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Realtors search for rental units during Spring Training

Posted at 4:53 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 04:06:18-05

JUPITER, Fla. — Spring Training is a couple months away, but ball players are already looking for places to stay for those two months.

At Bella Vista on the Park in Jupiter, Harlo Bernstein showed us around her two-bedroom, two bath condo.

"So close to the beach," said Bernstein.

She and her husband plan to rent it out to a ball player and his family during February and March for several thousand dollars each month.

"Done it quite a few times," said Bernstein.

Realtors said there’s definitely a market for renting out to those ball players, but finding that housing is a tough gig.

"Minor league guys, we’re getting shelled by them right now," said Realtor Holly Meyer Lucas.

Baseball’s off-season is a busy time for Meyer Lucas as she tries to find temporary housing.

There are four teams in Palm Beach County and each one brings down 400 people, Meyer Lucas said. They have to compete with snowbirds and tourists.

Right now, dozens of players are looking for housing and Holly is looking for willing homeowners.

"We’ve been doing this for a while now so if you have an available home we can almost guarantee we’ll be able to fill it," said Meyer Lucas.

Bernstein said renting out her condo is a home run.

"Certainly feels like it’s a win-win," said Bernstein.