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

How Soon Can I Refinance After Buying a Home?

In "The Pros and Cons of Refinancing," we took a look at the benefits of refinancing and examined the potential costs. When it comes to determining the right time for that first refinance, here are the conditions to you’ll want to consider: Type of mortgage – If you have an adjustable rate mortgage with a 5, [...]

By |2018-10-15T15:31:57+00:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Refinance|Tags: , , |

5 Simple Steps for Effective Relationship Marketing

The fall and winter months are a great time to work on relationship marketing. A good relationship strategy is the key to success. New leads become become clients and clients become referral partners. Here's a simple checklist of the things you should be doing to strengthen those relationships and turn them into more new business. [...]

By |2018-10-09T17:05:30+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|Tags: |

Co-Living: New Real Estate Category or “Dorms for Grown-ups”?

Anyone who’s seen the HBO comedy Silicon Valley knows what a “hacker house” is. A group of twenty-somethings pool together their limited resources to rent or buy a single family home where they can pursue their dream of developing the next killer app. Each resident contributes to overall living expenses, sharing chores, and there's a [...]

By |2018-10-03T11:13:11+00:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Quarterly Real Estate Market Update: Q3 2018

October marks the beginning of the final quarter of 2018. While the stock market continues to be firing on all cylinders, data suggests some slowing in the fourth quarter. The Trump administration's $2 billion tariffs on China are expected to play a key role in potentially stifling consumer confidence heading into the holidays. With mid-term [...]

By |2018-09-25T15:29:07+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|Tags: |

The Pros and Cons of Refinancing Your Mortgage

When interest rates were in a free-fall during the Great Recession, refinancing was a no-brainer. Now, with rates on the rise, deciding whether to refinance requires a bit more thought. This is not to say there aren’t still many good reasons to refinance your mortgage. You just want to be sure you’re clear about your [...]

By |2018-09-27T09:37:33+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Refinance|Tags: , , |

Mentoring to Make Connections in Real Estate

As a real estate agent, you're always looking for new ways to make connections and to build your brand. One unique way to do so is by becoming a mentor. There's never been a greater need for mentors. Whether it's mentoring an intern, or grooming an up-and-coming associate, taking someone "under your wing" can be [...]

By |2018-09-18T13:25:03+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Home Warranty vs. Home Insurance: What’s the Difference?

If you’re homeowner then you likely know about home insurance. One of the most important documents you needed to have for closing was a home insurance binder. What you may not have heard about, however, is a home warranty. We’ll look at both — home warranty vs home insurance — so you can fully understand [...]

By |2018-09-18T13:25:14+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Home, Purchase|Tags: , |

How Often Can You Refinance Your Home?

Refinancing your mortgage is a great way to consolidate debt or get cash to make home improvements. A homeowner in their early 50s could refinance to shorten the term of their mortgage. This could help them pay it off before they retire to eliminate the monthly payment. A first-time homeowner might refinance to switch from [...]

By |2018-09-17T11:21:59+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Refinance|Tags: , , , |

Keeping Prospects Engaged Until the Right Property Comes Along

Last week, we took a look at networking the old fashioned way. This is one way to leverage face-to-face interactions — particularly with businesses and professional colleagues — to generate solid referrals. Staying close to prospects requires more than just liking the client’s most recent Facebook post or tweet. Email is another worthy communication strategy, [...]

By |2018-09-12T14:24:08+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Brush Up on Networking the Old Fashioned Way

It may be hard to believe, but the long hot summer of 2018 will soon be coming to an end. This means that Chamber of Commerce meetings, trade shows, industry conferences, and events are already scheduled for the fall. Are they on your calendar? Because adding to your database of potential clients and referral partners [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:07:43+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

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