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What are the benefits of selling your home with a one-stop shop?

Nowadays, convenience is king. It’s why people head online to book flights and hotels rather than traipsing to the travel agent, and it’s why websites such as Amazon – where you can buy pretty much anything you want – are so popular and prevalent.

And it’s the same when it comes to selling a home. Rather than needing to employ the services separately of an estate agent, surveyor and conveyancer, if all these could be wrapped up in one bundle – provided by one firm in-house – it would save you a great deal of hassle, time and money.

At The Chamber Practice – as the name alludes to – we are both a firm of estate agents and solicitors, operating offices in the major Scottish cities of Dundee and Aberdeen.


What are the advantages of a one-stop shop?

It’s quite common here in Scotland for estate agency and conveyancing services to be provided under one roof. And, when you stop to think about it, it makes perfect sense.

Agents and conveyancers play an absolutely crucial role in ensuring a property transaction passes off without a hitch, so having a very close connection between the two is of vital importance. If one doesn’t work, the other suffers – and vice versa.  

What’s more, breakdowns in communication between agents and conveyancers – often cited as one of the major issues with sales – is far less of a problem if both operate out of the same office.

Transparency, too, is improved if an agent and conveyancer operate under the same banner. Blame can’t be passed back and forth if conveyancers and agents come together in the same package.

That’s why we combine the two services into one. Our fees are totally transparent, and we’re the only local estate agent that makes it possible to see how much it will cost you to sell your property online.

Our instant online calculator outlines the cost of every fee and outlay associated with your sale, giving you full peace of mind. There are no hidden charges and our pricing structure provides you with the costs for both the estate agency and legal work (conveyancing) involved with a sale.


How much does a one-stop shop cost?

Not nearly as much as you might think. We can sell your house for a fixed fee of £595 plus VAT and outlays. Conveyancing fees are variable depending on things like the value of your property and the nature of the sale itself.

Our agents will set about getting your home sold while, once an offer has been accepted and the conveyancing process begins in earnest, our qualified solicitors step in to guide you through the process in as seamless a manner as possible.


A great time-saver

When selling your home, you’ll want to get the best people on board to help you. You’ll spend time researching the best estate agent to match your needs and you’ll also be thinking about employing the services of an experienced conveyancer.

However, if your chosen agent can offer this service as well, that can help to save you lots of time and aggravation when it comes to researching the best conveyancers around. For convenience, we often want everything in the same place at once, at our fingertips, to make our lives simpler. A one-stop shop agent can offer exactly that.

As a modern property seller, you’re likely to be busy, so anything to make the task of selling easier will no doubt be welcomed with open arms. Killing two birds with one stone, as it were – by using an agency offering both estate agent and conveyancing services – is something that The Chamber Practice can offer you.

For more information about how we can help you to sell a home, please get in touch with us at our Dundee or Aberdeen offices.

We also provide a free instant online valuation tool to give you an estimate of how much your property is worth in the current marketplace.