A Great Conversation With an Amazing General Contractor

Darrin Brightmon is a fantastic general contractor here in San Diego. We had a great conversation about he does and how he helps people every day.

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Welcome to another edition of the "Real Estate Raw Show." Today I have a very special guest, Darrin Brightmon. He’s a former star running back for UNLV, a colonel in the Army Reserves, and a fantastic general contractor with a great company, BDG Builders. I sat down with him to talk about the business, what he does, and how he helps people like myself and my clients on a daily basis. Here’s an outline of our discussion, with timestamps so that you can skip around to the topics that interest you most:

1:30- How Darrin got into the general contracting business.

3:00- The different licenses in the contracting world and the licenses that Darrin has himself.

5:40- The importance of bonds when hiring a contractor like Darrin and how they protect the consumer.

7:15- The dangers of hiring unlicensed or unbonded contractors to save a bit of money.

9:15- A rundown of a few of the projects Darrin is working on in San Diego right now.

Darrin works with San Diego property owners every single day.

11:20- The difference between residential and commercial contracting work.

12:00- Why hiring Darrin and BDG Builders to help build your new home is such a great idea.

If you have any questions for Darrin about how he can help you, don’t hesitate to reach out and give him a call at (858) 354-1041 or head on over to www.BDGBuilders.com.

If you have any mortgage-related questions or needs, don’t forget about our friend Akshay Patel at Easy Fundings Home Loans. You can reach him at (858) 207-8436.

Finally, if you have any questions regarding real estate, the market, or anything else, you can always reach out and give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

An Interview With One of the Hardest-Working Lenders Around

Akshay Patel is not just a mortgage lender, he’s an undeniable force. Here’s what makes him so special.

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I’m so excited to be joined by a special guest today. He’s super unique, super ambitious, and I’m excited to be sharing the stage with him today. His name is Akshay Patel and he is an absolutely fantastic mortgage lender here in San Diego

I recently had a VA buyer who wasn’t able to get him qualified with other lenders. Once they went to Akshay, he was able to get the buyer qualified. Here’s why.

One big reason why Akshay is so successful is that he focuses on solutions, not problems. Instead of just saying no or pushing things to the side if there isn’t an easy fix, he works to find solutions to all of our clients’ problems. He’s actually been able to get seven deals done this year that other lenders weren’t able to get done first. Whether it’s a long-term plan or a short-term one, if there’s a solution, Akshay is going to find it.

If there’s a solution, Akshay is going to find it.

There are no days off for Akshay, and that’s because he’s passionate about getting homebuyers qualified to purchase homes. He’s persistent, he never gives up, and he goes the extra mile for everyone he works with. He wasn’t hustling for our clients just because he was a friend, he was hustling because he is all about his business. He wants to help bring us to the next level, and we want to do the same for him. It’s been a very fruitful partnership thus far.

The big banks generally make our clients jump through so many hoops, a lot of times they end up just wanting to give up. I recently had a client who was fed up with the big banks and trying to do a 1031 exchange, so I set him up with Akshay and was able to get a solution figured out in just a quick, 20-minute phone call. Even if clients get turned down by other lenders, Akshay never takes no for an answer.

If you’re not sure whether or not that you can qualify to buy a home, you should get in touch with Akshay first. You can give him a call at (858) 207-8436. If you have any other questions about real estate in the meantime, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to working with you soon.

Do You Need a Mentor?

What is your plan for your real estate career? If you are unsure, then you should step back and consider your end goal.

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Do you know your plan?

In real estate, whether you’re buying, selling, investing, or creating a family fortune, you need to know your plan to make that happen.

There are multiple directions you can take in real estate to get there: you can buy notes, do fix-and-flips, or you could be a Realtor. At the end of the day, figure out your end goal and what is required to meet it. 

If you don’t know your end goal, you are putting in a lot of time and effort to get… where? Do you want to create massive income or passive income? Both?

Too many people begin careers in real estate without creating or knowing their plans for success. I have been in the business for several decades, so I know the struggle. I am coaching, mentoring, and training people from across the nation. We are talking hundreds of units and sales per year. 

You might be good, but if you want to be great, you need to have clarity, purpose, and focus.

Sometimes, when you start off, you don’t actually know what you want to do. If you just go through the motions and grind through the days, you’ll probably get a little lost. At that point, it’s time to step back a little bit and reformulate. Figure out what you really want from your time and effort. You might even consider hiring a mentor like myself who will guide you and help you keep focus.

You might be good, but if you want to be great, you need to have clarity, purpose, and focus. That’s what a great coach or mentor will do for you.

If you have any questions or would like to speak with me about getting guidance in your real estate journey, feel free to reach out to me. I’m a real estate broker, an investor, an entrepreneur, and I’m here to help you.