In case the negative-30-degree temps haven't made it clear - winter is well and truly here. And if you’re thinking about putting your house on the market in the near future, the ice, cold, and snow makes working on the house’s exterior and yard difficult. But the winter weather gives you the perfect excuse to stay inside and start preparing the interior of your home for sale.

Whether you’re already in the process of selling your home, or just starting to think about it, you’ve almost certainly heard or read about “staging.” Simply put, staging is presenting your home in the best possible light, so that the majority of prospective buyers can imagine making their home in what is currently your space. Virtually every home for sale can benefit from a little staging.

While you can certainly hire a professional staging service to help get your home ready for photos or showings, there’s a lot of basic staging and presentation you can do on your own, and at a fraction of the cost a pro would charge. To get you started, M1 Realty will be sharing some tried-and-true prep and staging information this February. We’ll also discuss what’s worth spending money on - and what really doesn’t make a big difference when it comes to selling your home.

Check back tomorrow as we kick off a month of staging tips you'll really be able to use!