March 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // - KANSAS CITY, Mo.– As 2015 gets underway, real estate consumers have been using the Internet to search for dream properties more than ever. In January, millions of these consumers searched the Internet, interested in lifestyle1 real estate. According to United Country Real Estate, the nation’s largest seller of non-urban real estate, visitor traffic at the firm’s national top-ranked lifestyle real estate website increased to record levels.
“At United Country, 2014 was a year of record breaking web traffic and the second highest sales year since 2007, and it looks like this upward trend will be continuing in 2015,” said David Dickey, chief technology officer for United Country Real Estate. “In January alone, our largest website, UnitedCountry.com received almost 1,600,000 visitors – breaking all-time records for our firm.”
In addition to the January total visitor record, UnitedCountry.com received a historic amount of unique visitors coming to the site. “These statistics – along with the more than 50,000 visitors we are seeing every day – are larger than any month our team has seen since UnitedCountry.com launched nearly 20 years ago,” Dickey said.
According to Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate, these numbers only reflect traffic for the company’s primary national website, UnitedCountry.com, and do not take into consideration the company’s other 3,500-plus property specific, lifestyle, local office and niche market websites.
“United Country is seeing over 3,000,000 visitors per month when you include the performance of our other specialty property marketing sites,” Duffy said. “These numbers continue to grow and dwarf the performance of all other major national real estate brands on a per-listing, per-office and per-agent basis. This clearly reveals the ever-continuing interest in the type of lifestyle, vacation home, recreational, retirement, small city and town, land, ranch, farm and other rural real estate we transact in every day.”
For more information about United Country Real Estate, call 800-999-1020 or visit their main website at UnitedCountry.com.
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.
1Lifestyle property includes small city, town, retirement, recreational (hunting, fishing, equine, ski, etc.), vacation, waterfront, coastal, mountain, ranch, farm, land and all other real estate outside of urban markets.
2820 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64154
SOURCE United Country Real Estate
Public Relations Department