What do I look for in my potential settlement agent?
An outstanding settlement agency is essential for a smooth and successful property transaction. Here are a few things that you should look for ?
? EXPERIENCE – Your settlement agent needs to have a thorough understanding of the conveyancing process, legal requirements, and potential issues that may arise.
? PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMUNICATION – Maintaining a high level of professionalism and communication is very important, as the more you are informed of how your settlement is progressing, the more ‘at ease’ you will feel.
? LATEST TECHNOLOGY/SYSTEMS – Gone are the days of handing over a cheque in person; now, with systems such as PEXA, it can all be done online. This means settlement happens almost instantly and is streamlined from start to finish.
? CUSTOMER SERVICE – You are paying for a service and should receive that…and more! Your settlement agent should be highly responsive and supportive throughout the transaction and guide you through each step of the process.
? COMPETITIVE PRICING – Transparency about fees when choosing your settlement agent is very important; you need to know what you are paying for and if any other costs may arise. And remember that the cheapest is almost *never* the best.
? REPUTATION – Whether online reviews from previous clients, referrals from family/friends, and also a good general level of reputation within the industry, all should be taken into account.
At Hanson Property Settlements Busselton, we are confident that we exceed all the points listed above.
We are your trusted and go-to settlements agent for the South-West region of WA.
Contact us today at 6160 6470 to speak to us!