Sharon Bumpas Gilster

Qualified Broker/Owner

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. Her firm was nominated for the LeadingRE Diamond Award 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 NMAR regional and state Professional Standards Committees, Mediation Committee, and Ombudsman Committee. She has served on 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, Accredited 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 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 Boards of the DreamTree Project and Millicent Rogers Museum, is a participating member of Women Give Taos, and is a member of Taos Chamber of Commerce and its Taos Entrepreneurial Network. She also sponsored Taos Center for the Arts movie series for fifteen years.

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.

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What People Are Saying About Sharon ...

Sharon skillfully guided us through the complex purchase of our Taos investment property. Her extensive knowledge of the area and all aspects of the purchase process was critical to closing the deal, which we did from out of state. We highly recommend Sharon as one of the best real estate ... agents that we have ever worked with.
As a first time home buyer I wasn't completely sure what I was getting into. I thought looking at houses was a lot of work, but what I didn't realize is that the hard part is putting in and negotiating the offer. Sharon's years experience and knowledge of the area ... were invaluable in this process! I would have been lost without her guidance!
Sharon did a great job for us and exceeded our expectations. She is responsive, thorough, conscientious, and extremely knowledgeable about the area as well as about real estate issues and requirements. She always had great advice and recommendations. We really enjoyed working with her and would highly recommend her to ... anyone.
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!