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PRE-INSPECTION

Before your property ever reaches the market, we may recommend having a licensed home inspector come out and conduct a detailed inspection, which will result in a detailed inspection report. The purpose of this inspection is multifold:

  • We want to identify potential problems that may scare a prospective buyer.
  • We want to save you a lot of money by resolving problems with licensed contractors before the buyer discovers them through their detailed inspection and then tries to re-negotiate the sales price based on problems that have not been remedied.
  • We want to command top dollar by positioning your property as one that is meticulously maintained by an owner who demonstrates pride of ownership, as opposed to a property that is suffering from severe neglect by an owner that has let their property go.

We ensure that it can command top dollar by identifying and resolving problems before your property reaches the market. Buyers will be confident knowing that their purchasing property has been meticulously maintained.

STAGING/SHOWING

Preparing the home for Showings

A buyer will be at your property for between ten and fifteen minutes in a typical property showing. During that time, they will be making a decision involving hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars. It is our job to make that ten to fifteen minutes unforgettable. To accomplish this, we recommend minimizing personal items, reducing clutter, and staging the home to show in its best light. This allows the buyer to see their belongings in the home.

We may recommend a home staging company. You may be asking what home staging is and what the difference is between home staging and interior design, and you wouldn’t be alone. How can you tell the difference? While home staging is a home design type, it differs from interior design. Home staging means preparing a home for sale.

On the other hand, interior design refers to working with a homeowner to personalize the design to their particular tastes. Staging, from our perspective, is positioning your home based on the market trends that buyers are responding to. It may involve colors, the amount of light present, or arranging the furniture more invitingly.

The end goal of staging is for a prospective buyers to stamp their feet, throw their hands up and say, "I want this house. What do I need to do to get it, how much do I need to spend, and how do we ensure that nobody else gets this home?"

That’s the WOW factor we want to create, and home staging is a big piece of that.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Since almost every prospective buyer will look at your property's photographs before they schedule an actual viewing, world-class photography is the third thing we need to sell your home for top dollar.

When we say world-class, we are not talking about taking photos on your mobile phone, your small digital camera, or even the really good camera you bought that you may or may not know how to use well. We are also not referring to the local company that will come out for $99 and gives you twenty-five photos the next day.

This needs to be somebody highly skilled at taking residential real estate photography and who understands how light is absorbed in certain rooms by specific pieces of furniture, how certain times of the day are better for photography, and how certain types of weather are good or bad.

Then they need to be able to take those photos and edit them, ethically and legally, so that they can be displayed online and offline so that your property stands out from the other properties on the market, making it genuinely compelling to buyers and agents.

We have just the person for this! Our professional photographer is an employee at Magnolia Homestead Realty and is ready to capture your home.

MARKETING

We could talk about marketing for days, but it suffices to say that today, we need to market your home to everyone looking at real estate. Now when we say to everyone, we don’t mean blindly shot-gunning your property to the entire market and leaving it at that; that’s what the MLS does for us.

We want to market to everyone in the sense of niches — specific buyers who are likely to purchase this property, at this price point, in this geographical area, for a specific reason.

To accomplish our objectives, our marketing plan may include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Broker Preview
  • Property Brochures
  • Email Marketing
  • Just Listed Postcard
  • Signage
  • Homes and Land
  • Ocala Style Magazine
  • Ocala Magazine
  • Executive Global Magazine
  • Architectural Digest
  • Omni Escapes Magazine
  • JetSet Magazine
  • Financial Times
  • Bloomberg
  • Mansion Global
  • Wall Street Journal
  • South China Morning Post
  • ShangLiu Tatler
  • Hong Kong Tatler
  • PropGoLuxury
  • FinancialTimes.com: http://financialtimes.com/
  • Vimeo
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Trulia
  • Zillow
  • Realtor.com: http://realtor.com/
  • MLS.com: http://mls.com/

COMMUNICATION

Here at Magnolia Homestead Realty, we strive for excellent communication. We have implemented several means of communication so that we are always on the same page and setting the level of expectation. We will always do the following:

  • Communicate regarding showings, tailoring the times, and process around what works best for you.
  • Collaborating and reviewing market trends and feedback from showings
  • Presenting all offers
  • Communicating and attending all necessary inspections, appraisals, etc.
  • Coordinate and attend the big day!

