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Specializing in Luxury Home Sales. Real Estate Broker with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty. Serving the Sierra Foothills and favorites, Auburn, Grass Valley, Sacramento, Somerset, Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Sutter Creek, Camino, and Fairplay California.

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Call: 916-996-6870
Email: bruce@gatewaysir.com
Visit: 1004 White Rock Rd, Ste 400
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

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If you’re planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing a fair asking price. I would love to help you with a FREE Market Analysis. I will use comparable sold listings to help you determine the accurate market value of your home.

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All about Bruce Champion

top producing real estate agent in the california sierra gold country

From Seattle Washington and leaving to see the world at age 18, I traveled through Europe. I lived and stayed in Italy for 4 years until I made my way back to the United States in 1984.

Fascinated by aviation, I obtained my Pilot’s license shortly after returning to the states where I went to work for American Airlines and continued my adventures for 25 more years.

Landing in Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley U.S.A in the mid-’80s, I lived 15 more years. Success in my first real estate investment sparked my fascination and interest and led me to acquire my CA real estate brokers license.

I now reside in the Sierra Foothill Gold Country and currently, I am a Broker Associate with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty in El Dorado Hills, California covering the California Sierra Foothills from Auburn to Sutter Creek and in between.

Titles I hold.

  • Private Pilot since 1984
  • Certified drone pilot
  • California Real Estate Broker’s License
  • Sacramento 5-star Real Estate agent years in a row
  • Top achiever in El Dorado County since 2013


I am a licensed CA. Broker. I specialize in representing my clients in the purchase and sale of single-family residences and income property and commercial real estate.

I truly love the Sierra Foothill Gold Country and pride myself with knowledge of local neighborhoods, information, demographics and related services.

I am a customer-driven Broker, dedicated to achieving results and providing exceptional service. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, I will put my many years of real estate expertise to work for you!

Bruce Champion Real Estate with Gateway Sotheby's International

Finding the right home can be a difficult process. I can provide you with the resources you need, no matter what you are looking for.

As an experienced Sierra Footfill real estate broker, I can make the home buying process a pleasure. I can wisk you through the many fabulous homes and cities of the Gold Country from as far as Calaveras county to Placerville, El Dorado Hills, and Auburn California and in between.

I can provide real estate marketplace & neighborhood information. I have access to tools for estimating your mortgage payments, lenders and other buying resources and articles that will help you through the home buying process and experience. Visit BruceChampionRealEstate.com for a sneak peek at a wonderful and happy lifestyle!

Thinking about buying or selling real estate in the Sierra Foothills Gold Country?

Whichever market you’re in, you can use the marketing programs and experience of a qualified marketplace real estate broker like me to help sell your home quickly and at the right price.

Learn more about the Real Estate market and see information about recent homes for sale in Placerville, El Dorado Hills, Somerset and Sutter Creek or call Bruce Champion at (916) 996-6870 to get started today!

Our Story: When your home is represented by the Sotheby’s International Realty brand it benefits from worldwide recognition.

Join Over A Million People

Leading the real estate industry in the foothill region, Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty has bridged the gap between the Bay Area and Lake Tahoe.

The name Sotheby’s International Realty is synonymous with luxury and elite brand of real-estate exactly what we at Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty have brought to our region.

With two locations in El Dorado Hills and Sutter Creek, where the city meets wine country and the mountains beyond.

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Over 50 5-Star Reviews


Bruce is a joy to work with! He is definitely a top producer for a reason. Read our story below. My wife and I closed two escrows on the same day. One was a purchase, and the other was a sale. We also had only 17 days to close both escrows. Bruce is very knowledgeable, and was able to coordinate both transactions without any issues! I know how difficult it must have been for Bruce to accomplish this. We thank him profusely for his knowledge, experience and help with the transactions.

Charlie and Renee Jobbins


We really enjoyed working with Bruce on the sale of our home. He was always available if we had questions and if anything came up, he was on top of the situation with quick resolution. We trusted him 100 percent with our sale and are extremely happy with the results. He is very knowledgeable about the area, and I would recommend Bruce to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.

Margaret Robinson


“Bruce is terrific! My partner and I decided we wanted to purchase a second home and we had an idea of what we wanted. Bruce listened to what we were looking for and was patient and willing to keep looking for our perfect home. Thank you for helping us find our dream come true. It will be fun to be neighbors!”

Tracey Mueller Schaal


“The best realtor ever, a pure pro that will go to the end of the earth to help you buy or sell your home. Confident, encouraging, yet humble in every way. You really get to like Bruce just as much as a person, as you do as your realtor!”

Craig D.


“When I contacted Bruce Champion to experience the best of what Somerset – FairPlay, CA has to offer, I literally jumped in his plane & flew, then drove and finally walked all best option properties in the area. He is an excellent listener and found several properties I loved!! His meticulous thoroughness, love of beautiful and natural setting homes + properties, as well as authentically infectious & caring energy will easily lead you to your perfect property. Call Bruce to be your trusted advisor – he is the best!!”

Kelly Anne Robinson


When I started contacting realtors in late autumn 2017, I was cold calling and getting frustrated at the lack of responses, until Bruce Champion! He responded to my voice mail promptly and with enthusiasm, it was evident (even over the phone) that he enjoys being a realtor and engaging with the public. I was an out of the area hopeful driving in from the bay area on weekends in search of a new home in the Sierra foothills; Bruce made the process fun and easy with his relaxed demeanor and spirited outlook. He is an equal parts realist and optimist which is so helpful in a home search. Spring 2018, I found my home and closed escrow in April. Bruce was always available throughout the whole process and afterward as well regarding any further questions. It is vital to have a realtor who is genuine, trustworthy and reliable; I highly recommend Bruce Champion as an advocate for you and your property.  

 Highly likely to recommend

07/12/2018 – judipettite

Bought a Single Family home in 2018 in Placerville, CA.


Bruce was an amazing person to work with. He really knows his business. He does what he says he is going to and gets the job done. I would recommend him for any of your real estate needs. Thanks Again, Bruce. Mary and I appreciate ALL you did.

Steve` Alviso

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Call Bruce Champion with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty

Bruce Champion with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty 54 Main St, Sutter Creek, CA 95685 (916) 996-6870

Bruce Champion with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty 7702 Fairplay Rd, Somerset, CA 95684 (530) 748-8080

Bruce Champion with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty 1004 White Rock Rd Ste 400, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 (916) 335-5336

Bruce Champion with Gateway Sotheby’s International Realty 3476 Airport Rd, Placerville, CA 95667 (530) 240-8320