DROP THAT TOOLBOX!
DIY or OMG?
We spend a lot of time (and people spend a lot of money) fixing subpar remodeling work. You might be willing to do just about any home improvement project around your house… but before you tackle any major work, consider two things.
First, ask yourself if you can do the job right. Saving money is one thing, but are you knowledgeable enough about the task at hand to avoid major (and costly) mistakes?
Second—and perhaps more importantly—put yourself in the shoes of a potential buyer – even if you’re not likely to sell for years. You might be proud of all your home improvements, but that won’t stop the homebuyer from asking questions about the work. Fair or not, there is an inherent skepticism about homegrown handymen, no matter your talents.
Professionally done work, on the other hand, tends to have a certain “seal of approval” that assures the job was done properly. Plus, most pros guarantee their work for an extended time, which gives buyers even more confidence.
Can you get things done – or can you get things DONE RIGHT?
Just some food for thought!