Your Home – July 2013

Graphic of Jerry Long's Newsletter June 2012

As Americans hit the road this summer for vacation, would-be burglars are scoping out their next victim. The “For Sale” sign is out front and the Open House is scheduled, but have you done everything inside and out to make potential buyers bite? As last summer’s record high temperatures proved, summer can be sticky and uncomfortable – and dangerous.    Read more »

6 Ways A Home May Turn Off Buyers

Bankrate.com recently featured a list of the top ways buyers back away from a home listed for sale. Its list includes these items, among others: 1. Dirt: “The No. 1 biggest mistake is not getting the home in the best possible condition. That’s huge,” says Chad Goldwasser of Goldwasser Real Estate in Austin, Texas. “I won’t even represent sellers at this point unless they are fully aware of how important it is to get their home in the absolute best condition that they’ve... Read more »

Your Home Newsletter – June 2013

Graphic of Jerry Long's Newsletter June 2012

Is your yard helping or hurting your chance of getting top dollar for your home?  According to a survey by landscape manufacturer TruGreen, nearly three-fourths of Americans believe it takes only a few seconds for them to form a first impression about a home’s appearance. Buying a home for the first time is a huge step, but learning to maintain and improve it can be both painful and rewarding.  The do-it-yourself experts at The Family Handyman offer some tips for maintaining your home that... Read more »