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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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19 Marathon $995,000

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 2205995
    Status: Active
    Address: 19 Marathon
    City / Zip: Hitchcock, Texas 77563
    Subdivision Harborwalk
    Lot Size: 85x112
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • 3865Square Feet
    • 101Days on Market
  • Description:
    Exquisitely appointed Harborwalk canal front home. Home is located on a 75’ wide canal with 112’ of canal frontage &... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 80184222
    Status: Active
    Address: 4119 Willet Lane
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Pointe West Sec 1 2005
    Lot Size: 83x124
    • 4 Bedrooms
    • 4 Bathrooms
    • 2856Square Feet
    • 46Days on Market
  • Description:
    Welcome to 4119 Willet Ln in the West Galveston Island subdivision of Pointe West. This is a custom-built home that... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 64026943
    Status: Active
    Address: 23502 Bayview Lane
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision The Reserve At Bay Harbor
    Lot Description: Waterfront
    • 2Days on Market
  • Description:
    Looking for a bay front lot with a bulk head and an existing pier and boat slip? Come out west to the Reserve at Bay... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 6578512
    Status: Active
    Address: 14204 Miramar Drive
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Palm Beach
    • 3 Bedrooms
    • 3 Bathrooms
    • 1554Square Feet
    • 150Days on Market
  • Description:
    New construction in Palm Beach. Low maintenance in mind with fiber cement siding, impact resistant winds, long-lasting... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 28090715
    Status: Active
    Address: 7700 Seawall Boulevard 1309
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77551
    Subdivision Breakers Condo
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 983Square Feet
    • 101Days on Market
  • Description:
    Breathtaking views of the beachfront from this penthouse level condo's large expanse of south-facing windows. Completely... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 46555355
    Status: Active
    Address: 11225 Schwartz Drive
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Sunny Beach
    • 2 Bedrooms
    • 2 Bathrooms
    • 1296Square Feet
    • 203Days on Market
  • Description:
    A modern beach side cottage home in Sunny Beach, the closest neighborhood to the seawall and all Galveston has to offer.... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 93232681
    Status: Active
    Address: 5 Jolly Roger Road
    City / Zip: Jamaica Beach, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Jamaica Beach Blk A & Pt Blk B
    Lot Description: Level,Subdivision,Water View,Waterfront
    • 26Days on Market
  • Description:
    Canal lot with views of the State Park wetlands, West Galveston Bay and glorious sunrises to the east. Fantastic... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 52125738
    Status: Active
    Address: 19135 Kahala Drive
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Kahala Beach Estates
    Lot Description: Level,Subdivision,Water View
    • 370Days on Market
  • Description:
    Fantastic 2nd row beach side lot in Kahala Beach Estates. This is great sized lot, perfect for a large new beach side... Read More
  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 59017582
    Status: Active
    Address: 44 Pelican Road
    City / Zip: Jamaica Beach, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Jamaica Beach 25
    Lot Description: Subdivision,Waterfront
    • 67Days on Market
  • Description:
    Great canal lot in Jamaica Beach level/with bulkhead. Lot is located a block to the west of the entrance to the main... Read More

10 Shaman $89,500

  • Property Highlights
    MLS #: 52822394
    Status: Active
    Address: 10 Shaman
    City / Zip: Galveston, Texas 77554
    Subdivision Indian Beach 1
    Lot Description: Level,Subdivision,Water View
    • 94Days on Market
  • Description:
    Come join the recent new construction activity in Indian Beach. A home on this lot will have wonderful views across FM... Read More
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