Kurtis Kooiman has been in the real estate and finance business for over 23 years. He has a background in financial coaching, real estate investing, mortgage planning, life & health insurance, and seminar speaking.
When Kurtis first started his career in the finance business back in 1996, he thought he would have an exciting, rewarding career of helping people and that the thought that the work he was doing would change lives for the better. While the work he was doing for people seemed to be meaningful and important to his clients at that moment, he started to notice something. Kurtis began to realize that even though his clients had the right frame of mind and were eager to do the right thing with their finances, particularly their mortgage loans, most of the time a client would return to him for help they had fallen back into what would appear to be a worse situation because their mortgages and their money were being handled with the old belief systems created from “The Great Depression” instead of using a more modern and progressive approach to finances. Something had to change!
It was at that very moment in his life and career that he fell face first into a new way of thinking, and it couldn’t have come at a better time! By pure accident, he found himself in a Virginia hotel conference room packed full of the most affluent mortgage, real estate and financial professionals in the world and they were there to pass on what they had learned in their lives to the next generation of real estate professionals. These people would turn out to be the most influential people in his career and for that, he will be forever grateful. If not for that day in Virginia, his career would be the same today as it was back then, less meaningful and less rewarding. Because of that very important day coupled with a new way of thinking, his career and personal finances had taken a major turn, one that would create meaning, value, progression, and empowerment not only for himself but, for his clients as well.
Kurtis has helped hundreds of families gain financial freedom by implementing these strategies for success. Your home and your mortgage are in all likelihood going to be an important part of your retirement someday, yet most homeowners fail to look at it this way. Kurtis feels that everyone should have a plan for success if they want to achieve the wealth necessary for a comfortable retirement. He believes that if one is not actively participating in a plan built for success, then they are already participating in a plan built for failure. He will share with you the strategies that propelled him out of the rat race and toward his own goals of financial success.
There is no “one size fits all” strategy to obtain wealth, especially if using a mortgage and the ownership of real estate as part of an overall financial plan. Kurtis says, “It’s my job as an Advisor to determine the right strategy for your personality and your overall financial goals in order to determine your best course of action. Everyone has different habits and old habits are hard to break. A sound strategy will be built around ones own personal habits and goals. The most important lesson I’ve learned is that the creation of wealth has nothing to do with how much money one makes, it has everything to do with personal habits, who one chooses to emulate, and the decision to take action. It’s not what you make, it’s what you keep. I am in control of my own destiny and I am embracing it with open arms. I want the same for my clients.”
Kurtis’ mission is to educate clients about the importance of real estate, home lending and the role a mortgage plays in a complete financial strategy.