91 W. Galloway Drive Listing in Memphis, Tennessee

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We recently listed for sale the Memphis, Tennessee home of Rudy Gay of the Sacramento Kings and we’d like to share it with you now.

If it’s privacy you want then this beautiful, sprawling home on over an acre of land is what you seek.

If it’s modern amenities you want, then the million dollars worth of renovation on this home will please you.

If it’s attention to detail in a modern home that you desire, look no further than 91 W. Galloway Drive, country living in the heart of the city.

91 W. Galloway Drive features four bedrooms, seven baths and over 7,000 square feet of luxurious living.  This home has an attic, is cable ready, and features a deck, double-pane storm windows, fenced yard, fireplace, garden, gated entry, intercom, jetted tub, parking garage, security system, skylight, sprinkler system and wet bar.

Walk through this home and notice the soaring ceilings, the floor-to-ceiling windows, the beautiful hardwood floors and a grand entryway with a majestic staircase.  It is a perfect home for entertaining with a stunning formal dining room and exquisite chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances.  Cook up a great meal and then relax in the family room with an inviting glass fireplace, or recline in the large media room with a full bar.

The price?  $1,749,000!

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

 

2016 NFL Mock Draft Top Ten Picks

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We are two days away from the beginning of the 2016 NFL Draft, so we at Sportsrelocation.com thought it would be fun to chime in with our own 2016 NFL Mock Draft.  We are nowhere near expert level at this mock draft stuff, so we’ll confine our predictions to the top ten only.

Shall we?

  1. L.A. Rams pick Jared Goff, Quarterback, California.
  2. Philadelphia picks Carson Wentz, Quarterback, North Dakota State
  3. San Diego picks Jalen Ramsey, Free Safety, Florida State
  4. Dallas picks Laremy Tunsil, Offensive Tackle, Ole Miss
  5. Jacksonville picks Joey Bosa, Defensive End, Ohio State
  6. Baltimore picks DeForest Buckner, Defensive End, Oregon
  7. San Francisco picks Myles Jack, Outside Linebacker, UCLA
  8. Cleveland picks Jack Conklin, Offensive Tackle, Michigan State
  9. Tampa Bay picks Vernon Hargreaves III, Corner, Florida
  10. New York Giants pick Ezekial Elliott, Running Back, Ohio State

The first two picks are no-brainers.  The Rams desperately need a quarterback and Goff is the best of the lot and the most-ready to play this season.  The Eagles moved up in hopes of grabbing one of the top two quarterbacks, and Wentz is easily the second pick.

This NFL draft is extremely heavy in offensive and defensive linemen, so look for most of the remaining first round choices to be linemen.  Cleveland just might have the most to lose by going conservative and picking a lineman, but after the Manziel debacle they just might be looking forward to a more conservative approach as they rebuild from the ground up.

How about you?  Who do you think will be in the top ten of picks?  It all begins Thursday and ends Saturday, 253 picks as teams take the next giant step towards the regular season.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

 

Eight Days to the NFL Draft

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253 draft picks are about to be announced to the sporting world as the NFL prepares for its annual NFL Draft being held April 28-30.

The Tennessee Titans have already traded away the #1 pick in the draft to the Los Angeles Rams, and you can bet the house the Rams will be drafting a quarterback with that pick.

So what other surprises are in store for football fans in late April? Where will stardom be found?  The Seattle Seahawks have taught us to never disregard those picks made in the later rounds.  Their legendary defense is composed of late-round picks, including Richard Sherman with the 154th pick, and this upcoming draft is considered by many experts to be the deepest and most-talented draft in a very long time.

Need further proof of the value of late-round picks?  Tom Brady went 199th to the New England Patriots and the rest, as they say, is history.

253 draft picks….253 players facing relocation.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

Injuries in Pro Sports and Athlete Relocation

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The recent injury to Chicago Cubs player Kyle Schwarber dramatically draws attention to the very nature of athlete relocation.

By now most of you know that Schwarber and teammate Dexter Fowler were chasing a fly ball in left-center field in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.  A collision occurred and Schwarber ended up tearing his ACL and LCL and is out for the season.

His replacement on the roster reported to the team the next morning while Schwarber prepared for a summer without baseball.

Major League Baseball, just like the NBA and the NFL, is a sport of transition.  Players come and players go and a very few stay on and play every game in a season.  Rosters are constantly being shuffled.  Players are constantly being moved from team to team.  It is safe to say that professional sports is not a job for someone who does not embrace change.

Are you ready for change?  If you got the call tomorrow telling you to relocate to another team, another city, how quickly could you do that?  Do you have a plan in place to handle all the small details that a relocation entails? Do you have a support system in place to help you with such a relocation?

