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This Week I'll Be Going Extremely Extreme!

It's time to get Extreme!

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is here in the D.C. area.  You've seen the show before.  They knock on the door of an unsuspecting family and send them away for a week while a huge army of volunteers builds the deserving family a brand spanking new home.

Several weeks ago, my brokerage, RE/MAX Allegiance announced that we had the opportunity to participate in this build.  There's a twist on this edition.  In one week, there going to be building two projects, a new home in Hyattsville, Maryland, and a community center in Washington D.C.

In just 24 hours, we had about 200 agents, staff, and family members sign up to volunteer.  Wow!  What an outpouring of volunteer effort.  Then last week, we were told that only 40 people from our brokerage would be able to participate due to overwhelming support from the community.  So we held a lottery drawing to see who would be involved.

Watch this news clip about the Extreme Makeover going on right now in D.C. and Maryland (short commercial may play first):


Guess who's going to be working on the volunteer crew?  That's right, your friendly neighborhood RE/MAX Allegiance Broker, Brian Block!

Not satisfied with just being extreme... I'm going to be extremely extreme -- that's right, I'm working on the 3 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. shift this coming Friday morning.

Check back for updates.



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Comment balloon 8 commentsBrian Block • August 24 2009 10:55AM


Great for you! What  a neat sure and post the pictures and when the episode airs, we'll be watching for you.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 9 years ago


WOW!!! Let us know when we can see it on TV. I love that show! And thanks for volunteering for the LATE shift!

You go, Guy!

Kathy Opatka

Posted by Kathy Opatka, Serving Ocean City, MD, & The Delaware Beaches (RE/MAX CROSSROADS) almost 9 years ago

Keep us updated on the story!  I sure love happy endings!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 9 years ago

Brian - Wow!  Sounds like a tough shift for you.  I bet it'll be a lot of fun, too.

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) almost 9 years ago

Brian - 3 AM to 9:30 AM - isn't that an agent's blogging hours?  You should have no problem with it!  Got your email - thanks!

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) almost 9 years ago

Say "hi" to Ty for me!  And send me a picture!

Tina in Virginia

Posted by Tina Merritt, Virginia Real Estate (Nest Realty) almost 9 years ago

Hi Brian...What a fun experience.  

Can't wait to see your post which I'm sure will appear about 10:00 AM Friday morning!


Posted by Kate Elim, Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land a (Dockside Realty) almost 9 years ago


That's very certainly have the enthusiasm and the attitude for this extreme event....

I hope I'm able to watch it here in Ontario, CAN


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith almost 9 years ago