Personal & Business Life

resized-for-website-IMG_20130903_084032First and foremost, I’m a proud dad of my little girl. Here she is on her first day of Kindergarten.

At 22 years old, I thankfully persuaded the top agents in the Century 21 Pacific Beach office to let me assist them with anything they needed help with, and worked full time as a buyers agents for the top 1% of all Realtors in the Nation. Wow did I learn some hard lessons really fast with her, but I sure got the education that I needed and it helped me to build the successful business that I have today.

In 2001, after five hard years of tough work, I became very successful in selling real estate. I decided to start my own company while continuing to work with Century 21 in Pacific Beach.

While still selling residential real estate full time with 5 full time employees, I began investing in 2002 and in 2003 with  two of my associates who owned an appraisal and mortgage company and we formed Buyers Investment Group. It was very successful overall, starting out with a group of 10 investors, then quickly growing to over 60.  We did everything from simple fix and flip, condominiums, money lending, commercial builds, and finally purchasing numerous parcels of land in CA, New Mexico, and Arizona. In addition to the good projects there were also some very tough learning experiences.

At the end of 2012, my broker and business partner Steve Ring, who was like a second dad to me, decided to shift into retirement so I began to look at new opportunities to do what I love which is selling real estate, public speaking and coaching Realtors how to sell real estate. I wrote my first of three books called The San Diego Real Estate Survival Guide which is currently published on along with my two other books, the California Real Estate Survival Guide and The Probate Executor and Administrator’s Survival Guide. I have been coaching privately as well as for a company called MTI Education where I currently run a coaching division. In 2014, I was also thankful to have the opportunity to work with The Beach Seller in Pacific Beach, where I currently have my license working as an agent selling new construction (infill residential contemporary new home builds).

The Brad Brinkman Approach

My goal is to provide you with a clear picture of all of your options so you can make good decisions when buying, selling, and investing in real estate. After 18 years of work full time in real estate, I feel comfortable saying that nobody will do a better job than me to help you with your real estate needs.

Who else will guarantee to sell your home in 37 days or pay your mortgage? I do!

My team and I promise to work hard for you and make your transaction smooth, easy, profitable, and stress-free.  I succeed only if you’re so happy with our services that you enthusiastically recommend us to your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.


Realtor Assistant, Long and Foster Real Estate, Fairfax, Virginia
June 1989-January 1996 Assistant for Lynn Brinkman at Long & Foster Real Estate

Brad Brinkman Real Estate Inc, Century 21 1st Choice Pacific, San Diego
Licensed agent 1997 / Incorporated in 2001 Centurion Award, highest achievement in C-21 System Averaging 25 Properties Sold per year 2002, 2003 ,2004, 2005 Master’s Award 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006,2008,2010, 2012.

Buyers Investment Group, Inc. San Diego
March 2004-April 2006, Co-founder, Lead 50+ individual real estate investors to form corporations to effectively buy and sell land, commercial and residential properties, over 150 properties purchased and sold

The Working Investor San Diego
June 2004-April 2006, Publisher, On line publication documenting experiences of real estate investors

MTI Education
2014-Present Public Speaker and Realtor Business Coach/Consultant

The Beach Seller/ Brad Brinkman Real Estate Inc
Realtor 2014- Present

Bachelor Degree in Business Administration Emphasis in Marketing Research-College of Charleston 1996


  • Raised in the suburbs of Washington DC, while spending many weekends and summers at the Outer Banks of NC
  • I enjoy being with my family, surfing and skateboarding

Background & Track Record

  • 500+ Homes Sold in San Diego
  • Referral-based business
  • Public Lectures on home buying, home selling, & real estate investing

Success Stories

‘He explained everything very carefully and clearly, it was a great sales experience.’

-Annette R.

‘I used my own loan officer at first, he started to jerk us around. Brad said that he knew of a few to contact. We used one that he recommended and in ten days, we closed on the purchase of our home!’

-Dan and Sandi H.

‘I was very satisfied with Brad’s service!’

-Charlie P.

‘Brad kept his promises, understood my needs, and was knowledgeable and easy to reach. He went out of his way to help me.’

-Tom G.

‘Brad worked very hard to get the sale of my home finalized.’

-Pat & Jon D.

‘I would highly recommend Brad Brinkman to anyone in need of a realtor. I had such a great experience with him as my agent.’

-Esther S.

‘I wanted to take the time to say thank you for your help in short selling my home and all the information you have provided me in this process.’

-Dan H.

‘I would not hesitate to recommend Brad to anyone looking for a knowledgeable, ethical and kind-hearted real estate agent. In fact, I plan to employ his services on my next move.’

-Lynda T.

‘He is a strong negotiator with significant experience in the San Diego area. Having worked with many Realtors, Brad is the best I have seen.’

-Dan B.

‘Brad is a consummate professional and we will definitely work with him again in the future’

-Greg and Marisa F.

‘Brad went above and beyond to make my home purchase as easy and seamless as possible.’

-Chris K.

‘Brad was able to make the transaction very painless for both my wife and I. We greatly appreciate all the work that Brad put into selling the unit and we would definitely use his services in the future.’

-Shawn L.

‘It has been a pleasure working with Brad Brinkman as a real estate agent. Brad has helped us with the purchase of one property, and we are continuing our search for other investment opportunities with his assistance, which speaks to our positive experience with him.’

-Melvin & Lina F.