Homeward Bound – September 2021

Homeward Bound – September 2021

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September 2021 Realtor News

Phil Aitken Home Team 

Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Advisors

In case you are not sure of the title, it’s Labor Day— the backward holiday. Every year

when it rolls around, I wonder why it is named “Labor Day”. Since it’s a holiday intended

to be just that— a holiday – I would think a better name might 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 long working hours caused many union organizers to focus on winning a shorter

eight-hour workday. 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 in favor of giving workers more

time off. That is 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

The 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 workweek was one way of turning the working class into the consuming


So, to celebrate the month of September and my affection for Laboring, I have a special

announcement to make I will be Laboring, but for a very special reason.

My team and I are addicted to helping you and those you know buy or sell the place

they call home. In fact, it is a race to help as many as possible so we can GIVE more


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 thru’. Therefore, 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 The Tim Tebow Foundation.

Through our Go Serve Big mission, we are on a mission to raise $100,000 for The Tim

Tebow Foundation by donating a portion of our income from home sales to them.

As you may know, this unique foundation does a tremendous job advocating for children

all over the world. Just one of those ways is via the organization’s “Shine On” ministry.

Developed in 2018, Shine On was created to equip and encourage churches to

embrace and offer to belong to families living with disabilities year-round. The Tim

Tebow Foundation actively works to meet these families where they are and to offer a

way to bridge the gap of support. For more info, visit:



In order to continue their life-changing work, The Tim Tebow Foundation depends on

Sponsorships and Donations from generous people like you!


Anyone you know considering buying or selling a home please refer them on over to my

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 me direct at (904) 544-5252 or forward

my number.

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!!!

All My Best,

Phil Aitken, CEO
Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty Advisors!


P.S. It is easy to refer those you know considering buying or selling a home. Just call

me at (904) 544-5252 or pass on my number.

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Phil Aitken, Owner/Broker
Phil Aitken is the Owner/Broker with Your Home Sold Guaranteed Realty - Phil Aitken Home Team and has over 13 years of Real Estate experience. Phil’s faith and desire for his family’s continued security fuel his business growth and leadership. The Phil Aitken Home Team continues to profoundly impact the people of Jacksonville via supporting several faith-based organizations. Phil gives back a portion of every real estate transaction to The Tim Tebow Foundation and Rethreaded. Find Phil's full story here.