Luxury Real Estate for Lease

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A scenario that happens quite often goes like this:  we get a call at SportsRelocation.com from a professional athlete who has just been traded.  They are not ready to purchase luxury real estate, but they need to relocate immediately, and they are wondering about a luxury lease.

Or we get calls from celebrities looking to lease luxury real estate for some sporting event, like the upcoming Masters.  They want a quality place to stay during that week and don’t want to live in a hotel for that long.

Finding a professional athlete home for long-term or short-term is one of our many responsibilities as sports relocation experts.  We are licensed in some of the biggest real estate markets in this country, and we are affiliated in all fifty states.  That means we have an extensive networking system that allows us to have our finger on the pulse of the luxury real estate market.  We know immediately when a pro athlete home is for sale or lease, and that means immediate satisfaction for our customers.

Our customers tells us what they need and when they need it, and then we spring into action.  We can find vacation homes in the most desirable locations in the United States.  We can find the best celebrity real estate for long-term relocation.  At Sportsrelocation.com, we offer dedicated, full-service relocation services, meeting the unique real estate needs of professional athletes and entertainers.

Give us a call the next time long-term or short-term relocation becomes a reality for you.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

How to Find Celebrity Real Estate Buyers

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Scanning the real estate news this morning, we came across an article about retired NHL right wing Owen Nolan.  He and his wife recently listed their San Jose home for sale at $4.9 million.

This lovely Mediterranean-style home sits on more than three acres, has 9,500 square feet of living space, a home theater, rec room, chef’s kitchen, grand living room, five bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and many more amenities.

At Sportsrelocation.com, we deal daily with luxury homes just like this one, pro athlete homes that are in a price range that makes them very exclusive, but that exclusivity means there is a very small market of potential buyers.  The very fact that the home is a luxury home means that the pool of potential buyers is small. So, how does a real estate broker find a buyer for exclusive properties?

It is a valid question for celebrities and professional athletes.  When pro athlete relocation is a reality, one does not want their property to sit on the market indefinitely.  It is obviously advantageous to move that property as quickly as possible so the relocation can be completed, and that is where a real estate broker who is familiar with the celebrity real estate market is worth his weight in proverbial gold.

With more than ten years in the luxury real estate business, Sportsrelocation.com has built up a contact list second to none.  We are constantly in touch with professional athletes and entertainers. We are constantly studying the real estate markets not only in the Southern California area, but also New York, Florida, Las Vegas, Georgia, wherever luxury real estate is available.  It is our job to find the perfect property for every client, and we take that job seriously.  Through our extensive network, matching clients with properties is made much easier.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

Determining Sports Real Estate Home Value

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While scanning the celebrity real estate news the other day, we noticed an article about Floyd Mayweather Jr. listing his Miami-area condominium for sale at $2.599 million.

Mayweather, arguably boxing’s biggest headliner, purchased the St. Tropez Condominiums high-rise in 2010 for $1.5 million, according to public records, meaning that he is looking for a profit of one million dollars after owning the residence for four years.

At Sportsrelocation.com, we are often asked, by our celebrity clients, to determine the value of their homes in order to position them on the market for maximum value and yet quick sale.  This is not an easy task, but one that is crucial if our clients are going to be satisfied with our services.

How, then, do real estate brokers determine the home value of a luxury home?

Several factors enter into the listing price of a home.  Obviously the square footage and number of bedrooms and baths plays a large part.  Typically, the larger the home, the higher the value…but….other features help in determining the home value as well.  Does the home have a view? Is it on a beach?  Does it have privacy and is it situated on acreage?

Also important when speaking about pro athlete homes is the number of comparative listings on the market.  Generally speaking, the fewer the comparative listings, the more valuable your home will be.  This is a simple matter of supply and demand.  The smaller the supply of a valuable, sought-after item, the higher its value will be.

A good agent will have an understanding of the current market in an area, and that familiarity and understanding will allow them to make the best determination of a value when listing your home.  That is why the selection of an agent is probably the most crucial decision you will make if you are selling your luxury real estate.  At Sportsrelocation.com, we will sit down with you and listen to your needs and concerns.  Since we are licensed in some of the largest markets in the country, we know the market and can help you make a decision that will maximize your profit from the sale.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

NBA Transactions Necessitate Vehicle Transport

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Easily the most noted NBA transaction was the move of LeBron James back to Cleveland, but there have been other trades and free agent signings almost daily since the end of the NBA playoffs.

Just yesterday, Paul Pierce signed with the Washington Wizards, and the day before that Anthony Morrow singed with the Oklahoma City Thunder and James Johnson signed with the Toronto Raptors.  So the NBA landscape is changing rapidly, and that means the business of professional athlete relocation is in constant flux.

