How To Use Barter To Sell Your Home

small__4880167882With the recent recovery of the real estate market, you may be considering listing your home for sale.  However, you know to most effectively market and ultimately sell your home, you’re going to have to spend some money.  Since you know you’re going to have to spend money to make money, you may be wondering how you can use barter to sell your home.  In this blog I’m going to explain how barter can help you sell your home for top dollar.

Dawn Ohnstad, a new IMS Barter member, jumped at the chance to use barter in her business.  Dawn is a real estate agent and home stager.  She sets herself apart by offering sellers expert home staging advice to help them sell their homes quickly and for more money.  However, Dawn’s staging services work a little different than what you might expect.  Since most home owners who are listing their house for sale haven’t yet moved out of their home, she stages houses utilizing the furniture and décor that is already in the home.  If you list with Dawn, her advice comes as a part of the package and sellers who aren’t listed with her pay an hourly rate.  Both situations are designed to minimize the cost to you by avoiding the rental of staging furniture.  By de-cluttering and rearranging existing furniture and artwork, Dawn can tap into the psychology of what makes a buyer jump at the chance to buy your property and pay more for it.

Dawn is a creative business owner and loved the idea of using barter in her business.  By joining IMS barter, Dawn has exposed her business to many more business owners she wouldn’t have met otherwise.  By filling some of her time with barter business, she can show IMS members the power of working with her as a home stager.  Those IMS members will be sharing their testimonials for Dawn’s services with their friends and family members, thus bringing her more cash business for her staging business as well as the potential for new real estate listings.

By using barter as a tool in your business, you stand to increase your bottom line by $5,000 – $10,000 at the end of the year by spending barter dollars on things you would normally pay cash for.  If you want to learn more about barter and how you can use it to bring in more business, contact me, David Carroll The Barter Guy, at 952-856-8866.  Follow me on Facebook and LinkedIn to read about more barter success stories and how you can use it in your business!