Help-U-Sell iPhone App Preview

We are excited to announce that our Help-U-Sell Real Estate iPhone and iPad apps are in the works and nearing completion. To give you a sneak preview, here are nine screenshots of the iPhone app.

Help-U-Sell iPhone App
Help-U-Sell iPhone App

Both the iPhone and iPad apps will be unveiled at next month’s Help-U-Sell Broker Success Summit. If you haven’t registered for it yet, sign up on our Seminars page. Scroll down to the registration form, fill in the information and select Help-U-Sell Broker Success Summit 2011 from the Upcoming Seminars drop-down menu.

We hope to see you there! In the meantime, let us know what you think of the designs.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Debuts First ProCoach-U Video

Help-U-Sell Real Estate’s online university, ProCoach-U, debuts early next year, but we’ve begun filming the lessons and we’re excited to share the first one with you. “The Elevator Speech” gives tips on how to differentiate yourself from your competitors and keep potential clients hungry for more information. Watch the video by clicking the image below.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Elevator Speech
Help-U-Sell Real Estate's ProCoach-U online university video preview is called The Elevator Speech.

The complete ProCoach-U program will contain integrated training videos covering nearly all aspects of the real estate industry in an accessible, modular-driven format. The program is free for any franchisee. Look for more videos coming soon.

My Help-U-Sell for Sellers

We’re always seeking out new ways to improve our technology and our brokers’ efficiency. To that end, we’ve created My Help-U-Sell for Sellers.

Sellers will be able to see how many times their listing has been viewed, download and share documents with you and post notes all in one easy-to-access location. They can also access their listings’ QR codes, print flyers and look at their open houses. Eventually, sellers will be able to add their own open houses that they will conduct, after their brokers or agents have opted in to give permission.

Help-U-Sell for Sellers Login
Help-U-Sell for Sellers login screen

The new My Help-U-Sell for Sellers functionality will make your office more efficient, and it’s a great selling tool for getting new listings.

Sellers will receive their credentials to log in from you. To send a seller his credentials,  log into your OMS. Once your seller lead has been converted to a seller, the seller will now be listed under My Office Contacts. Select the seller’s name from the list of contacts. You will see a widget called Seller Login. Click on the Create Login button to create a password for the seller. The password will be emailed to the seller, along with instructions on how to access and use My Help-U-Sell for Sellers.

You can upload documents and add notes to the seller in your OMS. Simply click on the seller’s listing, and you will see tabs labeled Documents and Notes. Here, you will be able to add your own documents and notes, as well as access those from the seller.

We are working on updating the graphics for My Help-U-Sell for Buyers, and those should be complete in the next few weeks.

Full-Featured Map Search

If you attended yesterday’s Tech Time Tuesday call, you’ve already heard about our new Full Map Search page on the Help-U-Sell-provided broker websites. We have upgraded the previous version of this map search feature to include a much larger map, a toggle button to go between map view and list view and other search options.

Help-U-Sell Real Estate full-featured map search
Help-U-Sell Estate full-featured map search

Viewers can find out about individual properties by clicking on a house icon. A popup bubble will appear with a photo of the property, as well as information, such as the address, number of bedrooms and asking price. The search can be refined directly from the map page to narrow down the results in categories like property type and foreclosures. The city can be changed right from the map screen, as well.

As of now, visitors can choose a satellite view of the map or a hybrid version. We are looking into adding a street view.

If you would like to promote the new full-featured map search on your site, you can place one of two new banners on your home page.

Map banner
Map banner

OMS Upgrades – Forced Registration

By broker request, we have added an option to require visitors to register with your site. The default state does not require registration. If you would like your visitors to be forced to sign up with your site, follow the steps below.

  1. Click on “website” under the Setup tab.
  2. You will see the new dropdown menu titled “Search login requirement.”
  3. You can choose from “none” (this is the default), “three searches” and “listing details.”

The “three searches” option will redirect a fourth search attempt to your registration page. The “listing details” option means that any visitor who clicks to see a property’s details will be sent to the registration page first.

Often, forced registration can significantly increase leads. Try out one of the options for a week or two and monitor your level of response. You can always switch to the other registration requirement or revert to allowing unlimited searches and listing detail views.

Experiment with the options and let us know what works best for your site.

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