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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Call a surveyor and ask to tag along with him/her for a day

Oct 25, 2016 10:30 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I don't think you are going to get many answers of value here

Oct 25, 2016 01:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Why not ask a surveyor?

Oct 25, 2016 11:39 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

At least this is a question I have yet to see in this section.  

Study hard.  Take lots of practice tests.  Good luck with your license examination.   

Oct 25, 2016 11:05 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Kimberly Taylor Real estate agents don't survey properties other than maybe a visual inspection of the location of the property lines.

Oct 25, 2016 10:52 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Most of us have no idea!  Not too many surveyors on ActiveRain!

Oct 25, 2016 01:08 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386 nailed this one!

Oct 26, 2016 12:58 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I'm not 100% sure; however, I would guess it is a lot of walking and digging for boundary stakes.

Oct 26, 2016 12:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Ask a surveyor. I have no clue!

Oct 25, 2016 11:39 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Surveyors have a schedule like everyone else, and they get backed up just like appraisers. They don't care if the job is for a real estate transaction.

Oct 25, 2016 09:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Ask the person you use.

Oct 25, 2016 09:39 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I have only a modest clue, having had a couple of surveyors in for a client. I don't envy them their job, and it's not just out in the field walking around determining boundaries. And then you start getting into marking the boundaries, the elevations, fences, easements, etc. No wonder it costs what it does

Oct 25, 2016 01:18 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I don't know...there is a huge difference between an agent and a surveyor. Good luck finding one here...I don't think I have ever seen one on this site.


Oct 25, 2016 01:13 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I would say it is just a normal day so far

Oct 25, 2016 12:57 PM
Toronto, ON

I have not seen any surveyors on this forum to ask this question.

Oct 26, 2016 09:56 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have no idea.... but I've seen many on the roadside avoiding traffic!!

Oct 26, 2016 12:28 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I don't know of any surveyors on this site.  Perhaps you could find one in your area and ask to interview them.  

Oct 25, 2016 11:54 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

You have this wheel on a long pole that measures distance, notebook, field glasses and a general awareness of your surroundings and assignment. Everyone asks you what you are doing too

Oct 25, 2016 11:46 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

No idea.

Oct 25, 2016 09:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kimberly Taylor - why should it be any different than a regular 9-5? If you were Real Estate agent, that day would look like total Zigzag!

Oct 25, 2016 04:17 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

My father is a retired architect, and has told me a few stories over the years. If you survey in urban areas, not a big deal.  But in the bush you contend with poison ivy, oak & sumac, the odd bear (maybe) and sometimes marshes.  My dad went out once with an old hand surveyor on a job for a summer camp in British Columbia. The trees gave way to blackberry brambles full of thorns.  They were so thick, they formed a network and had grown five feet high.  The man walked up to it, onto it and kept going!  Their thorns make the canes impossible to separate and they easily hold up the weight of a full-grown man.

Oct 25, 2016 01:48 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Your teacher is messed up for years. There is a land surveyor who brings his instrument and stake flags on the boudary.  These days it is high tech satellite wireless to get to the right meridian and longitude angles, minutes, and seconds.

My last involvement I requested a mapping of 13++ acreas and surveyor came back stating the buyer owns another parcel on the opposite side of a main road that the seller did not know about. That was like 4000+ additional ft gain.

Oct 25, 2016 01:29 PM