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United Country Auction Services Makes Strong Showing at
62nd International Auctioneers Conference and Show

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United Country Auction Services
Makes Strong Showing at 62nd International Auctioneers Conference and Show
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July 25, 2011 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auctions Services’ presence was alive and well
for the fifth year in a row at the National Auctioneer Association’s 62nd International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Orlando, Fla., on July 11 to 15. Aside from the usual display exhibit, members
of United Country’s management team and affiliate auctioneers participated in a variety of capacities.

“The 2011 NAA Conference & Show is a must-attend event for our team and our United Country auctioneers,” said Mike Jones, president of United Country Auctions Services. “I have been attending for almost thirty years. United Country determined early on that in order for us to be true partner and proponent of the auction profession, we needed to be involved.”

Jones, who is also a National Auctioneers Foundation board member, acted as one of the judges in the 14-hour-long International Auctioneer Championship. Jerry King of United Country King Auction & Realty Co., Inc., and Mark Younger of United Country - Twaddle Realty, Inc., entered the finals with only thirteen other contestants. The contest featured over 80 professional men and women auctioneers from across the United States and abroad.

“Between the networking and educational opportunities, the marketing competitions and the technology offerings, not to mention the Super Bowl of all auctioneering competitions, if you are an auctioneer, it’s the place to see and be seen,” said Jones. I’ll never miss one.”

Also in attendance was Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services. This year
saw the completion of his three-year term on the NAA board of directors. During his stint, he was chairman of the NAA human resource committee and chairman of the NAA technology committee,
which rolled out two new NAA websites during his tenure, including an online auction search engine.

"The auction industry has changed more in the past five years, than it has in the previous thirty,” said Terrel. “Serving on the board afforded me an opportunity help lead and strategically position our association for success as it enters a severely transitioned marketplace. The NAA has made a lot of positive changes that will significantly improve our chances for survival in today’s business climate.”

United Country Real Estate’s auction marketing division received awards in multiple categories in the
2011 National Auctioneers Association Marketing Competition, including the Auction Printed Materials – Multi-Color, Catalog, Newspaper/Magazine Advertising, Postcard and Internet categories. Through this annual contest, the nation’s most successful auction marketing groups competed for coveted awards highlighting the most innovative and effective auction marketing campaigns.

The exhibit this year was manned by United Country’s Nate Ryan and David Rose, who were on hand to answer any questions attendees had concerning United Country Real Estate, United Country Auction Services and what the company offers to potential partners.

Roughly 50 members of the United Country family attended the convention – both for the home and affiliate offices.

"The annual International Auctioneers Conference and Show is the world's largest event dedicated
to the auction profession and industry. Auctioneers from across the world join together every summer
to network with fellow auctioneers, attend educational seminars customized for auction professionals, learn about the newest tools and products available at our Trade Show," according to the NAA website.

About United Country

United Country Auction Services is a division of United Country Real Estate, the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States. Based in Kansas
City, Mo., the company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 600 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 2,000 separate sites), multiple proprietary real estate catalogs with a cumulative distribution of 1.5 million readers, an extensive, current buyer database and national advertising of properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week. United Country has recently been recognized by AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal
as one of the top U.S. real estate companies.

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

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