Derek Peterson

Derek Peterson


Derek moved to Austin in 2012 after a 10-year career in the music business. Having worked for Capitol Records, Live Nation, and Ticketmaster, he was prepped and ready for a new adventure. Derek has a background in negotiating record deals, publishing deals, and touring contracts while also having a passion for serving people, so Real Estate proved itself to be the right balance of business and customer service. 

Derek Closed over 60 transactions in the last few years and has proved that he is extremely patient and loyal. He operates with the highest level of honesty and integrity at all times, and has a history of fighting for his clients while keeping deals together through closing. He strikes the perfect balance of friendly and fierce. Being tech-savvy and having a heart for people, Derek is constantly finding ways to efficiently raise the bar for customer service. No task is too tall for him and he is focused on providing the best experience possible for his clients.

Derek has two beautiful daughters and loves spending as much time as possible with them. When he is not working or with his kids, he is doing something active like running the lake, playing volleyball at Zilker, weightlifting, or shooting hoops. He spends a lot of time getting to know the city and the communities around it. Derek also serves in his church and is part of multiple groups that engage the community every week.

November 12 2018

Derek Peterson is a proactive highly motivated professional with wonderful customer service etiquette. His knowledge and expertise of the Austin area are impressive. He listens and truly cares about finding the perfect match for you and your family. I am very glad we had the opportunity to work with him. I can without reservation give my highest recommendation for Derek Peterson. You will benefit from having met him! 

Alex A.

August 14 2018

We had already found a place we wanted when we decided to work with Derek Peterson. You might think (as I did) that there really wasn't much work for him to do then, but Derek was absolutely instrumental in helping us get the house we wanted. He gave us great advice from everything to the initial bid to helping us find good contractors and guided us through the entire process from beginning to end. It's a result of his help that we got the place we wanted (and love) and that the whole process went so smooth. I highly recommend him if you need a good agent. 


August 1 2018

Derek was amazing. I don't think we would have got the house without him. The way he walked us through everything and kept in contact and was always available, made the whole process go about as breezy as it could possibly go. We really appreciate Derek and all the hard work he did for us. We will definitely be recommending Derek to other folks I know looking for a home or selling. 

Jake Wagaman

July 17 2018

Derek was the best agent we have ever used. He is knowledgeable, professional, and went above and beyond our stringent expectations. We have already recommended Derek to others. Good job Derek and Realty Austin!

Jeff Townsend

May 31 2018

We recently worked with Derek Peterson in selling a vacant residential lot that we owned. Derek certainly exceeded our expectations! He was prompt from the first time I contacted him. Derek was always quick to answer our questions, get the lot on the market and under contract, and we closed on schedule. Derek kept us appraised every step of the way, and offered lots of insight and set good expectations. We will not hesitate to use him as our agent again in the future! (In fact, we already have discussed some long-range plans). 

Cindy Nance

May 31 2018

I will DEFINITELY be sharing Derek's contact info with anyone I know who's looking for a Realtor because we enjoyed working with him. Derek didn't put us under any pressure, but he was always available when we wanted to go hard on the house hunt. We also knew that he had our backs no matter what; he wouldn't have let us buy something unless we ALL thought it was a good fit and he wouldn't let us be duped! Derek was consistently pleasant, fun, flexible, easy to work with, and professional. Pretty much everything you could want in a Realtor, and more! Our home buying process was pleasant and stress-free, and we have Derek to thank for a large part of that. We are so excited to move into our new house next week, and we are lucky to have had Derek guiding us through the entire process! He will be our go-to for any future realty needs, hands down. 

Michele Hockett Cooper

April 28 2018

Derek was absolutely great! He went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly throughout our purchasing process. We would most definitely recommend Derek Peterson to anyone wanting to purchase a home!

Shauna Cobb

April 11 2018

My wife and I have worked with many many Realtors in 5 different states, and Derek Peterson is by far the most knowledgeable, available, and fun to work with real estate agent. We really lucked out with Derek!

Tom Desmond

December 2 2017

Derek Peterson helped me with the purchase of 2 homes in Austin, in 2016 and 2017, he is great to work with! I highly recommend Derek and Realty Austin!


October 26 2017

Derek exceeded our expectations in every way. In addition to being exceedingly prompt and professional, he is incredibly personable and invested a great deal of time and energy into building a relationship with our family. Buying a home is stressful, particularly when you are working with a multi-generational family. Derek took care to attend to all of our wants and needs. We looked at a lot of houses, and we are delighted with the home we all agreed on. Derek made the process much more enjoyable, and I would not hesitate to recommend him and Realty Austin to anyone buying or selling.

Chelsea Houdyshell

August 24 2017

Derek is one of the most hard-working and genuine people I know. He is extremely responsive and always has your best interests in mind. He is very resourceful and very prompt in finding out anything he did not know the answer to. In addition, he was always looking for ways to make my listing more attractive. Thanks, Derek!! 

Claudia N.

August 3 2017

Derek was fantastic to work with from start to finish. I've already recommended Derek to several friends. He was very responsive by phone, text, and email and I always knew he was watching out for me. He pointed out flaws or selling points in houses that I wouldn't have noticed otherwise and made me feel confident that he had my best interests in mind. He did a great job, and I would use him again in a heartbeat

Stacey Bucklin

May 29 2017

This is the second time we've worked with Derek (he helped us find a house rental in 2015), and we can't say enough good things about him! He exemplified professionalism, was exceedingly patient with us during our first time as home buyers and was just plain nice and great to work with.

Howdy Darrell

May 1 2017

I had initially met Derek when he had helped us find a rental property two years ago. He was great to work with during that process and I knew that he was the one to call when it was time to buy our first house. You can tell he really understands his clients and their needs, and I never felt that my time was wasted or like I was being pressured one way or another. He is so personable and the utmost professional without being pretentious. Buying your first home can be stressful and challenging and during the process for us he took on the roles of sage, mentor, cheerleader, therapist (ha!), and coach. He was great about sharing expertise, insight or observations about properties that we had missed and helped to point out different things to consider. He went above and beyond throughout the process and was always attentive and available for us. I felt 100% confident in the way he represented us and had our best interests in mind. But what was really great about working with Derek was that along with having integrity and being amazing at what he does he is just plain fun to work with! Early in the process at a moment when I was feeling a bit discouraged I remember him saying that the right property would fall into place for us and as I sit in our own new home (that I absolutely love!), I can absolutely say he was right and we couldn't have done it without him! Thank you, Derek! 

Marilyn Darrell

April 9 2017

Derek is amazing! He is very detail-oriented and his clients always come first. Derek found my wife and me our first home before our first child arrives and the whole experience couldn't have been more perfect. He will always be our realtor! 

Ryan Smith

January 29 2017

Derek was great. He really looked after my interests and handled lots of site visits (inspection, follow-up inspection, meetings with service workers) that I could not attend. I was completely confident in Derek’s abilities to represent me and to deal directly with the inspector. Derek has a very bright future in real estate, and if I have future real estate needs, I will call him back.

Kitty Nelson

January 29 2017

Derek was great. He really looked after my interests and handled lots of site visits (inspection, follow-up inspection, meetings with service workers) that I could not attend. I was completely confident in Derek’s abilities to represent me and to deal directly with the inspector. Derek has a very bright future in real estate, and if I have future real estate needs, I will call him back.

Kitty Nelson

January 18 2017

Derek did a great job and I would recommend him to anyone. He was highly responsive, motivated, and effective.

Joe Nelson

December 2 2016

Short version, Derek did, in my opinion, a wonderful job and I would be more than happy to and will recommend him to my friends. I am 65 years old and was a first-time buyer. I was fortunate enough to meet Derek when we just called out of the blue upon seeing the home I eventually purchased online. Derek responded to my late afternoon request to view the house literally within 30 minutes and arranged for our initial viewing the next day. He also arranged for a second viewing the following day while juggling family obligations involving a birthday party for his son. This was also Thanksgiving weekend. Throughout the entire process, he has been very understanding and patient and has clearly been on top of things from the beginning. I appreciate his earnest straightforward approach and sincere desire to serve his client's interests. I strongly suspect that he will have a long and very successful career and I can sincerely recommend him to friends and family alike. He's a good guy who knows his business, and his honest, sincere and straightforward approach will serve him very well in the future.

Richard K.

December 1 2016

It was great working with Derek - he was a great listener, understood what we needed, and gave us excellent guidance for making our home decisions. We would work with him again in a heartbeat!

Kate S.

October 8 2016

Derek Peterson was a dream to work with! Being new to Austin, I was really nervous about the process, and I immediately knew I was in good hands. He was extremely responsive, willing to go the extra mile, attentive to our needs in finding a rental, fun to work with, knew exactly what to do in each situation, and negotiated everything perfectly. We ended up with our ideal home, location, and price! When it comes time to buy - I will definitely call on him. 

Marilynne S.

August 21 2016

Derek was friendly, helpful and very attentive. All around nice guy and great agent!

Howdy D.

May 5 2016

Derek was great. He showed me a ton of houses (Austin: Circle C, Shady Hollow, and Lakeway, as well as, Dripping Springs, Driftwood, and Buda). He knows his stuff and we very cool to work with. I eventually chose to rent one of the houses he showed me. We will definitely call him when we're ready to buy.

Tom D.

February 1 2016

Derek provided me with several local options within the particular criteria that I requested. He listened and provided immediate information and was super friendly. I would not hesitate to work with Derek again in the future.

Don S.

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1801 Adina St - MLS# 5981398
  • $279,500
  • Pending
  • Taking Backups
  • MLS® #: 5981398 
  • Flournoys Eastern Hills
  • 1801 Adina St
  • Austin, TX 78721
  •   2 BD 2 BA 840 Sq Ft 0.13 AC
  • Residential
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112 W Vienna Dr - MLS# 6214235
  • $512,500
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6214235 
  • Green Haven Ranch
  • 112 W Vienna Dr
  • Hutto, TX 78634
  •   4 BD 4 BA 3159 Sq Ft 1.09 AC
  • Residential
  • Buyer Represented
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7700 Covered Bridge Dr - MLS# 5623099
  • $444,950
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 5623099 
  • Covered Bridge
  • 7700 Covered Bridge Dr
  • Austin, TX 78736
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2834 Sq Ft 0.23 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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11546 Gun Fight Ln - MLS# 2582791
  • $360,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 2582791 
  • Shady Hollow
  • 11546 Gun Fight Ln
  • Austin, TX 78748
  •   4 BD 3 BA 1844 Sq Ft 0.17 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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7409 Amanda Ellis Way - MLS# 7155152
  • $357,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 7155152 
  • Village At Western Oaks
  • 7409 Amanda Ellis Way
  • Austin, TX 78749
  •   3 BD 2 BA 1624 Sq Ft 0.16 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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13510 Lamplight Village Ave - MLS# 6112597
  • $355,000
  • Sold
  • MLS® #: 6112597 
  • Scofield Farms
  • 13510 Lamplight Village Ave
  • Austin, TX 78727
  •   4 BD 3 BA 2697 Sq Ft 0.14 AC
  • Residential
  • Seller Represented
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