SOURCE: EXIT Realty Corp. International

EXIT Realty Corp. International

May 22, 2012 08:30 ET

Reno vs Relocate: New TV Show Helps Homeowners Decide

EXIT Realty's Vanessa Roman to Star in New HGTV Canada Show

MISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - A dynamic new real estate show is about to air on HGTV Canada giving insight to one of the toughest questions home owners face -- move or renovate? Vanessa Roman of EXIT Realty Metro in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia will be a co-host of Reno vs Relocate airing back-to-back episodes on Mondays starting May 28th at 9pm on HGTV. The premise of the program follows home owners as they choose between renovating their existing home with the help of designer Robin Lewis, or using Vanessa's help to find a new home.

"I saw the casting call for the show and it immediately appealed to me. My husband filmed my casting demo with our handycam in our kitchen. I sent the tape to SMS Concepts and the casting director, Sue Skinner called me within an hour to say she loved the tape! I got the job and it's been a whirlwind ever since. I flew back and forth from my home in the Halifax area to Toronto weekly for months on end, taping for the show. This has been an amazing experience. I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to work with such a talented crew and professional production company," says Vanessa.

"When I saw Vanessa's audition video, I knew right away that she had something special to offer and luckily HGTV felt the same way. The network has reinforced our confidence in the hosts, format and content of the program by launching with 26 episodes. As with any new show, the real validation lies in the public's acceptance once the program airs. We always appreciate and are thankful for the support of the real estate community for this type of programming that reinforces the value of home ownership," says Katie Ruttan Daigle, Owner of Mandolin Media and Executive Producer of Reno vs Relocate.

Now that taping for the show has wrapped up, Vanessa is back in Nova Scotia working on her real estate business and enjoying time with her family. She and her husband Major Jason Roman, a helicopter pilot at CFB Shearwater, have three young children. "Everyone is very excited for Vanessa and the new show. We wish everyone involved with the program the best of success. The largest asset most Canadians ever own in their lifetime is their home, so programs that give insight into the decision making involved in ownership is highly valuable," says Joyce Paron, President -- Canada, EXIT Realty Corp. International.

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Vanessa Roman, Co-Star of HGTV Canada's Reno vs Relocate

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Susan Harrison
    Senior VP Corporate Communications
    EXIT Realty Corp. International
    Phone: 888-668-3948