Testimonials


“From our first meeting when I described the kind of house I was looking for to the closing Betsy was there for me. She was professional, caring and promptly responded to my questions. Her office provided me with the information I needed to make an informed decision. She made the purchase of my home an enjoyable experience. I highly recommend her to prospective buyers.” – Terri Mullin


“Betsy was very professional, showed good attention to detail, and was very proactive when necessary. She has great local knowledge. Her staff was also very helpful. We would highly recommend her.” – Cindy Wiggins


Betsy was terrific to work with in selling our home. We had a few unexpected hiccups but she patiently and diligently worked the process and stayed with us all the way through. It is nice to work with someone so knowledgeable eager to share of her time and experience. I highly recommend Betsy to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.” – Anonymous


“Betsy and her staff are always professional and courteous.

I found they had a lot of patience with me:-) I needed to see a couple of places several times and they were always accommodating.” -Anonymous


“She and her team were very responsive by email,text and phone. They were well informed, had great advice. Allowed me time to do some researching and then they were available to give input. so helpful and patient with reviewing properties. Very helpful advising and recommending a local Realtor to help with selling process. Which turned out SO Well. Sold my home in 1 week after placed on market.” -Linda S


We recommend Betsy to everyone we know who is selling a house. We listed our home in Mentone and accepted an offer in less than 2 weeks, and quicker than any other hosue in the neighborhood. Betsy priced the house correctly, and we sold for a higher amount than I expected. Betsy handled the offer, negotiations and contract documents flawlessly.

Betsy also helped up purchase our new home and was very patient with us. She sends out listings as they come onto the market and is a very non-pushy agent. She talked us through everything and was there to answer questions every step of the way.

My wife and I couldn’t think more highly of her or her staff. -Adrain Moore


I asked a colleague to recommend a Realtor since I was from out of town and did not know any Realtors in Gainesville. Betsy Pepine came highly recommended and I learned why. Betsy was great to work with, professional, ethical, and calm (especially in some of the unusual circumstances we encountered!). I found her advice and honesty extremely helpful. We are very happy with our experience and our new home! -Anonymous


Betsy sold my house and helped me locate a new one. She was great because I out her through alot of grief searching. She also helped me locate a house to rent while I ended up building my home. Great experience and would definitely use Betsy again -Tish Oleksy


Betsy has helped me buy or sell property five times in Gainesville. She is intelligent, personable, highly ethical, and has a great passion for helping people with their housing needs. She understands that while families often relocate to Gainesville for career opportunities, they also need to have a home they enjoy, confidence in their children’s schools, and a connection to the infrastructure of the community. She gets it.

Because she’s been the top Realtor in the county for the last 3 years running, she’s dealt with many real estate challenges and knows how to address them. She personally helped me with a property that was in a flood plain (but actually wasn’t and walked me through the change process), a pre-occupancy agreement after sale of a home, financing for a buyer who was having a tough time finding a lender, and more. She knows Real Estate. And because she is so active in the business, she knows the properties that are out there, and what their market value truly is. I’d use her again in a heart beat. -Anonymous


Our experience with Betsy and her team was very positive. Betsy gave us her honest opinion and advice on what would be best to get our house moving and was “right on” about everything. Our house sold in less than 6 months and we know it was due to the professionalism, expertise and knowledge of Betsy. The entire process from listing through closing has been an easy transition and gone smooth. Everyone has gone above and beyond to make things happen and we are truly grateful. We highly recommend Betsy and will definitely use her in the future if needed. Thank you Betsy, Jenny and team! – Denise Burton


I worked with Betsy when we relocated from Connecticut. She was very experienced, knew all the areas, neighborhoods and communities. She got us the perfect home! Betsy also was (and still is) tremendous at connecting us with whoever or whatever we were looking for. I highly recommend Betsy and her staff. – Mark Bender


“Moved from Ohio and had never been to Gainesville. Betsy was extremely responsive and helpful in guiding us to our new home. She found us a home that was in our price range in the location that we desired. Could not be more happy with our new home or neighborhood. Thanks Betsy!” – Ken K


