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Read articles from United Country’s property specialists on real estate trends, building home ownership value, land improvements and valuation, real estate technology, buying or selling at auction and more useful insight.

Stay Prepared: Organizing Your Real Estate Paperwork

Being prepared and organized is critical for a seamless real estate experience. Learn how to stay on top of your paperwork here!

Published on May 28, 2024 By Guest Contributor: Sarah Bull

How to Start a Greenhouse On Your Land

Starting and operating a successful greenhouse requires ample amounts of education and preparation. Luckily, this guide has all the info you need!

Published on May 16, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

How Does United Country Help Affiliates Earn More & Sell More

We asked a random selection of United Country agents, brokers & auctioneers how UCRE has helped them earn & sell more. These are there answers.

Published on May 08, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

How Many Cows Should Be Grazed Per Acre In Montana?

Cattle stocking rates in Eastern Montana, shedding light on some guidelines that can steer ranchers toward optimal land management strategies.

Published on April 20, 2024 By Tanner Anderson, Co-Owner, United Country Real Estate | Northwest Realty & Auction

What is the Best Time to Sell Your Home in 2024 | United Country Real Estate

Find out why real estate agents swear Spring is the best time to sell your home.

Published on April 17, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Transforming Rural Farmland into Agritourism Destinations: A Closer Look at Innovative Land Use

Read this brief guide to transforming your farm or country land to make additional income through easy steps.

Western Colorado Fence Laws Explained | United Country Real Estate

Navigate Western Colorado's fence laws for effective land and livestock management.

Published on April 12, 2024 By Rob Gash | Western Land & Lifestyle

Spring Forward: Essential Equestrian Property Care for the New Season

Preparing your equestrian property spring requires careful attention. Read our guide to learn how to make the most of your horse property this spring.

Published on April 09, 2024 By Heritage Brokers & Auctioneers

Montana Beyond Ranching | United Country Real Estate

Montana has much to offer residents beyond its success in ranching. Read more about the top 10 reasons to relocate to Montana.

Published on April 07, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Investing in Costa Rica: Begin Your Journey to Paradise

Explore the benefits of investing in Costa Rican real estate, from its legal security to its natural beauty and quality of life.

Published on April 04, 2024 By Michael Krieg

Designing a Country Home with Purpose

Bringing character and personal design to your home is important, even more so for country homes. Learn how to design your country home with purpose.

How to Buy a House at Auction

For buyers, the biggest perk is being able to buy a home at, sometimes, an incredible deal.

How to Protect your Coastal Home from Erosion

Protect your coastal home from erosion with our comprehensive guide, featuring methods like vegetation planting, beach nourishment, and seawalls.

Published on March 26, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

What are Forest Carbon Markets for Your Business or Organization?

Explore the benefits of forest carbon markets for businesses and organizations, offering a sustainable solution to offset carbon emissions.

Published on March 22, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

2024 Best Backpack Gear for Hunters

Check out this updated list of backpack gear for hunters, including game bags, head lamps and rain gear.

Commercial Properties and the Office Building Class Rating System You Need to Know

Commercial buildings are divided into three classes. Learn about the distinctions and unique features Class A, B & C Office Buildings.

The Benefits of Investing in Land | United Country Real Estate

Explore how land ownership offers financial security and tangible assets for generations to come.

Published on March 13, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Sustainable Solutions: Addressing Water Scarcity in Real Estate

Learn about innovative solutions to water scarcity on your land. Reduce water consumption, promote sustainability and enhance property aesthetics!

United Country Real Estate | The Michael Group Announces NextEra Energy’s Investment in Ducks Unlimited Park at Big River Crossing

Uncover the latest developments in renewable energy as NextEra Energy Resources invests in wetland restoration at Ducks Unlimited Park.

Is Deer Hunting Losing Popularity? | United Country Real Estate

Discover why deer hunting in the U.S. is facing a decline despite its visibility on social media.

Published on February 29, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Spring Preparations for Montana Ranchers: Weather, Livestock, and Land - United Country Real Estate | Northwest Realty & Auction

Learn from Montana ranch specialist Tanner Anderson, to understand the importance of staying ahead of the curve when for spring preparation.

