Firstly, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our #WhyWeRent contest! We were blown away by the thoughtful posts, and the conversations that sparked as a result really highlighted the benefits of renting as a positive lifestyle choice.
So here it goes…drum-roll please!
GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
@travelfoodiegirl – “Renting with Hollyburn Properties Ltd. made our move from Vancouver to Toronto simple. Not only did we score exclusive access to numerous Canadian partnerships that allow us to take advantage of special offers such as preferred pricing at The Brick and Fresh City Farms, but we also obtained reduced membership fees at Costco Wholesale, Equinox, and Enterprise CarShare making everyday living a breeze.”
Congratulations! The judges loved the way you incorporated our Value Added Partners into the post, as they are a great way to showcase some of the perks of renting. It was also the comments that ignited such positive conversations about renting that made this post stand out among so many great entries. Awesome job!
SECONDARY PRIZE WINNERS:
@seesomemore –“A lifetime of struggling with mental health has made it difficult for [my mom] to feel safe and independent in many other places. With the right right wrap around supports, however, she is thriving, and her little home is a huge part of that puzzle.”
@lesliekellestine – “…for us the benefits of renting means we have more time to do the things we want to focus on such as our careers, spending time with each other and hosting things like friends giving.”
@positivly.glow –“I’m a renter. There, I said it. Sometimes there is this perception that if you rent you are somehow “less than” or not on the right track, but really, why is that??…I LOVE my apartment. I feel safe, comfortable, and right in the heart of city. Everything I want is right at my doorstep and I can spend my time living my life, not worrying about paying a mortgage”
This contest was about shedding light on the sharing-economy, but more importantly, it was about showcasing renting as a positive lifestyle choice and long-term housing solution. The responses we received were incredible, and many people not only focused on affordability as a benefit of renting, but also things like flexibility, community, location, and their resident managers. With so many creative entries, it was not an easy decision to choose just four winners…
…And because of this insightful conversation that has inspired, stay tuned for an exciting NEW #WhyWeRent contest coming November 1st!
Thank you again to everyone who participated and congratulations to our winners!