Paying It Forward- Volunteering for Extreme Home Makeover

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty and Lake Country

Extreme Makeover-Lake Oconee, GeorgiaPaying It Forward- Volunteering for Extreme Home Makeover. The streets where I live have been buzzing for a little over a month now as ABC's reality show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is coming to our area. We did not know exactly what family was going to be helped but this morning, as a matter of fact, the show suprised the deserving family and work is probably in full force by now. I think what the show does for families around our country is inspiring so last week when I received an email saying that they needed volunteers to help with the project I was quick to jump on board.

I have volunteered to work three shifts this week with the project. I could be doing anything from gardening, to painting, to working the tent where they hand out water and snacks to the workers. Wherever they see fit for me, I'll be there to lend a hand. Volunteering my time is the least I can do for this family who has obviously been through hardships in their lives in order to be chosen for this dream home.

My company, Coldwell Banker Lake Oconee Realty, was actually offered the opportunity to be a "Platinum" Partner for this weeks event so not only will I be volunteering but basically every Realtor we have in our office will be there at one time or another to help. What an incredible opportunity we've been presented with to help change a life!

Comments (6)

Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hey Margie,  You are so good to be involve and help out.  Wonder if you will be on TV, you need to let us know.  Have a great day!

Jul 10, 2011 04:17 AM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

I'm interested how the appraisals are formulated for these homes that were in Extreme Makeover.  How and where to they get the comps???

Jul 10, 2011 04:38 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Margie, What great fun ... be sure to tell us all when the show airs! This is likely a once in a lifetime opportunity. 

Jul 10, 2011 06:17 AM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Margie - That is AWESOME, what a great thing to be part of.

Jul 10, 2011 12:10 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Margie, We had the show filming here about a year ago and wondered how we could help. That was great that you were given the opportunity to volunteer. It's great to be part of this life change for this deserving family!

Jul 11, 2011 12:49 AM
Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

Great way to do good and do well at the same time. What an opportunity to be of service! Great job Margie.

Jul 14, 2011 08:17 AM