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United Country Real Estate Added to U.S. Small Business Administration Franchise Registry

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United Country Real Estate Added to U.S.
Small Business Administration Franchise Registry
Entry to List will Benefit New Affiliates, Open Doors for Existing Offices
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July 16, 2012 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country has announced that the United States Small
Business Administration (SBA) has approved the United Country Real Estate franchise as one of only three real estate franchises to be listed on its official Franchise Registry.

The Franchise Registry is a compilation of franchise systems that have had their franchise agreements reviewed by the SBA, thereby drastically shortening the loan process for franchise investors and
ensuring a consistent eligibility decision. Franchises listed on the registry must undergo a stringent qualification process, including rigorous questioning by the SBA to validate the value of their
franchise offering.

“We are pleased that we have been approved by the SBA and are now on its official Franchise
Registry. As a result of being listed on the Registry, our affiliated offices as well as investors, brokers
or auctioneers seeking additional capital to become affiliated with United Country, will have another
option to consider as they seek to access the capital they need to grow their real estate brokerage
or auction company,” said Dan Duffy, chief executive officer for United Country Real Estate.
“We constantly seek out ways to assist our affiliated offices with their efforts to grow their business.
Our substantial investment in becoming approved by the SBA is no different than the massive
investments we make year in and year out to provide marketing, training and technology solutions
for our affiliated United Country offices. SBA approval will have a positive impact on our Company
and the professionals that proudly fly the United Country flag.”

For the last five years, loans on franchises listed on the Registry have a performance rating of almost
95 percent, significantly higher than loans on both other franchises and businesses in general.

“We are extremely pleased to be approved for the Registry and to provide this benefit to our franchisees,” said Richard Thomson, national executive vice president of sales for United Country Real Estate. “This will be a tremendous boost in their ability to grow the businesses about which they are so passionate.”

For more information 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 real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 550 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 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.

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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