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16
Nov

Hollywood Real Estate with Rod Watson

Hollywood Real Estate with Rod Watson – Call Rod Watson at 323 596 7461 for Off Market Pocket listings in Hollywood area. Rod Watson is the team leader of the Sports and Talent Division & Athlete Relocation. Rod and his team assist players and coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, and entertainers relocating nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Rods 10 years of successfully selling real estate has allowed him to establish a net work of high profile clientele and over $90 million dollars in real estate sales.

18
Oct

Hollywood Hills Mt Olympus Million Dollar Listing

The #LAVIPAgent team brings you a new off market pocket listing in the highly coveted Mt Olympus Hollywood Hills. Over 10,000 sqft newly constructed contemporary master piece that features hill side views over looking West Hollywood infinity pool, movie theater, master suite over 3,000 sqft and more. DM me or call 📲323-596-7461 for pricing, more details and to set up a private showing.

Visit www.LAVIPAgent.com for exclusive access to our off market luxury pocket listings. For more info how we can help find your dream home contact Rod Watson at 323-596-7461.

12
Sep

Melo Ball 1 Birthday Bash Release Party

Today we give you a close up look behind the scenes of Melo Ball’s 16th Birthday Party and the release of his 1st signature basketball shoe the Melo 1 in Chino Hills, CA. #LAVIPAgent Rod Watson with Compass Beverly Hills Sports & Entertainment Division shares his exclusive interview with Lavar Ball on their new hit realty docu-series Ball and The Family currently airing on Facebook. During this interview you will hear how Melo Ball came up with the concept design for his own signature shoe and how Lavar plans to turn Big Baller Brand into a Billion Dollar company. Be sure to follow @rodwatson23 on instagram and catch his latest interviews with some of the nations

top athletes and entertainers.

Visit www.LAVIPAgent.com for all your real estate sports and entertainment needs.

18
Jul

“LA VIP Agent hosts VIP Yacht Party in Newport Beach

Rod Watson and the #LAVIPAgent team hosted a private VIP event for his clients on the new $4 million dollar Monte Carlo yacht from 50 North Yachts. Sponsors were concierge car provider Ace Elite Services, She Beverages and Gran Leyenda Tequila. Be sure to visit LAVIPAgent.com for all your luxury real estate needs.

15
Jun

LA VIP Agent Concierge Services

A Sneak Peek at the LA VIP Agent Concierge Services available to all of our clients. Go to LAVIPAgent.com to book today. At LA VIP Agent we connect Extraordinary People with Extraordinary Experiences.

07
Jun

Lavar Ball ZO2 Prime Exclusive

Take a trip with Ballerz World Live ESPN 1700 Radio Host Rod Watson and Lavar Ball for an exclusive look at Future NBA Star Alonzo Balls new shoe first of its kind the Z02 Prime. We’re giving you a up close and personal look at the ZO2 Prime with the man behind the Big Baller Brand Lavar Ball. This exclusive look at the Big Baller Brand ZO2 Prime is brought to you by #LAVIPAgent and Ballerz World Live ESPN1700. Be sure to follow us @LAVIPAgent and @BallerzWorld for the best sports and entertainment on the planet. To place your pre-order for the new #ZO2 Prime visit www.BigBallerBrand.com.

16
May

Why Life After Pro Sports Is Hard

I played professional basketball overseas and it was one of the best times of my life. The transition after retirement was not too hard for me but I know others who had a difficult time. Some retire by choice and some it was due to injury. Regardless it ends for each and every one of us too early, so coming to terms with this is not always a smooth process.

Psychological  it may relate to a loss of identity, something that has defined us for so long over in a day, heap of hours spent on the gridiron or hardwood doesn’t help either. The stretching routing, icing and highs and lows of our season was a regular occurrence that is not easy to let go of. Every single moment we had was dedicated to this sport and we had to be at our tip top shape, so what now?

I was lucky because I had other passions: cars and real estate, so my competitive nature was simply transferred from one avenue, putting a ball in the hoop at a high level, to selling multimillion dollar homes. They aren’t really that far apart, both are done under high stress and expectation, every part of the game (or in the case of real estate, every part of the sale requires top performance.

So what are my tips for athletes to avoid the feeling of being lost and confused after their sports career ends? Below are some basic thoughts to help athletes start thinking about how to transition into a post athletic career.

