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13 Signs You’re Emotionally Intelligent

By Tim Coutis / November 22, 2019
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While the prospective homebuyer ultimately buys based on financials and their credit score, every real estate agent knows when a client sees the house they’d like to be their home, it is an emotional reaction. From voting to buying stocks,…

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What Is a Short Sale?

By Tim Coutis / November 18, 2019
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There are two main outcomes for a homeowner who can no longer afford their home, and whose home is worth less than the amount they owe on their mortgage. This is also known as being “underwater.” Both outcomes aren’t really…

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping the Real Estate Market

By Tim Coutis / November 15, 2019
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It’s no exaggeration to say that artificial intelligence (AI) has become the most talked-about new technology over the past year or more. When it comes to real estate, AI’s promise lies in its ability to learn, draw conclusions, and make…

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How Practicing Gratitude Can Positively Impact Your Career

By Tim Coutis / November 10, 2019
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The beauty of the Thanksgiving holiday is that it’s the one holiday that manages to avoid gift-giving. Instead, we come together with family and friends to reflect on those things we’re most grateful for. In the true spirit of thanks,…

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9 Ways to Break Out of a Rut at Work

By Tim Coutis / November 9, 2019
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No matter how much we love our work, there’s no escaping the fact that, from time-to-time, we find the enthusiasm for our job waning. There can be any number of reasons why this happens, but the bottom line is we’re…

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Tips for Generating Business During Slow Times in the Mortgage Industry

By Tim Coutis / November 8, 2019
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Like most businesses, the mortgage industry follows a fairly predictable cycle. Spring and summer are peak times for home shopping, while fall and winter (with some exceptions) see a slow down in new home purchases. Of course, purchase loans are…

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18 Things Every Real Estate Agent Should Know About Instagram

By Tim Coutis / November 8, 2019
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Like it or not, social media has become a critical marketing channel for everyone. Whether you’re a multi-national corporation or an individual entrepreneur, Facebook, Twitter, and more have become an important part of any marketing strategy. For real estate agents,…

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Toolbox Must-Haves for New Homeowners

By Tim Coutis / November 4, 2019
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The prospect of being a new homeowner — particularly a first-time homeowner — is exhilarating. Finally free of your landlord, you have the chance to personalize your new abode. Of course, without a landlord, you also have the added responsibility…

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8 Ingredients for Writing Effective Prospect and Referral Letters

By Tim Coutis / November 1, 2019
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A personal approach can make all the difference when it comes to marketing your business in this digital age. Those real estgate agents who’ve mastered the art of sending a good thank you note, know that a personal handwritten letter…

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5 Things to Think About Before Starting a Hobby Farm

By Tim Coutis / October 30, 2019
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Rural living and hobby farming hold great appeal as alternative lifestyles. Growing your own food and raising livestock in a rural area can provide a much-needed escape from city living and the suburban sprawl. Is a hobby farm right for…

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