Bruce Wackernagel

Bruce Wackernagel

Associate Broker

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • 231-981-3535
  • 231-740-8280
  • 231-894-5611
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Thinking of Selling?

For the past 20 years, Bruce Wackernagel has served his clients' needs working in Northern Muskegon and Southern Oceana counties. An avid sportsman with a love for the outdoors Bruce has connected with a clientele that shares his enthusiasm for the West Michigan Shoreline and all that it has to offer. He is an associate broker, a graduate of Muskegon Community College, and holds a GRI certificate from the Michigan Association or REALTORS. His extensive experience ensures the importance of good customer service and solid investment advice in the real estate industry. He understands the importance of his clients' real estate goals, and works hard to help them achieve their real estate dreams.

Bruce came to Coldwell Banker from Vollmer Realty, where he has enjoyed working with many clients that have become dear friends over the years. He has lived along the lake shore his entire life and is ready to use his knowledge of the community, professional experience and industry resources to assist with any home purchase or sale, land acquisition or real estate purchase.

What My Clients Have to Say...

When you think about your real estate experience with Bruce, what stands out in your mind?

"The desire to meet our needs, patience, and a good attitiude.  He knows the community well, has a good reputation, and is honest." -Barbara & David Owezarski, Maryland

"Professionalism." -Chuck & Rachel Osborne, Muskegon

"Attention to detail.  Bruce has a willingness to help regardless of the time of day, or time of the week." -Mike Doerr, Montague

"Efficient processing and communication."

"Promptness & meeting times that fit my schedule." -Jeffrey Cussimanio, Montague

"Bruce has excellent knowledge of property and the housing market in the White Lake Area." -Mitch & Jill DeJonge, Grand Rapids

"How prompt he was." -Blake Damn, Whitehall

Professional Real Estate Background

I learned the real estate "trade" from a dear old friend who has since passed away. He was buying and selling land and homes back in the late 50's when I was hanging on my mother's apron strings. He would love to buy waterfront properties. Lakes, rivers, creeks, swamps you name it, anything that had trees and water. My professional background was taught to me with a "hands on" approach. I firmly believe that you cannot help others invest unless you invest yourself. Since my early years of learning the real estate business I have bought and sold properties all over west Michigan.

My formal professional and real estate training came Muskegon Communtiy College where I earned an Associate Arts Degree, and from the West Michigan Association of Realtors where I earned my GRI designation.

Your Home is an Investment.

My biggest professional goal is to help people invest wisely.  Buying a home or investment property is a big decision, and one that should not be made lightly.  Buying a home is typically the biggest investment that most people will ever make, and a poor choice of investment can affect you for years to come.  Real estate can and will make you money, and will give you years of enjoyment if you know what you are doing when you purchase a home.  I can provide knowledge and expertise obtained from many years of personal and professional investment experience.

Muskegon & Oceana County Vacant Land, Farms & Investment Properties

My primary market is residential homes in Muskegon and Oceana Counties.  My areas of greatest experience and expertise are vacant land, farms and investment properties.


  • Coldwell Banker Sterling Society
  • Graduate, REALTOR Institute
  • Equal Housing Opportunity
  • Realtor


  • Associates Degree in Arts, Muskegon Community College
  • GRI Certification, Michigan Association or Realtors
  • Associate Broker, State of Michigan

Personal Background

I never thought that growing up on a dairy farm would be the beginning of a career in selling real estate. I believe my love for the land and the change of seasons, along with my love for the outdoors led to my career in the real estate business.  For me, it is the perfect job. 

I love to hunt, fish, ski, sail, and talk to people who love to do the same. West Michigan is one of the most beautiful areas in the world.  I love being here, and working with people who appreciate the area too!

Personal Interests

I love deer hunting and fly fishing, skiing, and sailing our boat, "The Blue Moon" with my wife and daughter.  You might as well have a hobby for every season or else the weather will make you crazy!



I also sponsor a race car at our local Race track Winston Motor Speedway, who in 2012 became in The National UMP Dirtcar Factory Stock Champion.


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