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United Country Hendren & Associates Conducted Event, Selling $5.6 Million in Property

August 7, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services, the largest integrated real
estate and auction services company in the United States, proved on August 2 that real estate buyers are out there if you know how to reach them. United Country – Hendren & Associates managed a highly successful auction Springdale, Ark., selling $5.6 million of property in just a few hours.

The auction attracted buyers from across the country. More than 625 people attended the event, including 515 registered bidders representing Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Alaska and even Australia. The crowd included individual buyers, banks, investors, auctioneers and representatives from other real estate companies. After beginning the
auction at 10 a.m., the last lot was sold just after 2 p.m.

“We set out to provide exceptional results for our client and we were successful.  It was a huge win
for United Country and a testament to our real estate marketing program that works despite market conditions,” said Leroy Hendren, owner of United Country – Hendren & Associates in Jay, Okla.
“We received a lot of positive feedback from the sellers, buyers and media. Two of our offices worked together, and we also had a lot of help from the home office. Without these people, the auction
would not have been the huge success that it was.”

Paul Colvin, Jr., owner of United Country – Hendren & Associates Northwest Branch, listed the properties sold and led the marketing efforts to recruit buyers. With the help of Larry Barnes, owner/auctioneer of United Country Hendren & Associates in Jay, Okla., and the United Country home office marketing team, Colvin secured news coverage in several major media outlets. The auction was featured in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Northwest Arkansas Morning News and The Benton County News, as well as on three local television stations and a local radio station.

“We were the lead story both Friday and Saturday night on the local TV stations,” said Hendren. “Reporters from our CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates attended the auction, and so did several newspaper reporters. Getting the word out to potential buyers was key in delivering the results to our client.”

United Country Real Estate, a national real estate franchise based in Kansas City, Mo., entered the auction industry in January 2007 after recognizing the increased trend of real estate auctions. Just 18 months after introducing United Country Auction Services, the company’s innovative approach to selling real estate has made them an industry leader with 700 offices across the country positioned to offer both traditional and auction method of marketing of real estate to their clients. Hendren has said his company could not be more satisfied with the United Country Auction Services team, and Colvin agrees.

“The great staff at United Country offered us so much support for this auction,” said Colvin. “We could not have had the successful turnout without their continued efforts to make the auction method of marketing the No. 1 choice for sellers.”

More information about auctions and United Country can be found online at www.ucauctionservices.com or by calling 800-444-5044.

United Country Real Estate is the only national real estate franchise system specializing in properties in and around the small cities and towns of America. Based in Kansas City, Mo., the company has been an innovator in rural real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports 700 offices nationwide with
a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes the leading web site in the rural real estate market (www.unitedcountry.com), proprietary real estate catalogs, an extensive buyer database and national advertising of properties to over 90 million homes a week. United Country has been named as
a Top 25 Franchise by the Wall Street Journal and among Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500®. In January 2007, the company introduced United Country Auction Services, becoming the nation's
largest integrated network of traditional real estate agents and real estate auctioneers.

2820 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64154
816-420-6200  www.unitedcountry.com

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Phone: 816.620.6241 or Email: asmith@unitedcountry.com
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