Kansas City, MO --(PR.com)-- Ducks Unlimited, the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to conserving North America's continually disappearing waterfowl habitats, and United Country Real Estate, the nation's leading real estate company specializing in land and recreational real estate, have recently announced the launch of a new recreational real estate search engine. Located on the Ducks Unlimited website, www.Ducks.org, the United Country property locator connects conservation-minded buyers with prime recreational real estate across the nation. Through this tool, site visitors can view featured properties and initiate personal searches for hunting and recreational properties currently available for purchase.
In addition to highlighting some of the country's best real estate, the new United Country property locator will also provide financial support to Ducks Unlimited. When buyers find and purchase properties through the property locator, United Country will make a significant donation to Ducks Unlimited.
"United Country has been a proud partner of Ducks Unlimited for years and our latest endeavor is an extension of our commitment to promote conservation and land stewardship," said Dan Duffy, chief executive officer of United Country Real Estate. "We are fortunate to be in a position to assist Ducks Unlimited in their mission and at the same time unite buyers and sellers of recreational real estate."
United Country and Ducks Unlimited most recently teamed up during the 73rd Annual DU National Convention held in Gaylord, Texas, May 26-30, 2010. United Country conducted the organization's annual live and online benefit auction during the convention's reception and banquet, raising nearly $140,000 to support DU conservation projects.
In 2007, Ducks Unlimited and United Country announced their national partnership focused on educating real estate professionals, auctioneers and land buyers and sellers about land conservation, habitat protection through conservation easements, opportunities to volunteer and charitable giving.
Through this partnership, United Country and its affiliated auctioneers and real estate professionals across the nation have helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit DU's mission. Recently, United Country raised another $35,000 for Ducks Unlimited at the United Country Annual Benefit Auction held during the United Country's national convention in New Orleans, La.
"United Country is in a unique position to not only raise funds to support DU's vision, but also to promote responsible and long-range land stewardship issues across the United States. We are grateful for their commitment to supporting our mission and we highly value this strong partnership between our organizations," said Philip Milburn, director of marketing and corporate relations with Ducks Unlimited.
United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated franchise network of conventional real estate and auction real estate professionals in the United States. Based in Kansas City, Mo., the company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 650 offices across the U.S. and in Costa Rica with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing web sites (more than 1,000 separate sites), seven proprietary real estate catalogs with a cumulative distribution of 1.5 million, an extensive, current buyer database and national advertising of properties to more than 90 million potential buyer prospects a week. United Country has been recognized by Dun and Bradstreet's AllBusiness.com as the top U.S. real estate franchise, the Wall Street Journal as a top 1 percent franchise and Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® as a top 100 global franchise.