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Fit to Sell: Turn Your Home into a Model

by Nate Martinez

Fit to Sell: Turn Your Home into a Model

If you are considering a home sale, an important first step is to evaluate how your home shows - and how you can turn your home into a model with a view simple steps. When preparing to sell, you will need to emotionally disconnect. By packing up personal belongings, photos and collectibles, you will "de-personalize" the space, which will allow a possible buyer to visualize their own furnishings in the home.

A deep cleaning can go a long way. Take a good look at the flooring, windows, baseboards and fixtures such as ceiling fans. If you were a buyer, what would stand out to you? Making minor repairs can also help your home show off its best features. Remember that buyers form an opinion of your home within seconds.

If you are in the market to sell your home and would like to receive a copy of the Fit to Sell Checklist, please contact me today. I would be happy to help you with repair recommendations and show you how to stage your home so it shows like a model. 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 my Monday Morning Message. Are you prepared for the success that you are about to have? This is one of the biggest things that holds people back from success: the fear of success itself. Be prepared for it and it is more likely to happen. Put yourself in a position to succeed in all aspects of your life daily. We need to be standing in front of the Door of Opportunity so when it opens we will be there. Opportunity is all around us. We have been talking for months about this and now is the time to take action. Not tomorrow - not next week. Make this year, 2014, your breakout year!!! Let's get up and go!!! 

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

Just BE THANKFUL 

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to? Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn new things. Be thankful for the difficult times. Those are the times you grow. Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement. Be thankful for your mistakes. They will teach you valuable lessons for the future. 

Be thankful when you are tired and weary, because it means you've made a difference. It’s easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks and bumpy times. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

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

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

“Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.” - H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” - Winston Churchill 

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

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Updated National Housing Report from RE/MAX

by Nate Martinez

Updated National Housing Report from RE/MAX

January home sales feel lower, while prices continued to trend up - the change in sales can be attributed to the severe winter storms. The RE/MAX National Housing Report, found that the January median home price of $173,475 was 11.6 percent higher than the prices in January 2013. Click here to read the updated National Housing Report from RE/MAX.

“We usually expect to see fewer home sales in the winter months, but January experienced particularly severe storms in a large part of the country, which disrupted appraisals, inspections and closings. However, the real story for home sales in 2014 will begin to unfold in the coming spring and summer months.” Margaret Kelly, RE/MAX CEO.

Despite the extreme weather conditions, thirteen metro areas experienced sales higher than this time last year. As for us in Arizona, the weather has been the usual sunny but much warmer than the typical spring temperatures. While we are enjoying the sunshine, home prices continue to level out in our metro area. If you are interested in learning more about your property values today, please give me a call.

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602-942-7000

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Updated REMAX National Housing Report.pdf

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message...Let’s focus on the many things we have control over and not the many things we do not. We have control over getting up everyday in the proper mindset. We do not have control over others doing the same. We have control over us doing all of the prospecting we should on a daily basis.

We do not have control over a particular buyer jumping off the fence and buying today. We have control over our own actions and what we will do. We do not have control over what others will do. There are more things we do have control over than we don't. Think about what you can do and then do it!  Let’s FOCUS - ONLY - on the things we have control over.

Let's Get Up and Go! Happy President's Day!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER…

YESTERDAY, TODAY, TOMORROW

There are two days in every week about which we should not worry. 
Two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.
One of these days is yesterday with its mistakes and cares,
Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains.
Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control.
All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.
We cannot undo a single act we performed.
We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.
The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow.
With its possible adversities, its burdens, 
Its large promise and poor performance.
Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow's Sun will rise, either in splendor or behind a mask of clouds, but it will rise.
Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.
This just leaves only one day . . . Today.
Any person can fight the battles of just one day.
It is only when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternity's - yesterday and tomorrow that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad.
It is the remorse or bitterness for something which happened yesterday and the dread of what tomorrow may bring.
Let us therefore live but one day at a time. ~ Author Unknown ~

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

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

 “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

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

 “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” - Dale Carnegie

 Make it the BEST WEEK EVER. Nate

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602-942-7000

Golf Course Lot in Arrowhead

by Nate Martinez

Golf Course Lot in Arrowhead

Updated Lennar Home, located on the 15th green of the Arrowhead Legends Golf Course, is surrounded by incredible views, from gorgeous sunsets to nearby mountain preserves. Over 3,000 square feet with a unique “basement” style floor plan. On the main floor, you will find a traditional design with formal living areas and a spacious eat-in kitchen.

