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 and baby-on-the-way! 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.

Alyssa Ulrich

Executive Assistant

Alyssa graduated from the University of Washington – Tacoma in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. That same year she joined our team as our Client Care Manager.

As our Client Care Manager, Alyssa is in the office Monday through Friday taking calls, helping clients, and making sure that all the details of your sales and listings are being done on time and the right way. Alyssa is in constant contact with other people involved in your transaction like escrow, title, lenders, inspectors and contractors, making sure that your transaction runs as smooth as possible.

When not at work, Alyssa loves to spend time with family and friends, explore nature with her dogs and scope out the best brunch spots in town!