From accents tinted in a dark brogue to kilts, Scotland has always had a reputation for doing things just a little differently, and so it should come as no surprise that Scottish estate agents also do things differently. Rezi understands this and that's why we've added two new features specifically for Scotland.
Notes of Interest and Closing Dates
From accents tinted in a dark brogue to kilts, Scotland has always had a reputation for doing things just a little differently, and so it should come as no surprise that Scottish estate agents also do things differently. Rezi understands this and that’s why we’ve added two new features specifically for Scotland.
To access these new items, Rezi users can simply choose “Scotland” under “Region Settings”. When set to Scotland, users will then find helpful workflows for Notes of Interest and Closing Date, giving them a more efficient and streamlined approach to the offer process that keeps it moving and helps increase close rates.
It is important to note that, though not legally binding, Notes of Interest and Closing Dates do require solicitor/estate agents to take certain actions, regardless of whether the buyer or seller’s agent is a solicitor or non-solicitor estate agent. Therefore, in order to avoid confusion, lost sales, and lost clients, non-solicitor agents should also follow the guidelines of the Law Society of Scotland when it comes to these matters.
For example, someone attempting to “gazump” or “gazunder” would require a solicitor to withdraw from acting, which could throw an entire negotiation into disarray for everyone involved, solicitors and non-solicitors alike.
Notes of Interest
Though not a guarantee, a Note of Interest indicates to a seller that someone is interested in purchasing their property. If the seller’s agent is using Rezi, they can then enter that info into Rezi’s database and see at a glance from their dashboard how many Notes of Interest they have received on a property. With a click, they can see who sent the note, when it was sent, and any action that’s been taken, keeping all the relevant details updated and their fingertips.
Since a single property can receive multiple Notes of Interest, being able to keep them in a single centralised location within Rezi will help keep everyone updated on the offer process. Any changes can be updated instantly across all channels, helping to avoid confusion and keeping the process moving forward smoothly. No more wasted time making sure everyone knows what’s going on. Rezi can do it with a single click.
The Law Society’s guidelines state that the seller’s agent should make all efforts to notify anyone who has noted interested so that they can make an offer before the time and date listed for the Closing Date. Again, it’s Rezi’s database to the rescue. Since Rezi keeps all information related to Notes of Interest updated instantly, sending out notifications to every single one of the interested parties is a piece of cake.
Most agents choose to notify interested parties before the time of the close, on the closing date, meaning time is of the essence to get the best offers. Rezi streamlines this process with automated workflows that let agents craft a single notification and then automatically send it to all interested parties with the relevant information already pre-populated. Rezi gets it done and keep the offer process moving so you can focus less on paperwork and more on closing the sale.
In addition to these two new features, Rezi will also be updating the Scottish region setting to use a vocabulary more specific to Scotland than what is typically used in England and Wales.
Estate agents, in general, have to learn to keep multiple balls in the air as they juggle customer service, legal requirements, and lead generation. Scottish agents, in particular, have to add Closing Dates and Notes of Interest to the mix. Utilising Rezi’s flexible and powerful API is like adding an extra pair of hands, helping you keep the process moving and your clients happy. Follow us to stay updated on these and other new features!
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