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Do you ever wonder about 'stuff'? Things that you hear about, read about or watch something about, that makes you ask the question...How did that happen, how is that done, why does that work, etc?For example: - How does a 60-story building in Manhattan stand without falling over?- What is it that makes a wildly successful entrepreneur tick?- What drives a woman to start a 501(c)(3) with a mission to prevent death by suicide in the American military veteran community?- Or, how is a real estate empire built? Welcome to ‘Do You Ever Wonder?’ with your Host Mike Haltman, CEO of Hallmark Abstract Service. This is the podcast that will answer our listeners questions about many of the things in our lives we've always wanted to know more about but, may not have had the expert to ask! Our guests who are experts in their chosen fields, will enlighten us about subjects ranging from real estate, entrepreneurship, career, science, philanthropy and of course issues we all face in life!Presented by Hallmark Abstract Service and hosted by CEO Mike Haltman, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride on our information superhighway.

Do You Ever Wonder?...With Your Host Mike Haltman Michael Haltman

    • Business
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Do you ever wonder about 'stuff'? Things that you hear about, read about or watch something about, that makes you ask the question...How did that happen, how is that done, why does that work, etc?For example: - How does a 60-story building in Manhattan stand without falling over?- What is it that makes a wildly successful entrepreneur tick?- What drives a woman to start a 501(c)(3) with a mission to prevent death by suicide in the American military veteran community?- Or, how is a real estate empire built? Welcome to ‘Do You Ever Wonder?’ with your Host Mike Haltman, CEO of Hallmark Abstract Service. This is the podcast that will answer our listeners questions about many of the things in our lives we've always wanted to know more about but, may not have had the expert to ask! Our guests who are experts in their chosen fields, will enlighten us about subjects ranging from real estate, entrepreneurship, career, science, philanthropy and of course issues we all face in life!Presented by Hallmark Abstract Service and hosted by CEO Mike Haltman, it’s time to sit back and enjoy the ride on our information superhighway.

    Poker Divas Founder Ellen Leikind On Using Poker Skills To Excel In Your Business!

    Poker Divas Founder Ellen Leikind On Using Poker Skills To Excel In Your Business!

    Who's Got All of the Chips? It Could Be You!
    Do You Play Poker Or, Have You Never Played Poker? 

    The reality is that it doesn't matter!
    Become better at your business through the skills of poker!
    Interested? Then 'Do You Ever Wonder?' has got an episode for you!
    Our special guest, Ellen Leikind, created Poker Divas to teach how the skills necessary to be a great poker player, are many of the same skills that will allow all of us to strive to reach our full potential in business!

    Ellen's background includes entrepreneurship, corporate innovation, marketing positions for various companies AND as author of 'Poker Woman - How to win at love, life and business using the principles of poker'.

    When asked she will tell you that 'I'm not a poker player, but a businesswoman who learned how the game of poker could enhance my professional performance!'

    We spoke about how the game of poker can teach Teams to...
    Create a culture where everyone is encouraged to participate,Gain insights into each other’s personalities and motivations,Look beyond politics, position, culture, and educational level,Shift perceptions  and reduce unconscious bias,Connect and discover what they have in common, andHave a great time and learn life long business lessons.
    Law firms can have a CLE tailored for them that uses poker to drill down on negotiation and even business development techniques.

    We also discussed the newly developed B.O.L.D. System Course for becoming a Master Negotiator (TheBoldSystemCourse.com).

    All in all the 30-minutes with Ellen went by very quickly, and as the owner of a business, in addition to hosting Do You Ever Wonder, one of my plans for the new year is now to take advantage of the tools that Ellen and PokerDivas.com can teach both myself and my employees.

    During the episode you will get Ellen's contact info, but it is provided below as well...

    Website: PokerDivas.com
    Website: TheBoldSystemCourse.com/
    Email: ellen@pokerdivas.com

    Your Humble Host...
    Mike Haltman, CEO
    Hallmark Abstract Service
    Board Chair, Heroes To Heroes Foundation

    • 30 min
    Stuart Gelb of The Liquidity Source on 'Outside of the Box' Commercial Real Estate Funding

    Stuart Gelb of The Liquidity Source on 'Outside of the Box' Commercial Real Estate Funding

    Commercial Real Estate Loans For The Imperfect New York Borrower!

    The A Borrower

    For the Classic A borrower that  goes to the bank for a loan, either a refinance or money for a commercial real estate purchase, all of their ducks will be in a row. Their credit score is high, they have money in the bank and the building in question is in great shape in terms of both occupancy and revenue. Net operating income justifies the loan amount and the debt service coverage ration (DSCR) that's calculated for the loan is right in the banks sweet-spot! It's an underwriting slam dunk!

    The Imperfect Borrower

    Particularly now in the age of Covid-19, both borrower and building may unfortunately be dinged-up! The potential borrower's FICO score and asset base likely have been negatively impacted, while the building in question that was solid pre-pandemic, has lost tenants or has tenants in place who aren't paying. Still, it's a great building with much potential.

    In many scenarios like the one above and others, there  are ways for The Imperfect Borrower to get a loan. They simply need to be speaking with a commercial finance professional who takes the time to get to know both the people involved and the back story of the loan scenario. The professional will quickly learn why the borrower is being shutout from the lenders only looking for A-loan scenarios and what some alternative solutions may be. And the alternative loans are not 'hard money' in the classic sense, but would be in the neighborhood of 1% or so higher than the A financing.

    Enter tonight's guest Stuart Gelb, President of The Liquidity Source and a seasoned pro successfully helping borrowers get the financing they so badly need.

    Tonight Stuart talks about the market, his expertise in getting loans to the finish line, the multitude of lenders he has close relationships with and how for many years he has successfully been helping The Imperfect Borrower.

    Enjoy the discussion, let us know if you have any thoughts or questions, and Stuart's contact information is below for anyone with a scenario they would like to run by him.

    Enjoy Listening!

    Mike Haltman, CEO
    Hallmark Abstract Service
    Board Chair, Heroes To Heroes Foundation
    mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com
    https://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com

    Stuart Gelb, President
    The Liquidity Source
    stuart@theliquiditysource.com
    https://theliquiditysource.com/

    • 28 min
    Introduction to 'Do You Ever Wonder Hosted by Mike Haltman'

    Introduction to 'Do You Ever Wonder Hosted by Mike Haltman'

    'Do You Ever Wonder Hosted by Mike Haltman' : The podcast that will answer your questions about a wide variety of topics you've always wondered about!

    Topics will include story's about business, entrepreneurship, sports, science, real estate, career and much more.

    Is there a topic that's been on your mind lately? A question that you've always wanted answered? A person whose journey you have always wanted to know more about? Or, maybe you're just curious about a whole lot of different things.

    The purpose and goal of 'Do You Ever Wonder Hosted by Mike Haltman', is to bring you the answers in a 20-minute interview format with the people who can provide us with the information.

    Want to reach us and let us know what it is that's on your mind? Send us an email at info@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

    See you soon.

    • 9 min

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