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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.


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.


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.


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
  • Vimeo
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest
  • Trulia
  • Zillow


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.


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.


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?


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

4 Beds 4 Baths 34481 Zip Code
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own 704 pristine acres of equine culture and history in the 'Horse Capital of the World,' Ocala, Florida. Named 'The Classic Mile Training Park,' it is Ocala's first public training facility for Thoroughbred training in Marion County. Situated on the 704 acres, you will find 24 barns with 748 horse stalls, 143 paddocks,n 106 feed rooms, 12 round pens, a ?-mile dirt track, a 1-mile dirt track, and a ? turf course, as well as 6 dwellings for onsite employees. For the barons of this land lies a luxurious custom-built estate home boasting 7,300 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, an inground pool and spa, and views that will take your breath away. Beyond the beautiful granddaddy oaks and sprawling acres, the Classic Mile is located in an opportunity zone and is primed for future development. It is currently in phase 1 approvals known as 'Classic Mile Farms,' featuring 16 (10-acre mol) residential estate lots with 1 mile of improved roadway and a phase 2 proposal for an additional 24 (10-acre min) estate lots. Currently, under the zoning designation of A-1 Agricultural, permissible uses include single-family development with a minimum lot size of 10 acres/lot and a potential of 60+ lots, general farming with special use approvals required to allow airports, dude ranches, and riding academies, and much more. Also included in the sale is the rare opportunity to control the Southeast corner of W Hwy 40 (17,200 AADT) and SW 140th Avenue (2,150 AADT), a controlled signalized intersection of 15.13 +/- acres of RAC/commercial zoning permitting grocery markets, retail gas, a variety of shopping, and other agricultural-related commercial uses meant to service the daily needs of the residents in the area and reduce trips to urban areas, which is a rare zoning classification inside the highly coveted Farmland Preservation Area dedicated to protecting 200,000 acres in the Northwest Portion of the County and beautifying it for future pristine equine development opportunities. Located just 4 miles west of the 3000-acre renowned World Equestrian Center, an $800 million development, a multidisciplinary equine facility featuring 300 dedicated acres with climate-controlled arenas, hotels, shopping, venue halls, and residential development aimed to earn its fair share of the annual economic impact on the Ocala economy. According to, the equine industry represents $2.62 billion in revenue each year. The Classic Mile is easily accessible, just 9.6 miles from Ocala International Airport (10 miles), and surrounded by a melting pot of 300 equine training facilities in Marion County, such as the FAST Aquatic Center (10 miles). Located in Marion County, part of the Ocala MSA, the 56th most populated city in Florida with a population soaring at 375,000 people and expected to be over 600,000 by 2050, boasting strong employment industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, logistics and distribution, biotech and research, and of course, the growing equestrian training and sports industry. With over $500 million in healthcare expansion underway at HCA Florida Health, Advent Health, and West Marion County Hospital, and other major US companies such as Amazon, Chewy, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, E-One, AT&T, Walmart, Publix Supermarkets, Cardinal LG, and Pella Windows all having headquarters in Ocala and a large employment base in the region.

13123 Sw 41st Place, Ocala

5 Beds 5.5 Baths Na SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
French Country Estate! Professionally sculpted and architecturally designed residence sits on 1935+/- 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. Located just minutes from the Williston Airport.

15305 Nw Hwy 320, Micanopy

1 Baths Na SubDv. 34481 Zip Code
This exquisite 244.23 +/- acre horse training facility offers a turnkey equestrian experience! Located in NW Marion County, only 10 miles from the World Equestrian Center and 10 miles to OBS Sales. The training facility is complete with 6 Barns- 198 Stalls consisting of a (2) 40-stall center aisle barns, a 38-stall shed row barn, a 24-stall shed row barn, a 30-stall shed row barn, and a 26-stall shed row barn. This property would work for any discipline. Opportunity to train your horses on either dirt or turf surfaces. 1 +/-mile irrigated dirt racetrack, plus there is a 7/8 mile +/- turf track. Enjoy watching your horses from the viewing stand. Watching Park Farm, horse property, is a horse trainer’s dream with all the amenities needed for your equestrian operation. Amenities on the farm include an Equestrian swimming pool with a deck and PVC fenced exterior for safety, (7) European walkers, (12) round pens, (3) riding arenas, (42) lush green paddocks, automatic waterers, an office, (2) workshops/storage buildings, a gated entrance, underground piping for water/sewer lines, and ornamental landscaping. The property is fenced and cross-fenced with 4 and 5-board fencing. The property has beautiful building sites to build your dream home overlooking the farm. The equestrian facilities are top-notch, with all the amenities needed for top-quality thoroughbred or the breed of your choice equestrian training operations. The farm has a rich history of graduates, which includes 1 horse of the year, 7 Eclipse champions, 2 Kentucky Derby winners, 3 Preakness winners, 1 Belmont winner, 9 Breeders Cup winners, 43 individual Grade 1 winners, and a vast number of Grade 2 & Grade 3 winners.

