Galveston Island, Texas Properties For Sale

Peter Van Borssum | GRI, ABR, SFR, e-PRO, SRS

Cell: 409-771-0946 Email: peter@sandnsea.com Office: 409-797-5579 Fax: 409-797-5580 Website:http://www.realestateongalvestonisland.com/

Real Estate Agent, Galveston Island

Peter Van Borssum has fond childhood memories of Galveston and appreciates the advantage that growing up on the Island has given him in his second career as a local real estate professional.

One of nine children of Alice and Robert Van Borssum, Peter moved to Galveston with his parents and older siblings when he was 5 years old. He attended St Mary’s Elementary, O’Connell Junior High and graduated from O’Connell High School. The Van Borssum family home was in the Woodrow area of Galveston, just one block from the seawall. Peter warmly recalls the neighborhood and the community. “I remember it being an everyday occurrence to go to the beach for swimming or surfing, or to go crabbing with my family. I also recall joining friends and neighbors every year on the seawall for the annual Splash Day parade, and playing lots of tennis on a neighborhood court.”

After high school, Peter attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. Upon graduation he was drawn back to the coast where he joined a Houston-based geophysical exploration company and embarked on a 25-year career in the international oilfield services industry. Over the years, Peter’s job responsibilities required travel to all parts of the world and included longer residencies in Anchorage, Alaska, London and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Upon returning to the United States from London, Peter and his wife, artist Diane Falkenhagen, settled in Jamaica Beach. “We could have settled anywhere, but the Galveston sand and salt air beckoned and returning home seemed the right thing to do. We don’t regret it one bit, and moving to the West End has proven to be a very positive quality-of-life decision.”

“Having the advantage of growing up here means I have an in-depth familiarity with all neighborhoods and all aspects of living on Galveston Island. My experiences with professional IT Systems, business software, health & safety management issues and multi-cultural environments compliment my professional real estate skills. Most importantly, being professionally trained in a service-driven environment compels me to offer the highest quality of customer service. As the world of real estate transactions evolves, it is clear that only technology and first-class service will differentiate real estate practitioners.”

When not working, Peter can be found fishing in West Galveston Bay or working in his garden. Over the past several years, Peter has consistently been a top-ranking Realtor® on Galveston Island. His experience in representing buyers and sellers across a diverse range of property types clearly demonstrates his broad knowledge of the Galveston real estate market.

Since being licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission as a Real Estate Salesperson, Peter has obtained the following accreditations from the National Association of Realtors®:  ePro – Internet Marketing; GRI – Graduate Realtor® Institute, ABR – Accredited Buyers Representative; SFR – Short Sales and Foreclosures.  He is an active member of the Houston Association of Realtors® and the Galveston Association of Realtors®.

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  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 5862030
    Status: Active
    Address: 24023 Termini San Luis Pass Road
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Half Moon Beach Sub Replat94
    Lot Size: 145x436
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • 2112Square Feet
    • 14Days on Market
  • Description:
    Beach home currently in a rental program, named "Emmas Fancy". This home is on a large lot which may lend itself to... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 57370868
    Status: Active
    Address: 24051 Termini San Luis Pass Road
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Miramar
    Lot Size: 75x305
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 2376Square Feet
    • 90Days on Market
  • Description:
    4 bedroom / 2.5 bath Beachfront home in Miramar Beach. This home has over 2,300 sq ft of air conditioned living space.... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 18723002
    Status: Active
    Address: 4126 Pirates Drive
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Pirates Beach
    Lot Size: 130x60
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 1952Square Feet
    • 111Days on Market
  • Description:
    Nice beach views, short walk to the beach and lots of potential with this Pirates Beach home. Large open... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 31945010
    Status: Active
    Address: 1120 Winnie Street
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77550
    Subdivision Galveston Townsite
    Lot Size: 32x120
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 3028Square Feet
    • 377Days on Market
  • Description:
    Remodeled Victorian in the East End Historic District. All mechanicals new, floors refinished, updated bathrooms &... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 31017566
    Status: Active
    Address: 16614 Jamaica Beach Road
    City / Zip: Jamaica Beach, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Jamaica Beach Blk A & Pt Blk B
    Lot Size: 91x197
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 1770Square Feet
    • 16Days on Market
  • Description:
    Great 2nd row home with corridor views of the gulf between homes across the street. Home is on a huge lot, so plenty of... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 16231099
    Status: Active
    Address: 16721 Jamaica Beach Road
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Jamaica Beach 16
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 1087Square Feet
    • 16Days on Market
  • Description:
    Adorable coastal cottage a stones throw from the beach! True 2nd row home featuring a 700+ sq ft deck to catch the sun,... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 39408955
    Status: Active
    Address: 24313 San Luis Pass Road
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Kristiansand Beach 2012
    Lot Description: Level,Waterfront
    • 15Days on Market
  • Description:
    Fantastic beach front lot on the West End of Galveston Island. This lot is cleared, level and ready for your new home to... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 76772543
    Status: Active
    Address: 7700 Seawall Boulevard 610
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77551
    Subdivision Breakers Condo
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 983Square Feet
    • 34Days on Market
  • Description:
    This is the perfect "lock & leave" island location! Panoramic beach views, Babes Beach across the street, private pool,... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 21739926
    Status: Active
    Address: 16642 Jolly Roger Road
    City / Zip: Jamaica Beach, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Jamaica Beach 14
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • 1 Bathrooms
    • 866Square Feet
    • 15Days on Market
  • Description:
    Jamaica Beach cottage by the marina & community park. This property has wonderful water views and a boat slip in the... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 96476251
    Status: Active
    Address: 8 Montego Way
    City / Zip: Jamaica Beach, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Jamaica Beach 17
    Lot Description: Waterfront
    • 62Days on Market
  • Description:
    Great canal lot in Jamaica Beach, across the canal from the Jamaica Beach boat basin. Home should have a view of Jubilee... Read More
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