900,000 points on a blogging site and still coming out strong

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                                               Sam Shueh

                                                                             Realty One Group

                                                                San Jose, CA

 

I blogged once or twice on AR and took occasional interest in the AR's forum. Around this time in 2014 my Trulia blog account name was sold to Ben Kenny who owns Active Rain. Trulia stopped supporting realtor-consumers network blogs.  While I had a prior AR account, I was only interested in online leads conversion questions. There are almost no networking websites that support both clients and Realtors for each area. Zillow, Trulia as well as Redfin all blocked realtors blogged information and wanted consumers to go with their own premier agents.

 

Since May 2015, I became serious wanting an organic platform. Having paid a subscription fee you want to consistently blog to get your name out until you get an AR "free ride".

 

Back track my work, it looks like the following:

1. Attained 100,000 points  on   7/19/2015

2. Attained 200,000 points  on  10/28/2015

3. Attained 300,000 points  on   2/02/2016

4. Attained 400,000 points  on   5/13/2016

5. Attained 500,000 points  on   8/10/2016

6. Attained 600,000 points  on  12/01/2016

7. Attained 700,000 points  on   6/30/2017

8. Attained 800,000 points  on   1/16/2018

9. Attained 900,000 points  on   11/15/2018 

I have met some very wonderful people here. They sometimes steered me in the right direction. I also get a few Internet RE inquires. I acknowledge right away but I ask more questions and specifics. If they are busy I am also busy. They need to be serious enough that I think we can develop into a relationship is then called a confirmed lead.

 

The social media is a hard place to generate reliable leads. Everyone has a presence on these sites. Will Facebook, Twitter generate the enthusium to replace Realtor.com, Zillow ? Are people more successful using newspaper, radio, TV, billboard, shopping cart and targeted farming doing well? Advertising may cost more but it reaches to consumers easier. If you want to make it big can you ignore marketing efforts?

 

Blogging is just another one to share information and get noticed. It is probably the most time consuming effort to get the results.  My goal is reach the next level to a 1,000,000 AR points. Out of 312,741 participants on AR there are just 223 millionaires who got to this prestigious level.  While we will not even get a T-shirt or key chain, I am looking forward to get to that milestone.

Thanks for being supportive and help me to grow. I appreciate it.

 

    Sam Shueh (408) 425-1601

    Silicon Valley Realtor    

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Sam Shueh Realtor

 I've called San Francisco South Bay home for over many years. We love this area and all it has to offer, and I enjoy sharing what I know about homes.  I documented in several books about Silicon Valley history. I have much expertise in real estate...please give me a call.  

Prediction of 2018 Silicon Valley Real Estate 

 Silicon Valley Realtor Sam Shueh Website   (Four-O-Eight)  425-1601  

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Bob Ratliff
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Congratulations Sam, You will bee to Millionaire status soon. You're right that it takes time to blog and generate leads but the reward of meeting so many wonderful people on the way is well worth the journey. Congrats on hitting 900 plus.

Dec 01, 2018 01:03 PM #1
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Gita Bantwal
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Congratulations on the points. Good luck in achieving your goals 

Dec 01, 2018 01:16 PM #2
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Sam Shueh
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Gita Bantwal 

Thank you so much. It takes some real effort to get to this point.

Sam Shueh

Dec 01, 2018 01:29 PM #3
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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HI Sam Shueh - I know how you feel. I never thought I would reach the million point level but it is within reach real soon. Congrats on 900K +++!

Dec 01, 2018 03:05 PM #4
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Sam Shueh
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Thanks for your encouragement. That is my next step day by day.....

Looks like you will be a millionaire blogger by 2019.

Sam Shueh

Dec 01, 2018 07:12 PM #5
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Bruce Hicks
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Now wouldn't it be wonderful Sam Shueh if that converted to a million dollars in commissions?  I have LOOOOONG way to go, but I DID get 2 referrals since the beginning a few years ago. I clicked LIKE if that helped.

Dec 02, 2018 02:01 AM #6
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You will be over a million in 2019, I am sure of that and I look forward to welcoming you into the million point club!

Dec 02, 2018 05:54 AM #7
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Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

I have a way to go, but I'm becoming more dedicating on reaching that Million Point status as well. More blogging to do and more setting aside the time to do it.

Congratulations on reaching over 900K - You will be there before you know it.

 

Dec 05, 2018 10:39 AM #8
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Sam Shueh
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Graziella Bruner 

Don't forget to blog for contests and organize AR meetup you get more brownie points...

Again, there is no substitute for persistence to reach your goal.

Thanks

Sam Shueh

Dec 05, 2018 12:57 PM #9
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Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida Real Estate
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Sam, I am working towards my first 1,000,000 mark as well. Hoping to get there very soon.  Wishing you great success in your business in 2019.

Dec 05, 2018 01:38 PM #10
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Wow that's a lot of work... Do you get a lot of leads on here? Is it worth all the effort?

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