Buying Land In Canada | United Country Real Estate

Discover the ins and outs of buying land in Canada as a foreign investor, from navigating property taxes to financing options and more.

Climate-Smart Agriculture | United Country Real Estate

Explore Climate-Smart agriculture's role in enhancing food security and combating climate change through sustainable and resilient farming practices.

Published on February 22, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

House Flipping: A Strategic Blueprint to Fund Your College Journey

Unlock college funding potential with strategic house flipping. Dive into market analysis, master taxes and manage budgets effectively.

Published on February 20, 2024 By Guest Contributor: Sarah Bull

What are Agricultural Exemptions and How Do They Impact Buying Land? | United Country Real Estate

Discover the value of agricultural exemptions in land investments and how they can lower tax obligations while enhancing property value.

Published on February 19, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Everything You Need To Know About BLM Land in Colorado | United Country Real Estate | Western Land & Lifestyle Properties

Learn about the benefits of owning adjacent land and explore opportunities with UCRE | Western Land & Lifestyle Properties

Risks and Challenges Associated With Owning and Operating a Farm Property

Learn strategies for success when navigating farm ownership challenges: weather risks, market fluctuations & legal complexities.

Using a Second Home as a Reliable Source of Passive Income | United Country Real Estate

Explore the benefits of using a second home as a passive income source with United Country Real Estate.

What is Considered Rural America? | United Country Real Estate

Around 60 million people, or one in five Americans, live in what is considered rural America. What does that mean?

Published on February 09, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Considering Soil Quality and Water Availability for Farming

Explore how soil quality and water availability impact farming.

Published on January 31, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Leaving the City for Rural America: Embracing Rural Living with United Country Real Estate | Buckhorn Land and Home

Explore the reasons why leaving the city for rural America is a great decision and how United Country Real Estate Buckhorn Land and Home can assist.

Understanding Big Game Lottery and Point System | United Country Real Estate

The use of a draw system for hunting, often called a lottery or point system, varies from state to state.

Published on January 29, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Battling The Cold: Strategies For Montana Ranchers To Protect Their Herd | United Country Real Estate

Crucial tips to maintaining your Montana cattle ranch during the cold winter months.

Sealed Bid Sale of 17 Louisiana and Texas Timber Tracts Set for Feb. 15

Learn all about this incredible and rare 7,000-acre tract, boasting harvestable timber and recreational opportunities.

Published on January 23, 2024 By John David Neeley

What Are Federal Lands

What are federal lands? Explore the conservation and preservation efforts in the designated land areas across the United States.

Published on January 22, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Navigating Price and Terms in Farm Property Purchase with Your Real Estate Agent

Discover how to understand your options and negotiate with sellers when purchasing a farm with a real estate agent.

Best States to Hunt Elk

One of the largest in the deer family, elk hunting is best found in the following states.

Published on January 16, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Benefits Of Owning a House with Acreage

There is nothing that compares to buying and owning a home but purchasing a home with acreage delivers a completely new set of opportunities.

Published on January 11, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Unlocking the Investment Potential: Why Buying Land in Missouri is a Smart Choice

Join us in exploring the beauty and versatility of Missouri land and why it is the best new investment.

Published on January 05, 2024 By Bret Brown

Why More People are Choosing to Live in the Country

Explore the allure of rural living! Discover why more people are opting for country life, from community connections to cost savings.

Published on January 03, 2024 By United Country Real Estate

Basic Facts About Wildfires | United Country Real Estate

Learn all the basic facts about wildfires and how to take care of your land.

Published on December 29, 2023 By Marlena Cavanaugh

Rodeos – Part Of The American Culture

The history of rodeo in the United States is a pure reflection of the spirit of the American West.

Published on December 13, 2023 By Marlena Cavanaugh

Advantages of Becoming a Rural Real Estate Agent | United Country Real Estate

Are there any advantages of pursuing a career as a rural real estate agent? Explore the many reasons why this might be the best next step for you,

Published on December 06, 2023 By Natalia Kome

Coastal Home Insurance Facts | United Country Real Estate

Coastal home insurance defers in many ways from standard home insurance. Learn all about the differences, necessities and nuances here.