We love sharing the home selling process with sellers and look forward to a relationship with you as we navigate the home selling process for you.

URGENCY

Another vital aspect in selling your property quickly and for top dollar is to create a sense of urgency. So how do we create urgency? By knowing the market, the numbers, the property, and most importantly, when most of the property showings are taking place.

In most markets, most property showings take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so we want to launch your property onto the market late Thursday afternoon.

By utilizing this launch strategy, we will represent that we anticipate a crazy hot weekend, with tons of showings and most likely multiple offers, encouraging prospective buyers and their agents to race out there to try to beat the competition.

We have found this launch strategy to be much more effective than going on the market Monday morning and being on the market several days before the weekend momentum hits, thereby losing the big rush that allows us to create that sense of urgency whether we’re talking about Condos in the heart of Downtown Ocala, single family homes on the outskirts of town, waterfront homes in beautiful Dunnellon or Farms in the horse capital of the world.

SCARCITY

In addition to creating a sense of urgency, we also want to create scarcity. You might think that scarcity is something we cannot create, but let us tell you how we do it. We create scarcity by marketing your property as a unique individual property that really cannot be compared with anything else — a property that’s one of a kind.

We want to identify your property's unique aspects that we can. An excellent example is a reasonably standard property on a regular residential lot with a fairly standard price point but a lot of fruit trees. We would strive to accentuate those fruit trees, writing sales and marketing copy about how great life is living in a home with lots of fruit trees.

And it works.

We want to create scarcity in your marketplace by identifying unique features and positioning your property accordingly.

What unique features of your property make it truly one of a kind?

NEGOTIATION

When it comes to negotiation, we want to negotiate from a position of strength, not from a position of weakness, and most importantly, not from a position of desperation. This axiom holds for both the seller and the seller’s agent.

As your agent, we will never come across as needing to sell. We will never say things like:

  • "I would like to work out an offer with you."
  • "We would love to see something from you."
  • "Send me whatever you’ve got. I will present it to my client; you never know what will happen."

Instead, we will constantly position your property as one that is going to move quickly and for top dollar, saying things like:

  • "I would love to find time for you to see the home because I’m not sure how much longer it will be on the market."
  • "I doubt this amazing property will last this weekend."
  • "Is your client prepared to move quickly? Because that’s what it is likely to take to get a home like this."

So, throughout the transaction, we will negotiate from a position of strength. This positioning will enable us to achieve the maximum sale price in the quickest possible time.