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

2016 NFL Draft Approaches

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One of the biggest events in professional sports that does not involve playing a game, the NFL Draft, begins April 28th and ends April 30th.  For a little over two days the sporting world will turn its attention to Chicago, Illinois, and watch as seven rounds of draft picks are chosen by the thirty-two NFL teams. When the smoke has cleared and the dust has settled, over 250 college football players will have been chosen.  From there, contracts will be signed, rookie training camps will happen, players will be cut, players will be picked up off of waivers, the regular NFL preseason camps will begin, more players will be cut, more picked up off of waivers and it all culminates in the first game of the 2016 season in late August.

Who is expected to go early in the Draft?  Chances are the top ten picks will come from the following group:

  • Laremy Tunsil, OT, Mississippi
  • Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State
  • Jalen Ramsey, CB, Florida State
  • Joey Bosa, DE, Ohio State
  • Myles Jack, OLB, UCLA
  • DeForest Buckner, DE, Oregon
  • Jared Goff, QB, California
  • Ezekiel Elliot, RB, Ohio State
  • Vernon Hargreaves, CB, Florida
  • Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame
  • Shaq Lawson, DE, Clemson
  • Laquon Treadwell, WR, Mississippi
  • Eli Apple, CB, Ohio State
  • A’Shawn Robinson, DT, Alabama
  • Reggie Ragland, ILB, Alabama

Of course there are sure to be surprises, little known players making a splash in the Draft and going on to great NFL careers, and there are sure to be busts, big name players that never seem to take it to the next level, but one thing is for certain:  the popularity of the NFL guarantees we will all be watching to see what transpires.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

 

Athlete Relocation Services Tailored to Your Needs

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One size does not fit all in the world of athlete relocation services.

At SportsRelocation.com we understand that.  We’ve been working with professional athletes and entertainment celebrities for over a decade now, and one truth that is unavoidable and consistent is that every relocation job that we take is unique in some way.

The reason for that is simple:  relocation services deal with real life people, and every real life person we deal with is….unique.

We do not sell package deals to our clients. In fact, we don’t sell anything.  We are in the people-pleasing business.  Our job is to listen to your needs and then ease your concerns.  If all you want is temporary transportation while in a different city, we can do that.  If you want temporary housing while you weigh your options, we can do that.  If you want your car transported across country but not your possessions, we can do that.  If you want your condo sold in Los Angeles and a new home found in Miami, we can do that.  If you want a vacation cabana on a remote island, a list of the most reliable bankers in Dallas or a private jet, we can do that.

All you need to do is tell us what you need and then go about your regular life.

We’ve got it covered!

Think about this: how does a player get voted into the Hall of Fame?  That honor is not bestowed upon an athlete who had one spectacular season, but rather to an athlete who has been consistently great over his/her entire career.

Now apply that to a relocation service.  Who would you rather deal with, a flash-in-the-pan who just burst on the scene and had one good transaction, or a company, like Sportsrelocation.com, who has consistently satisfied customers for over a decade?

The choice should be obvious!

MLB Spring Training Means Hundreds of Transactions and Relocation

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As the MLB Spring Training schedule continues, and as teams seek the perfect combination of players for the upcoming season, it is safe to say that this may be the busiest time for any of the professional sports seasons with regards to transactions.

Why do we make that claim?

On Monday, March 21, there were twenty-seven transactions made in Major League Baseball.  The day before, Sunday, March 20, there were fifty-seven, and those days were the norm rather than anomalies.  Teams have ten more days to assign, option and finalize the 25-man rosters they will take into the upcoming season.  They also must make decisions on the forty-man rosters, and all the while checking the wave wire to see if there is anyone let go by other clubs who could be a “perfect fit” for their needs.

It is a dizzying time for all team executives and players, and the bottom line is that this is a hectic time of insecurity for many, many ballplayers.  Where will they start the season? Which city will they call home for the next six months?  Should their wives join them in the new city? What about children? How do they arrange transportation?  All of these decisions must be made at a moment’s notice for many players, and until April 1st arrives there will be no definitive answers.  One thing is for sure: there will be a great deal of relocation happening in the next week.

Twenty-seven transactions on Monday.  Fifty-seven on Sunday, and each of those transactions was a human being with life decisions to be made depending on the nature of the transaction.

Dizzying times indeed!

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

 

NFL Free Agency Signings

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The NFL Free Agency period began Wednesday, March 9th, and after a slow first few hours, the signings have picked up considerable speed.

Unrestricted free agents may sign with any team up until July 22nd.  Restricted free agents have until April 22nd to sign.

