I recently made a local move. I asked for recommendations for local movers from my realtor. She could not provide any, but solicited names of reliable movers from her colleagues. I interviewed two movers, and chose one based on my interaction and the glowing recommendation of my realtor's coworker. In short, the move was disastrous. There was much damage to upholstery as well as wood furniture. The packers did a horrendous job.