JR Gehrmann Real Estate Broker & Vet

Outgoing and personable, JR Gehrmann is a service oriented top real estate broker who works enthusiastically with his clients.  As a veteran, JR understands the stresses involved with PCS’ing.  JR has helped numerous families relocate to Washington State for over 18+ years.  JR has a remarkably solid foundation in the industry and genuinely likes helping others.  Make your home buying experience an enjoyable venture.

Outgoing and personable, JR Gehrmann is a service oriented top real estate broker who works enthusiastically with his clients.  As a veteran, JR understands the stresses involved with PCS’ing.  JR has helped numerous families relocate to Washington State for over 18+ years.  JR has a remarkably solid foundation in the industry and genuinely likes helping others.  Make your home buying experience an enjoyable venture.

Engage with JR via text at 360-789-8749 or email him directly at [email protected]    JR’s Linkedin profile

What Clients have to say about JR Gehrmann

We recommend JR to anyone seeking efficient, ongoing, and honest assistance from a real estate agent. JR gave us continuing service to locate a home that we really enjoy. He was there from the beginning and continues to communicate with us, well after the process of purchase and move in has been accomplished. In fact, JR gave us a gift above and beyond what anyone would expect from a real estate agent by taking care of one of the upgrades to home himself.  JR communicated with us throughout the process, even from a distance, as we were living in the Midwest. He continued to visit the home and the sales office to ensure that the construction was on track for timely completion with all the expectations of a well-built house. He sent us photos, called us and assertively managed the interaction as a liaison between the us and the builder. We also will note that JR treated us with dignity and respect. For a nontraditional military family, this is very important. We gladly refer anyone to JR who is looking for a great realtor and a well-managed process.  Thank you, JR.
(CIV) Cris Ortiz -July 2019 

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One statement, JR goes above and beyond! I luckily and thankfully landed on JR’s website when the Army was moving me to JBLM in 2015. Initially I was looking for a place to rent and even though he didn’t manage rental listings at the time, he still helped me out with where to look, what different areas were like, the traffic “situation”, and a few points of contacts. Ultimately, I was having a hard time finding a place to rent that allowed large dogs. Talking to JR about the market and lacking available rental homes, I slowly started switching gears into buy mode. Now full in buy mode, I’m a little demanding on what I’m looking for, level driveway and yard, room for the dog to play, a garage big enough to store the toys and drive access to the backyard just to name a few, oh, and it had to be in the Goldilocks zone… not too far, but not too close to work. JR really went to work for me, looking at this, looking at that, sending emails and listings back and forth. I don’t know how many houses I found on Zillow or Realtor that he went and looked at for me. Did I mention I bought “sight-unseen”? If I had a question about a place, like one that had possible water damage selling for a great price in Dupont, he’d go investigate, find out what work was done, then relay it back to me. He would even talk to neighbors to get a feel for the neighborhood. The house I ultimately bought, he must have taken and emailed 100 pictures, pulled out the tape measure in the garage, and even walked around, talking to the neighbors while handing the phone over allowing me to talk to the potential neighbors and ask questions. After the sale, JR was still there. He helped with info on trash disposal and utilities, community, and always helpful with getting settled and into the new routine.
Fast forward 4 years and of course the Army is moving me again. JR was my first call! He was ready to go, I know he has other clients, but you wouldn’t know it. When JR is working with you, you feel like you’re his only client. We walked the house inside and out checking for things a home inspector might call out in a report. Then we sat down, talked about current market trends and the comparables that are on the market as well as recently sold. We traveled through all the paperwork, which he had all preprinted and ready. Just another sign of JR’s continued professionalism. In the end, we had offers within a week and were under contract very shortly there-after, after prioritizing the multiple offers. Right on through the closing he continued going above and beyond by ensuring the house was open for the cleaning team I hired after the HHG movement and I was out of town in route to my next duty station.
I cannot praise him enough and will always recommend him if I hear of someone moving to the Olympia area.

CW4 David Schmiechen 04/05/2019

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JR provided us with the expertise and advice on buying a home when we decided to move from on-post housing to our new home in Olympia. JR put at ease by providing us the data and research that he does on the area in order to find exactly the home and price range your are looking for. JR is knowledgeable on all the critical considerations (County Taxes etc,) when purchasing a home in south Thurston County. At all junctures of the closing process he kept us constantly informed and really does a great job on discussing the details to the sale. We always felt that JR was on our side advocating for the best possible deal and is an expert negotiator who directly addresses any issues or concerns with the seller. JR like no other realtor/broker in this world personally helped us move on our own by bringing over his truck and trailer. He generously offered his personal time and resources to ensure that we cleared our on-post housing to make the transition over to our new home. Who does that in the real estate business? NO ONE. It’s simple though, JR is not like others looking to make a buck or two. He genuinely cares more about doing things the right way and helping people out. We owe our current living and joy in our new home to JR and truly consider him more of a friend than our broker. We continue to use JR as a vital resource to finding quality services to make upgrades to our home as well. JR only deals with quality folks who take pride in what work they do, never disappointed with any of his contacts.

