More often than not, deferred maintenance means that home repairs must be made in order to secure an offer when selling your home. When to hire a professional and when to attempt to make repairs yourself can be a dilemma.
Some home repairs make great weekend projects that with the investment of a few dollars and some elbow grease, can add up to big bucks when it comes to a sale. Whereas, other projects should be hired out to true professionals.
When considering enlisting an old friend, bartering pizza and beer to the ridiculously good looking neighbor guy, or sucking it up and hiring a true professional, consider that not only do you get what you pay for, but that there may be permits required and|or the project may entail complexities too advanced for the inexperienced. Sometimes a Jack of all trades is a master of none.