Alexandria/Cottonport Offices’ Top Sales Recognized by United Country Home Office

January 30, 2013 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate recently announced that Kyle Hubbard, Carl Foreman, Barbara Bonnette and Chris Lemoine, managing partners of United Country – Bonnette Auctions, Louisiana Outdoor Properties and Town & Country Realty, LLC, were the No. 7 best granny flats Sydney in the company’s international franchise network. Additionally, the Alexandria/Cottonport-based offices ranked as the No. 1 franchises in Louisiana.

“It’s great to see an office that serves Central Louisiana lead the nation while competing against offices with larger staffs and from much larger towns,” said Dan Duffy, chief executive officer of United Country Real Estate. “Bonnette and Hubbard’s team has combined their expertise and experience in land sales with our marketing program, putting top-notch customer service, international advertising and advanced technology to work for them.”

Last year was the team’s best year to date with record sales each month, including over $10 million in gross sales during a two-month period through traditional listings and auction services.

“We believe a company’s success boils down to the team’s attitude, work ethic, and leadership skills, as well as an energetic atmosphere,” Foreman said. “Our brokers are responsible for making sure these conditions exist and last year their efforts really paid off.”

The Alexandria/Cottonport offices’ success in land sales has been reflected in United Country’s sales numbers, according to Duffy.

“While we are pleased by a solid performance for the 2012 calendar year, we are especially excited about our growth in closed sales of larger ‘investment grade’ farm, ranch, recreational and timberland properties with sale values ranging from $1 million to $50 million,” Duffy said. “Last year our land sales grew by over 40 percent, once again proving that land is still the best investment.”

The team of United Country – Bonnette Auctions, Louisiana Outdoor Properties and Town & Country Realty plan to double their 2012 results by increasing the share of the sellers’ side of transactions their agents conduct.

“In 2013, we believe $40 million in gross sales is easily within reach if we increase the amount of listings our agents bring in,” Bonnette said. “When the apple cart is full, the sales will come. Right now our inventory is low and we need more land to sell. We have buyers looking for land.”

Bonnette Auction Louisiana Outdoor Properties team also includes Terri Netherlin, Troy Thompson II, Beth Brown, Fred Butterfield, Zach Bennett, Ed Yerger, Wendi Doyle, Joey Dufour, Kevin Johnson, and Thomas Mayeux.

“The main factors driving land prices in Louisiana are commodity prices, low interest rates, limited supply, and high demand of quality land,” Lemoine said. To find out what your land is worth call 318-443-6614 for a free land consultation with the experienced land professionals of United Country – Bonnette Auctions, Louisiana Outdoor Properties.

Their listing and auction inventory for sale can be viewed online at BonnetteAuctions.com and LouisianaOutdoorProperties.com.

About United Country

United Country Real Estate is the largest fully integrated network of conventional and auction real estate professionals in the United States and Latin 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 3,500 separate sites and traffic of approximately 3 million visitors per month), multiple United Country real estate catalogs and third-party lifestyle magazines with national distribution , an extensive buyer database and other 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.