Jacó broker given expanded role

Deborah Gauthier, broker and sales specialist with United Country – Resort Realty of Playa Jacó, was named international director of United Country’s Resort Specialty Property Group Division.

Ms. Gauthier’s duties in this role will be to consult with other United Country offices and provide suggestions, information and approaches to working with both luxury and resort sellers and developers, the firm said.

“I’m looking forward to assisting my fellow United Country team members in figuring out which avenue suits their sellers and show them how to deliver United Country expertise with our wide array of tools – be it marketing, traditional listings or auction,” Ms. Gauthier said. “Helping other United Country offices win important luxury and resort listings is my goal and focus.”

Ms. Gauthier’s new position was recognized at the United Country’s annual training and awards convention in Fort Worth, Texas, in March. The three-day conference brought together franchisees, managers and partners from across the nation, Costa Rica, Panamá and resort areas of Mexico for advanced educational seminars, networking events and an awards banquet.

Classes focused on new real estate technology, advanced marketing, listing strategies, farm and ranch management, agent tools for success and more. In addition, attendees also learned the latest techniques for conducting successful real estate auctions.

Also at the conference, the 2012 results were announced showing another year of dramatic sales increases for United Country, resulting in a 27.6-percent increase in annual sales volumes over 2011.

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