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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

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
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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
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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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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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Happy Fourth of July

by Nate Martinez

Happy Fourth of July

Tomorrow is the day we celebrate our great nation…from the stars and stripes, to the BBQs and fireworks, the Fourth of July is a day to reflect and appreciate where we have come from and where we will go in the future. When I think of the Fourth of July I think of leadership, freedom, opportunity…and I think of the brave men and women who selflessly defend our right to pursue what makes us happy.

“This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” Thank you to those who have served and those who continue to serve. On behalf of my team and my family, we want to wish you a very happy, healthy and safe Fourth of July weekend. Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

This week we celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…however you chose to spend the Fourth of July holiday, I want to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and safe weekend. I hope that you will take time to celebrate what it means to be a free American and honor those brave men and women who make it possible. Let’s make this the best week of the year! Happy Fourth of July!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” - Thomas Jefferson

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” - A. Philip Randolph

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” - Abraham Lincoln

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” - Aristotle

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Every day I get the opportunity to engage with a variety of people, from all walks of life – and people with unique abilities, some of which I wish I had or could improve. The other day I came across a blog written by Brendon Burchard, who is the author of the book The Motivation Manifesto. A section of the blog stood out to me, and has inspired this edition of my Monday Morning Message.

“There comes a time in the lives of those destined for greatness when we must stand before the mirror of meaning and ask: Why, having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice?”

Are you living your life with the heart of a lion, or as a cowardly mouse? As you go about your week, I want you to ponder this quote and see how it applies to your life. What changes to you need to make in order to achieve your greatest purpose? Who can you call upon for support? What are you doing to make this the best week of the year??

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Our Greatest Fear by Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. 
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe

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

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney

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

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C. S. Lewis

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Team Newsletter Summer 2015

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter Summer 2015

 

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate's Team Newsletter Summer 2015.pdf

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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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 that Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 21st. As a young man I was blessed with a daughter, Brandi and later a son, Nate Jr., and now as adults, they both work on my team as REALTORS. Then a young man came into my life that I am proud to call my step-son, Brennan who is currently attending college at Harvard. You can imagine after raising two children and a step-son, it came as a total shock to find out that I was having a third child.

As I write this, I am reminded of a conversation I heard years ago when a child asked his parent if he was a mistake…the parent responded: “No you were a surprise. A mistake is something you wish you could do over, but a surprise is something you never knew you wanted until you got it.” There are no mistakes in life. And while I am far from the perfect parent, I am forever grateful for the opportunity I have been given, not once but four times. To all of you celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, here’s to the best surprise of all, being someone’s dad. Happy Father’s Day!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Strongest Dad in the World, by Rick Reilly for Sports Illustrated

I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots.

But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck.

Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars – all in the same day.

Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?

And what has Rick done for his father? Not much – except save his life.

This love story began in Winchester, Mass., 43 years ago, when Rick was strangled by the umbilical cord during birth, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to control his limbs.

"He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life," Dick says doctors told him and his wife, Judy, when Rick was nine months old. "Put him in an institution."

But the Hoyts weren't buying it. They noticed the way Rick's eyes followed them around the room. When Rick was 11 they took him to the engineering department at Tufts University and asked if there was anything to help the boy communicate. "No way," Dick says he was told. "There's nothing going on in his brain."

"Tell him a joke," Dick countered. They did. Rick laughed. Turns out a lot was going on in his brain.

Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First words? "Go Bruins!" And after a high school classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out, "Dad, I want to do that."

Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described "porker" who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to push his son five miles? Still, he tried. "Then it was me who was handicapped," Dick says. "I was sore for two weeks."

That day changed Rick's life. "Dad," he typed, "when we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled anymore!"

And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon.

"No way," Dick was told by a race official. The Hoyts weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't quite a wheelchair competitor. For a few years Dick and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway. Then they found a way to get into the race officially: In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made the qualifying time for Boston the following year.

Then somebody said, "Hey, Dick, why not a triathlon?"

How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his 110-pound kid through a triathlon? Still, Dick tried.

Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four grueling 15-hour Ironmans in Hawaii. It must be a buzzkill to be a 25-year-old stud getting passed by an old guy towing a grown man in a dinghy, don't you think?

Hey, Dick, why not see how you'd do on your own? "No way," he says. Dick does it purely for "the awesome feeling" he gets seeing Rick with a cantaloupe smile as they run, swim and ride together.

This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992 – only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.

"No question about it," Rick types. "My dad is the Father of the Century."

And Dick got something else out of all this too. Two years ago he had a mild heart attack during a race. Doctors found that one of his arteries was 95% clogged. "If you hadn't been in such great shape," one doctor told him, "you probably would've died 15 years ago."

So, in a way, Dick and Rick saved each other's life.

Rick, who has his own apartment (he gets home care) and works in Boston, and Dick, retired from the military and living in Holland, Mass., always find ways to be together. They give speeches around the country and compete in some backbreaking race every weekend, including this Father's Day.

That night, Rick will buy his dad dinner, but the thing he really wants to give him is a gift he can never buy. "The thing I'd most like," Rick types, "is that my dad sit in the chair and I push him once."

Sports Illustrated Issue date: June 20, 2005, p. 88

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” - Jim Valvano

“My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” - Michael Jordan

“I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” - Liza Minnelli

“My Dad is my hero.” - Harry Connick, Jr.

“I have a Father's Day every day.” - Dennis Banks

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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