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News Releases

Best Places to Live
for Outdoor Enthusiasts Revealed

July 1, 2009 (Kansas City, MO) – Many Americans dream of owning a property or permanently moving to the country and among the list of benefits that draws them out of the city are the lack of traffic, crime and stress and the feeling of peace and tranquility offered by the country lifestyle. 
United Country Affiliates Elected to
National Auctioneers Association Board of Directors

July 21, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) elected new officers and board of directors last week at the 60th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Kansas City.
United Country Real Estate’s Auction Division
Earns International Marketing Awards

June 2, 2009 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) announced today that
United Country Auction Services was named winner of the 2009 NAA Marketing Competition in the Online Marketing Campaign category.
United Country Named No. 1 Real Estate
Franchise and No. 19 Overall Franchise by Dun
& Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com

June 3, 2009 (Kansas City, Mo.) – In their annual AllStar Franchise List, Dun and Bradstreet’s AllBusiness.com, a leading online resource for businesses, named United Country Real Estate the top-ranked real estate franchise system and in the Top 20 among more than 2,500 global and national franchise companies.
United Country Announces
Exclusive Affiliation with Earth Asset Partnership, LP

Earth Asset offers a comprehensive array of specialized real estate advisory services, including planning and valuation analysis for complex asset issues such as conservation and historic preservation easements, family property held in trust and multi-ownership problem solving.
Colliers & Auction Firm Form Alliance
Jan 8, 2009 - The Kansas City Business Journal - United Country Auction Services,

based in Kansas City, has aligned with Colliers International to provide accelerated transaction services to commercial real estate clients, the companies said Thursday.
United Country Named Among
Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Franchises

January 1, 2009 – KANSAS CITY, MO – Entrepreneur Magazine recently unveiled the 3oth Annual Franchise 500®, the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking system designed to assist entrepreneurs in selecting the best franchise opportunities.
United Country Auction Services Teams
with Colliers International to Offer Accelerated Asset Resolution Services for Commercial Real Estate

December 18, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, MO, and BOSTON, MA) – United Country Auction Services, a division of United Country Real Estate, Inc. (United Country), and Colliers International (Colliers) announced today a strategic alliance to provide accelerated commercial real estate transaction services to their respective commercial real estate clients.
Best Investment in the Land
November 11, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, MO) - For the millions of Americans who have

become unsettled by recent Wall Street losses, identifying solid alternatives for current and future
investment has become a popular topic of conversation.
United Country Partners with FFA
to Support Students and Alumni Association

November 24, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – More than 54,000 FFA members and guests from across the country assembled in Indianapolis this October for the 81st National FFA Convention. Among those guests was United Country Real Estate, a major sponsor of the FFA and the primary sponsor of the annual alumni auction.
United Country Helps Raise More
Than $4 Million at Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball

November 1, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The American Cancer Society had another big year in Dallas as the community’s movers and shakers gathered on October 4 for the 35th Anniversary Cattle Baron’s Ball. The event was held at Southfork Ranch, home of television’s J.R. Ewing and family.
United Country Real Estate Enters
Exclusive Partnership with the American Outdoorsman

October 16, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) - United Country Real Estate®, the nation’s leader in recreational
real estate, and The American Outdoorsman®, the longest running television program dedicated to outdoor recreation, have joined in an exclusive partnership that will expose America’s best recreational properties for sale across the nation.
United Country Real Estate Celebrates
80th Anniversary of First National Real Estate Catalog

July 28, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) – In 1925, Roscoe Chamberlain founded United Farm Agency with the mission of providing city dwellers a ‘roadmap to the country.’ As a means of introducing country real estate for sale to potential city buyers in an age when travel was the only option for research, he created the nation’s first-ever real estate catalog to showcase these dream country properties.
United Country Multi-Property Auction a Huge Success
August 7, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Auction Services, the largest

integrated real estate and auction services company in the United States, proved on August 2 that
real estate buyers are out there if you know how to reach them.
United Country Real Estate
CEO Speaks at National Marketing Conference

July 24, 2008 (Kansas City, Mo.) – Dan Duffy, chief executive officer and chairman of the board for United Country Real Estate, served as keynote speaker for the 9th Annual Marketing World: A Frost & Sullivan Executive MindXchange, held in Beaver Creek, Colo., on July 20-23. He spoke to approximately 5,000 leaders and managers from top companies such as Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, St. Jude Medical, Blue Cross & Blue Shield, Xerox, IBM, Honeywell and Capital One.
United Country Vice President
Elected to National Auctioneers Association Board