Featured Properties

$27,500,000
4 Beds 4.5 Baths Acreage Non-Sub SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
Absolutely rare and hard to find a custom-built Palatial Chateau on 256.91+/- Beautiful acres. Private gate with lit, paved treelined drive leads you to the private estate. The luxurious interior captivates you with 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, delightful gourmet kitchen with top grade appliances, formal dining room, spacious family room, travertine floors throughout, ample windows and entertaining areas to showcase the beautiful property. The distinct design offers both formal and casual living spaces with the highest quality materials and finishes used throughout. The large paver patios offer luxurious outdoor living environment, perfect for year-round entertainment. Circular drive, Porte “cache, plus detached 4 car garage with 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment/ guest quarters. Grand show stable offers (17) 12 X 12 stalls, (1) 12 X 17 foaling stall for a total of 18 stalls and a 1/1 apartment. Pristine gently rolling pastures are perfect for any discipline. 3 additional main residences, training barn, race track and a 8 bedroom Inn. The 2,432 SF residence offers 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Open chef’s kitchen – family room. Enjoy the sunsets from either the beautiful & spacious living room or outside on the patio or pool area. Plenty of potential for any discipline of equestrian. The 3,226 SF features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Home has a warm, welcoming foyer that leads to the lovely living room featuring an open floor plan. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, and breakfast nook. Bonus/Guestroom with bathroom over the 3-car garage. The property sits high and dry on a knoll overlooking beautiful, lush open fields. 4,000+ square feet of living area with 5 bedroom and 4 bath overlooking the private stocked lake. The luxurious interiors captivate you with immaculate and stylish clean lines, artistic flair, crown molding, high-end fixtures, and vaulted ceilings throughout. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, set against white countertops and cupboards. This home is also highly livable, practical, and comfortable with an exceptional floor plan and layout that makes it an oasis you don’t want to leave. Detached garage and 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest quarters. The INN offers 4,925 SF, 8 ensuite bedrooms, top of the line appliances, central meeting and dining areas, plus ample outdoor entertaining seating, and conversation areas. The equestrian facility includes a 5-stall isolation barn with 1/1 apartment. A 25 Stall training barn with a 4,900 sq ft covered area for the European free walker and aqua treadmill. The racetrack, and covered equipment storage building are also located by the training barn. 5/8 Mile synthetic cushion training track with 50’ at the turns and banked. This property is truly in a league of its own. Adding to the allure this property is gated, fenced and private.

7440 Nw 193rd Street, Micanopy

Listing courtesy of JOAN PLETCHER.

$19,900,000
5 Beds 5.5 Baths Na SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
French Country Estate! Professionally sculpted and architecturally designed residence sits on 1,976+/- private acres. Lake Ledwith is approximately 1,400+/- acres in which 700+/- acres of the lake are included in the sale of this property. Incredible, custom designed home combines the best of elegance, style, craftsmanship and offers gorgeous, expansive views of the surrounding Granddaddy Live Oaks and grounds. 5 bedrooms and 5.5 baths, 5 fireplaces, office, exercise room, wine cellar, and abundance of storage areas spread across the 7,918+/- SF of living area. This home offers unique luxury for a large family and an abundance of outdoor space to entertain a crowd. Foyer opens to a grand staircase, formal dining, and large living room with carved marble stone fireplace. Chef’s kitchen with expansive center island, butler’s area, oversized family room opening onto the large, covered porch with outdoor dining and summer kitchen serve as the gathering hub for entertaining on a large scale. Spacious owner’s bedroom offers seating area, dual closets, and access to pool. Upper-level features 3 en-suite bedrooms, bonus room and storage room. Travertine floors, soaring architectural ceilings, impressive beam work, 5 fireplaces, and intricate moldings make this French home, elegant and warm, a pleasure to call home. 4-Car garage. For the sporting and hunting enthusiast there is an expansive game room with full bar, raised seating, with granite countertop, fireplace, plenty of space to watch your favorite game on TV, talk of largemouth bass caught in your own lake, plan your next duck, turkey, and deer hunts. Residence and 1280+/- acres are perimeter fenced with 8-foot-high game fencing. In terms of privacy and security, this resort-like property is unsurpassed.

15305 Nw Hwy 320, Micanopy

Listing courtesy of JOAN PLETCHER.

