Betsy Pepine, MBA

Broker-Owner of Pepine Realty

I moved to northwest Gainesville in 1974. After graduating from high school, I left Gainesville to pursue a business education at Duke University and a MBA in marketing from The Wharton School of Business. After a twelve year career in pharmaceutical marketing research and consulting, I returned to my hometown of Gainesville and pursued my interest in real estate. Having been a real estate investor for years, I finally turned my passion into a career by becoming a full-time Realtor.

I soon became a broker, opened Pepine Realty and began building a robust real estate team, helping families and businesses with their relocation, second-home purchases, primary residences and office spaces.  My team stays very active in the community by volunteering regularly in the communities that have supported them.

In addition to working full time as a broker of real estate, I am an active volunteer in the community, which earned me the Impact Award by Business in the Heart of Gainesville in 2016. I have served on numerous boards and have been active teaching Gainesville’s youth at church, assisting with homelessness in the community and raising several guide dogs for the blind. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors, running, traveling, wine, cooking and reading.  Most importantly, I devote significant time with my two daughters and rescue dogs.


-2020 Best of Zillow
  • -2020 Wall Street Journal Ranked Top 64 Teams in the USA

  • -2019 Top 50 Florida Companies to Watch

  • -2019 Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the USA

  • -2019 Wall Street Journal Ranked Top 72 Teams in the USA

  • -2018 Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in the USA

  • -2018 Florida Trends Best Companies to Work For

  • -2017 & 2018  Wall Street Journal Ranked Top 105 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

  • -2017 Wall Street Journal Ranked Top 250 Teams in the USA

  • -2017 Large Business of the Year

  • -2017 Best of the Best Real Estate Company

    -2016 Impact Award by Business in the Heart of Gainesville

  • -#1 Residential Team in Alachua County 2016-2020

  • -#1 Residential agent in Alachua County 2011-2015

  • -Voted Top 3 Finalist in Leading Women’s Enterprise category in 2015 and 2016 by the Alachua County Chamber of Commerce


    • -Member of Gator Boosters
    • -Director of Public Relations for Gainesville Rotary

    • -Leadership Committee Member for the Urban Land Institute

    • -Diplomat for the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce

    • -Member of International Mentoring Association

    • -Mentor for the Gainesville Entrepreneurship and Adversity Program (GEAP)

    • -National Association of Realtors

    • -Florida Association of Realtors

    • -Gainesville/Alachua County Association of Realtors

-Sits on Board of Directors for Capital City Bank

  • -Past real estate coach for Tom Ferry, Your Coach

  • -Been on Board of Directors for Gainesville-Alachua County Association of Realtors and the MLS Finance Committee

  • -Been on Board of Trustees at Trinity United Methodist Church

  • -Selected for and participated in Leadership Gainesville and Leadership Development Program by GACAR and consistently gets into GACAR’s Honor Society, Leader’s Elite and receives yearly RPAC awards for her contributions

    • -Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

    • -Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS)

    • -Graduate Realtor Institute Designation (GRI)

    • -Council of Real Estate Brokerages (CRB)