August 5, 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Shawn Terrel, vice president of United Country Auction Services, has been elected to the National Auctioneer Association (NAA) Board of Directors. The election was held on Thursday, July 10, at the 59th International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Nashville, Tenn.
United Country Real Estate's
Auction Division Earns International Marketing Award

May 2008 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – The National Auctioneers Association (NAA) announced today that United Country Auction Services was named winner of the 2008 NAA Marketing Competition in the Auction Printed Materials, Multi-Color, Business Liquidations category.
Multi-Property Auctions
Provide for More Efficient Home Sales

Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 18, 2008 -- Between the housing market and mortgage crunch that
have left many sellers, buyers and financial institutions up against a wall, a one-size fits all solution may
be impossible to establish.
United Country Brings Industry Experts to
Kansas City Convention to Address Real Estate Trends

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 5, 2008)—You hear it almost daily: The real estate market is slumping, and
things aren’t looking bright in the future.
LEADING THE WAY - One Year After Starting
New Auction Division, United Country Leads Industry

January 2008 - AUCTIONEER MAGAZINE, Editor, Steve Baska. Auctioneers Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA, and
Shawn Terrel, CAI, AARE, are helping United Country Real Estate change the way the traditional real estate industry operates. Today this giant real estate company of 683 offices teaches a blended approach of considering auctions and traditional brokerage for every property.
United Country Featured In
Ducks Unlimited Membership Newsletter

With more than a million supporters, Ducks Unlimited is the world’s largest and most effective wetland and waterfowl conservation organization with almost 12 million acres conserved. The United States alone has lost more than half of its original wetlands − nature’s most productive ecosystem − and continues to lose more than 80,000 wetland acres each year.
United Country Named to
Entrepreneur’s 29th Annual Franchise 500

January 1, 2008 - KANSAS CITY, MO - Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best and
most comprehensive franchise ranking, has recognized United Country® Real Estate among its 2008
list of top franchises.
Non-Urban Real Estate Experiencing
Increased Sales In 2007

Kansas City, MO- October 22, 2007- One bright spot in today’s real estate industry continues to be
non-urban markets, according to statistics released by United Country Real Estate this week. The company, which specializes in properties in small cities and towns across the United States, has shown strong growth
in many areas of the country in the first nine months of 2007.
United Country Real Estate Announces
Online Strategy Powered By Trulia.Com And Google

KANSAS CITY, MO- September 10, 2007- United Country Real Estate, the only national real estate franchise system specializing in real estate throughout the small cities and towns of rural America, announced today that the company has entered into a strategic marketing and listing strategy agreement with Trulia.com, America’s leading real estate vertical search engine.  Additionally, United Country is partnering with Google™ to provide its listing content via Google Base to google.com
United Country Auction Services President Helps
Educate Congressman About Industry

Kansas City, MO - May 2007- Mike Jones, United Country Auction Services president, joined fellow members
of the National Auctioneers Association at the Nation’s Capitol to participate in   “Auction Action on Capitol
Hill Day”.
United Country Real Estate and
Ducks Unlimited Collaborate for Conservation

KANSAS CITY, MO, July 26, 2007 – In a unique partnership focused on conservation, Ducks Unlimited announced today that United Country Real Estate is joining DU’s ranks as a proud sponsor.
United Country Named To
Wall Street Journal's List Of Top Franchisors

August 1, 2006- KANSAS CITY, MO- The Wall Street Journal published the results of a study of more than 2,500 U.S. based franchise systems across all market segments and named United Country Real Estate to its coveted list of 2006 “Top 25 High Performers.”
Country Real Estate Market Remains Strong
Despite Downturn Of Urban/ Suburban Market

August 1, 2006 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Country and micropolitan real estate markets remain strong despite
the declining numbers being reported in more highly populated urban and suburban areas of the nation according to United Country Real Estate.
United Country Announces New
Training Programs For Brokers and Sales Associates

June 2, 2006 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate announces the availability of two new
training programs: United Success Series!™ and United Fast Start!™ . Developed by United Country and exclusively available to its franchise partners, these computer-based training programs provide new and seasoned real estate professionals with additional training and resources to promote advanced skills
to better serve buyers and sellers of real estate.
United Country Secures
Investment Capital To Promote Accelerated Growth

February 28, 2006 – KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate announces that the company has secured growth capital to support its expanding network of affiliate offices through enhanced marketing and ancillary services for the benefit of its franchise partners.



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