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March 8, 2022 37 mins

Barry Habib, "Procrastination is a Thief", Founder and CEO at MBS Highway, shares his story on Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind with Michael Valdes Podcast #214

Barry Habib is the CEO of MBS Highway. He is the best-selling author of "Money in the Streets" and had his own show on CNBC for 13 years focused on the mortgage business. He has the honor of winning the "Crystal Ball Award" three times from Zillow for correctly predicting the markets. Barry also had great success in the entertainment industry as the lead producer of "Rock of Ages" on Broadway and Criss Angel's "Mindfreak" in Vegas.

He was incredibly generous with the lessons he shared on this podcast and it was one of my favorite to date.

More About Barry Habib: 

Barry Habib is an American entrepreneur, mortgage industry executive, bestselling author, and founder and CEO of MBS Highway. Barry is also a well known professional speaker and TV commentator on the Mortgage and Real Estate markets.

Habib is a General Partner and Lead producer of Rock of Ages, which ran for 6 years on Broadway; the 27th longest running show in Broadway history.

Barry created MBS Highway to help interpret and forecast activity in the mortgage rate and bond markets. Habib previously founded, built and sold several successful businesses including Mortgage Market Guide. CMPS, Certified Mortgage Associates, and Healthcare Imaging Solutions.

Barry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author for his book, Money in the Streets, a never-ending testament of how overpowering negative forces leads to living our greatest potential. As Tony Robbins has said, "Barry has taught and inspired many people as a speaker, and now in his new book, he's able to reach and positively influence the lives of many more."

He has appeared regularly on Fox Business Network Fox Business Network and CNBC Networks, including his Monthly Mortgage Report show, which ran for 13 years on Squawk Box.

About Michael Valdes:

Michael Valdes is the President of eXp Global. He is currently the only Latino President of a publicly traded real estate company in the country (Nasdaq: EXPI). In his first year of joining, he has led a team that has opened 12 countries in 12 months without ever getting on a plane which is a feat that has never been done in the industry. This model has successfully touched the lives of thousands of people across the globe and given them an opportunity to change their lives.

Michael was the former Senior Vice President of Global Servicing for Realogy Corporation. In that role he oversaw the international servicing platform for all Realogy brands including Century 21, Coldwell Banker, ERA, Better Homes & Garden, Corcoran, Climb and Sotheby’s International Realty in 113 countries. He had been with Realogy in a variety of roles for 15 years. Prior to that, Mr. Valdes was Director of Private Banking at Deutsche Bank for a decade where he oversaw a book of business of just under $1 billion. He has the distinction of being the first Director in the United States of Latino descent.

Mr. Valdes is the Chair of the AREAA Global Advisory Board and co-host of the 2020 AREAA Global Luxury Summit. He is also a current member of the NAHREP Corporate Board of Governors. Additionally, he is a the Executive Chair of eXp Latino and former member of the Realogy Diversity Board as well as the Executive Chair of the ONE VOZ, Hispanic ERG. He is a former Board Member of Mount Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach as well as the Shanti Organization in San Francisco. Michael was also a Board Member of Pink & Blue for 2, an organization started by Olivia Newton-John to promote breast and prostate cancer awareness.

Michael is also the host of "The Global Luxury Real Estate Mastermind" podcast which focuses on interviewing global leaders in the industry. It is currently distributed in over 90 countries and has over 10 million impressions. He is also a current member of the Forbes Real Estate Advisory Council.

He currently resides in New York City and has a home in Miami.

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