SOURCE: Knowme, Inc.

September 18, 2007 13:43 ET

Help-U-Sell Real Estate Teams With Knowme to Bring a Powerful Platform to Franchises

Help-U-Sell Franchises to Leverage Knowme's Platform

NOVATO, CA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2007) - Knowme, Inc., an emerging provider of must-have Web-based service for today's 20 million small and medium businesses (SMBs), today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Help-U-Sell Real Estate, the industry's leading provider of set-fee real estate services. Knowme service helps SMBs to improve their call-to-sale ratio, optimize labor scheduling, improve customer service, measure the effectiveness of their marketing campaigns, and facilitate training in a single easy-to-use platform. Under the terms of the partnership, Help-U-Sell will implement the Knowme platform with the company's nearly 800 franchises across the United States. With Knowme's service, Help-U-Sell franchises will be able to improve business processes, optimize their marketing expenses and maximize revenues.

"Knowme is providing a technology platform that gives our franchisees a competitive edge," said Bryan Drakulich, chief operating officer, Help-U-Sell Real Estate. "We strive to provide our franchises with access to the best tools and technologies available. With the Knowme platform, they get a valuable service that keeps them ahead of the competition with a one-stop tool that improves their workflow, their ad expenses, their staff and their sales."

"We're pleased to add Help-U-Sell to our rapidly growing client base," said Boris Medak, chief executive officer of Knowme. "Using the Knowme service is an important component for today's real estate professional and it is essential to the operations and success of many SMBs. Working with Help-U- Sell, we are addressing key challenges in a simple and very efficient way. This allows our clients to spend less time worrying about market conditions and/or technology and more time focusing on their core business."

About Help-U-Sell Real Estate

Help-U-Sell Real Estate is the world's largest set-fee real estate company, with nearly 800 offices in 46 states, and operations in South Africa, and the Philippines. The company has grown over 900 percent since 1999 and has revolutionized the real estate industry by focusing on information and transparency to consumers. Help-U-Sell differs from traditional brokers, not in the level of services provided by its licensed brokers throughout the country, but in the dollar amount that the consumer pays for those services. The company was recently rated the number two "new" real estate franchise model by the 2007 Swanepoel Trends Report. For more information on Help-U-Sell Real Estate, please visit

About the Knowme Service

With more than 1,000 users in the automotive, home improvement, luxury goods, mortgage, real estate, publishing, entertainment, retail, and other industries, Knowme's Web-based service is emerging as a must-have tool for today's 20 million small and medium businesses (SMBs). It requires no software purchase or maintenance, offering essential capabilities to the 14 million SMBs not selling online, and significant operational benefits to the 6 million who are. The Knowme service enables all SMBs and forward-thinking business to use the telephone in a way never imagined before. It can help any business streamline processes, improve its call-to-sale ratio, optimize staff scheduling, increase customer satisfaction, measure the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, deliver online leads faster, and facilitate employee training, all with a single, proven, easy-to-use platform. For more information, visit or call 877.956.6963.

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