Athlete relocation means a complete upheaval in the life of an athlete.  Moving to a new city, getting situated in a new home, moving possessions, taking care of financial matters in the previous city, finding a new luxury home, these are daunting tasks that can, at times, seem overwhelming.  Just recently we at Sportsrelocation.com were asked about car transport, and specifically how that transaction takes place.

In a nutshell, when an athlete relocation takes place, whether through free agency or trade, the professional athlete will contact our office and arrange for a vehicle transport.  We will discuss a calendar date when the shipment will occur, and then we will contact our transport agents and find the best deal possible.  After that we will determine where the vehicle is going to be for pickup, and where it should be delivered in the new city.  We also need to determine whether it will be a closed transport or an open transport.

The longer the advanced notice of the transport is, the better the deal that can be arranged, but rest assured that we can most definitely meet your needs no matter where you are moving to and when you are moving.

Leaving you, the professional athlete, to concentrate on your career, which is as it should be.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

Athlete Relocation as MLB Trade Deadline Approaches

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Athlete relocation is a reality for professional athletes from the moment they sign their first professional contract.  The contract is signed on the dotted line, and then ballplayers are shipped off to one of several minor league cities to improve their skills.  From there, if the baseball gods are smiling on them, they finally make it to the big leagues, but that doesn’t mean their relocation concerns are over, for there is always the possibility they will be traded, or they will move of their own accord due to free agency.

July 31st is the deadline for trades in Major League Baseball.  The first blockbuster trade of the year happened a couple weeks ago when Oakland traded away their first-round picks for 2012 and 2013, and a player to be named later, for Chicago Cubs starters Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel.  With two weeks to go before the deadline, you can expect to see quite a few more trades happening.

And those trades will mean relocation, the transporting of possession and vehicles to a new city; the selling of pro athlete homes, and the purchasing of new homes in new cities.

During our ten years in the professional athlete relocation business, we are often asked how can relocation be simplified?  How can this major upheaval in an athlete’s life be made relatively pain-free?

The answer, of course, is to turn it all over to a professional in the relocation business.  We know that you have a sport to play.  That is your business and your livelihood, and you don’t have the time to shop for a new home, sell your luxury home, move your cars and take care of the hundreds of other small details associated with a major relocation.  So relocation companies like Sportsrelocation.com do it all for you.

We are a full-service relocation company.  We will sell your real estate, find you suitable real estate in your new city, or temporary luxury housing, and we will make sure that your possessions and vehicles are transported with no hassles.  All you have to do is pack your bags, head to your new city, and play ball.

Yes, you might be traded in the next couple weeks, and yes, that is unsettling in a way, but we at Sportsrelocation.com can make it a smooth transition for you.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

How to Sell a Luxury Home Quickly for Maximum Value

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We at Sportsrelocation.com are constantly being asked, by customers, how they can sell their luxury home quickly and still get maximum value?  It is an important question, because the difference between maximum value for celebrity real estate, and less-than-maximum value, can mean the difference of millions of dollars.

Let’s look at an example.  Former Los Angeles Kings head coach Terry Murray recently listed his home in Manhattan Beach for $2.5 million.  This three-story town house, built in 2005, has ocean views from its corner location, and includes open interiors featuring walnut flooring, copper fixtures and mosaic stone.  A gourmet kitchen is included, as well as a dining room with stone fireplace, many balconies, three bedrooms, three full baths, and almost 2,000 square feet of living space.

Looking at this sports real estate, we see a well-maintained home with great living space and room for entertainment.  However, the most important aspect of this property is location. The beach city of Manhattan Beach is a popular location for professional sports figures, in particular with the Lakers and Kings players and coaches.  The fact that Steve Nash, Dustin Brown, and Kurt Rambis all call Manhattan Beach home is a huge selling point.

In addition, at Sportsrelocation.com, we have been dealing in pro athlete homes for over ten years. We are headquartered in Southern California, and we have built a clientele list that is quite beneficial with regards to selling a celebrity athlete home.  With our contacts, and our knowledge of the area, moving this lovely property quickly and for maximum value would not be difficult.

When it comes time for you to relocate, consider the pros at Sportsrelocation.com.  Dealing with professionals who know the market, and are an integral part of the sports community, will be a huge step toward selling that home quickly for what it is worth.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

LeBron James’ Return to Cleveland May Have Huge Economic Impact

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One of the aspects of professional athlete relocation that many people do not consider is the economic impact that relocation will have on two cities, the city left behind and the new city.  Never has this been truer than in the case of LeBron James and his return to Cleveland.