“Betsy Pepine worked diligently with us on a very short time frame to help us find a new home. She is very knowledgeable about the area. Betsy communicated with us consistently in a timely manner regarding listings and answers to any questions we posed to her. We will request her service when we list our home.” – Stacey Pierce


“Thank you so much for guiding us on this very long and wearisome path! I am so glad you BELIEVED this could be done successfully and encouraged all of us to proceed with the short sale! We were so ready to give up after losing buyer after buyer, but you were right to “head us off at the pass” and not encourage bankruptcy or foreclosure! Thank you so much again and again!! I know that there isn’t much financial reward for you to have taken on this challenge, but I hope you know how grateful to you we are for handling this!!-Judy Tison


“We used Betsy to purchase our home when we relocated to Gainesville to take a new job. I was worried about being out of town for the process but Betsy made it easy. She even arranged for us to close on the property without us being in the state. Betsy’s attention to detail and knowledge of the community is excellent. She has also been very helpful in providing us contacts for service providers we need to help with getting our home set-up. I would recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in Gainesville.” – Rajabhi


Working with Betsy was an Amazing experience, to be honest I am not an easy buyer, I have to have everything perfect in the house I buy, and I am very picky. Betsy was very understanding and accommodating to our never ending wish list.
She worked with us on late night and weekends as we worked on weekdays and showed us several houses every week. she was very receptive to our likes and dislikes, and if in one trip we told her there is something we don’t want in a house, she made sure the properties she showed us didn’t have that specific thing. which was very helpful. during the entire process from searching to closing she showed utmost professionalism and everything was taken care of in advance.
Working with Betsy I felt very comfortable she was extremely knowledgeable about Gainesville, she helped us find our dream home . Its everything I ever wanted and more and till today she is my go to person, if I need to know a good contractor, a good nanny cleaner, she has ref for anything you can imagine. she made it so much easier for us to settle in and get acquainted in Gainesville. and being it was our first time ever here, it was extremely helpful to know we could call her and would get a warm response.
She is a very understanding hard working and amazing Realtor I would refer her to everyone who wanted the best Realtor in town! – Saveela Asad


“Betsy Pepine was a true pleasure to work with. I wasn’t living the the area at the time of purchase. She showed my father all the properties I was interested in. She helped with negotiations, worked with getting documents to me on a timely manner, especially overseas. I would certainly recommend Betsy to anyone who is looking to purchase a property.” – Anonymous


“Just closed on our home, only on the market five weeks. I can’t say enough about Betsy Pepine. So knowledgeable it seems she paired us with the perfect buyer. She is the utmost professional, always available and responsive. I work so she came to me for all documents.If you want a Realtor who will work hard for you, you want Betsy!” – Anonymous


We have been fortunate to utilize the services of Betsy Pepine on two different occasions. Once selling and most recently buying a home. She is extremely knowledge of all things real estate; process, local knowledge an value in all the neighborhoods in and around Gainesville, Florida. I highly recommend her if you are looking for excellent Realtor. She is mature, professional, very responsive, motivated, and very easy to talk to while looking for that exact property or selling your own home. By nature we are very involved with the process and it is understood that we will text message her often during the process. She is responsive and understanding of the anxiety that both newcomers to this community or those engaged in local moves have regardless of the times most people have moved in their past lives. Her success speaks for itself and should be a confidence booster to anyone in the market to sell or buy a piece of property.” – Anonymous


“Betsy was a marvel. I cannot recommend her highly enough. We contacted her because she had successfully sold a property for friends. We were impressed that she used a professional photographer who was able to show our house in the best possible way for online viewers. Our house sold within 36 hours so while we were very happy with that, Betsy was not really tested. However, things became tricky at the time of closing when we had to repeatedly redo inspections to please a finicky lender. Betsy hung in there and managed the whole process for us while we were on the other side of the country, and we finally were able to close just a few days after the originally scheduled date.” – Anonymous


“Betsy was a marvel. I cannot recommend her highly enough. We contacted her because she had successfully sold a property for friends. We were impressed that she used a professional photographer who was able to show our house in the best possible way for online viewers. Our house sold within 36 hours so while we were very happy with that, Betsy was not really tested. However, things became tricky at the time of closing when we had to repeatedly redo inspections to please a finicky lender. Betsy hung in there and managed the whole process for us while we were on the other side of the country, and we finally were able to close just a few days after the originally scheduled date.” – Anonymous


