Help-U-Sell Real Estate

At a Glance

Products & Services: Real estate

Number of Locations: 98

Total Investment: $43.8K - $136.8K

Founded: 1976

Began Franchising: 1978

About Help-U-Sell Real Estate

Don Taylor founded Help-U-Sell as the original fee-for-service real estate company. Instead of charging a percentage commission for a transaction, Help U-Sell offers a menu of services to home sellers and lets them choose services that fit their needs.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 96 0 2 0
2013 94 0 4 0
2012 94 0 4 0
2011 106 0 4 0
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $43,750 - $136,750
Franchise Fee: $17,750
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $50,000
Liquid Cash Available: $25,000 - $40,000
Operations
Franchise can be run from home. 6% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 2 - 3. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 4 days. At franchisee's location: 8 weeks by phone. Retreats, regional meetings, convention, Help-U-Sell University
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: Marketing instruction/training

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