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Jared Jones Real Estate Team Newletter: September 2019


Just in case you aren’t sure of the title… it’s Labor Day. The Backwards Holiday.  Every year when it comes around, we wonder why it’s named Labor Day. 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, 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 work day. They also focused on getting workers more days off, such as the Labor Day holiday, and reducing the work week to just six days. These early organizers clearly won since the most recentdata show that the average person working inmanufacturing is employed for a bit over 40 hours a week and most people work only fivedays 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 consumer class. So, 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.

Giving Back Means the World to Us

Speaking of gifts… In last month’s letter, we updated you on our goal of raising $10,000 for Matthews Hope. This is where we need your help and how you can benefit at the same time… Charitable contributions are tax deductible to a point. Rather than give your money to the government, you should consider making a donation to a charity. We believe it will somehow come back to you – well beyond a simple tax deduction. A core value of our team is “the size of the hole you give back is directly proportionate to the size of the hole you receive back.” Either way, your referrals are in good hands and help us contribute to a good cause.

Life moves fast for some and we are eager to make the Home Selling and Buying experience a smooth & rewarding one. Over the last 1

7+ years of helping thousands of families sell their home and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people. People like you!

Your referrals really do help local families in need.

No one chooses to be homeless, yet the reality is there are many people who are experiencing homeless every night. In Central Florida, over 14,000 students were identified as being home

less in the Central Florida as of April 2019. The chronically homeless are visible on our streets downtown and in the woods. Housing people is the opportunity we have to help!

Who do you know considering buying or selling a home you could refer to my real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit from our award-winning service, but we donate a subs

tantial portion of our income on every home sale to Matthews Hope. I 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, I have enclosed a couple here for that purpose.

2. You can go to www. and enter their contact info on line or forward the link to who you know considering a move.

3. Of course you can always call me direct as well at 407- 706-5000.

Let’s make a difference together!

Dear Valued Client,

You and your referrals mean more than ever to my team and I. As we move forward in this new season, please know we are extremely thankful for you and you being a special part of our business. With all my appreciation.

Jared W Jones Jared Jones, Team CEO The Jones Group / Keller Williams

P.S. Take a look at the enclosed article detailing some of the incredible life giving work Matthew’s Hope performs. Your referrals really do help those in need.

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