Rural Real Estate Outpaces Market

United Country Real Estate Reports Double-Digit Increases in Country Home Segment

October 09, 2014 // Franchising.com // KANSAS CITY, Mo. – United Country Real Estate, the nation's largest seller of non-urban, lifestyle real estate nationwide, reported continued momentum in sales volume for the month of August. The rural residential category was of particular note with strong double-digit growth over 2013 year-to-date.

According to Jason Cole, chief financial officer of United Country Real Estate, country homes posted a 49-percent increase in August and year-to-date increase of 10 percent. Additionally, land sales showed an increase of 12 percent for the month. The company's farm segment also showed signs of continued strength with a year-to-date sales volume increase of 35 percent.

"United Country's overall results were impressive both for August and year-to-date," said Cole. "We expect to see these good numbers continuing throughout the rest of the year."

United Country reported an increase in average sales prices as well, showing continued strength in non-urban markets nationwide. Across all sectors, the lifestyle real estate firm saw a 10-percent increase in the amount buyers were paying for rural real estate.

These numbers provide positive news for many sellers, who have taken advantage of the high demand for prime land and the country lifestyle using both conventional and auction sales. Through the leading United Country website, UnitedCountry.com, buyers are able to search thousands of listings of all property types located outside of urban markets. Consumers can search both traditional real estate for sale and auctions across the nation based on specific property details, as well as desired location and price.

About United Country

United Country Real Estate – a division of the United Real Estate Group – is the leading, fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals. The company has been an innovator in lifestyle and country real estate marketing since 1925. United Country supports nearly 600 offices and 5,000 real estate professionals across four continents, with a unique, comprehensive marketing program that includes the highest ranked and largest portfolios of specialty property marketing websites, the largest real estate marketing services company, an extensive buyer database of more than 500,000 opt-in buyers and exclusive global advertising of properties.

National Headquarters
2820 NW Barry Road
Kansas City, MO 64154
816-420-6200
www.unitedcountry.com

SOURCE United Country Real Estate

Contact:

Stephen Kretsinger
United Country
Public Relations Department
skretsinger@unitedcountry.com

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