Buying Land

Land Surveys Do More Than Mark Property Corners

To a rural land buyer, a land survey may seem costly, tedious and unnecessary. While there are times when a buyer doesn’t need a survey, sometimes they are necessary and can prove to be money well spent in order to save confusion or maybe even legal troubles later.

A survey is a map of real property that shows where the property is located on the earth, the boundary lines of the property, the improvements on the land and access to the property. The type of survey you get will depend on the reason you need a land survey. Whether you need to locate your boundary lines or split parcels of land, professional surveyors will cover your particular real estate needs.

Buying rural land is a significant investment, and a land survey can help you make sure that you are using your money wisely. Before you buy, you should be aware of any boundary discrepancies that could affect the value of your property.

You may also want to consider having a land survey done if you are planning to sell your property. It is especially important when dealing with a property where road access is questionable.

In this video, Pat Porter, broker at RecLand Realty, discusses a 162 +/- acre premium recreational property in Louisiana that he bought to resell. Pat explains why, without a survey, he will have a tough time selling it the way he needs to sell it.

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About the author

Pat Porter

Pat is the owner / broker for RecLand Realty. RecLand specializes in selling hunting land, timberland, farms, & ranches in LA, AR, MS, TX, IA, & MO. See their company website at RecLand.net.

Pat, his wife, and three boys are land owners and enjoy hunting, shooting, and an outdoor lifestyle. They live in northeast Louisiana and are usually in the woods somewhere several times a week.

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