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ABOUT BRENT MCDONALD

Get 'er done" has been Brent McDonald's mantra since long before the phrase was made famous by that great sage Larry the Cable Guy. His goal with each transaction is the same: create the best outcome for the client. And he will do whatever it takes to make that happen. Brent is the guy with the know-how and passion to make a difference in the lives of those he serves.

Brent has been financing homes in Arizona for 19 years; this expertise makes the difference in finding solutions for borrowers. Brent works at AmeriFirst Financial, Inc, one of the most influential lenders in Arizona, a locally operated company that processes, underwrites, and funds right in the office he shares with his team. He leverages the power of AmeriFirst to create a personalized experience for each of his clients, keeping the team and clients in the loop through ongoing "sit downs" with everyone to work through challenges or sticking points. As Brent says, "Communication is the lubrication that gets loans done."

Brent grew up in rural Michigan and moved to Arizona in 1997, where he met his "Angel", his wife Elizabeth, at the swimming pool in their apartment complex in Old Town Scottsdale. Together, they are the proud parents of daughter Jordan (14) and son Noah (12). Brent is a family man who puts those he loves first, and he makes a point to treat his customers with that same level of focus and integrity.

When not at work, Brent is active with his family. He coaches youth football, for the Argonauts. He and his family attend Impact Church, where they grow in their faith. Brent even facilitates the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University Course at his church. During those rare "alone" moments, you will find Brent listening to rock music, road biking, mountain biking, on the golf course, or doing some woodworking.

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$1,341/mo
30-Yr Fixed / 4.25% Interest
  • Principal & Interest $949
  • Property Taxes $250
  • Homeowners Insurance $58
  • Mortgage Insurance $84

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SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US

