Business, commercial real estate, Long Island Commercial Real Estate Expo

Long Island Commercial Real Estate Expo

Long Island commercial real estate


Hallmark Abstract Service will be exhibiting at the Long Island Commercial Real Estate Expo being held March 12, 2013 at the Huntington Hilton!

Save The Date!

If you are an attorney, real estate related company or a building owner/investor and your business in any way revolves around the commercial real estate industry on Long Island, this event being held on March 12 promises to provide an enormous amount of invaluable information, resources and contact with some of the top minds in the real estate industry!

The panel discussion at the Executive Lunch alone is worth the price of admission, as the agenda below clearly shows!

Executive Lunch Panel!

Executive Business Lunch: Building a Stronger, Smarter & Safer Future
“Ground Level Perspectives From LI Experts”
12:30pm – 2:30pm Ballroom D

Keynote Address by: Kenneth Adams, Empire State Development (ESD) Pres. & CEO and Commissioner of the NYS Dept. of Economic Development

Moderated by: David Winzelberg, Long Island Business News

Michael Maturo, President, RXR Realty  LIPA Trustee
Donald Monti, CEO, Renaissance Downtowns
David Pennetta, President, Oxford & Simpson Realty
Russell Mathews, Executive VP, The Albanese Organization

More information will be provided as the event date gets closer!

In the meantime learn more and purchase tickets at the event website here: LICREE

Business, strategic planning, Title Insurance New York

New Year’s resolutions are out and New Year’s plans are in!

Hallmark Abstract Service New York Title Insurance

We all make New Year’s resolutions although unfortunately many of us subsequently fail to follow through on them!

While that may or may not be fine in our personal lives, this dropping of any one of the strategic balls when it comes to our business could definitely be detrimental to the 2013 results!

You know the ones that we made at the end of 2012! Resolutions to lose weight, start a company blog, begin an exercise regimen or maybe refocus our marketing plan to make it more relevant in a 2013 world.

The bottom-line is that whether we make these resolutions for our personal lives or for business, a basic probability is that the ball will be dropped soon after the Times Square ball is dropped on New Years Eve!

The following article from Weakonomics caught my eye and I wanted to share it here.

“Make Plans, Not Resolutions”

Now it’s 2013. If you’re like most people you sat at home last night and watched terrible TV then went to bed at 12:05. The 5% of people that posted something on Facebook to the contrary are trying to look sociable so people that are not will feel or think something. I don’t understand.

Anyway, most people don’t make resolutions but just about everyone talks about them. And no one is ever able to fulfil resolutions because they are basically empty promises. So if you’re going to try and make 2013 a better year, make plans, not resolutions.

The way most people make resolutions, it’s a weak promise to themselves. It’s really only followed by some type of hope that they will come true.

Plans on the other hand should be much more robust. Let’s use the classic example of losing weight. A resolution is just to lose it. A plan includes specific actions that will be taken, milestones, and even contingencies for unforeseen roadblocks.

For losing weight that would certainly include periodic weigh-ins and expectations for what the scale would say. It would also entail how the person will actually lose the weight. If it’s through exercise, then how and when the exercise will occur is important. Dieting is effective as well, but how it happens and when you’re allowed to cheat should be in the plan too.

If you really want to make a plan effective, share it with others. Publicly announce your plan to lose weight and empower those around you to check in and ask how things are going. This of course assumes you actually want to accomplish your plan. If you’re just wishing for a better year, then resolutions are certainly the way to go. Sometimes you might get lucky, and maybe your resolutions will come true. But it’s a lot more likely with a plan.

There’s nothing wrong with trying to make a new year better than the last. But it’s only going to happen if you make it happen. (Source)


At Hallmark Abstract Service our pledge to our clients is to deliver on 100% of what they expect from a title firm each and every time that they trust us with one of their valuable transactions.

Service, attention to detail, fast turnaround times, going the extra mile in every aspect of the transaction and reasonable pricing on non-policy related fees. These are just some of the things we focus on and that our clients have come to expect from us!

And that’s why we continue to earn their business, time and time again!

Call or email us today to set-up an appointment and we will come to your office, learn about the nuances of your practice and explain to you the way that we approach ours!

Mike Haltman, President

516.741.4723 (O)

Hallmark Abstract Service LLC