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Real Estate as an Investment in 2017

09 May, 2017

Real Estate as an investment in 2017 is a great option, but the old saying “location, location, location,” still stands true this year. A typical scenario we see all the time at Sports Relocation, Inc., is the athlete who signs a new contract. Signing that contract means more money, and more money means thoughts of investment.  Let’s face it, the average playing lifespan of a professional athlete is only seven years, seven out of seventy or eighty for the entire life, so it is importan [...]

The Best Time to Buy or Sell a Home

15 November, 2016

We are asked this question often by clients, when is the best time to buy or sell a home, and the question is almost always followed by another question:  it’s spring, right? Without a doubt, spring is the busiest time of the year in real estate.  On the other end of the spectrum, the slowest time of the year is the November-December period, which makes sense considering that is prime holiday season. So, is the supposition correct? Is spring truly the best time to buy or sell a home? [...]

The Communication Factor in Any Real Estate Transaction

07 June, 2016

Guess what is the number one complaint among people who have recently had a real estate transaction, either buying or selling a property? The title of this article gave the answer away. Communication! People surveyed stated that their number one complaint when buying or selling a home, in any real estate transaction, was the lack of communication they received from their realtor. Simply amazing! First and foremost, a real estate agent/broker is in the people business, and the [...]

Eliminate the Stress from Selling a Home

07 January, 2015

“Why is selling a home so stressful?” That was the lamentation we recently heard from one of our clients in our Sportsrelocation.com offices. And do you want to know what our answer was? “It doesn’t have to be!” Yes, selling a home is a major financial undertaking, and it can mean major financial gains, or losses, and most certainly means relocating and starting over in a new domicile….but….if you work with experts, most of the stress can be eliminated. We have found [...]

Why has the Real Estate Recovery Stagnated

14 January, 2015

What’s up with the real estate market?  That was the question I heard recently at a workshop for real estate agents and brokers.  If the recession has ended, then why is the real estate market so flat?  Property values remain at or below the affordability levels in most markets.  Lenders have billions of dollars in excess cash to lend, and foreclosures are down to their 2006 levels. By all standard measurements, the real estate market should be booming, and yet it isn’t. For th [...]

Real Estate Trends for 2015

23 December, 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, it is only natural that investors and prospective homebuyers turn their attention to 2015.  What will the New Year bring us in the real estate market?  What kind of year will it be?  Will it be a good year to buy? To sell?  To invest? If you are a professional athlete or celebrity, and relocation is a constant reality for you, then these are important questions.  The answers to these questions could mean millions of dollars to you. Based on several studie [...]

Real Estate Markets on the Rise in 2015

11 December, 2014

As a luxury real estate agent, one of the questions I am asked on a regular basis is this:  will the real estate market continue to improve in 2015? It’s a question that is very important when talking about luxury real estate, and the answer to that question has great bearing on athletes facing athlete relocation and the decision to buy a home or lease a home. Realtor.com recently did a study of the United States real estate market, and what they have deduced is that real estate in [...]

The Key to Selling Luxury Real Estate

17 December, 2014

What’s the key to selling luxury real estate quickly? You have all, surely, read stories in the newspaper of an athlete who drastically reduces the price of his/her home, a home that has been for sale for two or three years.  Who wouldn’t be discouraged after seeing an article like that one?  Doubts and concerns begin to creep in when the months pass by and no buyer comes forth. Which returns us to our opening question:  what is the key to selling luxury real estate quickly? [...]

Networking is the Key to Athlete Relocation Business

29 January, 2015

I had a conversation recently with a local news reporter.  She needed some background information for an article she was doing about the athlete relocation business, and since I’ve been involved in this business for over a decade, she came to me for an opinion or two. One of the questions she asked me was what does it take to be successful in the athlete relocation business?  A fair question for sure, and immediately several answers came to mind; but after a few moments I realized tha [...]

Carlos Beltran Slashes Price and Sells Long Island Home

04 May, 2014

Carlos Beltran, Yankee slugger, sells his Long Island estate for $4.5M What do you do when you can’t sell your seven-bedroom mansion on the North Shore of Long Island? Well, if you are Carolos Beltran, famous slugger for the New York Yankees, you simply slash the price of your home by one million dollars and then wait for a buyer to make an offer. And an offer was made by a wealthy Chinese investor, whose name has yet to be disclosed. Beltran purchased the home back in 2006, while playing for [...]