Ocala Horse Properties - 2023 Summer Farm Portfolio

MATT VARNEY Matt Varney is an accomplished real estate professional who started his career in residential site construction and estimating before working for a privately held Florida-based real estate developer where, at just 26, he quickly became the leading salesman in the company. In 2010, along with Chris and Rob Desino, Matt started Ocala Horse Properties’ sister company, Wellington Equestrian Realty. Even though Wellington is widely known as one of the most competitive places in the country to sell horse farms, Matt excelled quickly selling more farms than any other realtor in Palm Beach County. Matt has been entrusted to represent – and has sold to – many members of the Forbes Fortune 100 list and his success has been well documented, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and 60 Minutes Sports. In Ocala, Matt’s extensive transactional experience has helped further solidify Ocala Horse Properties’ position as the most successful horse farm brokerage the last decade—and counting. In 2020 and 2021, Matt was Marion County’s leading realtor with over $200,000,000 in market share (21). Matt is an avid sports fan, a respectable golfer, loves to fish and enjoys riding recreationally. He lives his equestrian competitiveness vicariously through his wife, Dr. Courtney Varney, DVM. Matt enjoys accompanying Dr. Varney, an accomplished FEI Dressage rider, USDF gold medalist, and equine veterinarian, to as many competitions as their busy schedules will allow. Matt and his family remain very active in helping preserve Marion County’s horse farms through organizations like Horse Farms Forever, where Courtney and he are founders. Matt was awarded the Carry Back Award by the Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ organization which honors those who make a considerable impact on the Florida Thoroughbred industry through their service. Matt’s enthusiasm is contagious and his ability to quickly decipher and cultivate a clients’ needs, while persistently educating them about smart investments, is what sets him apart. SUSAN FURDEK Susan Furdek joined Ocala Horse Properties in 2017 as our Office Manager and Transaction Coordinator, working with buyers, sellers, closing agents and loan officers. As the main point of contact at our home offices, Susan strives to provide excellent customer service throughout the real estate process. Susan is a true Floridian, born and raised, and enjoys all of the recreation that Florida has to offer; the beaches, local springs, antiquing, festivals, and small-town shopping. She loves new adventures with her family, friends and dogs! LISA ROGERS Lisa Rogers, a fifth generation Floridian, joined the team at Ocala Horse Properties in 2013 as our Business Manager. She is an invaluable member of our team, balancing a variety of tasks including coordination of our listings, greeting and scheduling client appointments, liaising with marketing and sponsorship, attending home inspections and appraisals, as well as managing the office reports and finances. Outside of the offices, Marion County locals also know that Lisa is a creative talent and hometown artist. She was selected as the 2018 Cover Artist for the Chain of Parks Art Festival and has showcased her work throughout Florida. PHOTO COURTESY OF MAVEN PHOTO & FILM SUMMER SEASON 2023 | OCALA HORSE PROPERTIES 52 | OCALAHORSEPROPERTIES.COM To advertise Your Farm in this publication, please call (352) 615-8891

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