Robin Ragle-Davis, Serving South Coast Massachusetts (Gibson Sothebys International Realty)

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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Including what you already know- Pasture quality, fencing, cross fencing, boarding, water, gates, shelter, run-in sheds, amount of acreage, ring, lighting, indoor arena, outdoor ring, center aisle barn, tack room, wash stall, loft, hay storage, saw dust storage, zoning, ( most around here aren't worried about land use tax incentives), trailer parking, covenants, hoa's, ride out sometimes, cross country and steeplechase courses and jumps, etc. Breeding isn't that popular in this area, although some do it.

Aug 18, 2022 12:54 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

A safe place to house and protect their investment. Jeff covered so many other aspects that horse people may consider before buying a property!

Aug 18, 2022 03:42 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've only had a couple equestrian listings and buyers seemed to be mostly concerned with the arena, stables and where they were situated on the property.  Ease of access for getting a trailer down there or hay delivery was also a concern.  These were in neighborhoods (or would that be a "Neigh-borhood"?  you know, the sound horses make.  LOL!)  Bad "dad jokes" aside, these were in neighborhoods designed for horses with horse trails and a central arena.

Aug 18, 2022 03:40 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What could possibly be added to Jeff Pearl's comment?  

Outstanding comment! 

Aug 18, 2022 02:16 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

     For the real estate audience segment that wants to horse around (neigh neigh whinny whinny) they are not looking for restrictive zoning locations. They are after communities with other horse lovers, great large animal vets that make farm calls.

     Your local communities you serve are taxing individual horses? That is not going to encourage having lots of box and standing stalls filled with horses. Do the neighbors like pasture fields with horses that sometimes get out and leave piles of fertilizer on their front lawn?

     If land is scarce or out of this World expensive, your horse buyer will keep looking for areas that offer more space, less or no restrictions to set up their arenas and cavalleti jumps and lunge lines Robin Ragle-Davis . Is there a farrier in the locality if Flicker or Trigger throws a shoe?

     Lots of local hay for the three flakes a day? Or trucked in from far away and loaded with golden rod, red osier, burdocks? Cut and bailed wet and moldy is not so tasty for your steed. (Collek cough sound)

These horse and pony hay burners are expensive to keep and require high octane clover and timothy kick up your heels frisky feed.

     Not up and down post trotting in time with the right leg diagonal around those figure eights jumping those green hunter courses with donkeys or mules.  Trying to not knock rails to the ground. Clearing the jumps with  "heels down and toes in" sitting up straight looking through the ears to win the blue ribbon. 

     If your area is not horse friendly, the colts and fillies, mares and stallions dotting the pasture fields are not going to be well received. How far are you from the showing circuit with the price of fuel pulling those 5th wheel horse trailers?

     If you have lots of HOA's that cringe, petition and blame those pleasure horse lovers for all these flies... That have never shoveled manure or done the hay, water and grain ritual.. well now. Good luck in this real estate list twist and sell (repeat) niche.

horses in maine team

Aug 19, 2022 03:36 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I think Jeff Pearl covered it well.

Aug 18, 2022 05:46 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida


Aug 18, 2022 03:05 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

You are the expert on this subject.  Feel confident you are the expert because you care.  

Aug 19, 2022 06:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My experience with these buyers is that they are more interested in the facilities and amenities the property offers their horses than the home they would live in.

Aug 19, 2022 04:22 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Jeff  did a great job of covering a lot of stuff. I have sold a number of horse properties over the years. One property in particular stood out as my buyers bought 5 acres with all the barns etc and a few years later wanted to purchase the 5 acres next to it to build an arena and a guest house.  As it turned out Luke Airforce Base (AZ) had 1/2 of that parcel in a possible outlying crash zone - which I discovered during the process.  It was on the very fringe of the crash zone where no permanent buildings could be built.  So that was that and we moved on to buy a bigger parcel and they moved.

Aug 18, 2022 04:01 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Jeff Pearl has an inclusive list and I can't think of anything more!

Aug 19, 2022 04:33 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Horses of course of course. 

But seriously - all other things being equal, maybe weather/climate is a big consideration. 

Aug 18, 2022 06:23 PM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

If they show or have riders come train, they may want an outdoor or accessible bathroom. Also, some will want enough land for trails or access to trails. A fenced field for the horses to be free is usually good as well.

Aug 19, 2022 06:49 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I know nothing about the subject at hand. I found the answers from Jeff Pearl  and Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 to be very interesting.

Aug 19, 2022 06:47 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I'm with Kevin May obviously Horses

Aug 19, 2022 06:38 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Good question. I would like to hear from people who have horses or grew up with them and what their wish list was/is

Aug 19, 2022 06:05 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Robin Ragle-Davis it depends on the buyer, the community, and other considerations.

Aug 18, 2022 03:30 PM
Robin Ragle-Davis
Gibson Sothebys International Realty - Cohasset, MA
Serving South Coast Massachusetts

I am new enough to (Active Rain) so am a little confused by the toggle action on the upvote/down vote button. I think I am upvoting and then it toggles to down vote so I guess this is another question. I am trying to upvote everyone who took the time to answer and it looks like I down voted some?

Aug 19, 2022 07:27 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I think a big consideration is how nice the actual home is.  I have seen a lot of horse properties that are really nice with regard to the land, structures for horses, etc. but the actual house itself isn't very nice.

Aug 19, 2022 07:29 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Just curious, are there any special tax credits or write-offs for which owners of equestrian properties are eligible?

Aug 19, 2022 06:56 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Jeff Pearl gave a great answer.  What I see in my area is that it is all about comfort and care of the animal.

Aug 19, 2022 07:59 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Many times it is about the community, the roads, the neighbors (other horse owners), the local laws.

Aug 19, 2022 11:26 AM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse specialist

A friend works for a wealthy family, and just last week I was asked  by my friend if there was any way for me to received a referral fee for an Equestrian property they had in mind in NJ. I work in NYC- obviously not equestrian territory.  I really don't know the right questions to be asking- but the feedback below is incredibly helpful.

Aug 21, 2022 08:45 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

The size of the lot and the infrastructure on the land.

Aug 19, 2022 12:42 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Water supply: quality of water and quantity and cost

If in cold area heated spigots. Wash area that drains away from structures and doesn't go near hay storage.

Dry hay storage all year round. Tack room with refrigerator for medicines and lemonade for hot days. 

Location: large animal vets nearby, training facilities, room for trailers, zoning allows, culture and friends with horses nearby,  sandy loamy soil, acreage, trails nearby, drainage and slope, pasture healthy...

Aug 19, 2022 11:05 AM