Hiring Home Repair Professionals Or Amateurs
During the years I have worked in the home remodeling business, I have seen home repairs done by professionals and amateurs and most of the time there’s a big difference between the two of them.
Just the other day, I was looking at a home that was built in 1922 and the homeowner wanted an estimate for her bathroom remodel. By looking around the home, I could tell that some of the home repairs were done by amateurs and I proceeded to ask her about them.
She told me that it wasn’t a big deal and I was going to be fixing them anyway, so why should she even worry about them. I then tried to explain to her, the difference between hiring a home repair professional or amateurs to work on her home. These problems created by the inexperienced amateur home repair people, are now costing her thousands of dollars to fix by a professional.
Now I got her attention, now she was starting to listen attentively to everything that I was talking about. Now the next part of this isn’t going to make every homeowner happy, but you really do get what you pay for, most of the time.
It’s a lot easier to show some one, than it is to convince them that I’m on their side. I have their best interest in mind and I’m only trying to help them solve their problems. Most home repair professionals want you to recommend them to your friends and with that in mind, will always do a good job.
Amateur’s on the other hand, might feel the same way and would love to have referrals to expand their business, but lack the experience necessary to make good home repairs. The biggest difference between a home repair professional and an amateur is experience and price.
Some homeowners are always going to be interested in saving a few dollars and their home repairs will end up costing them more money in the future. Sometimes it’s better to pay a professional a few more dollars today than it is to pay an amateur less money, only to find yourself fixing the same repair later.
Always hire a professional with experience.