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Aug 31, 2018

September 2018 Newsletter

‘HOME’WARD BOUND

Impactful Real Estate News
September 2018
Hal Blake
Jason Blake
Richmond Realty Advisors

 

 

Labor Day

In case you aren’t sure of the title… it’s Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around we wonder why it’s named Labor Day. Since it’s a holiday intended to be just that, a holiday – a better name may be Relax Day or Lazy Day or Off Day or Sleep in Day, maybe even Do-Nothing Day, something other than Labor Day. After all, we know what “labor” means. And many will likely be celebrating Labor Day, by laboring.

To celebrate the month of September and the affection for laboring, we have a special announcement to make: we will be laboring, but for a very special reason.

In the 1830s, manufacturing workers were putting in 70-hour weeks on average. Sixty years later, in 1890, hours of work had dropped, although the average manufacturing worker still toiled in a factory 60 hours a week.

These long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter eight-hour work day. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the workweek to just six days.

These early organizers clearly won since the most recent data show that the average person working in manufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people work only five days a week.

Surprisingly, many politicians and business owners were actually in favor of giving workers more time off. That’s because workers who had no free time were not able to spend their wages on traveling, entertainment or dining out.

As the U.S. economy expanded beyond farming and basic manufacturing in the late 1800s and early 1900s, it became important for businesses to find consumers interested in buying the products and services being produced in ever greater amounts.   Shortening the work week was one way of turning the working class into the consuming class.

To celebrate the month of September and the affection for Laboring, I have a special announcement to make: I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason.

Our team is addicted to helping you and those you know buy or sell the place they call home. In fact it’s a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more away.

A CORE philosophy at our company is ‘the size of the hole you give thru is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive through’. This is why our Mission is to Go Serve Big!!! Serve you, serve those you refer to us and of course, serve a very worthy cause – the great work being done at Wounded Warrior.

Each month we do our best to remind you that YOUR referrals help the veterans.
As you know Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, incidental to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. On that date, America watched in horror as approximately 3,000 people died including hundreds of firefighters and rescue workers. Many warriors note a sense of duty to volunteer for the military following these tragic events.

YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE VETERANS
Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to our real estate sales team.  Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well.  Simply call direct at 718-608-4892 or forward our number on.

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to our real estate sales team?

Not only will they benefit from our award winning service, but we donate a portion of our income on every home sale to the Wounded Warrior Project.

  1. We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:
    You can pass along our business card to them, we have enclosed a couple here for that purpose.
  2. You can go to http://www.BlakeTeamReferrals.com and enter their contact info online or forward the link to who you know considering a move.
  3. Of course you can always call us direct as well at 718-608-4892.

As you will see throughout this month’s homeward bound, pictures are worth more than words.  Whether it’s the smiling faces of beautiful young people gaining a chance at long life, or the determined faces of our great company people working to help, we are committed to the mission of Go Serve Big!!!

With all our appreciation,

Hal Blake
Jason Blake
Richmond Realty Advisors

 

Why We Support The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP)

When we decided to create this program, it did not take us very long to agree on a charity to support. We have a very close family member who bravely fought on the front lines of World War II and was seriously injured; and more recently a close lifelong friend who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. So this was the natural fit for our organization. This belief was only strengthened when we started to read more about their mission and how they serve their members. WWP serves veterans & service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound incidental to their military service. And with major advancements in battlefield medicine and body armor, more and more service members are surviving severe injuries. In addition to physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat related stress, major depression, and PTSD.

Our team rallies around our annual goal of raising money & donating portions of our income to helping this worthy cause. We are committed to providing outstanding results for both buyers & sellers referred to us by our past clients, friends, and others. Since WWP survives on sponsorships & donations from grateful civilians, we are happy to contribute and proud to support the brave men and women who literally put their lives on the line for our freedom.