Pete is an Associate Broker and has been with Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate since January 1997. He first started his real estate career with Realty World - McDowell and Company, also in Oak Harbor, back in October 1993. He has helped numerous Sellers and Buyers complete real estate transactions ranging from residential to commercial real estate.
Pete became a Realtor® after serving 20 years in the US Navy with over half of his career as a P-3 Flight Engineer. He served as Flight Crew with VQ-1, VP-19 and Pacific Missile Test Center (PMTC).
His first tour of duty were with A-6 squadrons (VA-128, VA-196, VA-145) and his last duty was with an EA-6B squadron (VAQ-132) here on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
Pete came to Oak Harbor as an Airman Apprentice in 1974 and left the island with his wife Pat in 1978. He came back to the island in 1991 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer with Pat and their three children.
He transferred to the Fleet Reserve (essentially retired) and started his second career in real estate on October 3, 1993. Having a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics degree, his options for a second career were plentiful; however, his passion to help people and to spend more time with his family urged him into the real estate profession.
His genuine concern for people has earned him the reputation as the "Realtor of Choice" for both Buyers and Sellers.
Pete is a Past President of the Whidbey Island North Association of Realtors® (WINAR) and was the Vice-President of the North Whidbey MLS. WINAR hasv since merged with the Skagit County Assoc. of Realtors® (SCAR) and formed the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors® (NPSAR). The North Whidbey MLS became the Whidbey Island MLS before the shift/inclusion into the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.
Pete believes that education, ethics, and the desire to "go a step further" is the key to his success. He elected to associate himself with Coldwell Banker® - Koetje Real Estate for the quality of the agents, the unrivaled support of the Broker, the highly professional office staff and the powerful corporate support of Coldwell Banker®.