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Increasingly we see a disconnect between the public and Land Surveyors. Here is a prime example of the symptoms of this sickness in our industry.

 

 

It has become so bad that Land Surveyors are now faced with a situation where they must educate even Real Estate professionals about what a Land Survey is and the benefits of having a Land Survey performed.

 

It seems the focus has become boosting the profits as much as possible for the Title Insurance Firms, Lenders and Realtors. They have been allowed to contribute to the complete meltdown of the Real Estate Industry through their powerful lobbies and self imposed rules (or should I say elimination of any rules). The general public is completely ignorant of this because they are not Real Estate professionals and rarely have any experience in a Real Estate transaction. Problems remain dormant for many years before they explode into an often expensive and contentious climax.

 

The news is rife with story after story these days of schemes to game the system by Realtors, Lenders and Title Insurance firms, all to the detriment of the public at large. Land Surveyors are few and are often unheard when it comes the politics of Real Estate transactions because they are drowned out by their powerful cousins, Realtors, Lenders and Title Insurance Firms. We as Land Surveyors must learn to educate the public and others in the Real Estate Industry about the benefits of a Land Survey or we will face extinction.

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  • GEO Ambassador
    attached is the audio podcast version of this post...
    • Land Surveyor
      Wow, Justin that is super neat.
      • GEO Ambassador
        pretty soon all of the content on the network will be also available by podcast, so surveyors can download the latest updates to an ipod or iphone and listen in the field....ive been doing these to run some tests and start working with the various voices and translation options.....glad you like it...more to come!
  • hi,it is very true on this side of the globe: land deals earn a lot of money to the Dealers @Wheelers.

    In Israel Land Surveyors outnumbered by the Real Estate operators,[email protected] by 100:1

    And the public....a herd of sheep

  • GEO Ambassador
    very true....in fact, as a real estate ninja in NYC for past 10 years, I have found it to be a hot topic of exploration and education.  Here is a guest post I wrote for the SC Property Pros of Charleston on their construction blog.   I've gone down this road several times, but its true...there is a definite disconnect between surveying and the public's understanding of its importance...nice post!
    Construction Begins with A Land Survey
    Before the breaking of the ground...before the first nail is driven and even before actual plans for a building can be finalized, there's al...
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