Episode 75: The Changes in the Real Estate and Auction Industry

Episode 75: The Changes in the Real Estate and Auction Industry

Lots of changes happening in both the real estate world as well as the auction industry.  More and more auctioneers moving to online bidding platforms, consolidation of auction groups happening around the country, and we are now seeing the housing markets beginning to slow.  Homes are spending more time on the shelf before offers are …

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Episode 74: Why a West Texas Broker Buys a Franchise

Episode 74: Why a West Texas Broker Buys a Franchise

This episode sheds a lot of light on the advantages of a brokerage joining a real estate franchise system like United Country Real Estate. We are joined in the studio by professional farm & ranch broker Monty Edwards of Sudan, Texas as he discusses his decision to franchise and the advantages he has experienced over …

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Episode 73: Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids with Russell Hughes

Episode 73: Beans, Bullets and Band-Aids with Russell Hughes

If you have listened to Russell Hughes on one  of our previous podcast shows, then you already know he is a wealth of information.  This is another great show where we dive into the current status of import/export of consumer goods and products, warehouse space shortages and the industrial boom we are experiencing right now. …

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Episode 72: How to Win in Google Search Rankings

Episode 72: How to Win in Google Search Rankings

We are joined in the studio by United Country Real Estates technology expert, Jim Nowak as we discuss how Google ranks websites and how we can win the ranking game. Jim offers great insight into the way Google web-crawlers find and rank websites and then offers multiple strategies into ways that office owners can get …

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Episode 71: How to Retain Real Estate Agents

Episode 71: How to Retain Real Estate Agents

There are (10) principal reasons why new real estate agents quit in their first year or two.  In this show we dissect all 10 of the reasons and offer excellent advice how to address these when hiring a new agent to your brokerage or auction firm.  Once you understand what typically goes wrong for them, …

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Episode 70: Day in the Life of an Auctioneer

Episode 70: Day in the Life of an Auctioneer

We are joined in the studio by fellow auctioneer and all around good guy, Jimmie Dean Coffey, as we discuss our day of driving around and meeting with auction clients.  Personal property, collector cars, guns, commercial building and lots of insight to consider if your an auctioneer or considering getting into the auction profession.  Enjoy …

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Episode 69: Adding Auction Services to Your Brokerage with Kevin Jaquay

Episode 69: Adding Auction Services to Your Brokerage with Kevin Jaquay

Long time broker and recent auctioneer Kevin Jaquay joins Trina and Shawn in the studio for an in-depth discussion about adding auction services to a real estate brokerage.  Kevin is a franchise owner with United Country Real Estate | Auction Services and has three offices in the State of New York.  We discuss the opening …

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Episode 68: Bad Bidders List and Standardizing Commissions with Mike Brandly

Episode 68: Bad Bidders List and Standardizing Commissions with Mike Brandly

As the auction industry heads more and more towards online bidding platforms, the experience with unscrupulous bidders will unfortunately become more prevalent.   In this episode we discuss this issue with Mike Brandly and his recent blog post regarding the challenges to creating a “Centralized Bad Bidders List”.   We also talk about the recent movement of …

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Episode 67: Selling the Historic 6666 Ranch with Don Bell

Episode 67: Selling the Historic 6666 Ranch with Don Bell

The legendary 6666 Ranch hit the market in 2021 and sold successfully due to United Country broker, Don Bell of Texas. This sale will undoubtedly be the “Sale of the Year” in the rural land and ranch industry and we are joined in the studio by professional ranch broker Don Bell, as well as the …

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Episode 66: The Land & Lifestyle Real Estate Markets are HOT, with Mike Duffy

Episode 66: The Land & Lifestyle Real Estate Markets are HOT, with Mike Duffy

If you have been trying to purchase land or a rural lifestyle property than you already know the markets are HOT….! In this episode we are joined by Mike Duffy, president of United Country Real Estate which is the largest seller of land and rural lifestyle properties in America. He provides valuable insight into why …

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