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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…it’s hard to believe we are nearing the end of August! The kids are settled back into their school routines and cooler temperatures are just around the corner! The Month of August is also the “Month of Miracles” for all of us RE/MAX agents.

What we do as REALTORS® is so much more than just helping people buy and sell homes. And here in Phoenix, our efforts go directly to our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital. We have been long-time supporters and continue to do so this “Month of Miracles.” Last year in just one month, RE/MAX agents in the U.S. and Canada raised $9.75 million to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.


At RE/MAX Professionals we are hosting a One Million Pennies event through the end of August. For those of you doing the math, one million pennies is $10,000…if you would like to support our drive, please stop by one of our six office locations with your spare change. Put your money where the miracles are!

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do... but how much love we put in that action.” - Mother Teresa

“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” - Anthony Robbins

“Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” - Lou Holtz

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson –

“If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you’ll end up not doing nothing for nobody.” - Malcom Bane

Put your money where the miracles are, and let’s make it a great week! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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602-430-5226
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition to Nate’s Monday Morning Message...what does this statement mean to you? “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” For me it is a reminder of how far I have come in my life and how differently life is for my three children. Growing up in Maryvale with a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, money didn’t grow on trees and she had to work hard for the money we did have. Some of you reading this can relate.

I decided at a young age that I would have a different relationship with money. I chose to let money work for me, not against me. If we believe that making money is a hard, then it will always be hard. True, money doesn’t grow on trees, however, our attitudes and beliefs towards money impact how easily and frequently it comes into our lives. Instead of telling yourself that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” try saying “my necessities are met with abundance” or “I live in a world of abundance.”  Let’s make this a great week!

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT

The Taoist Farmer

This farmer had only one horse, and one day the horse ran away. The neighbors came to condole over his terrible loss. The farmer said, "What makes you think it is so terrible?"

A month later, the horse came home, this time bringing with her two beautiful wild horses. The neighbors became excited at the farmer's good fortune. Such lovely strong horses! The farmer said, "What makes you think this is good fortune?"

The farmer's son was thrown from one of the wild horses and broke his leg. All the neighbors were very distressed. Such bad luck! The farmer said, "What makes you think it is bad?"

A war came, and every able-bodied man was conscripted and sent into battle. Only the farmer's son, because he had a broken leg, remained. The neighbors congratulated the farmer. "What makes you think this is good?" said the farmer.

*As told by Executive editor, Elise Hancock, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine, November 1993, page 2, in section entitled Editor's Note. 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.” - Nelson Mandela

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” - Jonathan Swift

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” - Ayn Rand

“We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.” - Robert Kiyosaki

Let’s make this a great week! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Month of Miracles: One Million Pennies for Phoenix Children's Hospital

August is the "Month of Miracles" for RE/MAX agents and we are excited to announce the one million pennies for Children's Miracle Networkwhich benefits our local Phoenix Children's Hospital. Since 1992, we have been among the many agents who support CMN and we have proudly donated a portion of our commissions on every home sold to PCH.

Please help us reach our goal by stopping by any of our six office locations and donate your pennies! Or if you know of anyone who is thinking of buying or selling a home, please contact me today - your purchase will help us raise money and awareness for PCH. I look forward to hearing from you soon - Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…August has been renamed the “Month of Miracles” for RE/MAX agents. Since 1992 RE/MAX agents in both the U.S. and Canada have raised more than $138 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®. Last August, we raised $8.75 million and helped 170 network hospitals provide medical care for children!

“The power of many makes a difference” is the true secret behind the RE/MAX® relationship with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals®. And this philosophy can be applied to just about any area of life…from individual goals to massive global goals that change the world. Together, we can make a difference! What are you doing today to make a difference?

WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” - Helen Keller

“Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi

“If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” - Michael Jordan

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” - Christopher Reeve

Let’s make it a great week!

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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*RE/MAX Professionals is proud to be a part of the Children’s Miracle Network®, which benefits our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Our offices have been recognized multiple times for our outstanding contribution to CMN and continue to make a difference today.  

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…this week I would like to talk about failure or better yet, the courage to keep going in the face of adversity. We have all faced a difficult time or two in our lives, but what made us get up and keep going? What pushed us to keep trying? Did you know…

Thomas Edison, who was considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, was told as a boy he was too stupid to learn anything. He tried more than 9,000 experiments before he was successful in creating the first light bulb. There are now 1,093 U.S. patents in his name.

Michael Jordon, known today as one of the greatest basketball players of all times, was removed from his high school basketball team because of his “lack of skill.”

American film director, Steven Spielberg who has won three Academy Awards and considered one of the most successful filmmakers ever, dropped out of junior high school. He later came back and was placed in a learning-disabled class. He dropped out of school for good just one month later.

These are just a few of the countless stories of highly successful people who have failed or who have been told they couldn’t do it, and yet surprised the world because they had a dream. Don’t give up on your dreams, whatever they are…don’t give up! Let’s make this a great week!!

