As a single mother of two, in the midst of the real estate recession, Betsy founded Pepine Realty in the fall of 2010. Betsy wanted creative license to market herself and services and desired more control of the systems used to facilitate the real estate transaction. With no expressed interest in building a company, Betsy, a newly-hired marketing assistant, and her two young daughters worked to service her customers and build a brand of excellence in the community.
Working quietly from her home for several years, Betsy built an independent brokerage that quickly became one of the top in the county. Other Realtors took notice and asked to join her, and before long, Pepine Realty was a full-fledged company working out of “offices” (aka bedrooms) inside Betsy’s house. Recognizing the need to either “go big or go home,” Betsy decided to “go big” with a vision of building a company of professional full-time real estate agents that raised the bar in marketing, customer service, and philanthropy.
Pepine Realty moved out of Betsy’s home into the Metrocorp Office Park in 2015. Since then, we have opened offices in Orlando, Ocala, and St. Augustine and have transacted real estate throughout the state of Florida. We have also expanded our breadth of services offering property management, leasing, commercial development & sales, and title. We are active in the communities in which we reside. In total, we have volunteered over 2,230 service hours and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars in sponsorships and charitable contributions.
Our mission is to improve and empower the lives of others…one person, one family, one business, one community at a time. Our values are integrity, accountability, excellence, family, impact, fun, balance, and growth.
We have been recognized nationally and regionally for the following:
- 2020 Best of Zillow
- 2020 WSJ Ranked 64th Team in the USA
- 2019 America’s Top 100 Real Estate Agents®
- 2019 WSJ Ranked 72nd Team in the USA
- 2019 Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch
- 2018 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the USA
- 2018 Florida Trends Best Companies to Work For
- 2018 & 2017 Wall Street Journal Ranked Top 250 Teams in the USA
- 2017 Best Large Business in Greater Gainesville by Chamber of Commerce
- 2017 Best of the Best Real Estate Brokerage by Gainesville Sun Readers
- 2016 Impact Award by Business in the Heart of Gainesville
We invite you to be a part of our story.