Glenn Bushmire is a rare breed, a native Californian born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. He was on his way to UC Berkeley to test his knowledge of physics and science in the classroom when he decided the real-world curriculum of extreme winter sports proved a better testing ground and headed to the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area.
What some may consider an extreme diversion proved to be exactly what Glenn needed to hone his competitive edge. He knew there was something more and he found it on the slopes when fellow athletes talked business and home buying. Glenn wanted to help. He realized he had a gift making connections and running financial numbers so at the age of 24 he returned to school at the University of Nevada, Reno, and graduated with distinction, receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing.
One might say Glenn learned the real estate business from the ground up. Not only was he raised by a top-producing real estate broker, he also put himself through college building homes as a lead construction foreman and learned all faucets of building. After graduation, Glenn was hired by a local mortgage broker and quickly learned the business of real estate lending. Within a year, BWC Mortgage Services, an affiliate of The Bank of Walnut Creek, entered into a joint venture with Glenn and at the age of 29 he opened a mortgage banking and brokering branch in Lake Tahoe, serving as both branch manager and premier mortgage specialist. His branch became one of the lead lending companies in the Lake Tahoe/Truckee area, thanks not only to his proficiency in the market but also his personal involvement in the community based on his desire to help others.
Glenn continued to take an active role in the area becoming an affiliate member of The Tahoe Sierra Board of Realtors and local Chamber of Commerce, Hospitals, Kiwanis and Disabled Sports programs. Most recently he became an affiliate member with OCAR, the Orange County Association of Realtors. In 2012, Glenn relocated to Southern California to be near his aging mother. He quickly shelved the snowboard for a surfboard and found himself striking up conversations and deals between waves at local breaks. Glenn became established in the local market at 1st Pacific and in 2015 he joined the newly formed Ditch team, quickly becoming one of the top producers in the Irvine office.
If Glenn has a secret, it’s that he never gives up and he always gives back. Whether it’s the first-time home buyer or a multi-million dollar investment, Glenn can provide up-to-date knowledge and financing. He seeks out current economic trends on the local and global markets and has worked with every type of loan including conventional, jumbo, construction, FHA, VA and commercial; as well as every type of property from single-family residence to multi-units, condotels, acreage, income-producing, commercial, boat slips and timeshares.
Glenn has extensive and detailed knowledge of the market whether on a local or a global scale and he uses this to help people fulfill their dreams. He quickly and accurately accesses a client’s current situation and home buying potential to help fulfill their financial goals through the real estate lending channel. He is passionate and enthusiastic and always makes himself available, even if it requires mapping Fed Ex locations on foreign destinations to get documents where they need to be. Glenn also continues to make himself available to the community by volunteering with associations such as Camp Wet n’ Wild, a surf camp for kids with disabilities.