Joel received his Real Estate license in 1976 and was an Assistant Manager with Walker & Lee Realty. In 1980, Joel obtained his Brokers license and was Branch Manager for Strout Realty. He opened his own office MJC Realty in Orange, California in 1982.
In 1985, Mr. Carlson opened Carrington Mortgage Services which was sold in 1995 to establish MJC Financial, a more diversified lending company. In 2000, GLR Homes was established to build single family homes in the Inland Empire and built more than 100 homes. Currently, Joel is a Senior Associate with Sperry Commercial as well as broker/owner of MJC Realty.
Joel graduated from Chapman University and got his RECI (Real Estate Certificate Institute) in 1980 from Santa Ana College. Joel obtained his GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) in 1982 and his CREC (Certified Real Estate Consultant) from the American College in 1984. In 1992, Joel became a Master Instructor for the California Association of Realtors. And, in 1994, Joel qualified for his DREI (Designated Real Estate Instructor) from the National Association.
Joel has maintained his involvement with the Real Estate industry as a member for the California Association of Realtors (CAR), the National Association of Realtors (NAR), and the National Association of Real Estate Educators – is a past President of the California Association of Real Estate Educators and the Realty Association of California (RIAOC). Joel also has served as a Director for the Newport Beach Association of Realtors as well as Education Chair for the 32nd District of CAR.