The sports world was rocked this past weekend with news that NBA All-Star LeBron James will be leaving Miami for his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio.  The shockwaves have just started and will be felt for years to come in two cities separated by 1,500 miles but connected by one superstar.

Yes, this celebrity relocation will obviously affect the two teams involved, but what also needs to be noted is the effect this signing will have on the two communities.  It is estimated that James’ economic impact as a Cavalier will be approximately $50 million to $80 million per year.  Why? Because the arrival of James means more tickets sold, and more tickets sold means more people paying for parking, food, hotels, travel and team merchandise.  It also will mean an increase in real estate values in the area near the Cleveland arena.

The opposite is true in Miami.  There it is estimated that James’ departure could mean a loss of $100 million per year, and that estimate is most likely accurate….but….as a commercial real estate broker in Miami, I would recommend to small business owners that this is an opportunity, and that they should take advantage of the lowered rents and real estate values.  In other words, though this is a blow to Miami, it is also a wonderful chance to find excellent real estate values.  The area will rebound from this athlete relocation, as it always does, so this opportunity for local business people has a limited time frame in which to act.

We at Sportsrelocation.com understand the economics of professional athlete relocation.  For over ten years we have worked closely with professional athletes to make their relocation as effortless as is possible.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

J. Stokes Sells Redwood City Celebrity Real Estate

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It seems there has been a flood of celebrity real estate news of late, and the latest is the sale of a Redwood City home owned by J. Stokes, the former UCLA Bruins wide receiver and veteran NFL player.

Stokes sold his home for $1.91 million, which was more than the asking price by more than $185,000, and he purchased the home in June, 1996, for $640,000.

This pro athlete home was built in 1985 and is a traditional style on one-third of an acre in the Cordilleras Heights neighborhood of Emerald Hills.  It is a two-story home with 2,620 square feet of living space that includes formal living spaces, raised ceilings, a den, updated kitchen, three bedrooms and two full baths.

Outdoors is perfect for entertaining with mature trees that provide a wonderful canopy for the pool and spa.

If you are facing a celebrity relocation, and you seek celebrity real estate, the market is quite active these days, and properties are coming onto the market on a very regular basis.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

Saku Koivu Lists Irvine Home for Sale

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Saku Koivu, a fifteen year veteran of the NHL, has listed is Irvine home for sale, asking $6.59 million.

Koivu  and his wife purchased the home in 2009 for $4.975 million.  This recent listing comes a month after Anaheim Duck’s general manager Bob Murray announced the Koivu would not be extended a contract this off-season.

This celebrity real estate boasts a Tuscan-style residence with 7,400 square feet of living space with seven bedrooms and six full bathrooms. It features a fossilized stone and reclaimed brick exterior with antique roof tiles and five fireplaces salvaged from France.  There is a 1,500-bottle wine cellar, a gourmet kitchen, telescoping wall of glass and handsome beams throughout.

The exterior of this pro athlete home has a courtyard with fireplace, a covered loggia of more than 1,000 feet, an outdoor kitchen and a pool on over a half-acre of grounds.  This is truly a quality professional athlete home for sale, perfect for outdoor entertainment.

Koivu, 39 years of age, spent ten years with the Montreal Canadiens before moving to the Anaheim Ducks in 2009.  He is Finnish-born and the older brother of Mikko Koivu, a center and captain for the Minnesota Wild.

If you are in the market for quality sports real estate, then follow along on our blog for the latest transactions, or give us a call.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

LaDainian Tomlinson Lists San Diego Mansion For Sale

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Former NFL tailback LaDainian Tomlinson has his San Diego mansion up for sale for $3.495 million.

This is a prime professional athlete home with more than 13 acres situated within the Heritage Estates in Poway near San Diego.  The home is Mediterranean in style and offers a main residence, a guest casita, a lagoon-style pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, basketball court and a putting green, all in a resort-style setting.

This is celebrity real estate at its finest with over 10,000 square feet of living space that includes vaulted interiors with exposed beams, plank hardwood flooring and marble fireplaces.  The interior also has a gourmet kitchen, formal living spaces, a wood-paneled library, five bedrooms, six baths, a built-in wall aquarium, and a custom wine cellar.

Tomlinson purchased the home in 2004 for $3.5 million shortly after signing a near-record contract with the San Diego Chargers.  He was a superior rusher during his nine seasons in the NFL, and earned NFL Most Valuable Player in 2006.  He ranks fifth in all-time career rushing yards with 13,684 yards.

If you are in the market for quality sports and entertainment real estate, they don’t come much nicer than this beautiful pro athlete home, and if you are facing a pro athlete relocation, give us a call.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

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