Local real estate agent kicks off second season of HGTV reality show


by Catherine Holland

GMAZ segment by Scott Pasmore

Posted on February 11, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 30 at 11:02 AM

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- A local real estate agent who specializes in high-end celebrity-style homes for A-list professional athletes has become a national reality show star.

Jason Abrams, who is kicking off his second season on HGTV's "Scoring the Deal," met up with 3TV's Scott Pasmore at the Scottsdale home of former MLB player Jerry Hairston Jr., who is leaving Arizona -- and selling his home -- to join the Dodgers' broadcast team.

Abrams and his team will handle the sale

"For over a decade, Jason Abrams has been the Jerry Maguire of real estate, responsible for buying and selling homes worth millions of dollars for pro-athletes," according to the show's website. "Jason's life provides a behind-the-scenes look into the intense world of pro-sports real estate"

"Our fans will tune in and they'll see us travel all over the country to help the best athletes and entertainers in the world buy America's most amazing properties," Abrams told Pasmore.

It's a job that keeps him busy.

"Normal people will move seven times in their lives. Athletes will move seven times in four years," Abrams, a third-generation real estate professional, explained.

He and Hairston gave Pasmore a tour of Hairston's soon-to-be former home, and it's nothing short of spectacular.

Hairston said that despite its size -- 5,000 square feet with four bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a man cave, a pool and a basketball court -- it has "that homey feel."

"We've really enjoyed this house," he said.

"A house like this ... it'll sell quick," Abrams said.

"Scoring the Deal" airs Tuesday nights on HGTV. Check you local listings for times.