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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

$19,900,000
5 Beds 5.5 Baths Na SubDv. 32667 Zip Code
French Country Estate! Professionally sculpted and architecturally designed residence sits on 1,896.24+/- 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

$19,500,000
8 Beds 9.5 Baths Clear Creek Farm SubDv. 34482 Zip Code
Iconic 366 acres farm in NW Marion county, just minutes from town, located next to Bridlewood Farm. Hidden away in a rural setting, this farm not only offers an exeptional lifestyle but also a great business opportunity. Driving through the gated entry you will drive past lush grazing pastures dotted with huge grand daddy oaks to the luxurious, very unique three-story main residence. The large home offers ample room for family and guests alike with eight bedrooms and nine-and-a-half baths. Cozy up in front of one of the two fireplaces or enjoy sitting outside on one of the many decks & porches that surround this home. The outdoor entertainment area is complete with a pool, hot tub and gazebo, the perfect environment for hosting and entertaining. <P> This property is ready for your horses including a manager's or trainer's 3/2 home, a 17 stall horse barn, a large riding arena, 2 hay barns, a workshop, 2 storage barns, a two-story office building, a large, fully equipped veterinary lab building as well as an office building. <P> The additional business/income opportunity can be found on site with a 25-acre olive grove with approximately 10,000 trees, as well as a climate-controlled, 2,500-square-foot olive mill building built in 2015. A storage and wine cellar barn was built in 2012, suitable for the wine connoisseur. Secluded and serene, this beautiful farm is only 9 miles to WEC and close to town.

9501 W Highway 326, Ocala

$18,000,000
Silver Spring Shores SubDv. 34472 Zip Code
**All the zoning is in place and shovel ready**The Emerald Village project is a recently approved PUD project in rapidly growing Marion County Florida. The proposed project encompasses almost 100 acres with approval for 1200+ units, 3+ acres of commercial space and 6+ acres of ALF/ILF or additional residential units. Total residential units requested and approved 1200 with a maximum of 1351 in leu of an ALF, with required parking of 1808 parking spaces. The approval also reflects the ability to go vertical to no more than 50 ft. or 4 stories. The subject property is within a flood zone “X” designation. The surrounding area is supported by Elementary, Middle, and High schools. There are numerous light industrial as well as recognized manufacturing Corporations in proximity. Ocala is ranked by U.S. News as the 6 th fastest growing place, the 10 th safest place to live, 16 th best place to retire and 91 st best place to live out of the top 150 metro areas. Also to the south is the fastest growing retirement community, The Villages, with an ever-growing and expanding work force. To the Northwest is the “The Horse Capital of The World” and The World Equestrian Center. The county is also developing a strategic plan to incorporate all future traffic patterns to allow efficient flow of additional traffic for future development. The acreage may be subdivided if interest is in the commercial or Assisted Living Facility.

96 Cypress Road, Ocala

$15,995,000
12 Beds 11.5 Baths 34471 Zip Code
Making its debut on the market is Besilu South! This 153+/- acre farm is nothing short of a five-star equestrian resort! No stone was left unturned by its present owner when it came to transforming this farm into a thing of function, accessibility, comfort, and beauty. Enter the paved, double gated, tree lined entrance to the land of enhancement. The training facility can be your first stop; 39 stalls fill the space, together with every amenity you would expect, including laundry, bathroom, kitchen, fans, fly spray, auto water, and washracks. There is a covered programmable Eurosizer, a separate building housing the Hyrda horsepool, an exercise pool, and a oversized covered arena with theater-style seating in the viewing area, fans, LED lights, surround sound, and an ultra high-tech dynamic camera system, so that training sessions and workouts can be observed remotely from afar. There is a covered patio adjacent to the arena for additional gathering and seating. Attached to the stables via portico is a meeting/events center with a full chef's kitchen and meeting room, as well as three 1 BR/1BA VIP guest apartments. Move on across to the West to the outdoor living pavilion overlooking the pond for fun, relaxation, and outdoor events. The office has multiple office/meeting rooms, including conference room, front reception, kitchen, dining, laundry, lodging, and tons of windows for all the great views beyond. The "Filly" house has a screened pool and has been renovated into four apartments, one is a 2 BR/2BA with full kitchen, and three are 1 BR/1BA with kitchenettes. The main house is located via its own private gate to the Country Club. It has high ceilings, 3 fireplaces, pool and outdoor seating, and a bonus bedroom and full bath upstairs via spiral staircase. The office, home and other accommodations all have "smart" technology, including lights, window shades, and more. The entire farm has been enhanced with outdoor lighting which is evident by the photos. This farm is so much more than words can describe, but rest assured, it will leave you speechless. Details of renovations, smart technology, and more will be provided as an attachment.

1500 Se 59th Street, Ocala

$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

$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

$9,295,000
6 Beds 7.5 Baths Golden Ocala Unit One SubDv. 34482 Zip Code
This magnificent estate is located in what is arguably the finest country club in the area. Golden Ocala offers both equestrians and golf enthusiasts a private and luxurious place to make their residence. Located next door to the World Equestrian Center gives you instant access to horse events as well as first class dining, and all of the other expanding amenities. This home exhibits sophistication, attention to detail, and master craftsmanship at every turn. The grand entry features double staircases with hand-crafted wrought-iron railings and marble flooring. The home includes 7 Francois fireplace surrounds, including the 28 foot tall center-piece of the Grand Room. There are two en suite master bedrooms, one on the first floor, and one on the second; both are adorned with Schonbek crystal chandeliers, morning/wet bars, walk-in closets, lutron shades, and two bidets. The second floor master includes a balcony, and a walk-in closet like no other; it features a beautiful rose quartz lighted counter, and custom lighted Busby cabinets. The gorgeous kitchen includes two farmhouse sinks, a Francois range hood, Wolf 10 burner gas stove, Wolf coffee maker, steamer oven, convection oven and two warming drawers; there is also double Subzero refrigerator, one full size dishwasher, and 2 drawer dishwashers. The butler panty includes a warming drawer, lighted quartzite counter, sink, and custom cabinetry. The custom walk-in wine cellar doubles as a safe room with solid concrete construction and a hurricane proof door. A commercial elevator takes you to The Great Gatsby-inspired 12-seat theater, with bathroom and lobby bar. Fully retractable glass doors open to the amazing outdoor living area, including multiple seating areas, outdoor kitchen with a Francois range hood, infinity pool with spa shelf and jets, separate spa, shower, and beautiful views. The home has smart technology, a full house generator, central vacuum, and full house water softener. For a more comprehensive list of specifications, please see attachment.

8482 Nw 31st Lane Road, Ocala