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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. I hope you had a fantastic weekend filled with lots of fun and relaxation. I know that some days are much harder than others. I know that there are some days we wish we had back so we could either do a little more or do things a little differently. I know that we wish some days would just end. 

Please keep in mind that we only have so many days. We can not give ourselves more, but what we do with them is completely up to us. You will face challenges and obstacles, but you can also face success and happiness. Most of the time they are all present at the same time. Live each day with a sense of excitement and each moment with a feeling of thankfulness. You are what you make yourself to be, and your success is yours to make. Have some fun and make sure you hold on long enough to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The Workings of a Successful Mind by Devin McMillan, 

The powers of the mind are not fixed
and science can never explain
What makes a person a success
yet leaves another so mundane.

For whatever the mind can conceive
with enough thought it will deliver.
There is no goal too extreme
when your mind is a benevolent giver.

Take risks in your daily life
or you can conform like the rest
Since rewards are only granted to
those who have passed this test.

Know that you have the power
to succeed in numerous ways
Or you can play it safe
being mediocre for all of your days.

So keep positive in all you do
wielding your list of goals in hand
Fear not what others say
just focus on your plan.

Enjoy every breath that passes
and every task there is to do
Since your actions will only play
the goals you have placed in cue.

And always remember to gift
a little of everything you make
For life is defined by giving
and never by what you take.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“The shortest answer is doing.” - Lord Herbert

“Do it, and then you will feel motivated to do it.” - Zig Ziglar

“Every thought is a seed. If you plant crab apples, don't count on harvesting Golden Delicious.” - Bill Meyer

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” - Mark Twain

“Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.” - Ivern Ball

“People that pay for things never complain. It's the guy you give something to that you can't please.” - Will Rogers

“Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.” - William Feather

“It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.” - Margaret Bonnano

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

www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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The Reserve at Eagle Heights - Home For Sale

by Nate Martinez

The Reserve at Eagle Heights - Home For Sale

Beautiful estate home located in Glendale’s intimate community known as the Reserve at Eagle Heights – built in 2013 this home is like-new and awaiting your creative touches! Unique single level floor plan is over 4,000 with four bedrooms, each with their own private en suite bath and walk-in closets. Great room design includes a formal dining room and a home office or den.

The gourmet kitchen is just that – gourmet! Gorgeous granite counters compliment the classic dark wood cabinetry and the stainless appliance package is the perfect touch. Storage is no problem in this set-up! There are two walk-in pantries plus a butler’s pantry just off the formal dining room. The island provides counter seating and the breakfast nook is great for on-the-go meals.

The bonus room is perfect for an additional living space with access to the secondary bedrooms. Well-appointment master retreat has a private door to the backyard, beautiful spa-like bathroom with a tile enclosed garden tub, separate shower and split his-in-her vanities. Multi-sliding glass doors open from the great room to the large covered patio.

Situated on an 11,435 square foot lot there is a 50+ foot side yard and double RV gate – just waiting for your personal landscaping vision. Prewired for a smart home, surround sound and property is plumbed for a gas pool heater and BBQ system. The Reserve at Eagle Heights is surrounded by two private lakes, biking and hiking trails and community parks.

For more information regarding an upcoming open house at 7556 W. Crystal Road, Glendale, Arizona, 85308, please call 602-942-7000 and enter code # 1103. Click here to take a virtual tour now!

www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
623-643-1010

Listed by area expert, Nate Martinez with RE/MAX Professionals.

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope that each of you had a wonderful weekend and found a few minutes to really enjoy and have some fun.  We are constantly working on improving ourselves and our situations. We all try to make things better each and every day in big ways and in small ways. The challenge becomes the consistency of doing it. Like many things in life they get harder to do over time and we need to dig deeper and deeper to find the strength and determination to succeed. What it comes down to is passion!

