Benefits of using a solicitor estate agent
29 December 2022
Have you ever wondered what the difference is with using a solicitor estate agent, or what the term really means? In this article, we explain why buying and selling is easier when your conveyancing services are combined, using a solicitor estate agent.
So, let’s say you’ve seen a property you like and want to pursue it, or maybe you’ve decided you want to sell up first (and know exactly how much you have to spend on a new place) What’s next?
Firstly, you will need a solicitor to buy or sell a house in Scotland. If you use a solicitor estate agent, they can provide expert advice on both sale and purchase. They’re not just concerned with one aspect of what is essentially a three-part exercise – the estate agency element of the sale, the sale conveyancing and the purchase conveyancing. If you opt for a non-solicitor estate agent, you will still need a solicitor for the legal part of the process, but they will come from another firm.
Having one firm look after all three aspects for you generally makes the process slicker, and any bumps which might arise can be dealt with swiftly and efficiently. If your solicitor is overlooking both ends of the transaction, why choose to add an extra link in the chain and slow the process down by using a third-party agent?
Secondly, TSPC solicitor estate agents are experts in local buying and selling processes. They have their finger on the pulse and are fully conversant with up-to-the-minute market trends, meaning they are best placed to offer you invaluable advice when offering for a property, to ensure that you get what you want without paying over the odds.
Along with this, solicitor estate agents are bound by the professional code of conduct issued by the Law Society of Scotland. This means they meet high standards with regards to any legal aspects of the buying or selling process and are duty bound to do the best by their clients. This means you can trust that they are offering you the best possible advice throughout the process. Although there is The National Association of Estate Agents, there is no compulsory, regulatory trade body for non-solicitor estate agents.
Lastly, and a specific benefit of using a TSPC solicitor estate agent to sell your property is that they can advertise your home on the TSPC website which receives hundreds of thousands of visits per month. All properties on the website are exclusive to TSPC, meaning you won’t find them on any other property portal. Our solicitor estate agents use their expertise to expose your property to the widest possible audience to generate a high level of interest and then negotiate hard to ensure that you’re able to maximise the best possible price for your current property.