The ability to be handy and perform some maintenance around the house can have its advantages—especially when it comes to saving money. But there is a fine line between what a homeowner can do and where someone more experienced is needed.
Over the years, I have seen homeowners take on projects that have resulted in needing to hire a professional to repair their work. That often ends up costing more than having a professional do the work in the first place. On top of that, the finished product may be affected by how the work was originally started.
When working with an avid DIYer, it's important to know how to sell your services without belittling their abilities. Below are five things to keep in mind.
The DIYer may want to do some of the work, and that is fine. Painting the walls you built or planting flowers in their new landscaping can make them feel like they are part of the construction and help them take pride in the project. With good people skills, you can determine the right balance, resulting in a win-win situation for all.