UNITED COUNTRY ANNOUNCES RECORD GROWTHBy United Country Auction Services
March 14, 2022
A Growing Desire for Open Spaces Leads to Record Growth and Sales
UNITED COUNTRY ANNOUNCES RECORD GROWTH
A Growing Desire for Open Spaces Leads to Record Growth and
United Country Real Estate, the leader in
lifestyle real estate, announced today that they achieved record sales and
added nearly 60 new franchisees over the past year as people continue to flock
to smaller cities and rural areas of the country.
“This extraordinary demand for properties in
the country is coming from people looking for a more peaceful, small-town
lifestyle, recreation and second homes. With this strong and growing demand, we
have seen an unprecedented number of lifestyle and rural real estate brokers
and agents join our franchise to leverage our unique program,” said Richard
Thompson, vice-president of sales for United Country.
“As a result of this strong demand, listing
inventory is also at all-time lows, so realtors are looking for better programs
to offer clients to help differentiate their services. They know they must
offer their clients more in terms of advertising and marketing to gain an
advantage to win more listings. The United Country marketing program is seen as
a solution to achieving that objective,” he added.
Not only is the company experiencing record
franchise growth, United Country has experienced over 30 percent growth in
sales volume, acres sold and website traffic since 2020. United Country’s
President, Mike Duffy, said there are numerous factors that are playing into
"There has been a growing desire for open
spaces during the last few years, a simpler lifestyle and much more affordable
property prices. Those motivators coupled with historically low interest rates,
strong consumer savings, the ability to sell high priced urban homes and the
growing ability to work remotely have combined to drive significant growth in
our markets,” said Duffy.
This trend has continued into the first two months of 2022
and both Duffy and Thompson believe the fundamentals driving demand will remain
strong throughout the remainder of the year.
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