Coaching: A Path to Success

Jack Bailey, Help-U-Sell Greensboro
Jack Bailey serves as a coach for Help-U-Sell Real Estate offices.

Coaching isn’t just for professional athletes. Real estate agents and brokers also benefit from the guidance and support of a coach. More than half of respondents to a 2014 survey by Inman said their business increased by at least 25 percent during the first year of working with a coach.

Of course, it can be pricey. Personal coaching costs most of the Inman respondents between $300 and $749 per month. Did you know that Help-U-Sell Real Estate offers small group coaching to our franchisees for no fee? Groups are limited to a small number of members, and they’re segmented based on the goals of the participants.

Coaching group members have weekly assignments such as creating a marketing budget and tracking their leads. They also learn from each other during open discussions.

In 2015, our brokers who participated in an internal coaching program saw an average revenue increase of 41.4 percent over 2014.

John Powell, one of Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s coaches, attributes this improvement to the change in point of view a coach is able to provide to a broker.

“A coach can stand outside of the business and view it with a different perspective than the broker who’s involved in the day-to-day operation,” said Powell. “The great thing about our program is, there’s no charge to our franchisees. It’s just a time investment.”

Participants see positive results from the guidance they receive.

“I think our business has benefited considerably,” said Eric Stalter, broker-owner of Help-U-Sell East Valley. “By setting goals on paper and tracking my leads and conversions, I am able to follow my business growth and actually see where I need change and improvement.”

If you’re interested in being coached, contact the corporate office. Jack Bailey of broker-owner of Help-U-Sell Greensboro, and the corporate office’s Powell and James Dingman all have openings in their weekly groups. Not yet one of our franchisees? Visit www.helpusellfranchise.com to learn how to become one.

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Top Producers for July 2016

Karen Detwiler of Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty
Karen Detwiler and her team at Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty took home the gold for most closed sides in July.

If the Olympics included real estate sales, we would have had a clear gold medal winner and close contests for silver and bronze last month.

1) Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty stands atop the podium with an astonishing 24 closed sides for July. The Pennsylvania office’s winning performance consisted of 12 buyer sides, 10 seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

2) Silver medalist Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties scored a total of 14 closed sides with two buyer sides, 10 seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

3) Only one side behind, Minnesota-based Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate took bronze with 13 closed sides. Broker Debra Schmidt and team collaborated for two buyer sides, seven seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

4) Just out of medal contention, Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate closed 12 sides. The Virginia crew’s balanced effort delivered three each of buyer sides, seller sides, and dual-sided transactions.

5) Help-U-Sell Legacy, in Utah, also had a strong showing with five buyer sides, four seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

Congratulations to all of our top competitors for July. We also want to give a high five to Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties for assisting two clients with the sale of their million-dollar homes.

[Figures as of August 9, 2016]

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate Franchise Sales News

California Real Estate Advertorial
Look for our ads and advertorials in upcoming issues of California Real Estate magazine.

The summer temperatures haven’t slowed us down. In fact, things are heating up around here to get us ready for a banner fall. Read the highlights of our franchise sales efforts.

California Realtor Expo and Advertising: As reported back in June, we will have a booth at the event next month in Long Beach. If you’ll be in attendance, stop by and see us at booth #221. You can register online. Also, look for our advertorials and ads in the next few issues of “California Real Estate” magazine. Here is a sneak peek at the first advertorial.

New Banner Stand
We’ve updated our franchise sales banners with new messaging and images.

New Banner Stands and Brochure: You’ll see our updated banner stands in person if you’re at the California Realtor Expo Sept. 27-29. We have one focused on technology and the other on our competitive advantage (pictured). We’re also finalizing a refresh of our franchise sales brochure. It will be mailed to prospective franchisees and given out at events such as the California Realtor Expo.

Informational Webinars: Next Friday, August 12, we are hosting a free informational webinar for those who are interested in our franchise opportunity. For those who cannot attend next Friday, we will hold three more before the end of the year. People can register for any of the webinars on the Franchise Opportunity Center website. If you know someone who would like to attend, please share the link with him or her.

These are just a few of the franchise sales initiatives we have in the works, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of what’s happening at the home office. As we have more news we can share, we will keep you posted.

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate Hires Veteran Franchisee as Chief Development Officer

John Powell joins Help-U-Sell Real Estate
John Powell has joined Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s corporate staff as its Chief Development Officer.

We want to officially announce that John Powell has joined the Help-U-Sell Real Estate corporate staff! As many of you know, John is a veteran franchisee. He has also presented at our Success Summits and coaches other franchisees. He served as a regional director, as well, so he is very familiar with our system from all aspects.

Now, he is our Chief Development Officer.

While he spread the company’s message in the Tucson area as broker-owner of Help-U-Sell Galleria, his new position affords him the chance to do this on a larger scale.

“I joined the corporate team to help as many brokers as possible enjoy the success that I have experienced with Help-U-Sell Real Estate,” John says.

“My role has two primary objectives: one is coaching existing offices to increase their production and profitability by focusing on marketing, adding good people to their staff, training those people, and setting up systems to make the office run smoothly and efficiently,” he says. “The second role is to help build franchise sales to bring more brokers in to the Help-U-Sell Real Estate family and grow the franchise.”

The corporate staff is excited to have John officially on board.

“John brings decades of real estate and regional development experience, on top of being a Help-U-Sell Real Estate family member for nearly 30 years,” says Robert Stevens, our Chief Operations Officer. “He will be driving network growth and development to help us reach our goals for 2016-17 and beyond.”

If you are a current broker who is interested in joining a coaching group, please get in touch. If you are not yet one of our franchisees but would like to learn about becoming one, please visit helpusellfranchise.com.

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Top Producers for June 2016

Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate's Debra Schmidt
Debra Schmidt and her team at Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate closed 11 sides in June.

To paraphrase a famous Rogers and Hammerstein tune, June was bustin’ out all over! Offices in eight states are represented in the month’s top producers list.

1) With 20 closed sides, Help-U-Sell Triad Realty led the way. The North Carolina office helped seven buyers and 13 sellers.

2) Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty, out of Carlisle, Penn., tied for second place with 17 closed sides: five buyer sides, six seller sides, and three dual-sided transactions.

2) California-based Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties had one buyer side, 14 seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

3) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties closed a total of 13 sides made up of three buyer sides, eight seller sides, one dual-sided transaction.

4) Help-U-Sell Metropolitan, in the Detroit, Michigan, area, took fourth place with seven buyer sides, three seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

5) Minnesota’s Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate completed three buyer sides, four seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

5) Help-U-Sell Peoples Real Estate, in Philadelphia, also wrapped up June with 11 sides: three seller sides and four dual-sided transactions.

6) Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate did three buyer sides, five seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction in Virginia.

6) Help-U-Sell Select Real Estate, located in Eugene, Ore., assisted four buyer clients and six seller clients.

Kudos also to all of our offices that helped clients sell properties for more than $1 million in June: Help-U-Sell Alpha Paladins Realty, Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties, and Help-U-Sell Tri-Valley Homes.

[Figures as of July 11, 2016]

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