Starting Out The New Year WRITE!

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Happy New Year


Starting Out The New Year WRITE!


I woke up moving fast to accomplish all the house work I need to get done today. I have been super busy working four jobs at the end of last year. I got rid of two of them in December and will concentrate on the other two.

I have some wonderful friends and spent time with some of them and family yesterday. Had a great dinner of ham, black eyed peas, baked sweet potato, walnut spinach cranberry salad  and coconut cream pie. Of course that doesn't speak to the hors d'oeuvres.

My brother Jack, served our family a wonderful lunch of Pineapple Jabanero BBQ chicken, black eyed peas, corn on the cob, macaroni salad and some pico-de-gallo.

I am not going to pretend, I over did the eating yesterday and paid for it. Some of you (Barbara) will know what I mean. 

This year, I intend to post here on Active Rain more often. Some of my older posts that were also posted on our local multiple listing service have been sending many leads my way. So I am excited about that and I am going to post more this year so that I will get more leads from MLS.

I don't believe on New Years Resolutions. I do believe in trying. So I am going to try and post at least weekly. I believe this year will be a better year than last for all of us!



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Comments (19)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Happy New Year to you!  I Hope you have a wonderful, happy one!

Jan 01, 2017 07:54 AM
Sussie Sutton

We sure did! Had a great lunch news years party and a great dinner party with friends and then we came home!

Jan 01, 2017 10:21 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

I'm not for resolutions either as there is no plan or strategy on how to get there.

Jan 01, 2017 07:56 AM
Sussie Sutton

That's what I said! I don't believe in them but I do believe in trying. Everyone can do that!

Jan 01, 2017 10:21 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Happy New Year to you, Sussie. Give it your best and I am sure you will succeed. I look forward to reading your blog.

Jan 01, 2017 08:23 AM
Sussie Sutton

Debbie! I hope you had a great one! I am making a nice luncheon for my mother in law and anyone else who shows up over here. Have a great day!

Jan 01, 2017 10:22 AM
Bunny Terry
Keller Williams Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
A Different Kind of Realtor in the City Different

You've motivated me! I'm determined to post more as well. I used to be a professional blogger for several businesses - don't know why I didn't use it as a means to market my own Santa Fe real estate career!

Happy New Year and best to you for 2017!

Jan 01, 2017 08:35 AM
Sussie Sutton

Make sure you also post your blog post to your area multi listing service... they do drive buyers to you.

Jan 01, 2017 10:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Sussie... here's to your efforts in 2017 becoming reality that pays back big! Happy new year.... looking forward to seeing more of you in the Rain this year.

Jan 01, 2017 10:02 AM
Sussie Sutton

Yes! I too hope to write more this year then last. It was crazy busy but not so much with my RE efforts. This year it will be different.

Jan 01, 2017 10:23 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sussie -  Happy New Year.  Go for it.  We look forward to reading more of your posts.

Jan 01, 2017 11:36 AM
Sussie Sutton

Good Morning Grant! Yes I will go for it. This year has to be better than.

Jan 02, 2017 05:52 AM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

I intend to post here more often this year, too. I think there is going to be a challege coming up to help us get back in the swing of things!! If I find out about it, I'll let you know!! If you see it before me, let me know! No resolutions for me either, but I will hit it with my best shot!!

Jan 01, 2017 04:00 PM
Sussie Sutton

Yes this year will be a challenge. I had to start a day job, ugh! Our particular area was bad last year, so my last year was bad. So I took on a job. However, I am sure this year will be better and I will kill it. New job, met new people = new leads.  

Jan 02, 2017 05:55 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Sussie,  I woke up with full intentions to do some cleaning.  I got started on something in my office and the next thing I knew I was purging 2016 files and preparing for my appointment with my CPA.  

We do the best we can ... I told myself ... it's all GOOD.  It needs to be done ...  I can clean tomorrow. 

Wishing you a Very

Jan 01, 2017 04:39 PM
Sussie Sutton

I got a lot done. Washed all the towels, my clothes, all dried and hung up. Took down the tree and made NY Day lunch of ham, sweet potatoes, black eyed peas, fired cabbage. Cleaned up the kitchen, printed out my newsletters to work on today. Oh and we went to a movie.

Jan 02, 2017 05:58 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Happy New Year, Sussie. I also believe this year will be much better.

Jan 05, 2017 10:02 AM
Sussie Sutton

I sure hope so. My last year was not too good. I have high hopes for this year. I even started a part time job which will lead to a full time job next week. Hopefully it will be only for a year at most. Lord willing and with his blessing will I be able to get back to doing more listing and selling.

Jan 06, 2017 09:14 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 You are making me very hungry, it all sounds wonderful! I just stopped by to wish you a Happy New Year!

Jan 07, 2017 03:01 PM
Sussie Sutton

Sorry Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert I could have sworn that I responded to this comment? I must be losing it.

Feb 10, 2017 08:40 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Sussie, four jobs? That is way to much, so glad you stopped two or them!

Jan 07, 2017 03:39 PM
Sussie Sutton

Yes way too many! I got a call from a co-worker I had a long time ago. He asked me to come work for him for awhile, since he was in dire need someone experienced in the field. So I said yes. I have been there a few weeks and he was not kidding about the situation.

Jan 13, 2017 07:52 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Hi Sussie, Happy New Year and I hope you'll find more time to write this year.

Jan 15, 2017 05:54 PM
Sussie Sutton

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 ! Great to hear from you! I hope you have been good! I certainly home this year will be better in our area for RE!

Jan 21, 2017 06:16 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I look forward to reading your posts in 2017.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 16, 2017 05:57 PM
Sussie Sutton

Thank you Lou for stopping by and dropping a comment. Have a great day!

Jan 21, 2017 06:16 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It will be nice to have you back and writing more often. You sound like you have a lot going on. 

Well the food you had on New Years sounds amazing. I would have over eaten, too. 

Jan 17, 2017 06:24 PM
Sussie Sutton

Debbie Laity girl! I have to give you a call soon to give you an update on what all is going on. Have a great Saturday!

Jan 21, 2017 06:17 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sussie Sutton - Having you on ActiveRain is pure joy! Never give up! Stay in touch. I really don't think many people stick to resolutions anyways. We should all resolve to be good and start each day with a new slate. 

May 2017 be positively everything you hope it will be!

Jan 20, 2017 09:18 PM
Sussie Sutton

I like that thought, "start each day with a new slate"... we could all only received good things by doing just that!

Jan 21, 2017 06:18 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Sussie, I could have sworn I left a comment...Hmm anyway I look forward to more posts and interaction from you this year:) Endre

Jan 21, 2017 05:41 PM
Sussie Sutton

I have been experiencing that too. I think I read one from you too. HMMMMM

Feb 10, 2017 08:41 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Just Do It in 2017.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jan 23, 2017 06:55 PM
Sussie Sutton

That the magic Lou!

Feb 10, 2017 08:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sussie

Well I am kinda late to the party, but Happy New Year 2017 anyhow! I hope you will be doing some more writing here. We all know it does work, although finding the time can be a challenge!


Jan 27, 2017 11:46 AM
Sussie Sutton

I have decided to help a friend out by working for them and it has taken lots more of my time than I anticipated! Having to rethink this....

Feb 10, 2017 08:42 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Good for you:) Good luck in 2017! 

Me too, I just try my best. Sometimes I fail, but sometimes I get it great.  None of us is perfect:) 

Jan 30, 2017 02:06 AM
Sussie Sutton

I just got to keep moving forward.

Feb 10, 2017 08:43 PM