Do you value your time? Most people don’t. I have heard many times the story of people renovating their own investment property.
Did it take longer than if a professional had done it?
Yes, so that means it was more expensive due to no rent coming in, your own income is in jeopardy unless you’re doing the work after hours. If you are, then personal and family time is being affected.
There always is a cost. In my view, to employ the professional at a fair price wins every time.
Successful people leverage other people’s time to the best advantage.