Real estate agent comparison platform LocalAgentFinder acquires Dott & Crossitt
Australian real estate agent comparison platform LocalAgentFinder have announced the completion of its acquisition of Dott & Crossitt, a premier conveyancing and property law firm.
This acquisition marks a major development in LocalAgentFinder’s strategy to enhance the property selling process and provide comprehensive value to real estate agents. The combination of Dott & Crossitt’s operations in New South Wales and Queensland into LocalAgentFinder’s rapidly growing Victorian conveyancing practice solidifies the Group’s position as one of Australia’s largest conveyancing firms.
Richard Stevens, CEO of LocalAgentFinder, highlights the strategic nature of this acquisition, “This acquisition is about offering a comprehensive and seamless experience for property owners and agents alike. It’s a strategic leap that positions LocalAgentFinder as a holistic solution for all property transactions.”
Stevens added, “The Dott & Crossitt acquisition is a fundamental component of our mission to redefine the property transaction experience by streamlining the property selling journey from listing to settlement. Dott & Crossitt empowers us to provide unmatched value to our agents whilst elevating the experience for property owners in an opportunity-rich market.”
Following the completion of the transaction, Jared Zak, Principal Solicitor and Founder of Dott & Crossitt, steps into a new role as Managing Director of Conveyancing within LocalAgentFinder, spearheading the group’s expanded conveyancing practice.
Emphasising the synergy of this new partnership, Zak stated, “Joining the dynamic LocalAgentFinder team represents a pivotal moment for both organisations. It not only elevates Dott & Crossitt’s position in the conveyancing industry but also heralds a significant step towards integrating digital innovations in our services. This collaboration enhances our commitment to delivering premier property law and conveyancing services, blending the traditional with the digital.”
Zak added, “With LocalAgentFinder’s leadership in the digital real estate space and our combined record of over 3,700 successful transactions for CY23, we are uniquely positioned to navigate the evolving landscape of real estate services. This approach reflects a strategic vision for long-term growth, underscoring the combined forces of LocalAgentFinder and Dott & Crossitt in setting new benchmarks in the real estate and conveyancing sector.”
Real estate agents affiliated with LocalAgentFinder stand to gain substantially from these enhanced services. They will not only strengthen their competitive edge but also gain access to advanced tools that streamline operations and improve the property owner experience. This initiative is expected to add tangible value to both agents and agencies, supporting more efficient transactions, fostering stronger property owner relationships and enabling their continued growth.
“We are actively moving into an exciting future,” Stevens said. “The acquisition of Dott & Crossitt is a clear demonstration of LocalAgentFinder’s dedication to growth, innovation, and our commitment to crafting solutions that make the selling journey smoother for everyone involved. Together, we are not merely transforming property transactions; we are taking a significant step in our focused pursuit of delivering unparalleled value to both property owners and real estate agents.”