Cairns Beaches Law & Conveyancing uses the PEXA platform to provide clients with a premium service, wherever they may be.
Renowned as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, tropical Cairns is popular with locals, interstate sea-change seeking homebuyers and international investors alike.
To meet this diverse clientele, Cairns Beaches Law & Conveyancing provides a digital service, offering homebuyers fast, safe and efficient settlements, wherever they may be.
Purchasing a property, particularly via distance, can present logistical difficulties as well as the usual stress associated with such a significant transaction.
Jodie Sherman of Cairns Beaches Law & Conveyancing is seeing increased demand from interstate and international homebuyers in what is a constantly evolving market.
By utilising the PEXA platform, which enables the preparation and completion of settlement electronically, the geographical gap between Jodie and her clients is closed, enabling her to provide a premium service anytime, anywhere.
“I can be at work or at home and log into PEXA to complete the settlement. It doesn’t even matter where the homebuyer is,” Ms Sherman said. “A pilot from Melbourne completed settlement whilst working between Australia and Papua New Guinea, which would have been much harder in the past.
“Going paperless just made sense.”
Ms Sherman says adopting the new digital process has benefits beyond supporting the Far North Queensland housing market. It’s better for her business and her customers.
“It doesn’t just make long distance settlement easier, it makes all settlements easier,” Ms Sherman said. “Going online is great for homebuyers, conveyancers and Cairns. Homebuyers have more certainty of settlement and sellers get their cash proceeds fast.”
Ms Sherman saves a minimum of two hours for every transaction by using PEXA, giving her more time to develop her business.
“As a small business, we’re always looking for ways to improve efficiencies without compromising our work. I now have more time to not only see agents but also visit developments to help our business grow.”