The Greater Gator Community Calendar Is In!

by Jala Harris 13. August 2012 15:14

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.

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

New CRE Insights Video: "How to Fish for Commercial Real Estate Tenants"

by Jala Harris 9. August 2012 16:42

Dear Customers and Colleagues:

Please view Coldwell Banker Commercial's "CRE Insights" 5 minute video on the most effective and efficient ways to find and secure commercial tenants for your vacant listings.


· Find out what you need to do before you even drop a fishing line in the water.
· Once you start fishing for tenants, find out what bait you need to use and what casting techniques you need to be successful.
· The person with the biggest cast net and biggest variety of bait will catch the most fish (tenants).
· Be sure to watch through to the credits, a funny natural occurrence happened right at the end of the filming!

Click on the following link for the "CRE Insights" podcast on "How to Fish for Commercial Real Estate Tenants" filmed on location in Vilano Beach on the intercoastal.

For more information, please feel free to contact Beau Beery, at 352.871.8324, or Todd Rainsberger, at 352.339.5533.

The Summer Hot List Week 7: Ten Summer Fitness Ideas

by Jala Harris 8. August 2012 15:03

Welcome to the seventh week of our summer blog series, courtesy of Gainesville Magazine'sSummer Hot List.


It is HOT and if you are like most people you probably resort to indoor exercise only during the summer. Well get ready to rethink your summer fitness routine with the list's top ideas to stay in shape during these hot months.

1. Swimming

2. Frisbee

3. Roller/In-Line Skating

4. Canoe/Kayak

5. Ball Games

For a brief description of each "summer fitness routine" listed above, as well as five more ideas, check out the full article of "The "Don't -Blame-The-Heat, No Excuses Summer Fitness Routine"- 10 Ways to Have Fun and Stay in Shape" by Whitney Smith.

Todd Rainsberger and Beau Beery teach Networking Class at UF Business School

by Jala Harris 6. August 2012 14:54

Many will agree it is often who you know, not what you know in the business world. Todd Rainsberger and Beau Beery of Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors delivered a step by step process on how to develop a large network of quality contacts that will help them accomplish their career goals. They discussed the importance of contact management software, the power of Microsoft Outlook, how can contribute, books to read to further your cause, and how to manage your newly formed relationships. Whether you are a people person or an introvert, Todd and Beau use live hands on training during this class to train on how to look, what to say, how to carry a conversation, how to interrupt a group, how to introduce yourself, and how to follow up. Those in attendance at the UF Hough Hall Graduate School of Business, walked away knowing exactly how to network effectively in any situation and how to maintain those key relationships for the mutual betterment of the parties.

M.M. Parrish Celebrates 30 Years with Coldwell Banker!

by Jala Harris 2. August 2012 17:22


Please join us in celebrating our 30 year anniversary with Coldwell Banker.

In 1982, M.M. Parrish & Associates was the market leader among Gainesville real estate companies but then president Jim Parrish thought the time was right to take a major step. The decision was made to affiliate with the national firm Coldwell Banker. 

Chief Executive Officer
BUS. (973) 407-5346
FAX (973) 407-7217
July 30, 2012

Susan D. Parrish
James M. Parrish Jr.
Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors
3870 NW 83rd Street
Gainesville, FL 32606

Dear Susan and James,

It is with great pride and honor that we congratulate and thank you on your company's Thirtieth-Anniversary with COLDWELL BANKER®. What an exceptional achievement!

For a quarter of a century, Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors has been an integral part of the legacy handed down by our founders Colbert Coldwell and Benjamin Banker. A legacy which, through the dedication of companies like yours, has held strong for more than 100 years, making COLDWELL BANKER synonymous with Integrity, Innovation, and Leadership within the real estate industry and around the world.

As we prepare for the next 100 years, it is only with the support and dedication of companies such as Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors that Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC will continue to dominate our industry as a provider of innovative, cutting-edge products and services.

Congratulations again on reaching this historical milestone. Please extend our warmest thanks and best wishes to the entire staff at Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish, Realtors.

Best Regards,

Jim Gillespie
Chief Executive Officer

Budge Huskey
President & COO

The Summer Hot List Week 6: Top Seven Summer Golf Secrets

by Jala Harris 1. August 2012 20:08
Welcome to the sixth week of our summer blog series, courtesy of Gainesville Magazine'sSummer Hot List.
This week, get ready for a good ol' game of golf! Gainesville has the perfect weather for playing year-round, but if you want to make it to the back nine, every time, you should probably check out the list's "secrets to swinging safely."
1. Stay hydrated
2. Wear protective clothing
3. Wear sunscreen—and reapply
4. Check your grips
For a brief description of each "golf secret" listed above, as well as three more, check out the full article of "Top Seven Summer Golf Secrets: Keep In The Swing Safely With These Tips From Local Pros" by Patricia Klier.

Georgette Evans returns to our team!

by Jala Harris 1. August 2012 15:51
We are excited to announce the addition of a returning veteran to our team, Georgette Evans. Georgette brings eight years of local experience to the company, and she is thrilled to be reunited with Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors.

Georgette was raised in the New York metropolitan area and brings to Alachua County the values of hard work, determination and the will to succeed on behalf of her customers.

Please join us in welcoming Georgette back to our team. We're very excited about the partnership!

Huge thank you to Britney Guertin!

by Jala Harris 31. July 2012 18:39

We would like to send out a huge thank you to Britney Guertin! Britney will soon graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Public Relations. Coldwell Banker M.M. Parrish Realtors was lucky enough to have her intern this summer as she showed us the ways of the social media world. Thank you Britney and we wish you the best in the future and Go Gators!

Kristen Hadeed in this month's "Leader Insight"

by Jala Harris 26. July 2012 18:39

Dear Friends and Colleagues: 

This month's Coldwell Banker Commercial "Leader Insight" interview is with Kristen Hadeed, Owner of the wildly popular Student Maid. 

Find out:
- What Kristen Hadeed does in her day to day life
- How being young has affected her building a business
- The three most important things she does to build a brand
- How she measures the success of her company
- How she hires, trains, and retains top talent
- If she plans to clone Student Maid outside of Gainesville
- What she loves about Gainesville

"Leader Insight" is a video podcast interview of the top business leaders from in and around Alachua County. The interviews range from fun natured, out of the box, personal questions to questions about their industry, their view on local business issues, how they got started in business, and their advice on how to achieve success in life and in business.

Please feel free to contact Kristen at 352-672-0038 or if you have any questions or comments for her.

Lauretta Fogg Joins the Realtor Roundtable

by Jala Harris 26. July 2012 18:21

Our very own Lauretta Fogg has been featured in the August edition of The Business Report's Realtor Roundtable.  

Lauretta, along with Betsy Pepine of Pepine Realty and Tommy McIntosh, president of Prudential Trend Realty and Trend Management Solutions, were interviewed about local residential real estate as well as the state of the market in Gainesville today and in the near future.

Please check out the article to see what Lauretta, Betsy and Tommy had to say. Also, feel free to leave us any comments or questions -- We love receiving your feedback!