Real Estate News

In 1928, United Country changed the real estate marketing landscape by introducing the first real estate catalog. In the years since, we’ve found innumerable ways to communicate with brokers, agents, buyers and sellers and are constantly looking for new ways to hold conversations about real estate, auctions, lifestyle properties and more. Platforms like this allow people to communicate regardless of geography – the very thing our founder, Roscoe Chamberlain, had in mind when he printed that first catalog nearly a century ago.

Our vision for this blog is that it will allow us to share the things we think are most important with you – industry and market information, company announcements, videos, helpful home buying and selling hints and more – as well as get input from you about your real estate experiences.

What would you like to see on this blog?

UNITED COUNTRY Articles


Auctions create urgency, excitement and competition to all involved, making it easier to maximize results.

An auctioneer’s role is a lot deeper than just bid calling. If you’re thinking of buying or selling property via auction, it’s important to know...

United Country Real Estate’s Auction Services (UCAS) recently launched their own podcast in an effort to educate and inform...

The auction method of marketing and selling real estate is the world’s oldest and most misconceived method.

If you’re looking to sell quickly and for fair market value, an auction could be the best method. Before you look for an auctioneer, remember...

Shawn Terrel, a 25-year veteran of the auction industry has been promoted to lead the United Country | Auction Services Division as President...

Today’s solar eclipse will mark the first time in 38 years a total eclipse of the Sun has been visible from the mainland United States...

We talked to United Country Auction Services Executive Vice-President, Shawn Terrel, to find out all of the ends and outs of online auctions...

Before making a decision to invest and/or own your own property or even to sell, it’s important to evaluate how the real estate market is performing..

How many times have you sat in a tree stand or blind on public or leased land and realized that you would hunt completely different if it was yours?

If an appliance goes out in your home, most likely it’s going to be a costly repair that can really take a toll on your pocketbook.

Many of the most effective projects take less than a few hours but represent thousands of watts in energy offsets.

While most of us automatically consider listing our home or property via the traditional method, there is another option out there...

We’ve provided some tips on how to make your house attractive to buyers while not draining your pocketbook in the process.

The entryway is the first thing visitors see when they visit your home, but does it accurately reflect your sense of style?

Social media influence and the mainstreaming of inexpensive wines are keeping the wine industry well positioned and consumers happy...

The concept is simple. A large piece of property is broken up into smaller and more affordable pieces...

With a few simple, low-cost tweaks, you can walk away from the sale with even more money in your pocket in a shorter amount of time.

This November, United Country Real Estate asked its agents, brokers and auctioneers across the country why they are #UnitedAndThankful...

When selling or buying real estate, sellers and buyers are often only interested in the specific type of real estate they own or want to buy...

One of the most important steps in the process of selling your home is having your home inspected.

Whether you want to hunt deer, turkey, duck or other wildlife, your land means nothing it if isn’t cared for and properly managed.

In a time where many of us are living paycheck to paycheck, Americans are downsizing their living space in an unorthodox way in an effort to save...

United Country Real Estate and Trained Assassins excitedly announced that they have recently joined together to film unique hunts and properties...

Whether it’s an electrical fire, brush fire or wildfire, it’s never too late to start preparing your property for potential fire hazards.

Though not for everyone, selling at auction is a convenient and effective method of selling property and provides many unique benefits...

If you go into your purchase with an understanding of the pros and cons of owning a dream property on the water, you won’t be disappointed.

The decision to buy or sell property isn’t a decision you take lightly so neither should choosing your real estate agent...

Advantages for purchasing a home or log cabin in the mountains range from vacation convenience to planning for retirement. However...

Fueled by steady job growth in many parts of the country, the pent-up demand for buying finally broke out in 2015...

For those looking to buy or sell land, there are ways to increase your land’s value...

Making an offer and buying a home or a piece of property that is traditionally listed on the market is not your only option today...

Imagine you are essentially waking up jobless each day and creating your own opportunities, guiding your career versus letting it guide you...

Our goal was to raise the bar and offer the market a better solution to their real estate needs, and together with United Country, and we did...

Professional auctioneers who are successful in business and life share a common trait – putting the needs of their sellers in front of their own...

United Country Real Estate has come a long way since its humbled beginnings in 1925. This year, we celebrate nine decades of accomplishments...

The new partnership allows all United Country offices the ability to implement state of the art auction software technologies as well as utilize...

In honor of United Country’s 90 year celebration, we’ve broken down the top 10 things to do in the Big Easy...

Regardless of the product (real estate, equipment, etc.), what is a reasonable amount of information the auctioneer should be expected to provide...

United Country Helps Raise $120,000 for National FFA

Looking Back: The Year of 1925 Was a Big One!

Celebrating 85 Years of Real Estate Innovation

Find Your Freedom Friday: Rich Kruse

United Country Auctioneers Honored at National Auctioneers Association Convention

It was a much larger company then but it still had a ‘family feel’ to it, so I was happy to be a part of it...

United Country is among the top 10 percent of all franchise systems nationwide to receive this honor, one of only two national real estate franchise..

Without a doubt my favorite thing about being part of a first-class organization like United Country is all the family members nationwide...

With industry leaders like ours on board, every agent in our network now has a panel of experts at their fingertips at all times...

In the past year, we have launched a series of specialty marketing websites that make online property searches less about the search and more about...

To me, there are two kinds of freedom. One is the freedom that you have by being able to move and live and act without restraint. Then there’s the...

Consumers today are savvy and responsible, and they’re looking for the best value – not just for their budget, but also for their world...

United and its affiliates conducted a staggering 1,100 auctions. Is it any wonder these guys are king of the hill?

There aren’t many times in life that you can do just a little, and have such a profound effect on so many people’s lives...

United Country will conduct the organization’s annual live and online benefit auction during the convention’s reception and banquet...

Remodeling houses presents an interesting balance between my intellectual life and my architectural creativity...

Each of those men performed the same task, but they had different perspectives on why they were doing it...

Auctions are a great fit for many types of properties, but how do you figure out if it’s right for your property?

When asked who’s using social media, most of those who raised hands had phones in the other hand...

As technology continues its rapid evolution it’s important to seek out opportunities that make your property stand out from the competition...

We were told that luck does not exist and what people call luck is the intersection of hard work and an ardent respect for doing things right...