How We Got Our New House
This whole barter thing’s not as far-fetched as it may seem. Last month, as part of his business, Andy and I went out to a house that Marc Hoffmann, owner of Lakes Area Home Buyers was trying to barter through Boomerang. It was really gorgeous and I was jealous of whoever was going to get to live there. Out of curiosity, I opened the refrigerator. There, sitting in front of a bottle of my favorite champagne, was a card that said, “Welcome home, Nora.”
Confused, I opened the card. Inside, it read, “On one condition.” I turned around, and Andy was down on one knee. That’s how he asked me to marry him. He had bought the house — on trade — for us!
A few days after we moved in, Marc stopped by to see how we were doing and to tell me a little more about how he went about selling a house through barter.