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Feb

11

Mon

Barter School Indy Spring Launch Party

Mon, Feb 11, 2019 6:30 PM - Mon, Feb 11, 2019 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Barter School Indy invites everyone to join our Spring Semester Launch Party! This will be a Mexican-style pitch-in so please bring something to share.

This event is open to the public; we encourage you to bring some friends!

At this launch party we’ll announce our Summer Semester classes, which will be held at Rabble Coffee at 6:30pm. Attendees will have first dibs to sign up for the semester; don’t miss out on this opportunity to RSVP for quick-to-fill classes!

Barter School Indy (formerly Trade School Indianapolis) is a non-traditional learning community that runs on barter. We celebrate local wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange.

Tags: Barter School Indy, Spring Launch Party, volunteering, nonprofit

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Jan

24

Thu

Barter School Indy Monthly Meeting

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 6:30 PM - Thu, Jan 24, 2019 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Join our Board Members & Organizers for our BSI Monthly meeting. TOPICS: Our upcoming Spring Semester (March 11th – May 23rd), our Spring Plant sale and MUCH MORE!!!

WHY YOU SHOULD BE THERE:
– do you have some great ideas you want to share?
– are you interested in being more involved?
– give us your thoughts on Barter School Indy!

Tags: Barter School Indy, Monthly Meeting, volunteer, nonprofit, community building, Rabble Coffee

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Dec

19

Wed

Watercolor: Winter Scene | Barter School Indy

Wed, Dec 19, 2018 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 19, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Winter scenes make for gorgeous watercolor art. We will paint a simple winter scene that will hopefully offer some peacefulness during this busy time of year! Paper, brushes, and paint are supplied, but you may also bring your own if you prefer. For beginners, I like Prang watercolors (the 8 or 16 color set, NOT labelled “washable”–http://www.prang.com/art/paints/watercolors/oval-sets).

Teacher Bio: Alicia Rosales is a geologist who minored in art and enjoys the opportunity for creative escape. She has two dachshunds and enjoys trying new food (especially dessert). Stationary and pens have been a lifelong weakness.

Barter Items:

1-empty baby food jars (minimum 5)

2-pumpkin spice-flavored food/drink

3-a book you enjoyed

4-dachshund-themed item

5-yarn

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Winter scenes, watercolor art, paiting, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Dec

12

Wed

Whole30: What is it & how it can change your body & mind | Barter School Indy

Wed, Dec 12, 2018 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 12, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

One of our BSI Members said of Whole30, “It will absolutely change your relationship with food.” We have all heard of Whole30 (and maybe even given it shot before), but if you’re left feeling overwhelmed on where to start, then this class is for you! Learn about the Whole30 from Whole30 Certified Coach, Emily Nichols, including the why, food prep/compliant products, what to expect during your Whole30, your reintroduction & your Food Freedom moving forward. Emily wants to help set you up for success and will share her story of how the Whole30 has changed habits and relationship with food. Bring a notebook to take notes. There will be time questions as well!

Teacher Bio: Emily Nichols is full time fundraising professional, fitness instructor and most importantly wife and mom to two little boys. She and her husband found Whole30 together in 2015 and it snowballed into completely changing their family’s life from the inside/out. Through many rounds of Whole30, Emily has found how to better manage stress with self-care instead of sugar, and found the power in giving back to others through leading others through Whole30. Emily is passionate about helping other busy families like hers to find their way to not only their own food freedom, but also changing their mindset to live their lives to the fullest. You can find Emily and her family hiking outdoors, playing with their Labrador Retriever, running in Spartan races together or enjoying TacoTuesday at home.

Barter Items:

1-Favorite inspiration quote

2-Your favorite tea

3-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Whole30, relationship with food, workshop, fundraiser, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Dec

11

Tue

Simple History: How to Research | Barter School Indy

Tue, Dec 11, 2018 6:30 PM - Tue, Dec 11, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Are you interested in knowing more about your family history? That cool old building down the street? Or discovering what establishments were located on a lot dating back to the 1880s? This class will help you learn to research whatever topic you are interested in.

