Like any industry, there are a lot of Conveyancers promoting their ‘experience’, and with Social Media and Google Ad Words etc, it is really easy to reach a lot of people. And because they say they are experienced, they must be – right? WRONG.
You are only reading their biased view of their own ‘experience’ – an advert to attract clients. But how do you REALLY know what you are getting?
I have been skydiving – once. So I could say that I have ‘skydiving experience’….but am I an expert? No. Do I really have the expertise required to handle the technical requirements of skydiving – absolutely not.
A seemingly obvious example, but did you know in South Australia you can finish your Advanced Diploma in Conveyancing, register a business and start conveyancing with Z E R O practical experience in the field? Seems like an incredibly risky path for clients, considering the high level of responsibility required to undertake a conveyancing transaction.
Now don’t get me wrong, not everyone who starts their own Conveyancing business is inexperienced, but you can see how easy it is to claim “experience with” or “knowledge of” without actually being an expert or having worked as a registered conveyancer for very long.
I have seen some Conveyancers, who advertise that they can perform Grants of Easements and complex Land Divisions on their website, get stumped on residential transactions!
So how do you find an experienced and competent conveyancer?
Too often we see some of the most stressful times in our clients’ lives made worse by incompetent conveyancers, who tout themselves as experienced, but often are very far from it. So for expertise – contact us.