Communicating Your Needs And Expectations To Your Farm Real Estate Agent

Learn all about how to communicate your needs and expectations to your real estate agent when it comes to buying or selling your farmland.

Published on November 27, 2023 By Marlena Cavanaugh

Home Improvements that Bring the Highest Return on Investment

Your guide to increasing your home's return on investment and best remodeling practices.

Best Places to Hunt Whitetail Deer in Texas

Learn about the specific regions for the best whitetail hunting in the state of Texas.

Published on October 31, 2023 By UC Ranch Properties

Creating a Successful Ranch Management Plan

Ranch management is a complex topic that encompasses various aspects such as land & resource management, livestock production and more.

Published on October 26, 2023 By UC Ranch Properties

United Country’s Top Referral Agent: System is Easy, Fast & Gets Results

Congratulations to Jonathan Hickerson as United Country's Top Referral Network Agent

Understand The Purpose of Your Farm Property Purchase

Before you purchase a farm property, it is important to understand what your purpose for buying it is. Read helpful tips on choosing the right one!

Published on August 17, 2023 By Marlena Cavanaugh

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Rural Real Estate: Tips & Insights | United Country Real Estate

Planning to buy rural real estate? Discover essential tips and insights in our comprehensive guide.

Indulge in Luxury Living: Exquisite Amenities and Features of High-End Country Homes

Explore the world of luxury living in high-end country homes. Discover the indulgent lifestyle that awaits in these exquisite properties.

Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Country Home | United Country Real Estate

Learn how to price competitively, stage your home effectively, and market it to the right audience.

The 10 Largest National Parks in The United States

With beautiful landscapes and breathtaking views, the United States of America is the home of many incredible national parks.

Published on April 30, 2023 By UC Ranch Properties

How Does Seller/Owner Financing Work in Real Estate?

Seller financing (also known as owner financing) can be an effective solution for both sellers and buyers in today’s market.

Published on April 26, 2023 By Richard Thompson, Executive Vice President of Sales of United Country Real Estate

Increasing the Value of Your Land

Five ways to boost the value of your acreage

Published on October 20, 2022 By Malina Barber-Regier

Photo Staging Tips to Get Your Listings Sold | United Country Real Estate

Photo staging is a critical step in selling property. Here are some do's and don'ts to help you make the most of your listing.

Published on September 12, 2022 By Natalia Kome

6 Steps Every Seller Should Take Before Listing Their Home

Preparing your home for sale helps it spend less time on the market and offers higher profits.

Five Tips for a Profitable Buy and Flip

Flipping houses is both profitable and fun if done the right way. Here are a few tips to help make you make the most money.

Published on April 04, 2022 By Guest Blogger

Montana Broker Inducted into Auctioneer's Association Hall of Fame

Jayson Shobe in Lewistown, Mont., was inducted into the Montana Auctioneers Association in January 2022.

Published on February 10, 2022 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

How to Plan a Low-Stress Relocation

Relocating can be stressful. Here's how you can make it a smooth transition for everyone.

Tips on How to Stay Ahead in a Competitive Real Estate Market

The current pandemic has forced sellers and real estate agents alike to find new ways to give tours and advertise listings.

Using Auctions to Sell Farmland

Whether you're looking at farmland for sale or selling your agricultural property, an auction may offer you more flexibility and control.

Published on November 18, 2021 By Rob Gash, United Country Broker

Things You Need to Know When Moving to a New State

If you’re thinking of making the move to a new state, here are some things you’ll need to look into.

Published on November 18, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

How to Have a Happy, Well-Balanced Home and Work Life

While the early days of a startup venture can be hectic, make sure you’re taking good care of yourself, your health, and your family’s well-being.

Published on November 10, 2021 By Natalie Jones, Homeowner Bliss

United Country Offices Partner to Close Big Sale

There was a recent partnership between United County Colorado Ranch Brokers and Foothills Premier Properties that shows the UCRE family culture.

Published on September 08, 2021 By Lou Gassner, United Country agent

Online Auctions Gain Momentum During Pandemic

While auctions have historically been live, or in person, online auctions have gained momentum in recent years as technology enhanced.