Teacher Bio: Jackie Swihart is a full time graduate student at IUPUI studying Public History. In her spare time she rents out her apartment through AirBnB and enjoys staying active. She lives in Windsor Park with her cat, Dexter.

Barter Items:

1-Local whole bean coffee (no decaf, please)

2-A local surprise

3-Diet Snapple

4-A healthy snack for the class (for 15 people)

5-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: historical research, how to, workshop, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Dec

08

Sat

Recherished Rose | Barter School Indy

Sat, Dec 08, 2018 6:30 PM - Sat, Dec 08, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Are you an avid recycler? Do you dislike throwing anything away; even discarding empty toilet paper tubes? Would you like a unique gift for a loved one? Come learn how to create a beautiful rose out of something seemingly useless. Have fun, make and take, and explore your ability to create! (supplies are provided, but, if possible, please bring glue gun and/or extension cord, to reduce time sharing)

Teacher Bio: Cheryl Nimtz is a mother, a nana, and recycle artist. Her passions are stationary, clothing, and accessories, but she can’t resist the adventure of finding uses for other seemingly useless things. She has taught art to grade school age children, middle school, adults and persons with disABILITIES. Having experienced homelessness, she always includes a message on how she “recherished” her life.

Barter Items:

1-Gourmet Coffee

2-Exotic Tea

3-Glue Gun

4-Glue Sticks

5-Rabble pay-it-forward tokens (available before class at the Rabble counter)

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: cardboard rose making, crafts, craft gifts, workshop, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Dec

05

Wed

Let’s Get the Party Started – Noshes and Appetizers | Barter School Indy

Wed, Dec 05, 2018 6:30 PM - Wed, Dec 05, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

The Holiday Season is upon us. Whether you are throwing a party or are a guest at one, we will make some easy and tasty holiday nibbles. Come prepared to taste.

Teacher Bio: Teresa Gregory is enjoying life as a retiree. She says if she wanted to get up early, she’d still be working, so don’t expect to see her before noon. Her interests include writing and audio books. She loves to travel and is trying to learn night photography for a different view of the places she visits.

Barter Items:

1-Cat toys

2-Instant Pot recipe that you have made

3-Soft drinks to share with the class

4-Old maps or atlases (can be outdated and have pages missing)

5-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: holiday nibbles, Noshes, Appetizers, holidays, parties, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Dec

04

Tue

You Are What You Tweet | Barter School Indy

Tue, Dec 04, 2018 6:30 PM - Tue, Dec 04, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Social media is a great way to build a personal or corporate brand and connect with your target audience. Many people use social media in their personal life, but not everyone gets the differences between personal and professional use. Success on social starts with the end goals. Identifying what you want to accomplish through social media helps determine the content and channels. Once you have that figured out, we outline strategy to help maximize your reach and impact. This workshop helps people identify goals and learn the frequency and type of content to use on each channel. You’ll also learn how to reach your target audience, add followers and increase reach. We’ll end by helping freshen up your bios.

Teacher Bio: Jesse Ghiorzi is a New York native who’s spent most of his adult life in the Midwest. He’s worked in various marketing roles for agencies and sports properties since graduating from Miami University. He lives in Bates-Hendricks with his wife, Chelsi, daughter, Cecilia and two dogs with sports-themed names. Chelsi thinks he has too many blazers and watches.

Barter Items:

1-Local Beer

2-A 6-month old onesie

3-A good twitter account to follow

4-A riddle

5-A cigar

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Social media, professional vs personal use, strategy, discussion, workshop, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

30

Fri

Serenity Through the Holidays with EFT/Tapping | Barter School Indy

Fri, Nov 30, 2018 6:30 PM - Fri, Nov 30, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

The holidays can be especially hectic and stressful. Lots of activities and family time. It helps to laugh! We will do some of that. You will learn and practice EFT/Tapping individually and as a group. You will learn tapping techniques combined with Hawai’ian Ho’oponopono prayer that you can use anytime and anywhere to help reduce your, and other people’s, anxiety.

