of those surveyed indicate that the benefits of hiring a professional when moving far outweigh any cost savings gained from managing your own move.” Rated People is an online marketplace connecting homeowners with over 50,000 local tradespeople across the UK.

 

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