The right moving company can help make your move to a new home a success. But the wrong one? It could lead to a moving day disaster. Here are some ways to tell if you are hiring a reputable moving company:

—They come to your home, inventory your belongings and provide an estimate of the cost to move your household. Avoid companies that give estimates over the phone or by email.

—They allow you to pay upon delivery. Avoid moving companies that require cash or a large deposit before moving day.

—They check out. What is the moving company’s Better Business Bureau rating? Is it a member of the American Moving and Storage Association? Members of AMSA have passed background screening with government authorities at the state or federal level as well as with their Better Business Bureau chapter. They have pledged to adhere to the AMSA Code of Ethics. Ask for references.

If you’re thinking of hiring an interstate mover, check their record here. For more tips on hiring a reputable mover and having a successful move, go to this link.