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Do You Ever Wonder...The Hallmark Abstract Service Podcast

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The Do You Ever Wonder podcast from Hallmark Abstract Service was created for one purpose...To explore topics that our listeners want to learn more about! To achieve this we invite expert guests to discuss their specific areas of expertise with our host, Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Mike Haltman. We are always looking for input from listeners about what they would like to hear about and learn about. We have spoken with 1-800-Flowers founder Jim McCann, Heroes To Heroes Foundation founder Judy Elias, ’The Everyday Entrepreneur’ Rob Basso, Ellen Leikind of Poker Divas, women's financial literacy crusader Cary Carbonaro, and so many more. We explore subjects ranging from health and nutrition, real estate, personal finance, entrepreneurship, business, career, science, philanthropy, and of course issues we all face in life! Episodes can also be heard at Padverb here: https://en.padverb.com/hallmark1

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The Do You Ever Wonder podcast from Hallmark Abstract Service was created for one purpose...To explore topics that our listeners want to learn more about! To achieve this we invite expert guests to discuss their specific areas of expertise with our host, Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Mike Haltman. We are always looking for input from listeners about what they would like to hear about and learn about. We have spoken with 1-800-Flowers founder Jim McCann, Heroes To Heroes Foundation founder Judy Elias, ’The Everyday Entrepreneur’ Rob Basso, Ellen Leikind of Poker Divas, women's financial literacy crusader Cary Carbonaro, and so many more. We explore subjects ranging from health and nutrition, real estate, personal finance, entrepreneurship, business, career, science, philanthropy, and of course issues we all face in life! Episodes can also be heard at Padverb here: https://en.padverb.com/hallmark1

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Episodes

Jennifer Djurkovic and Commercial Real Estate...A Driven Member of the Holy 29 Massey Knakal Leadership Tree!

2/26/2024
Jennifer Djurkovic and Commercial Real Estate...A Driven Member of the Holy 29 Massey Knakal Leadership Tree! What is the Massey Knakal Leadership Tree? It's the CRE professionals who at some point in their careers worked at Massey Knakal, learned about the Massey Knakal CRE philosophy, and now own or run their own commercial real estate brokerage business. Enter Jennifer Djurkovic, owner and CEO of Djurkovic Investment Properties (https://djurkovicip.com/) that is located in New York City but does business nationwide. Jennifer grew up in a real estate environment with a family who came to own buildings the old-fashioned way. That is working and then reinvesting their earnings from those jobs into commercial buildings. To quote Jennifer, 'It's not your income, but what you do with it!' Jennifer cut her commercial real estate teeth beginning with a stint at The Real Deal. She then went on to become a broker at Massey Knakal, learning directly from Bob Knakal his time-proven way to succeed at commercial real estate investment sales. Bob has been a guest on the Do You Ever podcast (https://youtu.be/9Vv0jZIZykk?si=zxml65oBlou7T0vx). Before opening Djurkovic Investment Properties Jennifer worked with another member of the Massey Knakal Holy 29 Leadership Tree Shimon Shkury. Shimon is the President and Founder of Ariel Investment Properties and has also been a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast (https://youtu.be/t_vH_MsW9j4?si=70bA1-uxiiPpvhZn). Jennifer, in addition to being bilingual (Serbo-Croatian) which has helped her in many ways, has an extremely deep 'Rolodex' of significant players in the commercial real estate market. The bottom line is that Jennifer is well poised to make an impact on the commercial real estate market for a long time to come! How can you contact Jennifer? By email here: jennifer@djurkovicip.com By phone here: (631) 624-3053 By internet here: https://djurkovicip.com/ ___________________________________________________ Subscribe if you like what you see and hear... Please subscribe to the Do You Ever Wonder podcast using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. YouTube: Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Streaming: Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmark

Duration:00:41:55

The Toolbox 4 Real Estate Agent Success! Do You Ever Wonder What That Could Be?

