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U.S. Real Estate Buyers Discover Mexico’s
Hidden Jewel as Two Leading Firms Join Forces
United Country Real Estate, CDR Debut Office in San Miguel de Allende
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June 26, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Often compared to Santa Fe and Aspen in the U.S., San Miguel
de Allende is valued as one of the most unique and desirable areas of Mexico by U.S. retirees and vacationers. That said, not many Americans know about or have discovered this fantastic area
in Mexico yet.

Changing that will be the focus of a recent partnership that has formed between United Country
Real Estate, the leading lifestyle real estate company in the U.S., and local market real estate leader
CDR of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. “We want to help U.S. consumers discover this amazing and
totally unique area of Mexico,” says Jim Dolan of United Country – CDR. “Once people begin to understand the ‘lifestyle’ that we lead here, they will find it extremely attractive.” San Miguel was
recently named the fourth best city in the world by Travel and Leisure magazine.

Nestled in the mountains and surrounded by amazing vistas, visitors have access to some the most
scenic areas of Mexico in San Miguel. The city is focused around providing a welcoming, peaceful and service-oriented culture to U.S. citizens moving or retiring to the area or establishing a vacation
getaway.

“English is widely spoken here, the climate is ideal, modern amenities abound and we are known
worldwide for our festivals, fiestas and easygoing lifestyle,” said Nancy Howze of United Country –
CDR. “San Miguel is not only tranquil and beautiful, it is also welcoming and inclusive – it is easy
to make friends here and build an affordable life that you’ll love.”

Jean Paul Pelletier, Mexico master franchisor with United Country Real Estate, signed an agreement
with Dolan and Howze to have exclusive rights to two states in Mexico – Guanajuato and Querétaro.
San Miguel will be their first office under the United Country – CDR franchise agreement, followed
by additional offices in the coming years.

United Country – CDR San Miguel will offer United’s unique marketing services that will expose local properties across the U.S. and internationally with a reach unmatched by other local real estate companies. Advertising of local properties will take place on thousands of owned websites,
proprietary catalogs, magazines, newspapers and e-marketing.

“By joining one of the largest networks of real estate agents and auctioneers, we can offer our clients more options when it comes to the best approach to buying or selling a particular property.” said Howze. “The one-of-a-kind marketing program allows us to introduce more U.S. buyers to the area.”

United Country – CDR has plans in place to develop nine more offices in these two states over the next two years. They currently have 10 agents with over $68 million (USD) in listings. Howze and Dolan have over 34 years combined real estate experience. They already have plans to partner with Mike Fisher of United Country – The Redfield Group of Gadsden, Ala., for a real estate auction of 14 luxury
condominium units this summer.

“This is a monumental signing in United Country’s history and a huge step in developing its presence
with our friends south of the border,” said Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate.
“With over 3 million people coming to one of United Country’s websites every month looking for a great place to visit or retire, San Miguel and United Country are an absolute perfect fit for each other.”

United Country – CDR can be contacted by phone at 832-895-6068 (from the U.S.) or
011-52-415-154-5106 / 154-7809, email at nancy@cdrsanmiguel.com, and their full listings can
be viewed online at www.sanmiguelmexicorealestate.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, Costa Rica, Panama and the resort areas of Mexico.
The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports
nearly 550 offices with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 3,000 separate sites and traffic of approximately
3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs with national distribution, an extensive buyer database and 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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