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A "Benchmark" in real estate is a fixed reference point that's used to measure the elevation or location of a piece of land. It helps surveyors and other professionals know where a property is and how high it is above sea level.
For example, imagine there's a small metal disk on a rock near your house. It has a specific elevation above sea level, let's say 100 feet. Surveyors can use this benchmark to measure the elevation of nearby land and make sure everything is accurate.
"Wit & Whimsy with the Dumb Ox: Unlocking Knowledge with Rhyme:"
A Benchmark, you see, is a point we can measure,
To find a land's height, it's a surveyor's treasure.
A metal disk on a rock, sitting quite still,
Marking a spot, atop a small hill.
With elevation known, at 100 feet high,
We measure nearby land, reaching for the sky.
A Benchmark helps us find where we stand,
In this vast, wonderful, and magical land.