I will be on TV...Extreme Sell This House...Sat, Dec 3rd

Home Builder with The Flooring Girl

Check out Extreme Sell This House this weekend since yours truly (aka The Flooring Girl) will be featured on it. 

As many of you know, we were lucky enough to get featured in 2 episodes of Extreme Sell This House in part due to my blog.  One of my customers (who was selling her house) got picked up by the show.  They liked our previous work, and by coincidence someone in Texas had also recommended us.  They checked out my blog, and loved the idea of "The Flooring Girl."


They asked us to work on 2 houses in Yonkers, NY.  Apparently, one of the episodes aired a week or two ago, and I missed it (but they are sending a DVD).  Not sure if I missed the email since I was so busy, but the main episode that I'm in is taking place this Saturday on A&E at 12pm EST/11am CST.  I can't wait (although I'm a bit nervous to see how it came out).  I know my customer is thrilled with the work.  We did the floors; coincidentally, I know the painters and I brought in the cabinet guy.  My customer has a bright and cheery personality.  She and her family are featured on there.  (Not sure about the dog, but the dog was lovely too and dog remembered me!)

Charlie Frattini and the Flooring GirlIt was really fun filming this, and I really got to see how these shows operate from an insider's perspective.  The show was filmed in August, and it was an extremely busy time for us as we had a ton of customers in a rush (many were moving into new homes just before the school year) and my Production Manager was away.  If you watch the show, you'll see that we had an unplanned surprise as it related to the floors when they were ripped up...and as a result, we had to regroup and get a new crew and different materials delivered within 14 hrs, so definitely some added stress on my end...all while I was severely sleep deprived.

In the end, I think everyone was happy.  I have to say, I was so thrilled to meet the cast and crew including Tanya Memme, Roger Hazard and Charlie Frattini.  Much to my surprise, the cast and crew is super super nice...I didn't really have expectations one way or the other...but wow they were so unbelievably sweet and down to earth.

It also turns out that Charlie Frattini is a local contractor in Croton-on-Hudson NY.  I'm hoping to do some flooring for one of his customers in the spring...and who knows...maybe many more to come.  (also, I told Charlie I would help him with some of his SEO).

I'm looking forward to seeing this episode and sharing this on my website and newsletter.  They are sending me DVD's, but as many of you know, I'm a bit tech challenged when it comes to video, so I have no idea how to splice it or send people to it, etc.  So that will be another project on my to do list.

I hope you get a chance to watch Extreme Sell This House this weekend (or maybe TiVo it).

The Flooring Girl is featured on TV - Extreme Sell This House





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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Very cool!  I will set up the TiVo to make sure I don't miss it.  Congrats!

Nov 29, 2011 12:55 AM #109
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead
Wow! The moment we've been waiting for: sharing in the moment you've been waiting for! Congratulations! Here's hoping this leads only to tons of new opportunities!
Nov 29, 2011 01:07 AM #110
Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Debbie - How exciting.  We love watching shows when it's someone we "know".  Congratulations and best wishes for your continued success!!!


Nov 29, 2011 01:20 AM #111
Joan Congilose
New Jersey Properties - Manalapan, NJ
Helping Sellers & Buyers

Wow Debbie that is very exciting! I'll watch for it on Saturday

Nov 29, 2011 02:01 AM #112
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Debbie, that is great news. I will set my DVR to catch the action. 

Nov 29, 2011 04:41 AM #113
Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

Congrats Debbie.  I remember you talking about this.  I just set my calendar.  Looking forward to seeing it.

Nov 29, 2011 07:34 PM #114
Janice Ankrett
Janice Ankrett Home Staging - Burlington, ON
Staging Professional

That's so exciting Debbie! I watch that show so I'll be sure to see this episonde! Congrats!

Nov 30, 2011 03:34 AM #115
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Debbie congrats, this is a well deserved honor.  If I miss the episode I hope it  will linked to your site .