“Betsy Pepine is the ultimate real estate professional. When I was looking for a place for my new medical office she took the time to hear the needs of my practice and then found exactly what I was looking for. She then helped me negotiate an extremely fair deal with the buyer making it overall a very pleasant experience.
She was always calm, respectful and timely. When more space became available in the adjacent building, she knew the practice well enough that she knew I would be interested in expansion. She was the first to contact me and is helping me purchase that space too. She is coordinating inspections, surveys, appraisals, and coordinating build out with the seller so I can continue to see patients as a physician. I would recommend without any hesitation the services of Betsy Pepine, a real professional!” – Dr. Angeli Maun Akey, MD, FACP (Gainesville FL)


I have moved 14 times in my life and Betsy Pepine has been the most thorough agent I have worked with. She has a very thorough review and approach to find the best fit for you and all of your needs. The combination of her local knowledge of the area and her ability to quickly get a firm grasp on your needs, directs your search to the best possible options. She gave a very thorough, honest, and unbiased viewing of places to meet my desires. I worked with several other people in the area previously and felt I saw a very narrow scope of available options. I highly recommend Betsy Pepine to anyone moving to the Gainesville area. You will get the best opportunity to make your decision where you want to live!” – Anonymous


My wife and I have known Betsy from the time she was a little girl. She and her family lived just a few houses from us. She and our daughter were close friends. When we decided to relocate to California we felt we could not find anyone better than Betsy, who was already well-known in Gainesville as a real-estate broker, to handle the sale of our house. She managed the marketing and sale of our house in a most expeditious and professional manner. The house was sold at the asking price. She was always pleasant and prompt. We found her advice and recommendations to be valuable. We had a most positive experience.” – Anonymous


Betsy is the consummate professional. She was thorough in her preparation work for showings, knowledgeable about the local market, and very responsive to our requests. I would recommend her to anyone relocating to Gainesville or looking to move within the Gainesville market.” – Anonymous


Betsy was a delight to work with during this process.I wanted to sell my condo as soon as possible and asked her to use her professional judgement to get the most money in the least amount of time. She achieved both goals selling the condo within 60 days from the time I employed her until the time we closed. We had a contract in less than 30 days and got within 5% of the asking price. She helped with all of the little, irritating closing details and made the whole process easy. I would recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home or condo.” – Anonymous


“Betsy Pepine is a high energy real estate agent with strong ties to the local community and a vast knowledge of the key organizations and advantages/disadvantages of individual housing communities.
If you are interested in listing your property and/or looking to buy a property, you can do no better than Ms. Pepine. Her honesty and ability to think through complex situations is unsurpassed by anyone in the industry.” – Anonymous


Extremely personable. Always available to provide access to properties that were of interest. Operated within our definitions and never applied pressure. Excellent source of information for the Gainesville market to include competitive lenders. Had our best interest in mind, always supplying extensive background information on specific properties and their history. In a phrase, Betsy has her “finger on the pulse” of Gainesville real estate enabling you to make an informed decision when purchasing a home.” – Mr. & Dr. K.J. Mascari


“Betsy was extremely helpful with our move to Gainesville from Rhode Island. She listened to what we wanted and steered us through the maze of homes available. Very knowledgeable about Alachua county and it’s offerings. We still use her as a resource for all things we need within Gainesville. She has an unlimited amount of energy when it comes to serving her customers and it’s all about exceeding your expectations. Would highly recommend her for all your real estate needs.” – Anonymous


“Found us the home of our dreams, and got us through a very challenging bid/auction process for the foreclosure sale.
Very responsive and just “good people”.” – Anonymous


My wife and I found Betsy’s marketing materials frequently in the areas we were looking at for a home, so we decided to call her. Betsy was very knowledgeable about the area, builders, subcontractors, county and city policies, and the legal process of home buying. Any time she did not know the answer to a question or concern, she knew exactly who to call for the answer and did so with haste. Betsy was always responsive to phone calls and emails. We looked at about a dozen properties, but in the end, we decided to build a new house and we couldn’t be happier with the home we are now living in. Betsy is a sharp, hardworking, entrepreneurial business woman building a great reputation in the Central Florida real estate market. I liked the fact that she was independent and I would not hesitate to hire her again for buying, selling, or renting.” – Anonymous


