Lessons Learned as a Professional

10 LESSONS LEARNED

Since today is 10/10/2020, I decided to pen down 10 lessons I have learned so far as a Surveyor and Professional. 1) Relationships matter – a lot. And If you don’t stay in touch with people, they may not remember you when they need your services2) Always try to put the client’s interest ahead of your own.3) Do all you can to satisfy a SERIOUS…

Survey Plan

AVOID BACKDATED SURVEY PLANS

Recently, I have been getting enquires about backdated survey plans and I don’t understand why. People call to find out about the cost of survey and after I tell them the cost, the next question is, “how much for the backdated one?”. If you are negotiating with a surveyor and he says there are two types of survey; current survey and backdated survey please hang…

Site work at Ikate, Lekki

THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE IN REAL ESTATE TRANSACTIONS

One of the most important qualities needed for progress/success in real estate business is patience. Without it, success is almost impossible and constant frustration is inevitable. Some transactions take years to conclude and some a few months and others a few days.  What is important is you are sure the client is SERIOUS and you don’t lose faith during the waiting period. Recently, one of…

Site work at Ibeju-Lekki

Your Lawyer is not a Registered Surveyor

Over the years, I have observed something in the real estate industry. A lot of clients believe that their lawyer knows everything about property acquisition. This is not right. The fact that your friend is a lawyer does not mean that he is a real estate lawyer. Not all lawyers are skilled in real estate matters. Lawyers have specialties. Your friend can be an intellectual…

TIPS ON CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL LAND SURVEYOR IN NIGERIA

A Professional Land Surveyor renders a highly technical service in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, codes and court decisions set forth by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). Because of the special skills and complexities involved in surveying land, the government of Nigeria via its various agencies limits the practice to only those surveyors duly registered by the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON). In order…

2019 NIS AGM AWKA

We were present at the just concluded 2019 Nigeria Institution of Surveyors Annual General Meeting held at Amazon Event Center, Awka, Anambra State. The AGM lasted for one week (June 17th – 21st) and Surveyors from all over the country were in attendance. Important issues affecting the survey profession were deliberated on, technical papers were presented, new instruments were exhibited and there was plenty of…

Benefits of Buying Land Free from Government Acquisition in Lagos

In most places in Lagos state, lands that are FREE from government acquisition are more expensive that those that fall within government acquisition. This is because lands free from government acquisition have several benefits. They include: You can do a registered survey plan of the land. With the registered survey plan, you can process title documents such as Certificate of Occupancy (C of O), Governors…

Benefits of Using Drones in Construction

There are many construction sites in Lagos that can benefit from the use of drones to capture images of the site and the progress of the construction work. Some benefits of drone images: 1) Drone images help during construction planning. They give a wider view and better perspective of the construction environment which can really help in boosting efficiency in logistics during construction 2) Drone…