I have been a horse enthusiast and owner for almost my entire life. I get excited when I get to work with a buyer or seller handling an equestrian property in a transaction. In my opinion, there is nothing like being a horse owner. You may own a single horse and need a small barn and pasture or you may be opening a riding school with boarding available in need of a number of outbuildings, pasture, and access to trails. I am excited to see what your next property has in store for you or would be honored to be called upon to sell your unique property.
When buying or selling an equestrian property, knowledge should not be undervalued. An understanding of barn and tack storage, arenas, loafing sheds, and fields is critical for making sure that as a buyer, you are purchasing the right type – and grade – of outbuildings necessary to accommodate your equines. You need an agent who understands that even the soil makeup is critical for keeping horses healthy and avoiding sand colic or selenium deficiencies. Water availability is also an important topic in our area and you want to make sure you have enough for your operation, even in the drier summer months. Since we live in a sensitive water area, certain types of farming activities may be limited and it is imperative for you to know what you can and cannot do on your property as a steward of the waterways.
In our area, USDA financing is available on rurally-classified properties up to $417,000. I have lender connections and can help you find the right type of lender for your lifestyle. A commercial enterprise will need different financing than residential and farm.
When selling, it is essential that you get the most for your equine investment. (Whether you have developed farm facilities for great potential,) you need an agent who is connected with the type of buyers who can see the full value of your property. I market to the equestrian community and those connections sell farms and ranches.
When buying or selling equestrian properties, you need an agent who understands all the finite details and what they mean for your real estate and recreational goals. I would be happy to connect with you, discuss your needs, and help you take the next steps.