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Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to build the life that WE want. You need to become very clear on what it is that you wish to accomplish in life. Focus on the big picture items - Relationships, Business, Health, Spirituality, Money, etc. You need to become clear on where you want to be and how you want to live your life and then you can dig deeper into the specifics.

Picture the destination and what it will be like and then you can set the road-map to success. Things will change along the way and roadblocks will appear. The best part of your journey is that you can decide what to do along the way. This is your journey and YOU need to be responsible for it. Once you come to this realization you will understand that all of the roadblocks and challenges are just things to get through. They will always be less important than your destination. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...   

In this article, Sports and Performance Psychologist “Justin Sua” tells us what it takes to be mentally strong enough to take on the big wigs in the arena.  Are you mentally tough enough? 

1) They don’t feel sorry for themselves:
They understand that complaining doesn’t make the situation better. They know that people won’t treat them they way they want to be treated, circumstances might not be ideal, and they will experience adversity; however, rather than complain about the negative aspects of their situation, they focus on what they want to happen and what they’re going to do about it. 

2) They don’t give people power over them:
They are not people pleasers. They are relentless in their pursuit of their passion and aren’t worried about what other people think. They give power to what they focus on, and if they waste their time focusing on the opinions of others, they lose sight of the things that will make them truly successful. 

3) They don’t avoid change:
They are always looking for ways to evolve. They believe that if they continue to give their best, their best will continue to get better over time.With the competition continuing to get bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter; it’s important to have the mindset to improve by learning from successes and failures. 

4) They don’t play small:
The mentally tough swing for the fences and know that it might mean striking out a few times (or many times). Their purpose for achieving greatness casts away their fear of failure. They refuse to tip-toe through life, they intend on creating a legacy for the future by making an impact in the here-and-now. 

5) They don’t focus on things they can’t control:
They refuse to waste time focusing on things they can’t control because there is nothing they can do about it! They understand that the less control a person feels the more susceptible they are to making poor decisions, falling into bad habits, and crumbling under pressure.  

WORDS TO LIVE BY...  

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

“The best way out is always through.” - Robert Frost 

“Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” - William B. Sprague 

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein 

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.” - Oprah Winfrey 

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” - Goethe  

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to put ourselves in a position to grow. Your thinking and your self-confidence will determine what you can achieve. If you think you can - You at least have a good start to achieve. Yes, you will need other things such as knowledge, effort, determination, along with other things. It does all start with your confidence to achieve and that is what you need to focus on now. What can you do just a little better? Do It! What do you want to do that you have not yet?

Do it! Free yourself from the barriers you have placed around you and expand your thinking. The worst thing that can occur is that you find a way that did not work and you move on to another. Just try and try again and again and again until you reach what you are looking to accomplish. Do not worry about the judgments of others they are not trying to do what you are. Do not concern yourself with the lack of resources at the beginning as you will find them along the way. Focus on your new goal and work to achieve it. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!!!  

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...   

There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy. Suddenly an old man appeared before him. ”I can see that something is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.” He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world! “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought. With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again. 

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man. “I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.” And she led the old man away by the arm. The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him. Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new-found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...  

“There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.” - Mario Cuomo  

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman 

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” - Albert Einstein 

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” - Hugh Downs 

“In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” - Theodore Roosevelt 

“ If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.” - Isaac B. Singer  

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2013

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2013

The 2013 summer selling season ends on a strong positive note, according to the National Housing Report provided by RE/MAX, with both home sales and prices significantly higher than last year. August becomes the 19th month in a row that both metrics were higher than the same month in the previous year. August home sales were up 6.5% and the Median Price of $188,450 was 12.9% higher than August 2012.

“Despite low inventory and rising interest rates, demand for housing is strong, and both home sales and prices remain higher than one year ago. Now that the active summer season is behind us, the results are clear - 2013 is continuing the recovery that started in 2012.”  Margaret Kelly, CEO of RE/MAX, LLC. Click here to view the RE/MAX National Housing Report for September 2013.

If you or someone you know is considering a move, please give me a call today. The market in Phoenix has improved dramatically and homeowners who couldn’t sell this time last year, are now in a positive equity position. For a free market analysis of your home, please visit: www.ValueMyArizonaHome.com. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

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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 knock one out of the park once in a while. Being consistent and continuously moving forward are key elements to success, but once in a while doing something dramatic that will catapult you forward is called for. Is there anything in your life now that needs a dramatic boost or sincere focused effort?

