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United Country Real Estate CEO Recognized as Leader in Real Estate

January 12, 2017 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Swanepoel Group recently announced that Dan Duffy, chief executive officer for United Country Real Estate, has been named a leader in real estate. This is the third time Duffy has been recognized and has been climbing the ranks.

United Country Real Estate Welcomes Area Vice President of Sales to Northwest Region

November 16, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announces the addition of Ross Busch to its national sales team. Busch is a tenured real estate marketing professional with a history of working for Realtor.com and DuPont Registry Magazine. He will serve as the area vice president of the Northwest Region, based out of Spokane, Wash.

Jose Cruz Expands Business with Second United Country Real Estate Office in Missouri

November 1, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Jose Cruz, owner/broker, recently expanded his offerings with United Country Real Estate with a new office in Hermann, Mo. This is the second United Country office for Cruz with his other operating out of Lake Ozark, Mo.

Kari Happold Opens United Country Real Estate Office in Wyoming

October 24, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Kari Happold, owner/broker, recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to expand her offerings with her new office in Cheyenne, Wyo. Her office, called United Country | Rustic Wyoming Realty, will specialize in homes with acreage, residential real estate and ranchettes in Southeast Wyoming.

Lisa Bowman Opens United Country Real Estate Office in Colorado

October 19, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Lisa Bowman, owner/broker, recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to expand and enhance her offerings at her new office in Brighton, Colo.  Her office, called United Country – Eagle Hawk Realty Group, will specialize in homes with acreage, land, luxury homes, equine properties, farms and ranches in Northeast Colorado.

United Country Agent Receives Gifts of Guidance After “Undercover Boss” Appearance

October 18, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Chief Executive Officer of United Country Real Estate, Dan Duffy, is following through on his promises made during his appearance on the CBS hit show “Undercover Boss” in May. Travis Davidson of United Country Real Estate – Land and Lifestyle Properties in Gainesville, Fla., recently completed a two-week internship for appearing alongside Duffy.

United Country Office Sells World Record Elk Antlers At Auction

October 3, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – For over 30 years, it held the world record from the Boone and Crockett Club as the largest American elk antlers and now the piece of American history is in the hands of its new owner. The Plute Bull recently sold at auction for $121,000 in Crested Butte, Colo.

United Country Welcomes a New Web Developer

September 16, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announces the addition of Jack Chen to the technology team. Chen is an experienced web developer and will primarily focus on the development of United Country’s proprietary software solution, Bullseye.

Amy Keetle Opens United Country Office in Hickman, Neb.

September 2, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Amy Keetle, owner/broker, recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to expand their offerings with a new office in Hickman, Neb. A native of Northwest Iowa, Keetle moved to Southeast Nebraska soon after college to begin her real estate career.

 

Family Home of Five Generations Up for Auction 

August 22, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – It’s one quaint home with five generations worth of stories and now it’s up for auction. Bob and Pat Cochran have lived in their home on Grant Street in Sentinel, Okla., since the early 1970’s. Pat Cochran’s family has had the home since it was originally built more than 100 years ago.

United Named One of Fastest Growing Companies in America for Second Year

August 18, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Inc. Magazine, a national magazine that focuses on growing companies, announced this week that United Real Estate Group made its 2016 Inc. 5000 list. The list recognizes the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the nation. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Many well-known companies gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

United Country Named One of Fastest Growing Companies in Kansas City

August 4, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Ingram’s Magazine, a national magazine that focuses on growing companies, announced that United Country Real Estate made its 2016 Corporate Report 100 list. The list recognizes the top 100 fastest growing companies in the greater Kansas City region. The list represents companies who are poised for healthy growth going forward.

United Country CEO Dan Duffy to Speak at Inman Connect

August 3, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announced today that CEO Dan Duffy will speak at the Inman Connect Conference Wednesday, August 3, at 3 p.m. PDT. The conference is being held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

United Country Families Complete Auction Academy Together

July 25, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The recent graduating class at the Texas Auction Academy included a true family affair and history making moment for two United Country Real Estate families. An 11-year-old and 13-year-old are two of the youngest ever to complete the training at the Academy.

Popular TV Hunting Show to Feature United Country Properties

July 21, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –United Country Real Estate and Trained Assassins announced today that they have joined together to film unique hunts and hunting properties across the US. The affiliation will provide United Country agents, brokers and auctioneers another platform to showcase some of their best hunting and recreational properties for sale nationwide.

