Matt Varney is an accomplished real estate professional who started his career in residential site construction and estimating before working for a privately held Florida-based real estate developer; where at just 26, he quickly became the leading salesman in the company. Matt specialized in large property acquisitions where he negotiated and closed contracts with some of the largest homebuilders in the country.
In 2010 (along with Chris & Rob Desino), Matt started Ocala Horse Properties’ sister company, Wellington Equestrian Realty. Even though Wellington is widely known as one of the most competitive places in the country to sell horse farms, Matt excelled quickly selling more farms than any other realtor in Palm Beach County. Matt has been entrusted to represent (and has sold to) many members of the Forbes Fortune 100 list and his success at WER has been well documented, including the Wall Street Journal and more recently, 60 Minutes Sports. In Ocala, Matt’s extensive transactional experience has helped further solidify Ocala Horse Properties’ position as the most successful farm brokerage in the last decade.
Matt is an avid sports fan, a respectable golfer and enjoys riding recreationally, but he lives his equestrian competitiveness vicariously through his wife, Dr. Courtney Varney, DVM. Matt enjoys accompanying Courtney, an accomplished FEI Dressage rider, USDF gold medalist, and equine veterinarian, to as many competitions as his busy schedule will allow. Matt and Courtney are strong supporters of Dressage in Florida, where along with Chris & Rob Desino, Matt was honored as a first founding sponsor of the Global Dressage Festival.
Matt’s enthusiasm is contagious and his ability to quickly decipher and cultivate a clients’ needs, while persistently educating them about smart investments, is what sets him apart. His positive attitude and ability to thrive when challenges are thrown his way continue to give him the edge it takes to be successful.
Phone: (352) 615-7001