Peter Freet, REALTOR® officer and director, passes

Seattle King County REALTORS® is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Compass Managing Broker Peter Freet. Freet had a long and successful real estate career in the Pacific Northwest, during which he changed the lives of his clients and his colleagues. Peter served as a sales associate and manager with Coldwell Banker Bain for many years before moving to Windermere East. He then joined NWG Real Estate in 2014 before its recent merger with Compass.

“Peter was a leader who selflessly ‘mentored behind the scenes’ providing sage guidance to NWG that proved to be invaluable,” wrote NWG leadership in an email to the NWG community. “In short, he left his fingerprints all over this ‘place’ and we are so lucky to have had Peter in our lives.”

Freet served as an officer and director on the Board of Seattle King County REALTORS®. He served as Vice President of Business Practices in 2011 and 2012, a role in which he was responsible for overseeing the Association’s education and professional standards programs.

“Peter was passionate about quality training for brokers. He felt we should strive to raise professionalism within the industry,” said Claudia Crowell, Association Director of Business Practices. “During his service as Vice President, we expanded our education program to place greater emphasis on negotiation skills for brokers. Peter set a great example through his immense integrity, wisdom and kind words for everyone.”

Freet was highly involved with the REALTOR® Association. He served multiple terms on the Board of Directors and the Seattle First Citizen Committee. He was completing his final term on the Board in 2018. Freet encouraged others to volunteer in leadership roles. As he wrote in a recent candidate statement, he felt “a responsibility to represent fellow REALTORS® and a dedication to bettering the industry.”

“Peter was a strong and independent voice on our Board of Directors. He was soft-spoken at times, but always persuasive,” said Russell Hokanson, CEO of the Association. “Directors respected his experience and industry knowledge. He had a calming influence and his leadership was invaluable to the Board during the recession. We will miss him.”

Peter is survived by his children and his wife Robin Myers, a broker with Windermere East. No services have been announced at this time.