Holly Bender

Realtor®, Listing Agent for Betsy Pepine



I have spent the past 35 years in the Hotel and Hospitality industry, and boy do they move you around! I have moved throughout the northeast with my daughter; each time relocating to a new school district, most moves involving selling and buying a home. I understand (and empathize) with the seller and the buyer, because you’re not just selling or buying a house, you’re leaving or making a home.

Making a place home is as much about finding the right house as it is about getting involved and connecting with the community. In Gainesville, I am a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club, a Board Member for the Gainesville Fisher House, and an Advisory Council Member of the Ronald McDonald House. I volunteer my time with many of the charities in town.

When I am not helping clients with their real estate needs, you can find me enjoying the sun golfing or gardening. Additionally, I love cooking and traveling; even more so when I get to fit in a cooking class and wine tasting while traveling. My husband, Mark, works for Exactech, my daughter Hayley works and lives in New York City, and our chocolate lab, Gonzo, enjoys sunbathing and playing fetch in our pool.

I am pleased to join my friend, Betsy Pepine, at Pepine Realty. Real Estate allows me to use my skills to support you as you sell or buy your next home. I look forward to working with you and helping you with your real estate needs!


• WSJ Ranked Top 64 Teams in the USA 2020

• Florida Companies to Watch 2019

• Inc. 5000 America's Fastest Growing Private Companies 2018 & 2019

• Florida Trends Top 30 Small Companies to Work For 2018

• Large Business of the Year 2017

• Best of the Best Real Estate Company 2017


To contact Holly, you can call her at 352-354-3778 or email her at