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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the holiday season so far. I love seeing the social media photos showing off the decorations, holiday lights, and of course all the spectacular events that took place over the weekend.  

As you know we hosted a food drive for St Mary’s in the month of November. For every $1.00 that is donated, St Mary’s can provide 7 meals for families in our community that are struggling with hunger. Unfortunately, Arizona’s hunger rates are higher than national averages. When compared to 15.9 percent nationally, 17.8 percent of Arizonans are food insecure. Additionally 28.2 percent of Arizona’s children face hunger.

So far our food drive has been able to provide 2,800 meals this holiday season! But there is still more needed, and still time to help. St Mary’s is also looking for volunteers, which is a great way to get involved and give back to our community this holiday season. If you are interested, please email or call 602-343-3134. If you would like to contribute to our holiday food drive, please click here. Every penny counts; every dollar makes a difference. Let’s make it a great week!


If we were given 86,400 dollars every day to spend any way we could
And at the end of the day what we didn't spend would be lost to us for good, 

What would we do? We wouldn't have to think too hard, or engage in a long discourse
We would take that money, go right out and spend it all, of course! 

Each day we are given 86,400 seconds, it's been this way for centuries. 
86,400 seconds every day- do with as we please.

There is one caveat, you might say this gift comes with a hidden cost
Whatever time we don't use wisely, at the end of the day is lost.

Yes, it's free and it's ours to spend, no strings attached...however
Whatever time we lose today is time that's lost forever.

Yet such is the nature of this gift- true our daily seconds don't accrue
That when we wake the next morning- each day we start anew.

I believe the lesson we are shown here- since there's no way to extend them
The 86,400 seconds are less important- than how we choose to spend them. 

Written by Jim Yerman


“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” - Theophrastus

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” - Francis of Assisi

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford

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

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” - George Bernard Shaw

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration, and that your bellies and hearts are full with the joy that surrounds this time of year.  Like it or not, the holiday season is officially here! In preparing for today’s message I found this quote which I thought was a beautiful reminder that we could all use:

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” - Thomas S. Monson

It is easy to get caught up in the shopping, the decorating, the parties…and far too often we find ourselves stressed out instead of enjoying the true meaning of the season. I encourage you to take a deep breathe, slow down and re-evaluate how you want to spend the last few weeks of the year. The choice is yours. Let’s make it a great week!


1. KFC, Japan: Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, but this tradition dates back to the 1970s. On Christmas Eve, every KFC in Japan is overflowing with people eating fried chicken.

2. Krampus in Austria, Germany, and Hungary: Krampus is rooted in Germanic folklore, and today young people dress up as Krampus and wander the streets in Austria, Germany and Hungary in hopes that they will punish those who are on the naughty list!

3. Caroling with a Dead Horse, Wales: meant to bring good luck, one person dresses up using an actual dead horse skull. A group of people go from house to house singing carols, and in return they are rewarded with food and drink.

4. Spider Webs for Good Luck, Ukraine: the tradition started with a poor widow who had nothing to decorate their Evergreen tree with. The woman cried herself to sleep, while the spiders listened on that night. In the morning when the sun hit the tree, they were surprised to see it was covered with gold and silver thread that shimmered in the light.

5. Hide all the Brooms, Norway: according to legend, the evil spirits come out at night, and witches want brooms. On Christmas Eve, the Norwegians hide all their brooms.

6. The Christmas Log from Catalonia, Spain: a wood log with legs, a face and a little red hat! People leave food, and presents for Little Tio deNadal.

7. Roller Skating to Mass, Venezuela: sounds like a fun way to get to church, right? The streets are closed in the city of Caracas so the residents can roller skate their way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

8. SantaCon, San Francisco: originally started in San Francisco, this tradition is now a worldwide pub crawl. A convention for Santas; with important guidelines should you want to participate!  

9. Night of the Radishes, Oaxaca, Mexico: radishes are grown especially for this event, and remain on display through Christmas day. It is hailed as the most impressive display of carved vegetables in the world!


“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” - Thomas S. Monson

“Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.” - Edna Ferber

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” - Roy L. Smith

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” -  Alexander Smith

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A Thanksgiving Message

by Nate Martinez

A Thanksgiving Message 

Today is Thanksgiving and it is a great day to take a moment to thank each of you for being a part of my life. To my past clients, current clients and future clients, thank you for your continued trust as your real estate advisory for thirty years.

For those of you reading this that are a part of RE/MAX Professionals, thank you for being a part of our organization. To my team, thank you for showing up each day with a smile on your face, and a willingness to serve our clients.

To my family, thank you for your constant support over the years. I would not be the man or the REALTOR® I am today if it were not for each of you.

Many wishes for a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!

Sincerely, Nate

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…what a great weekend! I want to thank all our clients, family and friends who helped us celebrate thirty years in real estate over the last two days. If someone had asked me thirty years ago, what my life might look like, I would not have imagined it quite like this. I am truly blessed and honored to have been surrounded by so many amazing people, and to have earned the trust and confidence of close to 6,000 families who have bought or sold a home with my team.  

