It may be only May, but we’re already making plans for our fall tour de force. This year, we’re exhibiting at two state/regional Realtor expos, in addition to our booth at the REALTORS Conference & Expo. Our annual Success Summit, which is free for our franchisees and their agents to attend, will take place in Las Vegas in October.
We invite you to join us for one or more of these events. We’ll keep you updated as we have more information. If you are not a franchisee yet, there’s still time to become a member of the Help-U-Sell family and join us for the Success Summit. To speak with us in the meantime or learn more about Help-U-Sell, please contact us or visit our Franchise Opportunity Center website.
We are thrilled to announce that former franchisee Greg McPherson has returned to the Help-U-Sell Real Estate family! A franchisee from 2003 to 2008, McPherson has been running an independent brokerage in San Ramon, Calif. since then. His new Help-U-Sell office, Help-U-Sell East Bay, will open this Friday, Feb. 1.
“Help-U-Sell is who I am,” he says. “It’s something I strongly believe in, and it sells itself.”
Having grown up in the local area, McPherson says, “giving back to the community is important to me. Help-U-Sell allows me to do so in a happy way. Helping people financially is a good feeling all around for us.”
His office will serve clients as far north as Walnut Creek and south to Pleasanton.
Please join us in welcoming him back.
On the East Coast, veteran Help-U-Sell broker/owner Dan Desmond has expanded his Bay Beach Realty office’s reach to North Central New Jersey with the addition of agent Alba Pytell. A long-time area resident, Pytell has been practicing real estate for four years. She joined forces with Bay Beach Realty because she has always wanted to be with a flat-fee realty. “I feel like everybody wins with Help-U-Sell,” she says.
Pytell has her own website for her territory, which encompasses Morris, Somerset and Union counties.
He’s back! “The grass is not greener on the other side!” exclaims residential specialist Elias Klaeb, who recently returned to the Help-U-Sell family after a brief stint in the world of “ordinary” real estate services. Elias spent 13 years in electronics engineering prior to starting his real estate career in 1990. He discovered the Help-U-Sell difference in 2002 after spending 12 years as a traditional real estate professional. “For seven years, I enjoyed being part of the Help-U-Sell family and the Orange County Coop (as we called it.) I had a good relationship and I participated in all the conventions.” Elias says when the economy faltered he overreacted to the marketplace and left Help-U-Sell, but quickly found out after only three months — 45 days at ReMax and 45 days at Century 21 — that “my production is dependent on my own efforts!” Happily, Elias has returned to Help-U-Sell South County Realty and is setting his goals for 2010 and beyond. He says, “I plan to increase my business and re-establish market presence in my area.” He offers sound advice about staying the course. “It’s important to stay positive, make a business plan and stick with it.”