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Tips for Having Property Surveying Done Before Putting Your Land Up for Sale

If you have a piece of land that you want to put up for sale, you could be doing various things to get ready. You may need to have a property survey done before you put your land up for sale, and you may want to follow the tips below when doing so.

Understand Why You Should Have a Survey Done

You might not think it's necessary for you to have a survey done before putting a piece of land up for sale. You might be able to list and sell your land without having a survey done yourself, but you might find that going ahead and having it done now will be beneficial for the following reasons:

  • Provide more information for potential buyers, which can help them feel more confident in their land purchase.
  • Speed up the process of selling your land; after all, if you don't have a land survey done now, the buyer may request to have one done before they put in an offer, or their loan company might require it to be done before they sign off on the loan.

Start Making Arrangements Now

Many of the best land surveying professionals have busy schedules since their services are in high demand. Because of this, you will probably want to start making arrangements now to have the land survey done if you know you want to list your land on the real estate market sometime soon.

Choose the Right Type of Survey

Next, you should make sure that you choose the right type of property survey, depending on the type of property that you own and what you might anticipate the next owner to do with the land. If it's vacant land that someone will probably build on, then you may want to have a boundary survey and a construction survey done, for example. If it's a piece of land that already has a home and other things built on it, then a simple boundary survey might be sufficient.

Keep the Paperwork

Of course, after you have a property survey done on the property that you are going to be putting up for sale, you should make sure that you hold on to the paperwork that you get from the land surveyor. After all, the next owner of the land will probably find this documentation to be useful. You can also have a copy made for your own records if you want.