About Joan Pletcher
Joan Pletcher, Real Estate Broker – Ocala, Florida
The Trusted Expert in Ocala Horse Farms and Real Estate
Address: 13373 S Magnolia Ave, Ocala, FL 34473
With 36 years of unparalleled expertise in Ocala Horse Farms, Equestrian Estates, Luxury Homes and Land in Marion County real estate, Joan Pletcher is legendary for her integrity, passion, and relentless commitment to deliver results for her clients. Joan places her Clients needs, interests, dreams and desires at the center of everything she does. It’s humbling for Joan to hear how her clients describe her work….
“……She has the highest level of professionalism and integrity….she will be there after the sale and for many years to come as a friend and neighbor…….”
” It’s not just a transaction to Joan……it’s all about a relationship.”
” Joan has the heartbeat of Ocala……she is The Trusted Expert.”
” Joan delivered exceptional service before, during and after the sale….with her unmatched network in the community.”
Joan’s ultimate joy and success come from matching her clients with perfect equestrian estates, Ocala horse farms, and major parcels of Ocala land. This unique skill has distinguished her in the Ocala market.
A passion and love for horses, land and development have been a hallmark in her life since childhood. Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Joan’s Father was a builder and developer. He would buy several hundred acres at a time where she could indulge in her obsession with raising, training and showing horses, while learning all about the business. Joan launched her real estate career in her home state and still maintains her licenses in Florida, Arkansas and Texas.
While living in Arkansas, Joan met the love of her life, J.J. Pletcher, a Thoroughbred race horse trainer. They married in 1981 and continued their life long passions together as a team. In 1985, the Thoroughbred business brought them to Ocala. They designed and built CB farms, an $8 million dollar Thoroughbred Training Center.
For the Pletcher’s, horses, farms, training centers, and land are a Family Tradition. They are the proud parents of Todd Pletcher. He has won seven Eclipse Awards, three U.S. classics, three Canadian classics, 10 North American earnings titles and nine Breeder’s Cup Races. He carries the titles of 15 time Leading Trainer for Gulfstream, 12 time Leading Trainer for both Saratoga and Belmont and has won 4,133 races overall. In addition, Todd is the all-time leading money winner in the United States – over $300 million.
Today, J.J. and Joan own a racing stable of about 15 horses, all of which are trained by Todd. They also own Payton Training Center, named after their first grandson, an 80 acre private training facility in Ocala where they break and train about 100 per horses. They love Ocala, the people and believe in giving back and making a difference in the community where they live and serve…..this is their home!
Joan starts her day at 4:00 a.m. every morning and soon begins the mental process of matching her clients wish list with properties in the community. It could be one of her current listings, her private listings, or a listing from another firm. Because of her great relationship with other realtors, she is an admired leader and respected colleague in her field. For Joan, it is all about the Client Experience and providing Concierge Level Service. If you are considering buying or selling in Ocala/Marion County contact Joan Pletcher – The Trusted Expert and let her powerful Real Estate Network go to work for you.
Joan’s motto is…
” Anytime, anywhere – local, national, or global – we are always here to serve you!”
“I love turning raw land into a development,” she says. “Not one where they bulldoze everything and squeeze in as many houses as possible. I’m talking about the kind of development that saves the trees and the integrity of the land to give people a home where everything is just perfect.”
Then again, that’s what Joan is all about – making people happy – and oftentimes that requires more than just selling property. On more than one occasion Joan has been connecting properties with property managers.
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With her infectious laugh, pure southern hospitality, generous spirit & deep-seeded work ethic, it’s no wonder the people she works with usually become close friends.
“When I represent a piece of property it becomes a part of me. Whether buying or selling, my goal is to have happy and satisfied customers, while maintaining the integrity of my business.”