Critical Conveyancing Skills

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Critical Conveyancing Skills

7 April 2022
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog

Conveyancers, being the gatekeepers of the real estate industry, help buyers and sellers as they exchange real estate. Most people often forget to assess their conveyancer's skills. However, it is an essential concern since you want to get value for your money as you buy or sell a property. This extract discusses some critical conveyancing skills that every conveyancer should have. 

Communication Skills

Once you hire the conveyancer, you will communicate regularly regarding the property's condition, its pricing, and whether the property is a good bargain. The professional serves as a middleman between you and the other party. Therefore, they relay information between both parties. For instance, they will inform you about the seller's position. For example, are they willing to negotiate the property? Will they renovate the property before you move in? When will the buyer move out? The contract of sale contains a lot of legal jargon that you may not understand. Therefore, it is the conveyancer's work to explain the conditions of the sale. For example, what defects does the property have? What deposit should you pay? Will you incur fines for late payments? Are you allowed to opt-out of the contract? What additional items are included in the sale? The conveyancer's communication skills will keep you informed about every aspect of the property buying process. 

Attention To Detail 

The conveyancer is bound to protect your interests as you purchase the property. Therefore, they must pay attention to details to ensure you do not face legal issues after buying the property. For example, they conduct background investigations to ensure the property is properly registered. Moreover, they check whether the property has easements and unsanctioned renovations. The conveyancer also examines the property's history to determine if the area was a former landfill or whether it has mineral prospects. Finally, they inspect the property for structural damages, settlement, pest infestation, and roof damages. These details will significantly affect your purchasing decision.  

Negotiation Skills

The conveyancer must negotiate the following: 

  • The property pricing. Typically, they pit sellers against each other and use property defects to compel the seller to reduce the asking price.
  • The mortgage. The conveyancer meets with lenders to bargain the mortgage terms and interests.
  • The contract of sale. For instance, the professional could negotiate for a longer closing date to ensure you have time to sell your current property. Moreover, they could ask the seller to conduct minor renovations on the property. 

Problem-Solving Skills

The property conveyancer must be excellent at solving problems. For instance, you could be in a dilemma of how to secure sufficient funds since you have an outstanding mortgage. In this case, they could recommend a bridging finance loan. In other cases, you might not know which property to purchase. The conveyancer gives you a comparative analysis of the various properties to ease the decision-making process.  Look into conveyancing services near you for more information.

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Hello, I’m Marcy and welcome to my tips blog on choosing a real estate agent. Last year, my boyfriend and I decided to sell our home and upgrade to a bigger house. Although we’d had some exposure to agents when we bought our first home, this was the first time we’d had to choose an agent to sell for us. This wasn’t exactly a difficult process as such, but there were a lot of things to consider that we hadn’t even thought about before we started looking at which company to use. I think the things we learned could be useful if you’re looking to choose a real estate agent for the first time too.