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LocalAgentFinder announces strategic acquisition

By Juliet Helmke
08 February 2024 | 10 minute read
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Making a substantial investment into the conveyancing space, the deal will help the digital portal grow into two of the country’s biggest markets.

LocalAgentFinder, which up until now has offered conveyancing services in Victoria, has acquired property law firm Dott & Crossitt to expand its conveyancing business into NSW and Queensland.

Jared Zak, principal solicitor and founder of Dott & Crossitt, will join the company as managing director of conveyancing and be in charge of spearheading the group’s expanded practice.

In welcoming the firm to the fold, Richard Stevens, CEO of LocalAgentFinder, spoke of the company’s aim to form something of a one-stop-shop for Australians’ real estate needs.

“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,” Mr Stevens said.

He described the addition as a fundamental component of the firm’s “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,” Mr Stevens added.

Mr Zak, too, expressed his excitement in what the future holds under this expanded company.

“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,” he said.

“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,” he added.

The duo shared their commitment to growing the firm in a way that made it easier for consumers to navigate property transactions.

Mr Stevens added: “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.”

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Juliet Helmke

Based in Sydney, Juliet Helmke has a broad range of reporting and editorial experience across the areas of business, technology, entertainment and the arts. She was formerly Senior Editor at The New York Observer.

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