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Whitepaper report for conveyancers

This report details the outcome of a mystery-shop study of conveyancing firms undertaken by tmgroup and recommends future actions to help win more new business and improve customer service.

The study revealed that many conveyancing firms have room for improvement when it comes to optimising their online presence. Whilst it is good news that 75% of conveyancing firms already have a Google Business Page, there are several areas in which conveyancers can improve their online presence, including advertising customer reviews on search results pages, ensuring their website is mobile friendly and displaying contact details prominently on their homepage.

Researchers documented that, whilst on the whole calls were handled satisfactorily, there is a significant opportunity for forward-thinking firms to differentiate themselves with superior customer service. The majority of conveyancers are not attempting to engage their potential clients but simple steps, such as introducing themselves or explaining the process that lies ahead, could go a long way to building rapport.

Finally, conveyancers could convert more enquiries if they treated each call with a more focused approach and professional follow-up. The study revealed that 31% of conveyancers offered no quotation for their services at all whilst a further 24% gave a quote over the phone but failed to follow it up with a professional, branded email.

This whitepaper report explores how effectively conveyancers are dealing with new business enquiries and recommends 11 steps that decision makers at conveyancing firms can implement straight away to improve customer service & increase revenues.