14840 W Highway 40, Ocala

3 Beds 5.5 Baths Na SubDv. 34480 Zip Code
Set behind a private gate on 9+ acres sits this stunning family estate designed with style & elegance. Complete with two magnificent homes, a detached 3-car garage, and a guest home above. The first residence has 3 en-suite bedrooms, 3 full and 2 partial baths with 8,295 SF living area. Upon entering, you will be welcomed by an impressive entrance with soaring groin-vaulted ceilings & designer lighting. The 30 X 70 oversized display room with center fireplace, built-ins, & recessed lighting to display your trophies or memorabilia. Adjoining room features built-ins for displaying additional memorabilia. The spacious executive office has solid African Padauk doors, cabinets, coffered ceilings, & a generous sitting area. Bonus room is currently used as an office/copy room. Family room & kitchen area are open to formal dining room. Gourmet chef’s kitchen is outfitted with quality custom cabinetry, top-of-the-line appliances, a center island, & granite countertops; 2 raised islands on each end for extra counter space & seating. Scullery area with cabinets, microwave, oven, dishwasher, large sink, & pantry perfect for additional storage, workspace, & prep area. Primary bedroom exudes warmth & luxury with a luxurious bathroom, dual vanities, jetted tub overlooking the beautiful grounds. The level of custom finishes throughout the estate set this property apart from the competition. Swimming pool, Jacuzzi tub, plus an outdoor kitchen with a built-in BBQ ideally situated to enjoy the serene resort-style pool area. Private underground soundproof 50-foot firing range, barrel tile roof, and crown molding. Oversized 3 car garage with two side entry doors and half a bath. The upstairs guest house is 1,550 SF and features a 2-bedroom 1 bath with an open kitchen-living. Second residence features style, attention to detail, and masterful construction. Magnificent 2-story Mediterranean-style home with 6,402 SF of living area. Upon entering the front doors, you enter a grand living room with a 26’ ceiling and custom fireplace. 3 Sets of French Doors open to a lovely patio. Owner’s suite is off the living room, with a sitting area & dual closets. Master bath boasts double-entry walk-through style shower, garden tub, and double vanities. Marble vanity tops, shower, and bathroom floors. Large office/den with custom cabinets is just off the master. Playroom or additional office-this room could be used for many purposes (exercise, hobby, craft room, etc.). On the opposite side of the house, you will find 2 oversized bedrooms, each with walk-in closets and a private bath. Kitchen highlights beautiful custom-made wood cabinets. All appliances are stainless steel, including the 5-burner gas stove. A spacious walk-in pantry is adjacent to the kitchen, with floor-to-ceiling shelves. A wet bar with a wine fridge and ice maker is just down the hall. Nearby is the elegant dining room with a unique groin vault ceiling. A wall of French doors opens to another huge patio and drenches the family room with light. The laundry room is conveniently located next to the 3-car garage. A custom design, hand-made railing adorns the stairs. An enormous "bonus" room awaits upstairs. This room could efficiently serve as a theater, man cave, or extra private living space. There is a bar area with custom cabinets, an ice maker, and an impressive bar-style glass-door refrigerator. An inviting guest bedroom and full bath with chocolate Italian tile round out the upstairs.

1485 & 1525 Se 59th Street, Ocala

5 Beds 4 Baths Na SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
136+/- 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. 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 en suite bedrooms. Top-of-the-line appliances, central meeting & 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 a European free walker and hydrotherapy spa. 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 are paddocks and private areas with magnificent trees set off by up lighting plus fiber optic cable for internet. You will discover a property with all the amenities which are too numerous to mention.

6910 Nw 193rd Street, Micanopy

4 Beds 4 Baths N/A SubDv. 32784 Zip Code
Stunning, custom built executive home, with a 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 outline 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 into the large, welcoming living area which features a 12' ceiling and massive stacked stone, wood burning 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 incredible amount of provisions. Gorgeous, dark granite countertops on all work areas including coffee bar with sink. Enjoy coffee while sitting in the incredible breakfast area overlooking a panoramic view of the property. The owners suite features an office, 12x16 dressing area with separate 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

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

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