Do you have the passion to achieve the goal that you are working towards? Do you have the passion to put up with the bad with the hope that the good will be so very worth it? You must find your passion in everything you do. It is a mindset and it can be created over and over and over if you desire the end result bad enough. Passion is the gas that runs your engine. We all need gas, but we all have different kinds. We do not all have the same passion even if we are trying to achieve the same end result. Find yours and put it to work.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Life Passion

L- love: Your passion is something you love to do.

I- interest: Your passion is something that interests you.

F- fulfilling: Your passion gives you a sense of fulfillment.

E- empowering: Your passion usually empowers and energizes you.

P- personal: Your passion has personal significance to you and you alone.

A- abilities: Your passion capitalizes on your assets, attributes and abilities.

S- service: Your passion will usually provide a service or fulfill a need.

S- spiritual: Your passion and its pursuit represents an area of spiritual growth.

I- inspiring: Your passion is inspiring to you and therefore will inspire others too.

O- obvious: Your passion, once found, is usually something obvious to you.

N- natural: Your passion is often unstudied and comes naturally to you.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“We've got to have a dream if we are going to make a dream come true.” - Denis Waitley

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” - Dale Carnegie

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” - Oscar Wilde

“It is not fair to ask of others what you are unwilling to do yourself.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“Believe deep down in your heart that you're destined to do great things.”- Joe Paterno 

“It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” - John Wooden

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

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Nate's Team Newsletter - Sept 2014

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter - Sept 2014

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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. I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. Happy Labor Day, to all of my friends who work hard each day doing all the things that need to be done.  I am reminded regularly that life is not about how many hours we put in or how much money we may make, but rather the true difference we have on people's lives.  We must always remember why it is that we do what we do. We must always remember every time we choose to do something we are giving up the chance to do something else.

We must always remember that time will pass by regardless of what we do or want. Let us leave the baggage of frustration, anger, sadness, hurt, loneliness, or disappointment in the past. We must move forward and we must become better each and every day. We should look at the people around us and ask ourselves if we are we making a difference in their lives. Are we making a difference in our own? I hope you all focus on the differences you can make, because the rest will follow if you do.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The 5 Minute Rule

When you are about to abandon a task because you’ve had enough or feel you aren’t getting any where or are just bored then try applying the “5 Minute Rule”. Say to yourself I will stick at it for just 5 minutes more and then I can give up or take a break.

At the worst you get 5 minutes work done and at the best you will have found a second wind, got focused and become productive. Of course what you are aiming for is to move into The Zone when suddenly work becomes effortless, the words just flow, the paperwork gets dealt with, you make that call you’ve been dreading, nothing seems a problem. But imagine if you hadn’t applied the five-minute trick you might have never got there you might have gone and switched the television on and watched a replay of the ball-game!

You can use the 5-minute-more trick in the Gym as well or when doing jobs in the house. I actually hear my lazy inner-self thinking up excellent reasons why I should abandon my endeavor, you’ve had a long day, mustn’t tire myself out for tomorrow, it’s too cold or hot or windy and the most crafty one shouldn’t you be doing another task altogether.

Remember the other 5 minute rule that we often want to give up a task after just 5 minutes, 5 minutes into writing an essay or starting a run that’s the danger time before we’ve warmed to the task before we see any progress, you can use the five-minute rule to help you through this discouraging phase.

Go on, do five minutes more…

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

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

 “I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts, then there is no hurt, but only more love.” ~ Mother Teresa

“Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it's addressed to someone else.” ~ Ivern Ball

“Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good.” ~ Joe Paterno

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~ William Shakespeare

“You don't get anything clean without getting something else dirty.” ~ Cecil Baxter

“Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

RE/MAX National Housing Report - August 2014

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report - August 2014

While 2014 sales have not been rising as rapidly as sales in 2013, this year remains well above the sales of the same period in 2012. Home prices continue to rise, but at a slower rate than in 2013. July home prices were 7.9 percent higher than prices last July.

“After a slow start to the year, 2014 home sales have been improving. Sales are following the expected seasonal pattern and are approaching the levels we saw last year.  As inventory continues to build the recovery continues at a more stable and sustainable rate.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO.

On a year-over-year basis, the Median Sales Price has now risen for 30 consecutive months. Because inventory is improving, home prices are not rising as rapidly as last year, when the July Median Sales Price rose 11.5 percent. Among the 52 metro areas surveyed, 44 reported higher sales prices than one year ago. Click here to view the full National Housing report for August 2014.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about property values, please give me a call today. Nate

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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. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled with family, friends, and fun. It is Monday morning again - Are we prepared for the successes we will have this week? Are we prepared to overcome the obstacles in our way this week? Are we prepared to do what works and change what does not this week? 

I would encourage each of you to take 15 minutes this morning to set your goals for this new week. What would you like to accomplish in business and in your personal lives? How will you accomplish these goals? Also, make a list of the things you will NOT do because you know those will not further your goals. What will you do instead? Stick to these lists and see what happens. 

As the day gets going, and the week gets busy, review what you have set for yourself and adjust your actions accordingly. You are the artist of this picture and the finished product is up to you. This is a great week to start painting. Take control over yourself and your actions and get going. 

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

A group of frogs were traveling through the woods, and two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that they were as good as dead. The two frogs ignored the comments and tried to jump up out of the pit with all their might. The other frogs kept telling them to stop, that they were as good as dead. Finally, one of the frogs took heed to what the other frogs were saying and gave up. He fell down and died.

The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the crowd of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and just die. He jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog explained to them that he was deaf. He thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

This story teaches two lessons:

1. There is power of life and death in the tongue. An encouraging word to someone who is down can lift them up and help them make it through the day.

2. A destructive word to someone who is down can be what it takes to kill them.

Be careful of what you say. Speak life to those who cross your path. The power of words...it is sometimes hard to understand that an encouraging word can go such a long way. Anyone can peak words that tend to rob another of the spirit to continue in difficult times. Special is the individual who will take the time to encourage another. Author Unknown

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.” - Booker T. Washington

“You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for.” - Napoleon Hill

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Highly developed spirits often encounter resistance from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein

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

“Desire is the key to motivation, but its determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” - Mario Andretti

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Villa di Tutti Santi - Luxury Home For Sale

by Nate Martinez

Villa di Tutti Santi - Luxury Home For Sale

Villa di Tutti Santi lives up to its meaning, “home of all Saints,” as this Italian-inspired villa truly speaks to both the mind and spirit. It elevates your senses and takes you to a different time and place, where art and design come together to create a space of drama, light and function.

Welcome to the private community of La Strada Del Lago, located in north Peoria, where twelve highly designed and unique homes are nestled behind the security gates, including this spectacular home. True to its Italian heritage, the front courtyard of Villa de Tutti Santi is surrounded by a privacy wall and second security gate. Here, you will discover one of the finest luxury homes in the West Valley. 

The award-winning custom-designed front door sets the stage for all that is to come.  Inside, you’ll step into a large, formal foyer featuring a twenty-one foot ceiling that’s framed by custom crown molding. It also serves as the backdrop for a crystal chandelier that glimmers with the sparkling lead crystals of Preciosa crystal. Like the many chandeliers and sconces throughout the home, this special piece was designed and imported from the Czech Republic. But no doubt the focal point of this welcoming hall is the spiral staircase with the upstairs balcony. Custom designed to match the front door, this iron railing is accented by a solid brass hand rail to compliment that incredible chandelier.

To the left of the grand foyer, you will find the library. True to its heritage, this quiet space features maple wood paneling, alder wood beams and cabinetry, and a remote-controlled fireplace to create warm light by which to read. This is truly a library that can be enjoyed by any level of reading enthusiast.

To the right of the grand foyer stands the formal dining room. This luxurious dining space features uniquely designed walls to dramatic reflect the light of the crystal chandelier and sconces, while the alder paneled ceiling above creates an intimacy that is typically reserved for only the most exclusive dining experiences. But with space to comfortably seat sixteen or more people, the only limitation to the size of your dinner party is your imagination.

