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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 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 to Buy a House at Auction

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

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES SPONSORS INAUGURAL OKLAHOMA FFA AUCTIONEERING CDE CONTEST

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES SPONSORS INAUGURAL OKLAHOMA FFA AUCTIONEERING CDE CONTEST

Published on February 09, 2024 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY ANNOUNCES NEW QUIETKAT PARTNERSHIP

An industry leader in electric bikes

Published on January 19, 2024 By United Country Auction Services

JOIN UNITED COUNTRY AT THE 48TH ANNUAL NWTF CONVENTION!

United Country to Showcase at National Wild Turkey Federation Convention

UNITED COUNTRY MAKES A SPLASH AT THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW

118th National Western Stock Show brought together over 671,000 attendees

Published on January 05, 2024 By United Country Auction Services

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.

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

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

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.

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

BUYING A COUNTRY HOME ON A BUDGET

A Guide to Buying a Country Home on a Budget

Published on April 19, 2023 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY NAMED 2023 TOP RECESSION-PROOF FRANCHISE

UNITED COUNTRY NAMED 2023 TOP RECESSION-PROOF FRANCHISE

THE BENEFITS OF SUSTAINABLE RANCHING

Healthier Animals, Healthier Land, Healthier World

Published on January 11, 2023 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY SPONSORS DALLAS SAFARI CLUB

United Country will have a big presence at the Dallas Safari Club Convention taking place January 5-6, 2023

Published on January 04, 2023 By United Country Auction Services

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

The Latest United Country Catalog is Here!

IS THE MASS RURAL MIGRATION ​PATTERN SLOWING?

How long will the trend last?

Published on September 30, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

MASS RURAL MIGRATION

Millions Leaving Urban Communities to Move into Rural Counties

Published on July 15, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

OKLAHOMA LAND AUCTION DRAWS BIDDERS FROM 11 STATES AND BUYERS FROM AUSTRALIA

Auctioneers are Providing More Efficient Services to Clients and Customers by Embracing Cutting Edge Technology

UNITED COUNTRY EARNS LAND REPORT’S TOP AUCTION HOUSE & BEST BROKERAGES HONOR

Recognized by Land Report for 11th Consecutive Year

Published on June 27, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

SELLING THE HISTORIC 6666 RANCH WITH DON BELL

Behind the Scenes of the Most Significant Ranch Purchase in Recent U.S. History

UNITED COUNTRY ANNOUNCES RECORD GROWTH

A Growing Desire for Open Spaces Leads to Record Growth and Sales

Published on March 14, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

How to Plan a Low-Stress Relocation

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

TRADESHOW BOOTH TIPS AND BEST PRACTICES

Marketing Hooks and Tips to Attendees to Stop At Your Booth and Engage

Published on January 26, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY ACHIEVES TOP FRANCHISE SATISFACTION FOR 13TH YEAR

Ranked Elite in Franchisee Satisfaction for the 13th Consecutive Year

Published on January 20, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY SPONSORS DALLAS SAFARI CLUB

United Country will have a big presence at the Dallas Safari Club Convention taking place January 6-9, 2022 in Dallas, TX.

Published on January 05, 2022 By United Country Auction Services

TREATING ALL BIDDERS EQUALLY

Fair dealing for all bidders and setting clear auction terms and conditions

Published on December 16, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

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

THE LEADER IN TIMBERLAND AND RECREATIONAL PROPERTY AUCTIONS

The largest source of timberland properties nationwide

Published on November 12, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

AUCTIONS FOR BUYING AND SELLING FARMLAND

Using Auctions for Buying and Selling Colorado Farmland

Published on November 12, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

THE LEADER IN LOG HOME AND CABIN AUCTIONS

Log homes for sale nationwide

Published on November 05, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

THE LEADER IN RECREATIONAL AND HUNTING PROPERTY AUCTIONS

Recreational property experts

Published on October 29, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

THE ADVANTAGES TO JOINING A FRANCHISE

Why independent real estate companies choose to join a national or regional franchise system

Published on October 29, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

THE LEADER IN FARMLAND AUCTIONS SINCE 1925

A long history in providing professional auction marketing of real estate

Published on October 25, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

THE LEADER IN COUNTRY AND RURAL HOME AUCTION SALES

Supporting Buyers and Sellers of Country Homes since 1925

Published on October 08, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

Types of Homes to Buy in the Desert

Homes in the desert are different than in other parts of the United States with extremely hot temperatures in the summer and sometimes cold winters.

Published on October 07, 2021 By Angela Smith, Communications Manager

UNITED COUNTRY NAMED A TOP FRANCHISE

The Franchise Times just announced that United Country is one of the publication's Top 400 Franchises.

Published on September 10, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

How to Purchase Real Estate in Costa Rica

Buying real estate in Costa Rica is pretty parallel to how you would do it in the United States, but with a few differences.

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

The latest edition of the United Country Catalog is available now!

Published on July 21, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

BEST PLACES TO OWN A RANCH IN THE U.S.

Where is the best place to buy ranch land in the United States? We dove into some of the key factors that play into the answer to this question like.

