Raffle a Timeshare



Summer is quickly flying by, I hope everyone is finding time to play. The annual international balloon fiesta here in Albuquerque is in October, but we’re already seeing the hot air balloons dotting the sky. Cool!

This is a recent email I received: I have a timeshare which I owe money on and want to get rid of it. I owe $3,400 on it, I live in NY and the timeshare is in Atlanta. How do I go about it? First of all, you can raffle a timeshare, but you must be sure that house raffles are allowed in Georgia. I assume the writer is referring to Atlanta Georgia. Once you have determined that house raffles are legal in Georgia, then determine the type of qualified organizations that can hold house raffles in Georgia and find one that would be interested to have the timeshare as the grand prize in the raffle.

Having said that, a timeshare may be more difficult to sell tickets for because timeshares can come with high fees. But, if you offer a cash prize alternative that always helps to get tickets sold. Maybe part of the prize is the fees get paid for a certain period of time. Remember, you want the grand prize to be desirable.

To your success!

Diane Giraudo McDermott

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