Helen Carson joins United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate with very wide real estate roots. She has been a consumer of real estate for over 30 years, living in 23 homes in 5 states and 2 countries. Helen truly sees real estate from the seller and buyer’s perspective. Matching the right seller with the right buyer is her personal goal.
Helen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Oklahoma State University majoring in marketing and advertising. For the past five years, she was employed in Weatherford before achieving her real estate license. She has three (almost) grown daughters; the eldest, Courtney is recently married and lives in North Pole, Alaska. The middle daughter, Chelsea, is a Pediatric Oncologist Resident in Houston and the youngest, Emily, has just completed her first year at OU Medical School in Oklahoma City.
Helen and her husband Craig, who is a 40-year resident of Clinton, enjoy promoting country living in Clinton, Weatherford and Western Oklahoma.
Vince Day is a lifelong resident of Clinton and a 1990 graduate of Clinton High School. Vince knows the city of Clinton and is committed to developing long lasting relationships as well as ensuring his first priority is customer service.
Vince has been in sales and sales management in western Oklahoma for 25 years. He is an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing. His other passion is spending time with his friends and family. He and his wife Katie make their home in Clinton and have a wonderful blended family of 6 childeren.
He is dedicated to promoting the rural lifestyle unique to life in Clinton, Weatherford and western Oklahoma
Corky Heard (CAI, AARE, CES, GPPA, PRI, UCMA) is the owner, broker, and lead auctioneer of United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate, LLC. He has been in the Real Estate business for over 30 years and in the auction industry for 20 years. During this time, he has conducted numerous real estate and personal property auction. Corky is a member of the National Auctioneers Association, Oklahoma Auctioneers Association, Kansas Auctioneers Association, Texas Auctioneers Association, and the National Association of Realtors. He is the current president of the Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association.
Corky graduated from the Missouri Auction School in 2003. In 1987, he graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Business Administration and a minor in Marketing. While attending college, he received his Oklahoma Real Estate License and in 1986, he received his Oklahoma Real Estate Broker’s License. He has developed several residential areas and built numerous homes. Simultaneous, while running a full-service Real Estate business, he co-founded Flashback Memorabilia, a brick and mortar antique store. From 1992-2003, as co-owner, Corky coordinated and developed online internet sales as well as the live auction portion of the business, marketing and selling to an international client base.
In 2003, Corky established Heard Auction & Real Estate, LLC, a full-service Real Estate & Auction company. Corky oversees sales, management, auctions, and business development. Corky and his wife, Missy, have made their home in Clinton, OK and have two grown daughters, Jessica and Harley.
Harley Heard is an auction cashier for Heard Auction and Real Estate. By the age of 6, she was already a member of the auction team. Her first job was a runner, transferring tickets from the clerk to the cashier. She now has experience in all aspects of the business form clerking, computer operator, cashier, ringing and has been known to bid call on occasions.
Jessica Heard Perry has been working in the auction business, alongside her father, Corky Heard, since she was 11 years old. She has clerked, been a computer operator, cashiered, and has acquired her Professional Ringman’s Designation. As a professional ringman, Jess works as a floor auctioneer by being a physical line of communication between the buyer and the auctioneer. She won the Oklahoma Auctioneers Association ringman competition in 2015. Jess is working on obtaining the designation of Benefit Auctioneer Specialist (BAS). This designation is awarded and recognized by the National Auctioneers Association and represents specific education and training in conducting benefit auctions. This designation has been awarded to only 1% of the nation’s auctioneers. A benefit auction is one of the most popular methods for non-profit fundraising. Some examples of non-profits are schools, churches, higher education (Universities or Colleges) and so much more. As a Benefit Auction Specialist, Jess will be able to consult, plan, or host any benefit auction with a better knowledge and understanding of the process. She has several years of experience planning and hosting benefit auctions, but by obtaining this designation, she will be a qualified expert in the planning process of a benefit auction. If you are interested in planning a benefit auction don’t hesitate to let her help you. Jessica received her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and her Master's degree in Sports Management from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Jessica is a three-time Academic All-American Scholar, the recipient of the Division II Athletic Directors Association academic achievement award, and SWOSU’s 2014 Female Academic Athletic Scholar of the Year. She is employed full-time by SWOSU’s Foundation as the Advancement Coordinator of Institutional Advancement.
Aaron Hemmingway joined the United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate team in 2020. He has lived in western Oklahoma his entire life and loves this part of the country. Aaron is married to his wonderful wife, Jenny, and they have 5 amazing children. Both Aaron and Jenny own and operate their own businesses. Aaron's Barber Shop has been a part of Clinton, Oklahoma's business district since 2003. Jenny is an interior designer and home stager and owns Lily + Rose Home Decor. Aaron's relationship with Christ and his family are his top priorities. He loves talking with people, developing new friendships. and helping families find their forever home. If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Western Oklahoma, give Aaron a call today.
