I realize the original post was in 2011, but will hopefully help someone else. There are typically not "Realtors" who specialize in home-renovations but there ARE lenders who specialize in loans for these types of properties (such as a 203k loan ((which is an FHA loan that allows you to finance the needed repairs / upgrades into your home). Feel free to contact me should anyone like for me to set them up with a great lender who does these sort of loans ALL THE TIME.
-Amy S. Arey, Realtor, CNE
Halo Group Realty, LLC