Published on August 27, 2021 By Shawn Terrel, President of Auction Services

Important Auction Terms You Need to Know

If you're thinking of selling via auction, or buying at auction, here are some important terms you should know.

Published on June 03, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

FAQs for First-Time Real Estate Investors Looking to Play It Safe

Get answers to important questions about investing in real estate for the first time.

Published on May 19, 2021 By Guest Blogger

Make Your New House Feel Like a Home | United Country Real Estate

We know that staring at a bunch of boxes is no fun, which is why we recommend these tips that will make you feel less overwhelmed.

United Country Announces Top Listing Agents of 2020

In a year of record low inventory, these agents excelled at listing properties for sale in 2020.

Published on March 02, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

United Country Announces Top Performing Sales Agents of 2020

These talented real estate agents saw an average of 30 percent growth from 2019.

Published on February 25, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

How Do You Buy a Foreclosure?

An experienced real estate owned or foreclosure agent can make a huge difference in the process and in your costs.

Published on February 22, 2021 By Kathy Jackson, United Country Broker

Buying Land - What You Need to Know

As more people leave big cities for a life in the country, the demand for land continues to grow.

Published on February 22, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Confusing Real Estate Terms Explained

To be more at ease and have a positive experience, it’s important for you to know and understand some of the most commonly used real estate terms.

Published on February 22, 2021 By Rob Gash, United Country Broker

Announcing the Top United Country Offices of 2020

United Country Real Estate is excited to announce the top 100 performing offices of 2020! These offices all grew an average of over 30 percent.

Published on February 15, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

How to Buy a House at Auction

For buyers, the biggest perk is being able to buy a home at, sometimes, an incredible deal.

Published on November 19, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

How to Prepare Your Home for Winter

. Without proper care and preparations, the snow, ice and wind can cause irreversible damage to our homes.

Published on November 12, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Tips for Buying and Selling a Home in the Country

If you’re one of those thinking of buying or selling a home in the country, we’ve asked some of our experts to provide some insight on best practices

Published on November 06, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

The Nation’s First Real Estate Catalog

Browse the nation’s first-ever real estate catalog to showcase dream country properties...

Published on October 19, 2020 By Ashley Breitenbach - Senior Director of Marketing, United Country Real Estate

How to Fund Your Dream Home for Retirement | United Country Real Estate

There are a number of ways to finance your dream home for retirement, and these are the most practical.

Published on September 08, 2020 By Gina Casey - Guest Blogger

Why Late Summer / Early Fall is Best Time to Buy a Farm

With that simple country wisdom that comes from years of dependence on the rhythms of Mother Nature old farmers used to say “buy farm in August.”

Published on August 25, 2020 By Richard Thompson, VP of Sales

How to Negotiate with Sellers When Buying a Home

With the real estate market currently being a sellers’ market, many buyers are finding themselves in stiff competition with other homeowner hopefuls.

Published on August 12, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

What Does a Seller's Market Mean?

In a seller’s market, homes sell faster and for a higher price, leaving buyers in stiff competition with each other to “win” the home.

Published on August 10, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Maintaining Coastal Properties

Owning a coastal property is a dream come true for many people, offering striking views, a more relaxed way of life, fresh air, open space, and...

Published on August 03, 2020 By Ashley Breitenbach - Senior Director of Marketing, United Country Real Estate

Seller’s Market and Low Mortgage Rates Create Open Opportunity for Consumers

Current mortgage rates have never been lower and that bodes extremely well for consumers and the real estate market.

Published on July 31, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Design Essentials When Selling Your Home

Whatever the reason, when it comes time to sell your home there are a number of things you need to take into account if you are to accomplish a sale..

Published on June 10, 2020 By Ashley Breitenbach - Senior Director of Marketing, United Country Real Estate

Investing in Commercial Property in Small Markets

Whether you're an experienced business owner or an aspiring entrepreneur, investing in commercial real estate is a great way to build personal wealth.

Social Distancing is Fueling Online Auctions

Initial reports inside the auction industry may indicate a noticeable increase in bidder registrations and active participation.

Published on May 01, 2020 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Auction Services

How Stimulus Money Can Help You Buy or Sell Your Home

Stimulus money can be put to good use if you’re one of those looking to buy your next property.

