Whether it’s a mortgage survey, a boundary survey, a topographical survey or something else, you should be aware of different types of surveying when you own property or are thinking about buying. But when the time comes to have a survey performed, where do you start? Here’s how to find a quality surveyor in Texas for any land assessment survey you may need:
Whether asking for referrals in person or posting on your social media pages, talking with friends and family is a great place to begin your hunt for professional surveying services. But when you are in need of a land surveyor, it means you need the service now—inquire only with individuals who will be quick to give answers, and whose options you value the most. Don’t be shy to ask questions like: What services did you get? How much did it cost you? Did they do a good job? Would you recommend them?
Use the Internet
Aside from your personal social media sites and people you know, you may consider taking to the Internet in search of customer reviews on local surveying firms. Also, you can use message boards on community social media pages and neighborhood websites dedicated to your immediate area. Once you come up with a short list of surveying companies or contractors, check the Better Business Bureau’s online information center for ratings and to see where your potential surveyor stands with the BBB.
Look up their business website
Although a high quality surveyor in Texas is more likely to be found through word of mouth than from advertisements, you still need to go to their company website and read it. In doing so, you can get a pretty good idea of the services they offer as well as the opportunity to learn more about them before you decide to call or correspond via email.
Start by reading the business’s About Us page—and make sure a surveyor is licensed and insured in the event there are errors in the survey—then click on their Reviews page. From what clients liked to what can be improved, reviews from former and current clients is one of the quickest ways to assess customer satisfaction.
Additionally, if you’re worried about cost, some surveying firms list service fees, while others prefer to speak to you to get more information regarding your survey needs—which can ultimately lead to a more accurate cost estimate.
Ask your realtor
If you’ve ever purchased a home or piece of land and have stayed in touch with your realtor, then you have a great source for finding an outstanding surveyor in Texas. Your realtor has a wealth of knowledge, and should be able to answer most questions you may have about your property, even years after you closed on your home. Independent realtors tend to keep the contact information of other small business owners who can provide relevant goods and services, like land surveying, to their former clients.
When you need a professional surveyor in Texas, one who specializes in land surveying and more, look no further than D.G. Smyth & Company. We look forward to serving you!