How Much Work is Involved for the Homeowner in a House Raffle?


Hello Everyone,

We’ve had some snow and freezing temperatures in the land of enchantment, and I came down with the dreaded flu. So I hope everyone is staying warm and well this winter, and don’t forget to bring the pets inside.

One question often asked of me, is how much work must the homeowner do in a house raffle. The homeowner provides the grand prize, and from that point on, the homeowner is not required to do any work. Having said that, this is a real estate transaction and everything is negotiable. The nonprofit may ask the homeowner to help sell tickets, or conduct open houses, or perform other tasks.

During the early stages, the homeowner and the nonprofit should come to an agreement as to what the homeowner will do for the house raffle, and a written contract should be signed. Large nonprofits have their own marketing/fundraising department and would most likely not need the homeowner to get involved. However, a smaller nonprofit, might need the help of the homeowner. It will also depend on the skills and background of the homeowner and the time they may have available to dedicate to the project.  For more information on this topic, read Step 8, “Home Seller’s Involvement” in my book titled, “I Sold My House in a Raffle.”

To your success!

Diane Giraudo McDermott


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