How to Utilize YouTube for DIY Home Projects

Whether you are selling a house or recently moved into a new home, chances are there are some things you need to do to improve the look. This could be anything from painting to hanging photos to laying carpeting.

But unless you are one of those people who know their way around a set of tools, odds are you’re going to need some help to get things done right.

Sure, you can hire someone to do it, but that could be expensive, especially for small repairs and jobs that probably wouldn’t take too long if you knew what to do.

That’s where the magic of YouTube comes in. Thanks to thousands upon thousands of Do It Yourself videos, anyone can watch a video and follow along to learn how to do everything from adding wiring to the home to replacing a toilet.

Gone are the days where you had to go to the library for a book or call and ask a friend for instructions on how do to something. The DIY YouTube videos are informative, can be paused and re-watched and show step-by-step exactly what you need to do.

Some of these experts have been doing these sort of jobs for years and they will guide you through it slowly with directions you will understand. There are some videos designed for people with a little more knowhow than beginners, but many are geared towards people that have no clue what they’re doing. And by the time the video is over, they can do the job correctly.

YouTube is also good for watching people put IKEA or other furniture together, as anyone who has ever tried will tell you that the instructions often make no sense and there are pieces that always seem to be left over. The YouTube videos exist for just about every piece of furniture and again, will guide you step-by-step so you can see the work being done on your screen and follow along at your own pace.

The site has so many categories for DIY help that you’ll find yourself going on regularly looking to improve things around the house or yard. Need gardening tips? Help opening a pool? Ideas to catch mice? Videos exist that can show the homeowner exactly what they need to do.

Be wary that sometimes—especially if you need to use power tools or do complicated work involving electricity—it’s better to go with the experts. And just because there’s a video for it, doesn’t mean you should try it. Just be smart about those you choose to follow, and you’ll be shaping up your home in no time at all.

About the Author

Greg DiGiorgio is a highly reviewed Arlington MA Realtor who is a dedicated, passionate, and market-savvy professional who puts his clients’ satisfaction before all else. His attention to detail, superior people skills, broad knowledge of the real estate industry as a whole, and his pure determination to indulge his clients with first class service sets him apart. In addition to Greg being an Accredited Buyers Representative-ABR, he understands the power of creative, well-organized and highly effective marketing and offers customized marketing plans that maximize property exposure to the most qualified buyers. He has appeared several times on Fox 25 News where he was interviewed on current market trends and conditions. A real estate transaction is really about managing people, their desires and their finances. It is an intricate and consequential negotiation.

Greg understands that it is important to secure not only the most able buyer, but also to the one that is most likely to close the deal. When so much is at stake, Greg is the one you want to represent you. His fair yet aggressive negotiating style and protectiveness of his clients’ best interests and ultimately, their assets, has gained his respect with colleagues and clients alike.

Greg also knows that every transaction represents the most important purchase or sale a person can make, and he takes every precaution to ensure that communication is impeccable with all parties involved from beginning to end. Whether it’s patiently guiding first time buyers through this exciting process or following through with clients’ needs long after the transaction is over, Greg’s warm, caring yet efficient business style will turn you into a client for life.


Greg grew up in the Greater Boston area and has a deep appreciation for the North East way of life. He attended The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, with a concentration in Marketing Research. Greg’s professional background is rooted in the technology sales & marketing. As a result, he learned to adapt to many different people and situations quickly and competitively. The insight that he has gained from many years of involvement in bringing all components of a transaction together smoothly has granted him a unique perspective and approach to the real estate industry. His enthusiasm and tenacity has allowed him to emerge as one of Greater Boston’s finest Realtors, and one of the highest reviewed amongst Arlington MA Realtors!

My Goal

My goal is to provide the best experience possible to my clients while helping them achieve their real estate goals. My streamline systems and use of technology ensure a smooth ride along the way. Whether it’s a first-time buyer, a seller, or investor, I strive to gain lifelong clients and friends by providing them with a fun, relaxing, but yet educational experience throughout the entire process.

Objectives for my Buyer Clients

Counsel session to determine wants & needsSchedule times to view properties

Run comparable analysis report for subject property

Help negotiate terms of the offer

Provided options for home inspectors

Help negotiate & finalize terms of Purchase & Sale Agreement

Assist in finalizing finances with Mortgage Broker

Handle any other paperwork and/or tasks including meeting mortgage commitment deadlines to making sure the transaction closes on time.

I keep an open door policy with all my clients even after the sale should they have any questions, or need help with any of their real estate needs. The closing of a real estate transaction is not the end, but just the beginning of a relationship.

Objectives for my Seller Clients

Listen carefully to make sure your goals and objectives are clearly understood

Explain the home selling process thoroughly

Discuss agency relationship

Price your home accurately

Stage your home for sale

Plan & implement a proven & innovative marketing plan

Work diligently to sell your home quickly and efficiently

Follow up with open house leads & showing brokers to obtain feedback

Work hard to ensure that each step of the transaction is running smoothly

To ensure that all smoke & carbon monoxide detectors are installed and working correctly, and to obtain certificate from town/city

To obtain final payoff for city/town water bill

“Most Importantly to communicate with you consistently and efficiently throughout the entire home selling process”

Certifications and Recognitions

Winner of Leading Edge Real Estate’s Outstanding Creative Marketing Award. Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR)

Member of the Institute of Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM)

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker

Member of Greater Boston Real Estate Board (GBREB)

Member of National Association of REALTORS (NAR)

Zoning & Building Codes Certificate

Residential New Construction Certificate

Title V Certificate