Oregon Principal Broker
Communicative and energetic, Joel Bumgarner looks forward to joining his clients on the journey to home ownership, whether it’s a first time home buyer, a family looking for more space, or a client looking to downsize. Joel prides himself in listening carefully to a client’s wants and needs and helping guide them to the perfect home. A client can expect to be made a priority throughout the home buying process as Joel operates with a sense of urgency that enables buyers to have an advantage when they are ready to make a move.
Joel studied speech communication and psychology at Oregon State University and initially pursued a career as a clinical psychologist. He worked at a 24-hour residential mental health facility for children ages 12 through 17, and utilized his creative problem solving skills often when offering care to patients. Through this experience, Joel learned how to be sensitive to each individual’s unique situation and how to defuse potentially stressful situations in a healthy way. Joel learned the art of negotiation and uses these same skills when helping clients obtain their dream home at a fair price.
A lifelong Blazer’s fan, Joel enjoys an active lifestyle that includes running, travel, basketball, hiking, camping, water sports, and snowboarding. He values time with family and friends and makes this a priority. Joel relishes in opportunities to meet people from different cultures and has even done several service trips to Haiti and Guatemala. An Oregonian since early elementary school, Joel loves the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer!