Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Hard to believe we are already near the end of the first quarter of 2017, and the real estate market is moving in the direction that was predicted for this year. Our selling season has begun, and monthly sales volumes are up 12 percent on average over the last six months.

As a REALTOR® for over thirty years, part of my job is staying informed regarding property values, and local trends that might impact the market. The only way I can inform potential home buyers and sellers, is by studying the data and analyzing the information that is available to me through varies industry tools. A good REALTOR® becomes a master at pricing homes. But mastery does not come over night; it requires constant review and study to stay sharp.

Is there something in your life that you would like to master? Or is there something in your life that you really should master but have been avoiding it or only putting in half the effort? Bruce Lee was quoted as saying, “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” What in your life deserves the attention of 10,000 kicks to ensure you are the best-of-the-best? Let’s make it a great week!


The Art of Mastery

“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.” ― Robert GreeneMastery


“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”- Mark Twain

“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” - Albert Einstein

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu

“A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” – Oscar Wilde


Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals