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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 and every week we have the opportunity to just stop with all the nonsense in our lives. We should not help the nonsense grow or foster an environment for it to continue. We should not slowly remove it, but rather decide to cut it out right now and never for even one minute allow it back into our lives.

Make this the week where all the nonsense is killed and removed from your life. Free yourself to make room for the good, the happy, the positive in your life. Go out and find it and keep it close. Grow it and share it with others. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!


“Life is like a combination lock; your job is to find the right numbers in the right order, so you can have anything you want.” Brian Tracy

Practice, study and master the concepts below and you will be able to successfully approach anyone anywhere:

1.) It all starts with a winning mindset. “Every man I meet is my superior in some way. In that, I learn of him.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Believe this and act accordingly. Not arrogant, but confident.

2.) Dress the part. There’s rarely (if ever) a penalty for being the best dressed. Whether we admit it or not, we do judge books by their covers.

3.) Realize your fear of rejection is unwarranted. If they blow you off, ignore you, don’t have time or you are (what you consider) unsuccessful in any way you have defaulted back to the status quo. Nothing lost!

4.) Be someone who knows everyone. Everyone wants to know the big wigs but how many people actually take time to get to know everyone on first name basis (this includes doormen, receptionists, assistants…etc).

5.) Be unconventional and memorable. One simple thing I do is when people ask me, “How are you doing?” I always reply with a big smile and say, “Any better and I’d be worried” or “Somewhere between incredible and spectacular!” These responses often generate a smile or laugh and open the doors for easy conversations nearly everywhere I go. They’re yours to try – what have you got to lose?

6.) More energy!

7.) Eye contact when you speak.

8.) Be persistent without being annoying.

9.) Be yourself. Don’t pretend to know things you don’t.

10.) Make their life better is some way by having talked to you, even if it’s just sharing a smile and/or a quick compliment.

11.) Do your homework before approaching them. Finding common ground of hobbies, where they grew up or something they’re (secretly) passionate about.

12.) Offer to help them in someway (but avoid “sucking up”)

13.) Avoid tie down and dead end questions. Easily break the ice in a manner that any reasonable person would answer your question.

14.) Think of your approach and desired conversations in multiple bit sized conversations. What do you have to say to have the conversation go that direction?

15.) Plan what you are going to say in advance.

16.) Listen closely for cues in the conversation to research and/or mention in future conversations

17.) Walk away sooner than you think you should. Avoid overstaying your welcome. Ever have a date and couldn’t wait to see the person again? That is the emotion you should try and generate. Leave them wanting more.

18.) Take control and end the conversation with a phrase such as, “I’d love to hear more about that next time we chat.” “I have something I want to show you but I have to run….next time.”

19.) Follow up the initial conversations with hand written cards, emails, a nice gesture or a phone calls that simply says, “nice meeting you.”

20.) Smile.

How do you get better at anything? Practice. The more you do these, the more comfortable you’ll get. Practice.


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”- Joshua J. Marine 

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.”- Denis Waitley 

“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.”– Steve Jobs 

“I am thankful for all of those who said NO to me. Its because of them I’m doing it myself.”– Albert Einstein 

“Don’t worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.”– Jack Canfield 

“The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible.”– Joel Brown 

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams! Nate

Snap. Share. Support

by Nate Martinez

Snap. Share. Support. 

Most of you know that RE/MAX has been a long-time sponsor of Children's Miracle Network - and so has RE/MAX Professionals. There is always a need to give back to our communities and especially when it comes to the well-being of our children. I am excited to share that RE/MAX has launched a new promotion to benefit our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital – Snap. Share. Support.

For every photo of the RE/MAX balloon that is posted on the RE/MAX Facebook page, a donation will be made to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. This can be any RE/MAX balloon including the hot air balloon, a balloon on a yard sign, at a RE/MAX office, etc. We need your help to get as many balloon photos posted as possible!

To help promote the Snap. Share. Support campaign, our balloon pilot, Mark Johnson will be making appearances around the Valley.  