Blake Merritt is a Realtree Land Pro for Heard Auction and Real Estate. Blake received his undergraduate degree from SMU and later earned his MBA from The Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He has been in the real estate business since 2007 as a commercial agent and also at his family’s business in Oklahoma City as a commercial developer and manager. Blake’s passions in life are God, his family, and anything and everything to do with hunting and the outdoors. He and his family have a property in Kingfisher county where Blake loves spending time with his children and taking care of his deer herd. Blake also has a consulting business called Peak Rut Habitat Design where his mission is to help landowners turn their properties into deer hunting paradises. Blake and his wife Amanda have two children, Reed is 14 and GR is 5.
Austin Noe is one of United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate’s newest members. Western Oklahoma has been his home for the majority of his life. Austin graduated from Arapaho-Butler High School in 2012. He is very passionate about Western Oklahoma and spent many years working in the oilfield. He has lived in Cordell since 2017 with his wife and 3 boys. He spends his free time coaching his sons John (8) and Shawn (7) in baseball and wrestling. He also will have a newborn any day now. He lives a very outdoor lifestyle and enjoys hunting, boating and rebuilding cars.
Cadence Richeson is the online auction coordinator as well as a sales associate specializing in residential and land sales. In Cade's first year as an agent, he has made a big splash in the Custer County market, achieving #3 in total sales volume. He has been working in the auction industry since 2014, starting with ringing and setting up for his grandfather's auction house in Texas. After completion of high school in 2018, he attended the inaugural class of America's Auction Academy. Once he received his auctioneer's diploma, he returned to his grandfather's auction house full time until joining the United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate family in November 2018. Cadence is the 2019 Oklahoma State Auctioneers Association's Rookie Bid Calling Champion as well as a 2020 Top 5 Finalist in both Pro Bid Calling and the Ringman Competition. Cadence is a graduate of the Professional Ringman Institute. In his free time, Cadence is also pursuing a degree in Business Entrepreneurship at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Gary Warnick is a real estate associate and is also active in auctions as a ring man. He has been in real estate since 2005, being involved in real estate sales, personal property auctions and business liquidations for the Clinton, Oklahoma area. Gary is also experienced in residential and commercial real estate development. Gary graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with minors in Accounting and Management. He has owned and operated Material Supply Inc. since 1985. Material Supply Inc. is a full service excavating firm specializing in construction of commercial, municipal and residential properties including schools, hotels, banks, restaurants and residential developments. Gary has over 30 years experience in all aspects of development and is especially knowledgeable in the field of construction equipment values. Gary and his wife Donna have been married over 35 years and are members of the First Christian Church in Clinton.
Missy Heard, AMM, is the co-owner of United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate. Missy is the Marketing Manager, specializing in social media marketing, and holds an Auction Marketing Management designation from the National Auctioneers Association. She is also a certified personal property appraiser. Missy is an alumnus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University, earning her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and master's degree in Elementary Administration. In 2014, she resigned from her teaching career of 26 years from Clinton Public Schools to manage the auction accounts division of United Country Heard Auction & Real Estate, where she is the head cashier and operation supervisor of the company's auction division. Missy is very active at the First Christian Church in Clinton, OK, where she and her husband have been members for numerous years. Singing on the praise team and coordinating youth fund raisers are very gratifying to her. Missy and Corky have two grown daughters, Jessica and Harley.
Kathy Heard graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a B.S. Degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Kathy works for Clinton Public Schools as an elementary teacher. She has also worked part time in the family Real Estate and Auction business for over 30 years. Kathy was married for 35 years to Skip Heard. The couple lived all of their married life in Clinton, OK, where Kathy was born and raised. Kathy brings to the team numerous years of experience in clerking and customer service.
Leigh Anne Johnson joined our team in August 2020. She manages our online auctions and social media marketing. Leigh Anne relocated to Oklahoma from Indiana early in 2020 with her husband, Jeff Johnson, pastor at First Christian Church in Clinton, OK. She has served in ministry ever since earning her bachelor’s degree in Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College in 1991. A collegiate All-American volleyball player, Leigh Anne continued to play and coach volleyball for many years. She now enjoys gentler activities, like walking, hiking, reading and visiting every coffee shop possible in Western Oklahoma. Leigh Anne and Jeff have one grown daughter, Sydney, who is married and lives in Missouri.
Rosario Soto joined our team in early August 2017. Rosario manages rental properties, online auctions and real estate compliance. Rosario was born and raised in Clinton, Oklahoma, and graduated from Clinton High School in 2015. Throughout high school, Rosario played soccer all four years and was part of the first Clinton's girls' soccer team to make it to the state semi-finals. Now Rosario has a wild little boy, Daniel, born in 2020. Rosario is fully bilingual in Spanish and English and is a great asset to our staff.