1/31/2024
Real Estate Agent Support in New York! Wouldn't it be great if there were a resource available to real estate agents that provided needed information in real time? Of course real estate companies support their agents, but sometimes additional information about hot-button subjects, fair housing law as an example, is required and the input of an attorney would not only be welcome, but often necessary. Enter Neil Garfinkel, Managing Partner of the law firm Abrams, Garfinkel, Margolis, and Bergson. Neil is the Broker Counsel to REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York), was appointed to serve on the NYS Real Estate Board, and is a major supporter of the combat veteran Heroes To Heroes Foundation. But most impressive to podcast host Mike Haltman, is that Neil is a fellow graduate of SUNY/Albany! Neil and the Team at AGMB created the Toolbox 4 Real Estate Agent Success along with the Real Estate Center 4 Success with the idea of them becoming the ultimate resource for agents. At its core, the Toolbox will keep agents informed, streamline their workflow, and provide all the tools needed to achieve success in the real estate industry. There's an Ask Neil section where agents can ask and get answers to the questions they may have. In the same way, the Real Estate Center 4 Success provides 'ON-DEMAND Real Estate Continuing Education and Licensing'. In the Toolbox the sections below are offered, and much more... Forms Checklist Builder Ask Neil Fair Housing Resources Rental Resources Videos and Podcasts Tips & Topics Templates Mortgage Corner If you're an agent now, or thinking about becoming one, the Toolbox is a resource that you need to check out and subscribe to! Toolbox 4 Real Estate Agent Success Real Estate Center 4 Success (CE) Neil can be reached at ngarfinkel@agmblaw.com, call here 212-201-1170, or visit the website here https://agmblaw.com/. ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Reach us at (646) 741-6101 or info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:38:07

Adam Leitman Bailey...A Tenacious New York Real Estate Litigator! Do You Ever Wonder What Makes Him Tick?

1/29/2024
So who is Adam Leitman Bailey, and how does he consistently succeed for his clients within the scorching crucible of litigation and New York real estate law? Let's start with the accolades... So What Drives Adam Leitman Bailey, Helping to Make His Firm The Success That It is? In his own words, 'Every day is productive. If I am in court, I am either arguing for a client or conducting a trial, and any free time constitutes calling or emailing clients or working on case strategy. In the office, we are working on cases and building case strategy. I am also meeting with new clients, training younger attorneys and staff and counseling corporate clients on preventing problems. At night, many times I have board or client meetings.' 'I treat every client like the most important client in the world. I went into a field that started booming the year I entered it. I had built a skill set made perfectly for the tough NYC market and the clients wanted an aggressive lawyer. As the business grew, I knew that I needed to hire people better than me. So, I did — over and over and over again, I hired the most talented lawyers without regard to race, sex, creed or nationality and thereby built a naturally diverse and capable team.' Reach Adam Leitman Bailey by email at alb@alblawfirm.com. Visit the firm's website here: https://alblawfirm.com/ ___________________________________________________ Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:40:14

National Security Expert And Heritage Visiting Fellow Steven Bucci Visits Do You Ever Wonder!

1/8/2024
Do You Ever Wonder About The State Of United States National Security? We had the opportunity to speak with Steven Bucci on the subject, a man who is uniquely qualified to opine based on his incredible government and military resume... In other words, Steven Bucci is an expert and completely fluent in the areas of homeland security, defense, cybersecurity, terrorism, and geopolitics. Prior to our discussion we had a list of nine global issues to speak about but, because we were constrained by time and still went to 42 minutes, we barely got through four of them. Steven can be seen on many news shows, and we plan to have him back on Do You Ever Wonder soon to cover the rest of the issues facing the country! ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:42:07

Shimon Shkury...Founder and CEO of Ariel Property Advisors...A Giant of New York City Commercial Real Estate!

1/5/2024
Do You Ever Wonder Speaks With Shimon Shkury... Shimon Shkury...Founder and CEO of Ariel Property Advisors, NYC Commercial Real Estate Thought Leader, Massey Knakal Alum and Prominent Massey Knakal Leadership Tree Member, Born in Israel and a Former Lieutenant in The IDF! Incredibly impressive credentials to be sure, and then add to that list a Wharton MBA and MA in International Studies. Do You Ever Wonder host and Hallmark Abstract Service CEO Mike Haltman had a broad and far-reaching conversation with Shimon, touching on a wide variety of topics including, in addition to commercial real estate, the current horrific situation in Israel (which like most Israelis he has been tragically touched by)! Your host first met Shimon during the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) when Mike was working as a consultant for a lender trying to dispose of a property in the South Bronx. It was a shell of a multifamily construction project with flooding and squatters, and given all of the issues Shimon and his Team at Massey Knakal provided a thoughtful and thorough opinion of value. The Conversation With Shimon Shkury Covered Many Topics Including... Bob KnakalPaul MasseyAriel Property AdvisorsFor questions or consultation about any real estate-related issues, Shimon can be reached at sshkury@arielpa.com. ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________

Duration:00:38:00

Dave Kerpen...From Modest Beginnings To Entrepreneurial Superstar!

