A million AR blog points, a milestone by Sam Shueh

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

                                                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  2014 my Trulia blog account name was then sold to Ben Kenny who owns Active Rain. Trulia stopped supporting realtor-consumers network blogs. In fact, their Q&A section is non-existant. I did have an 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 grown blogging 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

10  Attained 1,000,000 points on  8/5/2019 


I have met some very wonderful people here. They sometimes steered me in the right direction. I also get a few Internet RE inquires more spams than real leads. 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    


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  

Comments (10)

Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sam and Congratulations to you. Active Rain is a wonderful forum filled with great folks.

Aug 05, 2019 07:53 AM
Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
MBA,GRI, Associate Broker, Realtor

Congrats on the milestone!

Aug 05, 2019 07:58 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Sam,

A big congratulations to you on reaching a million points.  Wishing you a great week ahead.

Aug 05, 2019 07:59 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Congratulations, I am following your lead.  Can't wait to get to the 1,000,000 points.

Aug 05, 2019 09:08 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Hi Sam, Congratulations on the 1M milestone now onward to the next million.

Aug 05, 2019 01:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sam- Congratulations to you on reaching the one million point milestone. Here's to the next Million!

Aug 05, 2019 08:01 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce


Aug 06, 2019 06:27 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Congrats on joining the million points club, you are a welcome addition for sure!

Aug 06, 2019 07:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello and Congratulations,  Sam - 1,000,000 is a significant milestone. 

Aug 06, 2019 12:56 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Sam Shueh - Congratulations on achieving your 1M Milestone!!! That's quite an achievement! You're a great member here on ActiveRain and I wish you continued success!!!

Aug 10, 2019 07:37 AM