Shopping for a multi-million dollar home in Los Angeles, Miami or New York is something that most of us will never get to experience.
And that's why we have reality TV.
The newest real estate program is of special interest to sports fans, as it follows professional athletes on their quest for the perfect crib.
"Scoring the Deal" profiles mega agent Jason Abrams, known as "The Jerry Maguire of Real Estate," and his long list of well-known clientele. The first episode, which airs on Jan. 8 at 11 p.m. ET on HGTV, features former NFL running back Clinton Portis.
Abrams has been working with professional athletes for years, but after seeing the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary "Broke" he figured it would be a good idea to shed light on the real estate process. The documentary portrays all the ways athletes have blown their fortune, and poor real estate decisions are among the most common.
"I thought maybe a show about what I do could help educate people," Abrams told ESPN.com. "Guys get close to retirement, and thanks to trades and free agency, they have five houses in five cities. It’s like dying from the common cold. All the numbers add up. What are they going to do with all these houses they own?"
Abrams, the founder and CEO of The Abrams Team, flies across the country in order to screen houses for his clients. Last year he spent 309 days on the road, and this year he might top that. But it's hard to complain when you're inspecting the nicest real estate the country has to offer for some of the wealthiest people in the country.
Those who are familiar with HGTV's hit show "House Hunters" will recognize many of the aspects of "Scoring the Deal" -- the unbelievable digs, the struggle to find the right price and location, and the process of narrowing down a list of several possibilities.
However, HGTV general manager Kathleen Finch told ESPN that one characteristic of the show is unique to professional athletes.
"For the first time in all my years at looking at shows for HGTV," Finch said, "I've actually had to pull out shots because of talk about stripper poles."
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