Tim Coutis

Breaking It Down: Understanding Your Home Closing Costs

Breaking It Down: Understanding Your Home Closing Costs

By Tim Coutis / January 25, 2023
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When you’re a first-time homebuyer, the entire concept of closing costs may be elusive and intimidating. You know they’re coming, but you have no idea what to expect. Luckily, a little knowledge can go a long way. Fees for loan…

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How To Sell A Tenant Occupied Home

How to Sell a Tenant-Occupied Property

By Tim Coutis / January 9, 2023
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Selling rental properties can be challenging, particularly when they are occupied by tenants. Selling multi-family homes, though, can be a valuable niche for a REALTOR® to develop—provided you’re familiar with landlord-tenant law and, in particular, the Landlord and Tenant Act.…

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Real Estate Agent Expenses You Should Be Meticulously Tracking

Expenses You Should Be Meticulously Tracking as a REALTOR®

By Tim Coutis / November 23, 2022
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If you aren’t tracking your business expenses or waiting to the last minute to recreate a year’s worth of traveled miles, phone bills, office supplies purchased, or any other deductible expenses, you may be missing out on significant savings. Expense…

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How to Choose a Lending Partner

How to Choose a Lending Partner

By Tim Coutis / October 31, 2022
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Forming strong business relationships with a loan officer takes time and effort. These relationships are central to your performance and success and should never be under estimated or taken for granted. When it comes to choosing a lender or lenders, you want to look beyond just interest rates and product selection. Your clients are valuable and sharing them with a lender that can’t deliver puts future referrals at risk.

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Which Is More Important: The Loan Officer or the Lender?

Which Is More Important: The Loan Officer or the Lender?

By Tim Coutis / October 19, 2022
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The obvious answer to this question? Both. A lender should have the widest array of products with competitive rates and terms. Service should be exceptional from pre-approval to closing. After all, you want the very best for your client. But…

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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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