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Pro athletes race for home sales

Part 2: Workin' for a real estate livin'

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Editor's note: From fast-food franchise owners to local news anchors to former Olympians, real estate has long attracted people from all walks of life who've opted to try their hand at selling homes. In this special three-part Inman News series, we caught up with some of these real estate pros to share their stories. (See Part 1: Newscasters, fast-food chain owners enter home-sale biz and Part 3: Leaving home sales behind.) In Los Angeles, former Olympian and basketball great Earvin "Magic" Johnson's Johnson Development Corp. has become a leader in redeveloping urban cores across the United States. In Dallas, retired football Hall of Famer Roger Staubach has built his Staubach Co. into one of the nation's largest and most influential commercial brokerage firms. And in Florida, retired tennis great Nick Bollettieri–who would later coach such legends as Andre Agassi and Monica Seles–has become a big-time condo developer in suburban Bradenton. While many current and form...