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New Real Estate Market Statistics Tool Will Help Home Buyers and Sellers Make Informed Decisions

Sarasota, Fla. – With official real estate data often reported months later and on a national scale, how can home buyers and sellers keep up with the rapidly changing real estate market in their areas? To help consumers make the best real estate decisions, Help-U-Sell® Real Estate has developed Market Sketch, a new tool that provides real-time, local sales and listing inventory data.

Access Market Sketch for free at

The tool uses local Multiple Listing Service data to display statistics such as median list prices, average square footage, days on market, and total inventory for the selected city, time frame and listing type. Charts compare the number of properties sold per month and the median price per square foot, among other facts.

In addition to graphs and charts, written sections explain the status of the local real estate market. Help-U-Sell Real Estate brokers can personalize certain elements, and the brokers’ contact information is included.

“We created Market Sketch to be a powerful resource for our franchisees and their clients,” said Robert Stevens, the company’s chief operations officer and chief technology officer. “Having this kind of real-time, local information available on-demand helps brokers, buyers and sellers make the best decisions regarding their real estate transactions.”   

Brokers can send the information to their buyers and sellers via a direct link, and consumers can register to receive their local Market Sketch via a monthly email. A broker who wants to use Market Sketch as a lead-generation tool can opt to require registration before a consumer can view the most recent statistics.

Drip email campaigns have been created to promote Market Sketch to buyers and to sellers. Brokers can also use the information in blog posts and posts to their social media accounts.

The broker’s current listings are displayed in the right-hand column to encourage browsing properties for sale. The page also shows national mortgage rates and news, updated daily.

See an example of Market Sketch on Help-U-Sell Honolulu Properties’ website.

About Help-U-Sell Real Estate

Created 37 years ago, the Help-U-Sell Real Estate model was the pioneer for providing an alternative to the dated commission structure, something that had gone uncontested for years in a market overrun by a monopoly of traditional brokerage firms. Help-U-Sell Real Estate forged a revolution in the real estate industry by proactively challenging the commission structure, and has continued to perfect its full-service set-fee model today. The franchisor has offices operating in 24 states and the District of Columbia and recently was named a top low-cost franchise by Franchise Business Review.

Publish Date: 8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM