Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett signed a $69.2 million contract extension with the team in April 2021 — but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing a second job. Inspired by his love for HGTV, the NFL star received his real estate license after the 2021 season and just sold his first home.
A tan Press conference on August 6th At Seahawks training camp, Lockett said that despite his busy schedule as a professional athlete — named Seattle 2022 Male Sports Star of the Year in June – he is also passionate about selling real estate and might one day want to host a show on his favorite network.
Lockett sold his first house in just 7 days
Lockett told reporters he studied 90 hours to become a licensed real estate agent in Washington, and once he earned his license in March 2022, he was able to land a client and put his first home up for sale. The house in Sammamish, Washington, the The Seattle Times reported In 2019, it was the “nation’s richest city,” selling for its asking price of $3.25 million.
“Because of the market and how things were going at that moment, we were able to let it float, just close it. It was really cool,” he said.
Lockett also revealed that he has just completed “the entire 180 hours” of study required to get a real estate license in Texas, but needs time to complete the test required to sell homes in that state as well .
The start of training camp isn’t slowing down Lockett’s second job.
“I represent buyers and everything, so I actually have something coming up right now,” he revealed, “but I’ve got to keep at it.”
Lockett loves HGTV and may want to host a show
The 29 year old started an Instagram page specifically for his real estate efforts, which include a video of the wide receiver putting up “open house” signs on street corners.
Lockett said real estate is “something I’ve always wanted to do, ever since I started buying my first house after signing my second contract.”
He told reporters that HGTV watched a lot at his house growing up and has previously said his father used to watch it a lot at home.
“I didn’t like it at first. And once I started looking for a house, that’s all I started watching,” he said. Now he looks at the network all the time.
In 2019 he already had his sights set on entering the real estate sector said Fox13, “I watch HGTV every day, even if I’m not doing anything. I fell asleep watching it, so I’m really looking forward to getting into it.”
In a 2019 episode of the Lock It Up With Geno Smith Podcast, Lockett said he was also inspired to pursue his real estate dreams by his mother, who was an entrepreneur from a young age and helped him start his own business.
He and Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith compared notes on their favorite HGTV shows, including “Property Brothers,” “Love It or List It,” and “Fixer Upper.” 2018, Said Lockett too The now-defunct “Flip or Flop” was one of his favorites.
If HGTV ended up creating a show with Lockett, they would be working with an Emmy winner. In May, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature for the NFL 360 documentary “Black Wall Street”.
In the 14-minute film, produced with the NFL Network, Lockett tells the story of the Greenwood District of his hometown of Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a focus on the Tulsa race massacrein 1921. According to USA TodayLockett worked on the feature hoping to highlight racial injustice in his hometown and how the impact of the Tulsa race massacre is still being felt there today.
Speaking at the training camp press conference, he said his foray into real estate has him considering a variety of options.
“I’m just thinking about a lot of different things that I want to do,” he said. Do I want to go into development? Do I want to do a TV show? There are many different things you can do.”
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