Posted By john hogan on 8/27/2008 at 7:50 AM

 Met with a potential client yesterday regarding a 250ac. tract he is buying by carving it out of a 1200 ac. tract.

We went over a few things, drove what we could, and talked quite a bit about what should be done to provide a survey of the tract. Not a terribly bad site. A lot of road frontage, timber recently thinned, and a two path road along one of the lines which is clearly marked.

He finally asked what he could expect as fee. I offered in my mind, a very resonable estimate. His jaw dropped.

He then informed me that he could just get his forester to measure the tract with his GPS and then have his attorney use those measurements for the deed.

I tried to explain to him why he needed a survey, but to no avail.

"I'm already spending 3/4 of a million for this land, I don't think I can rationalize spending more just for a survey."