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Business Links of Interest for Christmas Week 2014!

business santa clause

With Christmas a mere two days away and 2014 coming up fast, one or more of these articles will hopefully prove helpful as we plan our business strategies for the New Year!

Attract more real estate clients by eliminating tolerations, practicing extreme self-care – Read more about toleration avoidance or those little distractions that sometimes distract us from the greater task at hand!

Get it Done: 35 Habits of the Most Productive People (Infographic) – Because who amongst us doesn’t want to be more productive?

Nation’s Law Schools See Lowest Enrollment Since 1975 – Less than 40,000 for the first time in over 40 years!

Which charity? – If your business is considering becoming involved with a specific charitable cause in 2014, these are some insights that may help.

For questions about title insurance or to compare the title bill for your New York residential or commercial real estate purchase or refinance please visit Hallmark Abstract Service at http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com or send us an email at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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The ultimate in New York City living! (Photos)

new york city real estate

Very few Americans live life in the style that whoever buys this New York City townhouse has obviously grown, or will grow, accustomed to!

On the market with an asking price of $114MM it provides all of the luxury that any buyer could possibly imagine and then some!

But remember that $114MM is only the asking price and that you could come in at say $90MM to try and steal it!

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Photos courtesy of Curbed

For questions about title insurance or to compare the title bill for your New York residential or commercial real estate purchase or refinance please visit Hallmark Abstract Service at http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com or send us an email at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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Title Insurance New York, US rental market

Blackstone Group, the largest owner of rental homes in the United States! (Infographic)

The Blackstone Group LP, the world’s largest private equity firm, became the largest owner of rental homes in the U.S., acquiring 41,000 homes in the past two years.

In October, Blackstone offered the first-ever “rental-home-backed” security on Wall Street.

The bond is backed by just a fraction — 3,207 — of the rental properties owned by Blackstone. Monthly rent checks from the properties will be used to service the $479.1 million security.‘ (Source)

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Note: For questions about title insurance or to compare the title bill for your New York residential or commercial real estate purchase or refinance please visit Hallmark Abstract Service at http://www.hallmarkabstractllc.com or send us an email at orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com.

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Business, Title Insurance New York

Business Links of Interest for Monday, December 16, 2013!

2014

With this the final full week before Christmas and New Years it’s a good time to look ahead to 2014 and new strategies that we might be thinking about implementing or stories that may have an impact in one way or another on our business!

These links are to articles that may be of interest.

Starting the Year Right: Business Development Goals for Every Lawyer – While attorney’s are the target audience of this article, the advice can actually be applied to just about any business!

Listing appointment a prime opportunity to dispel pricing myths, learn true motivation for selling – Once again, while this article focuses on establishing rational pricing expectations for the sellers of real estate, in any business that’s not commodity in nature this process is critical, particularly for new prospects!

55+ Housing Market Confidence Is Breaking Records – As Baby Boomers continue the aging process (the alternative is not a particularly good one) it’s a positive sign for those of us approaching the milestone of age 55 that our options for housing will likely be expanding. At the same time for any number of businesses this growing market segment will provide an outstanding opportunity!

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Title Insurance New York

A short story about business and billing!

At Hallmark Abstract Service very little time is spent having to explain the fees that we charge for the title insurance portion of a New York State commercial or residential real estate purchase or refinance!

One reason for this is the fact that the premium charged for title insurance is fixed and will not vary from firm to firm.

The other reason is more company specific and has to do with the fact that the fees we charge for the non-premium expenses incurred with title insurance are among the lowest in the industry.

For attorney’s who have used other firms or for individuals comparing title bills that fact is clear.

For firms in other industry’s, however, discussions that revolve around billing may arise more often.

We received the following short story about this issue that we wanted to pass along.

The story goes by the name, ‘The Hammer‘!

‘There was a fishing ship in the North Atlantic sea whose engine had frozen up. Despite all the efforts put in by their employees to get the engine started, they couldn’t. They called in an expert to fix the engine.  

They flew him in by helicopter.

business management and justifying your bill

Once on the ship he was brought down to the engine room and inspects the problem.

He studies the engine, pulls out a little hammer from his pocket and bangs it firmly. The engine starts right away!

Everyone is baffled. The expert mails the bill in. title insurance new york and long island The CFO of the company is even more baffled when he gets a bill for $20,000.

He calls the expert and says: “We don’t think it is worth $20,000 for you to come in with a little hammer, bang the engine just once to get the engine started! That must be a very expensive hammer”.

The expert says: “Would you like me to itemize the bill for you?”

The CEO sternly says: “Yes, as a matter of fact, we would!”

Itemized Bill:

$5…………..Hammer

$19,995……Knowing where to strike it.

TOTAL: $20,000.’

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Business Links of Interest for Monday, December 9, 2013!

so little time

For many of us the phrase ‘So much to do and so little time’ rings very true!

And, as a result, we don’t always get to read or learn about topics that may not be specific to our business today and yet are important just the same!

The links below are to articles that may be of interest.

What is Bitcoin? (3-minute video)

Who is this marketing for?

Tips for becoming a market leader

7 Ways to Get Bloggers Buzzing About Your Brand

The 4 Silent Killers of Your Business

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