Frequently Asked Questions
Help-U-Sell® Real Estate Brokers and agents are fully licensed professionals, members of their local Board of Realtors and of the National Association of Realtors®, work with both buyers and sellers, and provide a full range of real estate services. Help-U-Sell® Real Estate differs from traditional brokers, not in the scope of services provided, but in the dollar amount that you pay for those services. Our brokers charge a set fee for their services, as opposed to the traditional 6 percent commission, which, in turn, helps you to retain a greater amount of equity while still receiving all the real estate services you expect. Streamlined business practices and a focus on marketing properties rather than marketing themselves allows our brokers to spend their time working with buyers and sellers, as opposed to traditional real estate brokers who spend a majority of their time managing offices and recruiting new agents.
We believe that the traditional 6 percent commission is an outdated practice and has no correlation to the cost of performing a real estate transaction. Our goal is to provide a fair price for the cost of services rendered, much like any other professional service that consumers would pay for. Since the cost of doing business varies throughout the country, the set fee offered for our services also varies, depending on the market. What doesn't change is the scope of services we provide. We perform all the same services as traditional real estate companies, and, oftentimes, more. Please contact your local office to find out more about the set fee in your market.
Yes, Help-U-Sell Real Estate agents do everything a traditional agent does, and possibly more, for a low set fee. To us, full-service real estate includes the entire home selling process: from pricing and staging, to marketing and open houses, to representation and negotiation, to coordinating inspections and finally, transaction processing.
Yes. All Help-U-Sell Brokers and Agents are licensed, members of their local MLS boards and members of the National Association of Realtors®.
Yes. Help-U-Sell® Real Estate is a full-service real estate organization representing both buyers and sellers. We can help a buyer purchase any home for sale in the market, not just Help-U-Sell® Real Estate listings. We take the time to learn what our buyers are looking for and represent their best interests throughout the home purchase process.
Years of experience have allowed us to refine the home selling and home buying process. Rather than mega offices, our franchises are streamlined operations with low overhead and a small team of specialized experts. Instead of recruiting and managing agents, we focus on promoting our clients' listings and Help-U-Sell Real Estate's unique business model. Not only does this result in cost economies but it also allows us to charge a fee directly related to the services provided. We pride ourselves on being extremely consumer-centric and believe that the traditional real estate commission model, with no correlation between the services rendered and the cost of those services, is outdated and unnecessary.
No. Buyer brokers search many sources for their clients, and they understand the advantages of Help-U-Sell Real Estate. Our listings have been sold by every major real estate company and we have a long history of excellent relationships with our colleagues in the industry.
We’ve been saving sellers money since 1976, when Don Taylor founded Help-U-Sell Real Estate as a consumer-centric alternative to traditional real estate brokerages that charge a percentage rather than a set fee to sell a house.
Our listings are posted on our website and syndicated to the most popular real estate portals, including Zillow and Trulia. If the sellers choose to have their houses listed in the Multiple Listing Service, they are posted there, as well. Listings are also sometimes marketed through print advertisements and direct mail. Open houses can be held, by the home seller or the Help-U-Sell Real Estate agent, depending on the seller’s desired level of involvement.