By Dan Roesler, Executive Manager of Practitioner Services (SA)
One of the highlights of being involved in the South Australian conveyancing industry is having the opportunity to work and collaborate with some outstanding individuals.
Since November 2018, PEXA, in conjunction with the AICSA, has hosted an Electronic Conveyancing Best Practice Group (Best Practice Group).
This serves as a platform for industry discussion, as well as a forum to share experiences, ideas, solutions and provide support for members from across the state.
People are at various stages of their journeys in adopting digital conveyancing – some are new to PEXA and others are seasoned users of the platform.
A fantastic initiative being led by the Best Practice Group is to provide ‘subject matter expert’ support to conveyancers who either have not completed an electronic transaction in a long time or are readying for their first and are in need of guidance.
The group hasexperienced PEXA firms from all areas of the state (Central, North, East, South, West and Regional) who are skilled users of the platform and ready to help with broader platformadoption.
Renee Thomas of Smart Conveyancing says her first transaction was completed smoothly thanks to her colleague:
“My first PEXA settlement was made so much easier with the support of the conveyancer on the other side. They pinpointed my error and happily helped me work through it to get the matter to Ready/Ready. There are not many industries I can think of that work closely together with their competitors to achieve the same result.”
A pair of members from the Best Practice Group also shared insights on their digital settlement ventures.
“PEXA has streamlined the settlement process. We spend less time on the phone with banks, and the transaction is more transparent as all parties can monitor the activity of each participant in the Workspace. Our clients love PEXA settlements as they have instant access to settlement funds and for purchasers they have registration complete within a matter of days.” – Kathy Stolinski, ADCOCKS Conveyancing Solutions.
“In the early stages we were excited that we did not need to rush to the bank for bank cheques to be in the courier bag at 3pm – the day before settlement.” – Michelle Lihou, Goolwa Conveyancing
If you’re beginning your transition to e-Conveyancing, it’s important to remember that there’sa support network of your peers out there to help you along the way.
Electronic settlements are becoming the new norm in SA and leveraging the support of the Best Practice Group will give you the advantage of having an experienced PEXA conveyancer at your side throughout your dealings.
If you are interested in the Best Practice Group or would like to get in touch with another experienced conveyancer regarding PEXA, please contact me at Daniel.Roesler@pexa.com.au.