Published on April 29, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

The Spring Real Estate Market is Heating Up

Despite a slow start this year due to rocky weather conditions hitting many states, the market for the remainder of 2019 looks clear.

Living in the Country Provides Ultimate Social Distancing from Pandemic

With the call for “social distancing,” living in the country provides multiple benefits.

Published on April 20, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Coronavirus and Real Estate: Stay Productive During Isolation

If you’re choosing to take the cautious route and stay home like most, there are many things you can do to stay productive.

Published on March 13, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

With Inventory Low, Key to Success is Listings

With home prices high and interest rates low, now is the prime time for sellers to maximize the amount of money they receive for a home or property.

Published on February 19, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Get a New Roof, Increase Your Home’s Value

A new roof can make a big difference if you’re trying to sell your home and enhance the value of your property.

Published on February 15, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Looking to Buy or Sell a Premier Ranch? What You Need to Know

UC Ranch Properties is an enhanced platform for premier ranches. The brokers and agents involved all meet specific and demanding qualifications.

Published on February 14, 2020 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Building Your Financial Future

Here is a short guide to help you navigate what you’ll need to do financially in order to purchase your next property.

Published on December 18, 2019 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Important Auction Terms You Need to Know

If the auction method is for you, here are 10 terms we think you should know...

Cut Costs on Your Utilities

There are plenty of ways to lower your utility costs that won’t cost a lot upfront. Learn what you can do now to help save money in the long run.

Published on November 21, 2019 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Why Invest in a Mountain Property?

Imagine waking up every day breathing in fresh air, surrounded by nature and breathtaking scenery. Here are some reasons why you should invest...

United Country Real Estate on its Way to a Record Year in Franchise Sales

The largest lifestyle and country property real estate franchise network, grew their network double digits so far in 2019.

Hiring a Specialized Auctioneer: What Does it Mean?

Does your auctioneer auctioneer have the knowledge and experience needed to sell a specific type of property at auction?

Published on August 27, 2019 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Auction Services

Is a Career in Real Estate Right for You? | United Country Real Estate

If you’re thinking of making a career change for a more flexible schedule, the ability to be your own boss and limitless income, consider real estate.

Important Real Estate Terms You Should Know

Familiarize yourself with some common real estate terms to help the buying and selling process process go smoothly.

The Importance of Using a Real Estate Agent

While there are obvious perks to using an agent like paperwork, negotiating and research, there are many reasons you may have not considered...

Mastering the Online Auction Bidding Process

The cry of the auctioneer (or “the chant”) has always had a special allure to auction bidders, as they watch items sell at a rapid pace...

Published on April 16, 2019 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

Budget-Friendly Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Finding the right buyer that is looking to live the country lifestyle depends on location, timing, and price point.

Published on February 24, 2019 By Emily Bishop - Guest Blogger

Six Tips for Staging Your Outdoor Living Space

Selling a home is as much an art form as it is a science. Staged homes spend less time on the market than a house that's not in show condition.

Make Money Off of Your Land

Even if you never had plans of building a country home or residence, you should take advantage of your land and put it to good use.

Published on February 01, 2019 By Michael Krieg, broker associate for United Country Real Estate | Real Colorado Properties

A 2019 Real Estate Forecast from our Experts

Last year was a great year in real estate. Mortgage rates remained low, home prices soared and people were buying – giving sellers the upper hand.

Use Your Tax Refund to Buy Your Dream Property

If you’re thinking about buying real estate this spring, it’s a great time to start planning now...

Published on January 23, 2019 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

The Perks of Purchasing Real Estate in the Winter

Winter may seem like a tough time to purchase real estate, but there are many more perks than you can imagine. Read on to learn what they are.

Published on November 30, 2018 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

The Auction Process: From Start to Finish

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...

Affordable Home Renovations that Increase Your Home's Value

Did you know you can increase your home’s value without breaking the bank? Actually, low-cost improvement projects actually produce a larger return...

Published on October 28, 2018 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Country Living Tips for a Tiny House

One of the perks of living tiny is it allows you to move out of overcrowded, noisy cities. You can buy or rent a small piece of land in the country...

