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Nate’s Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. This week I want to talk to you about persistence. We have focused on getting a plan together and putting action steps in place to reach our personal and business goals. That's the easy part! The challenge of doing anything worthwhile is being able to do what is necessary over and over and not giving up. This is the part that we must all focus on. Let’s put a plan together, action steps to achieve that plan, and let us all have the persistence to continuously work the plan day in and day out. This is what will get us to where we need to be...this is all we need to do to achieve big dreams!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Growing Good Corn
Author Unknown   

There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" the reporter asked.

"Why sir," said the farmer," didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn."

He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor's corn also improves.

So it is with our lives. Those who choose to live in peace must help their neighbors to live in peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

The lesson for each of us is this: if we are to grow good corn, we must help our neighbors grow good corn. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle

“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” - Napoleon Hill

“The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” - Walter Bagehot

“The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense." - Thomas Edison

“When you're through changing, you're through.” - Bruce Barton

“We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye...the hand is the cutting edge of the mind.” - Jacob Bronowski

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Tips from the Easter Bunny

by Nate Martinez

Tips from the Easter Bunny

 Don't put all your eggs in one basket

There's no such thing as too much candy

Some body parts should be floppy

An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare

The grass is always greener in someone else's basket

Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits

From my family to yours, we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe holiday weekend. Happy Easter - Nate

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602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. Life is all about taking chances and going for your dreams. Don't let anyone hold you back! It may not be their dream, but if it is yours then go for it and give it your all. Obstacles and challenges will get in the way. People will try to throw you off or hold you back. It will not always go as planned. Be strong enough to stand up for what you believe and fight with all the might and vigor you can muster. If you want it bad enough then go for it. Burn the bridge and go all in. Make life what you want it to be. In the end it’s yours to make with it what you want. Dream Big - Work Hard - Help Others - Be Happy. Now, Let's Get Up and Go!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER…

There was once a boy who wanted to seek the secret of success. One day he approached a wise man living up in the mountain. When he found the wise man at the hut, he asked "Wise man, can you tell me the secret to becoming successful in life?" The wise man was silent for a bit. After a moment, the wise man led the boy down to the river. They kept walking into the river until the boy was fully submerged in the water. The boy struggled and the wise man did not help him. The wise man held his head under the water. After a while, the wise man pulled the boy out of the water and headed back up to the mountain. At the hut the wise man asked the boy what he desired most when his head was submerged in the water. To this the boy quickly responded, "Of course, I wanted to breathe, you old fool!" To which the wise man replied, "Son, if you desire success as much as you wanted to breathe, then you would have found the true secret of success."

Success is a matter of choice. If we have enough strong reasons, there is nothing we cannot do. Once we have the reasons we will surely find the way to do it.

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

“Any man can be a father, but it takes a special man to be a dad.” - Brenda East

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” - Ralph Getting Emerson

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” - Gen. George Patton

“The minute you start talking about what you're going to do if you lose, you have lost.” - George Shultz

“A dream without a plan is just a wish.” - Bill Cole

“Dreams are what get you started. Discipline is what keeps you going.” - Jim Ryun

 “No one has time; we have to make time.” - James Rohn

“One person can make a difference, and every person must try.” - John F. Kennedy

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX Talks to CNBC

by Nate Martinez

Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX Talks to CNBC

Where is the market heading is the big question asked of Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX in her recent interview with CNBC. Nationally, housing affordility is at a five-year low. And more inventory is a positive sign for both homebuyers and sellers - more inventory gives homebuyers more options and it means there are fewer homes underwater.

Our market in Arizona is definitely on the rebound - prices are on the rise and there are plenty of options for buyers, from resale to new construction - if you or someone you know is considering a move, please give me a call today. Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. I hope that each and every one of us can make sure that we always keep our eyes of opportunity open. We must never be afraid of taking that chance to better ourselves and our families. If we approach each opportunity with the proper mindset of hard-work, passion, and dedication than all the other pieces will fall into place eventually. I would encourage you to hold your hand out to help another person in a tough situation, or make a friends or a stranger’s day just a little easier, or just be a little bit more supportive in every situation. You never know when that door of opportunity will open. Make sure you are standing there when it does and please don't be afraid to walk through it. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

THE BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS
BE sure to read to the END...Just the math part is good enough, the end is even better. 