CSM (Ret.) Andrew Garate 03/25/2019
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JR” made my transition to JBLM extremely smooth. Throughout my 24 years of military service with 6 pcs moves this was the best. I contacted JR, and he was really energetic and empathetic to my move. He even gave me a route to drive across country. Upon arrival to JBLM even though I did not buy a house (I opted to live on post) he took the time to show me the area and properly introduce me to the community. He provided good sound judgement on relocation as well as how to prep my home to put it on the market to sell. He truly has the customers best interest at heart and he obviously wants to see his clients comfortable. Definitely a good person to contact if you want an honest well thought out plan for relocating to the JBLM area.

CSM Devin Winnegan
March 2019
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“We began the home buying process about six months prior to our arrival at JBLM. This was our first home purchase, and we were very skeptical about the process, questioning everything that we were told by any agent or agency. When we came across JR, he talked to us on the phone for over an hour while he was parked on the side of the highway about the area and the dynamics of the current housing situation in and around JBLM. He didn’t push buying a home onto us, he cared more about ensuring that we had a good transition to our new duty location. He provided a great deal of information on the rental market, the on base housing situation as well as the homes for sale in the area. He wanted us to make an informed decision, he repeatedly told us throughout the process that if we did not feel comfortable with purchasing a home that we should back out immediately.

We arrived on Memorial Day weekend, and much like many other incoming families we were immediately on the hunt for housing. We asked JR to be available the morning after our arrival, JR answered the call. With a list of our “favorites” off the house listings, JR showed us ten houses in one day. JR was not interested in closing the deal, he wanted us to find the right home for our family. Throughout the process, we interacted with various listing agents; we were not impressed by them. We noticed a clear difference between JR and the rest of the agents. We knew immediately that JR was going to take care of us and negotiate the best deal for our family. JR absolutely came through for our family throughout the process.

He was not just an agent to us, he became a friend to our family. 12 months after our initial home purchase, we are still in constant communication with JR. He continues to assist our family with anything that we need, whether that be helping to find a contractor, borrow a tool or answering a question about the area. JR always answers our phone calls. I can’t imagine an agent that would continue to be there for a military family like JR has been for our family. I have witnessed firsthand how JR has helped not just my family, but many other incoming families. JR is a true asset to the military community!”

CW3 Dan Westfall
August 2017


“JR has provided expertise and advice to me since 2003 when I first moved to the Olympia area. I’ve never met a more energetic or knowledgeable person about real estate in south Thurston County since then. Aside from his responsiveness and integrity, JR is an expert negotiator who understands the local market dynamics in real time. One of many great things about JR that has helped me tremendously and consistently during my ownership of various properties in Olympia is his extensive network of professionals. I’ve hired carpenters, plumbers, landscapers, realtors, cleaners, and painters based solely on his recommendation and have not once been disappointed. I continue to use JR as a resource to this day and cannot recommend him highly enough if you are in any way considering real estate in this area.”

COL (Ret.) Sean Callahan 05/22/2015


“Wanted to follow up after the closing of my home with a short note thanking you for your support to me and the “fun” job of finding me a home, which clearly is what we call in the Military “Above and Beyond”. JR, you are without question the most professional individual I have had the pleasure of working with on any business venture in my 20 years of active military service. From our initial contact with you through the web and then emails to after the closing of the home, you epotimized professionalism and comittment to the customer. When I was begining my search to purchase a home during my upcoming PCS move from Hawaii to the Fort Lewis region, through closing and even subsequent follow up questions and dialogue, you were always just a phone call away or when close just a few minute drive to link up face to face. If you didnt know the answer or were busy, you always promptly returned my call with answers and solutions, not more problems. Awesome! Just so you know that questionaire I sent to you via email from Hawaii asking about the services you would provide, if I contracted you to be my agent, I also sent out to approximately 15 other agents and firms in the area. Well bottom line up front, your candor, honesty and total comittment to me, the customer earned you not only my business, but my professional respect. Looking back at the process that you tirelessly led me through in order to locate, analyze then select and purchase my home, I know that I couldnt have made a better choice, and if I had to do it again, I wouldnt go through any selection process, its honestly just as simple as contacting you and your firm, one stop shopping at its best. Through your drive and total ‘Can-Do’ attitude you somehow made the whole ‘home find and purchase’ process paletable, screened out the bad eggs and always provided me with total up front honesty and nothing painted a different color just to sound or look good, and that is what I wanted, and what you provided every step of the way.

Thanks again for such an outstanding professional service that you provided, and you can rest assured, that when it comes time to sell my home here in Thurston county, well, you can already put my name on your list, just wait a while to activate the listing, cause you have my repeat business, without hesitation.
Have a wonderful day!”

Scott Lind
Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), US Army
555th Combat Engineer Group