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Did You Know: 4 tips for helping you get top dollar for your home

Did you know that in a five year period more than 46 percent of American’s change their address? That is a lot of moving and more importantly, a lot of work selling your home. Here are 4 tips to help you get your home sold for top dollar.

If you are interested in learning what your home is worth in today’s market, give Nate a call today. The temperatures are on the rise, and so are home values!

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

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope each and every one of you had a fantastic weekend filled with laughs, relaxation, and some fun. 

Are we really making the best use of our time each and every day? Are there times when if we planned a little better we could get more done? Do we wish we had more time to spend on the things we truly love? There is a solution, and you all can accomplish this. 

Set a goal, create a plan, and then accomplish it. This will be our challenge for this week. If you found 30 minutes a day, what would you do with it? Think long and hard about this answer as this will be what you think about while figuring out what you can change around, do differently, or eliminate from your schedule. Time is the one thing that is equal among all of us. How we use it is what makes all the difference in the world. Use it wisely for once it is gone it can never be replaced. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURGEMENT CORNER

Big Rocks

Just something to think about...

One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget.

As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz" and he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him.

He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"

Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes."

The time management expert replied, "Really?"

He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks.

He then asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?"

By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered.

"Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel.

Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"

"No!" the class shouted. Once again he said, "Good."

Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked,

"What is the point of this illustration?"

One eager beaver raised his hand and said, 
"The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!"

"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point.”

The truth this illustration teaches us is if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all.

What are the 'big rocks' in your life? Time with your loved ones, your faith, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching, or complimenting others? Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them in at all. So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question: What are the 'big rocks' in my life? Then, put those in your jar first.

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Elliot

“Well done is better than well said.” - Benjamin Franklin

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”- Buddha

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

“Begin with the ending in mind.” - Stephen Covey

“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley

“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”- Zig Ziglar

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 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. As we prepare ourselves for a great week, let us keep in mind that what we choose to do with our time is completely up to us. We can choose to be in a great mood or we can choose not to. We can choose to focus on the things in our lives we have control over or we can choose not to. We can choose to work harder, smarter, and more creatively than our competition or we can choose not to. What do you have control over and what will you do about it? The wonderful thing about life is that it is all up to us. Focus on actions and the results will follow. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

We shall do much in the years to come,
But what have we done today?

We shall give out gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?

We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,

We shall speak the words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today ?

We shall be so kind in the after while,
But what have we done today?

We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?

We shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,

We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we fed today?

We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?

We shall build us mansions in the sky,
But what have we built today? 

`Tis sweet in the idle dreams to bask;
But here and now, do we our task?

Yet, this is the thing our souls must ask,
What have we done today ?

By: Nixon Waterman

WORDS TO LIVE BY 

“You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.”- Chinese Proverb

 “We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.” - Brigham Young

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

“Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.” - Robert H. Schuller 

“Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.” - Henry David Thoreau 

 “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespeare

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - Buckminster Fuller

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 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope this message finds you well and refreshed from the weekend. I want to ask you a question, and its not one you have to answer right away and maybe it will take you a few hours or a few days to answer. How great can you be?

Below is a video that I hope will motivate and inspire you to find the answer to the question. As you move throughout this week, think about what makes you the best at what you do. What makes you the best parent, or the best partner? What makes you a great athlete or a great hiker? What makes you great at your job? And then, ask yourself, am I doing the best that I can do? How great can I really be? Let’s make this the best week of the year!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or event touched – they must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

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

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Let’s make the best week of the year! 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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March Home Sales and Prices Spring Higher

by Nate Martinez

March Home Sales and Prices Spring Higher

In the 53 metro areas surveyed for the March RE/MAX National Housing Report, the average number of home sales increased 9.9 percent over sales in March 2014, and were 33.9 percent higher than February sales. The increase from February also marks the third largest increase from February to March. Every metro experienced double-digit month-over-month sales increases except Baltimore, which saw an 8.4 percent monthly increase.  In March, 43 of the 53 metro areas surveyed reported higher sales on a year-over-year basis, and 31 of those saw increases in double-digits.

“The prime selling season this year is starting with a bang. After a harsh winter, it appears many consumers are eager to get out and shop for a new home, despite lingering inventory issues and rising prices. The many positive stories we’re hearing from our agents across the country are reflected in these very impressive March numbers.” Dave Liniger, RE/MAX, LLC CEO, Chairman and Co-Founder

Do you know what your home is worth? Call Nate today to find out!