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I have much to be thankful for. It is a surreal feeling to look around a room and see the impact that my life has had on so many others. I made a commitment to make a different life for my children, but little did I know how far that commitment would extend – and how privileged I am to have witnessed it over the weekend.

Thank you to our many clients who came to Blackstone Country Club on Saturday night. It was great to connect with you, and some of you we have not seen in years. And to my team – thank you for our family reunion. Some of the best people on the planet somehow came together and worked on my team. I am truly blessed to have been able to be a part of your lives; I am better man because of each of you! A special thanks to Larry Gosnell and Tina Powers who flew in to Phoenix just to help us celebrate.

In closing, I want to wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving. If this weekend has taught me anything, is that we matter…our actions, our decisions, our commitments…they leave a mark on the world. Make it count. Happy Thanksgiving!


We are hosting a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s. Our goal is to help those who are less fortunate have a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Every dollar that is donated provides seven meals. If you would like to join our cause, you can drop by any one of our six office locations with a donation, or you can donate online at: Let’s make a difference this week!


“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. “ - Erma Bombeck

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” - Amy Grant

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” - Victor Hugo

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“What if today, we were grateful for everything?” Charlie Brown

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Nate's Team Newsletter November 2016

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter November 2016 Newsletters/Nate Martinez Team Newsletter November 2016.pdf

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

“If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share.” W. Clement Stone

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…last week we made history with the race for presidency, and whether you are happy or not about the outcome, this is one election that will go down in the history books. I see lots of division happening on social media outlets, and in the news; opinions are strong and emotions are inflamed. This week, I would like to encourage you to take a media time-out and redirect your thoughts.

We are quickly approaching the Thanksgiving holiday and this is the perfect opportunity for us to shift our energy, and focus on the light instead of the dark. Despite the turmoil, confusion and fear there is much to be grateful for. I picked this quote for today, because I think it is an important reminder. What can you do this week to make a difference? What can you share or give that will be remembered?

My team and I, as well as RE/MAX Professionals are hosting a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s. Our goal is to help those who are less fortunate have a meal on Thanksgiving Day. If you would like to join our cause, you can drop by any one of our six office locations with a donation, or you can donate online at: Let’s make a difference this week!


1. The first Thanksgiving took place in what is Massachusetts today in 1621. More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last day of November a national day for Thanksgiving. Congress made is an official holiday in 1941.

2. In 2001, the US Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp that was designed by artist Margaret Cusack, which resembled traditional folk-art with the phrase “We Give Thanks.”

3. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 42.2 million Americans travel fifty miles or more on Thanksgiving weekend.

4. The National Turkey Federation estimated that 46 million turkeys are eaten at Thanksgiving.

5. Nearly 88 percent of Americans eat turkey for Thanksgiving.

6. The largest pumpkin pie ever baked weighed 2,020 pounds and measured over twelve feet long, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.


“Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.” - Oprah Winfrey

“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.” - William Arthur Ward

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” - Henry Van Dyke

“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.” - Nigel Hamilton

“I love Thanksgiving because it's a holiday that is centered around food and family, two things that are of utmost importance to me.”- Marcus Samuelsson

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! We are making history this week here in the United States, and I hope each of you who are eligible to vote will be doing so. This election has been raised a lot of awareness and whether you are red or blue, everyone has an opinion. The right to vote is something that makes our country great and even in a controversial race such as this one, every vote matters. In 1839 a gubernatorial election in Massachusetts was decided by two votes. In 1974 a race for Senate in New Hampshire was decided by two votes. And in 2008, an Alaskan congressional race was decided by one single vote. Be a part of history, and cast your vote tomorrow!


7 Reasons You Should Vote by The Huffington Post

1.) It is not just the president on the ballot.

2.) Higher turnout makes our democracy more representative.

3.) To the voter go the spoils.

4.) The margin of victory can be important.

5.) Even a vote for a third party can have an impact.

6.) Voting is a right generations of Americans struggled to win – and people in other countries are still fighting for.

7.) Voting is your voice.


“My dream is of a place and a time where America will once again be seen as the last best hope of earth.” - Abraham Lincoln

“To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.” - Pauline Hanson

“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.” - John Quincy Adams

“We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.” - Barack Obama

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! This quote is one of my favorites, and reminds me every day that even the small actions I take, can impact tomorrow. It’s a new week, with new possibilities – what steps can you take, that will improve your future? What goals can you work towards? What preparation can you do today that will help you become the best version of yourself? Let’s make it a great week!


One day a small gap appeared in the cocoon, through which the butterfly had to appear. A boy who accidentally passed by, stopped to watched how the butterfly was trying to get out of the cocoon. It took a lot of time, the butterfly was trying very hard, and the gap was as little as before. It seemed that the power would leave the butterfly soon.

The boy decided to help the butterfly. He took a penknife and cut the cocoon. The butterfly immediately got out, but its body was weak and feeble, and the wings were barely moving. The boy continued to watch the butterfly, thinking that now its wings would spread and it would fly. However, that did not happen.