1 x 8 + 1 = 9 
12 x 8 + 2 = 98 
123 x 8 + 3 = 987 
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765 
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654 
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543 
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321 
 
1 x 9 + 2 = 11 
12 x 9 + 3 = 111 
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111 
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111 
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111 
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111 
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111 
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111 
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111 
 
9 x 9 + 7 = 88 
98 x 9 + 6 = 888 
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888 
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888 
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888 
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888 
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888 
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888 
 
1 x 1 = 1 
11 x 11 = 121 
111 x 111 = 12321 
1111 x 1111 = 1234321 
11111 x 11111 = 123454321 
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321 
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321 
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321 
 
Mind Boggling... 

Now, take a look at this... 

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint: What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? 
 
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions: 
 
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
 
Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26. 
 
Then: H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K 
 
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% 

And: K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E 

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96% 

But: A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E 

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100% 

Attitude Matters!!! 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.” ~Hugh Allen

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.” ~Mark Twain

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” ~Harry Truman

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~Thomas Edison

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.” ~Hugh Miller

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Private Restort Style Living - Pinnacle Hill

by Nate Martinez

Private Resort Style Living - Pinnacle Hill

For years, Arizona has been a prime destination for golf, posh resorts, fine dining and all the sunshine you can soak up. What if I said, you could own your private resort, right here in Glendale, Arizona? Located in the exclusive luxury community of Pinnacle Hill, this custom home is just that – private resort style living.

Natural Arizona landscaping surrounds the grounds which are over a 1/4 acre in size, with a private mountain backdrop that comes to life with the blooming desert terrain. A gated courtyard entry, Cantera stone pillars and solid wood doors throughout, are just a few of the eye-catching amenities you’ll notice at first pass.

The floor plan was designed with efficiency and entertaining in mind. There is a large family room overlooking the gourmet kitchen, a traditional formal dining room with access to the patio, a formal living room plus a guest casita that has its own entrance. There are three generous bedrooms, each with their own en suite, including the master and there is an office or den set up.

 

An efficient gourmet kitchen has an appliance package even a professional chef would appreciate: stainless Wolfe 4-burner gas range with a griddle and grill, pot filler, warming drawer, 2 gas ovens and a Sub Zero Refrigerator. Gorgeous slab granite counters compliment the rich tones of the knotty Alder cabinetry and the island doubles as a work space and counter bar seating.

For the entertainment, you may take your pick of inside or out. In the family room, you will find a complete wet bar set up with a built-in Kegerator, state-of-the-art media systems, a cozy gas fireplace and a lovely wall-mounted fish tank. To add to the entertainment factor, the guest casita boasts a 6 seat theater room equipped with a $15,000 projector, drop down screen, blackout shades and electric reclining chairs. There is a full bathroom, Murphy bed and a kitchenette with a full-size refrigerator, microwave and sink.

If you would prefer to entertain outside, the resort style backyard has just what you are looking for. Surround sound for music or watching the big game on the TV, while you grill up your favorite outdoor foods on the stainless Wolfe built-in BBQ. Several outdoor areas for lounging and relaxing accented with extensive brick pavers and automatic awnings for those really sunny Arizona days. Nestled against the mountain preserve, it’s hard to say which has a better view – the pool or the swim-up bar.

The master’s retreat has access to the backyard which is convenient and yet another efficient feature of this well-appointed home. You will also appreciate the elegant Cantera stone pillars at the bathroom, his-n-her vanities with granite counters, a jetted tub, steam shower, closet built-ins and a deluxe hidden TV with a $5,000 drop down screen.

 

The amenities go on and on, such as travertine flooring throughout, custom window treatments and custom paint finishes. This home is 3,700 square feet with plenty of energy-saving options like the Pella windows with built-in shades, sun film on all windows and a water re-circulator system. Not all resorts are the same, and not all destinations can compare to the beautiful Sonoran desert here in Arizona – if resort style living is what you are looking for, then make this your permanent destination. 

Click here to take a virtual tour now.

