TiffanyJohannes 200x300 Top Producers for March 2014

Tiffany Johannes of Help-U-Sell Buy Today in Charlotte, N.C., had 14 closed sides in March 2014.

March’s top producers averaged an impressive 10.4 closed sides each. Let’s see who made the list.

1) Charlotte’s Help-U-Sell Buy Today closed 14 sides — 10 buyer and four seller — to finish in first place.

2) In a tie for second place, Help-U-Sell Central Properties, in Chandler, Ariz., had 10 sides consisting of one buyer and nine seller sides.

2) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties closed three buyer sides, five seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

3) Help-U-Sell Hometown Realty out of York, Penn., ended the month with nine closed sides, which included one buyer side, three seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

3) All nine of Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties’ closings were seller sides. The office is located in Chino Hills, Calif.

Two offices sold properties worth more than $1 million in March, saving their clients thousands of dollars in commissions. Congratulations to Help-U-Sell Buy Today and Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties!

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate has two new marketing postcard designs for spring. Both are geared toward sellers.

Spring brings fresh flowers and new EDDM (every door direct mail) postcards. Excel Printing & Mailing has set up a co-op for Help-U-Sell Real Estate franchisees to enable a lower cost per piece. The postcards, with postage and shipping, are only $0.28 each.

Mark your calendars! The co-op starts on Mon., Apr. 7, and ends Mon., Apr. 21. We have designed two new seller-targeted postcards. One is based on the “8 Questions Every Home Owner Should Ask Their Agent” flyer. You can customize the eight questions and localize the contact information. The other new design (pictured) promotes Market Sketch, our tool that offers real-time data on the local real estate market. A QR code will direct recipients to a page like this one. If you would like to send out the Market Sketch postcard and do not have a page set up, contact the home office so that we can create the page on your site.

Once you’ve logged into Excel’s site, you will click on Office Co-Op to see the designs, customize them and place your order. You can still order the two designs from earlier this year.

Be sure to order enough postcards for the next three months. The next co-op for EDDMs will start on July 7, 2014.

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Several Help-U-Sell Real Estate franchisees from Southern California attended a training day in Irvine, Calif., in March.

Last week, Help-U-Sell Real Estate franchisees from Southern California gathered to network and connect in Irvine, Calif. The home office’s Ron McCoy led the group, which included owners of Help-U-Sell Advance Realty, Coast and Valley, Conejo Valley, Distinctive Homes, Flint Realty, Irvine, Riverside Realty, Santa Maria, Sunrise, and Wright Realtors.

One attendee raved about the meeting, saying it was full of “really meaningful content.”

If you missed the gathering, don’t worry. You can join us for our annual Success Summit this fall! Brokers and agents from the entire country will get together for a few days of learning, networking, and enjoying each other’s company.

Last year, we had a phenomenal turnout and, by all accounts, it was worth attending. One Summit-goer wrote about his experience, “Here we can give and receive; we benefit from the experience of others; we establish and renew friendships; we participate in a generosity of spirit evidenced by a desire to help everyone else. You can’t get it from a book. You can’t get it from a webinar. You have to be there.”

This year’s Summit will take place in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood. The dates are Tues., Oct. 14 through Thurs., Oct. 16. Please mark your calendars and watch for more details, including how to register and how to reserve your hotel room.

We want to see you in Las Vegas this October!

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Top Producers for February 2014

March 11, 2014

Our top-selling offices for February kept the momentum going from January. Who says this is the slow season? 1) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties finished first with a lucky 13 closed sides: three buyer sides and 10 seller sides. 2) Virginia’s Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate came in second place for the second month in a row. [...]

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Video: Why Percentage-Based Commissions Don’t Make Sense

February 25, 2014

At Help-U-Sell Real Estate, we believe there’s a more fair way to charge our clients when we sell their homes than the traditional percentage-based commission. To explain our system and the way many traditional brokerages work when it comes to commission structure, we’ve created an informative video. Watch this video: * if you want to [...]

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New Widget to Display Key Performance Indicators

February 18, 2014

Help-U-Sell Real Estate brokers can show off their offices’ achievements, including how much they saved their seller clients, with a new widget. The widget displays as a table and can also contain data on other key performance indicators, such as total number of listings sold, days on market, and percentage of listings sold by MLS [...]

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Top Producers for January 2014

February 11, 2014

Last month’s wintry weather didn’t snow in our top producers for January! They closed an average of eight sides each. 1) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties repeated at number one with nine closed sides that consisted of one buyer side, four seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions. 2) Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty, out of Pennsylvania, closed eight sides: [...]

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s New Tablet-Friendly Website

February 6, 2014

More than 40 percent of Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s website visitors view the site from a mobile device. With that number expected to grow as more people switch from laptops to tablets, we saw the need to create a mobile-friendly corporate site. The new site will: * be scalable to fit any device * have a [...]

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Car Wraps Can Drive Lead Generation

January 23, 2014

What’s better than a billboard advertising your office? How about a moving vehicle that goes where you go, or that could be parked in various high-visibility locations around town? We have worked with our on-demand print vendor, Alexander’s Print Advantage, to create new car wrap designs that can be adapted to any make or model. [...]

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate Named Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

January 13, 2014

Help-U-Sell Real Estate has been named in Franchise Business Review’s list of 2014 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards winners. This is our third year receiving such an honor. Thank you to our franchisees, who participated in a Franchise Business Review survey to gauge their satisfaction with us. In response to the award, Ron McCoy, our vice president [...]

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