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Sweepstakes opens the door to homeownership with $221,000 grand prize

Apr 1, 2009
For Immediate Release
Matt Gentile
Century 21 Real Estate LLC
Phone: 973-407-6102
Cell: 973-647-9042

PARSIPPANY, N.J., (April 1, 2009) —

Century 21 Real Estate LLC, the franchisor of the world's largest residential real estate sales organization, is jump-starting the 2009 spring home buying season with its second annual April Open House Month Campaign and the launch of its first-ever "Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes.*" Through this sweepstakes, the CENTURY 21® System is opening the door for one lucky consumer to win $221,000 toward the purchase of a home.

"In one of the best buyers' markets we've seen in many years, our CENTURY 21 sales professionals will stage thousands of open house events nationwide throughout April where they will welcome the opportunity to help consumers understand the advantages of current pricing, interest rates and incentives, such as the First-Time Homebuyer Federal Tax Credit," said Tom Kunz, CENTURY 21 president and CEO. "With our 'Path to Your Dream Sweepstakes,' CENTURY 21 will actually take it one step further and help one lucky winner to realize the American dream of homeownership."

The 'Path to Your Dreams Sweepstakes' kicks off Open House Month on April 1 and will run until midnight on May 16, 2009. In addition to the grand prize of $221,000, there will be eight regional prizes of $5,000 and 10,500 instant winners who will receive a $10 gift card. Beginning April 1, consumers can enter online at, or they can enter at a CENTURY 21 Open House. The drawing for the grand prize will be held at the end of May.

"We believe that this open house and sweepstakes campaign will energize consumers as the spring home buying season begins and provide current sellers with an excellent opportunity to gain additional exposure for their properties," said Bev Thorne, senior vice president of marketing for Century 21 Real Estate LLC. "As local market professionals, CENTURY 21 System brokers and agents are uniquely qualified to help consumers realize their real estate dreams in neighborhoods across the country."

With its innovative online tools, makes planning an open house tour easier and more efficient than ever before. The CENTURY 21 Open House Planner and pinpoint mapping technologies let prospective homebuyers personalize, simplify, and organize open house plans to meet their individual needs.