Do you already have a conveyancer in place? It is surprising how many vendors and buyers don't, when an offer is accepted both parties should be ready to hit the ground running. It can be a negative start to spend the first 1 - 2 weeks on researching and retrieving quotes from solicitors. This eats away at precious time in which the selling process should be well under way, no one likes to be kept waiting. The key to choosing a solicitor is knowing they are going to be proactive, efficient and keep in touch with you every step of the way. A common occurrence between a conveyancer and their client is lack of communication. My motto is, make sure your file is top of the pile!
If you have the benefit of knowing a solicitor and had recent experience with which was it was a positive one then I strongly advise you go back to them. Most likely they helped you to buy the property you are now selling! If you find yourself in a position with no solicitor then the first port of call is your estate agent. They should always have a panel of conveyancers who will take on your case. The benefit of using a firm the agent has recommended is not only for the reassurance but they will have a fantastic professional relationship with one another. Both agent and conveyancer are aware of each others processes and routine and will work as a team to get you moving.
An easy mistake to make is opting for the cheapest quote, the price maybe great but will the service mirror it? Understandably moving house is a costly process but what you are dealing with is the most expensive asset you own, you cannot afford costly mistakes. Don't be afraid when looking into different firms searching outside your area. A number of soliciting firms now use online portals which you the client can log into and view the progress. This can actually be less time consuming than waiting for a meeting or a phone call with your conveyancer.
Whichever route you take be one step ahead and begin the research early, leaving it too late can lead into a rushed decision so be prepared.
At Beth Alexandra Property Specialists we will guide you every step of the way.