Downstairs there is a huge living room or bonus room (36x27) with a wet bar that seats up to six people. From here, there is access to the pool and outdoor entertaining areas with a large covered patio that doubles as a walk-out deck on the main floor.

 

The outdoor living in this home was made for those who seek the Arizona lifestyle. Sitting on the 15th green of the golf course, the views are just what you’d imagine an Arizona backyard to have, plus a sparkling pool, misting system and built-in BBQ.

The master bedroom also has access to the walk-out balcony with its own views of the golf course. Updated bathroom has granite counters, updated sinks and fixtures. There is a lovely garden tub plus a separate shower and a generous walk-in closet.

Updated kitchen with black appliance package, granite counters, updated fixtures and plenty of cabinet space. Enjoy more incredible views from the cozy breakfast nook, which also opens to the walk-out balcony. Throughout the home, you will find updated flooring, paint and window coverings. 

 

Four bedrooms, three full baths, three car garage and plenty of room inside and out to easily meet all your demanding lifestyle needs. For a private tour of 5859 W Abraham Lane, please contact Nate today at 602-430-5226 or NateM@remax.net.

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Is the West Valley Luxury Home Market on the Rebound?

by Nate Martinez

Is the West Valley Luxury Home Market on the Rebound?

In a recent interview with a local media source, I shared some interest facts about the luxury home market in the West Valley. Below are excerpts taken from the article published on AZ Central:

Real-estate agent Nate Martinez walked past the fountain and the house covered with hand-carved cantera stone, pointing out the sweeping view of the Valley floor and distant mountain ranges from the estate perched atop Glendale’s Thunderbird Mountain. Tucked off 61st Avenue, just north of expensive Arrowhead subdivisions, the custom house in the Tuscany Hills neighborhood recently sold for $2 million.

“I’m surprised at how the luxury market is starting to come back in the Northwest Valley,” said Martinez, a 30-year real-estate veteran who represented the sellers. "These luxury homes are just rising out of the Valley floor."

The West Valley has long had pockets of expensive homes. Glendale’s Arrowhead community, which developers started building in the 1980s, at one point had more millionaires than Paradise Valley. Horse properties in Wickenburg and other rural West Valley cities can also break the million-dollar mark. But the bounty has spread around the region in the past decade. Custom-built, multimillion-dollar homes are appearing in master-planned communities in Goodyear’s Estrella, Buckeye’s Verrado and, most notably, in the northern stretches of Peoria.

Martinez could spot another expensive enclave from his hilltop listing on 63rd Drive in Glendale. Not far away, on Artie Avenue in Peoria, he recently sold a $3.2 million home in Copper Creek Estates with a five-car garage, a private movie theater, vaulted ceilings and three fireplaces."

“Peoria is still developing,” Martinez said. “We’re landlocked in Glendale and there are probably more opportunities in Peoria.” 

The home on Artie Avenue that Martinez sold for $3.2 million, for instance, was assessed at $1.8 million by the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office in 2012. Assessments usually lag behind jumps in market prices as well. Both sale prices and home values are creeping up. West Valley real-estate agents said they knew of numerous lots that sold for more than $500,000 before the crash — land that was destined to have a custom-built luxury home. Many of those properties went into foreclosure. But the builders appear to be coming back.

New master-planned communities also have brought luxury to more West Valley cities. DMB Associates, a high-end developer based in Scottsdale, started building Verrado in Buckeye in the late 1990s and now has a clutch of multimillion-dollar listings there. Goodyear’s Estrella community takes advantage of million-dollar views from the Sierra Estrella mountain range and neighborhoods in Vistancia helped mark north Peoria as an up-and-coming pocket for millionaires.

