Top 3 Moving Companies in Sarasota, FL

Porch Pro Headshot Moving Company
(2,456)
Affordable Professional Moving Company who service the Tampa Bay area...also includes long distance moving
3206 E Elm St, Tampa, FL
813-369-9251
Porch Pro Headshot Direct Moving Services
"I highly recommend Direct Moving Services for their professional services. There is no complaint of any sort in my move. The movers did their jobs accurately and the way I wanted it. They also gave me practical suggestions which helped to make my move much more successful. Ours was a cordial workin...Read more about Direct Moving Services
1835 E Hallandale Beach Blvd # 878, Hallandale Beach, FL
855-533-2233
Porch Pro Headshot Pro Movers Express
(105)
We are a local moving company dedicated to upholding a high standard of quality, by providing our customers with knowledgeable, experienced movers while still maintaining the affordability that customers have grown to know.
8710 W Hillsborough Ave Ste 353, Tampa, FL
813-464-5769

More Moving Companies in Sarasota, FL

Porch Pro Headshot New Home Casa Nueva Movers
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(1)
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
"New Home Casa Nueva Movers paid close attention to every detail of our move. They took the time to label boxes accurately, ensuring everything ended up in the right place. Their meticulous approach made unpacking a breeze."
Porch Pro Headshot Extra Help Moving
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
"We Are The Originators Of The Moving Labor & Moving Help Industry" Since 1992, Extra Help Moving has provided customers with highly skilled and professional movers as moving helpers to load and unload your moving rental trucks, pods, containers, and overseas crates nationwide. We also offer Full ...Read more about Extra Help Moving
"We Are The Originators Of The Moving Labor & Moving Help Industry" Since 1992, Extra Help Moving has provided customers with highly skilled and professional movers as moving helpers to load and unload your moving rental trucks, pods, containers, and overseas crates nationwide. We also offer Full ...Read more about Extra Help Moving
Porch Pro Headshot Property Services of Florida
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(1)
"Hi, my name is Dylan. I found your business through a listing on Porch and wanted to reach out. The reason being is that I'm the owner of a digital marketing company that provides a much better experience than what Porch, Homeadvisor, and other similar platforms do. Not only do we send more leads, ...Read more about Property Services of Florida
"Hi, my name is Dylan. I found your business through a listing on Porch and wanted to reach out. The reason being is that I'm the owner of a digital marketing company that provides a much better experience than what Porch, Homeadvisor, and other similar platforms do. Not only do we send more leads, ...Read more about Property Services of Florida
Porch Pro Headshot Luke's Apartment Movers - Tampa Bay
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(5)
"Friendly team were in in 8am sharp and ready to rock n roll. My quote was 100% accurate with respect and proud. Paula you priced me to the penny. My relocation was just perfect and Luke's Apartment Movers really helped me a lot."
"Friendly team were in in 8am sharp and ready to rock n roll. My quote was 100% accurate with respect and proud. Paula you priced me to the penny. My relocation was just perfect and Luke's Apartment Movers really helped me a lot."
Porch Pro Headshot Mango Moving Labor  Company Tampa Moving Help
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
Mango Moving Labor Company Tampa Moving Labor Help is a moving contractor that provides appliance moving, furniture moving and other services. They are based in Tampa Florida. Loading and Unloading moving labor services in Tampa, Florida. Serving Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County a...Read more about Mango Moving Labor Company Tampa Moving Help
Mango Moving Labor Company Tampa Moving Labor Help is a moving contractor that provides appliance moving, furniture moving and other services. They are based in Tampa Florida. Loading and Unloading moving labor services in Tampa, Florida. Serving Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County a...Read more about Mango Moving Labor Company Tampa Moving Help
Porch Pro Headshot Speedy Movers Express
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
Our team strives to provide quality work in a timely manner. 100% customer satisfaction. Our team is available for you any day and time you need. We are fully staffed. We can be reach at 7(two)7-5(six) 4-88(two)9 We will bring 3-4 men if you would like, as well as a truck. We are here to make your...Read more about Speedy Movers Express
Our team strives to provide quality work in a timely manner. 100% customer satisfaction. Our team is available for you any day and time you need. We are fully staffed. We can be reach at 7(two)7-5(six) 4-88(two)9 We will bring 3-4 men if you would like, as well as a truck. We are here to make your...Read more about Speedy Movers Express
Porch Pro Headshot Yarnall Warehouse  Inc.
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
(39)

