Spring Marketing Postcards Co-Op

Help-U-Sell Real Estate's new marketing postcard
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.

Help-U-Sell Family Gatherings

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Training in Southern California
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!

Top Producers for February 2014

Cynthia Stevens of Help-U-Sell Central Properties in Arizona
Cynthia Stevens' Help-U-Sell Central Properties office closed eight sides in February to tie for third place.

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. The office’s 10 closed sides were composed of one buyer side, seven seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

3) In a three-way tie for third, Help-U-Sell Buy Today, based in Charlotte, closed a very symmetrical eight sides: three buyer sides, three seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

3) Help-U-Sell Central Properties, out of Chandler, Ariz., completed two buyer sides and six seller sides.

3) Also in Arizona, Help-U-Sell Galleria Realty closed three buyer sides and five seller sides.

Great job, everyone!

[Figures as of March 11, 2014.]