August 02, 2012 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate, America’s largest seller of lifestyle real estate in the United States and Central America, has continued its 2012 expansion with 35 new franchises in the U.S. and the opening of two new offices in the Costa Rica, bringing their network size to 511 offices.
The two new offices serving the south-central Pacific coastal areas of Pavones and Dominical, Costa Rica, will augment the company’s existing foothold in the country, which also includes offices in San Jose and Playa Jaco. In other international expansion efforts, United Country has recently established a new office in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
“Having operated my Real Estate business for ten years as a ‘Mom and Pop’ style office here in Pavones, I am extremely excited at becoming a ‘family’ member of United Country – Properties in Costa Rica,” said Bobby Nielsen, the United Country broker for Pavones. “After attending the annual United Country conference in Orlando, where I met many of the friendly, knowledgeable and welcoming folks from all over the country, I knew that these were my kind of people and a company that I would be proud to be associated with. I am looking forward to many years of learning, sharing and growing with United Country.”
“The diverse tools and online exposure that United Country offers will allow us to market our listings on a more international scale,” said Freddie Wiggins, the United Country broker for Uvita/Dominical. “They will help put us at the top of the market in our area, drawing in more buyers and allowing me to find their dream property.”
With unit sales up over 23 percent through the second quarter, United Country has no plans to slow down its expansion this year and will expand into six more areas of Costa Rico, Panama and Mexico by year’s end.
“With the real estate market conditions significantly improving, we expect to see this strong growth continue throughout 2012,” said Dan Duffy, chief executive officer for United Country Real Estate. “Americans still hold dear the dream of homeownership and owning lifestyle real estate, and at United Country, we specialize in helping buyers achieve those dreams.”
For more information on United Country – Properties in Costa Rica, call 888-607-6772 from the U.S. or 011-506 2204-7025 in Costa Rica, or visit their website at www.MoveToCostaRicaProperty.com.
United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States and Central America. The company has been an innovator in real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 550 offices across the U.S., Costa Rica, Panama and resort areas of Mexico, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes one of the largest portfolios of property marketing websites (more than 3,000 separate sites and traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs with national distribution , an extensive buyer database and national advertising of local properties that reaches more than 90 million homes per week. United Country has recently been recognized by Franchise Business Review, AllBusiness.com, The Land Report, Entrepreneur and The Wall Street Journal as one of the top U.S. real estate companies.
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