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I have a very fearful mom who can't or won't make a decision to remodel her kitchen. I'm a realtor and so is my sister, my brother runs a painting company. We are unable to convince her to part with any money to help make the house more sellable. This has been goin on over 5 years. Any chance one of your surprise makeover teams can help us here in Vancouver, WA? She needs to downsize soon.
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Vancouver, WA | Registered: Dec 09, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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HGTV doesn't monitor these boards to look for projects. Highly doubtful they'd come to your rescue unless there was a production company doing shows for them in your area.

If you are actually a real estate agent I'd question your logic. Your mom doesn't want to go through the mess of remodeling just to sell the house. Who can blame her? Rarely do you get 100% of the value out of the renovation so why spend the money in hopes of recovering 75% of the money you put into it? Sell the house as is and let the new owner do the work to update the kitchen to their liking. Yes there are some folks who will walk away from the house because the kitchen is outdated. If the house is in a good location and is in otherwise good shape I'd bet there is someone out there that will see the diamond in the rough and take on the renovation.


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