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If you are doing home repairs do them right...

Doing home repairs right isn't just because it is the right thing to do..

No, there also could be a safety concern.

Not attaching the deck to the house properly.

Cleaning your own furnace without first hand training.

These are just two example of accidents I have heard of in the last month.

Both times people got hurt and it could have been worse.

DIY is great...If you know how.

Don't risk life and limb to save a few dollars.  You could be sorry later

Comment balloon 12 commentsWilliam Feela • October 20 2015 07:18PM


Not to mention many times it looks like they didn't know what they were doing. This usually doesn't pass the buyer's inspection.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago

William Feela,  There are some things that a homeowner should not try to do on his own, but should call a professional.

Posted by Sybil Campbell, REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia (Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia) over 4 years ago

William Feela do it right the first time. Yes, it could save all the above. Life, limb and probably more money.

Posted by Ted Glover, ABR in Moultrie, Georgia 229-854-5422 (Alderman Classic Realty, LLC) over 4 years ago

Yes, yes and YES!  To the point and SPOT ON content here!!

Posted by Brenda Mayette, Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how! (Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Hi William.  Being penny wise and dollar foolish with your safety is crazy.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 4 years ago

Good Morning William Feela 

I am not "handy" and most times after I have attempted a home repair I wind up calling the professional.

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) over 4 years ago

Good morning William. I couldn't agree more. Seek professional advice and service.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 4 years ago

I do everything in my power to get the buyers and sellers to agree on a dollar figure in place of repairs.

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 4 years ago

There are some things that DIY projects just don't make sense. Electrical, plumbing come to mind. It's just not worth injuring ones self or creating a safety hazard that may hurt others.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

To many people try and save a buck and pay hundreds because of it

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

That is the best tip of the day, William!  There is nothing worse than trying to sell a home that has an accumulation of shoddy DIY repairs and projects.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 4 years ago

Unless someone has been actually working in the field, being Uncle Bob just won't get it done

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 4 years ago