1/5/2024
Dave Kerpen...Serial Entrepreneur, Global Keynote Speaker, Best Selling Author, VC Investor, Husband, and Father! Dave Kerpen started his journey with nothing, putting himself through college as a vendor selling cracker jacks (not hot dogs or beer) at the Boston Garden and Fenway Park. As an unbelievable salesman and marketer even back then, he was making $1,000 a game. He had a sponsored wedding, convincing businesses to donate everything from flowers to the venue, and at the end of the day was able to donate $20,000 to charity. In 2006 while teaching Dave, along with the help of his wife Carrie, started Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses, as well as Likeable Media. They were a great success and were catapulted onto the rest of their career. Fast forward and today Dave and Carrie have their hands in a great number of businesses. Dave is among the most popular writers in LinkedIn’s Influencer program, one of the most-read contributors for Inc.com , and has been featured by CNBC, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the TODAY Show, the New York Times, and more. Dave has close to 700,000 followers on LinkedIn, although for marketing he views TikTok and Instagram as the social media outlets of choice. Asked what he attributes his success to, and one of the keys is to think outside of the box. In other words, if you have a great idea that may be outside of the mainstream you should pursue it. Our conversation touched on many areas including... Dave's most recent endeavors include the book 'Normal', Kip.ai, and Apprentice (https://chooseanapprentice.com/). He can be reached at dave@likeable.com ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:19:32

Father Peter Pomposello...Priest, Paratrooper, and Pathfinder! Do You Ever Wonder?

12/27/2023
Do You Ever Wonder is a production of Hallmark Abstract Service and is hosted by CEO Michael Haltman. Hallmark Abstract Service provides title insurance for your New York State commercial and residential real estate transactions. ______________________________________________________________________ Father Peter Pomposello...Priest, Paratrooper, and Pathfinder! Do You Ever Wonder? Starting his career in the Reserve Officer Training Corps and as a schoolteacher, Father Peter spent much of his time at Our Lady, Queen of Peace on Staten Island, and at the age of 28 decided to dedicate his life to serving the Lord in the Eucharist. Now he has been in the Army for 8 years as a priest first and a soldier second! However getting to the Archdiocese for the Military Services in the first place required the permission of his bishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan who graciously gave it to him. He has been deployed to combat zones in Iraq and Syria, and has jumped out of planes with paratroopers in Alaska. In his far-reaching role in the Army, Father Peter has also had to say prayers for soldiers who died in combat, blessing their bodies before they made their ‘angel flight’ home to their family and loved ones for their funerals. Father Peter also serves the U.S. Army in the role of priest recruiter. His mission is to bring more Catholic priests and seminarians to serve as chaplains in the Army and Army Reserves. Currently, only 90 priests are serving in the military, with another 310 needed. The conversation touched many subjects, not the least of which is the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, coupled with the severe moral injury likely being experienced by a great many soldiers. This subject led us to the Heroes To Heroes Foundation, where podcast host Michael Haltman serves as Board Chair. HTH deals with U.S. soldiers suffering moral injury, with Team journeys to Israel a key part of the mission's success. If you would like to reach Father Peter Pomposello his email address is Priestrecruitereast@gmail.com. ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:37:17

Networking 2024...Remember That It's A Contact Sport!

