How to Find the Perfect Ocala, FL Farm

Matt, Rob, and Chris.

We live, breathe, and love the horse business. This means more sales for our clients. Matt, Rob, and Chris.

Ocala Horse Properties is The Authority on buying and selling Marion County Horse Farms. Over the past 13 years we have helped advise countless clients who are on the market for equestrian facilities in this region. We have the largest portfolio of farms for sale in Ocala, and as horse farm owners and equestrians, we have our finger on the pulse of the Florida farm market.

Prior to starting your Ocala farm search, we suggest you create a list of priorities to help us better understand your, and your horses needs. Below is our list of questions and suggestions to help streamline your thought process before we take you on a tour of the Ocala area and available farms for sale.

  1. Prioritize Location

    Have you selected a region in Marion County that is located near the right community for your personal needs and wants? Is the proximity to other facilities and events which are appealing or a priority such as The World Equestrian Center (WEC), HITS, the Florida Horse Park, or a Trail System? Is the property close enough to stores, restaurants, schools and other recreational activities in Ocala? Make sure you set your priorities before starting your search!

  2. Determine Price and Budget

    The Team at Ocala Horse Properties always encourages buyers of land, a farm, an estate or a mini farm to set a realistic budget. Before starting your search, take into consideration the fact that farms require regular upkeep, improvements and maintenance. Get pre-qualified for a mortgage before looking so you know how to realistically move forward with a purchase. An Ocala, FL farm can be an excellent asset in your portfolio; consult your tax advisor to understand the benefits of running a boarding, training or breeding business.

  3. Evaluate the Bones of the Property

    How solid is the foundation of the structures, house, barn, sheds, fencing, outbuildings, arena or driveway? We don’t want you to be short-sighted if some buildings or infrastructure may need work. Some farms may have the right backbone for your future vision and may be worthy of some sweat equity towards improvements. In addition to the buildings, you will want to determine if there is ample land or the ability to clear if expansion if needed. Evaluating the topography, vegetation and trees is equally as important when choosing your Ocala Florida horse farm.

  4. Consider the Suitability For Your, and Your Horses Needs

    Is there enough land or acreage for your horses or other farm animals? Is there room to expand turnout if needed? Is an arena a priority or is there enough level land to exercise your horses on natural turf? Is this for personal use (a hobby farm or mini-farm) or will you plan to operate a commercial training or breeding operation? Are there any zoning restrictions on your business purpose if you raise horses, cattle, or have plans to be an agricultural grower? It’s important that you ask these questions and Ocala Horse Properties is here to help!

  5. Potential Upside for Resale

    Estimating the resale value of a property is always in the forefront of our minds when showing farms in the greater Ocala region. Ocala Horse Properties knows which areas are increasing in value and which areas to avoid (and why). It is our responsibility to educate our clientele on the investment variables when buying your Ocala horse farm. In return we ask that buyers consider their long-term goals and objectives with investing in a Marion County horse farm or ranch. What improvements will drive value? How long do you plan to be in the property and what is your timeline to resale? Is the location well protected from development and positioned for future increase in value? Is the property in the Farmland Preservation area?

Ready to start your Ocala farm search?

Complete our VIP Buyers Questionnaire and receive your copy of our Ocala Farm Portfolio here. Ocala Horse Properties will find your dream Ocala farm.

Our promise to our clients is to help search for that dream Ocala horse farm as if we were searching for our own. We are at the forefront of insuring farmland preservation in Marion County!  Whether you are buying a hobby farm, mini-farm, estate or commercial operation in Ocala, investing in real estate is one of life’s big decisions and we take our responsibility to you seriously. This level of dedication to our clients is why we are the number #1 Ocala Farm Realtor.

We invite you to contact us anytime, day or night, to discuss your Ocala, Florida farm needs!

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