Hiring a land surveyor is sometimes a requirement, and sometimes just a good idea. If you are purchasing real estate, especially vacant land, having a land survey completed is the best way to be sure you are making a good investment. A surveyor can determine where exactly you can build on your land, so that you can avoid encroaching onto your neighbor’s property among other potential issues. If you’ve never used one before, you may be wondering how do you find a good land surveyor in your area? Below are some tips and ideas:
Ask for Recommendations.
Ask people that you know, including your real estate agent or title agency who they would recommend. These professionals often need to interact with land surveyors, so they may be able to refer you to a reliable local company.
Because of the skill and complexity involved with land surveying, laws and regulations dictate that this practice can only be done by licensed surveyors. Therefore, you should make sure you are using a licensed land surveyor. All firms and individuals conducting land survey work in Wyoming must be registered with the state board of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors, and licenses can be searched and verified at the state website: https://online.wypepls.org/#/verifylicense
Ask About Project Experience.
Give your surveyor a call and ask if they have worked on a project similar to yours. Ask about the expected cost and timeline for your project. In order to get a detailed cost estimate, you should be prepared to provide details such as location, size of the land, and the type of survey that you will need.
Consider the Value.
Most people will be mostly concerned about cost, which is understandable. However, it is important to choose a surveyor that provides experience, reputation, and reliable service. Keep in mind that the cost of a land survey may be only a fraction of your entire real estate transaction, so you shouldn’t skimp on cost. In fact, getting a proper survey done may save you money, time, and headaches in the long run.
Make sure you find a reputable land surveyor whose skill and judgment you can trust. Land Surveying Incorporated has been in business since 1991 and has built our reputation by providing professional, accurate, and reliable services across northeastern Wyoming and beyond. Our staff includes multiple licensed Professional Land Surveyors, along with fully trained survey crews who will complete your project accurately and efficiently.
Jessica Maycock, GIS Technician. As a GIS technician with Land Surveying Incorporated since 2017, Jessica is responsible for preparing a variety of map deliverables and managing office-wide data through ArcGIS and AutoCAD software. She processes raw survey data and loads it into client-designed geodatabases to meet company data standards. Jessica holds a Master’s Degree in Biology (2006) and has 12 years of previous experience as a wildlife biologist and office manager providing biological consulting services to energy clients in Wyoming.
There really is a surprising amount of factors to consider when choosing a land surveyor. I particularly like that one of the big ones the article brings up is experience. After all, you want the land surveyor you hire to have plenty of experience when it comes to measuring out your property.
I agree, when choosing a land surveyor you will need to check their qualifications. After all, a land surveyor needs a lot of skill and experience. If they have the right qualifications then they probably have the training to get that skill and experience.
Thanks for mentioning how a land surveyor should have a lot of experience. I also like how you said that they should be licensed professional as well. My uncle is looking into land field surveying for a new house.
You’ve got some great tips for choosing a land surveyor. I like how you said that we should ask our real estate agent for recommendations. We’re hoping to get our property surveyed, so I’ll be sure to start asking the professionals we know.
My father wants to buy some rural land, so he may need a land surveyor. I like how you mentioned that he should make sure the surveyor he hires is licensed. Thanks for the wonderful tip for hiring a land surveyor.
Thank you for explaining that you should be ready to share the details such as location, size of land, and the type of survey that you need. My friend just bought some land that she hopes to use for her business, but she wants to make sure that the land is good before she starts building. I’ll be sure to mention this to her so that she can be ready when she starts talking to a few people in the area.