Published on September 28, 2018 By Rose Burke - Guest Blogger from Tiny House Society

Ranch Life: A Reason for Investment

Although there are many reasons for purchasing a ranch or ranch land, let’s discuss the investment opportunities...

Auctioneers Turn to Podcasts to Educate Public

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

Why Are People Selling?

People want to know the motivation for someone selling a real estate investment. In our experience, there are three reasons people sell...

Published on August 16, 2018 By Mac Martin - Broker/ Owner of United Country Real Estate | Gulfland Real Estate

Do it Yourself Décor for Fall

There’s no better way to liven up your home and make it feel more warm and cozy than to spice up your décor...

Published on August 15, 2018 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Fact or Fiction: Debunking Common Auction Myths

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

Published on April 26, 2018 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

Heavy Cleaning for a Spring Listing

It’s time to start sprucing up your exterior some much-needed spring cleaning. A clean home (and landscape) will be more inviting to buyers...

Buying Land: Endless Opportunities

Throughout the years, land has been increasing in value and becoming a rare opportunity. It’s also extremely flexible in how it can be used...

Buying vs Renting: What Should You do?

It’s an age-old question, should I buy a home or should I rent? There’s really not a 100 percent correct answer...

Published on April 12, 2018 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Use an Auctioneer at Your Next Charity Event

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

Using a Great Auctioneer is as Good as SOLD

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...

Published on January 04, 2018 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Amp Up Your Curb Appeal This Winter

Selling a property during the winter months can be profitable and result in a faster than average sell time when buyers tend to have more urgency.

Published on January 04, 2018 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Understanding Timberland Value

Investing in property with marketable timber can be a wise investment when time is taken to truly understand how timber appreciates...

UCRE Broker Sells Texas Ranch to NBA’s George Hill

Broker/Owner of UCRE | Ray Land Company Dustin Ray credits his experience, knowledge and working relationships for enabling him to help close the sale

Published on September 27, 2017 By Lauren Aleshire - Marketing Director, United Country Real Estate

25-Year Auction Veteran to Lead United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

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

United Country Real Estate Continues to Lead in Innovative Marketing

As the leader in all types of lifestyle properties since 1925, United Country Real Estate has always been at the forefront of innovative marketing...

Top Tips for Dog Owners Who are Selling a Home

While dogs and cats can be wonderful companions, they can cause a few issues when you’re ready to sell your home.

Published on August 29, 2017 By Lauren Aleshire - Marketing Director, United Country Real Estate

Dozens of United Country Real Estate Office Locations to Experience Solar Eclipse

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...

Published on August 19, 2017 By Lauren Aleshire - Marketing Director, United Country Real Estate

All the Scoop on Online Auctions

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

Published on June 13, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Factors Driving the Real Estate Market

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..

Hunting Land - Now's the Time to Buy

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?

Published on June 12, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Home Warranties - Worth the Price?

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.

Published on June 10, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Energy-Efficient Home Upgrades That Can Attract Prospective Buyers

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

Published on April 24, 2017 By Guest Blogger - Erin Vaughan

Marketing Your Home : What Does it Mean?

No matter how good an agent is at selling real estate, it’s important to find someone who can effectively market your home as well.

Published on March 15, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Add a Country Home to Your Bucket List

There are many rewards to living the country life. However, it’s a lot different than the hustle and bustle of the city.

Published on March 12, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Traditional vs. Auction Method: Why People are Choosing the Latter

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

Published on March 11, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Spring Cleaning: Prep Your Home for Selling Season

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

Published on March 10, 2017 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Priceless First Impressions: Update Your Entryway On A Dime

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

Published on January 10, 2017 By Lizzy Manthe - Guest Blogger

Residential Sales Soar in 2016

Buyers flocked to the residential real estate market, sellers received top dollar for their homes and homes sold at a faster rate.

Published on December 14, 2016 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Winery and Vineyard Sales Predicted to Continue Momentum in 2017

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

Multi-Parcel Auctions Maximizes Sales

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

Sell for Top Dollar by Making These Easy Updates

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.

Published on November 23, 2016 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Urban Homesteaders Driving Housing Markets - and Sustainability Initiatives

Urban homesteaders are inspired by urban agriculture and driven to a sustainable lifestyle...

