What is a survey? is a great question to ask before entering into a real estate transaction. 

Find out more about surveying here. 

Why buy the survey during a real estate transaction.  If you’re a seller and its a buyer’s market I would have it in order to make it easy for the buyer. 

If you’re a buyer, have your agent ask the seller for an old one in the due diligence documents. Then see how old it is.  Has the landscape changed, the neighborhood developed? 

With information as with advertising, more is more so its desirable.  

Certainly, if its a seller’s market and you think the legal description is clear then not requiring a survey could make your offer attractive to the seller. 

National Surveyors week in March draws attention to the field.