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If you’re planning on working with a moving company, you might find yourself skeptical about the way they do things. After all, there’s a ton of movers out there, and moving services may not be the right fit for your move. However, if you’re a homeowner planning on making a house move, there’s actually a great way for you to spot a reliable mover before you fully hire them. For instance, in our case with Roadway Moving, we don’t just have a handy website and reliable customer service, we also make sure that we have a complete and concise project proposal for our consumers.

However, we also understand that some of our clients have a lot of movers lined up who want to take on the role of being their go-to moving company. If you’re one of those clients and you’re unsure how to choose your movers, we’d like to share something our crew at Roadway Moving always does: we make a useful intro in our project proposals that explains everything our customers need to know. Here’s how you can spot a useful intro:

A Useful Intro: Spot Meaningful Project Proposals

Despite the straightforward nature of moves, we also want to make sure that everything about our work processes remains properly conducted – especially behind the scenes. Reliable movers like Roadway Moving submit and create proper reports to ensure that everything about the moving process is documented. Part of these reports is project proposals we present to consumers who’d like to get a good idea of what their moves would “look like” once we conduct them. And unfortunately, these tend to be exhausting reads that can tire customers.

However, you can actually spot great project proposals within the introduction alone. Here are some elements you might want to check:

  • Contains a clear and concise summary of the project details. A hallmark of a great project proposal introduction remains in its capacity to contain a clear and concise summary of the entire project. The opening part of the project proposal – ideally the introductory paragraph towards the end of the last page – should contain the summary of what the move entails. It needs to have basic information such as the location of your old home and the location of your new home, any necessary identification codes on the part of the moving company, as well as quick details such as the overall fee and the date. Our team here at Roadway Moving ensures that we can provide our clients with such straightforward documents so they can quickly have a reference for what we’re planning to do throughout the rest of the move. Moreover, having a concise summary of project details can avoid confusion and misunderstanding between clients and service providers, which can also make the moving process much faster.
  • Grabs reader attention with effective and formal formatting. Another important element of a great project proposal is the way it’s formatted. Overall, project proposals must be formal by nature and technical in a way that’s easily understood by clients. In terms of the introduction, a useful intro comes in the form of paragraphs or even list properly divided and sorted through formatting. These include the use of different headers to denote the hierarchy of information, bold and italics to emphasize parts of the project, as well as easy-to-navigate formatting. That way, readers won’t have such a hard time understanding what parts of the introduction and the entire project proposal mean. Moreover, this allows you to show that you have a means of demonstrating an easy-to-understand way of denoting project details.
  • Cuts to the chase without having to beat around the bush. Compared to other documents such as research papers and essays, project proposals must cut to the chase and not beat around the bush. In turn, a project proposal’s version of a “thesis statement” comes in the form of a clear and straightforward statement of intent. Your moving company should directly note what it is they’re doing for you. Here in Roadway Moving, we ensure that our clients are aware of whether we’re doing a full-service move or one of our other services. Moreover, we make sure that our clients know exactly what kind of service we’re doing for them and what these services entail. The earlier movers place this information in the introduction, the better for clients to understand them.
  • Summarizes each step to accomplish the move in a straightforward manner. Aside from not beating around the bush, a good introduction also ensures that each step necessary in the move is outlined as early as the introduction. This might come in the form of a short but straightforward table that denotes a moving timeline calendar. Likewise, these may come in the form of quotations that can be further elaborated on certain parts of the proposal. The earlier these information appear in the project proposal, the faster clients can understand what’s going on and make your service appealing to them. This is also why in Roadway Moving, we don’t beat around the bush when it comes to quotations and we include this kind of information as soon as we’re able to, should clients approach us for their moves.

Hire A Mover That Makes Great Project Proposals

With the above points in mind, it’s important to take note that the mark of a great moving company isn’t always about the kind of service they do – it’s also what they do before they conduct the service that counts. Movers like Roadway Moving that conduct thorough logistical reports to secure our clients’ trust are people you can rely on. However, it’s also helpful for clients to develop attention to detail that enables them to spot reliable project proposals early on. Hopefully, the above tips have been able to help you develop a better eye for detail to spot the most useful intro for project proposals


Tom Philips

Thomas Philips is a writer and content marketer with a keen interest in the moving industry. As a travel enthusiast and logistics expert by training, Thomas has been working with various moving companies for the past 16 years. He currently writes for Roadway Moving and applies his expertise through his written works. Thomas makes it a point to give practical moving advice to both clients and readers to help transform their moving experience into an unforgettable one