Extreme Realty

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Executives VA0225060364, MD638478

I'm happy to report that I won the lottery! No, I didn't come into any money- but it many ways, this is just as good.

Earlier this month, our company announced that we were asked to participate in an Extreme Makeover Home Edition project in our area. There would be a residence in MD and a community center in DC. I attended a pre-project rally on Aug 13 and was fired up and ready to get started on it. I even got a top, top secret line on the address of one of the projects and drove by to check it out. The organization that the building belongs to is a WONDERFUL group of people that do so much for children in the District. They truly are doing great things. We couldn't wait to get started.

Then, there was the announcement that the the community and sponsor response was SO GREAT that unfortunately, the company would have to choose their volunteers by lottery. Naturally, we were biting our manicured fingernails in anticipation. Then we learned we did get selected to participate. We got our time slot- which is 3AM-9:30AM Thursday morning, 8/28. This is the day before the "big reveal".

We don't know which site we will be at and we don't know what we will be doing. We are just grateful and excited to be helping a deserving family and a deserving community. There is nothing better than to give with your own hands and your own sweat.

I am very much looking forward to Thursday morning!

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Cathy Valdiviez Baumbusch, REALTOR. Licensed in VA, MD, and DC. 

Red Dress Realty at RE/MAX Executives

DIRECT: 202-630-2MOV 

8442 Old Keene Mill Rd., Springfield, VA, 22152

2704 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA 22301

Cathy has lived in the DC Metro area since 1996. She currently lives in West Springfield, VA. Licensed since 2001 and serves clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Cathy's service area includes Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church in Virginia and Prince George's, and Montgomery County in Maryland., and of course. 

Cathy has an excellent track record getting short sales approved and closed. Cathy can also facilitate buying and selling real estate anywhere in the world. 

Cathy is a VHDA Certified Trainer and she has taught classes on buying short sales, HUD homes, and foreclosures and social media marketing classes through Fairfax County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education Program. 

Cathy is a retired Army Reserve Major and an accomplished singer with a rock band. She resides in Springfield, VA with her dog and cat.

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Comments (5)

Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Good luck.  This is a great project to help someone in need.

Aug 24, 2009 03:14 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes for great success with the project. It would be nice to see many makeovers conducted by real estate professionals.

Aug 24, 2009 03:15 AM
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate

Hey Cathy, I will be there with you on the 3 a.m. shift.  Looking forward to it as it should be lots of fun and Extremely Extreme!

Aug 24, 2009 03:15 AM
Rita Fong
RE/MAX REAL ESTATE TODAY, Executive Broker 901-488-9590 - Marion, AR
Realtor - Marion Arkansas Homes for Sale

It sounds like a great project, hope you can post some pictures to let us see the end result.  Good luck!

Aug 24, 2009 03:19 AM
Judy Kincaid
Tampa, FL

There is nothing more rewarding than helping those in need.  Have fun on the project and post photos when you can.

Aug 24, 2009 03:23 AM