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

by Nate Martinez

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Message…this week, I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to an upcoming event in Peoria, on Thursday, April 30th. We will have six beautiful homes available in the exclusive gated Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia. Join us from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and enter to win a round of golf for four at Blackstone!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” – Og Mandino

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

“The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Audry Hepburn

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
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Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Message…I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend, filled with fun and relaxation. As many of us go throughout our day concentrating on the tasks that we need to accomplish, let us make sure to constantly keep our eyes open to new opportunities. You never know when a new situation may present itself to you. If we just go through life doing the day to day tasks with blinders on, we will never be in a position to seize the moment when those doors of opportunity open for us. Some call it luck. I call it keeping your eyes and ears open to new opportunities. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

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

2. Just for today I will try to adjust myself to what is, and not just 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 of 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. And do at least two things I don’t want to do as William James suggestions, just for exercise.

6. Just for today I will be agreeable. I will look as well as I can, dress as becomingly as possible, act courteously, be liberal with praise, criticize not at all, or 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 tackle my whole life problem at once.

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 to relax. In this half hour sometimes I will think of God, so I can 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.

Written by Sybyl F. Partridge in 1916 and printed in “How to Stop Worrying, And Start Living” by Dale Carnegie, 1951.

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 ha 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 Less

“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

Let's make it the best week of the year! 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 Monay Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message...I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with a lot of fun and relaxation. Sometimes there are moments in time or situations that stand out in one’s life. These are the moments when the situation you are in changes you as a person. We have all been there and some of us have been there very recently. Look for the positive in any situation. Make changes to your actions or attitudes when needed. Embrace all the people who care about you and care about them as well. The key to all happiness is you being happy! We are the creators of our own lives. It is time for us to start creating.

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

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

24 Thoughts Never To Forget...

Your presence is a present to the world.
You're unique and one of a kind.
Your life can be what you want it to be.

Take the days just one at a time.
Count your blessings, not your troubles.
You'll make it through whatever comes along.
Within you are so many answers.
Understand, have courage, be strong.

Don't put limits on yourself.
So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
Decisions are too important to leave to chance.

Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize.
Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.

Don't take things too seriously.
Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
Remember that a little love goes a long way…
Remember that a lot…goes forever.
Remember that friendship is a wise investment.

Life's treasures are people…together.
Realize that it's never too late.
Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
Have health and hope and happiness.

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

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

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Message...I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend filled with fun and relaxation. This week spend some time thinking about being truly happy. What is it that makes you excited? What is it that makes you want to do more of it? What is it that makes you happy? These are the things that you need to do more of. Being efficient, productive, and organized is only worthwhile if you fill the remaining time with things that make you excited and happy. That is the challenge and that is the goal. You do not need to completely turn your life upside down - just start by adding a little more happiness to it here and there and here and there. Eliminate the Bad and Add the Great. 

You can do it. It is completely up to you. I am here to help you in any way I can just ask. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER 

Believing in You, By Catherine Pulsifer

Never stop believing in yourself. 
When others doubt, don't you. 

Do what you love to do, 
No one knows better than you.

Life is too short to live others' dreams 
Follow your own dream 

Push yourself to reach your goals 
And live the life you once dreamed.

Trust your instincts. 
Be true to yourself. 

You know what is right for you. 
Never give up or give in.

Forget the words "I don't know how". 
You can learn, You can research, You can do.

Your mind is powerful. 
When you believe you can. 

You will find a way 
You won't waste a day.

Persist and persevere. Do not fear 
Because if you believe in you 

You will find dreams can come true.
May all your dreams turn into goals, Believe in yourself. 

And remember, all of life is a choice. 
The decision is up to you.

Believe in Yourself,
Dare To Be Whatever You Want To Be!

WORDS TO LIVE BY  

“Knowledge is proud that she knows so much; Wisdom is humble that she knows no more.” - Cowper

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

“The ability to concentrate and to use your time well is everything if you want to succeed in business – or in anything else, for that matter.” - Lee Iacocca

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” - Carol Burnett

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

“Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.” –Henry David Thoreau

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespeare

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” - Darrell Royal

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

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

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter Spring 2015

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate Martinez Team Newsletter Spring 2015.pdf

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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