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Now this is cool! Did you know that someone once bought a home for the price of a paperclip?

How do you bargain your way into selling a home for a paper clip? Canadian blogger Kyle McDonald once did just that after making fourteen trades over the course of one year. McDonald’s keen bargaining abilities earned him fame around the world. Here's the list:

1) Paperclip for a fish-shaped pen
2) Fish-shaped pen for a hand-sculpted doorknob
3) Doorknob for a Coleman camp stove with fuel
4) Coleman camp stove for a Honda generator
5) Honda generator for an "instant party": an empty keg, an IOU for filling the keg with the beer of choice, and a neon Budweiser sign
6) "Instant party" for Ski-Doo snowmobile
7) Snowmobile for a two-person trip to BC
8) Two-person trip for a box truck
9) Box truck for a recording contract with Metalworks in Mississauga, Ontario
10) Recording contract for a year's rent in Phoenix, AZ
11) A year's rent for one afternoon with Alice Cooper
12) One afternoon with Alice Cooper for a KISS motorized snow globe
13) Snow globe to Corbin Bernsen for a role in the film Donna on Demand
14) A role in the film for a two-story farmhouse in Kipling, Saskatchewan!


 Anna Chroscicki

REMAX Masterpiece

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Comments (10)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. I think I will just buy my next house. 

Jan 26, 2022 10:24 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Well, that sounds pretty cool. Good for him! 

Jan 26, 2022 11:09 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Hi Anna,
I've heard of crazy barter stories like this.

Jan 27, 2022 05:39 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, how interesting! I have plenty of paperclips. Hmmmm.

Jan 29, 2022 04:48 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Where there's a will there's a way and a gifted tongue as well.

Jan 29, 2022 08:50 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Anna - now I get it.  I had to read the who thing.  That takes planning.

Jan 29, 2022 09:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Wow, that's some pretty impressive bartering. He's very good at what he does. I have quite a few paperclips...


Jan 29, 2022 10:30 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pretty fascinating! It will be fun finding each one of those trades.

Jan 29, 2022 07:56 PM
Debb Janes
Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
Put My Love of Nature At Work for You

How fun. Thanks for this post. 

Jan 30, 2022 09:19 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

That's a lot of bartering. I think it boils down to finding out what the other person wants and finding a way to get it for them.

Jan 31, 2022 02:15 PM