Celebrating 1 year on Active Rain!

Real Estate Agent with Samsel & Associates 0790808

Did you know that 45% of people make resolutions but 24% fail every year? Of the people who made resolutions, almost half are about self improvement, i.e. weight loss or education and more than 1/3 are about money.

Exactly 1 year ago today, Team Zuhl made this resolution - Happy New Year - and made it public. In that blog post - our very first Active Rain blog post - we resolved to blog about our real estate business and experiences at least once a week.

And did we succeed? You be the judge.

- On March 17th, we became Rainmakers.

- In 2012, we posted 574 blog posts, 21 of which were featured.

- We commented 3369 times on other blogger's posts in 2012.

- We built relationships, learned more than we can ever describe, and made friends.

- We shared our successes and our frustrations and gained valuable feedback from hundreds of Active Rain colleagues.

- We helped inform the public of real estate issues and local events.

- We jumped to #1 or #2 on Google for dozens of search criteria.

So what do you think? Did we achieve our 2012 Resolutions?


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~ Wayne & Jean 

Union County, NJ - a great place to live and work!

If you're looking to buy or sell a property in Union County, call us at 908-917-4189 or email TeamZuhl@gmail.com.


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  1. Donna Foerster 01/07/2013 02:04 AM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Congratulations, Wayne and Jean!   Keep up the great work in 2013.

Dec 30, 2012 11:38 PM #1
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Way to go Team Zuhl! Happy New Year.  I hope it's filled with love, joy, happiness and prosperity!

Dec 31, 2012 01:17 AM #2
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

This is a great thing to celebrate along with the New Year, Wayne & Jean. Congratulations.

Dec 31, 2012 06:15 AM #3
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good morning Wayne and Jean, I am glad that you made and followed up on this resolution, I so much enjoy your blogs, comments and friendship.

Have a great new year!!


Dec 31, 2012 03:42 PM #4
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Thanks, Fred - small steps is the only way to a big goal.

Thank you, Donna. Happy New Year to you as well!

Thank you, Toni - always something to celebrate!

Thanks, Bob - you are, as always, too kind! Happy New Year!

Dec 31, 2012 10:08 PM #5
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Congratulations on a successful first year in the Rain; may you have many more.


Jan 07, 2013 02:07 AM #6
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Wayne & Jean- What a year!  Congratulations on your first year of success at ActiveRain and here's to many more!!!

Jan 07, 2013 02:08 AM #7
Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

Congratulations on your success and seeing the value and importance of being party of Activerain.  I'm sure your success so far will inspire others and propel you to even more success in 2013.

Jan 07, 2013 02:41 AM #8
Bob Stewart
ActiveRain - Seattle, WA
ActiveRain Ambassador

Wow, I'd say that's a pretty good first year in the Rain. I think that your first year should be about building a foundation for a successful blog, you've done that. Your next twelve months should be about perfecting your blog so that it becomes a source of business and generates leads. Hopefully some of the ActiveRain University classes we offered in 2012 and will offer in 2013 will help you hone in on that goal for this year.

I'm especially blown away by the 21 featured posts. Looks like you do a fantastic job of tickling the fancy of the team that selects featured posts! Awesome stuff!

Jan 07, 2013 04:24 AM #9
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