Two Years After Getting Real Estate License—Colin Kaepernick is Still Looking for a Brokerage
Colin Kaepernick took his final class for his California real estate license in January of 2017, passing his state exam with a 62.4% grade and the national exam on his third attempt. However, nearly two years later, he has yet to sell a single house.
While Kaepernick is eager to trade touchdowns for down payments—he remains unsigned—and believes it is because brokers are colluding to keep him out of real estate, due primarily to his decision to only sell real estate part-time while focusing on his promising NFL career.
“We had some serious interest from a brokerage in LA,” Kaepernick told The Daily Escrow. “But they ultimately went with Marie Lopez, who is a recently retired school teacher.”
The same scenario in San Diego; despite the fact that Kaepernick was the most talented agent available, broker Betty Kelly of Kelly Beachside Properties ultimately went with agent Brett Newton—who while experienced, hasn’t sold a house since 2011.
“This was a real estate decision,” Kelly said. “The decision to not sign Colin had nothing to do with his politics or the fact that I’m a Veteran or a Seahawks fan.”
As for now, it seems unlikely that any brokerage is going to take a chance on Kaepernick, forcing the franchise agent to consider filing a grievance for collusion against the California Department of Real Estate.
“My goal is to just be treated fairly by real estate brokerages in California,” Kaepernick said in a statement, “to return to the field, and sell homes—part-time— at the highest level.”