Teacher Bio: John Hunckler, a former teacher and coach, trained to learn hypnotism here in Indianapolis at the age of 61. After more than a year practicing at Indy Hypnosis, he moved to Bloomington five years ago to help people there break bad habits, clear unreasonable fears, and boost their health. He’s the proud father of Josie Hunckler at Rabble Coffee, and he can be funny sometimes.

Barter Items:

1-dark chocolate

2-an empty book

3-one of your favorite books

4-a bandana

5-a Japanese furoshiki

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: stress relief techniques, holidays, tapping, EFT, Hawai’ian Ho’oponopono prayer, discussion, workshop, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

19

Mon

Advocacy 101: The Power of Story and Relationship | Barter School Indy

Mon, Nov 19, 2018 6:30 PM - Mon, Nov 19, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Are you interested in advocating for change but don’t know where to begin? Are you unsure how to bring yourself and your perspective into the realm of public policy change? With a focus on how to affect congressional level decision-making, this class will give you some encouragement and a few take-away tools for advocacy around legislation you care about. This class has been repeated many times over the life of Barter School Indy, and the teacher, Lisa, has loved leading the class every time.

Teacher Bio: Lisa Marchal is an eastside resident who has worked in the realm of public policy advocacy for about a decade. In her spare time, she sings, travels, and checks out arts and restaurants. Oh, and she follows the band U2 around sometimes.

Barter Items:

1-a box of tissues

2-a roll of paper towels

3-a ream of office paper

4-a pack of paper napkins

5-a pack of paper plates

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Public Policy, Activisim, Advocacy, Workshop, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

16

Fri

Learn How to Cross Stitch | Barter School Indy

Fri, Nov 16, 2018 6:30 PM - Fri, Nov 16, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Cross stitch isn’t just for your grandma! It’s come back into popularity lately with hip & quirky new designs. Learn the basics of cross stitch in this class. We will provide each person with a small hoop, fabric & a variety of embroidery floss colors to choose from to complete your first design.

Teacher Bio: Jennie Sutton is an artist, crafter, geek & dreamer with college degrees in fine art, photography & graphic design. She has been creating her entire life & doesn’t feel complete without it. She believes that you don’t have to be an “artist” to enjoy creativity in your life!

Barter Items:

1-your favorite loose leaf tea

2-natural dog treats (small size)

3-a bouquet of flowers

4-a pack of colored cardstock

5-various colors of polymer clay (ex: Sculpey, Fimo)

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Cross stitch, embroidery, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

14

Wed

Avoiding Financial Scams: Christmas Edition | Barter School Indy

Wed, Nov 14, 2018 6:30 PM - Wed, Nov 14, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Before you go on a wild shopping spree, make sure you attend this class to be aware of the Top 12 Scams of Christmas! We will also discuss the most common scams that happen all year round and who is at the highest risk. You might be surprised by the info!

Teacher Bio: Vanessa Convard has been helping Hoosier families in a variety of capacities for over 15 years. She has worked with juvenile corrections, child protective services, and adult protective services. She is now the PASRR Manager for the Division of Aging. Her expertise is focused in Adult Education and Public Service.

Barter Items:

1-Soft doggie treats

2-Candles

3-A book you love

4-A vinyl record

5-Something homemade (food, craft, or art)

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Holiday Scams, Stay Safe, Workshop, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

13

Tue

DIY Holiday Gifts with Essential Oils | Barter School Indy

Tue, Nov 13, 2018 6:30 PM - Tue, Nov 13, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

DIY holiday gifts have that extra special touch to let someone know you care by giving them a handcrafted gift. Whether you are on a tight budget this year (aren’t we all) or just want to create something special for your loved ones, essential oils provide countless options for you to create gifts with. Come learn how to create great DIY gifts for your friends and family (guys and gals) with Young Living essential oils. This class will cover a brief 101 on YL essential oils, how not all oils are created equal, how to safely use them, and a quick overview on how to get your YL wholesale membership so you are set up for the holidays! Then we’ll cover 5 recipes on how to create gifts from starter kit oils!