12/26/2023
Do You Ever Wonder About The Art Of Networking? Meet Cleon Cox! Networking, for anyone with a career, is a key part of business development! It's how we truly get to know people and, as importantly, all of the people that the person we are speaking with knows. Of course, COVID brought virtual networking to the forefront which at the time was a blessing. Without it, business would have to to a virtual standstill. But, because meeting virtually has become so easy, even post-COVID many people prefer it. It certainly cuts down on travel costs and travel time but, there is no comparison to in-person meetings. Watching and speaking from small squares on a computer screen can never take the place of being face-to-face. We spoke with Cleon Cox, the 'Networking Whisperer', who is a motivational speaker and expert in the fine art of networking. When you walk into a room how do you break into groups of people speaking together that you do not know? How much research should you try and do before you go to an event? Needing to be intentional when choosing the events you will attend. And much more! ___________________________________________________ Interested in visiting a business development group in the New York City area that meets both in-person and virtually? The meetings are on Wednesday mornings from 7-8:30 AM. If you would like to learn more let Do You Ever Wonder host Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: / @doyoueverwonder943 Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.co... Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. ______________________________________________

Duration:00:38:45

Do You Ever Wonder About Incredible Success In Real Estate Driven By Social Media? Meet Gogo Bethke!

12/18/2023
Gogo Bethke...Marketer extraordinaire in a real estate market that's screaming for creativity and innovation! Gogo Bethke came to America in 2008 speaking little to no English, in search of the American dream! In 2011 she fell into becoming a real estate agent, shunning the traditional ways of prospecting for clients that include sending postcards, knocking on doors, and stuffing flyers in mailboxes. Instead, Gogo chose the path of utilizing social media to grow her footprint and reach. Initially not understanding the use of hashtags, she would meet with local real estate experts for coffee and tag everyone involved including the coffee shop. From that standing start, the rest is history as Gogo is the #1 social media marketer in Michigan, #16 in the United States, and was on the Success Magazine Top 125 Most Influential People list last year. With 80,000 Instagram followers, Gogo drives over 1MM+ hits each month, and at EXP Realty she has amassed a Team of more than 1,200 agents nationwide and around the world. She brings incredible value add to her Teammates with Masterminds, Training Events, Gogos Bootcamp, and more. Gogo is driven, ambitious, innovative, analytical, generous with her time and knowledge, and an entrepreneur who keeps her eyes on the prize! For anyone interested in reaching out to Gogo, you can find her on... Instagram: / gogosrealestate LinkedIn: / gogobethke YouTube: / @uce1nwirdhtwskk4ez4gtwbg Website: https://www.gogobethke.com/ ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: / @doyoueverwonder943 Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.co... Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. ______________________________________________

Duration:00:36:06

Jack Barsky - Do You Ever Wonder About The Life Of A Former Soviet KGB Agent?

12/8/2023
Meet Jack Barsky...Former Soviet Union KGB Spy Turned American Citizen! In the 1970s and 1980s, the world was a dangerous place. Fast forward to 2023 and the world remains a dangerous place that feels like it is on fire! In this episode of Do You Ever Wonder history meets current events... Do You Ever Wonder welcomes Jack Barsky who was born in East Germany, recruited by and served for 10 years as an elite KGB spy in the United States living in the shadows, and was called back but because of the love of his young daughter risked death by staying. Jack is now a U.S. citizen who has been the subject of a 60 Minutes segment in 2015, wrote Deep Undercover, and narrates The Agent that's a 12-part audio drama of his life. In this politically agnostic (at least the attempt was made to be agnostic) episode Jack and Do You Ever Wonder host Mike Haltman discuss a wide variety of issues that look at the Cold War history of the Soviet Union and the current state of the world. Some of the topics include... - The Agent can be found here: https://link.chtbl.com/TheAgent - Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Undercover-Tangled-Allegiances-America/dp/1496416821 - Jack's website: https://jackbarsky.com/ ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:43:17

LinkedIn Top Sales Voice Unveiled: Navigating B2B Success With Leslie Venetz On The Do You Ever Wonder Podcast!

