There are a lot of details to consider when buying or selling a horse property. Trust a professional with years of horse experience and knows what to look for when buying or selling.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A HORSE PROPERTY
Type of horses – Depending on the type of horses you have, you may need larger or smaller paddocks and acreage. Will you need a round pen? A hot walker? A riding arena?
Type of riding – If you do have horses, what kind of riding will you be doing? There are many areas of our community that offer trail access so if that is important to you, let’s find it. Or if you have hunter/jumpers, dressage, or participate in horse shows, that may change our search parameters.
Other animals – What other animals do you have and what kind of outbuildings/facilities are required?
Fencing requirements – Retrofitting fencing can be expensive. Let’s see if we can find the right fencing for your needs right off the bat!
Barn – Your budget and needs will likely determine the style and finish of the barn.
Acreage and Financing – Depending on the amount of acreage you have your eyes on, you may need to consider the type of financing. Some properties may even qualify for USDA financing. I have several lenders who can offer solutions for your acreage needs.
Inspection – Once we negotiate and finalize on the contract parameters, you will need to decide if you want the outbuildings inspected.
My process for selling horse properties is similar to selling a residence with a few additional marketing techniques that get horse properties the attention they deserve.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELLING A HORSE PROPERTY
Your property amenities – I create a custom advertising plan for the amenities of the property – barn, paddock, acreage, etc, focused on finding the most likely buyer for your property.
Real Estate Relationships – I have relationships with many brokers in our area and I am known as a horse property expert. When other agents have buyers looking for a horse property, they contact me and likewise, I contact them when I have a property on the market.
Equestrian Relationships – This is the area where my relationships in the equestrian world can make a big difference in getting your home marketed and sold. Since I am a Search and Rescue volunteer in the equestrian division as well as a community rider, I make sure that other riders and the horse community know about your property.
Opportunities – Where can you find people who love horses? At the feed store of course! When I list an equestrian property, I don’t just post it on the MLS. I think outside the box and think like a horse person, because I AM a horse person! I put up flyers at the feed store. I let local boarding stables know about the property. I let my Facebook equestrian community know about the property. You never know where the right buyer will be, so I let as many targeted buyers know.
I love representing equestrian properties and matching the right person to the right property.