Teacher Bio: Jamie Clark is a Noblesville, Indiana based mother, wife, food fanatic, and YL essential oil enthusiast. With a focus on healthy living and juggling family life, career, and lots of fun – Jamie loves to share delicious recipes, essential oil tips, and other great at-home projects.

Barter Items:

1-Barter school donation

2-Volunteer for Barter School

3-Donate to your favorite charity/organization

4-Pay it forward token

5-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Holiday Gifts, Essential Oils, Barter School Indy

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Nov

12

Mon

Selling Your Home: Essential Tips & Tricks for Getting Your Home Ready | Barter School Indy

Mon, Nov 12, 2018 6:30 PM - Mon, Nov 12, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

This workshop was created to assist homeowners in successfully selling their home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time, and under the most favorable terms for the seller. If you are considering selling our home this spring, this course will save you time and money! We will cover pricing your home, staging your home for a successful sale, and most importantly the 10 most common mistakes sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars.

Teacher Bio: Jason Snider’s love and passion for real estate began at a young age, and he’s been actively involved with Real Estate for over 20 years. He is a proud member of the Litz Real Estate team and is currently involved with several National Real Estate Master Mind groups throughout the country. His real estate career includes experience in construction, renovation, developing, home inspection, appraising and sales. In his free time he enjoys building custom furniture, wood working, cooking and spending time with his family.

Barter Items:

1-Local Beer

2-Homemade food or baked goods

3-A book that changed your life (and why!)

4-2-3 of your favorite recipes

5-Surprise me!

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Tips & Tricks, Selling Your Home, Real Estate Advice, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

09

Fri

Self-Hypnosis for Peace & Healing | Barter School Indy

Fri, Nov 09, 2018 6:30 PM - Fri, Nov 09, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

This evening will include an introduction to hypnosis, its history and uses. To show the power of guided hypnosis, I will lead one volunteer through a powerful re-scripting of a personal limiting belief. I will lead the class through a relaxing and affirming group hypnosis session, and then teach simple tools for your relaxing into self-hypnosis at home — useful for healing old hurts and living with less stress and anxiety.

Teacher Bio: John Hunckler, a former teacher and coach, trained to learn hypnotism here in Indianapolis at the age of 61. After more than a year practicing at Indy Hypnosis, he moved to Bloomington five years ago to help people there break bad habits, clear unreasonable fears, and boost their health. He’s the proud father of Josie Hunckler at Rabble Coffee, and he can be funny sometimes.

Barter Items:

1-dark chocolate

2-an empty book

3-one of your favorite books

4-a bandana

5-a Japanese furoshiki

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Self-Hypnosis for Peace & Healing, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

08

Thu

Rover 101: Pet Sitting Options for Owners & Sitters | Barter School Indy

Thu, Nov 08, 2018 6:30 PM - Thu, Nov 08, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Pet owners: are you looking for trusted, local pet sitters and/or dog walkers who will care for your dog like you would? OR- are you someone who loves animals and would like to earn some extra money? This class will introduce Rover- the world’s largest network of pet sitters and a great alternative to the kennels. This class will provide insight and experiences of someone who uses Rover as a pet owner and a pet sitter. We will cover both how to find reliable sitters if you are a pet owner and how it works to become a pet sitter yourself! Come learn tips for finding the perfect sitter or how to market yourself as that perfect sitter!

Teacher Bio: Stephanie Brouwer is currently a researcher at United Way of Central Indiana, but also has spent the past year as a Rover dog sitter! When she’s not hanging out with her two dogs, Mosby and Lilly, Stephanie enjoys meeting new dogs, reading, and running. She lives on the east side with her husband, who works at Butler University. Go Dawgs!

