Thursday afternoons used to involve the installation of third-down strategies. Now, Desmond Clark utilizes those days to construct a different type of offensive game plan.

Last week, it meant meeting with a relocated Florida couple in Palatine to show off and answer questions about a two-story, 3,000-square foot townhome.

Such is the daily routine of the football player turned real estate agent.

"If I'm going to show a home to someone, I'm going to preview everything and then take them to see the best of the best,'' said Clark, a former longtime Bears tight end. "If they don't like the top six, they weren't going to like the other 15 to 20 homes on the list. You don't want someone to have to spend 30 minutes in each house. That could take months.''