Frequently asked questions about moving companies

There are a lot of great moving companies out there, but a moving business can also be a guise for a scam meant to extort money from innocent people by holding their belongings hostage. There are some tried and true ways to avoid having this happen to you. To keep your move stress-free and honest, keep an eye out for the following red flags when you’re vetting movers:

  • Read online reviews. When you type in a search term like “Moving companies near me,” you’ll get many results. This initial search is your first chance to browse and shortlist companies with good reviews. Chances are, if there is an overwhelming amount of negative reviews, the company is either a scam or has poor business practices that you don’t want to experience first-hand. A small number of poor reviews (depending on the issue) is common, and if you’re looking for a mover with only 5-star reviews, you might be looking for a while.Another tool for vetting movers is to search for complaints filed with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. If your mover has held or currently holds a license, any complaints registered against them will be logged for transparency.
  • Assess websites and social media. The quality and amount of information on a company’s website can tell you much about its legitimacy. Questionable businesses often won’t publish an address, making it difficult for you to follow up in person when there are issues. Likewise, you should expect to see an outline of available services, testimonials, and links to any social media profiles.
  • Don’t trust a company that gives you a quote without an on-site visit. Some movers will give you an enticingly low quote to reel you in. While this might seem tempting, it often indicates a company that isn’t upfront about how they bill, at best — or is an outright scam.
  • Sign (and read) an agreement. Make sure you read the fine print and never trust a mover that tries to move forward without having you sign an agreement that protects both of you.
  • Call or visit a storefront before signing an agreement. Once you have a list of two or three potential professional movers, take the time to call or visit a storefront. That call or visit can tell you a couple of important things. First, they have public premises and are a legitimate business. Second, they answer the phone with the company's name and not a generic greeting, which can be a red flag.
  • Investigate third-party insurance. Be wary of movers who tell you their insurance will cover all your things. This explanation often isn’t the case, and you should ensure you have the right coverage from a third-party insurance agency.

If you're hiring a mover for an interstate move, they’ll need a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) license. For local movers, requirements will vary based on your state. Some states still require movers to hold a valid license from the USDOT, but not all do. Check with your local or county consumer affairs office or your state attorney general’s office to know the rules in your area.

Once you know if your state requires movers to have a USDOT license, you can check for a list of registered movers to ensure your chosen moving company complies.

If you’re moving internationally, be sure to ask if the company is registered with an international movers’ federation. If they are registered with a federation, ask to see proof of that membership as well as the company’s Federal Maritime Commission number.

Long-distance moves can be within the same state, but often this term is used to mean a move that crosses state lines. If that’s the case for you, you’ll need to take extra steps to ensure your moving company has the licenses needed to transport your things from one state to another. Local moving companies may need licenses but have fewer requirements than long-distance movers.

It’s okay to be overly skeptical if you ask a mover if they handle long-distance or interstate moves and you get an answer like “We can” or “That should be fine.” There are specific rules around interstate moves, and your mover should be confident in their answer, indicating that they’ve done this before and have the required certifications and licenses.

Smaller moving companies can be great to work with when you hire movers. However, you may want peace of mind with a recognizable, big-name company for long-distance moves.

Be sure to research long-distance move insurance options. Be clear that your goods must be insured from the start to the end of the journey. Be sure to ask your moving company for a free moving valuation. Finally, always ask for three different cost estimates. An in-person estimate not only provides you with financial considerations, but allows you to evaluate the professionalism of the company. Once you choose a moving company, you have made a commitment. It makes sense to do research up front to make the move safe and efficient.

The worst-case scenario when you hire movers is paying a large upfront deposit and then your belongings disappear. Calls and emails go unreturned for days or weeks, and finding an address for the company is difficult or impossible. Some scams demand more money for the safe return of your property, which could be damaged if you even get it back.

Taking the precautions we’ve outlined will help you avoid this situation. Still, suppose you have a bad experience with your moving company. In that case, you can take steps to help others avoid having the same experience as you:

  • Submit a complaint with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The BBB is a resource for consumers when vetting a potential business and filing a complaint if they encounter misleading advertising, poor business practices, or scams.
  • File a complaint with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). The USDOT and FMCSA are the regulating bodies responsible for licensing moving companies in the US. If you run into trouble with your mover, file a complaint here and with the BBB.
  • Post an online review. Google Reviews is becoming a more powerful tool for consumers, requiring businesses to be accountable for their irresponsible or illegal actions by potentially losing business. Trolls aside, posting a review online is a great way to let others know what to expect if they choose to work with the same company, or at least — what your experience was.
  • Take to social media. Social platforms have influence, and using that to let others know about a scam — or just a negative experience — can help the business improve its practices and future customers to sidestep the same situation you encountered.

