Walgreen’s Flu Shot Clinic is Coming to Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors

by Jala Harris 15. September 2014 08:14


The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.


Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of flu-related deaths occur in people 65 years and older. “Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

During this time, flu viruses are circulating at higher levels in the U.S. population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

Walgreen’s Flu Shot Clinic is Coming to Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors
Our office and agents are taking a step to protect ourselves and our customers against the flu. As part of our public health duty we will take this step to stop the spread of the common flu. For more information of this year’s flu and the flu vaccine click here.

Congratulations to our own Brent Riley, J Parrish and Margaret Posey!

by Jala Harris 12. September 2014 13:40

Congratulations to our own Brent Riley, J Parrish and Margaret Posey. This week Brent Riley was selected to the GACAR Board of Directors at the Association luncheon. J Parrish was recognized as the next MLS President. Previously elected Board of Director, Margaret Posey, also represents our company.

Proud to have these talented people as part of the Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors team!

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 10. September 2014 08:49

3645 NW 24th Place Gainesville, FL 32605

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Rock Creek! Updated home with over 2,400 sq. ft. of livability. Ranch style home with 4 bedrooms, 2 baths boasts gorgeous wood floors flowing through the living areas including the family and dining rooms, master bedroom and in 1 of the 3 guest rooms. The formal living room off the foyer connects to the dining room, offering a great flow for daily living and entertaining. Updated kitchen boasts wood cabinets, granite, new tile flooring, and some newer appliances. Both bathrooms have been updated. The family room has a beautiful stone fireplace and a bank of windows overlooking the fenced yard. Bonus room with small office space part of converted garage, perfect for a playroom, homeschooling area or media room. Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

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College Kids Live Better Than They Used To-Featuring Our Own J Parrish!

by Jala Harris 8. September 2014 11:15


Recently Coldwell Banker conducted a survey on a new trend on college campuses where parents are buying condos, townhomes, and single-family residences for their children to live in while they attend school. Forty percent of Coldwell Banker agents report that these types of transactions have been on the rise in their areas, with some saying that their buyers are purchasing properties for kids as young as 14 years old.

“Middle- and upper-income families are buying homes [for their college-age children] to save money on rent, and they are anticipating moderate appreciation of values while their children are in school,” says J. Parrish, GRI, who is CEO of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish in Gainesville, Fla., home of the University of Florida. “There is upward pressure on rental prices, and buying is often less expensive than leasing if you have cash or can qualify for financing. Parents let their children choose roommates, who pay rent to help offset the cost of ownership.”

Click here to read the full article from the National Association of Realtors.

REAL Trends Names 7 Gainesville Realtors Among the Best in America

by Jala Harris 3. September 2014 12:27



7 Realtors from the Gainesville area were named to REAL Trends list of the Best Real Estate Agents in America based on their performance in 2013. 6 of the 7 agents work with Coldwell Banker. Lauretta Fogg, Rana Schafer, Sandra Moorhouse, Jeff Dautel, Mike Leroy and Cindy Birk were the Coldwell Banker sales associates who received the recognition. D.J. Kaufman with Watson Realty was the only other Realtor from the Gainesville area who was named to the list.

In order to qualify for consideration, an agent must have closed over 50 transaction sides or $20 million in sales volume for the 2013 calendar year. Lauretta Fogg’s performance in 2013 is particularly noteworthy because she was the only agent to qualify based on both her closed sales volume and number of transaction sides.

J. Parrish, Broker/ Owner of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors says, “These individuals are among the most elite real estate sales professionals in the country. It is quite an impressive achievement to be recognized by REAL Trends. We are extremely proud to have 6 of the 7 named from the Gainesville area on our team.”

REAL Trends ranks, collects and verifies all of the data in these reports to produce a completely unbiased and ethical report. REAL Trends is a consulting and communications company for the residential real estate industry and has been widely known as the trusted source for data, news, and trends for the industry.

