Sept. 23, 2022 (LEXINGTON, Neb.) – After opening its first office just four years ago in Nebraska, United Country Real Estate | AgTeam Land Brokers recently expanded with two new locations in South Dakota and Kansas, respectively.
The Gove, Kan., location opened in August and is being run
by agent Nick Zerr, who is also the company’s auction manager. The expansion
will allow the company to extend its client reach in both Kansas and Nebraska, said
Richard Dawson, the primary broker and owner of all three offices.
“We need more agents in Kansas to work with Nick. We think
a (Western) Kansas office will help us recruit new agents to our sales team,”
Dawson said,” adding that along with agent Kelly Gydesen in Lexington, Zerr
also markets personal property via auction.
Dawson’s franchise operates within United Country Real
Estate’s (UCRE) nearly 100-year-old national network, consisting of some 400
offices owned by affiliates specialized in lifestyle and rural property for
sale across the nation. His team’s focus on hunting properties, riverfront
ranches, farmland, country homes and related real estate have been a perfect
fit for the UCRE brand. And Dawson said opening an office in Spearfish, S.D.,
this past December came at the right time.
“The Black Hills Region of South Dakota is an exploding
real estate market with diverse properties and a very large buyer pool,” he
said. “We wanted to capitalize on (this). AgTeam has closed some great sales in
the state and we still have a large listing inventory.”
Dawson said the Spearfish office’s sales volume has
exceeded expectations under sales manager Ali Larson. Among noteworthy recent
sales were a hunting and farm property that went for $3.1 million, a log home
in Yankton that sold for $720,000, and a commercial building in Rapid City valued
at nearly $1 million. The office’s biggest deal could still be on the horizon,
though. Larson has listed this 2,700-acre
ranch in Hot Springs for $17 million.
For Jim Jones, UCRE’s Midwest Area Vice President, it’s
clear United Country’s national marketing reach combined with its franchisees’
local property expertise – two cornerstones of its franchise system – have
served Dawson well. “Helping Richard and (his business manager/wife) Barb grow
their already established business has been a real pleasure,” Jones said.
“Their leadership and Richard’s approach of developing talent create the
perfect foundation for agents looking to get into lifestyle real estate.”
And as Dawson’s South Dakota office
continues its early success, the original Nebraska office hasn’t lost a step,
selling several large ranches in recent months. Spring Lake Ranch, the biggest
one at more than 19,300 acres, sold for $13 million, while two others went for
more than $6 million, and another north of $4.7 million.
Dawson has his eye on the new Gove, Kan., office following
suit with sales success, and a little down the road he said he wants to open
his next location in Wyoming – an area his company already serves from other
offices. To learn more about United Country Real Estate | AgTeam Land Brokers,
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