Realty One Group
Silicon Valley, CA
Often I get asked if I know someone who can help their children who is interning or going to universities in Silicon Valley wanting to find housing close by. It is better to purchase a cottage or small home with roommates to help paying for mortgage than paying for steep dorm fees. After a few times with parents from those private schools I see parents were shocked at how pricey the homes are here. Parents already took a home line of equity to pay for the stellar tuition thinking all they need to do is pick a home waiting for them. The reality all these homes are priced way higher near campus. I have parents even with a physician and junior college dean combined wages stated they just can not afford a 7 figure mortgage. These days people from out of the area I asked if any other agents are interested in showing.
The college interns coming here start earning ~$95,000-110,000 on an annual basis. They are device and information savvy often defies their parents wish to work with a realtor. Your mom found me from high school alumni database.Where are you? Do you need help with housing? I will not get paid but I will give you a hand. I had one student contacted me asking me to submit the size of each room size on Autocad drawing, crystal clear tiff images from 4 directions for each room and whether the rent can be reduced since three earn a combined quarter of a million dollars a year. Is that what they learned from Ivy League schools?
I typically check our franchise data base and also on Active Rain data base. At another brokerage we signed an agreement through the CEO asking for a referral agent as he knows who is available. Those from this site I left a message often I get little to no feedback but see their blogs more.
I did receive a response from that she covered that area and the person can contact her if needing help. The client was the one I sold their home quickly they highly thought of me. After they could not get in touch with that agent I told them just go to open house and work with whoever they feel comfortable with. The responses from AR or elsewhere frankly are not all that over whelmingly positive. However, if a realtor approaches me I get on it right away. I signed a referral commission agreement next day and inform them where the process is until getting paid. Your check is heading your broker.
It does not seem right a professional I get in touch with give me the impression they are busy or not even checking their eMail or phone. Like everyone else we need communication and a clear channel. Often I thought the agent will stay on top of it and realize someone dropped the ball. Often I think the people in new town decide they do fine without an agent or the agent does not spend much time communicating and lost the prospect. Sending a referral is one kind of lead generation. It is more credible because there is a common bond. You were referred by so and so to get with a good agent. The tricky part is I have just little information other than a name, phone number and eMail. To make sure it is taken care of and the chemistry between two parties work well is the tricky part.
The question remains I will try to match the person's needs and too keep the communication open. If someone I contacted does not respond I will follow Albert Einstein's referral formula out of the equation.
If you have questions on properties that you wish to sell or purchase. Please give a call. I am never busy for your referrals.
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.
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