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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.

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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...

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

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..

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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...

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Even though we are heading into the winter, don’t let that stop you from looking for your dream property...

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...

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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.

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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?

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

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...

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

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...

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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

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...

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

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

Happy Halloween from the nation’s lifestyle property experts!

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Farmland continued to gain value in 2012

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

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A New Year!

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United Country’s Kyle Shobe, World Champion Auctioneer Featured on NBC Action News in Kansas City

Celebrate United Country’s Heritage with our 85th Anniversary Commemorative Print – All Proceeds Benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital

One Small Act of Kindness = Monumental Results

The Top United Country Listings of the Holiday Season

United Country Helps Raise $120,000 for National FFA

United Country Real Estate Launches the First Lifestyle and Rural Real Estate Search Application for iPhone

Focus on the ‘Public’ in Public Relations by Paying it Forward

Increase in Online Searches for Real Estate Indicates Strong Buyer Interest

Timeless Real Estate Advice: Excerpts from United’s Blue Book

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

Celebrating milestone sales the United way

The nation’s first real estate catalog

Celebrating 85 Years of Real Estate Innovation

Find Your Freedom Friday: Rich Kruse

United Country Auctioneers Honored at National Auctioneers Association Convention

Find Your Freedom Friday: Peter Gehres

Find Your Freedom Friday: Myers Jackson

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

Got Talent? – Lessons from a Reality Show

Find Your Freedom Friday: Michele Frisby

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

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...

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...

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

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

“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.”

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

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

Seeing the technology and systems United Country provided, I developed a systematic marketing program to produce listings, allowing me to...

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

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?

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...

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...