Websites such these paint an inaccurate picture of the cost of a land survey, and lead the customer to having unrealistic expectations when they call Godfrey-Hoffman Associates or any other reputable surveying firm for a proposal. When websites claim that the average cost of a survey is $786, or that a typical price range is $400-500, some consumers may not stop to think about where these sites got these numbers, or more importantly what quality of survey work would carry this price tag. As covered in a previous article, the lowest price is not necessarily the best investment for a consumer who needs a land survey. Price is sometimes a priority, but it is also important for a customer to consider responsiveness, prompt service, proper licensing and proper insurance, and consistent communication, especially for a more complex project. Ultimately, a professional land surveying company is the best resource for this information. Consumers are free to shop around and consult several different sources, but only qualified professionals will be able to give them a realistic price proposal. Unlike what one might find online, a professional proposal is not simply an educated guess on what a job will cost. Professional land surveyors take into careful consideration the size of the job, time constraints, engineering needs, client need and other factors when putting together a proposal.
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