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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 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!!


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.


“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

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

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!


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.


“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

Arizona Home in Five Advantage Loan Program

by Nate Martinez

Arizona Home in Five Advantage Loan Program


Are you eligible for Arizona’s Home in Five Advantage Loan Program? Eligible home buyers can receive up to 5 percent down payment assistance! Other benefits of the Home in Five Advantage Loan Program include:


  • 30-year fixed interest rate on a first mortgage
  •  Eligible borrowers receive a grant for 5 percent of the original loan amount to apply towards down payment or closing costs
  •  No first-time home buyer requirement
  •  Available for FHA, VA and USDA home loans

In order to qualify for the Arizona Home in Five Advantage Loan Program, you must:

  • Have a maximum debt-to-income ration of 45 percent
  • Meet the total household income and purchase price requirements with the Home in Five limits
  • Have a minimum FICO score of 640
  • Work with a Home in Fave-approved loan originator
  • Purchase a property with a maximum price of $300,000 located anywhere in Maricopa County
  • Qualify for the first mortgage underwriting guidelines as determined by your Home in Five participating lender

If you or someone you know is interested in qualifying for the Arizona Home in Five Advantage Loan Program, please call me today. I can refer you to a qualified Home in Five participating lender. Don’t miss out on the hot summer deals happening now – get qualified today! Nate

*This communication is provided to you for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon by you. RE/MAX Professionals and Nate Martinez are not a mortgage lender and so you should contact Cobalt Mortgage directly to learn more about its mortgage products and your eligibility for such products.

Which "For Sale" Sign Can You Use?

by Nate Martinez

Which "For Sale" Sign Can You Use?

With recent changes in the law, some valley homeowners are experiencing a challenge with their Homeowner’s Association and the placement of signs advertising that their home is for sale. Here is what the Arizona Statute says about “FOR SALE” or “FOR RENT” signs, in regards to Homeowners Associations:

Can an HOA prohibit a property owner from placing a “FOR SALE” or “FOR RENT” or temporary “OPEN HOUSE” sign in their yard?

            Answer: No, as long as:

1.)    The sign is commercially produced and the HOA does not prohibit or restrict leasing.

2.)    The sign is not in excess of 18” x  24” and

3.)    The rider attached is not in excess of 6” x 24.”

Can an HOA require the property owner to use a particular sign?

            Answer: No. Arizona law states in part “the association shall not require the use of particular signs indicating an open house or real property for sale.”

Do an HOA’s CC&Rs take precedence over Arizona’s “FOR SALE” sign statutes?

            Answer: No. Arizona’s “FOR SALE” sign statutes supersedes and renders void that portion of an HOA’s CC&Rs that prohibits the display of a “FOR SALE” sign and sign riders by a property owner on that person’s property.

If you or someone you know is having a challenge with your HOA please contact me. Together we can take a stand against Homeowner’s Associations that are not following the law.

For more information regarding the Arizona Law regarding the use of “FOR SALE” signs, please visit:

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.  The things we accumulate over time are the result of our hard word and determination. Let us keep in mind that the tangible things around us are not the reason for living, but rather the result of a life lived properly. The people and the experiences we have are much more valuable than any item we may obtain. Be present in all that you do. Slow down and concentrate on the conversations you are having with your children, spouse, or other loved ones. Slow down and enjoy the funny thoughts that you may have about experiences of the past. Slow down and think about all the great people and opportunities that are surrounding you each and every day. Make a decision to truly enjoy life!


The Coffee

A group of alumni, highly established in their careers, got together to visit their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor went to the kitchen and returned with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups - porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the coffee.

When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: "If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up, leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee in most cases, it’s just more expensive and in some cases even hides what we drink.

What all of you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups... and then began eyeing each others cups.

Now consider this: Life is the coffee, and the jobs, money and position in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not define, nor change the quality of Life we live. Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee."


“Always do right - this will gratify some and astonish the rest.” - Mark Twain

“Be absolutely clear about who you are and what you stand for. Refuse to compromise.” - Brian Tracy

“Every worthwhile accomplishment, big or little, has its stages of drudgery and triumph; a beginning, a struggle and a victory.” - Ghandi

“The person who gets the farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” - Dale Carnegie

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.” - Vincent T. Lombardi

“Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” - Roger Ward Babson

“Be helpful. When you see a person without a smile, give him yours.” - Zig Ziglar

“Make a habit of dominating the listening and let the customer dominate the talking.”- Brian Tracy

Have some fun this week and every week! Nate

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 I wanted to talk to you about persistence. We have focused on getting a plan together and putting action steps in place to reach our personal and business goals. That's the easy part!

The challenge of doing anything worthwhile is being able to do what is necessary over and over and not giving up. This is the part that we must all focus on. Let’s put a plan together, action steps to achieve that plan and the persistence to continuously work the plan day in and day out. This is what will get us to where we need to be and this is what will separate us from the pack. 

Don't let anyone try and stop you from achieving your dreams! If anyone does try, call me and I'll be there to help!


Growing Good Corn, Author Unknown 

There once was a farmer who grew award-winning corn. Each year he entered his corn in the state fair where it won a blue ribbon.  

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

"How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?" the reporter asked.

"Why sir," said the farmer, "didn't you know? The wind picks up pollen from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I am to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors grow good corn."

He is very much aware of the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbor's corn also improves.

So it is with our lives. Those who choose to live in peace must help their neighbors to live in peace. Those who choose to live well must help others to live well, for the value of a life is measured by the lives it touches. And those who choose to be happy must help others to find happiness, for the welfare of each is bound up with the welfare of all.

The lesson for each of us is this: if we are to grow good corn, we must help our neighbors grow good corn. It is possible to give away and become richer! It is also possible to hold on too tightly and lose everything. Yes, the liberal man shall be rich! By watering others, he waters himself.


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

“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” - Napoleon Hill

The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” - Walter Bagehot

“The three great essentials to achieving anything worthwhile are; first, hard work, second, stick-to-it-iveness, and third, common sense.” - Thomas Edison

“When you're through changing, you're through.” -Bruce Barton

“We have to understand that the world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye...the hand is the cutting edge of the mind.” - Jacob Bronowski

Have some fun this and every week! Nate

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