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Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 972

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 972 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! I hope that this email is finding each of you enjoying your hard-earned day off! Labor Day is the sign that summer is coming to an end, school is back in session and hopefully the days of triple digits are coming to a close! This day marks a moment in history where the hardworking men and women who forged the labor movement in the 1800s to ensure our rights in both socially and economically were represented. The rights we enjoy today were fought for many years ago and we have the American workers to thank.

From my family to yours, we want to wish you each a very happy, healthy and safe Labor Day celebration! Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

CAN’T by Edgar Guest

Can't is the worst word that's written or spoken;
Doing more harm here than slander and lies;
On it is many a strong spirit broken,
And with it many a good purpose dies.
It springs from the lips of the thoughtless each morning
And robs us of courage we need through the day:
It rings in our ears like a timely-sent warning
And laughs when we falter and fall by the way.

Can't is the father of feeble endeavor,
The parent of terror and half-hearted work;
It weakens the efforts of artisans clever,
And makes of the toiler an indolent shirk.
It poisons the soul of the man with a vision,
It stifles in infancy many a plan;
It greets honest toiling with open derision
And mocks at the hopes and the dreams of a man.

Can't is a word none should speak without blushing;
To utter it should be a symbol of shame;
Ambition and courage it daily is crushing;
It blights a man's purpose and shortens his aim.
Despise it with all of your hatred of error;
Refuse it the lodgment it seeks in your brain;
Arm against it as a creature of terror,
And all that you dream of you some day shall gain.

Can't is the word that is foe to ambition,
An enemy ambushed to shatter your will;
Its prey is forever the man with a mission
And bows but to courage and patience and skill.
Hate it, with hatred that's deep and undying,
For once it is welcomed 'twill break any man;
Whatever the goal you are seeking, keep trying
And answer this demon by saying: "I can."

Copyright © Edgar Guest. All rights reserved.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Each year, Labor Day gives us an opportunity to recognize the invaluable contributions that working men and women make to our nation, our economy and our collective prosperity. It gives us a chance to show gratitude for workers' grit, dedication, ingenuity and strength, which define our nation's character.” - Tom Perez

No work is insignificant. All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers' rights, which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.” – Elizabeth Esty

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message Volume 971

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 971 

“Every time a football player goes to ply his trade, he’s got to play from the ground up – from the soles of his feet right up to his head. Every inch of him has to play. Some guys play with their heads. That is okay. You’ve got to be smart to be number one in any business. But more importantly, you’ve got to play with your heart, with every fiber of your body. If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.” Vince Lombardi

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! With football season right around the corner, I thought I would share one of my favorite quotes from the great Vince Lombardi. Each of you have goals, dreams and aspirations but in order to truly live a life we love, it takes guts, it takes sweat, it takes heart and sometimes it takes tears. It takes knowing what you want with every fiber of your body and going for it with passion and tenacity. It takes never giving up no matter the obstacles you face. I challenge you this week to take the leap you have been waiting for…face the fears…wipe away the tears and dig down deep. Do what it takes to make your life one that makes your want to jump out of bed each morning because you get to be YOU! Let’s make it a great week!

P.S. This is the last week of this year’s Month of Miracles! Please help us reach our goal of One Million Pennies to benefit our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital. You can make a donation online at: https://rem.ax/2yvmXTo

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Everyone Has a Story in Life

A 24-year-old boy seeing out from the train’s window shouted, “Dad, look the trees are going behind!”

Dad smiled and a young couple sitting nearby, looked at the 24-year old’s childish behavior with pity, suddenly he again exclaimed, “Dad, look the clouds are running with us!”

The couple couldn’t resist and said to the old man…“Why don’t you take your son to a good doctor?”

The old man smiled and said, “I did, and we are just coming from the hospital, my son was blind from birth, he just got his eyes today.”

Every single person on the planet has a story. Don’t judge people before you truly know them. The truth might surprise you.

Source: http://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

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

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

“I am rare, and there is value in all rarity; therefore, I am valuable.” – Og Mandino 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 970

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 970

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! We are about halfway through the 2019 Month of Miracle to benefit our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital. I would like to extend a special invitation to each of you to join us on Friday, August 23rd for our second annual live auction event.

Last year our Month of Miracles events surpassed our goal of one million pennies and raised more than $18,000 to benefit PCH – and the live auction event raised more than $6,400.00 in just two hours! We have a generous list of items that will be available on Friday, ranging from a variety of gift backsets, foursome golf packages, Cardinal tickets and two tickets to see Cher in her upcoming tour! This event starts on Friday, August 23rd at 5:30pm and we will be hosting it again this year at Salt Tacos y Tequila at Westgate.

Please feel free to share this invite with your family, friends and favorite businesses (we are still accepting donations for the live auction and would love your support if you own a business or have a favorite!). We hope to see you there! Let’s make it a great week!

P.S. If you are not able to attend the live auction, you can still support our fundraising efforts by making a donation online: https://rem.ax/2yvmXTo

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Every good act is charity. A man's true wealth hereafter is the good that he does in this world to his fellows.” - Moliere

“The practice of charity will bind us - will bind all men in one great brotherhood.” - Conrad Hilton

“The life of a man consists not in seeing visions and in dreaming dreams, but in active charity and in willing service.” - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 969

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 969 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Today I would like to ask you what this statement means to you: “money doesn’t grow on trees.” What does that remind you of? How does it make you feel? For me, it is a reminder of how far I have come both personally and professionals, and how different life is for my three children. Growing up in Maryvale with a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, money didn’t grow on trees and she had to work hard for the money we did have. And I know many of you reading this can relate.

I decided at a young age that I would have a different relationship with money. I chose to let money work for me, not against me. If we believe that making money is a hard, then it will always be hard. True, money doesn’t grow on trees, however, our attitudes and beliefs towards money impact how easily and frequently it comes into our lives. Instead of telling yourself that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” change the dialogue to be more in alignment with the goals you have in life in which you need money to support. Two of my favorites are: “my necessities are met with abundance” and “I live in a world of abundance.” Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

The Taoist Farmer

This farmer had only one horse, and one day the horse ran away. The neighbors came to condole over his terrible loss. The farmer said, "What makes you think it is so terrible?"

A month later, the horse came home, this time bringing with her two beautiful wild horses. The neighbors became excited at the farmer's good fortune. Such lovely strong horses! The farmer said, "What makes you think this is good fortune?"

The farmer's son was thrown from one of the wild horses and broke his leg. All the neighbors were very distressed. Such bad luck! The farmer said, "What makes you think it is bad?"

A war came, and every able-bodied man was conscripted and sent into battle. Only the farmer's son, because he had a broken leg, remained. The neighbors congratulated the farmer. "What makes you think this is good?" said the farmer.

*As told by Executive editor, Elise Hancock, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine, November 1993, page 2, in section entitled Editor's Note.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“I worked for menial’s hire only to learn, dismayed that any wage I asked of life, life would have willing paid.” Anonymous

“Few people realize that luck is created.” - Robert Kiyosaki

“The secret of my success is that I make other people money. And, never ever, ever, ever be ashamed about trying to earn as much as possible for yourself, if the person you're working with is also making money. That's life!” - Simon Cowell

“The key to making money is to stay invested.” - Suze Orman

Copyright © 2019 Nate Martinez. All rights reserved.

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 968

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 968 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! The beginning of August marks the official start of our fundraising efforts for the Month of Miracles, to benefit our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital. And today I’d like to share a little bit about why we participate in this worthy cause.

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals that provide 32 million treatments each year to kids across the U.S. and Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $5 billion, most of it $1 at a time through the charity’s Miracle Balloon icon. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible.

Last year our Month of Miracles events surpassed our goal of one million pennies and raised more than $18,000 to benefit our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital – additionally throughout the year in 2018 our agents contributed $47,000 in donations! We could not do it without our generous agents, our family, friends and of course our loyal clients who continue to trust us with their real estate needs. I hope we can depend on your support again this year. You can stop by any one of our three Valley office locations, or made a donation online: https://rem.ax/2yvmXTo

I want to thank you in advance for your donations! Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“To me there is no picture so beautiful as smiling, bright-eyed, happy children; no music so sweet as their clear and ringing laughter.” - P. T. Barnum

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” - William Makepeace Thackeray

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 967

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 967 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Every day we have an opportunity to work on ourselves and improve who we are. One of the most important things you can do is improve your skills or knowledge. What areas of your life need improvement? I would like to challenge you to create some time this week to work on bettering yourself.

If you need help, seek out the information or the people who can help you.

The only things that make you different from one day to the next is the people you meet and the things you learn. Make learning and therefore growing a part of your daily life. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

20 Tips on Time Management

  1. Create a daily plan.
  2. Peg a time limit to each task.
  3. Use a calendar.
  4. Use an organizer.
  5. Know your deadlines.
  6. Learn to say “No”.
  7. Target to be early.
  8. Time box your activities.
  9. Have a clock visibly placed before you.
  10. Set reminders 15 minutes before.
  11. Focus.
  12. Block out distractions.
  13. Track your time spent.
  14. Don’t fuss about unimportant details
  15. Prioritize.
  16. Delegate.
  17. Batch similar tasks together.
  18. Eliminate your time wasters.
  19. Cut off when you need to.
  20. Leave buffer time in-between.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Do not wait; the time will never be 'just right.' Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” - George Herbert

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.” - Oprah Winfrey

 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2019

by Nate Martinez

RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2019

Typically the strongest month for home sales, June saw closings decline 4.7 percent from May and 7.8 percent from June 2018, according to the RE/MAX National Housing Report. Going in the opposite direction, June’s Median Sales Price of $276,000 was an all-time high in the 10-year history of the report.

June has recorded the most sales each of the last five years (July led 2013 sales). This is only the second June in report history to have fewer sales than May. With sales slowing, June inventory increased 1.3 percent over June 2018, marking the first year-over-year rise in June inventory in the report’s history. Moreover, inventory grew for the ninth consecutive month, and the report’s 54 metro areas had the most units for sale since August 2016.

“Record prices appear to have kept June sales figures from topping a strong May,” said RE/MAX CEO Adam Contos. “Nevertheless, there are indications, including the return of very favorable mortgage rates, that the pace could pick up in July. Several encouraging longer-term trends—ongoing demand, improving inventory levels, low interest rates—are helping the market make incremental progress on multiple fronts. But supply remains a concern, so we need more homes to be built.”

Starting in 2013, June has also produced the highest Median Sales Price of each year. June’s record $276,000 was 6.7 percent higher than the $259,000 recorded in June 2018.  June’s price increase accelerated compared to the prior three months, each of which had a year-over-price increase of less than 3.5 percent. Contos continued, “The jump in sales price after months of moderation is worth watching for its impact on affordability.”

June’s Days on Market total of forty-four meant that sales happened three days faster than in May but took three days longer than June 2018. Months of Inventory in June 2019 was 2.8, the same as May’s and below June 2018’s 3.1. Of the fifty-four metro areas surveyed in June 2019, the overall average number of home sales is down 4.7 percent compared to May 2019, and down 7.8 percent compared to June 2018.

 In June 2019, the median of all fifty-four metro Median Sales Prices was $276,000, up 6.2 percent from May 2019, and up 6.7 percent from June 2018. The average Days on Market for homes sold in June 2019 was forty-four, down three days from the average in May 2019, and up three days from the June 2018 average. Days on Market is the number of days between when a home is first listed in an MLS and a sales contract is signed. The number of homes for sale in June 2019 was down 0.6 percent from May 2019 and up 1.3 percent from June 2018. Based on the rate of home sales in June 2019, the Months Supply of Inventory held steady at 2.8 from May 2019, and decreased compared to 3.1 in June 2018. A six months supply indicates a market balanced equally between buyers and sellers. Click here to download a copy of the RE/MAX National Housing Report for June 2019.

