Since 1976! That’s right; we were the pioneers and continue to be the leading force in fee-for-service real estate.
Well, in 1976, a California broker and businessman named Don Taylor began thinking about the nature of real estate and why it was consumers paid such vastly different amounts for nearly the same service. You see, real estate had always been sold for a percentage-based commission. This idea that consumers paid such high commissions to brokers who did little more than sign some paperwork and place the property in the MLS was outrageous. So Don figured out another way to do business. A different way. A better way. A way that allowed consumers to pay a fair and reasonable fee for the services they were receiving. A business model that kept more money in the brokers’ pockets and still saved the consumer thousands on the transaction. This became Help-U-Sell Real Estate, the nation’s leading fee-for-service real estate company.
We have franchisees all across the nation! As you might imagine, the numbers change regularly, but currently we have brokers in about 25 states and Washington, D.C.! For offices near you, check out our consumer site at www.helpusell.com
It’s simple. Once you complete the online franchise application
in the Franchise Opportunity Center, you’ll receive a Franchise Disclosure Document as required by franchise law. We’ll review the confidential franchise application with you and gather a few other required documents. We’ll submit this package to the approval committee and, once approved, send you a franchise agreement. You’ll sign and return it along with a check for your initial franchise fee. That’s it. Don’t worry. We’ll guide you through each step in the process with ease!
The FDD is a detailed document required by the Federal Trade Commission for companies that franchise. It contains all the information regarding Help-U-Sell Real Estate, including our history, financial statements, and franchisee initial capital requirements, to name a few.
Once you make the decision to open your very own Help-U-Sell Real Estate franchise, much of the time frame depends on how quickly you submit the application and supporting documents. On average, it takes about 2 to 4 weeks to get you an agreement once you complete the application.
Some of the benefits are:
• Ownership of the most unique consumer-centric, comprehensive and turnkey business models available in the industry
• The latest real estate technology, Internet, training and coaching, social media, business planning and lead-generating systems
• A complete business start-up package (included in franchise fee)
• Proprietary Operations Manual
• Policies & Procedures Manual
• Complete back-end Office Management System (OMS)
• The right to use our branded, federally trademarked name, logos, slogan, and materials
• Guidance with site selection, planning, layout, and organization of your office
• Flexible office requirements
• Recruiting systems from our experts
• Internal mentoring and coaching program
• Over 35 years of time-tested and proven marketing materials, branding strategies and ongoing professional advertising campaigns and co-op advertising opportunities
• Personal and virtual training through Help-U-Sell University
• Pre-established vendor relationships for competitive pricing
• Complete web platform linked to our national www.helpusell.com site
• Unlimited office and staff email accounts hosted at www.helpusell.com
• Fully integrated and automated lead management and capture systems
• Listing syndication to numerous websites
• Lead response tracking
• Marketing drip email campaigns, automated postcard campaign, online property flyers
• CRM/Contact Management
• Numerous website syndication
• Professional on-going support and participation in our franchisee network
• Proprietary branding and marketing materials
• Graphic design services
• Personal marketing guidance
• Being part of the longest running and most successful fee-for-service real estate network in existence today
• Weekly franchise training, coaching and roundtable webinars
Our franchise fee is currently only $17,500.00. Ask about our special franchise fee financing offer.
After we approve your application and determine your local target market, we will prepare your franchise agreement. You sign and return your franchise agreement along with your check for your initial franchise fee.
In addition to the initial franchise fee, you will need money to cover expenses such as office fixtures and furniture, rent or lease payments, any office build-out expenses, computers, telephones, grand opening and start-up advertising as well as few other minor expenses. The range is typically somewhere between $35,000 and $125,000, but each individual situation is unique, so we’ll work with you to determine a more accurate number for you.
The regular royalty payments are just 6% of your GCI. The only other regular obligation you have to Help-U-Sell Real Estate is a monthly administration fee of just $250 per office. This fee covers all regular support functions, technology (including website, IT hosting, email, and maintenance), as well as all training activities for your office.
Financing of the franchise fee may be available on a case-by-case basis. We do have a special program
available now for qualified candidates. It is important that all franchise owners have adequate capital to purchase and operate the franchise. That’s why we’ll work with you closely to determine, within reason, what your startup capital requirements are.
It’s not. We’re looking for individuals who both share our philosophy in real estate as well as understand the importance of technology and innovation in today’s business world. Of course, we want to ensure you succeed, and that’s going to take some money, but it’s not the only consideration with Help-U-Sell Real Estate.
You must have adequate real estate experience or partner with someone who has adequate real estate experience and possesses local market knowledge. You will also need a broker’s license or someone working with you who has a broker’s license.
Yes. We want our owners work in the business to build grow it to success. At a minimum, at least one person must be committed full time to running the real estate operation, even if they are an office manager hired by the owner.
There are lots of variables involved here. We’ll help you set some goals, but the truth of the matter is we cannot and will not make representations on how much money you can make. Everyone has the opportunity to be successful and grow his or her business. It’s all up to you.
First and most importantly, we are NOT a discounter. We are a FULL-SERVICE real estate organization. With that said, our business model is based on charging consumers a set fee as opposed to an “old-fashioned” commission. You see, the old way of doing business had lots of moving parts, people and commissions (which consumers never really could understand). The new way of doing business, the Help-U-Sell Real Estate way, changes sellers a low set fee. It’s understandable, it’s fair and it makes sense to the consumer. After all, shouldn’t we listen to the consumer here? We’ll talk more about our business model later.
Again, it’s important to point out that Help-U-Sell Real Estate customers receive a full-service, set fee offering. We make more because we have a superior business model. We do business efficiently and with purpose. We don’t have mega offices; we don’t waste resources; and we don’t rip off consumers by charging bogus fees to pay our admin staff. We make more by creating an efficiently run business and by partnering with the consumer on the BEST option to get his home sold. It’s really that simple.
There are really several things you should know here. First, when you buy your Help-U-Sell Real Estate franchise, you get our initial Pro-Coach University Training. It is a one-on-one style, personal relationship coaching program. This coupled with online classes, personal attention, and a visit to a top Help-U-Sell Real Estate office, is second to none in initial training programs. After that, you have access to countless training activities. Ongoing personal coaching, mentoring, weekly training sessions, broker roundtable calls, personal visits, and annual broker events are all part of the Help-U-Sell Real Estate support program.
If you like what you’ve seen and heard so far, be sure to create a login and password here
. This will allow you to take the initial “Am I Qualified?” survey. It consists of a few simple questions that will determine if you have the most basic of qualifiers. Additionally, you can access the franchise application, request a one-on-one consultation, download and view brochures, do a comprehensive market analysis and more, all ONLINE and with ease.