Helping Homebuyers Live their Dreams: The $260,000 Great Home Giveaway Goes into Action

Commissions Inc., First Option Mortgage and Leading Realtors Announce $10,000 Individual Winners in Arizona, California and Massachusetts

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ATLANTA, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to The Great Home Giveaway, homebuyers in Massachusetts, Arizona, and Southern California are living their dreams. Today, the contest organizers announced the first three $10,000 winners, and encouraged prospective buyers to enter for the chance to win up to $100,000.

Sponsored by Commissions Inc., First Option Mortgage and more than 200 leading real estate agents nationwide, the contest will award a total of $260,000 in prizes to 17 lucky homebuyers through January 2015. Altogether, there will be 16 individual $10,000 cash prizes and a $100,000 Grand Prize. These awards are an ideal complement to cover home buying expenses.

The first winner, Michelle Campanella of Saugus, MA, is a single mother who had been saving for years until she found a new home in nearby Peabody with help from Mike Quail of The Quail Group at RE/MAX Advantage in Beverly. Michelle is putting her $10,000 toward furnishings. Meanwhile, Rose and Bob Maynard, a retired couple from Bermuda Dunes, CA, will make improvements to the home they purchased working with Bill Morgner of The Morgner Group in Palm Springs. Finally, Dennis and Alberta Barrett of the East Valley, Arizona area are teaming with Carol Royse and Vikki Royse Middlebrooks of The Carol Royse Team at Keller Williams Realty East Valley in Tempe to find their perfect home, and the funds will allow them to view more housing options.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with leading agents to make the dream of home ownership more attainable," said Duane LeGate, CEO of Commissions Inc. "The Great Home Giveaway is all about giving back and supporting people who are making one of the biggest transactions of their lives."

U.S. residents age 21 and over are eligible, and serious home seekers are encouraged to go to The sooner contestants register, the more chances they have to win. Entry periods begin and end every two weeks, and participants whose names aren't drawn are automatically re-entered.

About First Option Mortgage
First Option Mortgage, a nationally recognized mortgage lender headquartered in Atlanta, GA, provides lending services in Conventional, FHA, USDA and VA residential home loan products. Founded in 2004 by Tim Burford and Kurt Nikolai, Managing Partners, First Option has 9 physical Branch locations across the U.S. as well as a national call center and is licensed in 42 states.

About Commissions Inc.
Commissions Inc. provides a full-service marketing platform that connects top-tier real estate brokers and agents to homebuyers and sellers. In addition to a host of tools to maximize realtor efficiency and sales, the company offers Local Homes, the perfect app for on-the-go home searching. The app provides serious homebuyers with fast, up-to-date, and accurate information to give them a timing advantage when they're in the market for a home.

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