By Nuala Ashe: Conveyancing Negotiator
Probably the most frequent and important question any buyer asks their solicitor when they want to submit an offer for a property is: ‘how much should I offer?’.
You want your offer to be accepted, but you don’t want to pay over the odds.
That’s what sets Pacitti Jones above other legal firms. We have developed a unique buying service which brings together expert negotiators and experienced solicitors to get you the best deal and then take it right through to completion.
I’m not surprised that the response of almost all solicitors is something along the lines of: ‘How much would you like to offer?’ when their sole focus and interest is the legal process, and their base is a city centre 3rd floor office. I’m based in my own office in our Shawlands estate agency and work closely with our estate agency team. I keep a close eye on what is selling – and for how much. I have inside knowledge about the market and, because I act for buyers on a daily basis, I have a good deal of experience of dealing with other agents who are selling properties my clients may want to buy.
That means that I can provide well-informed, up to date guidance on how much to offer. And since I know all of the local agents personally, I have the inside track necessary to negotiate the best possible deal on your behalf.
As far as I know, no other solicitor estate agency offers a similar service. At Pacitti Jones, we have three specialist negotiators, each specialising in a particular area. I cover the South Side, Tracey Bailey is based in the West End and Lorraine Law specialises in East Dunbartonshire. Geographically, it doesn’t stop there though, because we are all experienced in buying property from the Highland & Islands to Dumfriesshire and The Borders.
Once an offer is accepted, we brief our conveyancing teams on the deal so that they have everything they need to progress the deal with the minimum of fuss.
If you are thinking of buying and are looking for a legal firm who can offer sound advice on the property market, ask me or any of my colleagues for more information. In the meantime, take a look at our on-line guide on how to maximise your chances of getting the home you really want.