Several days a go I received a call from an out of town seller who wanted me to list some country property for them. This is great except for one thing, I can't sell the land if I can't find it and the lots are unmarked.
Thsre are two 2 acre lots which have been carved out of a 100 acre mostly wooded parcel. I have a general ideal where the parcels are, but there are not any corner markers to be found. There is no way to tell the boundaries of the two lots and without knowing the lot lines there is no way that I can show it to buyers.
When the seller is local, they often have a good idea of how their land lays and we can find the corner posts. When you go out to the property by yourself without a landowner and no natural boundaries to navigate by it can often be very difficult if not impossible to locate the corner markers. Often Surveyers use short corner posts which over time can be burried in leaves. In this case we may need to have the origional surveyor come back out to the land and flag the lot lines.
When you have your land surveyed, make sure to keep a copy of the survey in a place where you can find it. The survey will be helpful when you are trying to sell your property. The buyer may be able to use that survey and proceeding will move that much faster. Remember plats are recorded, surveys are not.
So if you want to find a buyer for your land, that buyer needs to be able to accurately walk the land.