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 to Prepare for a Blizzard or Major Snowstorm

Winter has a special way of arriving early every year, catching many of us unprepared — and major winter storms can have catastrophic results. Winter storms and sub-zero temperatures increase the risk of fires, car accidents, frostbite, hypothermia, and heart attacks. Power outages caused by heavy snow and driving winds can last days, even weeks. [...]

By |2019-01-17T10:45:58+00:00January 17th, 2019|Categories: Misc|Tags: , , , , |

Your Yearly Marketing Review Checklist

Marketing is an ongoing process, but the new year offers an opportunity to reassess your marketing message and to refresh the look and feel of your brand. What’s working? What’s not? Where could you improve or expand? Use this checklist to begin the evaluation process. → Marketing collateral: Business cards, brochures, flyers, etc. Is it [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:21:14+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

9 Things People Love About Living in Rural Areas

From country mouse and city mouse to "Green Acres," the debate over rural versus urban living goes all the way back to ancient Greece and Aesop's fables. While personal preference and economics play a role in where we choose to live, the benefits of rural living, particularly in these stressful times, have great appeal. Why [...]

By |2019-01-08T12:09:50+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Misc, Purchase|Tags: , |

Looking Back to Move Forward: Making 2019 Marketing Resolutions

There's nothing like a brand new year to help reinvigorate your marketing game. A truly fresh start requires putting cynicism aside. It means looking back methodically at the past year to identify what worked and what didn't to prioritize your efforts in the months to come. You're missing the point if you view this as [...]

By |2019-01-02T16:03:41+00:00January 4th, 2019|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: , , , , |

A Millennial Refresh for Real Estate Agents

Millennials — those born between 1980 and 1996 — are now in charge. And, like generations before them, as the responsibilities of work and family increase, they've begun to plan for their future. One tried and true way to built wealth and secure that future is by purchasing a home. Building trust with millennials Building [...]

By |2018-12-26T11:03:36+00:00December 28th, 2018|Categories: Marketing|Tags: |

8 Reasons Why Every Real Estate Agent Needs a Mentor

Human beings learn from others naturally. As young children, we imitate our parents. As teenagers, we look to our peers for role models — sometimes with mixed results. When it comes to the business world and home sales in particular, finding the right mentor can make all the difference. Benefits of Having a Real Estate [...]

By |2018-12-18T11:30:19+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Own Your Professional Development

With a new year comes new personal and professional goals. It's a time for resolutions. Some that will be kept and others — that gym membership maybe — that will not. One aspect of our careers that we often overlook is professional development. Sure, your HR person or manager will touch on professional development in [...]

By |2018-12-13T13:16:29+00:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

Prevent Porch Theft with These 7 Tips

The convenience of online shopping — free shipping, next-day delivery — is under threat by package thieves, also known as "porch pirates." This threat is as common in rural locations as it is in urban and suburban communities. According to a survey of online shoppers conducted by the Shorr Packaging Corporation, 31% of respondents reported [...]

By |2018-12-11T10:08:45+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Misc|Tags: , , , , , |

Preparing for Self-Employment: What to Do Before Striking Out on Your Own

Working for yourself takes vision, guts, and passion. Freelance work has both advantages and challenges. That's why it's so important to "look before you leap." Proper planning will make your transition from full-time employee to sole proprietor easier and less stressful. Tips for Laying the Groundwork for Your Own Small Business Start saving. The rule [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:00:28+00:00December 10th, 2018|Categories: Financial, Misc|Tags: , , , , , |

Housing Market Update: December 2018

There's no question that 2018 has been a challenging year for the housing market — despite low unemployment and a strong economy. Since our last Market Update in September, housing prices and have continued to rise. Trade tariffs put in place by the Trump administration have begun to take a toll on the economy as [...]

By |2018-12-06T09:44:52+00:00December 7th, 2018|Categories: Marketing, Real Estate Agents|Tags: |

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