Wanna know a secret about me?

I used to be a general contractor. Yep -- for about two weeks.

I was building up my rental portfolio and figured, "Hey...as long as I'm doing all this work on my own rentals, I might as well do it for other people, too."

Thus "Open Door Maintenance" was born. And within a few weeks ...died.

You see, I quickly learned that "being handy" and "being good at running a contracting business" were two TOTALLY different things.

I was not a good contractor.

I realized you don't need to be a general contractor to do most work around your home or at your investment properties, and you don't need to be super handy either. You just need to know how to do a few simple tasks. This is why I was excited when Bill from over at 1st-Inplace Home Inspections sent me this infographic. It's excellent and shares some really great projects that any real estate investor could handle, as well as some safety tips for doing them yourself.

Related5 DIY Investment Property Maintenance Tasks Every Investor Should Know

Enjoy it, and let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! And of course, don't forget to tweet or share this post on your Facebook!

DIY home projects to save you money!

Diy home projects

 Special thanks to Bill from 1st in Place Home Inspections for this infographic!

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