I have worked with Brent both personally and vicariously through several of my clients. He cares a lot about his clients and makes sure to give the added personal touch to every client he comes across. I trust him like family and know that he has his client's best interest in ... READ MORE Joe Laux Private Wealth Advisor
You are truly a trusted source in the lending industry that is littered with unfulfilled promises. I have only had ONE lender in my career that does what you do, so know that YOU are a stand out. The last thing I want to do is wonder if something is going to happen as it relates to a ... READ MORE Shelly Mayol Shelly Mayol Does what he says he will do
My wife thought she had the best Mortgage Guy, until we met Brent. I don't know if I can explain the level of service and compassion we've received. He answers calls and emails promptly and personably. He won us over and made our cabin dream a reality. To back that up, he ... READ MORE Bill Coniam Bill Coniam The Best Mortgage Guy
We used Brent a few years back for a new home in Gilbert. We were very impressed at how responsive he is and his level of integrity and thoughtfulness. He guided us through the entire process and laid out on the table all our options with all the pros and cons for each of them. He ... READ MORE Agni Mitra Responsive, Integrity, thoughtfulness
Brent McDonald is the best loan officer I ever worked with. He did the mortgage for mine and my husband's first home together. He made the process both fun and worry free. Our household income is commission only and Brent still got our loan closed with plenty of time before the ... READ MORE Karen Schertzer Henn Karen Schertzer Henn I highly recommend Brent McDonald
Brent is very knowledgeable about his mortgage products, in addition he can assist with improving your credit background. Bret's professionalism is very commendable, I recommend Brent!  Anthony Tremonto Anthony Tremonto Knowledgeable
Brent is fantastic! His communication throughout the entire loan process is excellent. He is thorough, very polite and extremely pleasant. He will put your mind at ease and will make the process be as seamless as it can be. This is your guy if your need a loan. I have referred him to ... READ MORE Avi Shtutman Avi Shtutman Excellent Communication
Brent has helped two of my friends procure mortgages. One had a less-than perfect credit score and the other was just out of college and needed down payment assistance. Brent is extraordinarily talented in finding the right product for the right circumstance. He leads by example and ... READ MORE Cindy Findley Cindy Findley Extraordinarily Talented
Brent is a true mortgage professional. He made our experience smooth and completed everything ahead of schedule when we first purchased our current home. About a year later he realized that we could realize significant savings due to a drop in interest rates. He suggested that we ... READ MORE  Todd Hansberger Todd Hansberger A True Professional
Brent helped me purchase a house when i did not know i was qualified. I am forever grateful for what Brent has done for me. Ryan Corpolongo Ryan Corpolongo I'm grateful
Brent did a fantastic job helping my wife and me refinance our house, this was the third time we did this so I had his work to compare against the other brokers who I worked with, no comparison, Brent keeps you in the loop is extremely knowledgeable about his profession and is really ... READ MORE Rick Corpolongo Rick Corpolongo Fantastic Job
Brent is a super great guy and always looks out for your best interest. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him whether as a friend or in a business relationship. You can be sure he will get the job done and you will be in your new home come hell or high water, both of which ... READ MORE Stephen Doholis Stephen Doholis Supper guy
I worked with Brent McDonald to refinance our primary residence as well as a vacation home. You know you are working with an honest mortgage person when he advises you to do what's in your best interest. In our case, he refinanced the vacation home and coached us to keep our ... READ MORE Joel Bez Joel Bez does whats in your best interest
Brent is a great referral partner for my clients and I appreciate his honesty, integrity, and service. He definitely goes above and beyond and looks for the best interest for everyone who is in contact with him. Courtney Cowan Gray Courtney Cowan Gray Integrity & Service
Brent and Brian did an awesome job with our home loan. They were able to get docs to title a week early to accommodate our signing schedule. Turned out to be a good thing, while we didn't need the extra time to sign we did need the time to use the seller's credit. Brian ... READ MORE John Velicevich John Velicevich Accomodating
Brent and his team were awesome in helping us secure our loan there were challenges during the process and they wasted no time tackling the problems and keeping us moving forward They kept us informed on the process and the time frame Refinance can be a difficult and at times ... READ MORE Rob Samsky Rob Samsky One step ahead
Brent was truly the best mortgage broker I've ever worked with. We had a couple very old medical claims on our credit report impacting our interest rate so Brent personally got on the phone with each of the original collection agencies and got all three of them to completely ... READ MORE Derek Hernden Derek Hernden Brent helped fix my credit and improve my scores
It has been a pleasure to work with Brent, not only as my lender, but as a colleague. Brent takes the time to educate his borrowers and does it with care and detail. His years in the business serve him, his partners and clients alike. My husband and I highly recommend Brent and his team. Michelle Schemel Michelle Schemel It was a Pleasure
If I could give Brent and his team SIX stars, I would without hesitation. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Brent. Brent's team helped save the day on an extremely important transaction, and have gone above and beyond to help a repeat client through their excellent ... READ MORE Jason Schenk Jason Schenk Above & Beyond
Brent's the best! My wife and I were able to buy our first home because of Brent's knowledge and expertise. He goes above and beyond for his clients. I would and do recommend him to anyone looking at purchasing a home. Frankie Connell Frankie Connell Knowledge & Expertise
If I could give Brent and his team SIX stars, I would without hesitation. It has been an absolute pleasure working with Brent. Brent's team helped save the day on an extremely important transaction, and have gone above and beyond to help a repeat client through their excellent ... READ MORE Jason Schenk Above & Beyond
My husband and I have always found Brent to be very knowledgeable, providing sound advice and suggestions for a variety of possible scenarios. In one instance where we experienced a slight delay with our paperwork, Brent jumped right in, and even on a weekend, got us the help we needed right away. Adrienne Mitra Adrienne Mitra Agency Owner
Brent and team were great to work with. We were pleased with their attention to detail and the support they provided during an unusual closing process. We would recommend without reservation. Larry Matejka Larry Matejka
