Help-U-Sell Connect

Our favorite time of year has returned! We love giving thanks for our many blessings.

What we’re thankful for in 2015:

Jack Bailey at Success Summit 2015

Jack Bailey educated us about buyer consultations at Success Summit 2015.

  • Our new additions to the Help-U-Sell Real Estate family! We are grateful and excited for them as they build their brokerages and help their clients.
  • The great turnout for our Honolulu training and our annual Success Summit in Las Vegas. We appreciate everyone taking the time out of their busy schedules to attend these events and, most importantly, for your continued contributions and camaraderie.
  • The improving health of beloved broker/owner Ken Kopcho (Help-U-Sell Santa Maria), who suffered a terrible accident earlier this year. His inextinguishable spirit no doubt is helping his remarkable recovery that we hope keeps moving forward.
  • Broker/owners John Powell (Help-U-Sell Galleria Realty) and Jack Bailey (Help-U-Sell Greensboro) for coaching their fellow franchisees weekly. Everyone learns so much from John’s and Jack’s guidance, whether it’s teaching how to capture more seller leads or how to assist buyers.
  • Our print vendors, Excel Print and Mail and Alexander’s Print Advantage, for always working with us and our franchisees to create innovative marketing materials.
  • Franchise Business Review awards. This year, we were bestowed with more top franchise accolades from the market research firm, including a Franchisee Satisfaction Award and being listed among the top low-cost franchises and top franchises for veterans.

As we wind down 2015, we look ahead to more to celebrate next year, our 40th anniversary in particular. We wish you all a happy Thanksgiving and holiday season!



Help-U-Sell Triad Realty closed 14 sides in October.

Help-U-Sell Triad Realty closed 14 sides in October to finish in third place for the month.

The weather may be cooling off in some parts of the country, but our offices are heating things up when it comes to closings!

1) Repeating at number one, Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties closed 17 sides, five buyer sides, four seller sides, and four dual-sided transactions.

2) Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate came in a close second with 16 sides. The Virginia office closed two buyer sides, 10 seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

3) North Carolina’s Help-U-Sell Triad Realty captured third place with 14 closed sides: five buyer and nine seller.

4) Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties, in Chino Hills, California, finished fourth with 11 closed sides consisting of two buyer sides and nine seller sides.

5) Help-U-Sell Central Properties, in Chandler, Arizona, closed nine seller sides and one dual-sided transactions for a total of 10.

5) Tied for fifth place, Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, completed four buyer sides and six seller sides.

5) Detroit-area Help-U-Sell Metropolitan’s 10 sides consisted of eight buyer sides and two seller sides.

5) Located in Eugene, Oregon, Help-U-Sell Select Real Estate had two buyer sides and eight seller sides.

Kudos also go to three offices that sold properties for more than $1 million in October: Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley, Help-U-Sell South Santa Clara County, and Help-U-Sell Wright Realtors.

[Figures as of Nov. 11, 2015]



Based on franchisees’ requests, we have created two new widgets that can be placed on any webpage, either on the Help-U-Sell Real Estate broker website or on a third-party site.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Testimonials Widget

We've created two new widgets, including a testimonials widget, that can be placed on any webpage.

The testimonials widget displays the reviews that have been entered in the Office Management System. The widget can be vertical or horizontal, and its size can be adjusted as needed. Brokers can enter text or video testimonials into OMS.

The seller savings calculator widget enables a homeowner to enter his house’s value and find out approximately how much he could save by listing with the broker’s office in comparison to a traditional, percentage-based brokerage.

Both widgets would work well on landing pages that have contact forms, enabling brokers to generate leads.

The widgets will be ready to use next week. If you are a Help-U-Sell Real Estate broker and want help creating a widget or a landing page with one of these widgets, contact us at support.



Top Producers from September 2015

October 12, 2015

Last month, several of our offices ushered in autumn with a windfall. The top six averaged 13.8 closed sides each. 1) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties closed 21 sides in September, five buyer sides, 10 seller sides, and three dual-sided transactions. The office also received awards at our annual Success Summit for closing the most sides and […]

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Live from Success Summit 2015

October 7, 2015

We’re in the middle of day two of the annual Success Summit in Las Vegas. So far, our 40+ attendees have learned about lead generation and marketing to Millennials, how to use social media tools, and how to double your buyer side production, among other topics. There have also been opportunities to share knowledge and […]

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Updated Marketing Postcards for 2016

September 28, 2015

Because our first year of the automated postcard program was a success, we are expanding it for 2016. Next year, the program will have four additional postcards, an increase of 50 percent, so that recipients will receive one card per month. In addition, we recently enabled agents to send out postcards to their own contacts. […]

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Top Producers for August 2015

September 9, 2015

August marks the opening of the school year in many cities, while our offices continued to close many deals for their clients. 1) Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty, out of Carlisle, Penn., had 13 closed sides, consisting of two buyer sides, seven seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions. 2) In a two-way tie for second place, Help-U-Sell […]

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New Facebook Posting Functionality

August 20, 2015

We have made it easier to post property listings directly to Facebook. Now, you just have to copy the link to the listing and paste it into the status box, and the primary image, the property address, and the description will populate on the page. (See the example on the right.) You can then delete […]

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate Helps Buyers, Too

August 18, 2015

Our name says that our agents help consumers sell their homes, but we also help buyers. In fact, just last month, our top producers closed 50 buyer transactions. Buyers are an important component of our business model, and we love working with them. Many of our offices have dedicated buyers’ agents to handle the buyer […]

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Top Producers for July 2015

August 11, 2015

July was a hot month for several of our offices! 1) Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty nabbed the top spot with 18 closed sides: nine buyer sides, seven seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction. 2) Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate of Steele County, based in Owatonna, Minn., tied for second place with 16 sides consisting of two buyer […]

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