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Land Real Estate Issues, Expertise Draws Record Crowd

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Land Real Estate Issues,
Expertise Draws Record Crowd

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May 6, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Land remains a hot topic in real estate today with important issues ranging from farmland values, changes in the timberland market, recreational property trends, ranch management, development land issue, investment considerations and more. These important land real estate issues and more were presented and discussed at the recent the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI) conference held in March.

The conference, presented by the RLI, the land expertise education and accreditation segment of NAR, attracted record attendance of real estate professionals in agriculture, timber, ranch, recreation, land appraisal, land auction, farm management, site selection and land investment segments of the real estate industry. Participants expanded their knowledge and expertise from world-renown experts on topics including energy, hydraulic fracturing, and mineral rights, marketing and new technology for land specialists, land conservation opportunities, 1031 exchanges and international land opportunities. Additionally participants networked with their peers, shared information and identified potential network deals.

United Country’s nearly 90 years of focus, specialization and leadership in land real estate marketing and sales provided the strongest group showing at the conference with over twenty United Country land experts and specialist from across the nation. United Country Real Estate sponsored and managed a booth at the conference expanding on this long heritage of land real estate expertise.

“Our company has led the way and is the largest land specialty real estate team in the U.S.,” said Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate. “As the only national company providing niche tools for real estate professionals in over 28 specialty property types – such as farmland, timberland, ranch, recreational, development and other land niches – our strategic partnership and support of the RLI provides natural synergy. Our company is a proud sponsor and strongly supports the RLI and its mission to build knowledge, expertise and business opportunities for the best in the land business. Our brokers, agents and auctioneers represent some of the most recognized experts, most experienced and team with the longest history of leadership in land real estate.”

United Country Team Members who participated in this year’s represented over 300 combined years of experience in land and included Doug Adams of Denver, Colo., Bill Baker of Clarksville, Va., Hines Boyd of Monticello, Fla., Jimmie Dean Coffey of Bloomington, Ind., Jib Davidson of Gainesville, Fla., Edgar Gaddis of Coushatta, La., Terry Garmon of Bowling Green, Ky., Eric and Kurt Hollenberg of Columbia, Mo., Bob King, ALC, of Anderson, S.C., Peter McPhail of Lincoln, Maine, Bart Miller of Aspen, Colo., John David Neeley of Camden, Ark., Linda Neiber of Glenwood Springs, Colo., Rod Rogers of Spatanburg, S.C., Dave Rose of Salina, Kan., Brian Rose of Cimarron, Kan., Robert Stancil, ALC, of Wilkesboro, N.C., John Stratman of Parker, Colo., and David Williams of Clarksville, Va.

The 2015 National Land Conference will take place in Tucson, Ariz., on March 23 through 25. For more information, visit RLILand.com/2015NationalLandConference. To learn more about United Country Real Estate, call 800-999-1020 or visit their website at www.UnitedCountry.com

About United Country

United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States and Central America. The company has been an innovator in lifestyle (non-urban) real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 500 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and resort areas of Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of specialty property marketing websites (more than 3,500 separate sites and traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs and third-party lifestyle magazines with national distribution , an extensive buyer database of over 500,000 and other national advertising of local properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week. United Country has recently been recognized by Franchise Business Review, AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal as one of the top U.S. real estate companies.

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