Search Acumen improves efficiency and transparency in the conveyancing market with quotation tool

  • Search AcumenComplimentary quotation tool calculates conveyancing fees for the sale or purchase of a property
  • Conveyancing fees are available in seconds via phone, email or online – improving productivity and customer service for firms
  • Tool can be white labelled to fit firms’ branding or used as a back office tool

Search Acumen, the conveyancing search provider, has designed and launched a new online quotation tool for conveyancers to quickly and accurately calculate the fees associated with a sale or purchase of a property for their customers.

The quotation tool is a complimentary service offered to Search Acumen’s clients which enables conveyancing firms to get more business through quick access to quotes when receiving a request by phone or email. Conveyancing firms can additionally embed the tool within their websites and allow direct access by homebuyers looking for an instant online quotation via a ‘get a quote’ button; providing complete transparency to existing and potential customers.

The tool is very easy to use and will use Land Registry data to automatically select a tenure based on a validated property address. Alternatively, a quote can be generated by simply selecting a town if the address is unknown.

As part of Search Acumen’s commitment to improving productivity in the conveyancing market, the tool delivers immediate results to help staff respond quicker to customer enquiries and increase the chance of winning new business.

The service can be adapted for individual firms to include their logo, branding and personalised documentation, such as a cover sheet or terms and conditions. In addition, firms have the flexibility to customise fees by office depending on their pricing structure. The quotation tool delivers the pdf results directly to the client in seconds with a copy sent to the firm, including itemised legal fees, stamp duty calculations, additional fees and disbursements. This further contributes to greater transparency and competition in the market as consumers have access to more information on the fees charged by firms.

Andy Somerville, Director at Search Acumen, comments:

“The complimentary quotation tool is another example of Search Acumen supporting its customers to improve efficiency in the workplace. It has the added benefit of helping firms to convert new business leads through a quick turnaround in calculating conveyancing fees.

“This service is a positive step forwards in encouraging openness and transparency in the industry, by providing consumers with more information on what to expect in terms of pricing and services available from conveyancers. Firms can host the conveyancing tool on their website and ensure that their quotes are comprehensive, consistent and accurate. We are likely to see the industry move further in this direction and making costs more freely available also encourages competition which is healthy for the market.”

Tom Bridge, Partner and Director of Conveyancing at Keoghs, comments:

“Search Acumen’s quotation tool has been a great asset to the conveyancing work we carry out at Keoghs. It is really easy to use and there is nothing as straightforward or intuitive out there in the market.

“The flexibility that the tool offers means it can be adapted to our business and is consistent with the look and feel of the Keogh’s brand. It also allows us to easily customise the service for multiple fee scales and for introducers. It really is an outstanding and best-of-breed product and works really well in addition to the services already provided by Search Acumen.”

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