The value of an expert…

September 18, 2020

The value of an expert…

Stephen Casey

Posted by Stephen Casey

When we originally flicked through the wide angle lensed, colour enhanced photos in the brochure for our new home, we noted they omitted to include this room for some reason.

A source of ridicule became a thing of wonder when the plumber remarked “they don’t make‘em like that any more – three gallons of water flushed down that wee pipe will take anything away” he grinned.

He was right, and this applied to floorboards, walls, doors, and windows in the house built 85 years before our last one. Certainly, the full structural survey showed up lots of red, representing requiring attention, but no more than any survey for a property of its vintage – like everything its important to compare like with like, and ascertain what is most important to you in terms of risk and reward.

On a scale of 1 to 10 in terms of DIY skills, I would say I could push a 1, but admire the skills of joiners, plumbers, electricians, etc, who have the skills, but more so the knowledge to see what has worked well in different situations in the past, to think ahead for the consequences, and essentially taking pride in a job well done – I like to think that’s what we do in our world of financial planning, and it often pays to engage specialists.

Quality costs but its all about priorities – anyway take care all – Remember 3 gallons and its away – no need for a brush!

Stephen


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