Work it into your plan and have a swing. You can do it! Don't just walk forward everyday - sometimes you need to run. Take this week to plan your big move forward. You will know what needs to be done and you just need to say now is the time. Think bigger! You need to stretch your mind, your thoughts, your actions, your decisions. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...  

The Alphabet of Life: 

A – ACCEPT

Accept others for who they are and for the choices they’ve made even if you have difficulty understanding their beliefs, motives, or actions.

B – BREAK AWAY

Break away from everything that stands in the way of what you hope to accomplish with your life.

C – CREATE

Create a family of friends whom you can share your hopes, dreams, sorrows, and happiness with.

D – DECIDE

Decide that you’ll be successful and happy come what may, and good things will find you. The roadblocks are only minor obstacles along the way.

E – EXPLORE

Explore and experiment. The world has much to offer, and you have much to give. And every time you try something new, you’ll learn more about yourself.

F – FORGIVE

Forgive and forget. Grudges only weigh you down and inspire unhappiness and grief. Soar above it, and remember that everyone makes mistakes.

G – GROW

Leave the childhood monsters behind. They can no longer hurt you or stand in your way.

H – HOPE

Hope for the best and never forget that anything is possible as long as you remain dedicated to the task.

I – IGNORE

Ignore the negative voice inside your head. Focus instead on your goals and remember your accomplishments. Your past success is only a small inkling of what the future holds.

J – JOURNEY

Journey to new worlds, new possibilities, by remaining open-minded. Try to learn something new every day, an you’ll grow.

K – KNOW

Know that no matter how bad things seem, they’ll always get better. The warmth of spring always follows the harshest winter.

L – LOVE

Let love fill your heart instead of hate. When hate is in your heart, there’s room for nothing else, but when love is in your heart, there’s room for endless happiness.

M – MANAGE

Manage your time and your expenses wisely, and you’ll suffer less stress and worry. Then you’ll be able to focus on the important things in life.

N – NOTICE

Never ignore the poor, infirm, helpless, weak, or suffering. Offer your assistance when possible, and always your kindness and understanding.

O – OPEN

Open your eyes and take in all the beauty around you. Even during the worst of times, there’s still much to be thankful for.

P – PLAY

Never forget to have fun along the way. Success means nothing without happiness.

Q – QUESTION

Ask many questions, because you’re here to learn.

R – RELAX

Refuse to let worry and stress rule your life, and remember that things always have a way of working out in the end.

S – SHARE

Share your talent, skills, knowledge, and time with others. Everything that you invest in others will return to you many times over.

T – TRY

Even when your dreams seem impossible to reach, try anyway. You’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish.

U – USE

Use your gifts to your best ability. Talent that’s wasted has no value. Talent that’s used bill bring unexpected rewards.

V – VALUE

Value the friends and family members who’ve supported and encouraged you, and be there for them as well.

W – WORK

Work hard every day to be the best person you can be, but never feel guilty if you fall short of your goals. Every sunrise offers a second chance.

X – X-RAY

Look deep inside the hearts of those around you and you’ll see the goodness and beauty within.

Y – YIELD

Yield to commitment. If you stay on track and remain dedicated, you’ll find success at the end of the road.

Z – ZOOM

Zoom to a happy place when bad memories or sorrow rears its ugly head. Let nothing interfere with your goals. Instead, focus on your abilities, your dreams, and a brighter tomorrow.

 WORDS TO LIVE BY... 

“In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.” - Thomas Jefferson 
“Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.” -Machiavelli. 
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” - Mahatma Gandhi 
“You are what you think about all day long.” - Dr. Robert Schuller
“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson 
“Success is not to be measured by the position someone has reached in life, but the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed.” - Booker T. Washington  

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

Custom Hilltop Home For Sale in Peoria, AZ

by Nate Martinez

Custom Hilltop Home For Sale in Peoria, Arizona

Located in north Peoria, this hilltop custom home is sitting on 1.3 acres and surrounded by amazing views! Nearly 3,000 square feet with 4 generous bedrooms plus formal living areas and a large family room that overlooks the eat-in kitchen. Spacious vaulted ceilings accented with two-tone paint and custom shutters throughout.

 

Island kitchen design has a large pantry, double ovens, granite counters and pull-out shelves in the cabinets. Surrounded by serene desert landscape, the secluded grounds are private and picturesque. Enjoy views of the city lights from one of two balconies or while relaxing poolside. If a home with panoramic views is what you are looking for, you can stop your search here!

