Help-U-Sell Closes 1st Quarter of 2017 Welcoming 10 New Offices

Sarasota, FL (April 17, 2017) – Help-U-Sell® Real Estate, the largest fee-for-service real estate franchise in the nation, has undergone substantial growth with ten new office openings in late 2016 and through the first quarter of 2017.

Celebrating 40 years last year, the recent growth is an anticipated boon, and a welcome change from the bleak outlook of real estate nearly a decade ago.

“We’re encouraged by the residential real estate industry rediscovering our proven business model, but we are constantly striving to create better tools to fuel our owners success,” said Robert Stevens, Chief Operating Officer. “We have several innovative projects in progress that are poised to help us better serve our franchise owners, in turn, we will be anticipating more for franchise sales going forward.”

The new offices are:

1. Help-U-Sell TriCounty, Broker John Paul Dauber, Fontana, CA

2. Help-U-Sell Realty Choices, Broker Mark Pike, Springfield, MO

3. Help-U-Sell Inland Empire, Broker Bernie Valenzuala, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4. Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties, Broker Patrick Woods, Eastvale, CA

5. Help-U-Sell 951 Realty, Broker Ron Thompson, Marrieta, CA

6. Help-U-Sell Treasure Coast, Broker Roberta Pickens, Hobe Sound, FL

7. Help-U-Sell Wisdom Realty, Broker Raul Novales, Montclair, CA

8. Help-U-Sell Marquis Properties, Broker Joseph Sampson, Del Mar, CA

9. Help-U-Sell Desert Realty, Broker Salman Rizvi, Victorville, CA

10. Help-U-Sell Hunter Herget, Broker Charles Herget, Alameda, CA

One of our new offices is an “alumni” because she was a part of the Help-U-Sell family previously. Roberta Pickens left Help-U-Sell® Real Estate in 2010 after the real estate crash sent many real estate offices under. “It’s great to be back, and I’m looking forward to a new era of growth,” said Roberta.“I truly believe in our low overhead business model which translates into savings that we pass along to home sellers.”

This philosophy perfectly captures the essence of Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s consumer-centric business model, which adds agents only as the number of buyers and sellers coming into the office requires. In contrast, most real estate brokerages focus on endless recruiting of agents to grow their businesses.

Created 40 years ago, the Help-U-Sell Real Estate model was the pioneer for providing an alternative to the dated commission structure for real estate. By proactively challenging the structure of commissions, a revolution was forged that continues to provide superior, in-house marketing for brokers and a perfect full-service, set-fee business model that saves consumers money.

Top Producers for September 2016

Steve Vincent of Help-U-Sell Triad Realty in Greensboro, N.C.
North Carolina office Help-U-Sell Triad Realty finished September with 20 closed sides. Steve Vincent is the office’s broker/owner.

From coast to coast, our offices had a banner month in September.

1) Way out front, Help-U-Sell Triad Realty closed four buyer sides, 12 seller sides, and two dual-sided transactions for a total of 20.

2) Taking second place, Help-U-Sell Edmond/OKC completed 14 closed sides: one buyer side, seven seller sides, and three dual-sided transactions.

3) In a tie for third place, North Carolina’s Help-U-Sell Greensboro had a dozen closed sides, consisting of four buyer sides, six seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

3) Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties, located in Chino Hills, Calif., helped one buyer and 11 sellers.

4) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties held fourth place with 11 closed sides, which were comprised of four buyer sides, five seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

5) Minnesota-based Help-U-Sell Heritage Real Estate was part of a three-way tie for fifth place. Their 10 sides were evenly split between buyers and sellers (at four each), along with one dual-sided transaction.

5) Help-U-Sell Jeff Braun Realty, out of Wisconsin, worked with six buyers and four sellers in September.

5) Last but not least, Utah office Help-U-Sell Legacy closed four buyer sides, four seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction.

Congratulations to everyone! We also want to add kudos for Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties. They helped a client sell a property for more than $1 million.

[Figures as of Oct. 7, 2016]

What’s New at Help-U-Sell Real Estate

Charles Herget is returning to the company as owner of Help-U-Sell Hunter Herget Real Estate.
Charles Herget is returning to the company as owner of Help-U-Sell Hunter Herget Real Estate.

As we head into fall, we’re ramping up our activities, from welcoming new offices to meeting with prospective franchisees. We also have some award news.

New Offices: Two new offices are opening in California within the next month. Please welcome Joseph Sampson, owner of Help-U-Sell Marquis Properties in Del Mar, and welcome back Charles Herget, owner of Help-U-Sell Hunter Herget Real Estate in Alameda.

In-Person Seminars: In October and November, we will be conducting free in-person seminars in Ontario, Calif., and Chandler, Ariz. If you are a potential franchisee in one of these areas who would like to attend, please register. The Ontario seminar is Oct. 7, and the Chandler seminar is Nov. 9. Event locations and times are on the website.

Top Low-Cost Franchise: We’ve been named a top low-cost franchise by Franchise Business Review. The publication highlights franchises with an initial investment of $100,000 or under and the highest owner satisfaction ratings, based on a survey. Read the entire guide.

Watch for more growth and harvesting this fall. We have a lot more in store. If you are interested in becoming part of the excitement, visit our Franchise Opportunity Center.

Top Producers for August 2016

Jeff Braun of Help-U-Sell Jeff Braun Realty
Jeff Braun and his team at Help-U-Sell Jeff Braun Realty closed 10 sides in August.

In August, the South was hot! Three of the month’s top offices reside below the Mason-Dixon line, and a few in other parts of the country had sizzling success.

1) Virginia’s Help-U-Sell Direct Savings Real Estate completed 15 sides: one buyer side, six seller sides, and an amazing four dual-sided transactions.

1) In neighboring North Carolina, Help-U-Sell Triad Realty tied for the top spot with four buyer sides and 11 seller sides.

2) Also in North Carolina, Help-U-Sell Greensboro did 13 sides consisting of six buyers, five sellers, and one dual-sided transaction.

2) Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties, breaks the South’s dominance with 13 sides. The Hawaii office helped four buyers and nine sellers.

3) Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties, in Chino Hills, Calif., landed in third place with 12 closed sides. Four buyer sides, six seller sides, and one dual-sided transaction made up the office’s tally.

4) Wisconsin-based Help-U-Sell Jeff Braun Realty‘s 10 sides were four buyers, two sellers, and two dual-sided transactions.

We also want to extend an honorable mention to Help-U-Sell Westside Realty, in the Los Angeles area, which helped a client sell a $3.1 million property.

[Figures as of Sept. 12, 2016]

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.