The Real Deal New York

Hustle with muscle: Real estate pros look for thrills (fox hunting anyone?) beyond making deals

By Hiten Samtani | March 07, 2013 04:30PM

From the March issue: The first time real estate agent Anita Zander went fox hunting, she ended up in the hospital with three broken ribs. But that didn’t slow her down. Zander, who works for Houlihan Lawrence in Westchester, found herself addicted to the daredevil sport, especially jumping over stone walls on horseback. In fact, Zander said the thrill of the hunt reminds her of real estate. Racing after a fox on horseback, she said, “is like chasing a deal.”

Zander isn’t the only real estate professional to be drawn to high-octane sports, which in some ways mirror the hyper-competitive New York market, brokers said.[more]