Who is Hjelseth|Pilant Real Estate?

Brandon Hjelseth

Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

Brandon is a native of the greater Tacoma area and has been privileged to grow up in such a beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest. After attending Life Christian Academy in Tacoma, he graduated from Idaho State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, as well as a fiancé! Brandon and Brittney were married in 2012. Brandon started his real estate practice in 2013 with RE/MAX Professionals. In his first years, he proved to be a rising star in the real estate world, far surpassing expectations of his clients and colleagues, and he hasn’t slowed down since. Brandon’s passions outside of real estate are Brittney and their young children: Harper, Tanner, Tatum and Scarlett! When not serving his family and clients, he does enjoy a round of golf. He prides himself on going the extra mile for his clients and delivering the ultimate level of service.

George Pilant

Certified Residential Specialist, MBA

A Tacoma native, George started his real estate career in 1991. In addition to receiving sales awards for 20+ years and co-hosting a radio talk show out of Seattle (Real Estate Radio), George served on the Washington Real Estate Commission from 2005-2017. There, he led the effort to raise the bar for educational standards and professionalism in the real estate industry. Connected and involved, George has served in leadership roles in many local community organizations like City Club, Municipal League, Shared Housing Services and Tacoma 8 Rotary. Outside of real estate, George’s passions start with his wife and partner, Helen McGovern-Pilant, their children, grandchildren, and extended family. George and Helen are strong supporters of community non-profits and when it’s wintry cold, they like to hit the ski slopes.

Brittany Peterson

Licensed Client Services Coordinator

Brittany is a recent addition to the Hjelseth | Pilant Real Estate team! She earned a degree in Communication/Publicity and Media Relations fromWestern Washington University. She joins our team with an extensive marketing background working with diverse brands from automotive to non-profit. Most recently she worked within the Commercial Real Estate industry assisting a team of brokers compelte more than 250 deals over the last 4 years. Brittany is passionate about providing excellent customer service as well as assisting colleagues and clients achieve their real estate goals.

As our Licensed Client Services Coordinator, Brittany is our go-to for assisting our clients and making sure that all the details of your sales and/or listings are being completed correctly and in timely manner. Brittany is the source of communication with all involved in your transaction like escrow, title, lenders, inspectors and contractors, to ensure that your transaction runs as smooth as possible.

Beyond work, Brittany loves to spend time with her family. Whether it is enjoying the Tacoma waterfront or camping in Lake Chelan, every moment with family is cherished. Brittany also enjoys throwing a fun event, from throwing a birthday party for her kiddos or helping a friend plan her dream wedding, she considers this as her most enjoyable creative outlet.