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Beyond Curb Appeal:

Unexpected Spring Prep Tips for Home Sellers

Article by Susan Brewer

Photography by Susan Brewer

Spring is prime time for selling your St. Charles County home. But with increased competition, how can you make your listing truly stand out? Here are some often-overlooked prep tips for a standout spring sale:

1. Deep Clean with Fresh Scents: Spring signals renewal. Go beyond surface cleaning. Professionally deep clean carpets, upholstery, and air ducts. Embrace the season with natural, light-scented air fresheners for a fresh first impression.

2. Leverage Natural Light: Maximize the feeling of openness by strategically washing windows and scheduling showings during peak daylight hours. Open blinds and trim back any shrubbery blocking sunlight.

3. Embrace the Outdoors: Power wash your patio or deck! Stage it with comfy seating and blooming flowers, creating an inviting outdoor living space. Buyers are drawn to the idea of easy indoor-outdoor entertaining.

4. Target Eco-Conscious Buyers: Highlight energy-efficient features like smart thermostats or Energy Star appliances. Consider staging your recycling bins discreetly to showcase your eco-friendly lifestyle.

5. Partner with a local real estate expert! They’ll have the market knowledge and marketing muscle to get your home sold quickly and for top dollar.

Ready to impress spring buyers?

Contact Susan Brewer Service First Real Estate (636)936-8600 today for a free consultation! Our St. Charles County specialists will help you craft a winning strategy for a successful spring sale.

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