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

10 Things That Will Make You a Better Collaborator

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, attorneys, underwriters, and marketers; you're the project manager and single point of contact for [...]

By |2020-01-20T10:27:16-05:00January 19th, 2020|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

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

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 the home buying and mortgage approval process. But, while real estate agents have slowly [...]

By |2020-01-20T10:05:45-05:00January 18th, 2020|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

11 Ways Agents Can Work More Efficiently

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 efficient and get the most out of every minute. 1. To-do list I've heard [...]

By |2020-01-07T10:41:43-05:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

2020 Goal Setting: What Elite Performers Are Doing Right Now

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 that's realistic and doable. The basics of settings goals for 2020 Goals should be [...]

By |2019-12-19T10:26:47-05:00December 15th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , |

3 Ways Your Branch Manager Should Be Supporting Your Career

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 has what it needs and knows what it wants. It's the branch manager's responsibility [...]

By |2019-12-18T16:24:54-05:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: , , |

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Laugh at Work

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 enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs, and muscles, and increases [...]

By |2019-12-19T10:27:47-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Loan Officers|Tags: |

Housing Market Update for December 2019

With 2019 coming to a close, it's time to take a look at early fourth-quarter numbers and see what they might tell us about the new year ahead. Price and sales According to the National Association of REALTORS®, existing-home sales rose by 1.9% in October while the median price for a single-family home saw a [...]

By |2019-12-12T11:33:32-05:00December 13th, 2019|Categories: Mortgage, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |