New Facebook Posting Functionality

Sample Facebook Property Listing Post
Help-U-Sell Real Estate brokers can easily post their property listings to Facebook.

We have made it easier to post property listings directly to Facebook. Now, you just have to copy the link to the listing and paste it into the status box, and the primary image, the property address, and the description will populate on the page. (See the example on the right.)

You can then delete the link and write whatever you’d like to say about the property, such as pointing out a unique feature or promoting an open house.

We are working on making it even easier to publish a listing on Facebook by adding a button on each property profile that will enable you to directly post to your business or personal page.


Help-U-Sell Success Summit 2012

We’re just back from the 2012 Help-U-Sell Success Summit, and the REALTORS Conference & Expo leading up to it. By all accounts, both were a great success! We loved seeing our brokers from all over the country. Several of them (Kim and Mike Zelena, Leigh Anne Losh, Kyna Baehr, and Walt Hippauf) drove hundreds of miles to be with us in Orlando.

Thank you to everyone who spent time at our expo booth. Your testimonials to prospective franchisees are more powerful than just about anything we can say to them or show them. A special thank-you to Dan Desmond, who made the trek from storm-damaged New Jersey to help out at the Expo and to attend the Summit.

We hope all who attended the Success Summit got some great takeaways. The hands-on approach and interactive discussions about OMS and website requests and your fee structures taught us, too. We also talked about partnering with a wonderful charity that gives food to the hungry and about adding a potential vendor to our program. As we get closer to finalizing those partnerships, we will keep you informed.

Those of you who couldn’t make it this year, please mark your calendars and start saving now for the 2013 events in San Francisco. The NAR dates are Nov. 8-11, and we will have our Success Summit immediately following. We’ll provide more information in the months to come.

Meanwhile, enjoy a few photos from the Expo and the Success Summit.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate's booth at the Realtors Expo
Help-U-Sell Real Estate's booth at the Realtors Conference & Expo in Orlando

Chris, Dee and Kendra working the Help-U-Sell booth at NAR
Chris, Dee and Kendra working the Help-U-Sell Real Estate booth at the Realtors Conference & Expo

Tracy Jacobs of Help-U-Sell Quad Cities Realty
Tracy Jacobs of Help-U-Sell Quad Cities Realty takes notes during the Success Summit.

Help-U-Sell Success Summit
Ron McCoy teaching about Instagram during the Help-U-Sell Success Summit


Facebook Timeline Cover Image

The new Facebook Timeline for business pages will become mandatory on this Friday, March 30. If you haven’t set up your page for the changeover, we can help.

One of the most important and easy ways to prepare your new Timeline is by adding a cover photo. The recommended dimensions are 850 pixels by 315 pixels. We have a cover photo on our Facebook timeline that you are welcome to use until you have your own image. You can access our cover image in the download library. Open the folder named Broker Website Tools, where you’ll find another folder called New Website Artwork. The cover image is in the NewSocialMedia subfolder.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Facebook Timeline Cover Image
Help-U-Sell Real Estate Facebook Timeline cover image

When you are ready to select your own cover image, keep these rules and suggestions in mind.

Facebook does not allow promotional or text-based cover images. You also can’t include pricing or your website URL. Avoid stock images and try to incorporate the Help-U-Sell colors. A couple of ideas: a quality photo of your office building or an image of you and your friendly staff wearing Help-U-Sell shirts.

The new profile picture dimensions are 180 pixels by 180 pixels. You can use a logo or a photo of yourself. The key is to be consistent with your branding and be identifiable.

If you have any questions or want feedback on your Facebook cover image, please contact Kendra or Tony.


Training Available at Your Fingertips! OMS Download Library

Are you busy with your business? Just don’t have time to attend the live training webinars? Don’t fret! Help-U-Sell has just upload many of the training webinars in the OMS training library.

Just log in, go to the Marketing Tab and Click on Download Library and browse the content. Some new uploads include:

Inside the Technology folder

Adding news to your website (webinar)

How to write press releases (PowerPoint)

Back to Basic series

Facebook folder

How to use Facebook (PowerPoint)

Social Networking (PowerPoint)

Social Networking (webinar)


Buyers: Get up to $8000 credit at closing Now through Sept. 30, 2010

John Powell, Chief Operating Officer for Help-U-Sell® Corporate offices announced today the creation of the Help-U-Sell® Homebuyer Stimulus Program.

“Since the government’s program expired in April, many of our buyers have told us they still need help to complete their home purchase, so with the help of our sellers, we’ve created the Help-U-Sell® Homebuyer Stimulus Program,” said Powell. “Now buyers can get 3% up to $8,000 of their non-recurring closing costs paid by the seller of a Help-U-Sell eligible property.”

The Help-U-Sell® Homebuyer Stimulus Program runs now through Sept. 30, 2010 and must be closed by Dec. 31, 2010.

“It’s simple,” Powell said, “all the buyer needs to do is sign a contract on a Help-U-Sell® eligible property by Sept. 30, 2010 and close by Dec. 31, 2010! The buyer will receive 3% up to $8000 paid at closing and applied to their non-recurring closing costs. There’s no waiting for a refund check!”

Powell said the homebuyer stimulus program is a win-win for all concerned in more than one way. “It’s a win for the buyer because they get help with their closing costs, and it’s a win to the seller because it makes their property stand out from the competition.”

“Of course,” Powell added, “Everyone is already winning because the seller is saving money with Help-U-Sell’s set fee marketing plan, so it’s a triple-win situation.”

Help-U-Sell® is a full-service set-fee organization whose brokers are fully licensed by their local Board of Realtors and are members of the National Association of Realtors®. Help-U-Sell® brokers manage the entire home sale process from start to finish, including marketing your home with a comprehensive direct mail program, pricing homes with the most current sales comparables, negotiating and handling counter-offers, taking care of all inspections, attending closings, providing a lender referral when needed, and more. Help-U-Sell® also has a powerful website that provides millions of visitors direct access to Help-U-Sell® listings and offices nationwide. Visit