$15,400,000
4 Beds 4.5 Baths Na SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
Absolutely rare and hard to find custom-built Palatial Chateau on 118+/- beautiful acres. Private gate with lit, paved treelined drive leads you to this estate which offers a luxurious interior captivates you with 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 baths, delightful gourmet kitchen with top grade appliances, formal dining room, spacious family room, travertine floors throughout, ample windows and entertaining areas showcase this beautiful property. The distinct design offers both formal and casual living areas with the highest quality materials and finishes throughout. The large paver patios offer luxurious outdoor living environment, perfect for year-round entertainment. Circular drive, Porte cochere, plus detached 4 car garage with 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment/ guest quarters. Grand show stable offers (17) 12 X 12 stalls, (1) 12 X 17 foaling stall for a total of 18 stalls, office and a 1/1 apartment. Pristine gently rolling land, is perfect for any discipline. Second main residence offers 2,432 SF, with 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths. Open chef’s kitchen – family room. Enjoy the sunsets from either the beautiful & spacious living room or outside on the patio or pool area. Plenty of potential for any discipline of equestrian. Additionally, a 3,226 SF with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths home has a warm, welcoming foyer that leads to the lovely living room featuring an open floor plan. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, ample cabinet space, island, and breakfast nook. Bonus/guestroom with bathroom over the 3-car garage. This home resides on a knoll overlooking beautiful, lush open fields. Plenty of potential for any discipline of equestrian.

7440 Nw 193rd Street, Micanopy

Listing courtesy of JOAN PLETCHER.

$12,100,000
5 Beds 4 Baths Na SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
136.68 Acre estate, incredible features, State-of-the-Art Equine facilities, located in the NW part of Marion County. Professionally sculpted and architecturally designed main residence encompasses 4,000+ square feet of living area with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths overlooking your own private stocked lake. The luxurious interiors captivate you with immaculate and stylish clean lines, artistic flair, crown molding, high-end fixtures, and vaulted ceilings throughout. The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances. This home is also highly livable, practical, and comfortable with an exceptional floor plan and layout that makes it an oasis you don’t want to leave. Detached garage and 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest quarters. The INN offers 4,925 +/- SF and has been recently renovated with 8 ensuite bedrooms. Top of the line appliances, central meeting and dining areas, plus patios for meeting or small convention center, ample outdoor entertaining, and conversation areas. The equestrian facility includes a 5-stall isolation barn with 1/1 apartment. 25 Stall center aisle barn with a 4,900+/- sq ft covered area for European free walker and aqua treadmill. The racetrack, and covered equipment storage building are also located close to the training barn. 5/8 +/- Mile synthetic cushion training track with 50 foot wide banks and turns. This property is truly in a league of its own. Adding to the allure of this property, which are fenced, gated, and private with magnificent trees are set off by up lighting plus fiber optic cable for internet. Property with all the amenities which are too numerous to mention here, you will discover on your visit.

6910 Nw 193rd Street, Micanopy

Listing courtesy of JOAN PLETCHER.

$9,000,000
10 Beds 11.5 Baths Ocala Downs SubDv. 34475 Zip Code
Thoroughbred Champions training facility, located in a beautiful equestrian community. This spectacular farm is complete on 101.5 acres detailing breathtaking views all over featuring 32 acres undeveloped with open space to create possibilities. A family compound of five homes and training facility to include additional residences for farm managers/tenants. Welcoming an amazing estate main residence complete with four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths (6,623 square feet) with a three-car garage. Lots of rooms for entertaining with space and privacy. Your personal private pool to cool off after your summer horse training days. Second home – in-law quarters (810 square feet) two bedrooms, one bath with kitchen. Third residence – manager’s house is two bedrooms, two baths (1,568 square feet). Potential income-producing two-story duplex, each with one bedroom, one bath (500 square feet each). Let’s not forget the living quarters in the barns – two bedrooms, three baths, additional apartments. Five barns with over 100 stalls. A broodmare and stud barn. 1/2-mile track, detached workshop. Recently built one EuroXciser, feed and tack rooms available, too many amenities to mention throughout the farm. This facility is perfect for thoroughbreds but could host any discipline. Ocala Downs offers a gated entryway, bridle paths and walking trails conveniently located within minutes to shopping/dining to downtown Ocala or Gainesville and 20 minutes to all equestrian venues including the World Equestrian Center, HITS and the Ocala Jockey Club. This is a fantastic option for active equestrians looking to be near it all! This special farm is gently shaded with large grandaddy oaks, making this not only a practical farm, but a beautiful landscape as well. Located in a desirable northwest location! Seller is open to renting, please inquire for more details.

