Ever wondered what the difference is with using a solicitor estate agent, or what the term actually means? Derek Brien, Head of Estate Agency at VMH Solicitors, explains all about why buying and selling is easier when your conveyancing services are combined, using a solicitor estate agent.

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So, you’ve seen a property you’re keen on pursuing, or perhaps you’ve decided that you want to sell first (and know to the penny what you have to spend on a new place). What to do next?

Let me explain why using a solicitor estate agent is the smart choice.

Your solicitor estate agent can provide expert advice on both sale and purchase. We’re not just concerned with one aspect of what is essentially a three-part exercise – that’s to say the estate agency element of the sale, the sale conveyancing and the purchase conveyancing.

If you have one firm looking after you for all three of those component parts, then it’s generally a slicker process, and any bumps which might arise can be dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

If your solicitor is keeping an eye on both ends of the transaction, why choose to add an extra link in the chain to slow the process down, by using a third-party estate agent?

The majority of solicitor estate agents have highly-experienced estate agency departments in-house, and this has been the case for many years. Having our finger on the pulse and being fully conversant with up to-the-minute market trends means that we are best placed to offer you invaluable advice when offering for a property, to ensure that you’re getting what you want, without paying over the odds.

At the same time, we’ll use our expertise to expose your property to the widest possible audience, both locally and nationally, generate a high level of interest and then negotiate hard to ensure that you’re able to maximise the best possible price for your current property. We’ll also advise on the most favourable times of the year to buy or sell, although it’s fair to say that a good buyers’ market and a good sellers’ market rarely co-exist!

For more information and advice from VMH, visit vmh.co.uk, or call 0131 622 2626.

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