Do It Yourself

Well, that’s somewhat of a personal question to ask – isn’t it? But, we are all a close family here at BiggerPockets after all, so what the heck… Do you do it yourself?

Look at this Guy –>

The tee-shirt, the over-alls, the heavy-duty construction boots; the only thing missing is the checkered flannel shirt. This guy is definitely rugged and sturdy. You can almost smell the strong, stubborn, I can do this Irish flavor radiating from the page.

Now – you know this dude does it all himself. Can you see him with a hammer or a reciprocating saw in his hands? I can! I bet he spent two whole days last week laying carpet in one of his rentals. In fact, if you ask him he’ll tell you that he got it done in one day… Kinda sexy actually if you are into that kind of thing.

But, Then There’s This Guy:

Fine suit, nice shirt, a tie, dark hair, dark skin, dark eyes – the refined European type, wouldn’t you say? If you guessed that this guy wouldn’t know the working end of a hammer – you’d be wrong, but not by much. For the most part, the few things those hands are accustomed to handling are his kids, his violin, and his cell phone. While he also owns rentals, I would not be lying to you if I said that the last time he touched a piece of construction equipment was about 4 years ago; trust me – I was there!

Necessity and Practicality

I don’t mind telling you that this guy actually loves wood-working – he told me so. As a child, in Russia, he used to slip out of the house when his parents …read more