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