Specialty Property Group Programs Offer Unmatched Exposure for Buyers and Sellers

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...

What to Expect When it’s Time for Inspection

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

Published on September 08, 2016 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Turning Your Land into a Hunter’s Paradise

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

Unique Homes Gaining Momentum as Buyers Gravitate Toward Sustainability

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...

Insight into Increasing Your Home's Value

Before you put your home on the market, there are things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your home’s value.

Published on September 02, 2016 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

United Country Recreational Properties Highlighted by TV Show Trained Assassins

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

Protect Your Property from Fire Danger

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

The Scoop on Home Warranties

Home warranties are service contracts that are designed to cover appliances and other items that can break within the home. However...

Advantages of Selling at Auction

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

Published on May 11, 2016 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services & Trina Turner, Executive Secretary for United Country Auction Services

The Wonderful World of Waterfront Living

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.

Millennials’ Influence in Real Estate

Real estate agents everywhere are being forced to adjust their traditional ways in order to reach out to this fast growing group...

Choosing a Real Estate Agent that’s Right for You

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

Spring Some Life Back into Your Home

Between April and May is a great time to inspect and repair any areas of your home that may need a little TLC. We’ve provided some advice on how to...

Published on April 12, 2016 By Lauren Aleshire - Marketing Director, United Country Real Estate

Making the Most of Your Mountain Home

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

The Housing Forecast – 2016

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

Lift Your Land Sales with United Country

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

Purchasing a Property at Auction

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...

Published on March 14, 2016 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

Real Estate Forecast for 2018 Shows Steady Growth

We’ve just scratched the surface of 2018 so it’s time we look ahead to see how the real estate market will fare this year...

Working with Buyer’s Brokers at Auction

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

Published on December 16, 2015 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

United Country Celebrates 90 Years of History

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

Writing an Effective Bio for Real Estate Agents

Your personal real estate agent bio is a marketing tool and effective at assisting you build your brand...

United Country Breaks Down Top Ten New Orleans Attractions

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

United Country Real Estate and Auction Flex Form Partnership

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

SEO – The New Age of Marketing

Companies now are fighting for their website to be the top spot on a Google search. How is that possible? It’s called Search Engine Optimization...

Published on September 23, 2015 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

Auction Marketing – “But Your Advertising Didn’t Say That?”

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

Published on August 28, 2015 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

The power of continuing education and training in real estate

It’s been shown that those who apply knowledge in the real world while also learning from a classroom environment are able to excel more often...

Improved Home Sales Predicted for 2015

The improving job market has consumers feeling more confident, and the rebound in home prices is building household wealth for homeowners...

Who is Buying Vacation, Second Home and Recreational Real Estate?

According to a recent National Association of Realtors survey, the following information describes these vacation or second-home buyers...

Published on July 08, 2014 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Now is the Time to Invest in Non-Urban Real Estate

Look for an investment that can appreciate in value over time, produce income and uniquely gives you a place to improve your lifestyle...

Real Estate Auction Industry: The Rise of a New Era

The auction industry nationwide has experienced double digit growth each year over the last decade.

Published on June 05, 2014 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Vacation Property Selling Again

According to a recent report by the National Realtors Association, vacation home sales accounted for nearly 15% of all transactions last year...

Farmland Values Hold Their Value, Hit More Highs in Multiple States

With the continued growing demand for food crops both here and across the world, farmland in the U.S. ended up holding excellent value again...

Real Estate Trends and 2014 Outlook

Pent up demand, much improved consumer financial health, rising rents, low mortgage rates improving economic conditions and increased confidence...

Published on February 05, 2014 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Why use a Land Agent or Auctioneer to Sell your Land

The answer to this question can be found in countless stories from land specialist real estate professionals...

Published on February 04, 2014 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Housing Remains Best Investment by Gaining Traction

These increases have led to a return of homeowner equity, consumer wealth creation and are a boost to the real estate market...

Published on February 03, 2014 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Rural Housing, Land Market is on Fire

The real story is America’s love story with country living. There is no better spot in the world to Find Your Freedom!