Like the entry ways to the library and dining room, the arches throughout the home are enriched by hand-trimmed alder wood treatments that wrap around each one. You’ll also discover subtle details true to the home’s Italian lineage, such as custom-painted ceiling domes in soft shades of gold or recessed niches perfect for displaying those special pieces of art.

Continue roaming the hallways of the spacious first level and you’ll also discover the formal living room; one of three master retreats in the main house; and, of course, a gourmet kitchen that any professional chef or amateur cook would envy. Notice the hand-carved vent hood over the eight-burner gas cooktop, the hand-carved cabinets on the nine foot long kitchen island or the hand-tooled cabinetry on the many other cabinets and drawers. All are host to a quartz countertop that beautifully blends the old world features with new amenities.

And, as you would expect in a home of this caliber, Wolf appliances and Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler are the mainstay. No Italian villa would be complete without a built-in cappuccino machine, double ovens and for those more modern needs, double microwaves. From the kitchen you can enjoy the spacious family room where indoor and outdoor space becomes one with the help of retractable pocket doors that lead you into another world

Not to be outdone by the magnitude of the interior of this home, the back yard of this palacious spread is nothing short of impressive. Hosting two lounging cabanas, a full outdoor kitchen, spacious main house patio, oversized pool and lush vegetation, this is no ordinary backyard. This is life in a resort-like setting. The total property consists of 1.57 acres and all is lushly landscaped and completely fenced for maximum privacy.

Also enjoying the views of this incredible, lush setting is a private guest cottage, featuring a separate living room, large separate bedroom and a luxurious bath with a jetted tub and separate shower. This is no ordinary guest space. This is living space.

The same can be said of the three master suites in the main house - each not only features sitting spaces, amazing views of the grounds from their private decks or patio, en-suite bathrooms with soaker tubs and separate showers. Like all the rooms throughout this special home, the fine details are seen in the crown-molding, the specially designed paint schemes to complement each room’s theme, and custom-made draperies and sheers to beautifully frame large windows. It’s these features and so many others that truly make Villa di Tutti Santi a home where mind and spirit come together.

Listed by Luxury Home Specialist, Nate Martinez
RE/MAX Professionals

www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
natem@remax.net

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you had a fantastic weekend and enjoyed some time for yourself. Let’s take a few minutes today to really look inward at ourselves. Are we putting the right face forward? Are we projecting the positive, upbeat attitude that we should be as leaders in our communities and role models to our families? Let us act every minute of everyday like it is on purpose. We have the ability and we just need the determination to do so. Short and Sweet: Don’t waste another minute of your life. Act today!! Let’s make this the best week of the year.

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

“To improve is to change. To achieve excellence is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

“Being a parent means never having a minute...yet always making a moment.” - Michael Nolan

“Knowledge is power, but enthusiasm pulls the switch.” - BJ Marshall

“Seven days without laughter makes one weak.” - Joel Goodman

“Many of the things you can count, don't count. Many of the things you can't count, really count.” - Albert Einstein

“My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there.” - Charles Kettering

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

A Ton of Love Charity Event – This Evening at 6pm

by Nate Martinez

A Ton of Love Charity Event – This Evening at 6pm

Join me this evening, along with special guest Mayor Elaine Scruggs and Host Al McCoy, at Betty’s Nosh in north Glendale for a charity event to benefit the Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

A Ton of Love
Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Betty’s Nosh is located at the Southeast corner of 67th Avenue and the 101 Loop

This will be a fun evening with food, wine and community support to help our four-legged friends. There is a $20.00 entry fee and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Sun Valley Animal Shelter.

Hope to see you there – Nate

Sponsored by Betty’s Nosh

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

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RE/MAX Professionals
7111 West Bell Rd. Ste. 101
Glendale AZ 85308
602-942-7000
602-430-5226
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