  1. Prepare Early– Athletes have to realize that preparing for life after sports should really begin the minute that they start playing sports. Sports don’t last forever, so athletes must acknowledge this early on and be taught as soon as possible, to pursue other interests off the playing field. They should start by discovering what they’re most passionate about and research ways to potentially turn it into a career. Furthermore, they should try as many new things as they possibly can. Gaining knowledge and experience in different skills will help them tremendously in the long run.
  2. Rely On Relationships– Athletes should start leveraging their network while they are still playing sports. They shouldn’t wait until it’s over to reach out to people and make connections. They have to start talking to teachers, counselors, or anyone else that might be able to help them. Reaching out to family members and close friends to inquire about their career paths and why they choose to do what they do won’t hurt either. The more they develop and use their relationships, the greater these relationships will serve them during this transition process.
  3. Get Help From Others– Athletes should get help from external sources such as career coaches, business coaches or advisors to help them make the transition. Having someone who is unbiased and focused on them every step of the way can make this change a lot easier. After you leave college, many coaches, and administrators sadly won’t do much to help you. They are busy with current students and have many other obligations to worry about. Family members, even though they are great resources, may give you inaccurate information at times or persuade to do something you don’t necessarily feel is right for you. Find someone who fits your needs, and whose entire goal is to serve you to the best of their ability.

For athletes, making the transition to life after sports will never be easy, but by doing the little things listed above, it’ll definitely take some pressure off of their shoulders when going through it. The key is to take it one step at a time and be as patient as possible. Always remember, there is no such thing as an overnight success on the playing field, or off it.

Be sure to Follow me on my Instagram to stay up with my day to day. I’ve got some exciting news on the way regarding our Sports & Talent Agency at Teles Properties.

original article: huffpost.com

12
May

Los Angeles Charger Sign Their Draft Picks

A quick report from my LA side #LAVIPAgent. As you know I the Sports & Talent agent at the Beverly Hills office of Teles Properties when I am not in sunny San Diego. Happy to report that five out seven members of the Los Angeles Chargers’ 2017 draft class officially signed their contracts on Thursday as WR Mike Williams, G Forrest Lamp, CB Desmond King, OT Sam Tevi and DE Isaac Rochell put pen to paper. Each player inked a four-year deal.

Along with third-round pick Dan Feeney and fourth-round selection Rayshawn Jenkins, the entire draft class is expected to participate in the team’s rookie mini camp, which begins on Friday.

The 6-4, 218-pound Williams was the seventh overall selection out of Clemson, where he led the Tigers to a National Championship after catching 98 passes for 1,361 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Lamp is a second-round selection who was a four-year starter and two-time team captain at Western Kentucky.  Meanwhile, King is a fifth-round pick out of Iowa who won the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in college football.  Finally, Tevi is a 6-5, 311-pound tackle selected in the sixth-round, while Rochell is a Notre Dame product who was picked in the seventh.

 

06
May

“With The First Round Pick Of The NFL Draft The LA Chargers Select..”

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Saturday, April 28, 2007.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell during the NFL draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY on Saturday, April 28, 2007.

The NFL Draft is a special time, its a time when young men’s lives change forever, they get that first big contract, relocate to a new city, often far from their family or college that fostered their development. They are in the big leagues now. As a sports relocation agent in the city of Angels, Los Angeles, I am happy to present some the newest additions to our city. Let’s take a look at who will be joining #BoltNation below!

1st Round – WR Mike Williams, Clemson

 He’s a tremendous playmaker and Philip Rivers will no doubt enjoy having a target that can go up and get the ball again. This is no surprise in that Williams had been rumored to be one of general manager Tom Telesco’s top targets in the draft.”

2nd Round – OG Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky

 Lamp is an excellent football player and drafting him at 38 without having to trade up is a dream. The offensive line just got way, way better. This benefits the running and passing game. And it will force a lesser player out of the starting lineup.”

3rd Round – OG Dan Feeney, Indiana

Feeney is a stud OG. He moves really well from the guard position and is probably the best pass blocking OG in the draft. Feeney has only given up 2 sacks in college. Feeney had a second round grade from me, and many others.

The concern with Feeney is that he has a history with concussions, a problem that is known all too well to Chargers fans with offensive linemen.”

4th Round – S Rayshawn Jenkins, Miami

A 4.51 second 40 yard dash in above-average for a Safety, but Rayshawn Jenkins’ 37″ vertical and 10’6″ broad jump tells you he’s an explosive athlete. If you watched the Senior Bowl practices, Jenkins was the guy in the fist fight. So, there’s that….”

5th Round – DB Desmond King, Iowa

King is thought of as a smart player with great size and strength, but he was available in the 5th Round because he’s not very athletic and he lacks the speed to keep up with fast WRs downfield. That could make him perfect for a slot CB role in Gus Bradley’s defense.”

