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United Country’s 2010
Real Estate Auction Summit
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Brings Together More Than 100 Real Estate Auctioneers and Brokers from Across the U.S. for Advanced Auction Training in Kansas City, Missouri

November 1, 2010 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Auctioneers from across the nation gathered in Kansas City, Mo., October 25-26 for United Country Real Estate’s 2010 Auction Summit. The event featured 12 guest speakers who provided advanced real estate auction training to the more than 100 attendees on a wide variety of today’s most relevant industry topics.

“We strive to offer Auctioneers the best educational opportunities through our annual Auction Summits. The fact that attendees continue to refer to them as must-attend events is something we are very proud of,” said Mike Jones, president of United Country Auction Services. “This year we had auctioneers and brokers from all over the country. It’s very exciting to see some of the nation’s best auctioneers and real estate professionals gathered together with a shared commitment to ongoing professional development and excellence in the industry.”

The 2-day event agenda included training on subjects including online auction best practices, leveraging social media marketing and search engine optimization techniques, prospecting and qualifying auctions, auction technology, PCI (credit card) compliance, commercial property auctions, residential development auctions, state-of-the-art auction marketing and reporting, and conducting a live multi-parcel auction training session. United Country’s Auction Summit also provided a platform for networking and building relationships to promote business development.

Attendees received information relating to today’s current market conditions and success strategies for the future, as well as the latest news and updates from United Country including the launch of the new and improved website, www.UCAuctionServices.com, the new United Country iPhone application, and review of many of the company’s recent successes and highlights.

“Providing industry-leading auction education and training requires a significant amount of time and planning, but United Country strongly believes it is our responsibility to provide advanced educational and business opportunities and we are fully committed to doing so,” said Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services. “United Country provides real estate and auction solutions to more than 135 auctioneers and 3,500 brokers/agents across the U.S., Costa Rica and Panama and we will continue to strengthen the auction industry by raising the professional education bar to new levels as we meet our clients’ expectations.”

The next United Country Auction Summit will be held in conjunction with the company’s 2011 Training & Awards Convention in Austin, Texas, on March 7, 2011.

The success of the 2010 event was evident in the positive feedback from attendees:

“This Auction Summit was an essential benefit to me and my organization. Not only did I take away information on new trends and use of new tools, I was also reminded that we must still focus on the importance of our day-to-day procedures.” Myers Jackson, Auctioneer/Broker - United Country – Certified Real Estate

“I was impressed with the wealth of knowledge displayed not only from the presenters, but also the willingness to share ideas, information and success strategies by all the auctioneers in attendance. I look forward to future events.” Mike Walker, Owner/Auctioneer – United Country – Walker Realty & Auction LLC

“What a great summit! This was by far some of the best auction education I have ever experienced. I know I made the right decision by partnering with United Country.” Tom Jordan, Auctioneer – United Country – Carolina Auction Realty, Inc.
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About United Country Auction Services

United Country Auction Services is a division of United Country Real Estate which is the largest fully integrated franchise 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 675 offices across the U.S. and in Costa Rica with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing web sites (more than 1,000 separate sites), seven proprietary real estate catalogs with a cumulative distribution of 1.5 million, an extensive, current buyer database and national advertising of properties to more than 90 million potential buyer prospects a week. United Country has been recognized by Dun and Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com as the Top U.S. real estate franchise, the Wall Street Journal as a Top 1 percent franchise and among Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® top 100 global franchises.

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