Over the last 15 years or so, the demands on conveyancers have changed quite dramatically. Consumer expectations have evolved, regulatory obligations have increased, and many conveyancers we speak to are unsure of how to transition their business into this modern conveyancing landscape. One firm that has done this, though, is WA’s KDD Conveyancing Services.
KDD Conveyancing Services is one of Western Australia’s largest conveyancing firms, and over the last 10 years, they’ve not only embraced cutting-edge technology but have also set new industry standards for modern conveyancing practices. In this Client Spotlight, we take a look at KDD’s journey of transformation, including their commitment to innovation, their journey to paperless operations how flexible working arrangements are now commonplace in their business, all made possible by their partnership with Realtime Conveyancer.
Leading the way from the beginning of eConveyancing
KDD, having recently celebrated its 20th year in operations, has a long history of being at the forefront of technological advancements in the conveyancing industry. Take their commitment to embracing econveyancing in their business – back in December 2016, having settled a mere 100 settlements, KDD was Australia’s top transfer transactor on PEXA. Less than eight years later, they’ve now settled thousands.
Grace Boyle, KDD’s Licensee & General Manager, reflects on this milestone, saying, “We’ve always believed that embracing technology is essential for the future of conveyancing. It’s about providing better, more efficient services to our clients.”
Settling properties from Broome to the Nullabor and beyond
Becoming paperless in a paper-heavy industry
KDD Conveyancing Services made the decision to become a paperless office back in 2017, driven by a vision to enhance efficiency and minimise their environmental footprint. In what is traditionally a very paper-heavy industry, KDD proudly stands today as one of the industry leaders, with operations that are almost entirely paperless.
This transformation has not only streamlined their processes and saved the business money but has also contributed to a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to conveyancing. Grace says, “Our transition to a paperless office is more than just modernisation. It’s a testament to our commitment to innovation and efficiency in conveyancing, and future-proofing our business.”
Supporting their team with flexible working arrangements
In addition to the flexibility offered to Maddi in her role whilst travelling, KDD Conveyancing Services also identified the need for increased flexibility for the rest of the Ellenbrook-based team. A considerable number of the team now work in hybrid office/remote roles, demonstrating just how easily modern technology can redefine work arrangements.
Grace says that these arrangements offer her team a greater work-life balance but also that time has proven that this has not come at the cost of productivity. In fact, KDD’s conveyancers consistently settle an above-industry-average number of properties, thanks to the efficiencies and automations offered by Realtime Conveyancer’s Transaction Management Software.
“Our team’s ability to work remotely and efficiently has been pivotal in achieving our goals. It’s about redefining traditional boundaries in conveyancing.”, says Grace.
A modern conveyancing experience for today’s clients
KDD’s commitment to innovation also extends to their clients by offering the Pathway to Settlement app to all buyers, sellers and real estate agents. This app by Realtime Conveyancer empowers KDD’s clients to track their property settlements 24/7 from their smartphones and securely share their account details with the KDD team. This not only reduces the risk of cyber-attacks but also enhances customer satisfaction and bolsters the firm’s reputation as a modern, tech-savvy conveyancer.
Navigating digital transformation and embracing innovation
Realtime Conveyancer’s CEO and Founder, Kylie Dillon, is undeniably proud of the team at KDD, stating, “KDD Conveyancing Services exemplifies what forward-thinking conveyancing firms can achieve with the right technology partner. We’re proud to partner with them in their mission to support their staff in modern work practices and to continue to deliver exceptional customer experiences to WA homebuyers and sellers.”
KDD Conveyancing Services has laid a sturdy foundation for the future of conveyancing by making strategic choices in their tech stack, including Realtime Conveyancer. This deliberate approach has enabled them to drive changes that extend beyond their settlement processes. With a focus on paperless operations, flexible work arrangements, and delivering exceptional client experiences, KDD is well-positioned to enter the era of modern conveyancing. To find out more about how the team at KDD Conveyancing Services is embracing digital change, visit their website.
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