As a lifelong fan of the Seattle Seahawks, I’ve always admired wide receiver Tyler Lockett for his impressive ability to find a way to get open for a pass when we need him the most. Known in the Stokes household as “Ye Ol’ Reliable,” Lockett finds a way to be there for the team when we need him most. But did you know that he is also making a name for himself in the world of real estate? Last year, Lockett obtained his WA real estate license and started his own business, Liv N Serve, at a firm which must not be named…
In a recent interview, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joked about Lockett asking former teammate Russell Wilson about listing his home when Wilson was traded to the Denver Broncos. Lockett expressed interest in helping Wilson sell his $28M house (reduced to $26M) in Bellevue, though Wilson hired fellow Windermere agent Carmen Gayton! Lockett’s enthusiasm for the industry sparked a new career interest. He developed a passion for real estate while searching for his own house, he said. “I watched a lot of HGTV while looking for my first house. At first, I didn’t like it, but as I searched, it became all I watched.”
Determined to turn his hobby into a profession, Lockett studied for 90 hours and earned his real estate license. His first listing, a 5 bed, 4 bath, 4,600 sqft modern farmhouse, went into pending status within just seven days, closing a month later at $3.25M. Lockett also plans to become licensed in Texas, having already completed the necessary coursework.
In addition to his success in real estate, Lockett has also been recognized for his community service and leadership. He was recently nominated as the Seattle Seahawks’ Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year for a second consecutive season. Coach Carroll said of Lockett, “He’s a gold mine to me. Anybody that can get him to represent and help him and help yourselves, you gain from being around Tyler. He’s handling it well.”
It’s clear that Lockett is a true role model for aspiring real estate professionals and athletes alike. His success on and off the field is inspiring. Maybe I should reach out to him with a connection for a Spokane based referral partner?