United Country – Adrian Properties Team Volunteers Relief in Flooding Disaster

July 12, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Jane Wilson, owner/broker of United Country – Adrian Properties in Ellenboro, W.V., and her team, recently spent the weekend assisting those affected by the floods. Wilson and 14 others made the trip with four trucks and four trailers full of food and supplies and stopped door-to-door providing assistance to those dealing with the devastating aftermath.

Real Estate Brokerage Extends Offerings in West Tennessee

July 11, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Bradley Arnold, owner/broker, recently opened a new office in Milan, Tenn., with an enhanced real estate marketing system by partnering with United Country Real Estate.

United Country – Land Pros Announces New Partnership

July 7, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country – Land Pros LLC, located at 165 N. Johnson St. in Memphis, Mo., recently announced a strategic partnership with Mick and Sheila Wood, owners/brokers of Town and Country Realty in Kahoka, Mo. The two offices will work together to better serve the residents of Clark County.

Vacaville, Calif., Office Closes Multi-Million Dollar Deal

July 6, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country – Green Fields Real Estate of California in Vacaville, Calif., recently closed a multi-million dollar sale for a well-known vineyard.

Don J. Wilkins Opens United Country Office in Redding, Calif.

June 22, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Don J. Wilkins, owner, recently expanded his offerings with an enhanced real estate marketing system by partnering with United Country Real Estate. Wilkins is an 18 year experienced Realtor in Northern California. His new office is called United Country – Lifestyle Properties and will serve Shasta County in Northern California.

Longtime Michigan Real Estate Brokerage Joins Forces with United Country

May 23, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The team of Diane Ives, owner/broker and Matt Farkas, broker, recently decided to expand their offerings with an enhanced real estate marketing system by partnering with United Country Real Estate. The duo had previously operated as Trophy Class Real Estate.

Sherri Key Opens United Country Office in Wichita Falls, Texas

May 23, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Sherri Key, owner/broker, recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to expand her offerings with a new office in Wichita Falls, Texas. Key will serve Wichita Falls and other parts of Northern Texas to include Wichita, Archer, Clay, Young, Jack, Montague, Wilbarger, Baylor and Palo Pinto counties.

Real Estate Brokerage Opens in Boerne & Kerrville, Texas

May 18, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Dustin Ray, owner/broker, recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to expand his offerings with a new office in Boerne, Texas. He will also have a satellite office in Kerrville, Texas.

United Country Welcomes Jim Jones to Team to Accelerate Growth Plans

May 11, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate franchise company focused on lifestyle, small city, rural and country properties, announced a new addition to its national sales team – Jim Jones. Jones has a strong knowledge and expertise in ranches, hunting property, land and business strategy.

United Country Auctioneer Vying for Seat on National Auctioneer’s Association Board

May 9, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Trisha Brauer, a real estate agent and auctioneer with United Country – Kansas City Auction and Realty, recently announced her candidacy for the 2016 Board of Directors for the National Auctioneers Association (NAA).

United Country’s Focus on Franchise Affiliate Success Leads to Satisfaction

May 5, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announced today that they were among the elite group who ranked high in overall franchise satisfaction – scoring above the satisfaction benchmark in the Franchise Satisfaction Survey conducted by Franchise Business Review. Franchise Business Review provides the only national ranking of franchises based solely on franchisee satisfaction and performance data on a yearly basis.

United Real Estate Group to be Featured on CBS’ “Undercover Boss,” Friday, May 20th

May 2, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Real Estate Group, a fast-growing real estate franchise company that operates multiple brands nationwide and in select countries internationally, will be featured on the popular CBS reality series, “Undercover Boss.” The show will be broadcast at 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, May 20. This will be the first time a real estate franchise has been featured on the popular program.

United Country Adds New Talent to the Team

April 27, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate, a fast-growing real estate franchise company focused on lifestyle, small city, rural and country properties, announced a new addition to its national sales team – Travis Wofford. Wofford has a strong knowledge and expertise in ranches, hunting property, land and proven business strategy.

United Country Announces Strategic Partnership with Global Auction Guide

April 26, 2016 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate’s Auction Services team announced a new strategic partnership with Global Auction Guide – a comprehensive, online database providing detailed information about searchable auctions across the country.

Local Agents Extend National Marketing Offerings in Grove Hill, Ala.

April 14, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Patrick Gibson and Scott Lindsey, both owners/brokers, have recently expanded their successful real estate business with United Country Real Estate by acquiring an existing real estate office in Grove Hill, Alabama. The office was formerly owned by Mike Breedlove, who will remain the managing broker.

