FYI to Those Who DIY!

FYI to Those Who DIY!

Whether you live in a big house or a tiny condo (or a small house or a huge condo), there will be times when you think, “I don’t need a professional to fix that for me! After all, how hard could it be to do it myself?” Just a heads-up … your do-it-yourself project just could end up costing more to undo and redo than it would have cost to get done properly the first time!

While many people can take care of painting a room, unclogging a toilet or even installing a light switch (after making sure the circuit is shut down), when it comes to the big stuff, it’s time to call in the professionals.

Depending on the project, some electrical work requires a permit to perform anyway. There’s always the threat of electrical fires or electrocution with these projects so unless you’re a licensed, experienced electrician, put down the pliers and pick up the phone instead.

The destructive power of water is never so evident as when there’s a leak. While you may think you have a plumbing issue under control, a licensed plumber will know how to fix an existing problem without setting off another one.

Structural renovations — tearing down a wall for example — involve more than just the wall itself. In addition to running the risk that it’s a supporting wall, you simply may not know what to do with any electrical or plumbing “surprises” behind the wall.

It’s important to recognize that even if you’re OK with your “handyman’s special” repair job, it may come back to haunt you when you decide to sell your place, and a home inspector points out issues that you may have to have professionally repaired at that time anyway. Call #TheMashTeam and use our resources for home maintenance.

Corinne Mash

Being a full-time working Mother of 2 lovely little girls, I really get the value in multi tasking. And that is exactly what comes into play in most real estate transactions. Being able to keep all of the moving parts in order, to ensure that my clients are comfortable, calm and happy with the outcome. I have striven to build my business on the basic and time proven principles of truth, integrity and the highest possible level of professionalism. Those foundations are what drive me and my business. I am a Member of the Durham Region Association of Realtors - DRAR Member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario- RECO Member of the Canadian Real Estate Association - CREA Member of the Ontario Real Estate Association - OREA Member of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario – ILCO. As a Law Clerk, I have a strong foundation of legal concepts and applications relevant to residential real estate including: land division in Ontario, the many faceted land registration system, surveys, title insurance, ownership, the agreement of purchase and sale, the numerous applicable statutes, purchasing, selling, and closing the transaction. I am Smart Certified and have kept up to date on all the latest advancements in the Smart Housing sector. I love working with first time buyers or clients with families. I have high regard for attention to detail, because, ultimately, that will guide a smooth transaction and make the experience a pleasant one for my clients. If they are happy, then I certainly am too. On a personal side, I am involved in numerous Charitable Foundations. I have always felt strongly about giving back to the community and love paying it forward. At CB RMR I am on the Community Committee that is charged with creating fun outings for our large client base. That’s just one more way of giving back to both the community and our clients.