“I was reluctant to use a Realtor, having sold several houses myself in the past, but am now recommending Betsy Pepine to everyone we meet. She is competent, pleasant, honest, efficient and responsive to our every question.
We couldn’t ask for a more pleasant experience thus far.
She did a MASTERFUL marketing job on our 33 year old home which sold in two weeks for just $900 under asking price. Everyone, including us, is amazed.” -Martsolf


“Betsy was wonderful both before and AFTER the sale. We had a tight window to look at places and she nailed it – after getting our feedback, she knew better what we wanted than we did! We recommend Betsy without reservation and will certainly use her in the future!” – Anonymous


“Sometime in April 2014 I decided to put my house on the market—a large house off Millhopper Road in Gainesville, Fl  in which I had lived for 20 years, 14 of these with my late husband.  I went into this experience with some qualms. After a short while I decided to hire Ms. Betsy Pepine as my realtor, and I have never regretted it.  She is young, personable, smart and conversant with the latest technology.Our house sold within 2 weeks!  Miraculous, but I also attribute this early success to Ms. Pepine and her team. She always returned my call, and her staff members where most helpful. I had an all around successful experience through this difficult process.I highly recommend Ms. Pepine and her firm to you. My best wishes go with her.” – Renate Hooper

“As my Grandma would say, ‘when your good, your good.’ You dealt with my mother in law, and she was pleased–and that is almost an impossible act. You are a deserved recommendation. Thank you for your honesty and professionalism.” Renate Hooper


“On a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 the highest, we rate Betsy as a 10! Betsy is the best Realtor we have ever worked with in over 15 home transactions over the years throughout the US for my Mother and I. Betsy sets herself apart in the following ways: – Professionalism (Betsy is the ultimate professional recognized in an elite group for her sales volume and knows the real estate, legal, marketing, and banking networks, laws and processes.) – Responsiveness (Betsy is always there for a fast response by e-mail, text, phone, or a knock on the front door at anytime of day for the client or any one related to the client like family, vendors or agents.) – Personal Attention (Betsy CARES about the clients and takes the personal time to get to know them to help improve their situation. She not only tended to our needs in selling the house, but found us a great Realtor in the new location and facilitated an easy house finding process in Michigan.) – Personal Touch (Betsy will go the extra mile for her clients as people. She has looked on on my Mother while I traveled in the move process, tracked me down when needed urgently for a home matter, coordinated with vendors for services after we moved out and the house was vacant from contract to closing, always had a great reference for any home matter when needed and even offered to take Mother to the grocery store or run errands when I was traveling. She also went so far as to care for a stray dog that had ended up at our house during the move process.) – Dedicated and Hardworking (Betsy works for her clients and is truly dedicated to them as people. Our house sold in only a few days after listing and the closing was seamless!) – Focused on family and community (Betsy is a long time resident of the Gainesville area, dedicated to helping others in the community and a dedicated mom.) I could go on, but you get the picture by now that she is the Realtor of choice for you in the Gainesville and Alachua area if you want to find or sell a house. The BOTTOM LINE is that Betsy seems to be in business to help people find and build a home (not just a house) in the area and its not about numbers and profit – with Betsy it’s all about serving and caring for the people! Don’t even consider going anywhere but to Betsy at Pepine Realty.” – Marilyn Zemba


“Betsy Pepine is a wonderful real estate broker. She takes very good care of her customers. Betsy is a hard worker, intelligent, friendly and professional broker. She has done a great job introducing many customers to Skobel Homes. Skobel Homes and I both highly recommend Pepine Realty!!!” – Michael Skobel


“Betsy is truly an expert and a professional. She was amazing throughout the entire process of buying a home, and made it nearly stress-free. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and is supremely organized. She guided me through every step of the process, and remains a great resource. I recommend her without reservation to anyone looking to buy a home in the Gainesville area.” – Robert Feezor


