Estate agency sells apartment via property raffle on Rightmove

first_imgEstate agents around the country have been watching with some trepidation as the number of homes sold via a property raffle have increased.But one agent in Northamptonshire has decided that it’s better to join them than beat them.Two-branch Inspired Sales Lettings, which has offices in Bletchley and Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, is selling a two-bedroom property not through private treaty but via a raffle including on Rightmove, where it is listed at £5.This makes the portal an unwitting promoter of a property raffle, although in the past Rightmove has taken down such adverts including in 2017, when a castle was offered for sale on the portal in a similar manner.£5 a ticketInspired is offering the apartment in the Far Cotton area of central Northampton for £5 a ticket. The raffle will be held on 31st May at 2.48pm or when the last ticket is sold, whichever is sooner.It is listed on the company’s website as a ‘new instruction’ saying that 50,000 tickets are on offer, valuing the property at £250,000.The listing is also on US platform Raffall and sounds and look like a traditional listing in many ways including links to a Matterport 360-degree tour, and plenty of admiring copy about the flat.“The apartment boasts high ceilings and large windows letting in natural light, it has been refurbished providing new flooring, neutral coloured painted walls, refitted kitchen area and refitted bathroom and part tiled walls,” it says.If the agency fails to provide a prize, the winners will receive a share of the compensation amounting to 75% of all ticket sales.Raffles are now regulated by Trading Standards. Inspire sales and lettings Raffall House Raffle Rightmove Northampton February 5, 2021Nigel LewisOne commentHazel Gammage, HG HG 5th February 2021 at 6:48 pmAs a native of Northampton I wouldn’t exactly say it’s close to the General Hospital or the University and it certainly isn’t in Far Cotton!Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Estate agency sells apartment via property raffle on Rightmove previous nextAgencies & PeopleEstate agency sells apartment via property raffle on RightmoveInspire Sales & Lettings has taken the unusual step, offering 50,000 tickets at £5 each to win the property, which is listed a ‘new instruction’.Nigel Lewis5th February 20211 Comment2,477 Viewslast_img

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