  • Halloween Balloon Spooktactular at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale: Oct. 25-26th
  • Phoenix International Raceway for NASCAR: Nov. 9-10th
  • Be on the lookout for balloon sights, as Mark will also be doing many weekly traffic flights over the next four weeks 

RE/MAX has created a Facebook event specific for Snap. Share. Support. This link will take you directly to the page where you can share your RE/MAX balloon photos.

We encourage you to spread the word - and to make a personal donation if you can. If you would like to donate, please click here. There will also be an option on the donation page to donate $5.00 to PCH via text. Anyone can donate $5.00 (as many times as they’d like) by texting the word “Sold” to 50555. The $5.00 will be added to the donor’s cell phone bill. 

Thank you for your support of the Phoenix Children’s Hospital! Nate

Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Message! This week and every week we have the opportunity to focus some attention on personal development. The only thing that changes you from who you are today is the people you meet and the things you learn. Meet new people. Grow new relationships. Learn new things and share them with others. When you consistently improve who you are you begin to grow and yes change for the better. This week can be the week you start to grow by meeting and learning. Your goal this week is to meet five new people and learn 5 new things. Simple and YES you can do it! Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!


Boy’s Weakness A 10-year-old boy decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn’t understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move. “Sensei,”(Teacher in Japanese) the boy finally said, “Shouldn’t I be learning more moves?” “This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you’ll ever need to know,” the sensei replied. Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training. Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals. This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be over-matched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened. “No,” the sensei insisted, “Let him continue.” Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion. On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind. “Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?” “You won for two reasons,” the sensei answered. “First, you’ve almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grab your left arm.” The boy’s biggest weakness had become his biggest strength. 

Moral: Sometimes we feel that we have certain weaknesses and we blame God, the circumstances or ourselves for it but we never know that our weaknesses can become our strengths one day. Each of us is special and important, so never think you have any weakness, never think of pride or pain, just live your life to its fullest and extract the best out of it!”


“You are braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh 

“Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.”– Lilo, Lilo & Stitch 

“Even miracles take a little time.”– Fairy Godmother, Cinderella 

“And don’t spend your time lookin’ around for something you want that can’t be found.”– Baloo, The Jungle Book 

“I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you.”– John Smith, Pocahontas 

“So whenever you feel alone, just remember that those kings will always be there to guide you. And so will I.”– Mufasa, The Lion King 

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams! Nate

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to have fun and make those around us smile. Regardless of where you are in life, you do have control over your actions and your thinking. As we work to make ourselves better, let us also work to make those around us better at the same time.

What can you do this week to help out and improve the lives of your family, friends, or neighbors? Maybe it is just a simple smile, or a phone call, or lending a helping hand. I know that for each of us there is something that we can do. Let us Do It and Enjoy It! You have the power and therefore the control over this inside of you right now. Find the ways to let the goodness come out and flourish. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!


A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot, the plane started to go down. Finally, the pilot grabbed a parachute and yelled to the passengers that they better jump, and he himself bailed out.

Unfortunately, there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out. The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world. I deserve to live.” He also grabbed a parachute and jumped. The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace.” The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry Father. The smartest man in the world just took off with my back pack.”

Moral: Your job doesn’t always define you, but being a Good Human being Does.


“Adversity reveals genius, prosperity conceals it.” — Horace

“Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have.” — Dale Carnegie

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” — Muhammad Ali 

“It’s fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”— Bill Gates

“Fools ignore complexity. Pragmatists suffer it. Some can avoid it. Geniuses remove it.”— Alan Perlis

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams!  Nate

Old World Europe Meets Modern Day Luxury

by Nate Martinez

Old World Europe Meets Modern Day Luxury

Parlez-vous francais? Why, yes sir I do and welcome to “Le top Manoir de Montagne.”

Thunderbird Mountain located in Glendale, Arizona is home to the premier destination for luxury living on the Westside. Beyond the gated security lies the intimate community of Tuscany Hills – the local hotspot for those who have a sweet tooth for quality and elegance, with a panoramic view of the city.

The exterior vibe is the best of old world Mediterranean with a splash of French influence, colliding together to create a style that is unique to this property. Iron accents, hand-carved Canterra Stone and a solid copper Turret are just a few of the impeccable details you will find at the front entry.

