July 3, 2018 (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – United Country Real Estate | Auction Services announced a new partnership with Professional Ringmen’s Institute (PRI), the world’s only institute dedicated specifically to training auction professionals who want to perform more professionally, efficiently and effectively as a ringman or bid assistant.
The partnership will serve to provide UCRE auction professionals with training on how to communicate more effectively and become a more valuable asset to real estate, personal property and equipment auctions. As part of the partnership, UCRE affiliates receive special pricing on advanced training, which will escalate their ringman skills to a much higher level. Since its inception in 1996, PRI has effectively trained sales teams for numerous auction firms across the United States.
“I noticed more than 20 years ago that there was a void in our live auction industry for good, professional ringmen. We are consistently focusing our efforts on reducing that void,” said Brian Rigby, founder and CEO of PRI. “Whether they are new to our industry or have been involved for many years, we have trained so many people who said they just didn’t know that they didn’t know. They thought they understood everything necessary to work as a good ringman, but we taught them a whole new set of skills that they could use not only immediately, but for the rest of their auction career.”
“Our partnership with the Professional Ringmen’s Institute will allow United Country auctioneers and ringmen the opportunity to heighten their understanding of the importance of this position with a professional auction team,” said Shawn Terrel, president of UCRE | Auction Services. “As the largest fully integrated organization of real estate and auction professionals in America, we understand the amount of influence a professionally trained and educated ringman has on a live auction marketing event. Our company is excited about the opportunity to support the efforts of PRI and we look forward to seeing the return on this partnership investment.”
Many UCRE auctioneers have already utilized the training from PRI and are seeing the positive impact it has made on their business. One UCRE ringman and real estate agent, Darby Walton from Sandusky, Ohio, said specialized communication between the auctioneer and their ringman is a requirement in today’s fast-paced auction environment and the tools he received from his training at PRI in 2004 helped him stand out as one of the top auction ringmen in his region.
“I originally went to PRI to make sure I had the necessary skills to communicate with various auctioneers from different parts of the country, and so I could positively influence bidders and efficiently communicate bids to the auctioneer,” said Walton. “With the education I received from PRI, I was able to stand out from other ringmen in the field. With the help of Brian and his team, I am able to excel while working the auction ring for several companies across the U.S.”
For more information about United Country Real Estate | Auction Services, call 800-999-1020 or visit their website at www.UCAuctionServices.com or to view their upcoming auctions, visit www.UCAuctionSale.com and www.UCEquipmentAuctions.com.
About United Country Real Estate
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 500 offices and 4,000 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 700,000 opt-in buyers and exclusive global advertising of properties.
About Professional Ringmen’s Institute
The Professional Ringmen’s Institute is the only training institute in the nation dedicated totally to training and preparing individuals to serve the auction industry professionally and effectively as ringmen or bid assistants for their auction teams for any type of auction with any auctioneer. Aspiring Ringmen and Auctioneers will learn more in three days while training at PRI than they could learn in years without proper instruction and the demand has never been greater for today’s Professional Ringmen. The proprietary instruction students receive at PRI enables graduates to immediately serve more effectively and professionally for their auction teams and for all future clients.