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. We can keep it short and sweet this week. Know your goals. Have a plan. Work harder than the competitor. Innovate and create in all that you do. Smile and have fun. Be Caring and Compassionate. Learn and Earn. Make a difference!! Make it the best week of the year! Let’s get up and go!!!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Just For Today! 

Written by Sybyl F Partridge in 1916 and printed in "How To Stop Worrying, And Start Living" by Dale Carnegie, 1951

1.   Just for today I will be happy.  This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." Happiness is from within; it is not a matter of externals.

2.   Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come and fit myself to them.

3.   Just for today I will take care of my body. I will exercise it, care for it, nourish it, not abuse nor neglect it, so that it will be a perfect machine for my bidding.

4.   Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will learn something useful. I will not be a mental loafer. I will read something that requires effort, thought and concentration.

5.   Just for today I will exercise my soul in three ways;  I will do somebody a good turn and not get found out. I will do at least two things I don't want to do as William James suggests, just for exercise.

6.   Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, talk low, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, nor fault with anything and not try to regulate nor improve anyone.

7.   Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once.  I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime.

8.  Just for today I will have a program. I will write down what I expect to do every hour.  I may not follow it exactly, but I will have it.  It will eliminate two pests, hurry and indecision.

9.   Just for today I will have a quiet half hour all by myself and relax. In this half hour sometimes I will think of God, so as to get a little more perspective into my life.

10.   Just for today I will be unafraid, especially I will not be afraid to be happy, to enjoy what is beautiful, to love, and to believe that those I love, love me.

If we want to develop a mental attitude that will bring us peace and happiness, here is rule # 1: Think and act cheerfully, and you will feel cheerful.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.” -George S. Patton

“A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.”- Karl Kraus

“We get to make a living; we give to make a life.” - Winston Churchill

“It is never too late to be what we might have been.” - George Eliot

“We must not say every mistake is a foolish one.” - Cicero

“Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.”- Bruce Lee

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.”- John Lubbock

“One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.”- Wayne Gretzky

Make it the best week of the year! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Fit to Sell: The Home Inspection

by Nate Martinez

Fit to Sell: The Home Inspection

The home inspection process can be very stressful for sellers. Depending on some factors, such as how old your home is, we may recommend a home inspection prior to putting your home on the market. If there are unforseen repair conditions that could cause a buyer to cancel a contract to purchase your home, we can address those issues before they become a problem.

If you are considering a home move or purchase, please give me a call today. In our competitive market today, it is important you have professional, experienced representation to help you get the job done - and for top dollar. Give me a call today for a complimentary consultantion. Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. I am always amazed when I think of all the success some people seem to have. Think about successful people in business, sports, entertainment, your neighborhoods, etc. Why is it that some people achieve more than others? Well, there are lots of reasons! The biggest I believe is the determination to do it. All successful people have gone through struggle and adversity and they found ways to break through. Regardless of where we are today let us find a way to break through it. Be very specific on your goals and put that plan together and stop wasting time. Be that success story people read about and talk about in the future. Be that role model people look to for guidance. De the person you are meant to be. Let's make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

24 Thoughts Never To Forget:

1. Your presence is a present to the world.
2. You're unique and one of a kind.
3. Your life can be what you want it to be.
4. Take the days just one at a time.
5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.
6. You'll make it through whatever comes along.
7. Within you are so many answers.
8. Understand, have courage, be strong.
9. Don't put limits on yourself.
10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
12. Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.
13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
15. Don't take things too seriously.
16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
17. Remember that a little love goes a long way…
18. Remember that a lot…goes forever.
19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
20. Life's treasures are people…together.
21. Realize that it's never too late.
22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
23. Have health and hope and happiness.
24. Take time to wish upon a star.

***And don't ever forget…for even a day…How very special you are!! 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.” - John Lennon

 “If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.” - Abigail Van Buren

“Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” - Margaret B. Runbeck

“What we see depends mainly on what we look for.” - John Lubbock

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” - David Viscott

“Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.” - Bill Blackman

“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” - Henry David Thoreau

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Team Newsletter March 2014

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter March 2014

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http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Nate Martinez Team Newsletter March 2014.pdf

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