12/7/2023
Truth Be Told We Are All Salespeople! While some may argue with that premise, the reality is that in every aspect of our lives whether business or personal we are selling. It may be a product, an idea, or even ourselves, but there is some amount of selling that will be involved. With that in mind meet Leslie Venetz, founder of the firm Sales Team Builder, who's a LinkedIn Top Voice in Sales (33,000 followers) and a renowned B2B coach and trainer. Before starting Sales Team Builder Leslie had 15 years of experience as a top-performing B2B sales professional and people leader. In other words, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the table for her clients. As a three-time Head of Sales Leslie is passionate about partnering with organizations that are committed to building inclusive, buyer-centric sales teams. In the time that Leslie spent with Do You Ever Wonder host Mike Haltman, many subjects and topics were covered. After listening, if you would like to reach out to Leslie, she can be reached at... Email: Leslie@InsideSalesTeamBuilder.com Website: https://insidesalesteambuilder.com/ ___________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Do you have a great story to tell? Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:37:52

The World's Top CRE Broker Growth Coach, Rod Santomassimo, On The Do You Ever Wonder Podcast!

11/9/2023
Attention Commercial Real Estate Brokers( and anyone else in sales)! The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is thrilled to present a discussion with Rod Santomassimo, founder of The Massimo Group and known as the World's Top CRE Broker Growth Coach. How do I know World's Best is the right moniker for Rod? Because he has in the past, and continues in the present, to work with some of the most successful commercial real estate brokers of all time. One name that comes to mind is Bob Knakal, affectionately known as The GOAT by his peers! As a matter of fact, Do You Ever Wonder had the opportunity to speak with Bob here https://youtu.be/9Vv0jZIZykk?si=PyBV8.... The conversation with Rod was freewheeling and touched on many subjects, not least among them were eight words that help to describe a successful broker who is in a position to grow and thrive... Aspiration Motivation Gratification Inspiration Visualization Perspiration Differentiation (no) Isolation! Prior to the podcast taping Do You Ever Wonder host Mike Haltman reached out to Waldo Waldman, a friend and colleague of Rod Santomassimo. Waldo, extremely impressive in his own right as a former F-16 fighter pilot, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and best-selling author, had this to say about Rod... 'Rod is one of the most committed business people I know. He's somebody always seeking to grow both personally and professionally. And what makes Rod even more unique is his commitment to his relationships. He never rests on his laurels and always stays hungry.' A catchphrase that Rod uses is that knowing isn't doing (the title of one of his four books) and that it is critical to turn chaos and confusion into clarity and confidence. If after listening to this episode you would like to learn more about Rod and The Massimo Group, you can find them in the following places... Website: https://massimo-group.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MassimoGroup Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themassimogr... ___________________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy, We Protect! Watch Title Insurance...The Movie (not yet Rotten Tomatoes rated) here: https://youtu.be/5p_46QQbS9Y?si=72oIHHQs0pkUF98a Questions about New York title insurance or the real estate transaction process? Let us know at Hallmark Abstract Service at (646) 741-6101 or send us an email at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:34:14

Do You Ever Wonder About Online Dating? Meet The Founders Of AI And Face-Based Scimatch!

10/20/2023
'Yanina and Viktoryia Strylets C-Founded The Online Dating Platform Scimatch! So in the world of dating apps, what makes Scimatch different than Match, Tinder, Coffee Meets Bagels, or any of the many other apps that exist on the internet? Scimatch utilizes a combination of AI technology, an algorithm that is continuously learning, and social science to determine how compatible two people might actually be. The tagline? Let Science Guide Your Heart! Scimatch seeks to connect people based on their quantified measure of chemistry. 'The app was launched last year by sisters Yanina and Viktoryia Strylets, who are data science and computer science graduates respectively. It's based on a study into the correlation between facial images and the five main self-reported personality characteristics — neuroticism, extroversion, openness, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. (Business Insider) So have you ever wondered what frustrates you most about online dating? Is it the absence of real connections, the constant swiping, the pressure to craft a flawless bio, or the disappointment of not getting matches? The Scimatch goal is to eliminate the hassle of time-consuming profiles, lengthy questionnaires, and impersonal algorithms. SciMatch is a revolutionary app that employs science to connect users with authentic, like-minded individuals, making it easier to find someone who complements each one's personality. SciMatch believes that relationship compatibility is more than two people who like the same foods or sports. It is how you get along as a couple, in other words how your personality traits align. That is why we created a highly efficient and easy way of matching people based on their personalities using just a single selfie.' Users upload a selfie and ask A.I. Ruby to calculate their compatibility with potential connections. The face-reading algorithm will analyze the two user’s faces and identify personality traits on each one that mesh well with potential romantic partners, while also highlighting opposite traits. The app can be found in the Apple App Store here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scimatch-ai-dating/id1551001355 or on Google Play here https://scimatch.com/request_android. Visit the App website here: https://scimatch.com/ ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:33:54

Do You Ever Wonder? New York Yankees Strength and Performance Coach Turned C-Suite Executive Coach, Dana Cavalea!

