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United Country Real Estate specializes in country homes, homes on acreage, cottages, cabins and related rural and small-town real estate throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama and Costa Rica.

Experts such as those featured below are available to provide property specific guidance, information, advice and other consultation to our brokers, agents and most of all, to our clients.


Brad Smith

International Director of Country Homes

Brad Smith offers 24 years of real estate sales experience selling properties throughout North Central Florida. Brad started his real estate career in 1989 at 20 years of age. Since that time he has become the consistent leader of listings & sales in his market area with an earned reputation of being honest and hardworking, providing top quality service to clients.

He is sole broker and owner of United Country Smith & Associates Real Estate with three office locations. Brad and his agents sell properties ranging from country homes to small and large acreage, Suwannee River and Gulf of Mexico coastal waterfront, hunting tracts, equine properties/farms, recreational homes and land, luxury homes/ranches and commercial properties.

Brad is a 5th generation Gilchrist county native and an avid outdoorsman. He is always comfortable in sharing his knowledge of the land and water with prospect buyers.

He is sole owner of Smith Appraisal Service since 1995 which has provided appraisal services on approximately 5,000 properties in last 10 years throughout Gilchrist, Levy, Dixie counties and surrounding areas.
Brad’s 2011 venture is United Country Southern Heritage Auction Services offering both on-site & online auctions in Florida, Georgia, & Alabama.

For more information and related inquiries, please contact Brad Smith
352-221-5256 or bradsmith@ucsmith.com


Mike Bendele


Mike started as a sales associate in the Chandler United Country office in 1978. In 1979 he acquired his broker’s license and in 1984 purchased the Chandler office which had been established in 1970. Mikes office continues to be a top producing office in the United Country system & perennially ranking in the top 10% nationwide. In 2011 the Chandler office was the number one United Country office in the nation.



Thomas J. “Tom” Mullen

Tom began his real estate career with his wife Cathy at Waverly in 1971 with United Farm Agency. Over the years Tom became well known for his expertise in farm and land sales, appraisals and commercial transaction. Tom left United in 1984 when he became Mayor of Waverly and later was appointed by Governor Cuomo’s office to the NYS Department of Economic Development. As a rural economic development specialist he served in this capacity and also as Regional Director for seven years gaining valuable experience in business, industry, agricultural and forestry development projects.    Tom rejoined united Country in 2002 and formed United Country-Tom Mullen & Associates, LLC. Tom has consistently been one of the top selling offices in his region. Tom’s vast knowledge, and experience in the real estate field has made him a natural teacher for the staff in his growing office. Tom specializes in Commercial, Farm, Land and Investment real estate. During the past 36 years he has developed a diverse client base of satisfied Buyers and Sellers.


Local Expertise and Representation

In addition to the leaders profiled above, this specialty property group includes agents with expertise in country homes across the nation.

Each of these agents has extensive knowledge of the specialty properties in their local market. This – along with United Country’s national marketing power – allows these professionals to provide superior service to their clients.

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