Some Chargers players calling real estate agents

Posted at 6:11 PM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 10:12:45-05

A San Diego real estate agent told 10News he believes the Chargers won't be in town much longer, based on conversations he's had with some players.

Daniel Beer described the chances of the team leaving for the Los Angeles area as "almost certain," adding, "I mean, no one's banking on staying."

Beer said a few unnamed players have called him about potentially selling their homes.

"Only a handful of them -- your Philip Rivers of the world, your Antonio Gates of the world, your most established players that have long term stability -- those are the ones that tend to own," Beer said.

Beer's already helped a few of their high-profile predecessors.

In 2014, he sold Charger great LaDainian Tomlinson's Poway estate for about $3.5 million. He also sold former Charger running back Darren Sproles' home in Santaluz for $2.6 million.

The season's over and the Chargers' advance ticket windows are closed. It remains uncertain whether they'll ever reopen.

The players started calling once team owners decided in early January to allow the Chargers to join the Rams in Inglewood.

"Before then, I feel like they were really just waiting to see what was going to happen," Beer said.

Sources inside Chargers Park say owner Dean Spanos plans to decide this week where the Bolts will play next season.

The Chargers and the city haven't talked since Spanos called Mayor Kevin Faulconer earlier this month. Their conversation was described as short and cordial.

The team can relocate this year or next, but the players want to be ready either way.

"They're starting to want to check the pulse of the market, when typically years could go by without them doing that; they're focused on football, not on this, but now they are," Beer said.

Still, Beer said none of the Charger players he's spoken with have listed their homes for sale.