Pandemic DIY Projects that didn't always turn out for the best!

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Pandemic Projects that don't always turn out for the best!

With many homeowners staying in during the pandemic there has been lots of do-it yourself projects going on all the time. Many people are taking the time to rethink how they use their home & for the most part things have turned out well in this survey. If not, there is always the 'do-over'.

If you have any questions about which projects will increase your homes value or should you do 'this' or 'that', give me a call for advice & discussion. 


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  Lyn Sims    Schaumburg IL Area    Northwest Chicago Suburbs  ●  (847)962-7104

Comments (14)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We know our limitations, we can paint, tile, landscape, sprinkling systems, however we prefer to hire a professional...  A

May 13, 2021 01:26 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

What most homeowners can do is clean and paint, after that it's best to hire the right people that know how to do it quickly and right.

May 13, 2021 06:43 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I have been involved in a few do-it-yourself home upgrade projects in the past. I would much rather hire someone.

May 14, 2021 05:26 AM
Lyn Sims

Especially when you've just completed your new house.

May 14, 2021 05:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Lyn Sims good morning, Lyn... and a perfect illustration as to why I am not a DIY person! 

May 14, 2021 05:46 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Lyn- my husband is very handy around the home but he does know his limitations. And if not limitations, he knows when calling in the professionals means it will be completed a lot faster. 

May 15, 2021 06:34 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Always get a professional, otherwise it can cost big time! Ask my husband Lyn...LOL!

Jun 02, 2021 01:24 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

For me it's all about the trying and being willing to fail and Aletting more ideas come of it

Jun 25, 2021 09:22 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Lyn.

Take care, be safe and enjoy the holiday weekend.

Jul 03, 2021 06:28 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Lyn, in early spring I was showing homes to a first-time buyer couple, and we saw MANY DIY projects that should have been done by contractors.  AND, those were the homes that said in MLS - strictly sold AS IS.  Buyer beware! 

Aug 10, 2021 03:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Lyn Sims - I'm so glad I saw this blog post today. I went to the Hardware store this morning and realized my limitations. Because of you, I feel confident about what I need to do. I realized it's not about trying to save money, it's about doing the right thing because mistakes are costly. Plus, there are safety issues I have to consider too. Thank you, Lynn. 

Sep 28, 2021 08:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Oh, yeh, DIY projects are still very popular indeed. Stores like home depot and similar did very well during pandmania years. 

Nov 11, 2021 08:48 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current posts. I hope all is going well for you.

Have a productive 2022!

Jan 26, 2022 07:51 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Updates to heating and roofing may be low on the list but in my rural market where it snows, those features score higher up Lyn Sims . Every real estate market behaves so so differently right? Happy Birthday!

Jul 15, 2022 03:17 AM