There are a huge number of things to think about when you're about to put your house on the market, but one thing many people fail to consider is getting a land survey. Put simply, a land survey maps out a property's legal boundaries and main features. It's often done before extending or modifying a property, but it can also be smart to contact a land surveyor before selling a home.

Here are just four reasons why.

1. Highlights Any Issues

Some people dislike the idea of getting land surveys because they worry that issues might be uncovered. However, it's best to find out about those issues now since it provides you the opportunity to put them right before they have a chance to turn potential buyers away from your property. Additionally, knowing about any such issues can help you put your property on the market at the right price.

2. Gives Potential Buyers Confidence  

Buying a house is a huge decision, so providing peace of mind can help attract more potential buyers. By having a land survey done yourself, you'll be able to show them that there are no major problems. Additionally, the fact that modern land surveying equipment can provide such accurate measurements and boundaries lets people know exactly what they're getting — this is particularly important for properties that are set on a large amount of land.

3. Ensures a Smooth Sale

If you don't have a land survey conducted before selling your house, potential buyers will often do so before the sale is final. This can mean the sale you thought was going to happen is held up by unexpected delays as terms are renegotiated. The sale could even fall apart entirely. This can be a real problem when you need everything finalized before being able to move ahead with the purchase of your own new home. By getting a survey done beforehand, you can help ensure a smooth sale by providing all relevant information right away.

4. Maximises the Asking Price

It goes without saying that you'll want the highest price possible for your property, and a land survey can help make that happen. Firstly, it gives you a chance to fix any minor issues that might negatively impact the price of the property. More importantly, land surveys can show the potential for any improvements or extensions. By showing exactly what can be done with a property, you help maximize its value. You may even find that changes in areas such as road access have increased the value of your property since you bought it.

Contact land surveyors to learn more.