Published on July 20, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

Why Invest in a Hotel or Motel Property?

There are many perks to investing in a hotel like tax breaks, big returns, community involvement and more.

How to Use Technology to Grow Your Business

It's today's businesses, technology is everything. It's one of the best resources to operate and grow your business.

Why Buy a Property in a Resort Area or Community?

Resort real estate markets are quite unique, and there’s a lot more to them than most people realize.

Published on June 29, 2021 By Mike Krieg, real estate broker

HOW REAL ESTATE AUCTIONS HELP BUYERS IN A SELLER’S MARKET

The current real estate market is extremely competitive. It’s a seller’s market. Home inventory is low, and buyers are left making blind offers, hopin

Published on June 28, 2021 By National Auctioneers Association

What is the Difference Between a Bed and Breakfast and a Hotel

Bed and breakfasts, otherwise known as B&B’s, are a hybrid between a luxury hotel and a private home, providing the best of both worlds.

UNITED COUNTRY SPONSORS NATIONAL HORSE SALE

United Country will have a big presence this weekend at the Clovis Horse Sale in Texas

Published on June 11, 2021 By United Country 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 United Country Auction Services

OFF-MARKET REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT

Investing in real estate and the off-market.

Published on June 02, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

Office Space: Still a Solid Investment

There are roughly four billion square feet of office space in the U.S. which can be purchased at a deep discount.

Advice for Beginning Skiers

One of the most popular snow activities is skiing, and if you’ve never been, there are many important tips you’ll need to consider.

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

INVESTING IN NOTES

Deep insight into note investing & the pro’s and con’s of the business model.

Published on May 18, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

THE KEY ELEMENTS OF BUILDING IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS

Clinical advice on how to build lasting relationships and develop industry leading teams

Published on April 28, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 2020 FUNDRAISING AUCTION COMPETITION

The United Country Auction Services Fundraising Competition was created to recognize and promote the tremendous amount of charitable auctions conduc

Published on April 21, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES CELEBRATES MARKETING EXCELLENCE

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES CELEBRATES MARKETING EXCELLENCE

Published on April 20, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

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 NAMED TOP RECESSION-PROOF FRANCHISE

Franchise Business Review just named United Country Real Estate a Top Recession-Proof Franchise in 2021.

Published on April 16, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY EXPANDS TO UTAH AND WELCOMES 1ST QUARTER NEW OFFICES

United Country welcomed 12 new offices in the first quarter of 2021!

Published on April 09, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

NEW-HOME CONSTRUCTION SALES BOOSTING INVENTORY

With inventory continuing to be at record lows in 2021, a new trend is developing in the real estate market

Published on April 02, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES TO HOST RLI COWBOY AUCTION

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES TO HOST RLI COWBOY AUCTION

Published on March 16, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY TO SPONSOR THE RLI LAND CONFERENCE!

UNITED COUNTRY TO SPONSOR THE RLI LAND CONFERENCE!

Published on March 05, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

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

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

WHAT IN THE HOUSING MARKET IS GOING ON??

WHAT IN THE HOUSING MARKET IS GOING ON??

Published on February 20, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

WHY PEOPLE ARE DITCHING CITY LIFE FOR COUNTRY LIVING

WHY PEOPLE ARE DITCHING CITY LIFE FOR COUNTRY LIVING

Published on February 18, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE PACKED UP AND MOVED TO THE COUNTRY IN 2020!

A RECORD NUMBER OF PEOPLE PACKED UP AND MOVED TO THE COUNTRY IN 2020!

Published on February 10, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

TOP 10 OFFICES GROW NEARLY 50 PERCENT IN 2020!

TOP 10 OFFICES GROW NEARLY 50 PERCENT!

Published on February 05, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, NEW UCRE OFFICES!

WELCOME TO THE FAMILY, NEW UCRE OFFICES!

Published on January 22, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

Published on January 13, 2021 By United Country Auction Services

MILLIONS RELOCATED DURING 2020

MILLIONS RELOCATED DURING 2020

Published on December 23, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY PRESIDENT MIKE DUFFY FEATURED IN THE LAND REPORT

UNITED COUNTRY PRESIDENT MIKE DUFFY FEATURED IN THE LAND REPORT

Published on December 18, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UC AUCTIONEER ELECTED VP OF INDIANA AUCTIONEERS ASSOC.

UC AUCTIONEER ELECTED VP OF INDIANA AUCTIONEERS ASSOC.

