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Betsy Pepine

June 12, 2018

Growing with Purpose Podcast: "The Best Lessons Are Learned the Hard Way" with Betsy Pepine

If there's one thing that Betsy Pepine knows to be true, it's that the best lessons are the ones we learn the hard way. But you wouldn't know it from looking at Pepine Realty today — Betsy's award-winning real estate firm has grown to three locations all while maintaining a people-first culture.

Today on the Growing with Purpose podcast, host Paul Spiegelman talks with Besty Pepine, Broker-Owner of Pepine Realty. When Betsy first started Pepine Realty in 2010, she didn't think much about culture. After she lost a valued employee to a competitor with a great culture, Betsy committed to building an unbeatable culture for her organization, defined by strong relationships, learning and development, and community service. 

In this episode, hear how Betsy has continuously turned challenges into opportunities and stayed committed to culture in an industry that pulls in the opposite direction. Tune into Betsy's story here.



Show Notes 

[04:08] Transforming Community Members into New Hires

[07:25] A Cohort Approach to Onboarding & TrainingBetsy Pepine is Broker-Owner of Pepine Realty.

[14:51] You Can Do What You Love and Make Money

[18:01] An Unexpected Divorce and Moving Back Home

[21:57] An Eye-Opening Culture Lesson from a Frontline Employee

[27:42] How to Scale Your Culture and Stay Accessible 

[32:13] Look for a Mentor in Every Aspect of Your Life


Book that Influenced Betsy's Leadership

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team:  A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni


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About Betsy Pepine

Betsy moved to northwest Gainesville in 1974. After graduating from high school, she 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, she returned to her hometown Gainesville and pursued her interest in real estate. Having been a real estate investor for years, she turned her passion into a career by becoming a full-time Realtor. Betsy 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. Her team stays very active in the community, volunteering regularly in the communities that have supported them. Pepine Realty has three offices in Gainesville, St. Augustine and Orlando, FL and also serves Ocala, Jacksonville, Flagler, Ormond and Daytona Beach. This year, Pepine Realty was named a Florida Best Company to work for in 2018 by Florida Trend. Personally, in addition to working full time as a broker of real estate, Betsy is an active volunteer in the community, earning her the Impact Award in 2016 by Business in the Heart of Gainesville. Betsy has served on numerous boards and has been active teaching Gainesville's youth at church, assisting with homelessness in the community and has raised several guide dogs for the blind. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, running, traveling, wine, cooking and reading. Most importantly, Betsy has two daughters and three rescue dogs with whom she devotes significant time.