10/18/2023
Play Like A Champion Each And Every Day! It's valid anytime, but particularly during the current time, business leaders must keep their eyes on the proverbial prize. Enter Coach Dana Cavalea, now an executive coach for C-Suite executives, who served as Director of Performance/ Head Performance Coach for the New York Yankees, helping lead the team to a World Series Championship in 2009. In the context of playing like a champion every day, imagine the level of performance that the Coach brought to bear, answering to GM Brian Cashman and the Steinbrenner Family. In this episode, the Coach and I spoke about many things including... In a nutshell, what Coach Dana Cavalea brings to the party for executives is the following... After working with so many clients over the years, I realized the ones that were able to obtain and maintain the highest levels of success were the ones who were truly committed to both the short AND long game.... The person that was looking for overnight wins, overnight success, and a quick fix never made it big... (in anything they did).... Sometimes they shot to the top of their game like a rocket... but eventually they ended up falling backwards pretty hard... On the other hand, those who were able to grow year over year both personally and professionally, they understood the Power of Coaching and the Power of Process... You see, it is not a question of whether you CAN or CAN'T do something.... It is more of a questions of whether you CAN do something consistently with focus, confidence, and without burning yourself out in an attempt to create greatness... What is Coach Dana Cavalea all about... 1. Getting You Started Towards Your Passion & Goals 2. Motivating YOU daily with the tools to get after it! 3. Coaching You Towards Your Mission, Vision, and Goals.. 4. Holding You Accountable so You CAN'T Quit... 5. Supporting You When You Really Need It... Reach the Coach here: https://danacavalea.com/ ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractl

Duration:00:38:30

Do You Ever Wonder How To Touch Your Clients And Prospects*? Colin Drummond, AKA 10G Colin, Can Help!

10/16/2023
Who Is Colin Drummond, AKA 10G Colin? Let's take a look at some of the things he has done and the trails that he's blazed... While this list is all well and good, Colin Drummond may be in his most valuable role for those who want to expand their reach, brand, client loyalty, and growth in their particular marketplace. Colin is a self-described 'Attention Specialist', at his company VRPP Media. The letters in the name stand for Video, Report, Produce, and Publish. He is a huge believer in the ideas of collaboration and self-belief, with the following as the core of his belief system: Anyone in business knows the value of creating true fans of your brand, a focus of VRPP Media. The value of social media over legacy media is that you are creating True Fans. Social media allows for reach, establishing trust, and the longevity of your content. Finally, while becoming the proverbial 'media darling' can have its pros and cons, Colin can help you achieve this as well. *In a non-HR violation way! (from the title) Visit Colin at LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/10gcolin/ ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:33:48

Mortgage Rates Are Quickly Approaching 8%! As A Homebuyer Do You Ever Wonder What To Do?

10/2/2023
With Mortgage Rates Moving Higher, And With No End In Sight, What Is A Homebuyer Supposed To Do? We posed this question to Ralph DiBugnara, a Senior VP and Retail Division Leader with Cardinal Financial (https://www.cardinalfinancial.com/loan-originator/ralph-dibugnara/). In addition to that role, Ralph is the Founder of Home Qualified, a digital real estate resource for buyers, sellers, and real estate agents. Ralph is a mortgage banker with an eye on the millennial demographic, and a reputation as a media liaison who is redefining the role of the banker in today’s buyer-centric real estate market. One key point that Ralph mentioned during our discussion is that's very important for homebuyers, shellshocked by the quick and severe upward move in mortgage rates, to remember the old adage that you Marry The House, and Date The Rate! Simply, this phrase means that mortgage rates are fluid and will go down at some point in the future when a homeowner can refinance. The house of your dreams, however, may only come along once in a lifetime. We touched on many other topics during this episode, including tools and strategies for current owners, residential builders, and prospective buyers. If you would like to reach Ralph... Call him here: 201.500.9612 Email him here: ralph.dibugnara@cardinalfinancial.com ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:28:29

Do You Ever Wonder How Office Landlords Innovate To Fill Their Space? Meet BGO’s Rob Naso!

