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Ikem Chukumerije Now Licensed in Texas

06 June, 2017

Ikem Chukumerije is the CEO of the Sports and Entertainment Real Estate Agency and Athlete Relocation Company.  Sports Relocation, Inc., assists players and coaches from all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers to relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate and Relocation needs.  Among athlete relocation experts, he is the leader of the pack. Ikem is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, Georgia, Uta [...]

Real Estate Values

22 September, 2014

In a recent survey, home buyers were asked to list the skills and qualities in a real estate agent that they valued.  Let’s take a look at that list, seen here from most important down to least important. Honesty and integrity Knowledge of purchase process Responsiveness Knowledge of real estate market Communication skills Negotiation skills People skills Technology skills Note that, since all of these were mentioned in a survey of thousands, that all are indeed impor [...]

Is Your Real Estate Agent Qualified?

08 January, 2015

  Having the wrong real estate agent can completely derail your attempts at selling your home. Obviously, most people understand that, but you might be surprised by the number of people who still shop around for a real estate agent with little or no effort or diligence. If the sale of your home is one of the most important financial activities you will ever be a part of, and it is, doesn’t it make sense to find the best real estate agent that you can? Here are some warning [...]

Are You Overpricing Your Home?

20 January, 2015

Are you overpricing your home? It’s an easy thing to do, and it’s an easy thing to avoid. It should come as no surprise that many homeowners have a tendency to overprice their homes.  There is an emotional attachment to a home, and that emotional attachment will often cloud the thinking of a homeowner when it comes time to sell.  Add to that the fact that most, if not all, homeowners, will naturally try to make as much profit as possible from the sale of a home.  These are under [...]

How to Find a Real Estate Agent You Can Trust

22 January, 2015

“How can I find a real estate agent I can trust?” Yes, we get questions here at Sportsrelocation.com, and we try to answer many of those questions on our blog, because if one person is thinking about a topic, chances are many more are. It’s an interesting and valid question.  Selling or buying real estate is one of the greatest financial decisions you will make in your lifetime.  It can literally cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions in the case of luxury re [...]

Understanding Real Estate Commissions

11 June, 2015

Although few things in real estate are non-negotiable, generally speaking, when a real estate sale is closed, a real estate commission is charged, and that commission is usually in the neighborhood of six percent of the sales price. Six percent seems like a small amount until you do the math on the sale of luxury real estate and then we are talking about hundreds of thousands of dollars.  A hefty sum for sure. So who gets it?  Why is the real estate commission so high? First you m [...]

What To Look For in a Real Estate Agent

02 June, 2015

Perhaps the title of this article aims a little low: it should say “what to look for in a GREAT real estate agent,” because that’s what you deserve, right? So, how do you know?  There are millions of them out there.  In your particular area there are most likely hundreds; in big cities, thousands.  How do you choose?  What criteria do you use when making your decision, a decision that will be one of the most important, financially, in your life? Here are some questions to ask [...]

Do You Need a Real Estate Agent?

04 June, 2015

Recent surveys have shown that nearly 80% of all home buyers found a real estate agent on the internet.  Ten percent found an agent from a “for sale” sign.  Seven percent found one through a relocation service, two percent from an advertisement in a magazine or newspaper, and one percent through open houses. Interesting information for sure for real estate agents, but information that is equally important for home buyers is the fact that nearly 88 percent of home buyers used a real [...]