Front Yard Patio’s


Creating a front yard patio with a couple of Adirondack chairs and a small table is a simple and easy way to add curb appeal to your home. Taking advantage of this valuable real estate is also a great way to get to know your neighbors and get in on a growing trend.

Outdoor Living Spaces


Creating an outdoor living space not only allows you to enjoy your yard and these warm summer days it can also add value to your home.

Curb Appeal


Landscaping increases curb appeal and creates a beautiful first impression. A home that is well taken care of on the outside will encourage people to go inside. Taking care of your yard before you list and while your home is for sale is worth the time and the effort.

The Colorful Front Door

When selling houses is your job, you tend to pay attention to what people in the neighborhood are doing to their homes. One thing we’ve been noticing lately is that people are using pops of color on their front doors, after years of only seeing dark red, hunter green, black and brown we’re starting to see yellow, orange and robin blue. If you like this and think you’re ready to take the leap, check out this article, the pictures alone are worth the click and they just may inspire you.

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Clean Windows

If you’re selling your home REALTORS® and professional stagers will tell you to clean your windows. Clean windows let more light in, clean windows feel more inviting, clean windows will make that fresh coat of paint we just asked you to do look even better. So why have we personally avoided this task for 4 years? Well in our defense we live in an older home and all our window are french pane windows, gorgeous yes, but difficult to clean, too many opportunities for streaks, overwhelming and well just like most home owners we tend to put of these types of tasks. So after years of saying, we should do this, why haven’t we done this, and then in desperation giving it a shot on our own, we pulled the trigger and called the guy. They’re here today and I swear I will never put this task off again, I’m calling every Spring. Clean windows really do let more let in, it looks brighter and cleaner in here and that makes us happy, isn’t that what it’s all about.

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Spring spruce up


As we patiently wait for mother nature to fully bloom adding a few tulips, ferns and a fresh application of mulch are easy and inexpensive ways to spruce up your yard and add some much needed color.

The Matt Engen Group

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The Matt Engen Group

Our team picture turned out great and we’re excited, it’s been fun to come together as a team. We’ve been able to learn so much by sharing our experiences and problem solving together and we’re looking forward to sharing that combined knowledge and expertise with you. Because when you work with a team you get the experience and expertise of more than one real estate brain, with our team you get four!

Team Pictures

The Matt Engen Group is growing and with that comes the need for new team pictures. And although not a single member of the team was excited about this, we all knew that professional pictures were necessary.  Professional pictures of the homes we list are an important part of our brand, as REALTORS®, we know that buyers begin their home search online and that these pictures can make the difference between the buyer scheduling a showing and never knowing they were interested. So we called on Julia Auerbach, a friend, neighbor and professional photographer to help us out. We just finished up an almost 2 hour session. It was fun, maybe a little painful but we know the end product will be worth it.


Spring Market

The early Spring Market is HOT!
On average our last 3 listings in Southwest Minneapolis received offers within 3 days!