2018 RGVBA PARADE OF HOMES PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT
RGVBA, Inc. 419 Nolana, Ste C • McAllen, TX 78504
Office: (956) 686-2932 • Fax (956) 668-9705 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In order to be eligible to participate in the Parade of Homes, the builder, developer or other participant must be a member in good standing (A member in good standing
means that your dues are paid by the entry deadline as applicable). In signing this agreement members agree to abide by the following rules and regulations:
PARADE ENTRY FEE IS FOR ONE HOME.
“Official” entry is for the home address listed on the first page of this
application and that will be required to complete a separate form and pay
corresponding fee in order to comply with “official” entry requirements. The
RGVBA reserves the right to incur additional entry fees for homes that are
adjacent to or contiguous to the official home entry.
1. The entry deadlines for the Parade of Homes are as follows:
Early Registration ($3,000 per house) on or before October 31, 2018.
Standard Registration ($3,100 per house) from Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, 2018.
Late Registration ($3,200 per house) from Dec. 1 - Dec. 30, 2018.
Final registration ($3,400 per house) from Jan. 2- Feb. 28, 2019.
NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER FEBRUARY 28, 2019.
2. I understand that all builders or developers who have an active ownership
interest in the Parade of Homes entry house, must be members in good
standing of the Rio Grande Valley Builders Association (RGVBA) and adhere to
membership guidelines for participation.
3. My home entry is new, has never been occupied, and will be staffed and open
for public viewing during all Parade hours. I also agree that my home will be
complete and ready for showing by APRIL 24, 2019 to qualify for judging. The
same model home can be entered for maximum of two years. If my home will be
incomplete, unsafe, or not available for showing at the time the Parade opens, I
agree to banner my home as “not available for showing.” If I have an incomplete,
unsafe or unavailable home on APRIL 24, 2019 I may lose participation
privileges. The deadline for noting “not available for showing” or removing the
Parade entry in the guidebook is MARCH 25, 2019.
4. A “finished” house is one on which the builder has secured a certificate of
occupancy from the city and which meets all mortgage appraisal standards. This
includes all plumbing, all floors coverings, paintings and staining, carpentry,
etc. If I cannot secure a certificate of occupancy for any reason, I will notify the
RGVBA before APRIL 24, 2019. If my home is completely finished, and except
for electricity, does not have final hook-ups to sewer, water or gas, the house
may still be shown, if no safety hazards are presented, and the RGVBA is notified.
Cooling and electricity must be provided to the home. Additionally, a driveway
or boardwalk must be in place to provide safe access to the home. A copy of the
certificate of occupancy must be turned into the RGVBA in order to participate in
the Parade. Parade materials will only be given with certificates of occupancy.
5. If the home will not be available for showing, notice must be given to the
RGVBA by MARCH 25, 2019 in order to remove the home from all advertising
material and/or banner the home in the Parade Guidebook as “unavailable for
viewing.” If my home will be unavailable for viewing on Saturday APRIL 27, I will
not put up any related Parade signage. If the house will not be ready to show by
the first day of the Parade, I will place a sign at the house, instructing the public
that it is “unavailable for showing.” This sign will be provided by the RGVBA at an
additional fee. Failure to place this sign may result in the loss of my participation
privileges in future Parade of Homes.
6. I will ensure that the grounds surrounding my Parade entry, within my control,
are neat, orderly and free of hazards to the public.
7. Proofs for the Parade Guidebook must be approved by the builder or his/her
representative digitally or in paper form and must be approved by MARCH 25,
2019. If proofs are not returned, any mistakes in the printed book will be the
advertiser’s responsibility. I agree to ensure that all the information on the Parade
entry is accurate and not be misleading to the consumer.
8. I understand that no other company may distribute their literature or be
present in my Parade model unless they are RGVBA Members and pay the
Partner fee of $350 per home or purchase an ad in the Parade Guidebook.
9. I agree to carry liability insurance on all my Parade entry homes from APRIL
24 through MAY 5, 2019. I understand that a copy of this certificate of insurance
is a requirement for entry and that the certificate must be submitted before
materials for the Parade are distributed on APRIL 24, 2019
10. I agree that the RGVBA is not responsible for any errors or omissions
concerning my home, the maps, the write-up narrative, or my ad in the Parade
Guidebook, or in any related advertising, press releases, etc. I agree to call any
errors to the attention of the RGVBA in writing by MARCH 25, 2019. Write-ups
will be edited at the discretion of the Parade of Homes committee for length,
grammar, and content.
11. Builders will receive one metal yard sign per entry. Additionally, one or two
metal signs will be issued for each development. Directional signs should be
placed by Saturday, APRIL 27, 2019 and must be removed immediately after the
Parade, MAY 6, 2019. The yard signs must be returned to the RGVBA office or
designated location by MAY 7, 2019. Late sign-in forfeits deposit. All signs will
remain the property of the RGVBA. No signage from anyone other than the
builder is allowed in front of a Parade Entry, and the builder sign may not contain
logos or information for any other entity other than ENERGY STAR® and Built
To Save™. I agree to abide by the current sign placement policy of the RGVBA as
12. I will place the Parade entry yard sign in the front yard of the Parade model.
A limited number of directional signs will be provided and required to be placed
in accordance to municipal regulations along public roadways. The Parade feather
flag will be placed in the front yard in order to better direct consumers to the
Parade entry. No other feather flags are allowed. No exceptions. All Parade signs,
metal and plastic, must be removed immediately the day after the Parade.
13. I will return my Parade of Homes signs to the RGVBA office at 419 Nolana,
Suite C, McAllen, TX or designated location by MAY 7, 2019. All signs remain
the property of the Builders Association. I agree to reimburse the RGVBA for any
signs and materials not returned.
14. I agree that the pullout date for removing my entry from the Parade
of Homes is FEBRUARY 1, 2019. After that date, my entry fee will not be
returned. A WRITTEN NOTICE MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE RGVBA
OFFICE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2019, and a refund will be issued
for cancellation minus a $500 administration fee per entry. There are no
exceptions to this rule!
15. A violation of the above rules could result in the suspension of Parade
participation privileges. Any decisions regarding rule violations will be made by
the Parade Committee and are final and binding
16. The Parade of Homes Committee has the right to rescind any award given if
the builder is found to be in violations of this Participation Agreement.
17. Participating builders who receive Parade of Home Awards or recognitions
may include the award(s) and seal(s) in their advertising and promotions until
the end of that calendar year. After January 31st of the following year that the
award is given, the award may be listed on advertising as text form only. The
use of seal(s) in all advertising and promotions is strictly forbidden and must
be removed from printed materials, signage, and online advertising to avoid
18. Sponsors, builders, and advertisers are liable for collection fees including
attorney and/or court cost if required to collect account. All fees are payable in
Hidalgo County, McAllen, TX.
I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PARTICIPATION
AGREEMENT AND I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE TERMS AND