Seeking customers

Jen Barnett of Fairfi eld is now a licensed real estate agent working with the Dascoulias Realty Group in Great Falls.

As a new realtor in the area, Jen Barnett plans to use her marketing background in staging and presenting commercial and residential properties for sale.

The Fairfield native, who recently received her real estate license, will work with Dascoulias Realty Group in Great Falls under broker Melissa Dascoulias.

Dascoulias Realty Group offers professional assistance in buying and/or selling residential properties, commercial properties, ranches and ag land.

“I grew up in Teton County and my husband, Aaron, and I graduated from Fairfield High School,” Barnett said. “We moved back because we want to raise our children, Kaelob, a freshman and Kohl, a kindergartener, in this area to be surrounded by this culture and the people who live and work here. We want them to be influenced by the kindness, character, integrity and work ethic that happens here every day and is very difficult to find anywhere else.”

“Savvy staging and high-quality photos are incredibly important for bringing you the top-dollar offers,” she said. “The most successful marketing strategies have shifted more toward virtual presentations that leverage social media. That is an additional aspect of marketing your home that I feel strongly about and plan to implement for every client, as I have a large following in this area.”

Barnett also thinks presenting oneself in a professional manner and speaking knowledgeably during the negotiations process is crucial in any transaction. “I will represent my clients well and I am not afraid to fight for their best interest,” she said. “Whether you are buying or selling your home, it is important to make the experience as simple and effortless as possible.”

Ultimately, real estate is about relationships, Barnett said, adding, “From starter homes to luxury properties, I will care about my clients and be here for them.”

Raised on the Fairfield bench, Barnett has deep ties to the area with a wide network in north-central Montana. “My family and I are extremely active in our community and school because we believe that we should give back to help our area improve and grow.”

She graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is a former assistant vice president of human resources and marketing at First Security Banks and currently owns an online skincare business with Rodan + Fields.

Barnett has been the president of the Eagle Pride school booster club for several years, and a member of Fairfield Junior Women’s Club and New Life Church.

Her goal as a real estate agent is to help people see the benefits and value of moving to this area. “I think that is very important for the future of our small communities that are located just outside of Great Falls,” Barnett said. Secondly, she feels strongly about helping the people who live here to find a home that fits their needs and their budget. “I hope to give young families and recent graduates a reason to stay,” Barnett said.

Home ownership is a long-term investment, Barnett said, which lends stability to the market, helping to support schools and businesses. “This area and the people in it mean a lot to me and I see this as a way that I can directly help it to improve and grow,” she said. “I won’t just list your home, post photos and hope that it sells, I will actively find the right family and support them through the purchase.”

Barnett can be reached at 781-3947.