Does the thought of cold winter weather bum you out? If so, how does a trip for two to an all-inclusive, five-star beach resort sound right about now? Because if you buy or sell Niagara real estate with me this fall, you will automatically be entered to win a $3,000 vacation package via Selloff Vacations.
Worried about travel restrictions? Don’t be. There is no expiration date on the vacation package, so you can take your vacation now or whenever the time is right.
A winner will be chosen at random and announced on January 14, 2022. The draw will be streamed live and publicly viewable on Facebook.
For Complete Contest Rules and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please contact me directly or continue reading below.
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Complete Contest Rules
- Brokerage refers to RE/MAX Niagara Realty Ltd., with a mailing address of 170 Central Avenue, Fort Erie, Ontario, L2A 3S7.
- Realtor refers to Brent Jones, a sales representative employed by the Brokerage.
- APS refers to an Agreement of Purchase and Sale.
- Entrant refers to a buyer or seller client who is eligible to win the Prize as outlined below.
- Prize refers to a gift certificate in the amount of $3,000 to be redeemed at selloffvacations.com.
- Winner refers to the Entrant chosen at random to receive the Prize on January 14, 2022.
(i) In order for a buyer or seller to become an Entrant in this contest, the following conditions must be met:
- The property being purchased or sold must be residential and located within the boundaries of Niagara Region.
- The property must be purchased or sold through the above-named Brokerage and Realtor.
- A valid APS must be entered into and accepted by all parties no earlier than September 7, 2021 and no later than December 31, 2021.
- The purchase or sale must be “firm” (all conditions waived or fulfilled) by no later than 11:59 pm on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
- The completion date, otherwise known as the closing date, must be scheduled for no later than March 31, 2022.
- The buyer or seller must be at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of purchase or sale.
(ii) There is one (1) Prize available to be won, and the Winner will be chosen at random from the pool of eligible Entrants on Friday, January 14, 2022. The draw will be streamed live and publicly viewable on Facebook.
(iii) By accepting the Prize, the Winner grants the Realtor permission to use his or her personal details for future marketing purposes, including, but not limited to, full name, photograph, and the approximate location of the property he or she bought or sold.
(iv) There is a limit of one entry per purchase or sale but no limit to the number of entries an Entrant may have in total. For instance, if a seller works with the above-named Realtor to sell their detached home in Fort Erie, then uses that same Realtor to buy a condo in Niagara Falls, that Entrant now has two entries (chances) to win.
(v) This contest is being organized and executed exclusively by the Realtor and not the Brokerage. Entrants understand and acknowledge that the Brokerage shall not be held liable for the execution of this contest nor its outcome.
(vi) No skill testing questions are required in order to win.
(vii) Prize has no cash value. It cannot be substituted, traded, exchanged, nor returned.
(viii) Only a buyer or seller who is expressly named in the APS can be considered an Entrant or a Winner. If the Winner wishes to have the gift certificate transferred into the name of a third party, it will be his or her sole responsibility to contact Selloff Vacations directly to request such a transfer.
(ix) Winner may choose to forfeit his or her Prize, which will result in a new Winner being chosen at random.
(x) The odds of winning will vary depending upon the number of eligible Entrants. The number of Entrants shall be disclosed to anyone who asks.
(xi) The Realtor may, in his sole and absolute discretion, choose to decline to work with some prospective buyers or sellers with or without stated reasoning. A buyer or seller whom the Realtor declines to take on as a client has no eligibility to enter this contest nor to claim any sort of entitlement to its Prize.
(xii) These contest rules may be changed or updated at any time without notice to Entrants nor the public.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What if I am unable to travel in 2022 due to pandemic restrictions?
A: The gift certificate does not have an expiry date. If you do not feel comfortable traveling for the time being (or are unable to travel due to restrictions), you can redeem it at a future date.
Q: Do I have to use the gift certificate myself?
A: Not necessarily. The gift certificate must be made out to one or more individuals named in the Agreement of Purchase and Sale (APS). If the winner wishes to have the gift certificate transferred into the name of a third party—the winner’s son or daughter, for example—it will be the winner’s sole responsibility to contact Selloff Vacations to request such a transfer. The winner may also be able to use the gift certificate to purchase a vacation package on behalf of a third party.
Q: I’m not a fan of beach vacations. Can I use the gift certificate for something else, such as travel within Canada?
A: Yes. The gift certificate can be redeemed towards any eligible flights, hotels, or vacation packages offered by Selloff Vacations.
Q: If I buy or sell multiple properties with you this fall, will I have multiple chances to win?
A: Yes. There is a limit of one entry per purchase or sale, but there is no limit to the number of purchases or sales one individual can make.
Q: I bought a home with you earlier this year. Am I included in this contest?
A: No. In order to be eligible for this contest, the property must be purchased or sold between September 7, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
Q: If I lease a property through you, do I have a chance to win?
A: No. This contest is for purchases and sales only. Sorry, but rentals are not eligible.
Q: What types of properties are eligible for this contest?
A: Residential purchases or sales only, including detached homes, semis, townhouses, vacant building lots, some farms, and condos. Commercial properties are not eligible, unfortunately.
Q: I own three cottages up north. Can I sell them with you?
A: Sure, but in order for a sale to be eligible for this contest, it must be located within the boundaries of Niagara Region.
Q: Instead of entering me into this contest, can you reduce your commission? Or, if my name is drawn in January, can you refund $3,000 of commission?
Q: My two siblings and I, who do not live together, are thinking of purchasing an investment property together. If we buy that property through you, will each of us be entered into the contest?
A: No. The three of you will have only one chance to win. That being said, if you win and would like to receive three gift certificates for $1,000 each (instead of one for $3,000), that can be arranged, just so long as all three of you are named as buyers on the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.
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Do you have a question that hasn’t already been answered here? Please contact me directly.
Published September 7, 2021
Brent is a sales representative with RE/MAX Niagara Realty Ltd., Brokerage. He’s the host of The Fort Erie Podcast and proud to call Fort Erie his home.