Below is a handy list of times to get in touch with moving companies to have the smoothest moving experience.

  • If you’re moving all of your property long-distance. Unless you have independent access to a moving truck and several days to drive, you’ll likely want to hire professional movers for bigger jobs. Another option is to hire furniture movers for more oversized items like your sofa, sitting chairs, dining room table, etc., and take the smaller or more fragile items yourself.
  • With as much lead time as possible. Leaving plenty of time is particularly important for long-distance and interstate moves. The logistics for these types of moves take time to coordinate, and the further the distance, the more time your mover will want to get plans in place. It’s possible that you can schedule a long-distance move at the last minute, but you’ll likely pay a premium that you could’ve avoided by booking in advance.
  • Before choosing a moving company. Once you do your initial online search for “movers near me,” read reviews, and shortlist a few companies, it’s time to get in touch. This step will let you verify the legitimacy of the moving company you chose so you can avoid any potential headaches from scams.
  • When you’re ready to schedule an on-site walk-through. Good moving companies will require a walk-through of most homes. Some exceptions are if you live in a smaller space, like a one or two-bedroom apartment, and can give your mover a reasonably accurate list of how much you have to move.

As you’re planning a long-distance move, consider all the options available.

Hire professional movers for everything.

This is the easiest option. Having pros move your things frees you to travel to your new location on your timeline. Maybe you take a vacation on your way or visit family or friends!

However, having professional movers take on an end-to-end job is the most expensive option. Your property will be out of your sight and control during the move and you’ll need to pay for third-party insurance.

Rent a moving truck and pack it yourself.

If you’re looking for the cheapest way to move long distances, this is it! You get to keep your things with you during your whole move and if you plan your route well, you can make some fun road trip stops.

While this is the least expensive option, you’ll need to invest the time to load your moving truck, which is a labor-intensive job. Plus, someone needs to drive the truck, which can be an experience if you’ve never driven a large vehicle before.

Rent a moving truck, but hire movers to help load and unload.

This option allows you to leave the heavy lifting to the pros and since movers charge by the hour, if you’re well-organized, you can have them in and out in a few hours for a reasonable price. Movers also come prepped with plastic wrap and will disassemble furniture like your bedframe or dining room table if you don’t have time to do it yourself.

If you choose this option, make sure you label all boxes by room so you can avoid a chaotic unpacking experience. Remember, you’ll still need to have someone onboard used to driving a large moving truck and you won’t have the same flexibility to travel on your schedule since you’ll be paying by the day for your rental truck.

Hire furniture movers and drive the smaller items in your vehicle.

This option allows you to hire out moving the cumbersome things, saving your time (and your back) and if you coordinate with your moving company, you can have all your furniture delivered when you arrive, making the move-in process more pleasant.

Be aware that long-distance furniture movers charge by weight, so if you have lots of heavy wood furniture, it can get costly. Also, fragile items, like glassware, need lots of packing material, so they don’t break during travel. You might end up with more boxes than you can fit in your vehicle.

Recent reviews for Sarasota Movers

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It was one of those relocations I will not forget. I don’t remember ever receiving such diligent services prior to my encounter with Direct Moving Services. The crew was just incredible and all was carried out to perfection. The movement from Florida to T...

- Donny Kalyn
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Direct Moving Services did an exceptional job, I was really impressed. They were on time for the job and moved all of our furniture and boxes into the truck in less than three hours they even finished before the estimated time. To add to that they also ma...

- Hubert Garret
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We just moved today. We hired Direct Moving Services. Nicolas and Andrew arrived on time and did a really great job. I'm glad I hired them because they handled my furniture really well and took care of all my stuff real good.

- Melvin Faye
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Motivation is truly an important factor when it comes to service provision. Direct Moving Services had this factor into consideration. The motivated crew is the reason behind the fast, efficient and reliable services. They simply impressed me with the spe...

- Leland Cristen
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Their spirit of teamwork that they displayed was amazing. Direct Moving Services crew work in unison during my relocation from Florida to Texas. The relocation was collectively done with every member of the crew actively participating in the movement. I w...

- Amilia Jaye
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Used this company for my recent move and was very impressed! They showed up on time, hardly took breaks, and delivered my furniture and boxes timely and without incident! There were three men, all well mannered and thoroughly professional. They insisted t...

