Category Archives: Ask Betsy

Q: I heard you are having a Senior Living Seminar on Monday 9/9 at 1pm. Can you tell me how to register and what to expect?

A. That’s correct, on Monday, September 9th from 1pm-3pm we are hosting a Senior Living Seminar at our Gainesville office. Join us for a free informative seminar on senior living options in the Gainesville, FL area. No obligation, just an opportunity to learn more about the resources available to you. We will offer guest speakers that will provide resources and options. This insightful seminar will cover three important topics: 1. Senior Living Options, 2. Estate Planning, 3. Moving and Downsizing. To register for the free seminar, visit

Q. I heard Pepine Realty was recognized by the Inc. 5000, what does that mean?

A. For the second year in a row, Pepine Realty appears on the Inc. 5000! Inc. magazine on August 14th, revealed that Pepine Realty is No. 2449 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known brands gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. Thank you to the community for your support in making this a reality! 

Q. I just received the list of repairs that the buyer of my house would like done. I’m really handy and would like to do these items myself to save some money. Is that a problem?

A. The contract in our county specifies that all repairs be done by an appropriately licensed person. Generally, sellers provide buyers with the repair receipts at closing so that should there be an issue with the repair after closing, the buyer can call the person directly. If there are items that are relatively simplistic (cleaning the gutters, for example), you can ask the buyer if it is okay with you doing such items yourself. I recommend you get this in writing so that it is clear to all parties who is doing what.