Local real estate agents trade the office for the outdoors

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on June 21, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 21 at 6:01 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Hundreds of Windermere real estate agents helped make changes and repairs to two homes in Spokane Valley Friday.  They took the day off from selling homes to do it.

Windermere was helping out non-profit organization Hearth Homes.  Hearth Homes helps find homes for struggling families, usually comprising of women and children who have recently experienced domestic violence and substance abuse.

Hearth’s Executive Director Angela Lorenzi was encouraged by the progress.  "It's amazing when you tackle something with 200 or 250 people, what you can accomplish in a short amount of time; we've really had a transformation here."

Both of the houses being fixed up were foreclosed before the non-profit moved in.  The organization has been trying for months to make the homes more livable.

"It's a great organization, Heart Homes,” said Windermere real estate agent Dallas Becker.  “They do great things.  It's just very much in step with what our foundation supports."

Windermere agents brought their own tools and donated supplies.  The real estate agents improved landscaping, made changes to the house, and added a patio. 

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