About Tim Coutis

A freelance writer and content creator, Tim Coutis has served as a Creative Director and Project Manager for a number of both large and small businesses in the finance space. In addition to creating content on a range of topics, his work includes traditional as well as online marketing, blog posts and social media support. Connect with him at timcoutis.com

Build on Your Marketing Strengths

Successful marketing gets results. But to get results, you need to set realistic goals. How many new customers? How many referrals? What kind of dollar volume do you need to generate? Defining your goals is the first step in building a marketing plan. Goal setting isn't just how much business you wish you had, [...]

By |2019-07-17T14:01:26-04:00July 19th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Permanent Renters: Another Trend Agents Should Be Watching

One of the most frustrating things potential first-time homebuyers and real estate agents face is a shortage of affordable single family homes. There are a number of reasons for this shortage. The most common reason is that people are remaining in their homes longer. Prior to the “Great Recession,” families usually moved an average [...]

By |2019-07-11T13:15:32-04:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Time to Replace Your Windows? Here’s What You Need to Know

Excess noise. Condensation. A draft when closed. Water-damaged wood frames. These are all signs that your windows may need to be replaced. Windows generally last from 15 to 20 years — even longer if regularly and properly maintained. Today's homeowners have a wide range of materials and price points to choose from when it comes [...]

By |2019-06-21T08:35:01-04:00July 11th, 2019|Categories: Home, Maintenance|Tags: |

What Are the Best Types of Wood for Hardwood Flooring?

Back in the 1980's, a whole new generation of homeowners experienced the thrill and beauty of solid hardwood floors as they stripped away the orange and green wall-to-wall shag carpeting which had been so popular in the 1970's. Hardwood floors are resilient and long-lasting. They don't peel or crack and best of all — unlike [...]

By |2019-06-20T14:04:31-04:00July 3rd, 2019|Categories: Maintenance, Refinance|Tags: |

5 Ingredients for the Perfect Staycation

There may be many reasons why you're unable to get away for a "real" vacation. Work is one, finances may be another. But just because you can't fly off to Aruba or sail to the Greek Islands doesn't mean you can't still enjoy a fun and relaxing "staycation" that leaves you refreshed and ready to [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:02:56-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Home, Misc|Tags: , |

One of Many Trends Real Estate Agents Should Be Watching

Many industries have already been disrupted or transformed by the internet and the technologies that enable it. Unlike those industries, which have been overtaken by new players, the real estate industry’s transformation is coming from within. This slow implosion comes as online real estate sites and lenders vie for the right combination of services and [...]

By |2019-06-26T08:57:48-04:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

5 Ways to Elevate Your Home’s Outdoor Experience

Summer is the time for outdoor living. Whether it's a full-scale party or a family cookout, backyard entertaining has never been more luxurious — even on a budget. Today's wide variety of products designed specifically for outdoor use can transform your backyard, deck, patio, or porch into a gourmet chef kitchen and a spacious living [...]

By |2019-06-19T14:23:57-04:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Home|Tags: , |

What to Consider Before Buying a Home with a Pool

There are a number of factors to consider if you're thinking of buying a home with a swimming pool. While the social, health benefits, and glamour of a pool may be enticing, owning and maintaining one properly comes at a cost and additional responsibilities. Pool Inspection The very first cost you'll encounter if you plan [...]

By |2019-06-19T11:46:45-04:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

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