There are a multitude of advantages if you decide to use an online form for your conveyancing services:
• There is no travelling back and forth to the conveyancers office, saving you both time and money
• All of your details are available at your convenience at any time on the Internet
• If there is a problem or issue it can be dealt with swiftly via email and/or text message and phone
Even though the convenience and the advantages are great you have to be careful when choosing an online conveyancer.
Some of the more unscrupulous characters on the Internet will try and take advantage of this situation and the customers who want to use the service. By putting in sufficient research at the start you will be able to avoid the pitfalls that may come if you were to pick the wrong online conveyancing firm. Here are 5 tips for avoiding the cowboys and picking a great online conveyancing firm:
• Research -if you put time and effort into the research of a number of online conveyancing firms you give yourself a better chance of finding the firm for you. You can save yourself money on conveyancing fees; you will also save yourself valuable time by having your documents and process stored online.
• Narrowing the playing field – a tried and tested technique that works as well online as it does offline. A quick search on Google will yield many firms claiming that they have the best deals that they have the best service and you are going to have to narrow them down. Start at the beginning – it may sound obvious but it is where you need to be.
• How does it feel to you? People tend to have a good or bad feeling about a website as soon as we click on it. If it feels bad strike it off your list – it could be poorly designed, it could lack trust signals, and it could look like it was put together by a child rather than a professional company. These are all signs that you should leave well alone. When you have gone through a couple of dozen sites you will have compiled a list of maybes.
• What are others saying about the firm? You should always listen to what others are saying about a business rather than what a business is saying about its self. You should read reviews about the business, check out the testimonials (do they feel real) what are people saying about them in the social sphere (forums, chat rooms, online newspapers and review sites, third part review sites, solicitors and conveyancing blogs). From what other people are saying you will be able to get a good idea of how you will be treated by the conveyancing firm.
• If it seems too good to be true then stay away – it may be a cliché but it is a cliché for a reason. Cheap quotes may come with a sting in the tail, there may be hidden charges or you may get poor service. Opt for somewhere in the middle and you can’t go wrong.
Online conveyancing is beneficial in so many ways but it is important that you don’t get caught out. Following these simple tips will ensure that you have the best possible chance of finding a great online conveyancing firm.