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DIY...only if you know how.

I am not sure if this was coming down or going up.

When I walked in I had been forewarned that they owner was remodeling.

Well,  there was certainly a mess that looked like some kind of upgrade was thought about...

Just not how to accomplish it.


The first thing  I told the seller was..."You need a PROFESSIONAL to finish this!"





Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • October 28 2018 04:40AM


Morning William.

That sir, is the understatement of the year.  So, did you figure out why that jack was there?

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) about 2 years ago

Might be a good idea to wait until the "do over" was done before showings.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 2 years ago

Good morning William. A definite reminder to complete projects before allowing showings. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 2 years ago

The problem is that the people who do not know... do not know.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) about 2 years ago

Well William, it is a picture to make you wonder what is going on with the cabinet.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) about 2 years ago


I absolutely dislike those who insist on doing it themselves.  You can always tell.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 years ago

Looks like the owner had a good start on things. Even had a sturdy book to hold that jack in place.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 2 years ago

Very good advice, William.  I have seen more than my share of marketed homes which were DIY nightmares, that would likey require a tear down to improve.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 2 years ago

As a former Master Property Manager, I can confirm a lot of property owners have lost a lot of money trying to do repairs themselves, rather than using a professional.  I told them "time is money" and the sooner we get the property in rent ready condition, the better.  But some wanted to take their time and do repairs and make readys.

Posted by Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities (President of Retirement Media Inc.) about 2 years ago

Those DIY projects sometimes need some skilled assistance.

We are lucky to have some good help with our projects.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago