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Ready to Relocate? Avoid Hiring a ‘Rogue Mover’

In Buying a Home, Houston Energy Corridor, new homes houston energy corridor, Relocating to West Houston, West Houston on June 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Ready to Relocate? Avoid Hiring a ‘Rogue Mover’

Are you ready to relocate? If so, a new Better Business Bureau report warns folks to be very selective before hiring a mover to avoid common problems, some of which may or may not be illegal.

Every year BBB and law enforcement officials hear about “rogue movers” who demand an additional and unexpected payment before releasing possessions to their owner. In addition, consumers may also be held responsible for additional charges if the moving company puts belongings in storage pending payment of the final amount.

Consumers across the country filed more than 8,000 complaints against moving companies last year, according to BBB. So in this first of two reports on the subject, we’ll look at a few warning signs that might indicate your mover is up to no good.

The most common disputes in the BBB database involved damage to or disappearance of personal belongings, difficulty obtaining compensation for damage, a final bill well in excess of the original quote and damage to apartments, homes and condos caused by movers during the process.

Anyone with a truck and a website can claim to be a mover, and unfortunately, the moving industry is plagued by con artists who don’t adhere to best marketplace standards for honesty and ethical conduct.

So Better Business Bureau recommends consumers watch for common red flags before hiring a mover:

  • They prefer to give you an estimate over the phone, sight unseen.  That preliminary estimate will likely be lower than the actual cost when the job is over.
  • They demand a large sum of money before the move. However, it is not unusual for a mover to ask in advance for $100 or $200 to make sure you don’t cancel and leave them hanging the day of the move.  Usually, the bill must be paid in full the day of the move.
  • Be wary if you cannot find a local address, contact information and proof of licensing or insurance on their website, or
  • If they use a generic truck.

The BBB recommends consumers thoroughly research prospective moving companies at before selecting one.

If your planning a move to West Houston contact

Connie Vallone 713 249 4177  Broker Associate First Market Realty

Houston Energy Corridor Homes

Reprinted with permission from RISMedia. ©2015. All rights reserved.By John Voket


CononcoPhilips new office space Houston’s Energy Corridor

In Eldridge Parkway, Employers Houston Energy Corridor, Employers in West Houston, Houston Energy Corridor, Houston Real Estate Agent, Local Business, Oil and Gas companies in Houston, Relocating to West Houston, Terry Hershey Park, West Houston on May 14, 2014 at 7:37 pm

ConocoPhillips has committed to an office lease  in Houston, agreeing to occupy 850,000 square feet in a pair of new office buildings under construction  in Houston’s  Energy Corridor by Trammell Crow Co. (TCC) and its financial partner, Principal Real Estate Investors.  The two buildings are located at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and North Eldridge Parkway in the heart of Houston’s  Energy Corridor.

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The Energy Center campus will include an active greenspace to provide common outdoor areas for activities and is conveniently located for immediate access to multi-use parks and trails, including Terry Hershey Park, Bear Creek Park and George Bush Park.

Construction on the 20-story, Class AA Energy Center Three office tower began in December 2012 and is expected to be ready for occupancy in 2Q 2015. The 22-story, Energy Center Four, which will feature 600,000 square feet of Class AA office space, is expected to break ground in 4Q 2013 and be ready for ConocoPhillips’ occupancy in 2Q 2016. The campus will include energy efficient features to help achieve LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification.

“We are pleased to welcome ConocoPhillips to our new Energy Center Campus, and we believe they will be an excellent addition to the growing energy services community throughout the Energy Corridor,” said Aaron Thielhorn, Managing Director with Trammell Crow Company’s Houston Business Unit. “The quality of both buildings will provide ConocoPhillips the facilities it needs to continue to build upon the Company’s growing North American oil and gas business.”
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Shell Expansion in Houston’s Energy Corridor

In Employers Houston Energy Corridor, Employers in West Houston, Houston Energy Corridor, Local Business, Oil and Gas companies in Houston, Relocating to West Houston, Uncategorized, West Houston on August 26, 2013 at 6:15 pm

Royal Dutch Shell is  expanding its corporate offices  just off I-10  in West Houston’s Energy Corridor located at 200 N. Dairy Ashford.

The energy-efficient LEED-NC Gold rated building includes to a 30,000-square-foot amenities center that includes a gym and conference center. These will include fitness, recreational and social areas, coffee bars, concentration spaces, technology-supported collaboration areas and a range of breakout spaces.

The Energy Source – The Energy Corridor’s Districts Newsletter reported that

“With traffic and roadway congestion being key issues for the Energy Corridor District, Shell has taken traffic into consideration as part of the development of the conceptual design of the facility. As such, Shell has prepared a traffic study on the existing and new site, presented the study to the Texas Department of Transportation and are incorporating TxDOT’s recommendations into the design.

Connie Vallone –  713 249 4177