Through the imported custom front door to the grand foyer – true to the meaning “foyer” the seller has spared no expense; breathtaking to say the least. Your attention will immediately go to the $12,000 chandelier that gracefully accepts the importance as the focal point. The dual spiral staircase is like something out of a fairytale. Hand-stained wood with iron details, will beckon you to have a closer look at the hand-painted Italian ceiling artwork.


To the left you will find a private library, completely incased with hand-carved book shelves made with clear alder wood and exotic rosewood flooring; the fireplace mantles are from the early 1900s. To the right you will enter the traditional formal dining room – accented with clear alder wood panels, lighted tray ceilings and a chandelier that once hung in the grand ballroom at the St. Charles Hotel in New Orleans. The formal dining room spills out onto a private courtyard where you can take in the amazing views of the city while enjoying the fireplace and bubbling water fountain.

At the eat-in gourmet kitchen, you will find the French influence at its best. Antiqued cabinetry sets the stage for the gorgeous granite counter tops and marble backsplash. The large island provides a workable area with a sink as well as bar seating and the etched glass door at the walk-in pantry is just the touch you’d expect to see. The professional grade appliance package includes a six burner Wolfe gas cook top, two Wolfe electric ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator, GE Monogram microwave, wine refrigerator, ASKO dishwasher, Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers, two Fisher Paykel dishwashers and a Dacor warming drawer.

Off the kitchen is the cozy family room, where you’ll continue to appreciate the exotic rosewood flooring and the attention to detail given at the fireplace.  The tile accents are from the late 1800s and the beautiful cherubs are hand-carved into the wood mantle.  There are two powder rooms, one for the gentlemen and the second for the ladies, which has antique wall scones, an imported vanity from France with a hand-painted sink from Italy.


With over 5,400 square feet, there are three bedrooms upstairs, plus a generous loft space and the master’s private quarters are located downstairs. The formal living room has 21 foot ceilings and overlooks the negative edge pool. There are three balconies upstairs, each lending their own magnificent view of the city and surrounding mountains. Your guest will enjoy the comforts of their own private master suite and bedrooms two and three share a “Jack-n-Jill” bathroom concept.

The classic look of the marble flooring will lead you down a private vestibule to the master’s chambers. At the end of the walk way you’ll find a quaint garden courtyard complete with a lovely fountain. The master bedroom fireplace has marble surrounds imported from Italy and with lighted tray ceilings, creates a soft ambience that enhances the rich décor.

The bathroom looks as if it’s been taken from the pages of a posh European hotel brochure. Exquisite detail combined with quality craftsmanship, and a well-thought out design create a functional bathroom that finally fulfills your sweet tooth cravings.

As the morning sun crests on the horizon, the natural light will beg you to take a relaxing bath in the jetted garden tub. Supported by extensive travertine, pillars and a cozy fireplace, the lady of the manor will feel like a queen – and not just for the day.

There are three vanities – one for him and two for the queen. Separate “make-up” vanity includes a private dressing area and a mini refrigerator. The elegant travertine continues at the walk-in shower, which was designed with multiple shower heads. Personal organization system in the master closet is constructed with clear alder wood and built-in armoire is early 1900s maple wood. 

“Le top Manoir de Montagne” translates from French to English as the “Mountain Top Manor” which is exactly how one could describe the 44,470 square foot home site. Perched at the top of Thunderbird Mountain, the views of the local desert terrain and the surrounding city are quite arguably the best in the West Valley.


The backyard is nestled against the secluded preserve and provides the ultimate privacy when you want to enjoy the outdoor amenities. Slate tile extends the length of the main patio and leads to the outdoor Dacor BBQ. With the views in mind, the sellers designed a separate fire pit seating area that is the perfect place to enjoy a great bottle of wine or a fresh cup of morning Joe. A unique split swimming pool allows the water to cascade down a beautiful rock water fall and flow into a lower pool that meets the main patio area. Easy maintenance desert landscaping just makes sense against the mountain scenery.

Now the only question left to ask: “Do you speak French?” If you said “Oui” then call me for a private tour and a chance to purchase one of Glendale’s exclusive custom estates. This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you simply do not want to miss. 

Open House: October 16th. Please contact Nate for details. 

Click here to take a Virtual Tour of 24226 N 63rd Drive, Glendale, AZ 85310

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of My Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to break through barriers that are holding us back from happiness and success. Take five minutes each day this week and just think of three big ticket things that you can do that day to move your ball forward. Do them.

This life is made more difficult by each of us and our own actions. Let us not get in our own way, but rather spend life happily and peacefully. Personal responsibility is what all of us need to focus on. Move past all the obstacles and leave the negative behind. This is a week that you will not get back again. Take advantage of it and move forward with a smile. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year! 



On the best sunny day, the most powerful magnifying glass will not light paper if you keep moving the glass. But if you focus and hold it, the paper will light up. That is the power of concentration. 

A man was traveling and stopped at an intersection. He asked an elderly man, "Where does this road take me?" The elderly person asked, "Where do you want to go?" The man replied, "I don't know." The elderly person said,” Then take any road. What difference does it make?"

How true. When we don't know where we are going, any road will take us there.

Suppose you have all the football eleven players, enthusiastically ready to play the game, all charged up, and then someone took the goal post away. What would happen to the game? There is nothing left. How do you keep score? How do you know you have arrived?

Enthusiasm without direction is like wildfire and leads to frustration. Goals give a sense of direction. Would you sit in a train or a plane without knowing where it was going? The obvious answer is no.

Then why do people go through life without having any goals? 


“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” — Robert Louis Stevenson

“The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.” — Napoleon Hill

“In the final analysis, the one quality that all successful people have… is the ability to take on responsibility.” — Michael Korda

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” — Aesop

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.” — Frederick Douglass

“The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams! Nate

Exclusive Listing For Sale in Glendale, Arizona

by Nate Martinez

Exclusive Listing for Sale in Glendale, Arizona

Surrounded by mountain views and mature landscaping, the curb appeal of this home is just the beginning. Enter through a traditional arched foyer to find a beautiful semi-custom home that is nearly 3,100 square feet with four bedrooms and four full baths. Neutral tile flooring throughout the main walk ways, lead to the wet bar overlooking the sunken great room. Custom shutters and two-tone paint compliment the dark wood flooring you’ll find in this comfortable living area.

The split floor plan was designed with two secondary master bedrooms, which both have private bathrooms and walk-in closets. At the hallway enjoy the convenience of a built-in desk with cabinets and technology outlets. The laundry room was designed with efficiency in mind to include a built-in ironing board, utility sink and storage cabinets.


Gourmet kitchen has professional stainless appliance package that features a Thermador 6 burner gas stove and griddle, Thermador oven and Kitchenaide dishwasher. Accented by neutral Corian counters, the rustic hickory cabinets include a huge wall pantry and ample storage space. Convenient kitchen island has a sink and disposal, perfect for cleaning vegetables or fruit. Elegant chandelier and rich wood blinds provide the perfect touch in the formal dining room. Enjoy views of the backyard from the classic bay window and French Doors.

The amenities and well-thought-out design continues into the master retreat where you’ll find a large bedroom that opens to the backyard through French Doors. Spa-like bathroom is functional and well-appointed with a tile accented jacuzzi tub, double sinks and a snail shower. The generous walk-in closet has a custom storage system and in-floor safe, perfect for organization and maximum security.

This time of year in Arizona offers the best weather for enjoying the outdoors. And the backyards in the Sonoran desert are famous for accommodating those who demand an active outdoor lifestyle. This private backyard is no exception to the rule and meets the needs of those who relish in the fall temperatures and those who love to bask in the mid-day sun. Sitting on a 1/3 acre lot, the property has optimal north-south exposure and plenty of room for extra toys at the RV gate and slab parking. 

Large covered patio has extensive brick pavers, ceiling fans and access to pre-wired sound. Mature trees line the property border with lush green grass and a pavered walk-way that leads to a cozy seating area at the fire pit. Refreshing salt water pool has a pebble tech finish and in-ground cleaning system.


Luxurious living in Saddle Ranch Estates could be yours today. This exclusive listing is available by private appointment only. For open house details, please call 602-277-3111 and enter code # 13451.

Click here to take a virtual tour of 4601 W Mariposa Grande, Glendale Arizona 85310.

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