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United Country Auction Services Conducts National Auction Designation Program

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United Country Auction Services Conducts
National Auction Designation Program

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March 10, 2015 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services – the nation’s largest integrated organization of auctioneers and real estate professionals – held its annual National Auction Designation Program on February 23 and 24 in Scottsdale, Ariz., allowing auctioneers from around the nation the chance to earn the United Country Master Auctioneer Designation (UCMA). As the nation’s first auction designation program offered by an international real estate franchise company, the course is tailored to advance the capabilities, proficiencies and knowledge of experienced auctioneers to improve their auction business performance and the consistent professionalism of the services delivered to clients.

More than 70 auctioneers and attendees from across the nation participated in the educational opportunities, including the chance to network with and learn from successful United Country top performing auctioneers and internationally recognized industry and subject matter experts. The sessions covered topics critical to successful auctioneers including state-of-the-art social media, advanced appraisal theory and application, contract law, current trends in multi-parcel auctions, best practices in professional online auctions, commercial property auctions and investment calculations. The event included nationally recognized auction and real estate industry speakers.

“United Country Auction Services is heavily invested in its auctioneers and brokers, and we are incredibly excited about the success of the Master Auctioneer Designation Program,” said Mike Jones, president, United Country Auction Services. “Our goal is to equip our auctioneers with the resources and support they need for a successful career. This program is an ideal opportunity not only to learn from the best, but also how to distinguish themselves in the auction and real estate industries.”

The UCMA designation was awarded to the first wave of successful graduates, as follows: Travis Hamele, UCMA; Jason Wallingford, UCMA; Randy Jelliff, UCMA; Dustin Jelliff, UCMA; Cody Coffey, UCMA; Jimmie Dean Coffey, UCMA, CAI, AARE, CES, GGPA, BAS; Rick Manley, UCMA; Dusty White, UCMA; Matt Arnold, UCMA; Ron Kirby Jr., UCMA, CAI, AARE, CES; and Chris Gravil, UCMA. Each of the recipients successfully met experiential, educational and ethical standard requirements and passed the professional auctioneer designation exam conducted by United Country Auction Services.

“The development of the United Country Master Auctioneer program has been a tremendous success”, said Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services. “The designation program is designed to break down individual segments of the auction business and provide a heightened experience for both the professional auctioneer and their client. The program purposely challenges auctioneers to secure their place in the auction industry by offering their clients a wider service offering and a higher level of professional consult.”

United Country Auction Services aids its international network of auctioneers and real estate brokers through the provision of marketing, technology, education, branding and affiliate services support necessary to excel. To learn more United Country Auction Services and opportunities available with the company, please visit UCAuctionServices.com.

About United Country Auction Services

United Country Auction Services – a division of the United Real Estate Group – is the largest, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals globally. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 600 offices and 5,000 real estate marketing professionals and auctioneers across four continents, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites, the largest real estate marketing services company, an extensive buyer database of nearly 550,000 opt-in buyers and international advertising of properties.

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816-420-6200  www.unitedcountry.com

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