“I relocated to Gainesville, and Betsy Pepine was tremendously helpful in sharing knowledge of the area and the market. Betsy was very responsive, and listened to what I was looking for in a home. She consitently identified proprerties that not only met my top requirements, but that I could have easily chosen. She is very knowledgable about the area, and was helpful in getting me settled and pointed in the right direction for local services as well. Betsy is very professional, and assisted me in finding my new home and securing financing. I would highly recommend Betsy.” – Charles Behl


“Betsy is not only a tremendous realtor, but she is also a tremendous person. She is very professional, honest, responsive, and efficient. Betsy sold our house and helped us buy our new house. I cant say enough great things about Betsy. If you’re looking to buy/sell in Gainesville, she’s the person to work with!” – Brittany Lane


“I moved to Gainesville from out of state which can be a daunting process but Betsy made it seem like I was moving down the street. She handled every detail with a professional and friendly attitude. When I get ready to buy or sell again I will be calling Betsy and I recommend that everyone else do the same.” – Brad Chappell


“Betsy is great. She went out of her way to do all she could to help me and my wife find a nice home where we could retire in Gainesville. We have been looking for 3 months now and recommend Betsy Pepine to anyone.”- Jack Ryals, Jackson Stoneworks


“I am so thankful that my husband and I chose to use Betsy as our agent when purchasing our home. Since I am a designer and architectural historian, the right home had to meet some challenging and specific criteria. She quickly found our dream home, but we realized we weren’t the only buyers interested in the house. While I was distraught by the possibility of not getting the house, Betsy calmed our fears and kept us informed at every step. Betsy strategically developed an offer that put us ahead of the other buyers. When she called to tell us we got the house, I couldn’t have been happier.” – Jenn Garrett


“Betsy was terrific! She was always eager to go the extra mile and never tried to talk me into something I had no interest in. She was also very efficient with time use …which is real important to many of us. And Betsy was always upbeat, smiling, friendly…in what is always a stressful time for house hunters. She deserves many applauds…and I have recommended her to several people I have come in contact with.” – Dr. Dianne Bush


“We interviewed at least six real estate agents with a good track record for selling houses in the SW part of Gainesville. When we met Betsy Pepine we knew we had the right agent. She was professional, knowledgeable about Cambridge Forest and surrounding areas, and understood well what it took to move a property in the current housing market. Her marketing was also second to none. Needless to say, she sold our house in about one month. Thank you Betsy!” – Bjorn Birgison


“Betsy not only helped us find the perfect home, but also helped in our transition from North Carolina to Gainesville, Florida. She provided information about the schools, community services, and recreational activities. Betsy took the time to find out our interests and planned accordingly. We felt we had a friend in addition to a realtor. We hope to continue working with her for any future real estate needs.” – Dr. and Mrs. Scott Denardo


“With the professional help of Betsy Pepine, I was able to sell my house in only a few short days. Betsy was not only knowledgeable about the real estate market, but gave me her personal opinion and ideas on ways to market my home. When looking to buy a new home, Betsy kept me well informed of new listings and was always available to show me homes. I would highly recommend Betsy Pepine from Cornell and Associates. She got the job done quickly and professionally!” – Susan Daly


“We interviewed a few Realtors who had brought prospective buyers to our house when it was as a FSBO. Betsy, by far, seemed the most enthusiastic, professional, ethical and energetic. She explained how she marketed homes and we chose her without hesitation. We felt her approach was very aggressive. She immediately arranged professional photos of the house for TV and Internet promotion. She prepared mailers and sent them out to the top Gainesville realtors. A sign was placed in our yard the same day and our home was advertised in local newspapers and magazines. She arranged our first open house within two weeks and a second open house two weeks later. The first open house produced a contract and the second open house produced a separate full-price contract! Ultimately, we sold the house within 30 days of our listing. We highly recommend Betsy Pepine to anyone who may be in the market of buying or selling a home.” – Cindy & Curt Coleman


“Betsy is an excellent agent. She successfully sold our house in a terrible market. She is honest and trustworthy. She offers practical, reasonable advice. She was prompt in her responses to all of our questions and easy to get in touch with.” – David Ryan

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