As both Ocala farm owners & equestrian competitors, we know the Ocala horse farm market inside and out.
In addition to selling horse farms, we are the only realtors truly committed to improving Ocala’s Equestrian sports by giving back in a big way! Over the last ten years, we have given over $1,000,000 to support & grow local horse shows – making Ocala an even better place to call home! We don’t just sell the dream; we work tirelessly to make Ocala as great as it can be.
Client service is our Number One priority, whether you’re buying an Ocala horse farm or looking to sell one. We enjoy getting to know people and sharing our enthusiasm for horses. We believe in pure customer service and pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to the needs, wants and desires of our buyers. Then we find them the perfect farm. – Rob Desino
Being farm owners & horsemen, it has helped us master the Ocala horse farm market. We live & breathe it! This is our primary business and passion! Year after year, we have continuously dominated the market with the highest number of horse farms sold. Along with our other horse farm real estate company, Wellington Equestrian Realty, we represent the largest portfolio of premier horse properties in the world.
We search for your dream Ocala farm as if we were searching for our own!
For our buyers, we diligently search through active listings that meet your particular specifications and show you all properties, not just the properties we represent. We share our knowledge of the many Ocala equestrian neighborhoods so you may find your perfect fit. We understand that buying a horse farm is a major decision and we do not take our responsibility to you lightly.
With Ocala Horse Properties, you get a team of professionals who take a proactive approach to selling your farm.
When it comes to advertising your farm, we make sure it gets placed in numerous equine magazines along with search engine, social media and direct-mail pieces, all of which are targeted at specific equine communities around the country. We maintain a long list of clients who are looking for that special farm, and your farm could be the ideal fit. We live, breathe, and love the horse business which translates into more sales of Ocala horse farms! To us, it isn’t as simple as putting a sign out front and hoping an interested buyer comes along. To seek out buyers in today’s market, we go to great lengths to reach a national audience of Florida horse-farm buyers. We have buyers at every price point from $200,000 to $20,000,000, and we keep in regular contact with buyers from all over the country & world.
What Others Are Saying About Ocala Horse Properties
I am a real estate agent and I hired Ocala Horse Properties to sell my farm. Here is why…Yes, although I am a real estate agent and the obvious choice was to list the farm myself and save the commission, I decided to hire Ocala Horse Properties to sell my farm. I closely watched the market and it became clear that they sell the majority of farms. In my professional view, in this market, the only real chance I had at selling was to list with Ocala Horse Properties. Time is money, and I am not alone in my view. After further review, I saw that several other real estate agents had listed their personal farms with Chris & Rob. I am amazed that anyone would list with someone other than Ocala Horse Properties. In this market, I realize that patience is necessary considering that at the time, roughly less than 12% of the farms were selling annually, but I was not going to take a chance on such a huge financial decision. I listed my farm with Ocala Horse Properties, they quickly put it under contract and it’s a cash deal closing in 30 days! Mission complete and one of the best decisions I have ever made!
ROB & CHRIS, We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated your services when we listed and sold our Ocala horse farm. Your extensive advertising definitely impacted the number of potential buyers who looked at our farm. We are still amazed at the number of times our property was shown.
We truly believe that your involvement with the hunter/jumper and 3-day eventing communities, as well as the rest of the horse industry, was an extremely positive force in generating interest. Your communication after each showing was helpful. We knew fairly quickly how the showing went, and what, if any, the concerns were. We do not hesitate to recommend your services to potential buyers or sellers. You definitely know the horse property market in beautiful Ocala. Thanks, again!
Advertising Program is unparalleled! Having bought and sold many properties over the past ten years, we feel that our association with Rob and Chris Desino has been remarkable in both our purchases and sales. Their professionalism, as well as thoughtfulness, has always been paramount in all our buying and selling decisions. Moreover, it goes without saying that their advertising program is unparalleled and reaches buyers and sellers across our country as well as the globe. This we know and have benefitted from firsthand!
Did all the right things to make our selling experience the best. One day last summer, Lisa and I met with Chris on our back porch. We talked about farms, markets, horses, and the Desinos. Impressed, but cautious, we gave Chris the listing. We were hopeful, but then again we read the news. Ten days later we had a signed contract. Two weeks later, Rob had completed all inspections, appraisals, and releases. We have bought, built, and sold more than a few homes and farms and in fact, I have been in the building industry for more than 30 years. Rob and Chris are bright, well spoken and did all the right things to make our selling experience the best. In fact, in about nine months, we would like to have Rob and Chris over to our back porch again.
The entire selling experience with Rob and Chris was simply exceptional. Their collective market knowledge of properties sold or currently listed, as well their firsthand knowledge of potential buyers in the marketplace, was terrific and provided us the insight to price our property appropriately. For us, they made the selling process wonderfully simple. It took just a few weeks to show the property several times and get it into contract. They know the Ocala horse property market far better than any other realtor we’ve come across. We were also comforted by the fact they competitively ride horses, live on a farm and appreciate the finer points of well-planned and well-maintained horse properties, which they can then effectively convey to potential buyers.
They also did a superb job of handling the selling process post contract signing. There are always lots of little steps in a sale and they made the process incredibly easy for us. They completely handled the on-site meetings with inspectors, appraisers, and the like. We were also kept very well informed along the way, something we find extremely important. They represented our interests very ably throughout the entire process for that we thank them. Rob and Chris exuded confidence and as a result of that and their professionalism, the sale program from listing to closing was very low stress. We couldn’t have been more happy with their work. We would absolutely use them again.
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.
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!
ROB & CHRIS, Thank you for both for all you did and for your hospitality and friendship. We feel very fortunate to have found you both. Bob & I are looking forward to many happy years in Ocala to come. The Desino twins made that happen!
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.
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.