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A Modest Development

It wasn’t so long ago that black and white television was the norm, and to contact someone by telephone you had to call one that was in the room where they’d hopefully be when you rang. Then colour television was the rage, at least until people got used to watching their favourite shows in the new format. And somewhere along the line, mobile phones came along, and it became easier to speak to the person you wanted, rather than making the phone ring in a house they’re not actually in.

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Only the best conveyancers are in touch

What is it that a conveyancer does? Well, there’s the special knowledge that conveyancers have about the way that house purchases are conducted. And the ability to navigate that system on behalf of clients, including interaction with estate agents with who they share insider information. It’s also vital that the tasks stemming from all this are done in a thorough and timely fashion.

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Glasnost

A lot of what conveyancers do boils down to one thing: communication. Yes, there’s all kinds of specialist knowledge required about the processes involved in a purchase, but all of that knowledge exists within the context of sharing the information involved between the parties concerned in a timely fashion. Do that, and the wheels run smoothly, and all is as it should be.

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A conveyancing metaphor, with extra cheese

Imagine that if you wanted to buy a pizza, other people might be interested in it and willing to pay more for it than you. Being hungry, and having a family to feed, you’re willing to part with an extra few pounds to ensure that the children get something to eat. Suppose though, that instead of being given the pizza in exchange for your cash, you’re introduced to someone who says they’ll take care of the paperwork involved, and once it’s approved, release the pizza when your cash is transferred to them. Oh, and there’s another person involved too - the one who takes your money and promises to look after it until the papers are signed.

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Responding to the Challenge of Bulk Conveyancing Services

The rise in conveyancing services that are predicated on bulk processing for a fixed price is clearly attractive to house buyers. And it’s a potential threat to conveyancers who work in the traditional way, and are prepared for the variations that occur from one purchase to another, and the implications they can have for the details of a particular transaction.

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The inception of OnTheMarket

A hilarious take on the inception of OnTheMarket – the new rival portal to Rightmove and Zoopla. OnTheMarkert is attempting to break the power of the existing portals and break the trend new online estate agencies are creating.

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Less phone calls = more time to do what you want

As a professional information gatherer, you as a conveyancer are often in a position where you know more than other people about the precise state of play of a house transaction.

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Rising online house sales prove this is a time of change

The move to property transactions going digital has been happening for some years now. And estate agents are making that transition. Why rely on the traditional model of people looking at photos of houses in a shop window when you can put so much more information about properties online, and remove the need for costly local branches in the process?

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New Year – and one of the most popular resolutions is to move house

New Year means a lot of people are thinking about moving house – it’s one of the top 10 resolutions, according to The Independent.

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Taking the stress out of buying a house

Some psychologists talk about people being ‘at cause’ in their dealings with life. This is all to do with responsibility, being able to make choices and see them through, and is a sign of a mature approach.

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Veyo why wait?

Veyo is The Law Societies new portal for conveyancing. Their aim is to revolutionise conveyancing, with 25% of all conveyancing transactions going through Veyo by the end of 2015.

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Is an upturn in the market disguising changes that are coming?

I’ve interviewed a couple of dozen conveyancers over the last six months about their biggest pain points. In no particular order, these three points are raised time and time again:

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The times they are a-changin', is conveyancing?

The conveyancing industry is seeing a slow move to embrace the internet and cloud computing, compared to other industries. The insurance industry took the leap, and even healthcare is (http://cloudindustryforum.org/news/198-nhs-takes-first-step-to-storing-patient-information-in-the-cloud)[pushing it’s confidential data to the cloud in order to shape a patient centric care system].

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Why solicitors need to educate clients

Most first time buyers have never heard of the word ‘conveyancer’.

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