When we see those lifestyle programmes on tv, where we follow the story of folk buying their home in an auction, there are always amusing little anecdotes and tales of woe to be enjoyed by those of us not actually parting with any hard earned cash. The ones who inspire me most however are the professional property dealers. They know their market and when they are getting something ready for the rental side, they know exactly how much needs replacing and how to stem any indulgent spending.
Nine times out of ten you hear them say to the host of the show, oh we have our own gang of tradespeople. They know from exerience that to get a property really up to scratch in the shortes time and at the least cost, getting a professional company will save money in the long run. Amateurs rarely save the money they plan.