St. Petersburg, Florida — For Zach Steinberger, there’s nothing like being a professional footballer.
“Playing football for a living, you can’t compare it to anything else,” Steinberger said. “It was a dream. It’s what I dreamed of doing since I was little. So to do it professionally for as long as I did was a dream come true.
The former Tampa Bay Rowdies midfielder lived his dream for seven years before hanging up his boots in February and embarking on a new career, one that allows him to scratch that competitive itch; immovable.
“I think what I miss most about football is competing every day, so real estate gives me a bit of that. Maybe not as much as the physical competitive side of things, but definitely trying to win business, to try to win business, to negotiate on behalf of clients.
Zach got his license to practice real estate in Florida a few months after signing with the Rowdies in 2019. Shortly after announcing his retirement from football, he joined a real estate agency called Compass and made the transition from athlete full-time professional. real estate agent.
“It’s the hardest part to start because you have no experience but people have to trust you that you are going to advise them. It’s the biggest decision they’re going to make in their life.
Much like his professional football career, Zach’s real estate career is all about being the best. He’s sold over 50 homes in the past three years and his relentless work ethic is starting to pay off. The 30-year-old recently landed the biggest list of his career.
“So I worked really hard while building my business while playing for the Rowdies and so this is my first roster over $2 million, so really exciting.
Along with fueling his competitive side, Zach says the satisfaction he feels after helping someone buy or sell a home is similar to the satisfaction he feels every time he makes a big play on the ground.
“In football you train so hard to try and get a goal, get an assist, win a game, and it’s a familiar feeling to have a home for a family, especially in this market where everything is one. bidding war, highest investment by sunday When you finally win one of those bidding wars for your customers and you make that call and they’re so excited, it’s such a fulfilling feeling.