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.
The summer temperatures haven’t slowed us down. In fact, things are heating up around here to get us ready for a banner fall. Read the highlights of our franchise sales efforts.
California Realtor Expo and Advertising: As reported back in June, we will have a booth at the event this month in Long Beach. If you’ll be in attendance, stop by and see us at booth #221. You can register online. Also, look for our advertorials and ads in the next few issues of “California Real Estate” magazine. Here is a sneak peek at the first advertorial.
New Banner Stands and Brochure: You’ll see our updated banner stands in person if you’re at the California Realtor Expo Sept. 27-29. We have one focused on technology and the other on our competitive advantage (pictured). We’re also finalizing a refresh of our franchise sales brochure. It will be mailed to prospective franchisees and given out at events such as the California Realtor Expo.
Informational Webinars: This Friday, September 9, we are hosting a free informational webinar for those who are interested in our franchise opportunity. For those who cannot attend next Friday, we will hold two more before the end of the year. People can register for any of the webinars on the Franchise Opportunity Center website. If you know someone who would like to attend, please share the link with him or her.
These are just a few of the franchise sales initiatives we have in the works, but we wanted to give you a sneak peek into some of what’s happening at the home office. As we have more news we can share, we will keep you posted.
We want to officially announce that John Powell has joined the Help-U-Sell Real Estate corporate staff! As many of you know, John is a veteran franchisee. He has also presented at our Success Summits and coaches other franchisees. He served as a regional director, as well, so he is very familiar with our system from all aspects.
Now, he is our Chief Development Officer.
While he spread the company’s message in the Tucson area as broker-owner of Help-U-Sell Galleria, his new position affords him the chance to do this on a larger scale.
“I joined the corporate team to help as many brokers as possible enjoy the success that I have experienced with Help-U-Sell Real Estate,” John says.
“My role has two primary objectives: one is coaching existing offices to increase their production and profitability by focusing on marketing, adding good people to their staff, training those people, and setting up systems to make the office run smoothly and efficiently,” he says. “The second role is to help build franchise sales to bring more brokers in to the Help-U-Sell Real Estate family and grow the franchise.”
The corporate staff is excited to have John officially on board.
“John brings decades of real estate and regional development experience, on top of being a Help-U-Sell Real Estate family member for nearly 30 years,” says Robert Stevens, our Chief Operations Officer. “He will be driving network growth and development to help us reach our goals for 2016-17 and beyond.”
If you are a current broker who is interested in joining a coaching group, please get in touch. If you are not yet one of our franchisees but would like to learn about becoming one, please visit helpusellfranchise.com.
Serving as our host, 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.
We have finalized the agenda, and there will be many opportunities to mingle informally with your fellow franchisees and agents. We will also celebrate the past year and our 40th anniversary on board the ship.
Unlike our Success Summits of recent years, we’ll be spending less time in meetings, so feel free to bring along your spouse and children too. So far, 20 offices from all over the country are planning to attend. If you join us, you’ll get to meet brand-new franchisees and reconnect with veteran franchisees and agents.
Be sure to book your cabin by August 11 to be part of our group. If you have misplaced or did not receive any emails from corporate with the booking information, please contact us and we will re-send it. We will also be sending out the full agenda via email this week.
We hope to see you on board this fall!
P.S. If you’re not yet a member of the Help-U-Sell Real Estate family, it’s not too late to join us. Learn about becoming a franchisee on our franchise website.
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.
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.