. . . Premier Site Showcasing Equestrian Communities
FOUNDER, MARIE GRIFFITH, AN EQUESTRIAN, CEO, SITE MANAGER,
MARKETING CONSULTANT, AND RETIRED REALTOR
Watch for Marie's
real estate articles in leading horse magazines . . .
My Equestrian Community.Com
Marie Griffith, founder, has special credentials for creating and managing this website, designed to provide maximum advertising exposure for Developers, Brokers/Agents and Owners of property in Equestrian Communities throughout the US and abroad. Previously, Marie was leading horse property Realtor, licensed since 1975, in both California and New Mexico, but now retired from selling.
She now manages, full-time, with her husband Dave Griffith and daugher, Sue Griffith-Aguirre, MyEquestrianCommunity.com, as well as BuyHorseProperties.com and, coming soon, MyEquestrianVacation.com
Originally from Texas where she once taught at the University of Houston, Marie has lived with her husband, Dave, her horses, and a chocolate lab for a number of years on their horse ranch in Northern California. However, since 2007, Dave and Marie relocated to their owner-built home in the foothills of Taos, NM, boarding their horses nearby, to continue marketing and expanding her top-rated websites with her daughter Sue Griffith-Aguirre and husband Wm. Dave Griffith, a retired software engineer from Silicon Valley. Her family is now enjoying their horses exploring the scenic trails of northern, southern, and central New Mexico as well as Arizona and Colorado. Her favorite trail book, "Saddle-Up New Mexico."
Her websites have reached phenomenal success and always at or very near the top of both Google and Yahoo for those buyers searching for Horse and Equestrian Communities and Horse Property.
Her Electronic Flyer is becoming legend, being monthly emailed to 10,300+ horse people (Horse Realtors, buyers, trainers, breeders, stables, horse businesses, and horse clubs) These names she and her daughter have collected their website and from numerous horse organizations to which they belong and from horse magazines and directories published throughout the U.S. during the past 5 years, as well as the web. This list is being continually expanded and updated with current email addresses and is not sold or shared with anyone. Participants can join online and can always "unsubscribe" from this list at any time.
Marie has also created a Referral Network of Horse and Ranch Real Estate Specialists, consisting of Realtors whose credentials she has personally approved for her Database. This database includes the horsy areas of most states. Marie plans to continue her passion for horses by marketing her award winning site throughout the entire Horse Industry as well as matching buyers with the appropriate specialist to meet their needs. She also has a "Horse Property Specialists" list on her Equine Links for those Realtors who consistently give their sellers top exposure by advertising on the family of websites.
ARTICLES: Marie also writes various real estate articles for her website and various newspapers and periodicals pertaining to the horse industry. She has been featured in the Sacramento Magazine with a full page picture and article and the Sacramento Bee newspaper. Her writing goal is to educate prospective buyers and Realtors on horse and ranch property as wells as the location of the most noted horse towns and neighborhoods throughout the country. (via her web site USNeighbor.org,) a website Marie founded in 1997 as a service to the horse community. She has recently launched MyEquestrianCommunity.com which will supplement her Equestrian Communities (gated and ungated) pages on her website which is rated top internationally in all searches for "horse communities" This consistently high traffic is now forwarded to MyEquestrianCommnity.com
By keeping her website filled with the "Best Bets" in Equestrian Communities, t articles, great pictures, and an easy-to-use-and-attractive design, with lots of good detailed information, buyers continue to re-visit her site week after week. It is little wonder her site remains, month after month, at the top of the two biggest search engines on the net, Google and Yahoo. Her avant-garde marketing also includes keeping her extensive contact list of, now, tens of thousands, of active horse people and horse businesses always current ---and ever expanding.
Her husband, Dave, a retired software engineer and also a horse enthusiast, (he is very active in the Search and Rescue Mounted Patrol, previously in California, and now in New Mexico) is working with Marie to more fully automate part of the site to make it even easier and faster to use.
HISTORY & HOBBIES
HOW MARIE GOT STARTED:
AREA REAL ESTATE
STAGING: With a natural talent for design and photography and a strong affinity for interior design, Marie began staging homes and designing brochures and property websites. In the 70s, before anyone used the term "staging" she coined the term and continued with her staging of homes into the 80s and 90s. i.e., helping sellers put their properties in show condition, inside and out. Yes, Marie did this even before the term "staging" became popular. She staged not only her client's interiors but she helped them spruce up their yards and barns by adding plants as well as garden and barn accessories here and there while supervising the clearing away of old/tired landscaping or debris --all the things that take away property value (appeal). Marie also contracted with real estate assistants (buyer and escrow coordinators) long, long, before it became popular with busy and successful Realtors to do so
In 1994, Marie took a two-year sabbatical in Taos, New Mexico, where she became a broker and taught continuing education courses. In 1996 Marie returned to Santa Clara County to sell real estate for a while then onto El Dorado County to live full-time at their ranch and to specialize in horse and ranch property while riding her horse in the beautiful and scenic Sierra and Tevis Cup trails.
BRIEFLY, New Mexico Broker
Let Marie help market your horse property or help you find the perfect local horse property specialist to either sell your property or to find that dream ranch to fulfill your dream of experiencing "peaceful living in the rural countryside."
For fun and relaxation, Marie and Dave loves trail riding with their thoroughbred mare, Rhea,
and Arabian, Sheik, with the Taos Saddle Club and the Back
Country Horsemen. Marie enjoys art, photography, and ACIM while her husband, Dave, is active in the Mounted
Patrol of Search & Rescue. They both enjoy networking, spiritual fun,
and spending time discovering new trails in the Great Southwest.
(Taos, in Northern New Mexico, near Santa Fe, 7,500
elevation, and mainly noted for
its 125 art galleries, scenic vistas, the Pueblo Indians, and skiing at Taos Mountain,
Red River, Angel Fire;
and, of course, for the beautiful sunny skies and high desert dry climate). Twenty (20)
degrees in Taos, is like 35 degrees in California because of the Taos dryness
and very sunny winter days.