Top Producers for December 2017

The year wrapped up with shining results for our top offices in December.

1) Taking first place is Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties with a total of 14 closings, five on the buyer and nine on the seller sides.

Karen Detwiler, the owner/broker of Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty had 13 closings in December 2017

2) A very close second place goes to Help-U-Sell Detwiler Realty  with 13 closings, six on the buyer and seven on the seller sides.

3) In third place was  Help-U-Sell Federal City with a total of 11 closings, eight on the buyer and three on the seller sides.

4) Coming in at fourth place is Help U Sell Triad Realty with 10 closings, five on the buyer and five on the seller sides.

Congratulations to all our offices on these great accomplishments!


Five Tips To Set Up a Successful E-mail Drip Campaign

  1. Identify your goals

Make sure you know what you want to accomplish with your content. The body of your email needs to get the recipients attention or they may consider it spam.

  1. Use short sentences and avoid “spammy” subject headlines

Using shorter lines allows you to get your message across quickly. Don’t make the emails too long or people may not read them. Avoid using spammy titles and “hot button words.” Try and come up with a subject line using a direct personal question instead,  such as: “Would you like to save the most equity when selling?” OR “Do you know how to get top dollar for your home?”

Also, see  post below by Neil Patel when creating title lines:

  1. Avoid red– red is a loud color and is often used by spammers. It could potentially set off spam filters.
  2. Misleading subject lines– from blank subject lines, to subject line that don’t match your copy, be careful using them because they are a large part of the spam algorithm email providers employ.
  3. Capital letters– avoid using all capital letters within the body of your email and in the subject line.
  4. Avoid excessive symbol use– avoid using too many question marks, dollar signs and exclamation marks, especially in a row.
  5. Don’t link too much– from your call to action, to links within the email, ideally you shouldn’t have more than two or three links.
  6. Unsubscribe links– each of your emails should contain an unsubscribe link. The more difficult you make it for people to unsubscribe, the more problems you will have.
  7. Be thorough– make sure you include a proper reply to email address and a from address so that people can get in touch with you if they have any issues

By Neil Patel on June 24, 2013

3. Create a Personal tone & add a P.S. to each Email

Your recipients need to feel as though you are speaking to them directly. Don’t forget to introduce yourself in the first email and address them by their first names. Why use a P.S.? We tend to remember stuff at the beginning and at the end, this is an effective way to make important content stick in their minds.

4. Include a Call to Action (CTA)

Every email should have at least two things:

1. Valuable information AND

2. Call to action

The call to action is asking the recipient to do something after they have read your email.  For example: “Hey there, if you are interested in learning more about our Help-U-SellR franchises, click here to get started…”

5. Get your Sequence right & Close the Loop

Make sure your drip campaigns leave enough room for your recipients to digest the content. The best way to do this is to send out the first bulk emails on a daily basis, i.e. one per day. Finally, test your campaign on effectiveness and improve where necessary. Start testing different aspects such as: email subjects, open rate or different subject headlines.




Top Producers for November 2017

The weather in November may have cooled off drastically in some parts of the country, but that did not stop our offices from heating things up when it comes to closings!

1) Our big winner is Help-U-Sell Metropolitan with a total of 15 closings, five on the buyer and ten on the seller sides.

Mario Ferrante, the broker/owner of Help-U-Sell Metropolitan, finished with 15 closings in November.

2)Finishing in second place is Help-U-Sell Triad Realty  with 13 closings, six on the buyer and seven on the seller sides.

3) In third place was  Help-U-Sell Greensboro with a total of 11 closings, four on the buyer and seven on the seller side.

4) A very close fourth place goes to Help U Sell Federal City Realty with 10 closings, seven on the buyer and three on the seller sides.

Congratulations to all our offices on these fantastic results!


Don Taylor Award 2017 – Tom Nunes

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Don Taylor Award 2017 is Tom Nunes of Help-U-Sell-Sunrise in Sacramento, California. Not only is Tom one of our long time Help-U-Sell family members, but he and his team has continuously represented the Help-U-Sell brand to the highest standards. He has also displayed exceptional commitment to his community and those in need, as we have seen during the weeks of the devastating California wildfires.

Tom Nunes with loaded cargo van on his way to Santa Rosa.

This past October, as fires raged through northern California burning vast acres of land and leaving thousands of homes burned to the ground, Tom organized a donation drive. Having lived in the Sacramento area for over 25 years, he could call on his extensive network of family, friends, colleagues and clients to donate to those families whose homes had been destroyed by the wildfires. The donations were in fact so generous that for five consecutive weekends, Tom and his family loaded up four cargo vans and made the two a half hour drive to Santa Rosa to aid these families who had essentially lost everything. He provided them with necessities such as food, water, clothing, toys and gift cards.

Helping out families who lost many possessions in the fires.

In fact, he did not just pass his donations on to charity but he and his family also visited those in need, taking his time talking to and comforting them. He said: “The tears, appreciation and stories we heard of the narrow escapes from the sudden fires were incredible.” He described the devastation as being far worse than what the media portrayed, also sadly mentioning that his former high school had been burned to the ground.

Maureen Grisso, broker and owner of Help-U Sell Santa Rosa spoke of how two of her employees were directly affected by the fires. She described their distress as only having “mere minutes to gather whatever they could and escape before the fires engulfed their houses”. She portrayed the scene on that night “as if the world was on fire.”  Fortunately, both of her employees were some of the beneficiaries of Tom’s generosity. Having known Tom for many years, Maureen also said: “If everyone treated their fellow human beings the way Tom did, it would be a much better world.”

Santa Rosa- Tom passing out aid to those in need.

Several weeks after the flames have been extinguished, things are still far from usual in Santa Rosa. Unfortunately, rent prices have soared as these families are just beginning to rebuild their homes and lives. Nonetheless, Tom continues to assist them by collecting donations and selling customized caps to purchase Christmas Gift Cards. He has been a tremendous support to these families, a true beacon of light, giving hope out of the pure goodness of his heart and a real inspiration to us all. As Winston Churchill once said: “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” Congratulations, Mr. Nunes!

Top Producers for October 2017

Our Help-U-Sell offices had a fantastic month in October with very close ties in the top four rankings.

1) In a tie for first place was Help-U-Sell Triad Realty with a total of 18 closings of which nine were from the buyer and nine from the seller sides as well as Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties also totaling at 18- with six buyer and twelve seller sides.

2) Second place goes to Help-U-Sell Prestige Properties completing 14 closings, consisting of two from buyer and twelve from seller sides.

3) A very close third place was held by Help-U-Sell Greensboro with a total of 13 closings, which were comprised of three buyer and ten seller sides.

4) Taking the fourth place was Help U Sell Heritage Real Estate of Steele County Inc. managing 10 closings, with six buyer and four seller sides.

Congratulations to everyone on these great results and we are looking forward to an excellent November 2017 sales report!

Richard Cricchio of Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties. His office finished with 18 closings in October. He is the office’s broker and owner.
North Carolina Office Help-U Sell Triad Realty finished
October with 18 closings.
Steve Vincent is the
office’s broker and owner