Help-U-Sell Real Estate Franchise News

We’re in growth mode at Help-U-Sell Real Estate! Our franchise sales team has been hard at work creating advertisements, securing booth space at a real estate expo, and updating crucial sales tools to help get the word out to potential franchisees.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate ad in Arizona Publication
Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s ad is in the July issue of the “Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business.”

Arizona and Nevada Ads: We have created advertisements for the “Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business,” as well as the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors publication. You can read the July issue of the Arizona publication (our ad is on page 37) online. Our ad will appear in the next five issues. We will also have a full-page ad in the August issue of the Las Vegas publication.

California Realtor Expo and More: Look for us at this year’s CAR Expo, September 27-29 in Long Beach. Not only are we exhibiting, but we’re also a sponsor and we’ll have advertorials and ads in three issues of the association’s magazine, “California Real Estate.”

Updated Franchise Website and Brochure: Our franchise website and sales brochure are getting face lifts this summer. Stay tuned for more information on these.

While we are concentrating on Arizona, Las Vegas, and Southern California, we are open to working with franchisees in any part of the country. If you are interested in joining Help-U-Sell Real Estate or if you know someone who is, visit our website.

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Top Producers for May 2016

Help-U-Sell Greensboro
Help-U-Sell Greensboro closed 20 sides in May.

May was a banner month for two of our offices, who closed 20 or more sides! Others made the list of top producers for the first time in a while, and some helped sellers with $1 million-plus transactions. Congratulations to all!

1) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties edged out second place by just one. Their 21 closed sides consisted of six buyer sides, nine seller sides, and three dual-sided transactions.

2) Barely missing a tie for first, Help-U-Sell Greensboro completed 20 sides: six buyer, 10 seller, and two dual-sided transactions.

3) With a lucky 13 closed sides, Help-U-Sell Triad Realty finished third. The North Carolina office had three buyer sides, eight seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

4) Alabama’s Help-U-Sell Quad Cities Realty closed two buyer sides, six seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

5) Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate did 11 closed sides. One buyer side, six seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions made up their total.

6) In a three-way tie for sixth place, Help-U-Sell Jeff Braun Realty, out of Wisconsin, did two buyer sides, four seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

6) Utah-based Help-U-Sell Legacy helped four buyers and six sellers in May.

6) Help-U-Sell Options Unlimited, in Terre Haute, Indiana, rounds out the top producers with four buyer sides, two seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

Three offices helped their clients sell $1 million-plus properties. Great job saving your sellers thousands of dollars, Help-U-Sell Achievers Realty, Help-U-Sell Greensboro, and Help-U-Sell San Antonio Hill Country!

[Figures as of June 14, 2016]

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New Responsive Broker Websites

Help-U-Sell Real Estate New Broker Site
Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s new broker websites adapt to any device.

These days, many people’s phones double as their computers. In fact, half of surveyed home buyers used a mobile or tablet website or app to search for houses in 2015, according to a National Association of Realtors study. As mobile devices continue to overtake the sale and usage of desktop computers and as younger generations become homeowners, this percentage will only grow.

Recognizing the need for mobile-friendly websites, Help-U-Sell Real Estate has created responsive sites for its brokers. The new sites’ features can make searching for houses easier.

    * Brokers’ pre-determined customized search results, such as “Waterfront Properties” or “Homes in [specified zip code]”
    * Filters that enable users to narrow down listings by square footage, school district, subdivision, and many other factors
    * Refining of property search with a draw tool that allows users to look at listings in a discrete area

The new design is also more user-friendly in other ways, including streamlined content with more video and less text, and a new automated free home valuation tool that enables users to get instant reports on the estimated values of specified houses.

The sites are being rolled out on an individual basis. Franchisees can customize the site to fit their markets and preferences. Two examples of the new site design are Help-U-Sell Columbia Basin and Help-U-Sell Advance Realty. Franchisees can change the background image and choose what content to display on the homepage, as well as create new or alter existing landing pages.

If you are a franchisee who wants to make the switch to the new template, contact us so that we can start the process.

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Top Producers for April 2016

Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate
Kimberly Zelena (pictured with Ron McCoy of the corporate office) and her team at Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate closed 11 sides in April.

April put a spring in the step of several offices, who completed an average of 13 transaction sides.

1) In a three-way tie for first place, Pennsylvania’s Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty had 14 closed sides: two buyer sides, 10 seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

1) Help-U-Sell Greensboro‘s 14 sides consisted of two buyer sides, eight seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions.

1) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties helped three buyers and 11 sellers.

2) Help-U-Sell Triad Realty, out of North Carolina, closed 12 sides evenly split between buyers and sellers.

3) Virginia’s Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate took third place again with five buyer sides and six seller sides for a total of 11.

Way to go, everyone! Congratulations also to Help-U-Sell Alpha Paladins Realty for helping a client sell a $1 million property, saving the seller thousands of dollars in commission.

[Figures as of May 10, 2016]

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Help-U-Sell Real Estate News Roundup

Help-U-Sell Columbia Basin
Our newest office, Help-U-Sell Columbia Basin, is based in Moses Lake, Washington.

The first week of May is proving to be an eventful one for us at Help-U-Sell Real Estate. From the opening of a new office to the plans for our 40th anniversary Success Summit, things are hopping here!

New Office Opens: Welcome, Brent and Marianne Kirwan, owners of Help-U-Sell Columbia Basin! Their office, based in Moses Lake, Washington, officially opens this week. The Kirwans have decades of experience in real estate and look forward to spreading the word about the Help-U-Sell Real Estate business model and growing their office.

Buyer Consultant Training Class Graduates: Five students graduated this week from the third Jack Bailey Buyer Consultant Training course. The 10-week program teaches everything from financing and construction knowledge to writing upside down and time management. Congratulations to Audrey LeCount (Help-U-Sell Jeff Braun Realty), Chantell Stevens and Frank Cryan (Help-U-Sell Gulf Coast Properties), Chris Burton (Help-U-Sell Conejo Valley), and Kelly Spasic (Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty).

The 40th Anniversary Cruise Is Ready for Booking: This year, we’re commemorating our 40th anniversary with a cruise! Serving as host for our celebration/annual Success Summit, the Carnival Inspiration will set sail out of Long Beach, California, on Monday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m. and returns Friday, October 14, at 7 a.m. There will be two ports of call, Catalina Island and Enseñada, Mexico, as well as an awards ceremony, a look back and a look ahead at Help-U-Sell Real Estate, and mingling with fellow franchisees.

We’re eager to see what the rest of the month and the year hold for us and our offices. If you want to join the excitement, please visit our Franchise Opportunity Center to learn more about how you can become a franchisee.

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