NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to expertise in the highly specialized equine real estate market, Kim Blanton rides high in the saddle. That's because she's uniquely qualified in the arena of horse properties, and is among an elite group of professional REALTORS® nationwide to call themselves equestrian agents.
Blanton comes by her horse sense naturally, it seems. She is an experienced rider, owning several horses and living on her own 14-acre farm just north of Nashville.
"I'm a horse person at heart," Blanton says. "When I take off my REALTOR® hat each day, I replace it with my cowboy hat. So I totally understand the wants and needs of a person seeking just the right property to make their own dreams of living and working with horses come true." Throughout her real estate career, Blanton has helped numerous equestrians in the Nashville and Middle Tennessee area seeking this pastoral and idyllic lifestyle. Properties themselves ranged from mini-farms, to training and boarding facilities to spectacularly outfitted equestrian estates. And her clients say she brings a lot more than "horse sense" to the stable.
Anita Offutt is a Nashville native who owned a 14.5-acre farm for the last 30 years. When it came time to sell it and downsize, she knew exactly who was needed to market her property.
"I sent an introductory email to Kim and she called me in minutes," Offutt commented. "She took photos, created a full color brochure and did a lot of research on our property. Our farm sold quickly and then she sold another property we owned. I'd use her again in a minute because she's an excellent REALTOR®. When it comes to marketing horse properties, clients can trust her instincts."
Leanne Jolly agrees.
Growing up on her parent's horse farm in Sumner County TN, Jolly's love of horses was a lifelong passion. Years later when her own daughter expressed an interest in having a horse of her own, a gentle mare named Duchess became part of the Jolly family. Quickly, Jolly knew it was time to find just the perfect horse property for Duchess and her children to roam freely.
"I knew we needed a specialized equestrian REALTOR® to take this next step," Jolly said. "I found Kim Blanton in January, and we moved into the most beautiful five acre, turnkey property in April."
The end result, adds Jolly, is a dramatically improved quality of life, kids who enjoy spending hours playing outside, and newfound family happiness.
Blanton's interest in horses extends beyond her ability to market equine properties. In fact, she is a Youth Scholarship Sponsor for the Volunteer (TN) Ranch Horse Association, a local affiliate of the American Ranch Horse Association. Her financial support ensures that area youth continue to show, ride and learn about ranch-type horses. Two young women Blanton helped sponsor last year are still riding and will be starting college in the fall, with plans to continue with their equine activities and horse shows.
"That's my real distinction in the equine real estate market," Blanton adds. "Horses aren't just a hobby for me. They're a lifestyle. And that's how I market these specialized homes."
Blanton's REALTOR® credentials are many. She's an Affiliate Broker with RE/MAX Elite which is the number one RE/MAX office in the Southeast Region, a Certified Residential Specialist, an Accredited Buyer Representative, an Internet Marketing Certified Professional and she was recently named a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.
For more information or to contact Kim Blanton, call 615.969.1460 (cell) or 615.447.3900 (office), or visit www.equinehomesbykimblanton.com.
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