If you’re preparing to sell your home, you’ve probably got a few projects to wrap up before listing. When chipping away at your list, know your limits. There’s nothing more frustrating to a seller than spending time & money to repair or improve something, only for a buyer to say, “But you shouldn’t have!”
Here are 5 projects that inexperienced homeowners tend to DIY, but are best left to the pros.
Refinishing the deck. It seems nearly impossible for a homeowner to pull this off successfully. So many times the finish ends up warping, peeling or wearing off very quickly.
Tiling. It takes practice and every little mistake shows.
Trim & carpentry. Poor carpentry work can make a home feel shoddy.
Refinishing floors. Wood floors can only be sanded a few times before they need to be replaced, so fixing an “oops” could cost a whole lot more if the floors have been refinished multiple times.
Drywall. Poor taping, sanding, mudding, nail pops- these imperfections often stand out.
2 easy DIYS are patching & painting. But be careful- rushed jobs show. If you’re going to do it, take your time.
When patching, use the appropriate materials. Don’t forget to sand & texturize.