Tim Coutis

Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

Your Company Has Core Values — But What Are Yours?

By Tim Coutis / September 28, 2022
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When we hear the term “core values” we usually think about the core values of the company where we work. A company’s core values, in combination with its mission statement, provide not just a roadmap for goal-setting, but clear direction…

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Lawn Mowing Tips for Beginners

Lawn Mowing Tips for Beginners

By Tim Coutis / August 17, 2022
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Congratulations! You’ve just bought your first home and are finding yourself with a lawn to care for. If you’ve never mowed before, it’s not complicated — provided you have a good working knowledge of the basics of landscaping. Beginner Lawn…

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10 Things That Will Make You a Better Collaborator

By Tim Coutis / January 19, 2020
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Technology enables us to collaborate with people across the hall and around the world. Whether it’s software development or customer support, the ability to collaborate effectively is critical. As a loan officer, you work with real estate agents, title companies,…

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How to Combine Video and Your Love of Talking to Make Money

By Tim Coutis / January 18, 2020
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The beauty of the symbiotic relationship between loan officers and real estate agents is that both possess strong communication skills. Since both players have a very specific role, each offers their unique take on their particular area of expertise in…

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11 Quotes to Get You Motivated for a Successful 2020

By Tim Coutis / January 17, 2020
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Ready to make 2020 your best year yet? We love a good motivational quote to get us going when we need it the most. Here are some of our favorites — feel free to print out the images or just…

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11 Ways Agents Can Work More Efficiently

By Tim Coutis / December 20, 2019
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Americans are among the most productive people on the planet. From moleskin notebooks to apps, we are constantly in search of new ways to organize our work and optimize our time. Here are some easy ways to make work more…

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2020 Goal Setting: What Elite Performers Are Doing Right Now

By Tim Coutis / December 15, 2019
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It’s time for loan originators to set goals and define strategies and tactics for the new year. Experienced and successful LOs recognize the importance of not only setting goals, but ultimately attaining them. This requires an aggressive plan — one…

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3 Ways Your Branch Manager Should Be Supporting Your Career

By Tim Coutis / December 14, 2019
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Most branch managers will tell you that building a great team of loan originators is never easy. It’s not just about skill set. It’s about finding players with the right fit. A great team plays to its strengths when it…

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Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Laugh at Work

By Tim Coutis / December 13, 2019
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Nothing relieves stress and decreases tension like a good laugh — and there’s data to prove it. The short and long-term benefits of laughing According to the Mayo Clinic, laughter has both short and long-term benefits. In the short-term, “Laughter…

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4 Benefits of Making Community Service Part of Your Real Estate Business Plan

By Tim Coutis / December 6, 2019
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While you review 2019 and plan for the year ahead, ask yourself: Have I given back to my community? As a real estate agent, your community is as much your product as is an individual home. If you pride yourself…

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