What Makes For an Excellent Grand Prize in a House Raffle?


There are a number of things to keep in mind when evaluating the Grand Prize:

• The home must have a “wow” factor, so that when potential ticket buyers see photos or enter the home, they are wowed. The home does not have to be a million dollar home; but maybe the wow factor is a beautiful fireplace in the living room, a custom kitchen, and mountain views from the patio. And don’t forget that the right staging can increase the “wow” factor.

• Location is crucial so be sure the home is in a desirable neighborhood.

• The home must be in good condition because the ticket buyer wants to feel that this home is worth risking the price of the ticket.

• Unlike a conventional home sale where you need only one buyer, in a house raffle you need thousands of buyers (the number of total tickets). So be sure the home will appeal to the general public—details are important.   

For additional information on the grand prize home and how even a mountain cabin can make for a super grand prize in a house raffle, visit www.isoldmyhouseinaraffle.com

To your success!
Diane Giraudo-McDermott

P.S. Did you know that The Tokyo Zoo in Japan, closes down for two months every year to give the animals a little break from the people.

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