It all began in Chicago, IL where I was born to a young immigrant couple from South Korea. My parents, James and Helen, came to the United States with only a hundred dollars in their pocket and a dream of making a better life. I learned from a very early age that nothing can substitute for hard work and a dedication toward meeting goals. On more than one occasion, my father told me that working hard allows you to help more people. To this day, this simple statement drives me. I graduated from the University of Illinois and began to work immediately for a startup Internet company. During my off-hours, I partnered with a good friend and started a freelance design firm. Through these experiences, I learned first-hand the importance of giving exceptional care towards your clientele.
Nothing is more satisfying than exceeding your clients expectations. The fast pace and constant growth was exciting, but in 2003, my life was about to change for the better. That’s the year my wife, Bethany, and I got married and I started a family of my own. With the desire to be more available for my wife and the children we hoped to have, I invested in a business in the city of Gainesville, Florida. I am proud to call Gainesville my home. It is here that Bethany and I had our 3 children, and we love all the amenities the city provides for our family. In 2008, we bought our first home, and we had an incredible experience with our real estate agent. This is where my love for real estate began to take shape. As a first-time homebuyer, I found the process to be daunting, but our agent offered the expertise and guidance we needed to find the house we now call home.
It is now my privilege to offer this guidance and expertise to other homebuyers. I hope to use over 15 years of experience of being in the Gainesville area, both as a business owner and a resident, to help others live their dreams. Finally and most importantly, I have learned through my faith in Jesus Christ that above everything else that love always prevails. There is no greater joy than to love and care for others. In 2008, I agreed to serve part-time as a college pastor here at a local church where I have had the privilege of shaping the lives of young college students. Through this experience, I have seen the immense value of building relationships - relationships where I can be a loving influence and can find myself being loved in return. Not only do I look forward to helping others through my experiences in Gainesville, but I believe what I look forward to most is building relationships.
• WSJ Ranked Top 64 Teams in the USA 2020
• Florida Companies to Watch 2019
• Inc. 5000 America's Fastest Growing Private Companies 2018 & 2019
• Florida Trends Top 30 Small Companies to Work For 2018
• Large Business of the Year 2017
• Best of the Best Real Estate Company 2017
To contact Peter today, you can call him at 352-870-8783 or email him at Peter@PepineRealty.com.
Realtor®, Commercial Buyer's Agent for Betsy Pepine