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Sep 11, 2019

September 2019

Labor Day Remains
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Impactful Real Estate News

September 2019

Hal Blake

Jason Blake

Richmond Realty Advisors


In case you aren’t sure of the title… it’s Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday. Every year when it rolls around I wonder why it’s named Labor Day and can’t help making the same point. Since it’s a Holiday intended to be just that, a Holiday – we would think 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.

Labor Day came about because workers felt they were spending too many hours and days on the job.

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 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.

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

We are 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 receive thru is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you give thru’. 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 Wounded Warrior Project.

As you probably know, we donate a portion of our income to some AMAZING worthy causes!

We are on a mission to raise $10,000 this year for the Wounded Warrior Project®. We do this by donating to them a portion of the income we generate from home sales. 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 VETERANS – keep them coming!

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 and ironclad guarantees, but the veterans at the Wounded Warrior Project will benefit as well.

Just give us a call or pass our number on to anyone you know considering buying or selling. Our number is 718-608-4892.

If you would like to find out more about the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit their website: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org

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 some here.

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.

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 real estate service, a very worthy cause will benefit as well. To refer anyone considering buying or selling a home just give us a call or pass on our number. 718-608-4892.. Thank you in advance for your referrals!

We want to thank you for checking out this month’s Homeward Bound newsletter!

Until next time,
Hal&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 for 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.