Happy Thanksgiving!

by Jala Harris 20. November 2012 21:38

This Thanksgiving we look forward to gathering around the table, sharing memories, tasting tradition,
and enjoying the warmth of the people we call family. We hope you and your family have a great holiday!

Contact us today to help you find your home for the holidays.


Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Company News

Congratulations to the Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Haile Plantation Village Center Office!

by Jala Harris 19. November 2012 15:50

November 16, 2012

James Parrish
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors
5110 SW 91st Drive
Gainesville, FL 32608

Dear James:
It is my pleasure to announce that Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors (0003) has achieved the following recognition for October 2012 performance, from among the 462 COLDWELL BANKER® affiliate offices throughout North America in Office Size Category 11-20 Sales Associates / Representatives:

      Rank      Award
      19          Top 20 Offices by Office Size Category - Total Units

Your accomplishments have distinguished Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors (0003) among the offices of the Coldwell Banker® family. On behalf of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC, I applaud the success of you and your entire staff and look forward to honoring your achievements in the future.

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors continues to be a distinguished member of the Coldwell Banker® family and I look forward to your future success.

Best Regards,


Who will be the 2012 Mustache Monday Champion?

by Jala Harris 16. November 2012 13:44

This is just a reminder that you can still join in on the Mustache fun and raise money for the American Cancer Society.

For complete details click here. Seth Lane, the defending Mustache Monday Champion, is challenging others to get involved to compete for the 2- $100 American Express Gift Card prizes up for grabs (1 person could win both).

Thanksgiving Holiday - Ideas from Coldwell Banker

by Jala Harris 14. November 2012 16:17

With the impending Thanksgiving Holiday, many are busy making plans and getting ready for the holiday. Click here to read a recent blog post from Coldwell Banker about Thanksgiving ideas and how to display your gratitude in your own home.

Do you have any special family traditions that you look forward to every year?

Save The Date - 4th Annual Alachua County Real Estate Forum

by Jala Harris 12. November 2012 10:58

Save The Date - 4th Annual Alachua County Real Estate Forum
When: January 24th, 2013
Where: Gainesville Woman’s Club (2809 W. University Ave., Gainesville)
Time: 4:30pm- 7:00pm

Details to follow, including this year's speakers and sponsors. Also you'll notice we have a new venue for the event!

We are partnering with the Junior League of Gainesville to collect toys for the Miracle on Main Street (MOMS) holiday toy give-away event!

by Jala Harris 8. November 2012 16:20

Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors is partnering with the Junior League of Gainesville to collect toys for the Miracle on Main Street (MOMS) holiday toy give-away event! The Miracle on Main Street event serves underprivileged families in Alachua County at Christmastime by providing toys for children at no cost. We will be accepting any new or gently used toys, games, books, or bikes you would like donate at our Tower Road office location. You may also donate money through our Sponsor-a-Bike program; each tax deductible $50 donation is used to purchase a new bike for the MOMS event. Donations can be made with a credit card here. We will be collecting toys until November 25th. If you have any questions please contact Amy Hogue at ahogue@mmparrish.com or (352) 264-3147.

Join us as we make this holiday season even more joyful for children in our community!

Beau Beery selected as one of Real Estate Forum's Forty under 40!

by Jala Harris 8. November 2012 13:30

Please join us in congratulating our very own Beau Beery for being selected as one of Real Estate Forum's Forty under 40.

Fred Schmidt, CEO of Coldwell Banker Commercial Worldwide, exclusively selected Mr. Beery to represent the global corporation in this year's prestigious search of the top real estate professionals in the U.S. under 40 years of age. Quite an honor! You can see the article by visiting Real Estate Forum.

Real Estate Forum, now in its 66th year of publishing, remains the undisputed market leader with a membership reach of over 54,000 executive level real estate professionals across the U.S. earning an average of $467,000 per year with 60% of the readership having 20+ years of experience.

Beau can be reached at beau@mmparrish.com.

Alachua County Monthly Residential Real Estate Market Activity Reports- November 2012

by Jala Harris 7. November 2012 15:38

Please click HERE for the November 2012 Alachua County Residential Market Activity Reports for single family and attached products. We generate these reports every 30 days to assist our sales team in discussions with buyers and sellers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about the data presented in the reports.

Gainesville FL Real Estate

For single family residential properties, our market continues to improve compared to the same period last year. Alachua County’s active inventory has dropped almost 15% from 1499 to 1279 homes for sale in early November. Our total pending sales have increased almost 49% from 248 to 369. Of the total pending sales, the number that have been placed under contract in the past 30 days has increased almost 30% from 125 to 162, and most of this large increase has occurred between the $50k and $200k price points, though we are beginning to see more activity in higher price ranges, too. Our ‘Months Supply’ has improved (dropped) by 34% from 12 months last November to 7.9 months this year. Our residential real estate market typically slows this time of year, but we are not currently experiencing the more dramatic seasonal downturn that is common in the Fall. Activity levels are more consistent as more buyers compete for well-positioned properties.

Also, here is a comprehensive overview of the Gainesville Market provided to Realtor Association members by the Florida Realtors. The report is generally published more than 30 days following the end of a month, so isn’t quite as fresh as we like, but provides tremendous insight into our local market dynamics. We hope you find it helpful.You may always access the latest pricing reports here.

Reminder that today is Election Day!

by Jala Harris 6. November 2012 09:39

Reminder that today is Election Day!

Polls in Alachua County are open until 7pm tonight. For more information visit the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections website.

Mustache Monday's Grow Season Starts Today!

by Jala Harris 1. November 2012 09:15

Join Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors For The 2nd Annual Mustache Monday
December 3rd, 2012

The very fun and popular Mustache Monday is back for the 2nd year!

Simply, we are asking each and every willing participant in Alachua and surrounding counties to stop shaving for the entire month of November. On December 1st or 2nd, the men will craft their beards into any manner of mustache masterpiece. Come to work with your proud ‘stache all day on December 3rd (Mustache Monday) and have your picture taken at the office.

Two $100 American Express Gift Card prizes up for grabs (1 person could win both):
1. Mustache Monday Champion for the guy that has the best ‘stache and
2. The person who raises the most money. This person doesn’t necessarily have to be a ‘stache grower.

November 1st start growing and begin sending people to the website in support of your efforts. You are permitted to begin growing your beard now if you want to get a jump start. All pics will be sent to the American Cancer Society locally and actual cancer patients will judge this year’s winner of Mustache Monday. The winners will be crowned by December 14th. All mustache growers must donate at least $10.00 to be in contest. All proceeds go to support the American Cancer Society.

Visit the official sign-in page for Mustache Monday for complete details: http://main.acsevents.org/goto/MustacheMonday