General Home Repair Mistakes That Will Cost You Money

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Home repairs seem daunting at first, but there is nothing stopping you from saving up for a rainy day and tackling them on your own. In this article, you will see a list of potential home repairs that laymen can do on their own, along with the mistakes to avoid.



  1. Not having a professional inspect your home before making repairs. 

A lot of damage can be hidden and unless you know what you're looking for, you could end up making expensive mistakes.


  1. Not properly preparing for a home repair project. 

This can include failing to properly measure a space, not having the right tools on hand, or not allowing enough time to complete the project. Proper preparation can save you time and money in the long run.


  1. Attempting to do complex repairs without the proper knowledge or tools. 

This can often lead to more damage and an overall costlier repair bill.


  1. Hiring an unlicensed or inexperienced contractor.

Hiring an unlicensed contractor may seem like a way to save money, but it could actually cost you more in the long run. Unlicensed contractors often don't have the proper insurance, which means that if they make a mistake, you could be on the hook for damages. 


  1. Not doing your research before starting a project.

This can result in not having the necessary supplies on hand or not knowing how to properly complete a repair, both of which will end up costing you time and money.


  1. Not Getting Multiple Estimates 

When it comes to home repair, getting multiple estimates is always a good idea. Even if you have a contractor that you trust, it's always worthwhile to get at least two or three other estimates. This will help ensure that you're getting the best possible price for the repairs.


  1. Choosing to go with the cheapest option instead of the best value.

 When it comes to home repairs, it is important to consider both the upfront cost and the long-term costs. opting for cheap materials or hiring inexperienced workers can end up costing you more in the long run.


These are just a few of the unexpected home repair costs that can really add up. By being prepared and doing your research, you can avoid these costly mistakes and keep your home in good shape for years.

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Comments (4)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Tamra. The cheapest option in lieu of the best value is actually more expensive when it comes back to haunt you. Enjoy your day.

Sep 30, 2022 05:19 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks for reading, Wayne. Happy Friday!

Sep 30, 2022 12:41 PM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Sep 30, 2022 06:13 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks for your time, Joe. Happy Friday!

Sep 30, 2022 12:42 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Oct 03, 2022 02:50 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks for your time, Richard. Happy Monday!

Oct 03, 2022 03:40 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Tamra, these check points are all critical issues to avoid, and yes they have the possibility of costing more than the project itself if ignored.  Make it a great week ahead.  M

Oct 03, 2022 09:49 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Thanks for reading, Mark. Happy Monday!

Oct 03, 2022 03:41 PM