ActiveRain Challenge-Sam Shueh's Silicon Valley farming technique

Real Estate Agent with (408) 425-1601 CA bre 1519182

                                                                                Sam Shueh

                                                             Realty One Group

                                                                               Cupertino, CA


With better technology people often reach out to customers in an intrusive way.  I got a call from a past title company a brand new aggressive sales manager said give us your business with no introduction. While it may be direct I feel it is the connection and services of escrow officers that I am looking for. That office all skilled officers left after a new manager walked in. I still use same people even they have a new employer. It is transparent.  My handyman had social media connected me with his clients. Some were quite annoying to say the least. 

In Hong Kong I saw this Indian with a red turban hawking Chinese medicine. He spoke no Cantonese.  He found a busy corner by a MTR entrance. Location, location, and location. By shouting Mai Mai (Buy Buy) and stopped  passengers he soon was questioned by a Chinese Bobby. The Bobby could speak Punjabi. He asked for ID and sales permit.  The Indian had no paperwork and quickly was apprehended. This place near Chungking Mansion is full of illegals. Had he knew there was a permit requirement or he did not stopping passengers he might be able to get away and get some sales. He seemed to be a better fit had he chose to work at a Saree clothing shop across the street.

In real estate, the most common farming material is fliers with homes sold. Sometime it is that agents listing and often it is not their own listings. Most home owners do not waste a moment and it goes to the trash can along Pizza offerings. People's attention span is just fraction of a second.  I learned things the hard way. Near my office, one needs to wear a solicitation permit ($100 per year), Handbill Permit ($130 per year) before City Compliance Department go pick on others. We often work in several cities. Furthermore, many communities HOA have strict rules if you want to knock or leave merchandise out side. Many agents now cover a big territory since MLS data base and Supra key covers several counties. You work where you have business. 


By working with a major lender, a VP that means something. Sending 250 cards to neighborhood households may catch their neighbor for at most one second. I needed to prepare material that people can use and save. My post card often comes with a recipe that I think someone can use. Often it is realtors who come to my Open House and looking for something to try out. A few realtors thought I was in food business. 


Salmon Cakes



My message is to share with every person that my philosophy is simple, provide more personal and professional service to guide them. All Agents are not created equal and every buyer or seller should take the time to hire the most experienced qualified agent to make a transaction smooth.  It along with blogging on AR and other sites give me the opportunities to be in touch with clients.

Should one be in need of real estate services or information please reach out to Sam Shueh at SamShuehRealtor at Gmail or (408) 425-1601  

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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Good day 

Thank you for sharing your information with us 

Have a great day. 

Jun 19, 2018 09:06 PM #1
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

What are your results so far with this type of farming Technique Sam?

Jun 19, 2018 10:23 PM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I agree with making it personal, the more that people can relate to us, the more likely they are to do business with us.

Jun 20, 2018 07:08 AM #3
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
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Jun 20, 2018 10:19 AM #4
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Sam Shueh  Great information here  .You are a smart cookie indeed

Jun 20, 2018 02:59 PM #5
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for sharing your marketing idea

Jun 21, 2018 05:24 PM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sam Shueh - I really learned a lot from you today. Cultural diversity is something all agents need to pay attention to and learn from too. Knowing how to do things correctly to keep us out of trouble is very important. I also get the feeling, you're always trying something new when it comes to technology and you're a great observer of people too.

May you always be successful in your consistent marketing ideas. I like that you got a few listings! You're hard work paid off. 

Oct 26, 2018 01:29 PM #7
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