Real Estate Professional in Rye, New Hampshire United States
Real Estate Agent

Andrea Swanson

Real Estate Professional in Rye, New Hampshire United States

I have a unique ability to visualize the potential of any property and advise buyers, sellers, and renovators on how to leverage their resources to maximize value. One of my specialties is personally staging properties prior to professional photography to ensure the best possible presentation of the listing. I genuinely love architecture, quality construction, and design; and am well-acquainted with the unique communities, neighborhoods, and people of the Seacoast area.


Out of graduate school, I became a project manager at Lehrer McGovern Bovis Construction Management in New York City. There I was involved in many large-scale projects, including the renovation of Shea Stadium and the restoration of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, while simultaneously working toward a Master's degree in construction management (New York University). Thierry Despont, French architect for the Statue of Liberty, lured me away to become Senior Project Manager and co-manager of his architecture, interior design, and construction firm. I was involved in the management of projects as varied as Calvin Klein's summer house in the Hamptons, the interior design of Bill Gates' home in Seattle, a design of the Sultan of Brunei's mansion in Los Angeles, and restoration of the Frick Museum, to name a few. After a dynamic career managing the design and construction of luxury estates and the restoration of American landmarks, a transition to real estate sales was incredibly appealing. I joined Tate & Foss Sotheby's International Realty, believing a firm specializing in the sale of unique and luxury properties would be a perfect fit. I have both a Bachelor's degree (Plymouth State University) and a Master's degree (Harvard University).


I met my husband Karl while restoring my Vermont farmhouse, which was located near his weekend ski cabin. After we married, we moved to the Seacoast and settled in Rye, where we've raised our daughter Alison. My family has lived in the greater Seacoast area for generations, so returning to the area was a true homecoming for me. We are members of Wentworth by the Sea Country Club and the Surf Club. I am a member of the Rye Public Library and for years served as Volunteer Coordinator for Rye Elementary School.


"It is rare to find someone who is extraordinary in all ways. The consummate professional who understands the needs and desires of a client...goes beyond the call of duty to ensure satisfaction...strives and successfully gains the everlasting trust of that client. Someone who is bright and kind...protects her client’s overtime and makes sure that the client is served to perfection. Andrea Swanson is that person."

"We would like to take a moment to compliment Andrea's performance. After meeting with her, she outlined how she would handle the marketing of our home and she did not let us down in ANY WAY. She is a professional in every sense of the word, and we would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone."

566 Washington Road
Rye, New Hampshire, 03870 United States