Preston Davenport, A Member of Our Team, Shares His Story

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For today’s video, we’re honored to feature the story of a wonderful member of our team, Preston Davenport. His journey, which includes two tours in the Middle East as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, profound loss, and, eventually, the discovery of his current career in real estate, is one of inspiration, hope, and selflessness.     

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to browse specific topics at your leisure:

0:30—An introduction to Preston, his childhood experiences, and family hardship

2:30—The beginnings of his service in the Marine Corps: his enlistment, time in Iraq, and the forging of friendships

4:30—Tragedy strikes on his tour in Afghanistan

5:35—Turning the page away from the military, starting a family, and his new direction in real estate

6:20—The set of goals, along with the ultimate goal, he has for his career in real estate

7:22—Why he’s part of the Latham Realty team    

If you have any questions for Preston regarding his story or anything real estate-related, please feel free to contact him. He’ll be a great resource in assisting you!

I Can Get You Into a New Home by Christmas

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What if I told you that I could get you into a new home before Christmas? What if I told you that you could buy a home for as much as you’d be paying for rent with no money down? If you’re curious, send me a private message and let me know what you're paying in rent. I will give you a list of properties that you can buy for no money down where the payment is equivalent to or less than what you’re already paying. The best part is that your first payment wouldn’t even have to be until the new year.

“Escape The Machine”: Part 7

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We make this series because the secret to living is giving. Helping someone is providing them with one of the six basic human needs; when you go out of your way to do this, it gives you rocket fuel to do it more because it feels good to help. And that’s why we’re pushing all of our content through social media—our intention is to be able to help those who need it by sharing our strategies and our processes.

I was in the lab with some students the other day when I met an awesome guy named Roger. He had a property out on the reservation, and a part of me didn’t want to go out there and look at it because I knew it was going to be a tough property to sell. I had a lot going on, so I was thinking, “How can I get my team to handle this?”

Then Roger told me, “I’ve been wanting to meet with you because I’ve been watching your videos, and I know I can trust you.” So I decided to go meet with him.

The secret to living is giving.

He has five acres of property on the reservation, which we checked out remotely. Mostly, we talked about his life: how he was a truck driver, construction worker, sheet metal worker, and a fisherman. We also talked about his family, his grandchildren, and about life in general.

We didn’t even really talk about real estate. We will, of course, find out what we can do to help him achieve his goal, but when we were getting ready to leave, he told me that he needed to stop at his house on the way home. He said he had a big slab of frozen sockeye salmon to give me.

It made me feel so awesome to know that he appreciated my time and conversation. As a final word of advice for today’s episode: When someone offers you something out of gratitude, don’t deny it. You’ll be denying them the gratification of giving. You need to be a good receiver as well as a good giver.