Impactful Real Estate News
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:
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
In order to continue their life-changing work, The Tim Tebow Foundation depends on
Sponsorships and Donations from generous people like you!
YOUR REFERRALS REALLY DO HELP THE KIDS…
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
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.