Some of the key signings so far include:

  • Malik Jackson, DE, from Denver to Jacksonville, 5 years, $85 million
  • Olivier Vernon, DE, from Miami to the Giants, 5 years, $85 million
  • Brock Osweiler, QB, from Denver to Houston, 4 years, $72 million
  • Janoris Jenkins, CB, from LA to NYG, 5 years, $62 million
  • Kelechi Osemele, LT, from Baltimore to Oakland, 5 years, $58 million
  • Damon Harrison, DT, from NYJ to NYG, 5 years, $46 million
  • Alex Mack, C, from Cleveland to Atlanta, 5 years, $45 million
  • Brandon Brooks, G, from Houston to Philadelphia, 5 years, $40 million
  • Marvin Jones, WR, from Cincinnati to Detroit, 5 years, $40 million
  • Sean Smith, CB, from KC to Oakland, 4 years, $38 million
  • Bruce Irvin, OLB, from Seattle to Oakland, 4 years, $37 million
  • Coby Fleener, TE, from Indianapolis to NO, 5 years, $36 million
  • Tashaun Gipson, FS, from Cleveland to Jacksonville, 5 years, $36 million
  • Rodney McLeod, FS, from LA to Philly, 5 years, $35 million
  • Mitchell Schwartz, RT, from Cleveland to KC, 5 years, $33 million
  • Mohamed Sanu, WR, from Cincinnati to Atlanta, 5 years, $32 million

It’s still early in the relocation process, so expect quite a few more transactions in the next few weeks as teams try to mend holes and strengthen weaknesses leading up to the NFL Draft.

Sports Relocation, IncSports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

Financial Considerations for Retiring Professional Athletes

 

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We have all read the stories and we have all found them hard to believe….famous professional athlete files for bankruptcy five years after retiring.  How is that possible, we ask? How can an athlete make tens-of-millions of dollars, even hundred-of-millions, and be broke so quickly?  Where is their financial security?

Professional athletes live in rarified air, air most of us will never breathe and consequently we will never understand the pitfalls that await an athlete who is not prepared for sudden wealth.

Retirement can be filled with many financial traps and quicksand, and it is easy for a professional athlete to make some mistakes in planning for the future.  Let’s take a look at a few financial considerations that must be faced.

…..Consider that a professional athlete will only play, on average, five years.  During that five years, he/she must make enough to take care of fifty or sixty years of retirement.  Remember that the money you make now must last decades, or must earn enough for you to live comfortably for decades.  With that in mind, athletes must learn to not live beyond their means, they must learn to maintain a budget and they must have a long-range savings plan.

…..If you qualify for the pension plan in your sport, remember that the longer you wait to use that pension, the more benefits will be available when you do need it.

…..Beware of scams.  Your millions of dollars in income is mighty attractive to those who prey on the unsuspecting.  There will always be attractive investment plans offered to you.   Make sure you do your due diligence and have all investment opportunities properly vetted.

Yes, there are many horror stories about retired professional athletes who have financial difficulties, but there are also thousands of stories of athletes who have prepared for the inevitable and are financially ready for retirement.  Take the steps now to assure you will be one of those ready for the future.

Sports Relocation, Inc. Sports Relocation, Inc assist players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

Things To Consider When Buying a Fixer-Upper Home

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If purchasing a home is the largest financial decision most people will make, and it is, then buying a fixer-upper home and flipping it for a nice profit has to be the ultimate in dream-realization.

But is buying a fixer-upper doable for you? Is it a wise decision? And what things should be considered when undertaking such a project?

Here are some tips to consider if you are thinking of looking for, and improving, a bargain home:

  • First and foremost, a little money spent now will save you headaches later. Know what you are buying, and to that end, arrange for a home inspection.  In order to make the maximum on your flip, you want cosmetic and easy-to-fix problems and not structural problems or problems related to plumbing or electrical wiring.
  • Location, location and location. The general rule when buying a fixer-upper is to buy a rundown home in a neighborhood of homes of considerably higher value.
  • Get pre-approved for a mortgage before you begin your search. You don’t want some lengthy approval process slowing you up when it comes time to make an offer.
  • How big a fix are we talking about and what are you capable of doing? Be realistic about this.  Can you tear out old carpet and replace?  Can you do tile work?  Everything you can’t do means money spent hiring someone else to do it.
  • How much time do you have to devote to this? Most people have full-time jobs and little time to devote to remodeling a home.  Are you one of those people?
  • Compare prices in the area. An ideal fixer-upper is one that can be purchased for 20-30 percent below potential fixed-up value.
  • How long will the flip take to complete? Remember that while improvements and repairs are being made, you’ll be making house payments.  Be realistic in your estimate of time.

There is money to be made for those willing to undertake a fixer-upper.  There is also money to be lost for those not prepared.

Any questions?  Give us a call.

Sports Relocation, Inc assists players/coaches of all professional sports leagues including the NBA, WNBA, NFL, MLB, NHL, and entertainers relocate nationwide by servicing their Real Estate & Relocation needs. Ikem Chukumerije is licensed to practice real estate in New York, California, Nevada, Florida, & Georgia. Sports Relocation, Inc operates nationwide and provides elite athlete relocation services in all 50 states and internationally.

 

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