Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Surveying Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with a Surveyor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Surveyor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Surveyor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Surveying Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Surveyor - FAQ

Q How do I get good Surveying Service work at a fair price?

A Find a Surveyor that (i) has recently provided good work to someone you trust and (ii) passes a background services screening test. Compile a COMPLETE, detailed list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have the Surveyor prepare a "not to exceed" estimate. Agree on the final price, sign a complete written agreement (see below) before any work begins.

Q What should I expect to pay for Surveying Service?

A Most Surveying Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Surveyor ranges from $59 to $89 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Surveyor.

Q Do I need to use a licensed Surveyor for my job?

A You should use a licensed Surveyor for any work that exceeds $500. To check a Surveyor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to check license status and history by the name of the business or individual.

Q Should I use an insured Surveyor for my project?

A Your Surveyor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Surveyor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.

Q Does my Surveyor need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Surveying Service.

Surveyor - Common Projects

A Surveyor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Surveying Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:


Surveyor - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Surveyor

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Surveyor? If so, it is important to find a Surveyor matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.

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