Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Business continuity and disaster preparedness! (Reprint)



Given the damage and dislocation that has been cause in the northeast by Hurricane Sandy, businesses need to take the idea of disaster preparedness very seriously!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

HAS is pleased to announce our new underwriter, Chicago Title!



Important Hurricane Sandy Note: Although our home office has lost power Hallmark Abstract Service is open and available for any of your title needs. We can be reached by email (orders@hallmarkabstractllc.com) or by cellphone at either 516.521.3499 or 516.521.2363.

In recognition of a job well done!

Beginning November 1, 2012, Hallmark Abstract Service will be adding Chicago Title to our group of underwriters available for our clients commercial and residential real estate transactions!

This move represents the culmination of 4 years of tireless work by the employees of Hallmark Abstract Service during one of the most challenging periods in the history of the U.S. real estate market.

We are extremely grateful to those clients who have trusted us with their precious transactions during this period and pledge to maintain our high standards and dedication to you in the future.

For those who have never given Hallmark Abstract Service the opportunity to earn your business, we hope that you will consider that in the future.

We are always ready, willing and able to stop by any office in the downstate area to meet, learn about your business and tell you a little bit about the way in which HAS conducts ours.

Hallmark Abstract Service LLC

Michael Haltman, President
131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205
Jericho, New York 11753
516.741.4723 (P)
516.741.6838 (F)

Blog:         The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

At Hallmark Abstract Service, we work harder to make your closings easier!


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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Attorneys beware of this check scam!...The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

I received this article on a check scam that targets attorneys but that may be effective against any company that issues checks!

“The scam is very simple and involves the use of the technology that allows for the deposit of checks remotely (by using a cell phone or check scanner). I will use a real estate closing as an example, but any situation in which a company or person issues checks for any reason has the potential for this abuse.

Read the rest of the article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here


Monday, September 10, 2012

Is it worth shopping for title insurance in New York? You bet it is!...from The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

Read this article about saving money on your real estate closing costs at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

News about the mortgage interest deduction!



One of the critical pieces of any real estate investment, the mortgage interest deduction (MID), has always served as something of a bi-partisan political football!
For those who may be unfamiliar the MID allows homeowners to deduct the interest paid on their mortgage from taxable income (subject of course to certain IRS rules) making it one of the only tax breaks for a large number of Americans.
Read the full article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.
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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, Owner
516.741.4723 (O)
mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Business continuity and disaster preparedness!


How prepared is your business for an event that has the potential to shut you down, force a dislocation of key employees and/or potentially compromise your stored data?
Recently I had the good fortune to attend a presentation given by a gentleman whose expertise fell in this area that most of us are aware needs to be addressed but that typically isn’t. It’s kind of the business equivalent of estate planning for individuals...
Read the rest of the article at the new home of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Social media, ethics and the law


At the ABA Annual meeting in Chicago that finishes up today social media and ethics have a clear place on the agenda!
When it comes to communication with clients, prospective clients or colleagues anyone who is reading this article surely will understand that social media and other technology has changed the landscape for doing business...

Monday, July 23, 2012

A tutorial on some of the potential closing costs in a real estate transaction!


To learn about the potential closing costs involved in a residential or commercial real estate transaction, visit The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here to read our newest article!


At Hallmark Abstract Service our value proposition is to deliver on what it is that our clients expect from us each and every time that they trust us with one of their valuable transactions.
Service, attention to detail, fast turnaround times, willingness to go the extra mile and reasonable pricing on non-policy related fees are just some of the things we are focused 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 where 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, Owner
516.741.4723 (O)
mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com

Friday, July 13, 2012

What is the Hallmark Abstract Service Value Proposition?


Find out what the value proposition that Hallmark Abstract Service promises to its clients at the home of our new blog, The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Monday, July 9, 2012

How does your business handle a dissatisfied customer?

If you're a small business and you have an unhappy customer either due to something that was your fault or not, how you deal with them will help determine whether they remain a customer.

Here are five great tips! 

Read them all at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Is any publicity for your business good publicity?


The quote “Any publicity is good publicity” sounds about right if you are a struggling actor who is trying to get attention, but not necessarily such a good thing in the internet age when you’re running a business or law practice!

Read the article and learn some of the steps you need to take at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

An anniversary of sorts in the commercial real estate market!


One of our goals at Hallmark Abstract Service is to provide clients with information we hope they find timely, interesting, useful and that they potentially may be able to use with their own clients.

With that in mind, we wanted to offer an overview of commercial real estate finance and some of the issues surrounding what for many buyers is a time that's fraught with angst and anxiety.

The 5-year anniversary of their mortgage being originated!
Read the full article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

At Hallmark Abstract Service we take pride in the way that we conduct our business and in the continued level of satisfaction enjoyed by our clients.

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

Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
Michael Haltman, Owner
131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205
Jericho, New York 11753
516.741.4723 (P)
516.741.6838 (F)

Email:       mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com
Website:   Hallmark Abstract Service
Blog:         The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

At Hallmark Abstract Service, we work harder to make your closings easier!





Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whether it’s the law or another business, we all need a Personal Brand!


How well does your business differentiate itself from the competition? Read the article and then fill out the short questionnaire to find out! 

Read the article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Social Media and the Law (Firms)! at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

Social Media is a buzz word that is used constantly relating to any number of disparate uses!

For the purposes of this article, however, the specific use in question concerns lawyers and law firms.

Some are on the cutting edge of technology and the internet and have been using social media in their practice for some time.

Other may just now be arriving to the social media party with the feeling that while they’re not exactly sure its exact business purpose or of any surefire way to determine its quantifiable value, involvement in some form and on some level is likely necessary to keep pace with what competitors are doing.

That said the following article addresses this issue in a way that I hope you find valuable.

Read the article at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Monday, April 16, 2012


Hallmark Abstract Service is pleased to be able to offer our clients an introduction to a firm expert in reducing the monies due New York City for a variety of violations on commercial real estate.

Find the details at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Let Hallmark Abstract Service treat you like a newlywed!


Hallmark Abstract would like to compete for a place in the conversation when you are choosing a title insurance firm for a client’s transaction!

Read about it at the new blogging home of Hallmark Abstract Service, The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Hallmark Abstract Service LLC

Michael Haltman, Owner
131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205
Jericho, New York 11753
516.741.4723 (P)
516.741.6838 (F)

Email: mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com
Website: Hallmark Abstract Service
Blog: The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

At Hallmark Abstract Service, we work harder to make your closings easier!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Email marketing at law firms: Is it achieving the desired results?

Results of a study conducted by eLawMarketing titled “The State of Law Firm Email Marketing: Benchmarks, Trends, and Best Practices

Most of us use email marketing to some extent in our businesses making it critical to gauge whether it is actually achieving results that we expect as well as results that makes it cost-effective as a tool.

Read the entire article at the new blogging home of Hallmark Abstract Service, The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel, here!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Using LinkedIn to your best advantage!

Using LinkedIn for your practice or business!

Even before watching the AT&T commercial that asks the question about posting a video to Facebook, people in business were generally well aware of the critical importance of using social media to promote their company or practice.

Read the article and watch the SlideShare presentation at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Financing commercial real estate: Can you save any money on the process?

Financing commercial property isn’t what it used to be!

If you’re thinking about buying a commercial property the process, never easy, is that much more difficult now.

Assuming that you are able to locate a property and negotiate a price with the seller that will allow you to achieve what you envision the endgame for the transaction to be, now comes the most difficult and drawn-out process of the transaction...

Read the story at the new home of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel: http://bit.ly/ysHvVY

Hallmark Abstract Service LLC
Michael Haltman, Partner
131 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 205
Jericho, New York 11753
516.741.4723 (P)
516.741.6838 (F)

Email: mhaltman@hallmarkabstractllc.com
Website: Hallmark Abstract Service
Blog: The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

At Hallmark Abstract Service, we work harder to make your closings easier!


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Title insurance: Buyers do have a choice!

While not all buyers of real estate are aware that in New York State they can pick the title insurance provider they would like to work with, the fact is that they can!

Read the story at the new home of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel: http://bit.ly/ABEIWd

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hallmark Abstract Service Tri-State area housing survey (6 questions)


Hallmark Abstract Service New York State title insurance


Good afternoon:

While we have all been reading the anecdotal evidence indicating an improvement in the housing market, your answers to this short survey will help us to better understand the dynamics specific to the Tri-State area.

This information will be helpful whether your primary business directly involves the buying and selling of real estate or is through an associated industry such as property rentals, banking, finance or law.

Even if your business is unrelated to real estate your answers will be helpful because peoples perception of the market is a contributing factor to the actions they might take including the timing of a buy or sell decision.

Thanks for your participation.

To take the survey please visit The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel by clicking this link.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Problem solving for business!

Problem solving versus problem identification!

There is nothing more important to any business than attacking problems head on.

While few could argue with the validity of that statement some business leaders, accomplished as they may be at identifying problems, may be somewhat less than stellar at actually seeking out methods for solving them...

Read the story at The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel here.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hallmark Abstract Service wants to be your New York State title insurance provider


Find out more about who Hallmark Abstract Service is and the pledge that we make to our clients at the new home of The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel.

To find us simply click on the link below, and when you are there sign-up for email or feed delivery of our new articles.

The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A guide to business networking! (Video)



Visit The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel at its new home to read the article titled "A key to business network!"


"Because we all need to network …

Networking is, and has always been, a key component to growing a business. That’s true whether we are talking about a law firm or a dentist. New clients are the lifeblood of any business..."

Read the rest of the article and see the video here.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Does the way that employees park tell managers anything about morale?


To find out more about this theory please visit The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel at its new home here.

When you arrive, please sign-up for feed or email delivery of new articles in the right-hand column!

Mike Haltman, Partner

HALLMARK ABSTRACT SERVICE

“We work harder to make your closings easier!”

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