You can’t teach an old conveyancer new tricks – or can you???? By Rebecca Hayes, CEO AICSA
Conveyancers have experienced significant change over the past 4-5 years – at both a State and Federal level. It’s been exceptional and unfortunately more is to come.
We often speak about the differing generations and with the flourish of a brush stroke we paint the Boomers as unwilling to change and set in their ways. But, in the conveyancing world this is not so.
When I get the opportunity to visit the LTO or catch up with Members at events, it is the boomer conveyancers who most often call for mandating electronic settlements – this is what I am hearing:
Boomer conveyancer – ‘Why don’t they just get it over and done with and mandate’.
It is the boomer conveyancers who attend professional development sessions – a presenter queried one of our boomer members the other day asking him why he was at the session – his reply ‘I can always learn something’ – AWESOME!!!!
And we can always learn something, each and every one of us. There is always a little pearl of wisdom to take home and apply in you work or personal life and who knows, it may be the pearl you have been looking for.
Anyway, boomers have embraced change and built it into their business practices more readily than some of the younger conveyancers – check out AICSA Board Member Michelle Lihou – Michelle is the leading PEXA user in SA and AICSA boomer President Denise McKay is hot on Michelle’s heels. I better not forget Board Member Roger Scott who completed the first ever SA transaction on PEXA.
So, can you teach an old conveyancer new tricks?
Yes, Absolutely! And once taught they continue to show the conveyancing profession how to do it, leading by example.