At MoonDancer Realty, we are always open to new information about things that afford our clients a higher level of security with their biggest investment, their real estate holdings. That's why when I received a message through LinkedIn from James Watkins, PLS - the owner of Alliance Land Surveying right here in Dillsboro, NC about a collaborative effort between the NC Society of Surveyors (NCSS) and the NC Real Estate Commission (NCREC) to include a higher level of Land Surveying as part of our 2013-2014 required information, I was very excited. As a result of his LinkedIn message, I asked for a meeting with him at MoonDancer Realty so our agents could get a jump on what's in store for us.
We're grateful to Jamie for taking the time away from his busy surveying practice and duties as the President of the NCSS-Nantahala Chapter to review the NCSS new brochure "Protecting Your Biggest Investment" available as a handout to our clients. There's nothing worse in my opinion than not having an understanding of the brochures and documents real estate agents share with their buyers and sellers.
According to Jamie, the inclusion of the Land Surveying module in our required 2013-2014 continuing education will give us as agents a better working knowledge about the protections a "new" survey would provide. Also, the longer I'm in real estate the more I've come to know that there are all types of surveys and am looking forward to hearing about the differences. This information will also clarify the list of exceptions given in the Title Insurance policies and how a new real estate buyer can gain new protection simply by obtaining a new survey on the property they are purchasing.
There was already no question in my mind that Jamie Watkins is a fine surveyor but the fact that he would make the effort to talk with us one on one about the importance of new surveys and how they can positively impact our clients' real estate transactions makes it very easy to have his company, Alliance Land Surveying occupy a prominent spot on our "Preferred Service Providers" list that MoonDancer Realty makes available to our clients.
If anyone in Jackson County or other parts of Western North Carolina desires or requires a new survey or has questions about updating a survey, do not hesitate to call Jamie Watkins, owner of Alliance Land Surveying here in Dillsboro, NC. Their phone number is 828-586-5256.