6th Round – OT Sam Tevi, Utah

He has a lot to learn at the offensive tackle position, but should be afforded the opportunity either on the roster or the practice squad. He showed enough with only two years at the position to be drafted over many guys who have played the spot most of their life, which is saying something. Reading a few write-ups on him, he has issues getting too upright and lunging which are things you can’t live with if he plans on lasting in the NFL.”

7th Round – DE Isaac Rochell, Notre Dame

After looking over a few breakdowns on this kid he seems like a high-character guy and was a captain his senior year at Notre Dame. Known for his dependability and durability, he played in over 83% of the defensive snaps over the last three seasons. Considering how big of a concern injuries have been for Charger fans, that will be a breath of fresh air.”

Chargers sign 15 Undrafted Free Agents

On Defense we have CB Michael Davis from BYU has great size and speed at 6’2, 200lbs and ran a 4.40 at his pro day. He only had 2.5 career INT, however he had close to 20 PBU. LB James Onwualu from Notre Dame was a team captain and very productive in his Senior year netting 11.5 TFL, 2 Sacks, 5 PBU, 3 FF, and 77 Total Tackles, Ian Rapoport tweeted that he received a lot of interest when the draft closed but the Chargers won the race to sign him. Wake Forest CB Brad Watson is interesting, he is 6’0 188, and only had a 4.65 40 yard dash at his pro day, but over the last 2 seasons he has 4 INT and 22 PBU.

On Offense, RB Austin Ekeler went to a small DII school in Colorado, and measures in at only 5’8 and 195 lbs, but ran for just shy of 6k yards in 4 years. He also ran a 4.43 and had a 40.5″ vert at his pro day. WR Artavis Scott is 1st round pick Mike Williams’ teammate and could fight for a PS spot. WR/RB/KR Dontre Wilson split time between RB and WR while also being a big contributor returning kicks. He is a versatile weapon that could find a spot.”

So, there you have it. No trades, and a heavy focus on offense (specifically along the line) from GM Tom Telesco. What grade would you give the Chargers on their 2017 class of rookies?

Original Source: Boltfromtheblue.com

27
Apr

Millenials vs Boomers: How Do They Buy Properties

#SDVIPAgent Rod Watson here to talk about my experience with the generation divide I’ve personally witness when selling homes for millennial buyers vs Boomers.

The Challenge
There exists a large divide in the current real estate market due to the large percentage of properties being sold by baby boomers, older generations, and their offspring. A lot of these homes are not appealing to the social media influenced millennial demographic who are more apt to be impressed by the latest gadgets and toys. In contrasts, many boomers don’t have the knowledge or time to make the necessary upgrades to the short attention span millennial and this comes at a cost to these owners.

The Millenial Buyer

Millenials are unlike anyone you have ever seen, they want instant gratification and instant results personified in their desire for “move in ready” features including the following:
Open Floor Plans: Specifically the family room and kitchen area. They want to be able to use their space efficiently.
Home Office or Media Room: Millenials want a space that can be used for work and entertainment. A well lit open kitchen with well finished stainless steel appliances, cabinets, solid surface, countertops should do. Walls should have color schemes with subtle whites and greys with with furniture having that splash of color. Hardwood floors are a must and carpets in the bathrooms are a no no. Storage space and pantries are also popular for the action sports enthusiast or luxury car owner.

Barriers For Boomers.
The majority of boomers do not have the needed experience or time to prepare their home to be sold. Key issues to sale of their home usually include:
Identifying repairs and getting the home to meet code. Millenials hate when they see a home they love only to find out violations have been flagged during inspection time.
Improper analysis of the property may also be an issue: Not determining the proper budget to fix the issues that need fixing before sale can be a catastrophe that causes more time to be lost and of course the loss of an excited young buyer.
Assessing which features will impress the young buyer and what curb appeal best presents the home in the best light is a must.

The Millenial Movement Is Not Going Anywhere

According to data presented at the National Association of Home Builders’ annual conference, millennials now account for 36 percent of U.S. home purchases, compared to 34 percent of baby boomers. Millenials are demonstrating a desire for larger homes and more bedrooms, a calling card for a luxury home seller. 48% of them say they want a home with four or more bedrooms in contrast to only 20% of baby boomers who want a large home. The ideal home millennials want is 2,375 square feet compared to just 1,879 for baby boomers.

As this new generation continues to demonstrate their unique needs as agents we must be prepared. If you are no making these considerations already, do it and don’t get left behind.

Sources: “Cater to Boomers or Millennials? Homebuilders Caught in Between,” The Dallas Morning News (Jan. 21, 2016)
Epilawg.Com. ERIC HOPF / AUGUST 4, 2016

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