Barter Items:

1-Local Beer

2-Twinings Tea

3-Candle

4-A Dog Toy

5-Dog Treats

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Pet Sitting, Advise, Workshop, Discussion, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

06

Tue

Freelancing in Your Free Time | Barter School Indy

Tue, Nov 06, 2018 6:30 PM - Tue, Nov 06, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

Have you ever thought about trying to work from home? Maybe you love writing or are a really detailed editor. Online freelancing is one way to get yourself started working from home, make some extra money, and build up your portfolio of projects. Some people do this full time and others do it in their spare time, but it can be a little tricky getting started. If you have ever thought about this and wondered if freelancing was for you, join us for this class to ask all of your questions and see if it is a good opportunity for you!

Teacher Bio: Kylie Schreiber is a full time nonprofit employee, but started freelancing in her spare time as a way to save for things like traveling and nights out with friends. She put her marketing skills to work, landing a few gigs that keep her busy for about 10 hours per week. She’s an Indy native and lover of cooking and people!

Barter Items:

1-Local beer

2-Vinyls

3-Local coffee beans

4-Baked goods

5-Child’s toys/books

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Freelancing in Your Free Time, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

05

Mon

How to Paint Furniture | Barter School Indy

Mon, Nov 05, 2018 6:30 PM - Mon, Nov 05, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

I’ll teach the beginning basics of how to paint a piece of furniture. We will learn how to clean, prep and restyle a piece. We will be using General Finishes products but the knowledge can work for other products as well. Students can bring a small piece to work on during class. A chair, a small table or nightstand.

Teacher Bio: Michelle Gabbard is the owner of Gravity Hill Furnishings. She began her company to combine her love of all things vintage with painting. She is passionate about giving new life to pieces of furniture that have great bones, but might be a bit worn and or out of date Michelle is also a Certified Retailer of General Finishes Products and enjoys helping her customers learn how to tackle their own projects.

Barter Items:

1-Craft supplies

2-A local surprise

3-Book

4-Tools

5-Candle

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: How to Paint Furniture, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Nov

01

Thu

Coping with Holiday Stress | Barter School Indy

Thu, Nov 01, 2018 6:30 PM - Thu, Nov 01, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

It can be easy to get swept up into the commercial spirit of the holidays, only to later have regrets. Holidays are also a time that brings out the best or the worst of us. So how can we make sure to hold steady during a time of pressures, family stress, and reminders of losses past? We will talk about how to live a joyful holiday season, regardless of stressors.

Teacher Bio: Beverly Leonard works as a therapist at Life Services EAP and also has a small private therapy practice. She loves making jewelry, singing, all things New Age & spiritual, and time with friends, family, and her two furbabies.

Barter Items:

1-Tea cup

2-Chocolate

3-Homemade baked good

4-Candle

5-Any handmade craft item

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Coping with Holiday Stress, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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Oct

29

Mon

Home Buying: What You Need to Know Before You Buy | Barter School Indy

Mon, Oct 29, 2018 6:30 PM - Mon, Oct 29, 2018 8:00 PM @ Rabble Coffee

This workshop was created to assist homeowners in successfully selling their home for the most amount of money, in the least amount of time and under the most favorable terms for the seller. If you are considering selling your home this spring, this course will save you time and money! We will cover pricing your home, staging your home for a successful sale and most importantly the 10 most common mistakes sellers make that cost them thousands of dollars.

Teacher Bio: Jason Snider’s love and passion for real estate began at a young age, and he’s been actively involved with Real Estate for over 20 years. He is a proud member of the Litz Real Estate team and is currently involved with several National Real Estate Master Mind groups throughout the country. His real estate career includes experience in construction, renovation, developing, home inspection, appraising and sales. In his free time he enjoys building custom furniture, wood working, cooking and spending time with his family.

Barter Items:

1-Local Beer

2-Homemade food or baked goods

3-A book that changed your life (and why!)

4-Two to Three of your favorite recipes

5-Surprise me!

6-VOLUNTEER (if you would like to be a class volunteer in lieu of a barter item please email us at barterschoolindy.com, subject line: “Class Volunteer”. First Come, First Serve. Thank you!)

Tags: Real Estate Advice from a Realty Professional, Home Buying, Barter School Indy, Rabble Coffee

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