CommunityWindermere February 21, 2024

New Agent Spotlight: Andrea Peterson

A veteran who loves helping others and has lived all over, Andrea Peterson is a licensed Realtor who recently joined Windermere Silverdale. We love her positive energy and the many ways in which she’s gotten involved in our area. Learn more about this great new agent.

What drew you to real estate?

Real estate is a fascinating and exciting business.  The opportunity to help clients fulfill their goals and dreams is a privilege to be a part of.  Through my personal experiences of working with real estate agents, I can appreciate the dedication and commitment it takes to make the buying and selling process work as seamlessly as possible.  My goal is to be a source of guidance, knowledge, and support for my clients.

What unique professional experiences enhance your abilities as a Realtor?

Prior to entering the Real Estate profession, I enjoyed various roles of supporting clients in times of extreme stress.  Let’s face it: buying or selling a home is stressful.

I served 10 years in the Army Reserves as a field medic and German linguist as an airborne soldier. I do well under pressure, and it’s a privilege to be able to help people in stressful situations. I enjoy solving problems, and I have worked hard to become a skilled listener and an effective communicator.

I also have spent years assisting clients in the travel industry, including working at an emergency travel call center. I assisted government travelers who needed immediate and round-the-clock answers.

My time working in veterinary medicine is also something I enjoyed.  In this capacity, I had the opportunity to comfort and calm clients when their furry family member experienced life threatening illnesses or injuries, as well as celebrate the joys of a new puppy or kitten.

I believe these experiences align closely with the scenarios homeowners experience.  For example, in real estate, clients will need quick and reliable answers to situations that arise requiring professionalism and tact.  My priority is to provide that service with the goal of celebrating the outcome of a successful transaction.

What personality traits do you think are important in this profession?

In real estate, an energetic and dedicated person can make a sale happen. My sincere and honest approach assures clients that they have hired an agent who will fight to get them the best deal possible.

Which areas do you serve, and what do you love about the area?

I primarily serve Kitsap County, and parts of Pierce, Mason, and Jefferson counties.   I love these areas for their wide range of landscapes and opportunities.  It seems there’s a stunning view around every corner.  I’m always intrigued by the nonstop beauty surrounding us and the many opportunities to get outside and breathe in the forest or saltwater air.

How long have you lived here, and what brought you here?

I came to Kitsap County two years ago after extensive research.  During the pandemic, I traveled all over western Washington virtually.  Then, in July 2021, I was finally able to experience Washington in person.  I believe it will take a lifetime and more to experience all the trails surrounding us, and I’m excited for every opportunity to do that.

How are you involved in the community?

History, education, arts, cars, sports, and nature are my primary interests. I have found all this available here.  I was recently able to join the Silverdale Historical Society on an informative walk through Old Towne Silverdale.  It’s amazing to think Silverdale had such a robust egg production that, at one time, Silverdale farmers routinely shipped tens of thousands of eggs as far as New York!

Museums and the arts are another community activity I enjoy.  I am a member of the LeMay Car Museum, The Museum of Flight, as well as the Olympic Peninsula Porsche Club.  Our club drives have been a fun way to explore Washington.  This spring I hope to drive into Canada! All of these memberships have given me the opportunity to donate to the Humane Society (anything for our furry friends). Also, I’ve been able to participate in charity events supporting various non-profits in our area, including the Wild Felid Advocacy Center.

Lastly, I have enjoyed participating in local running groups.  I love this supportive community!  This is truly the judgment-free zone for personal fitness.  If anyone has ever had reservations about joining a running group, please give it a try! I’m part of the Evergreen Turtle Rockets in Bremerton, and the Wednesday Group Runs at Poulsbo Running.

What made you decide to work with Windermere?

Windermere offers support through education, services, and, most importantly, mentorship. The quality of agents in our office is impressive. We all learn from and collaborate with one another.  This, combined with the resources provided to agents and clients, leads to full-service support and successful transactions.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?

Having been fortunate to live in all four corners of our country, I bring perspective and understanding to each situation.  I’ve walked in the shoes/boots of military service myself and been a military family member (as a child and a spouse). I’ve enjoyed the beauty of autumn in New England, the rolling hills of Tennessee, the stunning sunsets of the desert in the Southwest, and now the majesty of the Pacific Northwest.  I am grateful to be here!


Thanks for joining our Windermere Silverdale team, Andrea! If you want to learn more about Andrea Peterson, check out her website.