Looking to sell your Phoenix home? Searching for the perfect home for sale in Phoenix? Contact the Nate Martinez Team today! Our commitment is to provide you the quality of service and communication you desire and deserve. Our goal is to leverage our knowledge and experience to help you get the best price the market will support while still selling your home in a reasonable period of time.

With Appreciation,

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 966

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 966 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Today I would like to focus on failure, or better yet the courage it takes to keep going in the face of adversity. We have all faced a difficult time or two in our lives, but what made us get back up and continue moving forward? What pushed us to keep trying? I want to remind you about a few important people in history who didn’t give up, even when the odds were stacked again them…

Thomas Edison: was considered one of the most prolific inventors in history, was told as a boy he was too stupid to learn anything. He tried more than 9,000 experiments before he was successful in creating the first light bulb. There are now 1,093 U.S. patents in his name.

Michael Jordon: was known today as one of the greatest basketball players of all times, was removed from his high school basketball team because of his “lack of skill.”

Steven Spielberg: American film director who has won multiple Academy Awards and considered one of the most successful filmmakers ever, dropped out of junior high school. He later came back and was placed in a learning-disabled class. He dropped out of school for good just one month later.

These are just a few of the countless stories of highly successful people who have failed or who have been told they couldn’t do it, and yet surprised the world because they had a dream. Don’t give up on your dreams, whatever they are…don’t give up! Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” - Helen Keller

“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven't half the strength you think they have.” – Norman Vincente Peale

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” - Mother Teresa

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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602-430-5226
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! 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 there will always be challenges and disruptions that throw us off course; 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 why and what you learned from it. Then move on. Fourth, love more and argue less. Spend your time loving rather than arguing with many. Fifth, realize your time here is limited and the clock is ticking. Don't waste time because once it’s gone, you can’t get it back. Let’s make it a great week!

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 OF INSPIRATION

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.” - Og Mandino

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” - Jimmy Dean

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! I hope that each of you reading this are enjoying the summer so far and prepared for the monsoon season that is quickly approaching! This time of year, in the Valley of the Sun provides much needed water for the desert and the monsoons give us some pretty amazing sunsets. I hope that you will take some time during the evenings this summer to enjoy the awe-inspiring clouds and vivid colors that fill our sky; it truly is magnificent and a perfect reminder of the simple blessings that surround us every day. We often stare at a door that has closed for too long and in the process miss the one that has opened. Don’t take for granted the simple beauties in life, as they pave the way to finding a deeper meaning to happiness. Take time to appreciate all the good in your life and make each moment count! Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

A Fish Stranded in a Drying Puddle

Once there was a fellow walking along a road. Suddenly he heard a faint cry. He looked around but saw nothing. Thinking he heard nothing, he continued to walk. Again he heard the faint cry. This time the call was nearby. He searched high and low, and found the sound was coming out of a little fish lying in a drying pond. His mouth gurgling. That person looked at the fish strangely and asked,

"Was that you who was just calling me? Was it you needing my help?"

The small fish looking pleading at the man gasping and breathless said, "Please save me quickly, I am dying, I need water. I am not a normal fish, rather I am the eastern sea dragon's official. Please give me a little water." That person hearing this hurriedly nodded his head and said, "I understand, I will immediately go to the south and let the southern king redirect a river to here so that you can swim and return to the eastern sea." The fish angrily cried out, "Can a fish live out of water? I am only in need of a little water. Your idea is pointless. I think that the next time you see me will be in a shop that sells dried fish. "

The story tells us to reconsider solutions that we usually propose to solve real life problems. Sometimes we take our time too much to find the most ideal solution, while what the problem really needs is time critical solution.

We must always aware that many times in our lives we don't need the best solution but some quick fixes for the current situation to prevent it of becoming worse. Only until then, we have much more time to think and find the ideal solution.

Source: http://chinese-tales.blogspot.com/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” - Reba McEntire

“Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home... it's your responsibility to love it, or change it.” - Chuck Palahniuk

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
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