Buying an Ocala Farm?

We Will Find Your Dream Horse Farm.

How can we make such a bold claim? It’s because, for many years, we have entrenched ourselves into the Ocala equine and broader community. This means we are always “in the know” about farms coming to market.

You want to be connected to the area, to live the Equestrian dream lifestyle in Ocala. Everyone has a unique dream and it is our passion to find you the unique horse farm to match. We want to help you buy the right farm in the right area with the right amount of acreage, the perfect distance from town, and for the best possible price.

We know that the size of the market in the Horse Capital of the World can seem overwhelming to buyers new to the area. But that is why our expertise is critical to helping you realize your dream.

As farm owners and Equestrians, we know the Ocala horse farm market – Rob & Chris Desino and Matt Varney

Ocala Horse Properties are Proud, Founding Members of the Horse Farms Forever Organization

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We do more than help you purchase a property — we give you the real “scoop” on the Ocala horse property market, help you become acquainted with other horsey people, and show you all the fun that makes Ocala the ultimate equestrian dream place to live. All of this in an effort to help you make an educated decision which we feel is our responsibility.

Expertise & Passion In Our Search

Your search for the perfect horse farm is our business. It’s all we do and just one of the reasons why we have been number 1 Ocala farm sales for the past 13 years!
We will show you every farm for sale that fits your needs —whether it is our listing or another agent’s. We leave no stone unturned because we want you to be happy.

The Ocala Horse Properties Team Approach

Our first outing with you will generally last most of the day. We take a comprehensive approach, so you’ll see the many different farm areas, have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get the real “scoop” on the Ocala farm market. You will also see some great farms — it’s a day well spent. You will come away more knowledgeable about the market and the specific properties available.

This early work is important and helps you have confidence in what you are purchasing and why it is the right fit for you. Some may say it’s overkill, but we love Ocala and we want everyone else to love it the way we do. Our goal is to find you the horse farm that excites you.

Every Listing at Your Fingertips

We have listings that are not in the MLS and not advertised in the mainstream. It does not matter to us whether you purchase one of our listings or one listed with another firm. We will show you every farm that suits your needs, regardless of who listed it. That’s our job and we take it extremely seriously.

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Let’s Talk

Let us put our expertise, dedication, and passion to work for you. We will search for your property as if we were searching for our own.

What Ocala Farm Buyers Are Saying

Very thorough and professional. I appreciate everything they did for us and would highly recommend them.

Derek K.

They know the geology (it is terrific for horses), the flood areas (both marked and not), the traffic patterns and noise, everything that has sold and is for sale or about to be for sale and they quickly get to understand the buyers so you see what you will like.

We would use them again and recommend them without reservation.

Jim and Elma

ROB & CHRIS, Thank you for helping me buy the farm of my dreams. I am enjoying the land, the lifestyle, and the freedom of living in the country. What a nice change from the office!
You both are highly professional; you understand horse people; you know the market and you help with all aspects of buying and selling farms. I know to this day if I had a problem or a question you both would still be there to help me. For that I am grateful.

Beth Mittauer

CHRIS & ROB, I just wanted to thank you once again for helping me to find my dream property. As an out-of-town buyer looking for a place to unwind occasionally from the stress of life, I had imagined it might be yet another stressful event, finding and purchasing an Ocala horse property. It was far from stressful and, honestly, was quick, painless, and even fun! I recall the weekend I came to Ocala to look at the properties you had chosen as meeting my “desires list,” and I distinctly remember Chris telling me he thought the last one on our tour list was going to be “the one.” Oh my gosh, were you right! The minute we pulled into the drive, it hit me that this was the picture of my dream property… the perfect place for me! From that point, the transaction remained flawless (and easy for me), with the contract coming together quickly, the required inspections/survey, etc. being completed rapidly (thank you for taking care of all this while I was at home in Dallas) and we were actually ready to close early! Amazing! So thank you, Chris and Rob, you are the best! I look forward to seeing you on my next trip to my new home in Ocala!

Terri Smith – Proud owner of Blue Briar Farm!

RAVING FANS OF ROB & CHRIS, Note: This letter was written as a letter to the editor of Ocala Magazine in April of 2007.

Thank you for helping me buy the farm of my dreams. I am enjoying the land, the lifestyle, and the freedom of living in the country. What a nice change from the office! You both are highly professional; you understand horse people; you know the market and you help with all aspects of buying and selling farms. I know to this day if I had a problem or a question you both would still be there to help me. For that I am grateful.

My husband and I love the magazine (Ocala Magazine) and based on the article “Double Agents” and their website, we made an appointment with Chris and Rob Desino. We spent four days with the twins and as a result of their expertise, we purchased 10 acres in Paradise Farms.

Chris and Rob Desino are the best ambassadors of the Ocala Equine community anyone could hope for. We are looking forward to living in the are in the coming years, and thank you for getting it all started.

Delina Vogel – Oregon

ABOVE AND BEYOND! We bought our Ocala property via Chris and Rob a year and a half ago, and cannot express enough how thrilled we were with their dedication and professionalism to our satisfaction. Obviously buying the right farm for us was a very big decision, as not only is it our home, but our business; so we were very cautious about our decision. The Desinos took our requirements into consideration and did their utmost to find us the perfect location, then made sure the sale went through without a hitch. That alone would have been enough to make us happy, but the Desinos went above and beyond their job to help us find the right contractors that would help us complete our needs. They then stood behind their recommendations and ensured that we were happy with everyone involved even though it clearly wasn’t their problem to deal with.

If and when we ever buy another property, I can guarantee it will be with the assistance of the Desinos and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to either buy or sell their Ocala property, as I cannot believe you would find anyone better or more helpful.

Leslie Law, MBE, individual gold medalist Athens Olympics

CHRIS AND ROB, We’re sending a recommendation letter, and yes, we believe every word to be absolutely true. Our thoughts, however, go beyond the business relationship as Ann and I consider both of you friends and wish the best for you. We look forward to seeing you in and around Ocala for years to come.

We cannot thank you enough for the effort you invested in us. We are sincerely indebted to you and thankful for you. If there is anything we can ever do for either one of you, business or personal, please do not hesitate to call us.

Brian Bishop

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your help with my real estate purchase!!! You were all fantastic with following up on things for me and make sure things went smoothly. Looking forward to seeing you when I head back to Florida.


We’re looking forward to getting down to Ocala! We REALLY appreciate the great service you guys all gave us from our initial tour with Rob to Chris taking us around again to your taking pictures of the property for us.

We’ve bought and sold a lot of real estate over the years but rate this transaction as tops in terms of ease.  That’s a strong statement especially given that it was over 2,900 miles!


We considered several real-estate professionals in Ocala to search for our future farm and, based on your reputation and references, we selected the two of you. Your professionalism, attention to detail, and follow-up were exemplary. You valued our time and truly had researched the farm for sale for us to consider. We are enjoying beautiful Ocala today because of the two of you!

Pat & Phyllis Harlow

We’re sold on Ocala Horse Properties! When it comes to realtors, you should have expert support & care. We did! They listened & offered us relevant and appealing choices, not just places that needed to be sold. They did all of their homework and had the expertise to answer our questions so that we could make the best choice!

Gail Allison and Tim Purol

You guys weren’t content until you knew that we had a feel for Ocala. You wouldn’t let us just buy a house, you listened to determine our interests and lifestyle and took the time to show us farms that we had not considered! Your patience, willingness to help, attention to detail and working with the seller were nothing short of exemplary, both before and after the closing!

Jim & Merry Lee Bain