Joe MacKenzie Brings Forestry Expertise to United Country

April 5, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Joe MacKenzie, REALTOR® and forestry expert, recently joined the sales team at United Country, Smith and Associates in Trenton, Fla. MacKenzie brings more than 25 years of forestry experience to Smith’s team as a Society of American Forester’s Certified Forester®.

Father-Daughter Team Opens Office in San Angelo, Texas

March 29, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The team of Michelle Dolan-Rushing and Mike Dolan, both REALTORS®, have recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to expand their offerings with a new office in San Angelo, Texas.

Northwest Missouri Land Values Coming Out on Top

March 14, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country – Property Solutions LLC, based in St. Joseph, Mo., and King City, Mo., continues to push into 2016 with record sales in land and residential real estate. In January, the franchise ranked fourth in the nation in total sales volume out of nearly 450 United Country offices nationwide.

United Country Office in Texas Provides Choice in Real Estate Needs

March 10, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –  Owner/Broker Debra Johnson recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for real estate listings in Fort Stockton, Texas. Their office, known as United Country – West Texas Land and Homes will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

United Country Announces Affiliation with MapRight

February 19, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –United Country Real Estate and MapRight announced today that they have joined together to offer advanced mapping services for land clients. The affiliation will provide United Country agents, brokers and auctioneers a custom mapping platform to build layered maps for their properties.

United Country Celebrates 90 Years of Innovation

February 19, 2016 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real announced its 90-year anniversary celebration will be held at the Training and Awards Convention held in New Orleans Feb. 24-26.  During the convention, United Country agents, office owners and auctioneers from across the United States will come together to celebrate the historic milestone and participate in hands-on training, networking events and learning sessions on new innovations the company is launching in the upcoming year.

United Country Realtors® Lead Virginia Real Estate Association

January 26, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The Southwest Virginia Association of Realtors® recently selected three United Country Realtors® to assume presidential roles for the next three years.

Upstate New York Real Estate Office Offers Innovative Marketing

January 11, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –  Owner/Broker Scott Gerni recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for real estate listings in Watertown, N.Y. Their office, known as United Country – New York Real Estate and Auctions, will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

United Country Among Top in National Franchise Satisfaction Survey

January 8, 2016 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Franchise Business Review, a national independent franchise market research firm, announced that United Country Real Estate made its 2016 Top 200 Franchises list. This is the sixth year in a row that the lifestyle and rural real estate firm has achieved this distinguished recognition.

Mitzi Herber Takes Over United Country Real Estate Office in Platteville

December 16, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –  Owner/Broker Mitzi Herber recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for real estate listings in Platteville, Wis.. Her office, known as United Country – Town and Country Realty, will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

United Real Estate Group and Sunbelt Business Brokers Announce Affiliation

October 21, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Real Estate Group and Sunbelt Business Brokers announces today that they have joined together to form a strategic affiliation. The affiliation will strengthen each organizations reach and capabilities to serve their clients’ sale and acquisition of businesses, real estate and industrial assets.

Earl “Corky” Heard Opens United Country Office in Clinton, Okla.

October 17, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Earl “Corky” Heard has recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. His office is known as United Country – Heard Auction and Real Estate.

Ocala, Fla., Real Estate Brokerage Offers Innovative National Marketing

October 12, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The team of Marilyn Deas and Rhonda Sweat have recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate. This venture provides broader and more in-depth marketing exposure for their customers.

United Country Real Estate Announces Strategic Partnership with Auction Flex

October 9, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate announces a new strategic partnership with Auction Flex and Bidopia– a full suite of auction software solutions with an industry leading online auction platform.

Jimmie Dean and Phyllis Coffey Open United Country Office in Stillwater

October 7, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Jimmie Dean and Phyllis Coffey, along with  their daughter Christa Barlow, recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings and auction offerings.

United Country Real Estate Brings New Talent to Marketing Team

October 5, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate – a division of United Real Estate Holdings – announced new hires and promotions at its home office. The changes ensure the company’s dedication to its affiliates and clients.

Josh Brecount Opens United Country Office in Iowa

September 11, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Josh Brecount recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for his office’s local real estate listings. Brecount’s new office, known as United Country – Land Pros, is located in Keosauqua, Iowa.

Mother and Son Team Open United Country Office in Florida

Sept. 3, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Enola & Billy Golightly recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. The Golightly’s office, United Country – Lands of North Florida Realty in Live Oak, Fla., will leverage hundreds of proven marketing tools available only through United Country.

United Real Estate Group Named One of Fastest Growing Companies in America

August 25, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Inc. Magazine, a national magazine that focuses on growing companies, announced this week that United Real Estate Group made its 2015 Inc. 5000 list. The list recognizes the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the nation. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Many well-known companies gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

United Country Real Estate Gains International Media Attention

August 17, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country – Panama Coastal Real Estate in Coronado, Panama, has gained the attention of network television and will be featured on an upcoming showing of House Hunters International. The show will be aired at 9:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17 on HGTV.

Internet Searches for Lifestyle Real Estate Hitting Historic Highs

July 17, 2015 – (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More than ever, real estate consumers are flooding the Internet to search for dream properties. In May, millions of these consumers searched the Internet, interested in lifestyle1 real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national top-ranked lifestyle real estate website increased to record levels.

Mexico Real Estate Office Offers Innovative International Marketing

July 8, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Glen Martinez, owner/ licensed REALTOR®, and Rommel Bustamante, owner/ licensed REALTOR®, have recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for real estate listings in Mexico, particularly the northwestern area. Their office, known as United Country – Mexico Advisors specializes in beach community homes, condo and resort living and income and commercial Real Estate.

Columbus Real Estate & Auction Team Expand into Cleveland and Caldwell

June 23, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Richard Schuen president, and Wayne Cooper, ALC, vice president/principal – both with United Country Real Estate | Real Estate and Auction Services – have recently announced to launch of two more offices to provide broader advertising exposure for Cleveland and Caldwell, Ohio, real estate sellers. The two new locations will operate under the same United Country Real Estate program as the Columbus office, which offers extensive website advertising, e-marketing, national buyer databases, and more cutting-edge techniques.

Dale Gagas Opens United Country Office in Colorado

May 18, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Dale Gagas, broker and owner, has recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. His office, known as United Country | Colorado Lifestyle Property and Auction, will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

Kathy and Brett Gingery Open United Country Office in Colorado

May 11, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Realtors Kathy and Brett Gingery have recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. Their office, known as United Country | Gingery & Associates, will be leveraging their four generations of Grand County residency alongside hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

Asheville, N.C., Real Estate Office Offers Innovative National Marketing

April 28, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Bill May, owner, has recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. His office, known as United Country – Carolina Land Water Sky, will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

Arizona Auction, Real Estate Office Offers National Marketing

April 25, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – John Payne, AARE, CAI, CES GRI, managing partner, has recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. This program includes extensive website advertising, e-marketing, national buyer databases, and more cutting-edge techniques to add value to their nearly 30 years of experience. Their new office name will be United Country – Excelerate Real Estate & Auction, LLC, and is located at 2473 S. Higley Road, STE 104-120 in Gilbert, Ariz.

Brad Murph Opens United Country Office in Eufaula, Alabama

 

April 24, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Brad Murph, owner, has recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. His office, known as United Country – Murph Realty, will be leveraging hundreds of proven marketing tools available only from the United Country program.

Victory Realty & Auction Affiliates with United Country to Offer Unique Services

April 22, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Susan Hansen, principal broker, and Dennis Peters, auctioneer, have recently opened a United Country Real Estate franchise in Lake View, Iowa. Located at 315 High Street, this new office will be called United Country – Victory Realty & Auction Inc.

Astrid Inga Schweigert Opens United Country Real Estate Office in Nevada

March 16, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Astrid Inga Schweigert, broker and owner, has recently opened a United Country Real Estate franchise in Winnemucca, Nev., located at 530 Melarkey Street, Suite 219. Her office is called United Country – Cowboy Country Realty.

Tulsa Realty & Auction Opens United Country Office in Kiefer, Okla.

March, 6, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Daneen Shepherd and Chris Moore, brokers and auctioneers, have recently joined forces with United Country Real Estate to provide broader advertising exposure for local real estate listings. This program includes extensive website advertising, e-marketing, national buyer databases, and more cutting-edge techniques to add value to their nearly 30 years of experience. Their new office name will be United Country – Tulsa Realty & Auction, and is located at 3350 W 151st Street in Kiefer, Okla.

Members of the media needing information on United Country or our marketplace, contact Angela Smith, Public Relations & Social Media Manager
Phone: 816.420.6241 or Email: asmith@unitedcountry.com

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