The new home market has definitely made a come-back in a big way this last year - luxury homes included. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the new home market, please give me a call today. Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/community/glendale/articles/20140117west-valley-million-dollar-homes-mounting.html 

Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday MessageAre we in the right mindset to succeed? Are willing to do what is necessary to achieve our goals? Are we ready to stop all the complaining and take responsibility for our actions? The time is now…SAY YES!!! I hope you have spent the last few months preparing your business to succeed in 2014. You should have a business plan, goals set to achieve, actions steps achieve those goals, a schedule of when you will do what steps, tracking ability to see what's working and what needs to be adjusted, but MOST IMPORTANTLY...you NEED to proper MINDSET to succeed.

Take 5 minutes every day to prepare yourself for success. Remember that Happiness is determined PRIOR to any actions. Put yourself in the right frame of mind; be grateful for all the wonderful people in your life today; be grateful for all the things that you have at your disposal; be grateful that you have the ability to change anything you don't like in your life; be grateful for all that you have already accomplished. Stop always planning for tomorrow - or you miss today.  

Encouragement Corner...

30 Second QUIZ Don't bother getting a pen and paper... just read...if you can't answer them, just keep going. 

1. Name the three wealthiest people in the world. 

2. Name the last three Heisman trophy winners. 

3. Name the last three winners of the Miss America contest. 

4. Name three people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize. 

5. Name the last three Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress. 

How did you do? 

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They're the best in their fields. But the applause go away and the awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. 

Now here's another quiz. See how you do on this one: 

1. Name three teachers who aided your journey through school. 

2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time. 

3. Name three people who have taught you something worthwhile. 

4. Think of the last three people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of three people you enjoy spending time with. 

Easier?

The lesson? 

The people who make a difference in your life aren't the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They're the ones who care. 

Words to Live By...

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” - Thomas Jefferson 

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” - Mahatma Ghandi 

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” - Patrick Henry 

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” - Thomas Paine 

“Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi 

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Message. The weather has been crazy lately. There is one thing for certain though. The seasons always change and the sun will always rise - in our lives and our businesses too.

Are you prepared to make the most out of this week? Are you organized; determined; motivated; and just all around ready to succeed? Take a few minutes today to sit quietly and gather your thoughts. What are the 5 things you must do this week to be a success? What are the 5 things you must not do this week to be a success? Write them down and keep them with you. We must be prepared to succeed.

We must continue to learn and apply. We must continue to work harder and smarter than our competition. We must be willing to risk in order to gain. We must always have fun and love what we do. Enjoy!

Encouragement Corner...

Everything Happens For The Good  

There was once a King who had a wise adviser. The adviser followed the King everywhere, and his favorite advice was, "Everything happens for the good." One day the King went hunting and had a little accident. He shot an arrow at his own foot and was injured. He asked the adviser what he thought about the accident, to which the adviser replied, "Everything happens for the good." This time the King was really upset and ordered for his adviser to be put in prison. The King asked his adviser, "Now, what do you think?" The adviser again replied, "Everything happens for the good." So the adviser remained in prison. 

The King later went on a hunting trip, this time without the adviser. The King was then captured by some cannibals. He was taken to the cannibals' camp where he was to be the evening meal for the cannibals. Before putting him into the cooking pot he was thoroughly inspected. The cannibals saw the wound on the King's foot and decided to throw him back into the jungle. According to the cannibals' tradition, they would not eat anything that was imperfect. As a result the King was spared. The King suddenly realized what his adviser said was true. The adviser also escaped death because had he not been in prison, he would have followed the King on the hunting trip, and would have ended up in the cooking pot. 

Success Principles 

It is true that everything in life happens for a purpose, and always for our own good. If you think about it, all our past experiences actually happened to bring us to where we are today, and it is always for the good. All the past experiences makes us a better person. So, whatever challenges that we may face today, consider it happening to bring us to the next level.   

Words to Live By...

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

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again ad more intelligently.”Henry Ford 

“You never really lose until you quit trying.”Mike Ditka

“Continuous efforts - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking potential.”Winston Churchill 

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

“To keep a lamp burning we must keep putting oil in it.” - Mother Teresa  

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

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602-942-7000

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