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Feb 4, 2019

February 2019 Newsletter


Impactful Real Estate News

February 2019

Hal Blake

Jason Blake

Richmond Realty Advisors

Happy Valentines Day to You and Yours!

We were led to believe when we were young that Valentine’s Day was reserved ONLY for those closest to us. That it was weird to wish strangers or acquaintances a Happy Valentine’s Day. That would be equal to telling them we love them. But aren’t we suppose to love others?

Of course, we are bringing up Valentines because it’s February – the month for Valentine’s. And, it’s a big deal – bigger than just flowers or dinner with that special someone.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.

When you read these words, it sure sounds like love is NOT reserved for just those close to us but rather it’s lived out on and for others. Others being anyone and everyone. We strive every day to bring this into our business and treat others – clients, customers, agents, etc. – the way we would like to be treated.

So, the secret to our success is pretty much summed up in this month’s newsletter theme: L-O-V-E. Not as a noun, but as a VERB. In fact, when we find ourselves with a decision to make, it’s impossible to go wrong filtering through this question: What does love require of me?

In This Issue:
• And The New Year’s Resolution is…
• Special LIFE TIME Guarantee
• How Your Referrals Help the Veterans
• And more..Part two: The Give Back!

We do love helping people sell and buy a place to call home. We love helping our clients Your Referrals Help the Veterans… increase their wealth investing in real estate. We love giving a portion of our income and time to worthy causes. We love watching team members grow both personally and professionally. We love competitors as it makes us better at helping others get what they want. z

And people say we are better than good at doing just that! And we work each day to SHOW love toward everyone. It is what is required of us. z

Also, as you know, we love making guarantees! Like our Buyer Satisfaction Guarantee: Love the home or we’ll buy it back! Or our Seller Guarantee: Your Home Sold or We’ll Buy It! And we guarantee that a portion of our income WILL go to a very worthy cause. We are on a mission to raise $25,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project®. z

We do this by donating a portion of our income from homes we sell to them! 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 Help the Veterans…

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

Your referrals will receive our top notch service & we also donate a portion of our income on every home sale to the Wounded Warrior Project.

We want to make it easy to refer your friends, neighbors, associates or family members considering making a move, so here are your options:

  1. You can pass along our business card to them – we have enclosed a few 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.

Over the decades of helping families sell or buy the place they call home we have met some of the most wonderful, loving, caring people sharing the same values we do!

We hope you and your loved ones have an extra special holiday season filled with much joy and happiness.  

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.


Hal Blake

Jason Blake

Richmond Realty Advisors