United Country Real Estate is proud to announce today that Shawn Terrel, a 25-year veteran of the auction industry has been promoted to lead the United Country Real Estate | Auction Services Division as President.
Terrel was formerly Executive Vice President of UCRE | Auction Services and has helped build and enhance the division since joining the company in 2006. In his new role, Terrel will provide strategic planning, management and program enhancements for the division. Over the past decade, he has successfully helped architect, develop, innovate and provide direction for what is now the largest national auction real estate team in the United States. Recognized as a leader in auction technology and marketing, Terrel has successfully launched dynamic auction office and auctioneer websites, a leading online auction platform, enhanced auction marketing services, auction service support and training and full integration within traditional real estate brokerages.
His auction services team supports more than 300 individual auctioneers and nearly 500 franchise offices across the U.S., as well as Mexico and Central America. His efforts have played a significant role in the division representing over 20 percent of the annual sales within the $6 Billion United network.
“Shawn is an extremely innovative and progressive auctioneer and business leader," said Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate. “He has played a critical leadership role by successfully developing a very powerful auction services program at United Country Real Estate. This year alone Auction Services has achieved record sales and has had an additional 10 new auction-centric offices join the network. We are excited to have Shawn as the leader of the auction division as we enter the next level of auction technology and marketing innovation.”
Terrel has professionally served on the board of directors at the National Auctioneers Association, is a multiple state champion auctioneer and an instructor for the Certified Auctioneers Institute at Indiana University, has trained hundreds of auction classes, and is a nationally recognized real estate and asset auctioneer. His experience consisting of over 2,500 auctions ranging from real estate, personal assets, livestock, oil and gas and numerous charities has contributed a wealth of knowledge to UCRE.
United Country Real Estate is the leading and largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction lifestyle and rural real estate professionals. The company has been an innovator in lifestyle real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 500 offices and 4,000 real estate professionals across the US and four continents. Visit www.UCAuctionServices.com or call 800-999-1020 today to learn more about UCRE | Auction Services and discover whether the auction method of sale is right for you.