The rest of its life the butterfly had to drag its weak body and wings that weren’t spread. It was unable to fly, because the boy did not realize that an effort to enter through the narrow gap of the cocoon was necessary for the butterfly, so that the life-giving fluid would move from the body to the butterfly’s wings and that the butterfly could fly. Life forced the butterfly to leave its shell hardly, so that it would become stronger and would be able to grow and develop.

If we were allowed to live without meeting difficulties, we would not be viable. Life gives us challenges to make us stronger.



“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” - Steve Jobs

“Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” - Mattie Stepanek

“A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.” - Jean de La Fontaine

“Every man gotta right to decide his own destiny.” - Bob Marley

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Nate’s Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! It’s hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner, especially with the temperatures still in the high 90s – it definitely doesn’t feel like fall! In some parts of the world, this time of year is the final harvest in preparation for the winter. Although here in Arizona we don’t have to worry about colder temperatures, we can apply the metaphor to our lives, and our businesses. It is the perfect time of year to reflect on what you have accomplished throughout the past ten months, and begin to plan for the New Year. What did you do that you are proud of this year? What changes did you make? What goals did you achieve? I challenge you to take some time this week to count your blessings and your achievements. Let’s make it a great week!


The Raven, by Edgar Allen Poe

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,

Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—

While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,

As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door—

"‘Tis some visitor," I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—

               Only this and nothing more.”

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;

And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.

Eagerly I wished the morrow;—vainly I had sought to borrow

From my books surcease of sorrow—sorrow for the lost Lenore—

For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore—

               Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

Thrilled me—filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;

So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,

"‘Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;—

               This it is and nothing more.”

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,

“Sir," said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;

But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,

And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,

That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door;—

               Darkness there and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,

Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;

But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,

And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?”

This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!”—

               Merely this and nothing more.

Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,

Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.

“Surely," said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice;

Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore—

Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;—

               ‘Tis the wind and nothing more!”

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,

In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;

Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;

But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—

Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—

                Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,

By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,

“Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, “art sure no craven,

Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore—

Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”

               Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,

Though its answer little meaning—little relevancy bore;

For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being

Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door—

Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,

               With such name as “Nevermore.”

But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only

That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.

Nothing further then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—

Till I scarcely more than muttered “Other friends have flown before—

On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.”

               Then the bird said “Nevermore.”

Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,

“Doubtless," said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store

Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster

Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore—

Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore

               Of ‘Never—nevermore.'"

But the Raven still beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,

Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;

Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking

Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore—

What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore

               Meant in croaking “Nevermore.”

This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing

To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core;

This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining

On the cushion’s velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o’er,

But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o’er,

               She shall press, ah, nevermore!

Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer

Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.

“Wretch," I cried, “thy God hath lent thee—by these angels he hath sent thee

Respite—respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore;

Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!”

               Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!—prophet still, if bird or devil!—

Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,

Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted—

On this home by Horror haunted—tell me truly, I implore—

Is there—is there balm in Gilead?—tell me—tell me, I implore!”

               Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil—prophet still, if bird or devil!

By that Heaven that bends above us—by that God we both adore—

Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,

It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore—

Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.”

                Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

“Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend!” I shrieked, upstarting—

“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore!

Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!

Leave my loneliness unbroken!—quit the bust above my door!

Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!”

               Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”

And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting

On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming,

And the lamp-light o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;

And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor

               Shall be lifted—nevermore!


“If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” - Douglas Coupland

“Acting is like a Halloween mask that you put on.” - River Phoenix

“I only eat candy on Halloween. No lie.” - Michael Trevino

“Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.” - Gwen Stefani

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Throughout history we have been given countless examples of courageous men and women who dare to try, who dare to explore and who relentlessly go after what they want in life. They do not sit on the sidelines fearful that they may fail…and sure, some do fail, some ideas do not work out, but those who dare to dream bigger, do not see failure as failure. In order for failure to exist, would mean that nothing good came of the experience, and I think you would agree that even in the bleakest moments, there is always something we can learn from the experience. So this week I challenge you to dust yourself off, get up and go after what is it that keeps you awake at night. Let’s make it a great week!


Letting Go

There's nothing to fear --- you're as good as the best,
As strong as the mightiest, too.
You can win in every battle or test;
For there's no one just like you.
There's only one you in the world today;
So nobody else, you see,
Can do your work in as fine a way:
You're the only you there'll be !

So face the world, and all life is yours
To conquer and love and live:
And you'll find the happiness that endures
In just the measure you give;
There's nothing too good for you to possess,
Nor heights where you cannot go:
Your power is more than belief or guess --- 
It is something you have to know.

There is nothing to fear --- you can and you will.
For you are the invincible you.
Set your foot on the highest hill --- 
There's nothing you cannot do.



“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” - John C. Maxwell

“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” - William Shakespeare

“Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.” - W. Clement Stone

“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” - Rosa Parks

“Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.” Robert H. Schuller

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