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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 each and every one of you had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and relaxation.  We all face similar challenges in our lives and we all handle those challenges differently. There a few things that we all could do better to make the challenges that will come a little easier to handle. First, keep in mind that challenge and struggle will come to you. That is life and we all go through it. Second, your reaction to what happens to you is 100 percent within your control. You may not control what happens, but you control what you do about it. Third, pointing fingers or placing blame on others never solves the problem at hand. The goal is to understand what happened and why and move on. Fourth, love more and argue less. Spend your time loving a few rather than arguing with many. Fifth, realize your time here is limited and the clock is ticking. Don't waste time you can't get it back once it's gone. We must all work harder each and every day to make the life we have the very best. Keep smiling, keep your head up and keep moving forward.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

It's the Journey That's Important by John McLeod

Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old

Beyond our 'living memory'
A softly spoken prayer:
"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!"

Ins and outs and ups and downs
Life's road meanders aimlessly?
Or so it seems, but somehow
Leads us where we need to be,

And being simply human
We oft question and compare...
"Is the journey so important
Or the getting there?"

And thus it's always been
That question pondered down the ages
By simple people with simple ways
To wise and ancient sages...

How sweet then, quietly knowing
Reaching destination fair:

"It's the journey that's important,
Not the getting there!" 

WORDS TO LIVE BY... 

"Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure." - Napoleon Hill

"Great minds have purposes; little minds have wishes. Little minds are subdued by misfortunes; great minds rise above them." - Washington Irving

"Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity." - Mark Twain

"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." - William Shakespeare

Make it a great week! Nate

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602-942-7000

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RE/MAX National Housing Report - July 2014

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report - July 2014

According to the National Housing Report provided by RE/MAX Headquarters in Colorado, summer home sales have been on the rise for four months in a row. Currently, on a national average, homes are selling in 62 days with approximately 4.1 months of inventory on the market.

“The increasing inventory of homes for sale is having a positive impact, despite some lingering challenges with lending standards, so the recovery remains in place. If the overall economy improves, history has shown that housing is likely to stay in line with long-standing seasonal trends.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO. Click here to download a copy of the RE/MAX National Housing Report for July 2014.

For more information about the housing market in Phoenix and the surroudnign areas, please give me a call today. Pricing your home right is the key to successfully selling and with more inventory on the market, there are plenty of options for those looking to purchase. 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 hope that all of you had a fantastic weekend filled with a lot of fun and relaxation. 

As we prepare for the week ahead, let us keep in mind that we are making progress each and every day. Our focus must be on the small victories we achieve and not solely on all that still must be done. If you have made progress in spending more time with your family and friends, be happy about that. If you have organized your life and business to be more productive and manageable, be happy about that. If you have learned to let the negative attitudes of others in life not affect you, be happy about that. 

These small victories are what make up a successful life. Do not forget about them as you work towards more and more of them. Small bites make for a great meal.

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

As You Travel Through Life.
Poet Unknown

As you travel through life there are always those times 
When decisions just have to be made, 
When the choices are hard, and solutions seem scarce, 
And the rain seems to soak your parade.

There are some situations where all you can do 
Is simply let go and move on, 
Gather your courage and choose a direction 
That carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step forward.
The process of change can be tough, 
But think about all the excitement ahead.

There might be adventures you never imagined 
Just waiting around the next bend, 
And wishes and dreams just about to come true 
In ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from new things 
As you challenge your status quo, 
And learn there are so many options in life,

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected 
And see things that you've never seen, 
Or travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
And wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection and caring 
And somebody special who's there 
To help you stay cantered and listen with interest 
To stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing your friends 
Are supportive of all that you do, 
And believe that whatever decisions you make, 
They'll be the right choices for you.

So keep putting one foot in front of the other, 
And taking your life day by day... 
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just down the road - 
Don't look back! You're not going that way!

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“We are all manufacturers. Making good, making trouble, or making excuses.”- H.V. Adolt

“It ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth.” - Rocky Balboa

“Patience and perseverance have a magical affect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” - John Quincy Adams

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss

“Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.” - Peter Davies

“You were not born a winner, and you were not born a loser. You are what you make yourself be.” - Lou Holtz

“The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” - Voltaire

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

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Custom Home in Arrowhead Lakes

by Nate Martinez

Custom Home in Arrowhead Lakes

This gorgeous custom home located in Arrowhead Lakes is one-of-a-kind. Situated on a large corner, cul-de-sac lot, the property is private and the grounds are an entertainer’s delight - sparkling pool with a rock waterfall, outdoor fireplace and built-in gas BBQ plus tons of room to entertain under the over-sized covered patio.

Enter through an impressive foyer with grand pillars that are made of faux classic marble and soaring 16 foot ceilings – just what you might expect to see in a home of this stature. The spacious 4,357 square foot floor plan includes a formal living and dining room, family room and a gourmet kitchen. In addition to a generous master retreat, the secondary bedrooms are set up as mini-suites with private bathrooms and the home office could be used as a fourth bedroom.

The family room overlooks the kitchen with a cozy fireplace and access to the patio. Premium DACOR kitchen appliances, sub-zero refrigerator, granite counters, cherry wood cabinetry and a large kitchen island with a veggie sink, make this gourmet kitchen beautiful and functional.