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 1. September 2014 15:49

623 SW 93rd Street Gainesville, FL 32607

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Tomoka Hills! This custom designed French country estate is nestled on a lushly landscaped 6.8 rolling acre lot, minutes from schools, shopping and the University of Florida. European elegance and modern conveniences are combined in this 4 bedroom 5 1/2 bath brick residence that boasts marble floors, wood cabinetry, volume ceilings, extensive decorative moldings, 2 fireplaces, an expansive entry foyer, formal living and dining rooms, a family room with built-ins and a wet bar, a butler's pantry, a gourmet kitchen with glass fronted cabinets, Portuguese tile and an intimate breakfast area with a bay window. The ample master suite is connected to a secluded sitting room and an upstairs balcony overlooks the magnificent free form pool. Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we’ll keep you updated on Homes for Sale in Gainesville, FL!

Happy 108th Birthday to Coldwell Banker!

by Jala Harris 27. August 2014 10:05


Happy 108th birthday to Coldwell Banker!
Watch the video below to learn how Colbert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker shared a vision that changed history in the wake of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

Featured Property Of The Week!

by Jala Harris 25. August 2014 12:58

3604 NW 170th Street, Newberry, FL 32669

Gainesville Featured Home

Welcome Home to Newberry! Incredible custom built 4 bedroom 3 bath ideally situated on 5 gorgeous acres. Smartly designed family friendly split floor plan offers a perfect office space or 4th bedroom, a Jack and Jill bath with separate vanities for the other two large and bright bedrooms, and an expansive great room with stone fireplace directly attached to the spacious kitchen. The massive master suite offers a relaxing garden tub, a large walk in closet, and a separate room perfect for a nursery or 2nd walk in closet. Need more space? Upstairs space is wired and plumbed for bath presently being used as storage can easily be finished into a 5th bedroom or bonus room. Pole barn, paved driveway, duel zoned AC for energy efficiency and the list goes on and on! Click here for more photos and details. #featuredgainesvillehome

Gainesville Featured Home

Gainesville Featured Home

People are back to buying houses right now and supply is low. If you see a home that you love, make sure you give one of our Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish sales associates a call right away, before it’s gone! It’s a seller’s market and we need houses… list with us! We can get it sold for you – we are Gainesville’s real estate leader for a reason.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, we’ll keep you updated on Homes for Sale in Gainesville, FL!

What's Happening This Month In Gainesville Florida!

by Jala Harris 20. August 2014 09:55


The 2014-2015 Greater Gator Community Calendar is in just in time to welcome everyone back to school. August starts football season and many other great community events around Gainesville. Check our blog often for more local events or stop by one of our offices today to pick up your copy of the calendar. Also we are giving away a $25 gift card to a restaurant of your choice to the first person to name all locations of photographs showcased in the community calendar. Click here for more details about the contest.

Below are some events in Gainesville you may want to mark on your calendar.
• Saturday, August 23 - 7th Annual Tioga Town Fair benefiting Sebastian Ferrero Foundation
• Saturday, August 23 - The Red Shoe Affair benefitting Ronald McDonald House
• Saturday, August 23 - Family Fishing Day at UF IFAS Extension
• Saturday, August 23 & Sunday August 24 - Arabian Fall Festival at Canterbury Showplace
• Friday, August 29 - SantaFest at Santa Fe College
• Saturday, August 30 - UF Gators vs. Idaho- GO GATORS!

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to stay updated on Gainesville community events!

Community Calendar Contest- Win a $25 Restaurant Gift Card!

by Jala Harris 18. August 2014 14:38

The 2014-2015 Greater Gator Community Calendar Is In!

Just in time to welcome everyone back to school, the Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors Greater Gator Community Calendar is in! Stop by one of our offices to pick up your copy or download here. To celebrate its arrival we are giving away a $25 Gift Card to a restaurant of your choice. The first person to email us with the correct location of all the photographs in the calendar wins the prize. Hint: all 10 photographs by Stephanie Hoffman with Adventure Anne are taken in Gainesville.

The calendar includes the Alachua county public school calendar, the Florida Gator football schedule, Gainesville community events, and more!

Email entries here. Please include your name and contact information.