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Dinner with a Korean Friend: A Life Lesson You Can’t Fake

Back in my days of real estate sales, I had a certain Korean client who loved to play golf. I knew, or at least I assumed, his interest in our community had little to do with his prospects of buying a home. He was well aware that a ride through the neighborhood to look at homes culminated in a free round of golf. I saw it as a chance to sharpen my sales skills, so I would entertain his request. […]

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The Last Blog Post: A Story You Don’t Want to Miss

As I sat down to write this morning, I realized this would be the last day that my blog would be seen in its original format. Tomorrow, I will be relaunching www.mattham.com. With that thought, I wanted to write a quick farewell post. A ‘thank you’ to my readers as we prepared for a new chapter to begin. As I sat here thinking of how to encapsulate my feelings with grand words of gratitude, I started hearing my twins laughing […]

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The Haunting of the Waldorf Astoria

If you ever find yourself walking down Park Avenue in New York City, you’ll see two, gold-plated turnstiles under a brilliant lighted canopy. This is the iconic entrance that beckons you to enter the Waldorf Astoria. As you step into the lower lobby, a small staircase rises immediately in front of you, ushering you in. The short ascent leads to an ornate floor with decorative ceilings that are as captivating as you’d imagine. It’s not surprising that the hotel is the backdrop for countless films and star-studded gatherings. Outside the walls […]

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