After retiring in March this year, Charles decided it was finally time to embark on his dream: buying a villa in Spain. Coupled with the fact that a hotter climate was better for his wife’s health, Charles and his wife Marina began the process of purchasing a villa in a little town in Almeria, in the southeast of Spain.
While they used a Spanish conveyancer for buying their Almeria property, selling their house in the UK required a local conveyancer. That’s when Charles began the search online for the right solicitor for their sale.
“It had always been a dream to retire to the sun. My wife has quite severe arthritis, but we noticed that whenever we go on holiday, her arthritis gets better. The warmer and drier the climate, the better. Couple that with the fact that we had always wanted to retire to Spain, and it was a no-brainer.”
Finding and Using Compare My Move
When Charles and Marina began the selling process, they were recommended conveyancers by their estate agent. They found, however, that the prices were eye-watering and decided to see what else was available.
“The costs were astronomic. So I thought let's see what is available in the big, wide world. And then I found your site.”
Like many of our customers, Charles found us via a search engine. Inputting his details into our easy-to-use conveyancing form, Charles was matched with three local conveyancers.
All three got back to him in good time, offering their services and a range of prices. But one, in particular, stood out in the process; My Home Conveyancing.
How did My Home Move Conveyancing help?
What made My Home Move Conveyancing different is that they offered online conveyancing. Not something Charles had used before but impressed by first impressions, he decided to take the plunge.
“It's not the first time we've moved but it’s the first time I used an online conveyancer and, you know, where have you been all my life? I could have saved so much heartache previously”
Charles explained that the service he received from My Home Conveyancing was second to none and had a dedicated representative in the form of Chloe who he could contact throughout the process.
“It was all much easier. Even if Chloe was away from her desk, I knew she'd been seeing my email within 24 hours. Once I downloaded their app. It was like having them in the next room. It was almost as if, they had an office in my home.”
How was the conveyancing experience for you?
Despite using traditional conveyancers in the past, Charles had never used online conveyancing before. He was wary but it turned out better than he could have expected.
“I was a bit apprehensive about doing everything online. But it was it was a doddle! A really simple process. I really couldn't be more and more impressed. The whole team were just amazing”.
What stood out about the service?
Compared to a high street conveyancer, Charles felt that he got a better service for a better price. Asked if he would recommend My Home Conveyancers to others, Charles said without hesitation; “Of course, yes.”
“I was most impressed with the customer service. I wasn't spoken down to and everything was explained. I was involved all the way through.”
Do you feel like you saved money?
Price was another thing that impressed Charles and Marina, who were pleasantly surprised by the quote they were given.
“Their price seemed almost too good to be true. So I did ask them to confirm the price for me. They were very good with that and they sent me a bit more information about themselves.”
Charles went on to say the price was far better than what had been quoted by solicitors recommended by the estate agent. Although they had the backing of the estate agent in their favour, what they were charging was “almost double” what My Home Conveyancing quoted Charles after matching with via Compare My Move.
“You think, what am I getting for that price? But as far as I'm concerned, I got something that was every bit as professional. As a solicitor with an office on the high street, if not more so.”
Would you recommend using Compare My Move?
Delighted with his choice of conveyancer and the service he received, Charles stated he would absolutely recommend Compare My Move. From the ease of use to the design of the site, it was everything he needed when searching for a conveyancer for his property sale.
“I think you beat the rest. That includes the design and everything on the website. The sort of ease of use is what you'd expect.”
Charles added; “If anyone has any doubts about using your service to find a conveyancer, push them to one side, and ignore them. Be brave and dive in.”
How can Compare My Move help you?
Compare My Move helps thousands of happy movers every year, saving them both time and money during the moving process.
If you’re searching for a trusted conveyancer just like Charles was, then look no further. We can match you with up to 5 conveyancers in your local area. Our partners are fully regulated by the SRA, CLC, LSS, LSNI or CILEx. Additionally, every one of our partners goes through our strict verification process before joining us as a partner, so you know you’re only being matched with the best in the business.
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