Published on December 13, 2013 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Jimmie Dean Coffey Named New Director of Business Development, Area Vice President

Congratulations to Jimmie Dean Coffey of United Country Coffey Realty & Auction on his two new roles within the United Country team!

Published on November 07, 2013 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

The Timber Market is Growing Again

When Americans remodel or build new homes, that is good news for the timber industry and timber owners...

August Home Sales Jumped 8% Due to Potential Rate Hike

Existing home sales rose 7.9% to a six-and-a-half-year high in August. Is now the time to buy or sell?

Published on October 21, 2013 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Selling Land and Unique Properties

Large tracts of land, farms, recreational and other out-of-the-way real estate require a more targeted marketing...

Published on October 20, 2013 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Recreational Land Buyers are on the Hunt Again

When consumers feel confident enough to make more discretionary purchases such as recreational property, it means...

Published on August 21, 2013 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Own not only a piece of the American Dream, but a piece of America itself

Owning property is a large part of fulfilling the American dream, but how about owning an entire town?

United Country Helps Raise $120,000 for National FFA

2010 National FFA Alumni Benefit Auction held October 22nd during the 83rd National FFA Convention...

Protecting Your Land with Easements and Ducks Unlimited

As a landowner interested in conservation, you want to get the full potential from your land. But how...

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

As we celebrate United Country’s 85 years of heritage this month, we take note of the other exciting things that happened in 1925...

Published on August 30, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

United Country Celebrates 85 Years of Real Estate Innovation

Chamberlain’s innovative spirit has remained the foundation for what the company has become today...

Published on August 24, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

From the Home Office to Local Affiliates, United Country Wins Marketing Awards

United Country Auction Services was named winner of the 2010 NAA Marketing Competition...

Published on July 14, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Ducks Unlimited and United Country Real Estate Launch Recreational Real Estate Search Engine

United Country has partnered with Ducks Unlimited for years and our latest endeavor is an extension of our commitment to promote conservation...

Find Your Freedom Friday: What I Learned from My Dad

At the time I thought he was talking about mowing the lawn or putting in your best effort in on the field. Now I realize that he was talking about...

Published on June 18, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

United Country Real Estate Named among Nation’s Top Military Friendly Franchises

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..

United Country Has Record Breaking Traffic

Total visits to all United Country sites is approximately 3 million each month, and about 75 million page views...

Freedom and Philanthrophy

Our shared commitment, passion and contributions are required to maintain the freedom to move without encumbrance or politics to do what is required..

Published on May 26, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Real Estate Tips from The Office

“I don’t like to tell a man what to do with his money, but if you ain’t investing in property, then you are dumber than a dummy.”

Published on May 24, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Former REALTORS® Land Institute President Joins United Country

In his role as a strategic consultant to United Country, Landreth will advance ongoing efforts to improve the service offerings of the Company...

Sharing Expertise in Specialty Property Types

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

United Country Family Works Together in Flood Aftermath

Despite the hardship that the middle Tennessee community is dealing with – and will continue to deal with – their spirit of teamwork, resilience...

Published on May 05, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Taking the Search Out of Online Real Estate Searches

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...

Environmentally Conscious Homebuyers Have Many Options for Green Living

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

Published on April 22, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

United Country Named America’s No. 1 Auction Company by The Land Report

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

Published on April 20, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Find Your Freedom Friday: Mike Jones

I fondly look back at things in the past that at the time seemed so trivial and mundane yet today seem extraordinary and almost magical...

Published on April 16, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

Find Your Freedom Friday: Patrick Gibson

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...

Published on April 02, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations

United Country is Official Auction Company for Ducks Unlimited Convention

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

Are You Building a Cathedral?

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

Auctions & Asking the Right Questions

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

Published on March 17, 2010 By Shawn Terrel, President United Country Real Estate | Auction Services

Real Estate Technology Update

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

Published on March 10, 2010 By United Country Real Estate Technology Team

Five Digital Marketing Tips that Drive Buyers to Your Property

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

Published on March 09, 2010 By Kevin Oldham, Vice President Enhanced Marketing Solutions

Find Your Freedom Friday: Dan Duffy

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...

Published on March 05, 2010 By United Country Real Estate, Public Relations