Century 21 yesterday announced that Mr Brian Gittings of Lindendale in Northern New South Wales has won the company’s inaugural apartment giveaway competition.
Mr Gittings automatically entered the draw to win the $400,000 apartment after successfully selling his macadamia farm through Noel Outerbridge of Century 21 Plateau Lifestyle Alstonville in 2016. Last Friday evening he was notified at home that he had won the competition by Century 21 while preparing for bed.
“I was totally surprised and in such a fluster when I found out that I had won,” said competition winner Brian Gittings.
“The farm that we sold was our only income source and when I reached 75, I thought it was time to retire. While we live fairly modestly, this fantastic prize means that we can have a decent retirement and live with less worry,” said Brian Gittings.
Since the competition’s commencement in May 2016, Century 21 say that tens of thousands of Australian and New Zealand residents entered into the running to win the $400,000 prize simply by registering their interest with Century 21 to either buy or sell property, or use the group’s property management services.
Noel Outerbridge of Century 21 Plateau Lifestyle Alstonville transacted the property in question and was delighted to hear of the result as he was working late on a Friday night: “Century 21 Chairman Charles Tarbey called to inform me of the winner and when he said Brian Gittings’ name I immediately thought, wow, that’s absolutely fantastic.
“Brian and his wife Julie are a lovely, hard-working couple, and it was fantastic to see what they have achieved on their macadamia farm over the years,” said Noel Outerbridge.
“Throughout the competition, we sent out over 15,000 brochures in the local community and attracted a huge amount of interest in the competition, so it is exciting to see the winners coming from our local area.
“I think Brian is still in shock as we managed to help him get his asking price for the farm and then not long after, he finds out he has won the $400,000 competition.
“It couldn’t happen to a nicer person and the whole competition has been fantastic for our local business,” concluded Noel Outerbridge.