Nov 30, 2011 11:06 PM #116
refinishing wood floors

The blog is much useful after starting the process of refinishing the wood floors. They also indicating about that how much dust can be remove by using this method. The blogger indexing all the steps in to the blog so nicely...Thanks...

Nov 30, 2011 11:19 PM #117
Jennifer Spanbauer Brodoway
Lethbridge Real Estate.com - Lethbridge, AB
just call jen

I look forward to seeing the show.

Dec 01, 2011 06:35 AM #118
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes


I will be sure to watch this and DVR it.  I can't wait to see you.  This is a well deserved plug for you and your business.

Dec 01, 2011 02:46 PM #119
Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist,All About Real Estate
Debbie I also miss this one... I saw your blog on jennifer's facebook and now I have to make sure to set my DVR. I'm so happy for you...all the best.
Dec 02, 2011 12:51 AM #120
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate



Cograts on the appearance Debbie. Can't wait to see it tommorow, and I'm setting my dvr now, to make sure I don't miss it.


I usually don't like most real estate related shows. But always watched Sell This House cause it's pretty interesting,and Tanya Memme doesn't hurt either.

Dec 02, 2011 05:12 PM #121
Sandy Fenton
Keller Williams NY Realty * Licensed Associate Broker - Mount Kisco, NY
ABR, ASP, CDPE, GRI -Westchester NY - Condos to Luxury Homes

I'd put a note up for today and, for some reason, I had 1PM down.  When I went to check to see what channel A&E was on at about 12:50 or so, I saw that it ran at 12 noon!  :-( 

The floors did look beautiful though!  I will assume it was the house you did.  LOL


Dec 03, 2011 03:14 PM #122
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Debbie - That was great that Frank mentioned "Debbie - The Flooring Girl" but I thought we were going to get to see you.  Anyway, your crew did a great job, especially after the hours they were keeping.  Were you also a part of the checkerboard wall.  When they first mentioned that, I wasn't so sure about it but I have to say it came out better than I thought it would.  So glad they ditched the mustard cabinet doors - those were awful!

So I'm curious!  What did the house sell for?

Dec 03, 2011 05:07 PM #123
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Donne - I didnt get to see it...I had an appt., but a friend called me  I was supposed to be in it - they filmed me for a few minutes and they said it came out really well, but I guess they cut it.  I didn't have anything to do w/ the checkerboard, but I did suggest the color for the cabinets.  I also made suggestions to the bathroom that they were going to do, but they had unforeseen issues in the ceiling that they had to take care of instead.  I don't now the selling price.  I will need to check.

Dec 03, 2011 10:18 PM #124
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Oh girlfriend!  Please tell me you did NOT suggest that mustard color?  I'm sorry but that was awful.  Tell me you suggested the final off white color - right?

Dec 04, 2011 04:58 AM #125
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Wait...maybe we are talking about something else.  I did not see the show yet.  The color I suggested (and the one I saw them doing) was a chocolate brown.  It looked beautiful and was a great contrast vs. the floor. 

Dec 04, 2011 05:49 AM #126
Donne Knudsen
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA - Simi Valley, CA
CalState Realty Services

Debbie - Ok, good to know!  The chocolate brown was on the bottom cabinets and a nice off white was on the top cabinets.  However, initially, Roger wanted a mustard color on the top!  IT WAS GODAWFUL!!!  The off white and chocolate brown was a nice contrast with the flooring and the new counters and backsplash.  On another note, Frankie seemed like a trip!  I bet he's a hoot to work with.  I liked the checkerboard wall he did in the den.

Dec 04, 2011 11:34 AM #127
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Donne - they were all really nice to work with - both the customer and everyone involved in the show.  And, I mean EVERYONE was so nice.  It was great.

Originally, we had refinished the customer's floors on the 2nd floor (what a huge difference vs. the awful carpet there and the steps...and the dog tore up the steps.

BTW, I originally got the first job because of the dog.  He loved me (and vice versa).

I can't wait to see the show (even though I'm so bummed that they cut me).  I'm hoping they showed me on the other show.

Dec 04, 2011 12:13 PM #128
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