House Raffle in the News


Hello all,

I’m so impressed with all those athletes competing in the Olympics. They are remarkable people. Did you see Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee from South Africa a sprint runner?  He makes us re-look at what is possible.


I always like to see house raffles working to help a worthy cause. Today I read an article in the Delmarva Daily News regarding the Ocean Pines house raffle to help the volunteer fire department.  That’s neat. This will be their 7th annual house raffle. They’re obviously doing many things right to have successfully pulled this off 6 times now. One comment I have is that in the newspaper article they only listed two ways to  buy tickets through calling the volunteer fire department or coming to the center.

Organizers of a house raffle often don’t look beyond their local community yet people all over the U.S. might be interested to buy a ticket. They might like to win a second home in the Pines or even win an investment property. So let everybody know your having a house raffle. Go big!

In the last house raffle here in New Mexico that I assisted Desert Academy with, we had buyers from Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, California and many other states. At the very least, have a website where people can see photos of the grand prize home and read about the area.

To your success!

Diane Giraudo McDermott

Categories : Just the Tips

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