Welcome to House Raffle Tips!


Hello all you rafflers out there!

I created this site to help anyone that is interested in a house raffle, whether it’s a homeowner, Realtor, or a lender tying to get a property sold, or the development director of a nonprofit looking for a fundraiser for their cause.  The neat thing about a house raffle is that it can be an excellent tool to get a home sold in a slow market, and a great way for an organization to raise funds—plus the organization running the raffle gets great exposure and an increase to its database of donors.

Like many homes in this down market, my home wasn’t selling—so I relied on my marketing background and sold my house in a raffle by partnering with a “no-kill” animal shelter. I was fostering three dogs that otherwise would have been euthanized by the city shelter so this was a perfect fit. I got my asking price for the house, and more dogs and cats benefited from the services of this nonprofit.

During the raffle of my home people had so many questions about how to put together a house raffle that I decided to outline the process in a step-by-step method for a win-win solution for everyone—home sellers get their asking price, the charity raises funds for their cause, and the winner gets a great house!

So if you’ve always wanted to be rich enough to help your favorite charity in a big way—this is it—you could help raise over $100,000 for a worthy cause and get your house SOLD!

To your success!

Diane Giraudo-McDermott

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What Others Are Saying:

“The book really does take you through the entire process. I feel like Diane holds your hand from beginning to end from qualifying the grand prize home to what happens after the drawing. I’m a homeowner and I’ve had difficulty selling my beautiful home. Now I know what it takes to sell my home in a raffle. I know exactly what type of nonprofit I need to partner with on my house raffle and what to expect. I’m excited to get started.”

-Karen L. Furguson, Homeowner in Tucson, Arizona

"Consulting with Diane by phone has been invaluable. Her knowledge on the subject of house raffles is enormous, and she has really given us a better understanding of the process as we move forward with our house raffle. She has been more than willing to take the time needed in answering all of our questions. After consulting with Diane, we feel we have a much better chance of putting together a successful house raffle and are excited about making it happen."

Chip Thompson, homeowner in Rehoboth, Delaware

"'I Sold My House in a Raffle' is an excellent example of creative marketing. The best marketers think "out of the box" and Diane shows that you can really sell your house in a raffle!"

-Ali Pervex, International Best Selling Author, 'Get Your Black Belt in Marketing', www.blackbeltinmarketing.com

“What a great marketing tool! This is a hot new method to get a property sold. My clients love this idea—I already have my first raffle house lined up. I’ll use Diane’s process to get and sell more listings.”

Jack C. Rosemary – California Real Estate Broker, 26 years experience

“I attended Diane’s workshop on February 27th, and she’s got it all together. Not only does she know how to pull off a house raffle but you can tell that she was a teacher because she knows how to convey the information. She broke the process into bite-size pieces and gave us exercises to complete so we were involved. Before anyone attempts a house raffle, they should attend Diane’s workshop–there’s more to it than one could imagine.”

-Ron Thomas, Real Estate Investor for 20 years, Albuquerque, New Mexico