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Welcome to Whidbey and Fidalgo Island
Pete is a Managing Broker with Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate. He joined the Firm January 1, 1997. He actually started his career with Realty World - McDowell and Company, also in Oak Harbor on October 3, 1993 . Pete has helped numerous Sellers and Buyers complete real estate transactions ranging from residential/condos/vacant land to multifamily duplex, triplex, fourplex, apartments to commercial (office, retail, industrial) real estate. Pete also specializes in bank real estate owned (REO) properties.
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); all here at 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 is very proud to have his son serving in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) as Major.
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 has 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 is long standing member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service (NWMLS), the Commercial Broker’s Association (CBA) and CoStar/LoopNet. He’s also a subscriber in several REO Agent portals (Equator, Aspen iAgent, Hubzu. HUD, MGIC, etc.).
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 it's Real Estate Brokers, the unrivaled support of the Firm's Designated Broker, and the powerful corporate support of Coldwell Banker®.
Coldwell Banker Koetje Real Estate
415 SE Pioneer Way
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Offiice: (360) 675-5915
Peter T. Rivera