 

Click here to view more details about 26150 N 92nd Ave, Peoria, Arizona. To view this home today, please contact Nate Martinez at 602-942-7000 or Nate@NatesHomes.com.

New FHA Changes Could Mean You Now Qualify

by Nate Martinez

New FHA Changes Could Mean You Now Qualify 

Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has made changes to their guidelines that could mean you now qualify after an economic hardship.

Under the typical FHA guidelines, a borrower must wait at least 3 years before they can qualify for a new FHA loan. However under these changes, a borrow may qualify in as little as 12 months after what they consider an economic event, such as a bankruptcy, foreclosure, deed-in-lieu or short sale.

There are a few requirements a borrower will have to meet in order to qualify under these new “economic event” guidelines:

  • Loss of employment or signification loss of household income beyond their control
  • Must demonstrate full recovery from the event for 12 consecutive months
  • Must complete housing counseling

If you have experienced any of these economic events, you may be eligible for an FHA loan under the changes to the guidelines – even if you stopped making payments during a short sale – you may be eligible to buy a home now. If you would like to learn more about your ability to qualify, please give me a call today. Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-974-7000

Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Messag. This week and every week we have the opportunity to allow the great positive influences around us to rub off on us. Instead of focusing all the time on getting rid of the negative, let us spend equal time focusing on highlighting the positive. Spend more time with inspirational people. Read more books or articles about great accomplishments. Focus your efforts on positive thoughts instead of negative people. Wish everyone well and try to help them, but focus on your positive energy and it will touch more people than you know. We are the decision makers in our lives and we are the ones who decide if we will be happy or not. It's that simple. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!    

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...   

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us! My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, really friendly. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.” He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. 

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so… love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! Have a Great and Garbage-FREE Day.  

WORDS TO LIVE BY...  

“The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes 

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” — Napoleon Hill 

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” — Dr. Robert Schuller 

“It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.”— Claude M. Bristol 

“When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible. And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy.”— Bob Collings 

“No one else 'makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test.” — Jim Rohn  

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

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

For Sale in Stetson Valley

by Nate Martinez

For Sale in Stetson Valley 

If you have been looking for style and elegance at a price you can afford, you can stop your search here. Located in the prestigious community of Stetson Valley, this popular floor plan built by Pulte Homes boasts over 4,200 square feet with every structural amenity you could imagine.

A gated courtyard will greet you along with a Mediterranean feel from the outside. Inside the foyer, the massive ceilings open to the grand staircase and formal living areas. The warm earth tones in the tile lead to the rich grains of the wood flooring that covers the family room and kitchen areas – accented by designer light features, neutral paint and custom window coverings.

 

The impressive kitchen has the culinary-type in mind. There is plenty of workable space with a unique two-island design, tons of gorgeous cabinets and a Butler’s pantry. Granite counters, double ovens and a built-in desk make this kitchen and eat-in dining area function and beautiful.

At the top of the grand staircase is an open loft space that is perfect for entertaining plus a den that could be a private office. Upstairs you’ll also find the master suite. Spacious and well-appointed, the bathroom amenities include a sunken tub, his-n-her vanities and a walk-in shower.

 

Sitting on over 10,000 square feet, the grounds are loaded with just as many cool features as the inside - starting with mountain views that you can enjoy from the pool to classic brick pavered that adorn the patio space. Surrounded by mature landscaping, this is the perfect private desert retreat.

Take a virtual tour of 5012 W. Rowel Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85083 nowFor a private tour, please call Nate today.

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

 

Top 250 Latino Agents

by Nate Martinez

Top 250 Latino Agents

Last week RE/MAX, LLC announced the Top 250 Latino Agents according to the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) - more RE/MAX agents made the list than any other real estate brand. 

The 33 RE/MAX agents on the NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents closed a combined 2,874 transactions with an average of 87.1 transactions each. The list is compiled through broker affirmed self-nominations, and through NAHREP's search of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) records. Sales production data was reviewed for more than 27,000 agents across all markets. It is a great honor to be among those named this year.

I wouldn't be able to share this success without the continued support of the many families I have helped over the years with their real estate needs. It is because of your loyality and trust, I am able to put my name among the talented and dedicated agents who make up the Top 250 Latino Agents for 2012. Thank you again! Nate

www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000

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