Online technology is helping to revolutionise how we access the services we need when we're moving home. According to new research, more home buyers and sellers than ever are shopping around to find the best deal for their conveyancing services.
At Homeward Legal, where we work only with specialist conveyancing solicitors, we know the value of an instant quote that's transparent in its pricing and allows our clients to make an informed decision on the legal team they choose.
Software specialists quizzed 1,000 home buyers about their behaviour when moving home and looking for conveyancing services.
Online is growing in popularity
Of those who bought in the last year, 57 percent used a local solicitor compared to 73 percent between three and 10 years, reflecting the growing popularity of online providers such as Homeward Legal.
Crucially, 59 percent now get more than one quote before instructing a solicitor or specialist conveyancer, compared to just 24 percent in the past.
Homeward Legal's service, consistently receiving five stars from satisfied clients, is an example of how savvy consumers are becoming more clued up about the services they want and how to access them. Technology means face-to-face communication is less important.
A seven-day operation like ours matters more because clients can call even outside office hours to have queries answered and to get their transaction started.
A price promise
Only 12 percent of participants in the survey said price was the most important factor in their decision on conveyancing. At Homeward Legal, we believe the price we quote provides an expert service that is delivered efficiently.
Ours may not be the cheapest price you will be quoted, but we do guarantee transparency with no "hidden fees", while we also offer a "no completion, no fee" promise so you won't be out of pocket if your transaction doesn't complete for any reason.