Help-U-Sell in October

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Success Summit 2013
The theme for this year's Success Summit is Making Connections.

We have an exciting and busy October planned! We look forward to seeing you at one or both of our big events.

* The California Realtor Expo will be held October 8-10 in Long Beach. We will be exhibiting, and our booth number is 217. Please stop by if you will be there. CAR members can attend some sessions and the expo for free. Just register online to get access.

* Our annual Success Summit will be better and bigger than ever this October 22-24 in Las Vegas. With a theme of Making Connections, the event will have four general sessions and four blocks of breakout sessions that are separated into Coaching/Training, Marketing, and Technology tracks. Attendees can choose to concentrate on one track or mix and match. Many of the breakout sessions will have hands-on portions so that everyone can leave the Summit having accomplished tasks such as setting up a drip email campaign and creating a marketing plan for next year.

In addition to staff, John Powell and Jack Bailey will be presenting, and there will be a panel discussion along with opportunities to network with fellow franchisees. Our representative from Excel Printing & Mailing will present new marketing materials and hear the results of our brainstorming session we’ll have during the Summit. We have a few surprises up our sleeves, too!

Almost 60 Help-U-Sell family members are already planning to attend. If you are a franchisee or an agent in a Help-U-Sell office and want to join us in Las Vegas, please register today and make your hotel and transportation arrangements.

Use the hashtag #SuccessSummit13 on Twitter to follow and get involved in the Summit, even if you’re not with us.

The Power of Community Involvement

Terre Haute South Little League team
Help-U-Sell Options Unlimited sponsored the Terre Haute South Little League team this past spring.

Real estate is ultimately a people business and a local business. So getting involved in your community makes a lot of sense from a marketing standpoint, and, of course, it can be emotionally rewarding and fun, too.

This past spring, Bob and Brenda Fischer of Help-U-Sell Options Unlimited sponsored the Terre Haute South Little League team, knowing the area was impoverished and, therefore, not attractive to other marketers. The Fischers attended games so regularly, Brenda was recognized by a team parent as a Help-U-Sell broker while she was at the supermarket. Sponsorship achieved brand recognition, but more importantly helped kids in the community get to play a game they love. Options Unlimited is sponsoring a team this fall, too.

Help-U-Sell Options Unlimited in Terre Haute, Ind.
Help-U-Sell Options Unlimited's Army of Red getting ready to march in the Terre Haute Labor Day Parade

Options Unlimited’s support from the community showed earlier this month at the Terre Haute Labor Day Parade. The biggest Labor Day parade in Indiana, it was televised throughout the state. The Fischers mustered up 25 walkers. Besides family, agents and friends, the “Army of Red” contained previous clients who were “more than willing to participate,” says Bob. The Army passed out candy and promotional cards along the parade route.

Options Unlimited has closed 23 sides so far this year in a metropolitan area of only 170,000.

How are you involved in your community? What are your plans to get more involved?

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Featured in Investing Publication

Investing in Real Estate publication
John Powell of Help-U-Sell Galleria Realty was interviewed for the Investing in Real Estate publication.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate is featured in a new publication called “Investing in Real Estate.” Produced as an independent supplement to USA Today, it was distributed in select markets, including Phoenix, the Carolinas, Los Angeles and DC/Baltimore.

Help-U-Sell Galleria Realty‘s John Powell offered advice for investors who are looking for a representative in the article titled “Game of Homes: Finding Your Agent.” One of Powell’s pieces of wisdom: “Remember that your Realtor’s market knowledge affects whether or not you make a good investment.”

We also have an advertisement in the publication that promotes Market Sketch, our new real-time, local data tool.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate's ad in Investing publication

Regardless of your location, you can view and download the entire publication online. Feel free to share it on your social media accounts and with your clients.

Help-U-Sell Bay Beach Realty’s Dan Desmond Featured on Radio Show

Dan Desmond, Help-U-Sell Bay Beach Realty
Dan Desmond of Help-U-Sell Bay Beach Realty recently participated in an interview with Bob Snyder of The Real Deal radio show.

Help-U-Sell Bay Beach Realty broker/owner Dan Desmond recently participated in an interview for The Real Deal, a radio show hosted by Bob Snyder.

During the 30-minute interview, Desmond and Snyder discussed the recovery of the Jersey Shore (Desmond’s office is located in Forked River, New Jersey) and Desmond’s favorite food (veal parmesan), as well as Help-U-Sell’s flat-fee business model, the importance of communication, and how imperative inspections and appraisals are in the home-buying process.

You can listen to the entire interview online.

Franchise Business Review Survey

Help-U-Sell broker/owners, you should have received an email today with the subject line “Help-U-Sell Real Estate Franchise Survey.” It is legitimate. Franchise Business Review, which gave us a 2012 Franchise Satisfaction Award based on your feedback last year, is conducting the survey for the 2013 awards. You can read about our 2012 award on the Connect post from earlier this year.

Sharing your business experiences will help us better understand the strengths and opportunities of the Help-U-Sell system, be more responsive to your needs, improve our performance and better represent our franchise offering to franchisee candidates in the future. Winning an award again would mean a lot to us also.

Please plan to set aside 10 to 15 minutes to take this survey. We appreciate your time and your input!


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