HUS Broker/Owner Maria Powell Turns to Broadcasting to Share Culture and Every Day Living

“If you want to have success in life: Be thankful. Be appreciative. Be respectful.” These are the words of wisdom lived by and shared from Maria Powell, Broker/Owner of Help-U-Sell Galleria Realty in Tucson, Arizona.

There are other words that come to mind that describe Maria perfectly: Energetic. Tenacious. Engaging. Easy to talk to. What is perhaps most impressive about Maria Powell is how much she has accomplished in a relatively short period of years.

Maria immigrated to the United States from Mexico in 1995, speaking very little English and determined to carve out a better life for herself and her two children. She found a mentor, John Powell, from whom she would learn everything about the real estate business, and that is where the true trajectory started. In her first year, Maria closed 16 homes. Soon thereafter she became one of the two Arizona Regional Directors for Help-U-Sell Real Estate, helping new franchisees get their offices set up with the proprietary technology to get to work.

But Maria also had other goals she wanted to achieve, combined with a desire to bring cultures together – her native Mexican culture and her adopted American culture – in an effort to cultivate and foster goodwill and education. Thus was born the idea for her own TV program, the Maria Powell TV show.   The program is a bilingual show that is entertaining and encourages mutual respect while enhancing lives by helping people.

In addition to hosting some of the shows in Italian, some of the topics Maria undertakes on the show:

  • Advocating for animal adoption on behalf of the Pima Animal Shelter  Maria brings animals on the show that are up for adoption, and has a good success record at getting the animals showcased on the program adopted more quickly. There are other elements included such as how and where to report animal abuse and proper care for your animals at home.
  • Loan officers to help prospective home buyers to fix their credit issues as well as purchasing a home.
  • In conjunction with staff from the American Heart Association as guests, Maria’s program has featured teaching people to take better of their hearts through changes in diet and exercise regimens.
  • Dentists from the Tucson community providing advice on ideal oral care.
  • From the entertainment realm, Maria has interviewed actor/director Tony Tarantino, Tommy Bull, the second director for the movie Face Off with John Travolta and Nicholas Cage, and many people known locally known in the Tucson area.
  • She is also one of the preferred TV programs to showcase the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show now on her 4th Year.

Naturally, Maria takes the opportunity to maximize exposure and create lasting impressions for her Help-U-Sell Real Estate Office by sponsoring the program regularly. She also dispenses advice on how to buy and sell a home and shares what trends are emerging in her market, ensuring she is staying relevant to the community she serves.

“I believe everything in our society could be improved by sharing knowledge with each other and helping each other,” Maria added about her program.

The last two words we’d use to describe Maria Powell: hardworking and unstoppable.

We’re at CAR! Say Hi @ Booth 1002 10/11-10/12

The Help-U-Sell Real Estate Team is wrapping up a fantastic year in California franchise sales by attending the CAR EXPO with one last marketing push to close out the last quarter of 2017.

Please stop by and say hello if you are at the Expo today and tomorrow (October 11-12). John Powell and Dave Patterson are staffing the booth, talking up our 41 year old successful business model and solidifying our marketing presence while we’re in town.

A Man on a Mission of Empowerment

Many people in the Sarasota, Florida area know Warren McGregor as the Broker/Owner at Help-U-Sell Gulf Coast Properties, offering full service real estate services for a low set fee and saving home sellers lots of money. “It’s all about empowering consumers with information and choices. It’s a powerful draw that is successful when people learn about it,” Warren explained.

For the last 19 years, Warren McGregor, who is originally from South Africa, has been on a different sort of mission that empowers those that are less fortunate. Humanitarian efforts have brought him to places such as Haiti, Kenya, India, Malawi and Swaziland, all with the goal of improving the lives of impoverished and orphaned children.

Warren founded and serves on the board of Childrens Challenge, which focuses on Clean Water, Education and Care, The scope of their work includes installing fresh water wells, feeding and caring for the children, renovating the orphanages, and providing education and overall support to the children and the staff that care for them. Children’s Challenge has assisted over 2000 children across ten orphanages and care points. 

Children’s Challenge has also partnered with another local company in Sarasota, PPi Technology, which has pioneered a revolutionary mosquito repellant. Children’s Challenge helps distribute this product, which will help in the fight against malaria, in those regions that are affected by this deadly disease. 

“Our next humanitarian mission is in March of 2018,  in Swaziland, which has one of the highest AIDS/ HIV rates in the world. We gather the supplies and the team, we partner with other organizations, then we go and drill the wells or complete whichever project we are focused on for that trip. I always promised myself that when I left Africa and prospered, I would give something back,” Warren added. “More importantly, we would certainly welcome anyone who wishes to aid us in the effort to provide hope for these kids in the future.”

The current fundraising goal for the next mission is $15,600, with $3,200 currently being raised.

For more information on home buying or selling, contact Warren at For information on Warren’s mission work please visit or contact him at



Help-U-Sell Attending the First of Three Major Realtor Conventions … Hello Florida!

As 2017 was anticipated as an excellent year of growth, we sought to enhance that by participating in three major real estate conferences.

The first one is in Florida is happening right now! Next month we will see you in Texas, and the California in October.


The more excitement we generate by new office openings and conferences, the more word gets out nationally about Help-U-Sell® Real Estate. This translates into more business is generated for you!