Linda Barnett RESA Convention 2016

Selling Your Home Staging Business…Is It Your EXIT STRATEGY?

“Anyone can start a business, but running it well enough to make it desirable to sell is the ultimate goal, not to mention ONE FANTASTIC PAYDAY!”

Have you thought far enough ahead to understand what it takes to position your business for a successful sale? After recently selling her own home staging business in Indy, Linda is excited to share vital information and insight on how to achieve the ultimate payday, by discussing the sales process.

Learning Objectives

• How to prepare your business for sale
• Determine the value
• Finding and Qualifying Buyers
• The Selling Memorandum Book
• Letter of Intent
• Due Diligence Process
• Purchase Agreement
• Closing the Sale
• After the sale…Tax Man Cometh!

Topic Level

Recommended for mid-advanced level stagers.

Speaker Bio

Linda Barnett (retired) became a Professional Property Stylist and owner of Home Matters, home staging and redesign in early 2004. With Linda’s past experience as a successful corporate manager, real estate agent, and owner of an event planning and decorating business; it seemed only natural for her to open the first home staging company in Indiana. Under Linda’s leadership, Home Matters enjoyed servicing thousands of clients with their various staging and redesign needs. Linda has held multiple certifications as a stager and was a graduate of the Advanced Staging and Redesign course taught by Matthew Finlason. Linda went on to hold the RESA Indiana state president role for many years and has been a mentor -coach to many staging colleagues. Having successfully SOLD Home Matters, in March of 2015, Linda now joins her husband and business partner-Gary “ The Godfather of Staging” in a blissful- full blown retirement where they spend time traveling, visiting with family and friends and live everyday fully and completely. Linda says staging is forever with her and will never forget her ride.