Published on December 04, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UC NAMED TOP FRANCHISE FOR VETERANS

UC NAMED TOP FRANCHISE FOR VETERANS

Published on November 21, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

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 BUY A HOUSE AT AUCTION

HOW TO BUY A HOUSE AT AUCTION

Published on November 19, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

FARM RANCH AND RECREATIONAL LAND LENDING

FARM RANCH AND RECREATIONAL LAND LENDING

Published on October 29, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY NAMED TOP 200 FRANCHISE FROM THE FRANCHISE TIMES

UNITED COUNTRY NAMED TOP 200 FRANCHISE FROM THE FRANCHISE TIMES

Published on October 24, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

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

PRIMITAVE AND OFF GRID CABINS

PRIMITAVE AND OFF GRID CABINS

Published on October 15, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY AFFILIATE SELLS POPULAR RANCH FOR $15 MIL

UNITED COUNTRY AFFILIATE SELLS POPULAR RANCH FOR $15 MIL

Published on September 25, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

AN INSIDER LOOK AT VACATION RENTALS AS A BUSINESS OWNER

AN INSIDER LOOK AT VACATION RENTALS AS A BUSINESS OWNER

Published on September 23, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY FEATURED IN CMA AWARDS PROGRAM BOOK

UNITED COUNTRY FEATURED IN CMA AWARDS PROGRAM BOOK

Published on September 17, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

WORLD CHAMPION LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER TAKES THE REINS IN LEWISTON MT

WORLD CHAMPION LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER TAKES THE REINS IN LEWISTON MT

Published on September 16, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

NEW PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES TOP LENDING SERVICE FOR UNITED COUNTRY CLIENTS

NEW PARTNERSHIP PROVIDES TOP LENDING SERVICE FOR UNITED COUNTRY CLIENTS

Published on September 11, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

COLORADO RETIREMENT MECCA FOR SALE BY AUCTION

COLORADO RETIREMENT MECCA FOR SALE BY AUCTION

Published on August 31, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

BIG NEWS! WE JUST EXPANDED INTO HAWAII!

BIG NEWS! WE JUST EXPANDED INTO HAWAII!

Published on August 15, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

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

UNITED COUNTRY RECOGNIZED AS EXPERTS

UNITED COUNTRY RECOGNIZED AS EXPERTS

Published on August 07, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

HUGE SURGE IN PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR COUNTRY AND LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES!

HUGE SURGE IN PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR COUNTRY AND LIFESTYLE PROPERTIES!

Published on July 30, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR COUNTRY & #ruralrealestate IS EXPLODING IN 2020!

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR COUNTRY & #ruralrealestate IS EXPLODING IN 2020!

Published on July 24, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY PRESIDENT FEATURED IN MODERN FARMER AS LAND SALES INQUIRIES INCREASE

UNITED COUNTRY PRESIDENT FEATURED IN MODERN FARMER AS LAND SALES INQUIRIES INCREASE

Published on July 13, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

SHARK TANK INVESTOR PREDICTS EXODUS FROM CITIES IN 50 YEARS

SHARK TANK INVESTOR PREDICTS EXODUS FROM CITIES IN 50 YEARS

Published on July 10, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

LAND SALES EXPLODE DESPITE UNPRESIDENTED DECLINE IN BUSINESS ACTIVITY DURING COVID 19

LAND SALES EXPLODE DESPITE UNPRESIDENTED DECLINE IN BUSINESS ACTIVITY DURING COVID 19

Published on June 29, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

THE USE/MISUSE OF MAXIMUM BIDS PLACED IN ONLINE AUCTIONS

THE USE/MISUSE OF MAXIMUM BIDS PLACED IN ONLINE AUCTIONS

Published on May 13, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

NEW UNITED COUNTRY PARTNER HELPS GET POTENTIAL BUYERS' CREDIT BACK ON TRACK

NEW UNITED COUNTRY PARTNER HELPS GET POTENTIAL BUYERS' CREDIT BACK ON TRACK

Published on April 11, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY RAISES $24,000 FOR VETRANS AT ANNUAL CONVENTION

UNITED COUNTRY RAISES $24,000 FOR VETRANS AT ANNUAL CONVENTION

Published on April 03, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY REAL ESTATE | MIKE BENDELE CO. NAMED TOP AUCTION SALES FRANCHISE IN THE NATION

UNITED COUNTRY REAL ESTATE | MIKE BENDELE CO. NAMED TOP AUCTION SALES FRANCHISE IN THE NATION

Published on March 24, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

LEARNING TO LIVE OFF THE LAND

LEARNING TO LIVE OFF THE LAND

Published on March 23, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY EXPANDS PARTHERSHIP WITH JOHN DEERE

UNITED COUNTRY EXPANDS PARTHERSHIP WITH JOHN DEERE

Published on February 20, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES PRESIDENT INDUCTED INTO OKLAHOMA STATE AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

UNITED COUNTRY AUCTION SERVICES PRESIDENT INDUCTED INTO OKLAHOMA STATE AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION HALL OF FAME

Published on February 14, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

UNITED COUNTRY RANCH EXPERT FEATURED IN TERRA FIRMA

UNITED COUNTRY RANCH EXPERT FEATURED IN TERRA FIRMA

Published on February 03, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

HOT OFF THE PRESSES!

Published on January 31, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

TAMMY TISLAND TO BE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO COMPETE IN AUCTIONEER COMPETITION

TAMMY TISLAND TO BE FIRST WOMAN EVER TO COMPETE IN AUCTIONEER COMPETITION

Published on January 17, 2020 By United Country Auction Services

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

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.

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

Are You Building a Cathedral?

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

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