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” - Og Mandino

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison”

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” - Confucius

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Let's make it a great week! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Nate’s Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

My inspiration for this week’s Monday Morning Message comes from my one year-old boxer, Lucy. After attending a three week “boot camp” we are now enrolled in advance classes. Who knew training a dog would take this much time and effort?? Lucy has reminded me, that anything in life worth doing requires commitment and consistency...and this applies to training a dog or running a business. Your goals require that you stay committed and consistent. That means you must take action daily. What can you do this week to be proactive and intentional? What steps can you make towards your goals? Who can you enlist for help or support? I challenge each of you to refocus and recommit to your goals today. Commitment and consistency are the key ingredients that results in the outcome we desire. Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF ENCOURAGMENT

When training a dog, you must have a good sense of humor. I hope you enjoy this cute video of Daisy and Copper…who doesn’t love ice cream?

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.” - Josh Billings

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney

“Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way.” - Caroline Knapp

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Henry David Thoreau

Let’s make it a great week! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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June Home Sales and Prices Best Yet in 2015

by Nate Martinez

June Home Sales and Prices Best Yet in 2015

The number of June home sales was the highest of any month since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This year’s home sales have now experienced a five-month trend in which sales have been higher than both the previous month and the same month in the previous year. Completed transactions in June were 14.3 percent higher than in May and 12.0 percent higher than in June 2014.

“Despite a lingering low inventory and increasing prices, consumers still have the confidence to purchase a home. More and more people recognize the many opportunities in this market and the significant value of low interest rates. As job creation and wages continue to improve, many more first-time buyers are now making the decision to become homeowners.” Dave Liniger, RE/MAX CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder

The Median Sales Price of a home sold in June was $224,671, which was 7.4 percent above the price seen in June 2014. The inventory of homes for sale also continued a positive trend, with a 0.8 percent increase over the inventory in May. With a growing rate of home sales, the resulting Months Supply of inventory in June still favors sellers at 3.6 on a scale where 6.0 months indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

To read the full National Housing Report from RE/MAX click here. If you or someone you know is interested in learning what your home values are in today’s market, please contact Nate today. 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…we are about half way through the summer month’s here in Arizona and the monsoon season is upon us. This time of year provides much needed water for the desert and some incredible sunsets. Take a few minutes in the evening to appreciate the awe-inspiring clouds and vivid colors that fill our sky…it truly is magnificent and a perfect reminder of the simple blessings that surround us every day. We often stare at a door that has closed for too long and in the process miss the one that has opened. Don’t take for granted the simple beauties in life, as they pave the way to finding a deeper meaning to happiness. Take time to appreciate all the good in your life, and make each moment count! Let’s have a great week!

WORDS OF ENCOURAGMENT

A Fish Stranded in a Drying Puddle

Once there was a fellow walking along a road. Suddenly he heard a faint cry. He looked around but saw nothing. Thinking he heard nothing, he continued to walk. Again he heard the faint cry. This time the call was nearby. He searched high and low, and found the sound was coming out of a little fish lying in a drying pond. His mouth gurgling. That person looked at the fish strangely and asked,

"Was that you who was just calling me? Was it you needing my help?"

The small fish looking pleading at the man gasping and breathless said, "Please save me quickly, I am dying, I need water. I am not a normal fish, rather I am the eastern sea dragon's official. Please give me a little water." That person hearing this hurriedly nodded his head and said, "I understand, I will immediately go to the south and let the southern king redirect a river to here so that you can swim and return to the eastern sea." The fish angrily cried out, "Can a fish live out of water? I am only in need of a little water. Your idea is pointless. I think that the next time you see me will be in a shop that sells dried fish. "

The story tells us to reconsider solutions that we usually propose to solve real life problems. Sometimes we take our time too much to find the most ideal solution, while what the problem really needs is time critical solution.

We must always aware that many times in our lives we don't need the best solution but some quick fixes for the current situation to prevent it of becoming worse. Only until then, we have much more time to think and find the ideal solution.

Taken from: http://chinese-tales.blogspot.com/

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” - Lao Tzu

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them.” - John C. Maxwell

“If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” - Michael Jordan

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Ward

Let’s have a great week!  Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message...it only takes seven seconds to form a prejudice based on someone’s appearance. From a young age, we are taught to assess or judge situations to determine whether they are good or bad.

This video is a powerful reminder that we all come from different places, have different passions, different fears, different looks but we all the same when we strip away the exterior label. This week I would like to challenge each of you to get out of judgement and into curiosity…remove the label and make this the best week of the year!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” - Maya Angelou

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi 

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” - Leo Tolstoy 

“We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” - Dalai Lama

“The most violent element in society is ignorance.” - Emma Goldman

Let's make this the best week of the year - Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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RE/MAX National Housing Report: May Home Sales and Prices Continue to Rise

Home sales in May were greater than in any other May since the RE/MAX National Housing Report began in 2008. This spring has now experienced a four–month trend in which sales were higher than both the previous month and the same month in the previous year. Completed transactions in May were 8.9% higher than in April and 3.5% higher than in May 2014. The Median Sales Price of a home sold in May was $212,910, which was 7.8% above the price seen in May 2014. The inventory of homes for sale also continued a positive trend‚ with a 0.4% increase from April’s inventory. With a growing rate of home sales, the resulting Months Supply of Inventory in May was 3.6 on a scale where 6.0 months indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers.

"Many positive factors are contributing to a strong housing market this year. Job growth and wages are slowly improving, while rents are increasing rapidly and mortgages are becoming much more accessible. When these factors are coupled with continuing low interest rates, the result is a growing number of consumers with the confidence to buy or sell a home." Dave Liniger, RE/MAX, LLC CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about real estate values in the Phoenix area, please contact Nate Martinez today. 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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