About a month and a half ago, we had an interesting idea in the Realestock offices. Why don’t we do a contest about using social media and give away some prizes? The initial incarnation of the contest was pretty small – Starbucks gift cards, but our CEO suggested we do something much bigger – an iPad. A fabulous enough prize decided on, we launched the contest, thinking if it went well enough, we’d do a few more contests.We really weren’t sure what to expect.
When the entries started to pour in, we were blown away. Entries came in from people around the world, sharing stories that were inspiring, heart-warming and incredible. When the Realestock staff couldn’t decide between two stories, we put them up to a public vote, and were amazed to see how communities of people rallied around the two very deserving finalists. The whole experience really showed us how social media can bring people from all countries, walks of life and backgrounds together.
Our first place winner Ryan Chelak, of course, wins the coveted iPad, but we felt we had to do something for the equally deserving second place winner Kimberly Ciesla, so we’re sending her an Apple gift card.
To call the contest a success would be an understatement – we were able to hear so many wonderful stories and help out a very deserving family – the very definition of an endeavor well done. And yes, we’ll certainly be doing more contests – how can you find out about them? Follow us on Twitter - @realestock or become a fan on our Facebook page.
The Realestock Team