Welcome to our page of exclusive properties in North Central Florida. Our featured Ocala-Marion County listings range from single-family homes to luxury residences, vacant commercial, residential and agricultural land, equestrian farms, and more, all are located in and around the famous Horse Capital of the World™. Whatever your budget and property wish list, our experienced REALTORS® can help you find the right listing within your budget. We offer personalized, professional service that accounts for your lifestyle preferences and needs, such as a property with multiple barns or a horse track, a family home in a well-regarded school district, or a prime commercial development opportunity.
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Valerie has a long history serving both the agriculture and business markets in the heart of Florida. Graduating from the University of Florida in 1984 with a B.S. in Food and Resource Economics, Valerie went on to earn her Masters in Agricultural Operations Management from UF in 1990. She spent 8 years leading the UF/IFAS College of Agriculture computer teaching labs before accepting a position as the Director of Information Technology for the UF/Health Science Center Vice President’s Office. In 2001 Valerie became the IT Director for Cox Communications where she spent four years serving their Gainesville and Ocala markets. She then became the Business Development Director for the Ocala/Marion County Economic Development Corporation.
A Florida Licensed REALTOR® with Showcase Properties of Central Florida since 2005, Valerie specializes in the listing and selling equine properties, as well as commercial and agricultural properties. She is the incoming president of the Ocala/Marion County Association of REALTORS®, and is also on the board of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Alumni, and the State of Florida 4-H Foundation respectively. Valerie utilizes her extensive agricultural background and leadership positions to protect the property rights of breeders in Ocala’s deeply-rooted horse industry.
Valerie herself has been a small thoroughbred breeder since 1985, and has bred multiple stakes winners, including a Breeder’s Cup qualifier. Together with husband Hugh, president of Community Bank & Trust of Florida, and daughter Samantha who is now a UF student majoring in Animal Science Beef Production, she operates a successful thoroughbred breeding farm in the Ocala area, as well as co-owning world-class boating company Crevalle. Valerie is a member of the Ocala/Marion County Chamber and Economic Partnership, and has belonged to the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association for 13 years. Agriculture and its deep impact on Florida’s economy is a great passion of Valerie’s, and continues to be a way of life for the Dailey family.
“Valerie was a joy to work with and found us the perfect farm. Her knowledge of area, local facilities, zoning and even where the best grass was were invaluable to us. Best broker in town by far!“
– Elisa Cashin
“Valerie is an amazing Realtor. She is very knowledgeable about the business and is great about communicating what is going on with your property!”
-Gary & Darlene Irwi
Find The Perfect Home in Ocala
Located in Marion County, less than two hours from both coasts and Orlando’s renowned attractions, Ocala is home to about 56,000 people, many of whom are horse lovers. In Ocala, you’ll find a passionate equestrian community, a diverse college student population, and proximity to one of the country’s largest retirement communities, The Villages. Nearby, Gainesville is home to the University of Florida and world-class medical care. Ocala residents are united by their love of Marion County, and the enjoyable lifestyle it offers.
In terms of infrastructure, Ocala is conveniently located near several highways and within 100 miles of six different passenger-service airports. In the region itself, there is a nice mix of land zoning including residential, commercial, and agricultural. Today, there are more than 900 equestrian farms, breeding, and training facilities.
Why Choose Showcase?
Our large and experienced team of real estate professionals has decades of experience helping buyers and sellers make the most important decisions of their lives with confidence and peace of mind. When you work with Showcase, you can rest assured that we are fiercely committed to your success, with the local expertise and market insight to make it happen. We are also devoted to the Marion County region and can speak at length about all the things we love here. Besides the featured listings on this page, our real estate services also extend to:
- Cattle farms
- Vacant land
- Horse Farms
- Active adult communities
- Residential listings
- Commercial listings