 

With a split master bedroom floor plan, you will appreciate the privacy and the amenities in this personal retreat. Gorgeous bathroom design that looks like it comes straight out of a luxury home magazine – elegant archways adorned with glass block surround the raised garden tub which is enclosed with travertine tile and lit by a princess-style chandelier. Rich faux paint compliments the picture mirrors while the double vanities and his-in-hers walk-in closets provide optimal use of the space.

The interior options offer a quality life-style you would expect to find in a custom Arrowhead Lakes home, however, the garage may leave you wondering why anyone would want to sell this amazing property. Under roof, there is approximately 7,200 square feet which leaves nearly 3,000 square feet of parking galore. A rare tandem set-up has 40 feet of space, doors at both the front and back, and room for up to 5 vehicles.

 

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind custom home in Arrowhead Lakes. Call Nate today for an open house invitation to tour 21560 N 58th Drive in Glendale, Arizona.

www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Team Newsletter July 2014

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter July 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 you all enjoyed the weekend and found some time to enjoy and relax. We all know that freedom is not free, but it is worth the price we all pay. We all should find ways that we can help continue to make ours the strongest, most productive, proudest nation on the planet. Give back every single day! I want to thank all of you for contributing to our businesses, communities, and country’s past and future success. We live in a nation that allows us such amazing freedom and opportunity – let’s do something with it!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

The Magic Bank (author unknown)

Imagine that you had won the following PRIZE in a contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules. The set of rules are:

1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.

2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 

3. You may only spend it.

4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.

5.  The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, “Game Over!"  It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself, right?

You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?

Actually, this game is real…shocked? Yes! Each of us is already a winner of this  PRIZE. We just can't seem to see it. The PRIZE is TIME.

1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.

2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.

3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.

4. Yesterday is forever gone.

5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start “spending!”

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“I think patriotism is like charity -- it begins at home.” - Henry James

“A man's country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle.” - George William Curtis

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” - Nathan Hale

“Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind.” - Albert Einstein

“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.” - Mark Twain

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Happy 4th of July from Nate Martinez

by Nate Martinez

Happy 4th of July from Nate Martinez

The 4th of July is a great day for our country, and I salute those individuals who make the sacrifice so that this day is possible.

Make this 4th of July memorable by counting your blessings and truly appreciating your freedoms.

Happy 4th of July, 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 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 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. Let’s make this the best week of the year!!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

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 represent 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

“Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's.” - Billy Wilder

“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 

“We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience.” - George Washington

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

Have some fun this and every week! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000 

RE/MAX National Housing Report June 2014

by Nate Martinez

 

 

 

 

RE/MAX National Housing Report June 2014

For the third month in a row, national home sales have gone up from the previous month’s reports, according to the National Housing Report from RE/MAX. Home prices continue to push higher in May with a 7.7 percent increase over May 2013.

“The usually strong spring selling months appear to be following traditional growth patterns. We’ve now seen three straight months of increased sales over the previous month - although we may not match the growth rates we saw last year, we are seeing significant increases in both sales and prices and that’s a positive sign.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO

Click here to read the RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2014. If you or someone you know is interested in buying or selling a home in the Phoenix area, please give me a call today. Pricing and a strong marketing plan are a must in our market today. I look forward to hearing from you soon - 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 hope everyone had a fantastic weekend filled with a lot of fun and relaxation. I wanted to remind all of you of the 5 P's of Life: Prior - Planning - Prevents - Poor - Performance. I hope you keep this in mind both for your personal life and your business life. To be truly successful in all we do, planning is a must. We must plan for what we need to do and also plan for the different roadblocks that may and most likely will get in our way.

When these roadblocks pop up we will be prepared and be able to act quickly. Once we have our plans, we can go after our goals with the passion, determination, and focus to be successful. Spending a small amount of time in the beginning can save you a bunch of time in the end. Remember that you must also ACT! Taking action is honestly the single biggest differentiator to success. Follow the 5 P's and Take Action EVERYDAY! Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Principles Of Life:

Winning isn't everything but wanting to win is.

You would achieve more, if you don't mind who gets the credit.

When everything else is lost, the future still remains.

Don't fight too much or the enemy will know your art of war.

The only job you start at the top is when you dig a grave.

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for everything.

If you do little things well, you'll do big ones better.

Only thing that comes to you without effort is old age.

You won't get a second chance to make a first impression.

Only those who do nothing do not make mistakes.

If you are not failing, you're not taking enough risks.

Don't try to get rid of your bad temper by losing it.

If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.

Those who don't make mistakes usually don't make anything.

There are two kinds of failures: Those who think and never do, and those who do and never think.

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

All progress has resulted from unpopular decisions.

Change your thoughts and you change your world.

Understanding proves intelligence, not the speed of the learning.

There are two kinds of fools in this world.: Those who give advice and those who don't take it.

Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.

Friendship founded on business is always better than business founded on friendship.

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you.” - Clive Davis

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” - Mark Twain 

“High expectations are the key to everything.” - Sam Walton

“In life and business, there are two cardinal sins.. The first is to act precipitously without thought and the second is to not act at all.” - Carl Icahn

“And so, my fellow Americans.. Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy

“The price of greatness is responsibility.” - Winston Churchill

“Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.” - Ray Kroc

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” - Albert Einstein

Let’s have some fun this week and every week! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

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