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                                                                              Sam Shueh

                                                    Realty One Group

                                                      Cupertino, CA

 

Most people like to talk about themselves how they got started in Real Estate. This is a summary of myself.

 

I was trained to be a research scientist. While at Graduate Schools I became interested in vortex flows inside tubing, multiple tornado suction spots generation. I went to Silicon Valley to do mathematical simulation on colored ink droplets to be printed on different papers. It was a forerunner of today's heavy duty ink-jet printer used for commercial printing. That part of the Big Blue business became Lexmark Company. I also filled helium inside mainframe hard drives to improve the performance while reducing power consumption by 20% and made hard drives run better. The biggest worrisome not getting it out of the lab was the helium leaks over time. The helium filled hard drive I started in the late 1980s did not get commercialized until 24 years later. In a separated study the analysis suggested helium filled drive was no less reliable than airfilled hard drives (2018).

 

When I Google my name to see how my AR blogs went, my research on vortex tube refrigerator is cited in the academic communities even in India. Today my research reporting cooling phenomena with water and air is an affordable commercial refrigerator selling on eBay and Amazon. This is a solution to a very complex system like air conditioner or refrigerator replaced with a pipe using compressed shop air as source at fraction cost of an refrigeration system. I have forgotten I was the earlier researcher and did not know it has reduced to practice as a commercial product. Over the years, I tend to spoil the fun making complex science debate reduce to something very simple. People like to debate and criticize others instead of focus on making real progress. 

 

My real estate career started with a help of a person. No, he is not Mr Tom Ferry. Mr Sears, a janitor who picked up my trash in the office, told me about his other job which was real estate sales.  I took the salesman exam without even knowing people had to study for it. I then bought and sold homes just like him at C21 Home Realty in Louisville, Kentucky.  My interest in real estate was interrupted needing more depend on a salary, and benefits to support a family. A few decades later after finding out much of American jobs went off shore started around 1990s I got interested in a self-employed career.  During the Great Recession I witnessed home price plunge, and sudden rise and started using stock mathematical tools to analyze the real estate trend. The rolling average, relative strength indicator, momentum relationship with price, DOM etc why some type of homes sell better than others became clear. During a down cycle people were more interested in home size and bed rooms, baths as major attributes.  As the recovery of housing became evident, granite or quartz counter, open floor plan, fire pit, outdoor fireplace, exterior kitchen influence the price and desirability more than the basic essentials. It sounds like common sense but I proved in hard data with statistical correlation, confidence level. One misconception is people thought school test scores means steep home price appreciation in the area. That is merely baloney! It is proximity to great paying employer's work places that contribute to the housing demand. There are still 7 figure homes with academic rating 1 elementary schools that has quintupled in home price while rating 10+ trailed by a large margin. Some of my statistical work appears in local newspaper. When I reported the home price already restored to historically high (2005-2006) neighborhood by neighborhood it created sensational interest as some were waiting and some homes already surpassed its 2005-6 historical high price point.   

 

In any kind of investment one needs to be quantitative using data and using instint not to over leverage themselves. As for rest of what I do it is in AR profile about me a Silicon Valley realtor.  My local history books like Silicon Valley and South Santa Clara County still have more buyers than planned.  Often it is someone saw his parents or old photos surfacing and asked their friends to buy more.  Sunnyvale Olson cherry owner Debbie was one of them.

 

Sam Shueh Silicon Valley Realtor 

 

SShueh at Gmail.com   (408) 425-1601

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I may add my suction spots from tornado work did not get far. But help is on the way. This is grandson and his vacuum cleaner design. Age is 4....vacuum cleaner

Oct 28, 2018 12:19 PM #1
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Sam,

There is no doubt you have led an interesting life, and I enjoyed ready about your many accomplishment.  Your grandson is very handsome.  Have a great week. A

Oct 28, 2018 12:34 PM #2
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Hi Sam- it is good to see you here and learn more about your life. I read to Larry what you researched and he understood it. Unfortunately it went flying over my head. I love, though, how you use statistics to analyze what's going on in real estate because I did like my statistics class in grad school. 

Oct 28, 2018 04:37 PM #3
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Like Kathy Streib much of what you said went over my head Sam Shueh but what I did learn is that you have used math in a very big way to make yourself successful in Real Estate.

Oct 28, 2018 05:10 PM #4
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Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Thank you. I used to work with some real smart people who took up research talking to plants. It was on TV sometime ago. Marcel Vogel.  The plants do not understand our language. It is the voice beat that makes plants active or depressed. Thur I had lunch with a former coworker he became obsessed with roof rats. So far he has modified two rat traps with IR cameras, found out about how smart rats are. One experiment he found mama rat scolded her babies not to get inside the trap cage. He setup motion sensors, cameras added solonoids on the trap as he found rats know how to fetch food and got out in a hurry. Now he learned the magic number and had a new actuator set with proper timing. It is automated with software triggering motion from his laptop.  He became obssessed with his rat trap to the point staying up til 2-3 to witness it worked well.  All in all he caught 160 rats and learned how smart these creatures are.

Oct 28, 2018 08:41 PM #5
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I mentioed to Chuck S. that Thomas Edison was that way. He worked tirlessly perfecting light bulb filament at his Menlo Park Lab. He was troubled by the rats in the lab at night. Edison focused on rat zappers came up with a number of patents.  If God gave you a good head one should put it to use. Whether it is vortex tube, helium, or mice traps. I had a fludic flip flop oscillator that end up as modern sprinkler guts.

BTW: I inhaled a lot of Helium after each experiment but my voice did not sound anything like Johnny Carson at the night show....

Oct 28, 2018 08:52 PM #6
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Wow that was quite a career change....are you glad you made it ? 

Oct 29, 2018 02:00 AM #7
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Gabe Sanders
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Well, Sam, what can I say other than you are proving me wrong when I say real estate is not rocket science!  

Oct 29, 2018 05:43 AM #8
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Brian England
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Great post my friend, you are certainly a high level researcher and that benefits you in the real estate industry.  I like the addition of your grandson and I am certain that he looks up to you!  Outside of real estate or research, what kind of things do you like to do for fun?  Do you have hobbies?

Oct 29, 2018 08:07 AM #9
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Oct 29, 2018 08:27 AM #10
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Sam Shueh, your analytical abilities certainly come in handy in real estate.  I'm so glad you participated in this contest, I've learned a lot about you. Thank you for sharing. Your grandson is precious.

Oct 29, 2018 04:08 PM #11
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Beth Atalay 

Meet Andrew he is very bright when it comes to putting things together or something turns...... Proabbly a mechnical engineer. Not sure about his analytics or math skills.....

Oct 30, 2018 06:01 PM #12
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His brother Charles in very creative. Learned about putting things together even earlier. At age of 2ish he became facinated with moving parts like fans. 

Youtube is where he gets all info. very early on.

Nov 03, 2018 02:02 PM #13
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Kat Palmiotti
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Obviously you were quite successful with research related work and real estate! Thank you for sharing.

Nov 03, 2018 04:52 PM #14
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Sam, you have certainly impressed me with your technical and analytical knowledge. You are very knowledgeable about statistics and many other topics. My question and observation is that you were working and got into real estate in Kentucky, buying and selling on your own behalf? At some point you moved to Silicon Valley? Approximately when did you make that move?

And by the way, your grandson is adorable, and the apple didn't fall far from the tree. I can tell he is a very bright young man.

Nov 06, 2018 01:09 PM #15
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Whew Sam. You are one of the most talented individuals here. Everyone has a journey and nobody can duplicate yours.

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