- Allissa Estrella
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I can only say good things about Direct Moving Services. This was not my first move, but it was definitely my biggest. I moved out of my home after having it for 30 years so there were a lot of things to get rid of and a great deal of packing. Moving was ...

- Collin Rafael
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There are so many exciting things to tell about Direct Moving Services. Every time I think about them, I see all the positives. Above everything, I appreciate their affordability. Some of the greatest discounts I have got are because of this relocation co...

- Kayley Barnaby
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I found Direct Moving Services to deliver a solid moving experience at a price that can best be termed as cheap. They handled my move in such a professional manner. They arrived early, packed everything with great care and loaded all my stuff onto the van...

- Stew Danita
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We were very satisfied with Direct Moving Services. They came when promised, gave us an accurate, competitive price and did a quick and efficient job. The movers were very careful with our belongings and set up the rooms in our new place perfectly. Office...

- Keila Jonah
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I just wanted you to know that Direct Moving Services were OUTSTANDING and I am very happy with this service. I am recommending your moving company to all, even my job at FIU that utilizes companies to assist them with their moving needs. I was very impre...

- Alysha Cornelia
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They will be my ideal choice of Relocation Company even in several years to come. I have absolutely no reason for changing my mind. What they offered me were unique relocation services and the least I can do is remaining loyal to Direct Moving Services. I...

- Sharleen Braeden

Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota Moving Companies

How do I know that I found the right Mover in Sarasota for my moving services project?

Finding the right mover for your project can be stressful.... when you don't search with Porch. We've pulled together everything you need to know about Moving Services in Sarasota so you can have some peace of mind before starting your project.

Here’s what you need to know to choose the right mover in Sarasota:

  • Are they BBB accredited? 2 pros in Sarasota are.
  • Check if they are they BBB rated: 11 are A-rated in Sarasota.
  • Is the quality worth the price? Make sure to find the mover that can deliver the quality you're looking for, without going way over your budget. Don't forget that every job is going to be different.
  • Speak with them over the phone: Contact multiple movers pros to see if you’re on the same page when it comes to your project.

Will Moving Services work in Sarasota require permits, inspections, special licenses, etc.?

Whether you’re mover job is in Sarasota or any other city, you're going to want to do a bit of research before hiring movers. Even small jobs may have certain regulations around them. Often, the mover performing the work will have any required permits, inspections, etc. under control, but not always. Short answer: Research yourself and double check with the moving services folks that everything is in order.

How many movers does Sarasota have?

There are around 50 companies throughout Sarasota to help you with your next moving services job.

  • 11 of them have an A or A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.

All Moving Companies in Sarasota, FL

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Porch Pro Headshot Senior Living Movers
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
Porch Pro Headshot HireAHelper
Movers
Serves Sarasota, Florida
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We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week.
We are a national company with a brick-and-mortar headquarters located in Oceanside, CA. To ensure your move goes smoothly, you can reach a real person here 7 days a week. Learn more at HireAHelper.com.

Latest projects near Sarasota

Recent projects booked on Porch
Sarasota 34232
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Comments from Customer
just need help moving furniture from one townhouse to another in same neighborhood. Three bedroom one living room and small dining table. No boxes need to be moved
Sarasota 34231
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Start Date
Within 48 hours
Move from address
, Sarasota, FL 34231
Move out date
Mon, Apr. 8, 2019
Move to address
27012 65thSt East, Myakka City, FL 34251
Move in date
Mon, Apr. 8, 2019
Number of bedrooms
2
Home square footage
1000
Sarasota 34242
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Comments from Customer
I am moving a sectional couch 60-inch mounted TV and pullout couch from one condo (4th floor) to another condo in same building (12th floor)
Sarasota 34232
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Comments from Customer
Moving from 2nd floor apartment ... with elevator ... to single family 1 story home. Want packing estimated separate from furniture move. I also have a 10/10 storage room (filled with storage bins adjacent to a 2 bed/open LR DR kitchen combo ... 1400 square ft. apartment.
Sarasota 34231
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Customer did not provide additional comments. Please contact the customer to discuss the details of this project.
Sarasota 34242
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We have a home for sale in Siesta Key Sarasota and plan to move selectd furniture including one bedroom selected LR DR a couple of cabinets some carpets washer and drier some misc household goods. In Atlanta we will likleyu place the furtinure in temporary storage with easy access.
Sarasota 34232
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Moving from a single family home to a manufactured home park. Bedroom furniture recliners desk boxes wicker lanai furniture. Maybe a table and chairs
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moving from an apartment to a home in Parrish Florida. I have 2 bedrooms a living room set.
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