Sharon Bumpas Gilster

QB CIPS, CRS, ABR

Qualifying Broker/Owner Sharon Bumpas Gilster is the only broker chosen by Leading Real Estate Companies of the World to represent Taos, NM, one of only four LeadingRE members in New Mexico, and is a recipient of the LeadingRE Crown of Excellence Award, an unprecedented honor for any Taos real estate brokerage. She served as 2010-2011 Vice Chair/Fund Raising Chair of the RANM REALTOR® Political Action Committee-New Mexico. Sharon serves also on the RANM regional and state Professional Standards Committees, Mediation Committee, and Ombudsman Committee, Taos County Association of REALTORS® MLS Committee, and the Santa Fe Association of REALTORS® International Council. As a Certified International Property Specialist, the only international designation recognized by the National Association of REALTORS®, she is a global real estate professional who has undergone specialized training focused on conducting business in the international real estate arena. A member of the Taos MLS, Santa Fe MLS, and the Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® MLS association, a licensed real estate broker and formerly licensed appraiser in New Mexico, Sharon offers her listing clients the additional experience of a trained mediator and home staging services as a certified ASP REALTOR®. She holds the additional NAR designations of Certified Residential Specialist, Acredited Buyer Representative, and E-Pro. Clients know her to be a person of high integrity, focused on customer service with a solid understanding of her business and a remarkable ability to listen, evaluate and execute.

Establishing the first one stop, turnkey multi-service Taos real estate company is a natural extension of her people oriented networking nature. Meeting the inherent challenges of helping her clients connect physically with the awe-inspiring landscape and rich, multi-cultural heritage of northern New Mexico engages her in her Taos real estate work.

A community leader, Sharon made the founding contribution for the Taos Community Foundation Housing Solutions Fund and sat on that fund’s Advisory Council. She is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and member of Taos Milagro Rotary, serves on the Board of the DreamTree Project, is a participating member of Women Give Taos, and is a member of Taos Chamber of Commerce and its Taos Entrepreneurial Network. She also sponsors Taos Center for the Arts movie series.

Sharon’s professional experience includes the establishment of a contract office and home furnishings dealership in Dallas, Texas which for 15 years offered product sales, interior design, space planning and installation services to a diverse customer base ranging from individuals and small professional offices to government contracts and corporate accounts throughout the United States. Prior to this, Sharon worked in newspaper marketing and circulation management with The Dallas Times Herald, property of Times Mirror Corporation.

A native Dallasite, Sharon visited northern New Mexico frequently since childhood, returning often with her two children. She is a graduate of Highland Park High School in Dallas and Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Having resided in Paris, France, she is fluent in the French language and is learning Spanish. Sharon is a skier, dancer, welder, and artist who enjoys comedy, music, travel, and hiking the Sangre de Cristo mountains with her best Welshie friend, Brychan.

Contact Sharon Bumpas Gilster

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

What People Are Saying About Sharon ...

What a wonderful confident home shopping experience. Sharon is incredibly professional and objective. I honestly felt that she cared about my our investment in an appreciating asset, as well as the emotion that goes along with a new home. Perfect experience, amazing knowledge of property values in ALL of New ... Mexico, not just Taos. If there were 10 stars available, then I would have given ALL ten to Sharon. Thank you!
My partner and I had an incredible experience working with Sharon on the purchase of our new home. We were moving from Florida to New Mexico and had never been to New Mexico previously. Sharon spent the day with us looking at a variety of homes. She was extremely knowledgeable ... about the areas which would best welcome us. We looked at six homes, and placed an offer on one the following day and closed two weeks later. The entire process was drama-free and very pleasant actually. We found our dream home and could not be happier, and even better, we ended up with a friend for life. Thank you so much Sharon for everything!
Sharon provided outstanding services to us in the purchase of our home. She provided excellent information, responded timely to all requests, went the extra mile to make sure we found the home we wanted, and then worked very hard to complete the purchase. We could not be more pleased.
Sharon did an outstanding job in marketing my house which ended up selling in one day with a signed buyer contract! Her network of many listing services as well as her exceptional online home presentation skills were above and beyond any that I have ever encountered. Within two months of ... our initial meeting to sign a listing agreement, we finalized the paperwork and closed on the sale. During this period, she guided me through all the real estate protocol and outlined the specific paperwork requirements and made it all seem easy. She is a veteran of the business and very professional and I would highly recommend her for any real estate transactions.
Agent to Agent review : I am a licensed agent in Florida, and inactively licensed in Pennsylvania. When we, as agents, have family members selling their homes, we like to make sure they are with top notch professionals. I interviewed a few agents for helping a family member sell her ... home in Taos, NM. Sharon stood out above all the rest. Not just for her firm knowledge on the current market, but for her very real grasp on how to best advertise and sell a home through various media forms, as well as to the neighboring counties. Her communication and persistence was astounding. If you want an agent that will not only tell you the true reality, but will work hard to get your home sold for top dollar....call Sharon!