1647 Nw 114th Loop, Ocala

Listing courtesy of PREMIER SOTHEBYS INT'L REALTY.

$7,549,000
4 Beds 4 Baths N/A SubDv. 32784 Zip Code
Stunning, custom built executive home, with large swimming pool sits on over 328 acres of prime ranch land. Your view is as far as the eye can see and it is surrounded by nature. As you enter the ranch you are greeted with gentle, rolling hills, grazing pastures and nearing the homesite you will see moss draped oaks, fishing ponds and freshly painted black wood fence outling the 10 acres homestead. Upon reaching the entrance of the home you will notice the charm and warmth of wood siding and a stacked stone portico. Once inside the soaring ceilings of the foyer welcome you and draw you in to the large, welcoming living area which features 12' ceiling and massive stacked stone, wood buring fireplace. To your left is the stunning dining and kitchen areas. The kitchen is impeccable and no detail is overlooked. Large Viking gas range with 6 burners and two ovens are encased in stack stone with a commercial grade exhaust fan, two sinks, two dishwashers, commercial grade Viking warming drawer, Sub Zero fridge and freezer stand alone and are melded into the custom designed cabinetry including china display with glass front doors, desk, numerous drawers, accordioned pantry that holds an incrediable amount of provisions. Gorgeous, dark granite counters tops on all work areas including coffee bar with sink. Enjoy coffee while sitting in the incredible breakfast area overlooking a panaramic view of the property. The owners suite features an office, 12x16 dressing area with seperate laundry and smaller walk in closet. En suite bath has a sunken tub, shower stall, double sinks, toilet closet with bidet. This very large wing of the home could be made into an in law suite with some modification and would be a perfect home for multi generational living. The three remaining bedrooms have large closets and baths, one also allows entry from the foyer. You will enjoy views of the sparkling swimming pool and gain entry onto the large 52' concrete deck from the living and dining room sliding doors. This is a one of a kind property and you have to see it to believe it. Call today for a private showing.

17250 Se 260th Avenue Road, Umatilla

Listing courtesy of NEXTHOME ARROWSMITH REALTY.

$6,800,000
4 Beds 3 Baths Ag Non -Sub SubDv. 34482 Zip Code
Located in the prestigious NW Marion County area, just 8.5 miles to the World Equestrian Center with easy access to I-75 for traveling, plus convenient to additional amenities. A property that is a must see to appreciate all the beauty and features it has to offer. 80+/- Acre, State of the art equestrian facility with main residence and guest/ employee housing, 4 barns - 104 stalls, ¾ +/- mile racetrack, Eurociser, round pen plus plenty of lush green paddocks. This estate includes a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home, built in 2016 with over 3,700 SF of living area. Open floor plan is light and airy. Formal living has double sided, wood burning stone fireplace, built in bookcases, family room, formal living room, formal dining room, kitchen, plus recessed ceilings throughout main living areas. Kitchen features custom cabinets, granite countertops, walk in pantry, stainless steel appliances plus a cooktop. Raised countertop seating area in kitchen. Family room and dining area with double recessed ceiling, large windows, and access to the rear patio. Spacious owner’s suite with ensuite bath which features double vanities, Jacuzzi tub plus shower. Second bedroom with access to full bath. Third wing of the home has 2 additional bedrooms and 1 bath. Attached spacious two car garage. The second residence has been remodeled to include two apartments for staff or guests. Equestrian facilities include 3 concrete block shed row barns with 32 stalls per barn which have been renovated with new paint, new roofs in 2021, clay, cupolas, and new plywood. Each barn has office/ tack room and restroom located on west end of the barn, and LED lighting. 4 Brand new wash racks. 8-Stall center aisle wooden pony barn with metal roof. Additional improvements include: 8-horse Kraft Euorciser with metal roof, new round pen with viewing platform, multiple shavings pits, plus loading ramp. ¾ +/- Irrigated racetrack with starting gate, 11-zone irrigation for the track and viewing stand. New 4 board fencing on the property. 18 Lush green paddocks and pastures of various sizes.

5432, 5436, & 5450 Nw 100th Street, Ocala

Listing courtesy of JOAN PLETCHER.

$6,500,000
5 Beds 6.5 Baths Equine Estates SubDv. 34476 Zip Code
Rarely does a residence this coveted become available. Sumptuous elegance awaits in this one of a kind masterpiece located in the prestigious, gated Equine Estates community with 2.5 miles of exclusive riding trails. As You Enter The Private Drive You Are Greeted By Nothing But Excellence with breathtaking lush vistas and picturesque Oaks leading to your destination. This Custom Designed 5 Bedroom, 6 Full Bathroom, 2- 1/2 Bathroom 8400 sq ft living, 14,000+ total sq ft Residence including detached 6 car garage is Resting On 21+ Acres only 2 miles from the Florida Horse Park. Room for any discipline or Take Ride out from your property to the Florida greenway for miles of riding. Inside, this property showcases voluminous living spaces and unprecedented finishes and every last detail carefully curated such as gold leaf and Zavorski crystal chandeliers. Designed for entertaining, an open floor plan is highlighted by towering ceilings, resort-caliber pool and spa, and extensive outdoor living for any occasion, mood, or season all topped off with comfort details such as gas lanterns, misters, and automated pest control. Indulge in all the textures and design features from the stone to the ceilings and Experience an entertainer's home throughout with a family feel. A sprawling great room with a fireplace opens up to a built-in fully equipped bar that flows into a sophisticated chef's kitchen. The stunning master suite is replete with a private terrace, fitness/yoga studio, and dual closets. Exquisite bathrooms feature slabs of unique marble providing the ultimate space for rejuvenation. Oversized VIP guest suites, full mother-in-law suite upstairs with balcony and private entry and a state-of-the-art media room makes for an extraordinary high-tech smart house retreat.

1251 Sw 104th Street Road, Ocala

Listing courtesy of KELLER WILLIAMS CORNERSTONE RE.

$6,499,000
6 Beds 8.5 Baths Golden Ocala Un 01 SubDv. 34482 Zip Code
Located in Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, just a golf cart ride to and from WEC (World Equestrian Center) is this spectacular 6 bedroom, 5 full and 3 half bath distinguished home offering 15,000 +/- square feet of living area on two lots for a total of 1.79 acres. Property is perfect for family living and entertaining with open floor plan, resort style screen enclosed pool, summer kitchen, beautiful sunsets overlooking the golf course. As you enter thru the double doors you are welcomed home into the large foyer with chandelier lighting. Formal living room features fireplace and French doors leading to lanai. Formal dining room with large windows to allow plenty of natural light, fireplace, and chandelier. Chef’s kitchen with center island, granite counter tops, walk in pantry, beverage bar, countertop seating area, an abundance of cabinet space. Game room with recessed ceiling plus a built-in beverage area. You will fall in love with your expansive office featuring dual desks, conference table, adjoining library with fireplace and built-in bookcases. First floor master suite features dual amenities and an abundance of closets. Elevator to second floor takes you to 3 additional ensuite bedrooms plus private guest suite complete with morning kitchen and sitting room. Enjoy the views of the golf course from your second story balcony with plenty of seating areas. Expansive screen enclosed resort style pool and lanai area with a cabana which features fireplace, large summer kitchen, additional conversation/dining areas plus pool bath. Enjoy the amenities which Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club offers: Clubhouse, restaurants, 27 holes of golf and practice areas, tennis court, pool, spa, stables, access to the World Equestrian Center’s restaurants, horse shows, and various other entertainment venues.

3956 Nw 85th Terrace, Ocala

Listing courtesy of JOAN PLETCHER.