Van Dyk Mortgage - January 2019

January 2019

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TIM HART’S 2018 HIGHLIGHT REEL Looking Back on a Jam-Packed Year

July 2018: ‘Tim Hart and the Fifth Graders’ Early in 2018, I volunteered as a Junior Achievement advisor for my son’s — and the awesome Mr. Schwann’s — fifth-grade class at Saint Michael Lutheran School. While it wasn’t exactly easy convincing a sometimes rowdy group of kids about the lessons I’ve

I may not be a big New Year’s resolution kind of guy, but the beginning of January always gets me taking stock of all the things that have happened over the past year. 2018 was a busy one: I received a humbling accolade for my work, produced more “Rates and Reels” episodes, went scalloping, started a podcast, and a million other things. For this month’s edition, I thought that instead of boring you with goal setting or some other New Year’s topic, I could do a quick recap of 2018’s “Letters From the Hart” stories. I know everyone is following my month-to-month updates with bated breath, so in case you missed it, here’s a highlight reel of my 2018 cover articles! March 2018: ‘Funky Cold Embarrassment’ I’m not sure who tricked me into sharing this embarrassing tale from my youth, but now that it’s out there, there’s no going back. It’s hard to imagine as an adult what, exactly, possessed me to write down and attempt to memorize every lyric from Tone Loc’s ‘90s classic “Funky Cold Medina” at 13 years old. When my grandma came across the scrawled sheet with lines about “girls jockin’ at the other end of the bar” and how “I’m down with the ladies,” her eyes went wide. In one of the most hilarious mixups of my entire life, she thought she’d found a hidden love letter from little Timmy! May 2018: ‘You Reap What You Sow’ Probably my proudest non-dad achievement in 2018 was being named a VanDyk Mortgage Top 10 Loan Officer for the third year in a row. I work hard at what I do, doing everything I can to be there for my clients, referral partners, and my community, so it felt good to be recognized. I’m a firm believer that the best measure of success isn’t your income or your business, but the way you live your life — I do my best to embody my values, from the baseball field to the small interpersonal interactions with my clients, and I think this award is pretty validating of that.

learned trying to carve out a living in this changing world, it was a rewarding experience. Kids are a lot smarter than most people think, and it was cool to watch the gears turning as they thought about their futures. I’m no wise man, but hopefully some of the real-life knowledge stuck! August 2018: ‘The HartBeat Show’ Of course, I couldn’t get through any kind of highlight reel without plugging my new podcast. Since I started it last summer, it’s been steadily spinning up into what I’d envisioned: a place to speak with experts and learn about the problems and opportunities facing our community in the realm of real estate, science, marketing, and everything in between. I’ve certainly learned a ton from just a few months running the show, so if you’re curious, check it out on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!

If you missed any of these stories, check them out on our website any time at

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