9/21/2023
HEY TENANT...WHAT DO YOU WANT? If you're a commercial office landlord with spaces to fill, that is the million-dollar question! For tenants, options in New York City (and most everywhere else) for office space abound from new construction A-level properties on down, with owners needing to offer a variety of concessions to lure companies in. How About An Office Innovation...MIRO BGO, formerly known as BentallGreenOak, developed MIRO or move-in ready offices. It was designed 'to help the landlord commune with tenants to create offices that are ready to work for them from day one'. Do You Ever Wonder had the opportunity to speak with Rob Naso, a BGO managing partner and head of its U.S. asset management. We spoke about the issues faced by BGO by the work-from-home concept focused on work/lifestyle balance that has left many companies wanting to downsize. The competition office building owners face due to 14 million square feet of new modern office space soon to be on the market, but at the same time, the benefit of 1/2 the office space in New York City being obsolete. All of this in the face of an office vacancy rate in NYC of 22.7% in August. BGO has been using the concept of MIRO to deliver pre-builts that are “tech- and hybrid-enabled, emphasizing human-centric design to encourage adaptability, wellness, and collaboration.” 'Suites range from 1,000 to 18,000 square feet. Tenants also share access to what BGO is calling “amenity centers” that would include town hall space and various perks such as a wellness center and food options. Lease lengths depend on tenant needs'. (Commercial Observer) BGO is in 14 countries across a variety of commercial property classes, but 685 Third Avenue, near Grand Central Terminal, is one of their properties in NYC where the MIRO concept can be seen and leased. To reach BGO with any inquiries, contact Sam Buckley, Executive Vice President, Leasing, at the information below... W: (212) 359-7835 M: (201) 390-7559 E: Sam.Buckley@BGO.com ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:23:50

Have Small NYC Multifamily Owners Been Screwed By The System? Do You Ever Wonder?

9/16/2023
For 70%, What Happens When Rental Income = $0? 70% of multifamily building owners in New York City are not the 'fat cats' that many people think of when looking at the Super Tall apartment buildings now dotting the NYC skyline! 70% are considered 'small' owning one or two buildings, with under 50 units. And then we have an owner like one of today's guests who came here from Britain and owns one rental unit on Staten Island. And, were it not for her incredible fortitude and work ethic, she would have lost that property. Our two guests... Meet Emily Barlow: A landlord of one unit with a tenant who did not pay rent and refused to vacate the property since 2019. Emily worked 100 hours a week to fulfill her obligations on the right side of the equation below and fought for eviction in a court system that tends to be very tenant-friendly. Meet Ann Korchak: Ann is also the owner of a multifamily building in Manhattan that has been affected by the overall political, legislative, court, and Covid mandates enacted by NYC and NYS. Ann is also the President of SPONY, the Small Property Owners of New York which is an advocacy group with about 600 members. The Simple Multifamily Formula Rent - Expenses = Net Operating Income (NOI) Mortgage Insurance Utilities Taxes Maintenance So what happens to landlords like Emily when the rent becomes $0 and yet the expenses still need to be paid or else the building could be lost? Certainly, during Covid some help was available for some through programs like ERAP (Emergency Rental Assistance Program), but in many ways, she was on her own. Owner Headwinds Legislative: Laws that seem benign and good for tenants may ultimately work in reverse if building conditions are allowed to decline. One law that comes to mind is the NYS 2019 Housing Stability & Tenant Protect Act which put serious restrictions on owners vis a vis rent increases and benefits for doing renovations on apartments and common spaces. Another, for buildings greater than 25,000 sq. ft., is NYC Local Law 97. Good Cause Eviction being bandied about in Albany is another piece of legislation that would be detrimental for owners (Do You Ever Wonder spoke with Alexander Lycoyannis about Good Cause Eviction here https://youtu.be/1qlQwRabW54?si=2mbs1VHpkOQe2dN8). Political: For politicians in New York State and New York City who will typically pander to one side or the other in a conflict/dispute, there are many more tenants than there are landlords giving some clue to which side of the argument they will be on. COVID-19: Rent/eviction moratoriums were necessary for some, but for the landlords their bills (see above) still had to be paid! Courts: Actually trying to evict whether during Covid or at any other time, the courts tend to be very tenant-friendly. Have your own story to tell? Let us know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. ________________________________________________ Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ

Duration:00:37:24

Do You Ever Wonder How To Grow Your Business Using YouTube And Other Media?

9/1/2023
Grow Your Business! Sounds Good But How? And, can you grow a business when the economy is less than stellar? In other words, Do You Ever Wonder How To Grow Your Business Using The Incredible Number Of Marketing Options And Tools Available? As the host of this podcast, but also as the owner of Hallmark Abstract Service, Mike Haltman certainly does! But, how do you know which ones to use that will give your specific business the most bang for the buck AND, more importantly, the most potential for success? Do You Ever Wonder had the great opportunity to speak with the CEO of Windfall Media, Sal Conca, about the ways that a business owner can grow the business using the many marketing options, and choosing the right ones! The bottom line is that the process is not an easy or necessarily quick one, but as Sal said 'fine-tuning your brand's message, creating stunning visuals that tell a story, and developing a funnel that builds a trusting relationship takes time and expertise'. And, Sal Conca has got that expertise! Listen to what Sal has to say, and if you have any questions for him, he can be reached at: Email: sal@salconca.com Website: https://windfall.media/contact/ ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let Mike Haltman know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy Real Estate, We Protect It! Read the article 'Are New York Title Insurance Providers All The Same?’ here, https://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com/?p=10321. Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101 or at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

Duration:00:33:30

Do You Ever Wonder About Producing/Directing A Television Series? Meet Valerie Smaldone!

8/17/2023
Divine Renovation, The Series! Valerie Smaldone, along with Monty Hobbs and Matthieu Chazareix, are producers of the series Divine Renovation starring Erik Estrada. Divine Renovation is a spirited television series that provides home enhancements for individuals and families in need. They utilize the help of skilled professionals and volunteers to make homes and outdoor spaces easier to navigate, Divine Renovation brings together neighbors, not for profits, houses of worship and businesses to join in the effort, proving that people still really do care. In addition to home enhancements, Divine Renovation supplies a spiritual uplift in each episode: from a live musician to a surprise birthday party, from a yoga lesson to a chef. Hosted by television icon Erik Estrada, Divine Renovation's motto is “small fixes can make big miracles." Valerie has an incredibly diverse background that includes being a long-time on-air voice at 106.7 Lite FM. She is an actress who can be seen on shows like Blue Bloods, does voice-overs, has worked with Boomer Esiason, reported from the Tony Awards, is the Voice of God MC at the Clinton Global Initiative, among many other impressive endeavors! Valerie also directed and produced the film The Thursday Night Club, starring music icon Gloria Gaynor and with music provided by Carmine Appice that included advocacy for the Bone Marrow registry Be The Match. The Thursday Night Club begins with a provocative dinner with a very special man, that leads five college best friends to embark on a series of charitable projects that not only change the lives of those around them but change their lives as well. In a nutshell, Valerie's career is focused on providing uplifting content with a message of hope, inspiration, spirituality, and giving back. Divine Renovation can be seen here: https://tubitv.com/series/300000735/divine-renovation The Thursday Night Club can be seen here: https://www.thethursdaynightclub.com/ ________________________________________________ Please subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder using the two links below, and don't be shy about sharing the links with your friends. Subscribe on your favorite streaming platform here: https://areyouwondering.buzzsprout.com/share Subscribe to Do You Ever Wonder on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzmL4Yaump_9Q7tMSChDoUQ Be Our Guest! Are you interested in appearing as a guest on the Do You Ever Wonder podcast? Let us know at mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com. The Do You Ever Wonder podcast is brought to you by New York title insurance provider Hallmark Abstract Service, and hosted by its CEO Mike Haltman. _______________________________________________ Hallmark Abstract Service...You Buy, We Protect! Read the article 'Are New York Title Insurance Providers All The Same?’ here, https://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com/?p=10321. Questions about the podcast, NY title insurance, or the RE transaction process? Let Hallmark Abstract Service know at (646) 741-6101.

Duration:00:29:46