Horse Farms in Georgia
Horse Farms in Georgia
If you are interested in buying or selling an equestrian estate, horse property, ranch, or farm, there is not a more qualified team to help you.
As Equestrian Enthusiasts, who are both avid riders and jumpers, Gail and Claire are uniquely suited to represent equestrian and horse farm buyers and sellers. They maintain a detailed curated list of properties that extends over a large, geographical area. They are also active on many private media platforms dedicated to property owners, and buyers and sellers.
Their ability to get your property seen by a receptive audience, as well as their vast knowledge of existing properties, makes them a buyer or seller’s dream team.
When representing clients who are buying or selling equestrian estates and horse farms in Georgia, Gail and Claire work an enormous geographical area surrounding Atlanta that includes…from the Alabama border, up to Rome, over into Athens, and down past Madison.
Selling an Equestrian Property
If you are planning on selling, Gail and Claire will help you stage the property. Staging, a common practice in residential real estate, also applies to equestrian properties. They can tell you what steps you need to take to get your property ready to show.
Hiring the Right Team
Selling a horse farm in Georgia requires a highly specialized skill set. In order to get a buyer, and the highest possible price, your agents need to be well versed in the dynamics of the market, have access to potential buyers, as well as have a sophisticated knowledge base with regard to horse farms in Georgia. Gail and Claire of the McCown Group are that team, and they would love to prove it to you!
Buying an Equestrian Property
Advice for Buyers
Of course you are buying a house with your property, but that’s only one part of the equation. You are also buying a barn, pasture, fencing and other structures on the property as well. So it’s important to carefully inspect their condition, anticipate how you will be using the property, and consider a multitude of other things.
What it the condition? Just as you inspect a home, a thorough inspection of the barn is essential. If you plan to build a barn, take an in depth look at the property and where it will sit.
This is true no matter what, but if you plan on putting the barn to heavy use with others using it, you’ll want to make sure you have a handle on access. Does the road take you right to it? Is there parking? Is there adequate trailer space for loading and unloading as well as easy entrance and exit set-up for trailers?
Are there enough? Again, are they structurally sound?
Are they big enough? A 10×10 stall is considered adequate for small horses and ponies, while a 12×12 stall is the size for larger horses. Stalls with runs are ideal. Also, check to see that the stall doors are wide enough with tall ceilings and dividers.
Do the stalls fit your plans? As breeding facilities, broodmare and stallion stalls should be much larger and removed from each other with barriers between the stalls. For boarding barns, separate storage or tack areas are a plus.
Horse owners are passionate about their fences. Whether you believe in Wood, Vinyl or Electric, be sure to inspect it all. Be aware that wood is typically more expensive to maintain, and if you have a lot of it, add that into your overall operating cost.
Pastures and Turn Outs
Space matters. While you think of country properties as having plenty of it, the truth is the design and accessibility of the space are what counts. Make sure there is plenty of turn out space.
Equestrians have opinions about arena footing. Make sure you communicate yours to Gail and Claire. Do you want a covered arena? Indoors? Mirrors? What size? This can be an incredible asset, but also an incredible expense. Just like houses, it is more expensive to build a custom arena than to purchase a property with the arena included. However, also just like houses, building your own arena guarantees you get exactly what you want. Does the property have a large flat area that can accommodate building an arena? Communicating your particular desires to Gail and Claire will result in finding just the right property for you.
Clearly you need fresh water for the horses, but also for your pastures. With droughts being common in Georgia, make sure you are covered. How many wells are there? Does each paddock have access to a water source? Does each stall have access to water? Good planning will make day-to-day barn chores a breeze.
Barns need lighting, and in emergencies, electricity. It is very important to have the electrical panel and wiring of a barn thoroughly inspected and deemed safe by a knowledgeable inspector or electrician.
Stocking hay and grain in a dry, secure enclosure, and the ability to store farm equipment are important criteria when assessing a property.
Please Check Out This Recent Feature in the AJC on some of the most Notable Horse Farms in Georgia