Horse lovers looking to purchase or sell an equine property should 1st and foremost align themselves with a knowledgeable equine property specialist, according to Ghy Manning principal broker/owner of Vincent & Whittemore Real Estate in Bedford, NY.
Manning has been an avid equestrian throughout her life. Ghy’s passion has led Manning and her company, Vincent & Whittemore, to be known as the leading horse property specialists in the entire area. Manning herself has listed and sold properties in the state of NY, CT and Florida.
When buying a horse property, Manning said the initial step is to define the buyer’s needs. Vincent & Whittemore has an extensive list of equestrian properties from backyard farms for two horses to commercial facilities.
Ghy and her team understand the different equine disciplines, local zoning laws and town ordinances relevant to buying and owning horse properties. This knowledge is imperative to buyers, saving them time, money and possible heartache.
Carol Goldberg, a top equine property realtor with Vincent & Whittemore Real Estate, added “A buyer must also be realistic in what they are looking for. Buyers should be prepared to have alternatives in mind. Even if it looks good, it still has to be practical” She added that when meeting with clients she discusses their wants and needs and tries to find something that fits both.
For anyone thinking of selling their horse property, Manning says “it is a unique market and must be treated accordingly. A specialized marketing program needs to be targeted towards the equestrian audience.”
A good horse property specialist has their fingers on the pulse and actively stays on top of what’s going on in the horse real estate market and the riding community. When searching for an equine property realtor ask local equestrians, organizations, riding professionals and your personal equestrian friends. Remember dressing the part in this specific market does not make you a professional!
For more information, contact Manning at 914-234-3642 or visit http:/vinwhit.com.