23 Sep 2013

Allen Tate Realtor® Wendy Hodel Wins “Referral-cation”

OGRSummer might be over, but Allen Tate Realtor® Wendy Hodel is still looking forward to her “referral-cation” to one of her favorite vacation destinations – Napa Valley.

Hodel, an agent in the company’s Mooresville/Lake Norman office, is the grand prize winner of Going Places with Tate, an Outgoing Referral (OGR) contest sponsored by Allen Tate Relocation. Agents and employees were asked to submit an OGR – defined as a referral of anyone who plans to buy or sell real estate outside of the Allen Tate market area within the next 24 months.

A total of 271 OGRs were sent during the contest, exceeding the goal of 250, said Tara Beth Bennett of Allen Tate Relocation. Referrals are sent to independent real estate firms in other cities through the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® network.

For each OGR submitted, agents and employees were placed in a drawing for weekly travel-themed prizes, as well as the grand prize – round-trip airfare for two (maximum value $2,000) to any location where Allen Tate Relocation has sent an OGR (or may send one in the future).

Weekly email “postcards” and video updates were sent to highlight OGR “destinations” and keep agents and staff updated on the number of referrals received during the 10-week contest.

Weekly winners included Heidi Harris (Glenwood), Anne Flater (High Point), Jane Urban (Mooresville), Lori Bayne (Greenville-Midtown), Jennifer Jackson (Insurance), Linda Gutierrez (Winston-Salem), Mike Stonnell (Concord), Carol Hampton (Lake Wylie), Erin DeLuca (Matthews-Mint Hill) and Mike Smith (Fort Mill).

“We’re very excited for Wendy Hodel on winning our grand prize, and it was great to recognize so many others who also participated. We had a lot of fun with our contest theme and most importantly, referred clients to quality real estate companies and agents through the Leading RE network,” said Bennett.

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