Regional Australia lead the virtual world

Regional Australia lead the virtual world

By PEXA • Oct 2016

Spearheading the move to a digital future, lawyers and conveyancers in regional Australia are transitioning to e-Conveyancing with PEXA’s new Virtual Training Program.

More than 135 regional firms are getting ready to transact online with the PEXA Virtual Training Program – a four module, online program delivered by a personal PEXA Virtual Specialist.

Members of the e-Conveyancing network who are current or graduated PEXA Virtual Training Program users shared their experiences and why the program was the best solution for their business.

Relevance and retirement

“I hoped to be retired before it all went online!”

Despite expectations of retirement before e-Conveyancing took off, Ian Donald, a Solicitor in Wagga Wagga, was unwilling to be left behind and enrolled for the PEXA Virtual Training Program along with his assistant solicitor Karen. The program gave Ian and Karen the opportunity to learn the way they wanted, leaving them pleasantly surprised at the resources available. 

After successfully completing the first two modules with his PEXA Virtual Specialist, Ian had this to say about his experience to date:

“The relevance of the Virtual Training Program and the understanding our Specialist has of what we do and need to know is terrific!”

In-house training

“The PEXA Virtual Training Program ticked all our training needs and now thanks to e-Conveyancing we spend less time in the settlement room and more time in the office getting work done”.

Duffy Elliott, Dubbo’s oldest firm was the second firm to graduate from the PEXA Virtual Training Program. 

They required an easy training solution for their team that wouldn’t monopolise their entire working day; and ideally a solution the entire Duffy Elliott team could participate in together, making the PEXA Virtual Training Program the perfect in-house solution. 

Christine Reardon, Licensed Conveyancer at Duffy Elliott, and five of her colleagues completed the Virtual Training Program with the support of their Specialist “practicing together in between appointments and asking questions on areas that we weren’t confident in”. 

“Midway through the program we had the opportunity to complete our first online settlement together giving us the chance to give it a go in a safe environment and build our confidence for transacting outside the program”.

To date, Duffy Elliott have completed an impressive 20 online settlements, with many more in the pipeline. 

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Reaping the benefits
“Amazing! It’s such a practical way to do things”
One of the program’s leading users, Christine Fell of Ariel Conveyancing, has been reaping the benefits of the program since August 2016. Based an hour out of Newcastle in the Hunter Valley, Christine faces the same challenges as any busy regional firm – location and time. Understanding the benefits of e-Conveyancing, she was eager to get started, but wanted a time-efficient solution for her training and support needs.
As a result Christine and her PEXA Virtual Specialist tailored the program to her specific needs, removing the need to travel for training as well as slotting each appointment neatly into her schedule.
After completing only two (of four) modules, Christine successfully completed her first two online settlements. With 20 years of paper transactions under her belt, the benefits of online settlements instantly hit home for Christine: 
“After my first settlement went through I immediately rang my local conveyancing network to encourage them to start using PEXA and to utilise the Virtual Training Program to get started. It’s going to make our lives so much easier and give us back so much time in our days!” 
Now with nearly all of Christine’s daily counterparties supported by the PEXA Virtual Training Program, it won’t be long before they are all settling together and saving time, online. 
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The Virtual Training Program is here to help you get started. Throughout the program PEXA members are guided through the Getting Started with PEXA program – an open program hosted on the e-Conveyancing Community

Alongside a dedicated PEXA Virtual Specialist, members are supported through four key modules. Each module comprises a range of training materials including written instructional guides, how-to videos and interactive tutorials.

If you would like to enquire about the PEXA Virtual Training Program e-mail PEXA here and/or visit the e-Conveyancing Community to view the Getting Started with PEXA Program.

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