Ashley Yates and Holly Schmidt, better known as the “Sold Sisters,” own and operate Magnolia Homestead Realty. The founders of this top selling real estate brokerage credit their shared passion for the industry as the reason their sisterhood of real estate was born.
Founded in 2018, the independent brokerage has the vision of building community, developing relationships within Ocala and enjoying the lifestyle that Marion County has to offer. The company takes its homegrown and locally owned leadership role seriously and it is reflected in the quality of agents and the quantity of record-breaking sales that Magnolia achieves year after year. The brokerage ended 2021 with more than $43 million in combined sales, landing Magnolia Homestead Realty in the top 35 brokerages among the Ocala/Marion County Board of Realtors. These results were achieved by a small army of 10 to 12 agents.
In addition to the local market surge, Magnolia Homestead Realty has seen a rise in seasoned and new agents alike who are eager to disrupt this real estate market in 2022. The brokerage is always looking to add talented agents who are interested in cutting-edge technology, providing superb customer service and working in a fun-loving office environment located in the heart of downtown Ocala.
Community involvement is also important to the brokerage and Magnolia Homestead Realty enjoys supporting nonprofit organizations such as The Humane Society of Marion County and the annual Cornerstone School Chili Cook-off.
The Sold Sisters don’t only sell the “lifestyle,” they live it. Both founders own agricultural properties. They also possess firsthand knowledge of cultivating the land, rearing livestock and the overall farmstead experience, making them experienced professionals whether you are planning to buy or sell a large or small farm.
Magnolia Homestead agents view themselves as ambassadors for Ocala and the Marion County lifestyle and are passionate about real estate. Having a vast knowledge of the real estate sector, and being the local experts in the residential market, investment, farm and luxury properties, makes Magnolia Homestead the best choice for all your real estate needs.
“After all, the only source of knowledge is experience,” according to Yates and Schmidt. After nearly 14 years of combined real estate experience, the “Sold Sisters” have the expertise to help their clients realize their real estate dreams. “If you build it, they will come,” the founders like to say. “And that they have.”