Brent was a joy to work with getting clients into their first home. Brent was on top of the process and kept us updated through out the process. Loan documents were at title days before closing and everything was right the first time. Brent did a great job! John Schloz John Schloz HomeSmart Associate Broker
Above professionalism, knowledge, and ethics, Brent McDonald genuinely cares about the customers he's helping. He understands the importance of going the extra mile and then some. I'm confident most other loans officers wouldn't have been able to make this happen for my family.http://reach150.com/mortgage-refinance-first-time-buyer/review/59074/brent-alan-mcdonald/172132/patrick-mcnamara-recommends-brent-alan-mcdonald-at-amerifirst-financial-inc' style='font-weight: bold' target='_blank'>READ MORE Patrick McNamara President of Construction
Brent and his team work really well together and made the escrow that we worked together on very smooth. Tiffanie Marrero Tiffanie Marrero VP Branch Manager
Brent and his team did an amazing job going "all out" and "above and beyond" for my client! I knew he would be the right man for the job! I would highly recommend Brent anytime!! Temple Blackburn Temple Blackburn Real Estate Professional
Brent's motto in business has always been, "Lending with a Heart". He and his team couldn't have proved that more when helping me refinance my home. He really went above and beyond; expertly helping me improve my credit and ensuring that I obtained the best possible ... READ MORE Paul Kinsman Paul Kinsman Investment Advisor
This was not our first mortgage with Brent, but it WAS an unexpected experience...I never thought they could beat the positive loan experience when they helped us get our cabin, but when we refinanced our Phoenix area home, Brent and a member of his staff (that we didn't already ... READ MORE Bill (and Cyndi) Coniam Managing Partner
Brent and his assistant were excellent in helping me get a mortgage for my home. Daniel Johnson
I had the great pleasure working with Brent and his team for the purchase of my home. Words cannot express the great blessing Brent was during this process. Although he followed up with me with phone calls and emails regularly with status updates that I needed to know I do not know all ... READ MORE Jennifer Bialowas Jennifer Bialowas Escrow Officer / Buyer
Brent has assisted my family over the last 15 years with several loans including my personal residencial new loan, refinancing past loans and investment properties. Brent is a true professional, honest with integrity and knowledge. He goes the extra mile including assisting our realtor ... READ MORE Ed Husarcik Husarcik
Brent McDonald is the best in the lending business. Brent and his partner, Brian Cole, were very transparent about the process. They answer their phone when available and return calls and emails quickly. They do this outside business hours, too. Considering how much the government ... READ MORE Karen Henn Karen Henn Aflac Benefits Broker
Brent was easy to work with, provided weekly updates, returned messages/questions within the same working day and got our deal closed 10 days ahead of schedule. Thanks Brent for making it worry free! Lisa Doudy Real Estate Agent JK Realty
Brent and his team did an incredible job. I had high expectations and they delivered tenfold. The responsiveness and expertise was extremely comforting throughout the process and I would highly recommend their services. Ryan Steele Ryan Steele Commercial Real Estate, Member
Brent continued to go above and beyond the call of duty throughout our 3 year process of buying a home. From start to finish he was always available, quick to act, and truly an enjoyable professional to work with. I can't wait to buy my next place with Brent's help! JD Rastovski General Manager
Brent McDonald and Brian Cole are a pleasure to work with. They are both very knowledgeable and respond promptly to any questions or issues that arise. I am happy to recommend them to my friends or family members as I know they will be well taken care of. Franklin Connell Cutler Commercial Sales Associate
Brent did an excellent job with my VA home loan. He was up front about everything that I needed to bring to the table, and was honest with how much I could afford to spend on my new home. Brent and his team kept me up to date with every step of the process. Thanks for an outstanding job. Brent Brockett
Brent and Brian always respond quickly,professionally and promptly to my client's needs and mine....and our buyers love working with them ! After 31 years in the business, it's great that these guys always tell the truth, work hard to resolve situations, are smart and creative ... READ MORE Don Aldrich ReMax salesperson
Brent McDonald and Brian Cole have helped me with several loans for my clients. They are a great team to work with. Brent is patient, willing to put in the hard work, and knowledgable. His assistant Brian does a great job following through with all of the details. They've been able ... READ MORE C. Scott O'Dell C. Scott O'Dell Realtor
Brent is one of the most knowledgable Loan Officers I have ever worked with in the 17 years of being a Realtor. When Brent tells you something he has already thought of all the possibilities and there never seems to be any surprises at the end which is a huge deal when it comes to ... READ MORE Dean Hoppes Dean Hoppes Realtor
My recent experience as a First Time Home Buyer superseded my expectations to say the least! I was expecting this cumbersome and stressful experience and this was just the OPPOSITE! Brent Alan McDonald was very supportive along the way the whole time. Brent walked me through the ... READ MORE Kemia Y. Hall Kemia Y. Hall Home Owner
My recent loan transaction with Brent was outstanding. Being in the mortgage industry myself I was fully aware of all the issues and road blocks that can occur throughout the loan process. Brent handled our simultaneous close of escrow flawlessly. All questions and changes to our loan ... READ MORE Wayne Nikula Mortgage Underwriter
Brent was very knowledgeable, personable and professional. He and his assistant Brian were available and responsive when I had questions. I don't remember ever having to leave a voice mail message for them as they always answered their phones when I called. Thanks for a great experience. Carey Snyder Hyatt Mediator
Brent did an amazing job at getting me a loan that met our needs. My husband and I dealt with several loan officers, but Brent was by far the most thorough. I would highly recommend utilizing Brent and his wonderful staff. Heather de Soler Psy. D
Honest, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable, Diligent, are just some of the words that come to mind when dealing with Brent!!! His knowledge of the business and willingness to determine what his clients need and see it to completion is amazing. When in need of anything regarding your loan, ... READ MORE Brett Durante Commercial Fleet Manager
My wife and I worked with Brent to finance our first investment property. Brent is professional, knowledgeable and is super chill in a great way. We loved doing business with Brent. Not only was it an efficient process, but it was enjoyable. We will actually be working with Brent ... READ MORE Brian Zalewski Brian Zalewski Police Officer
Brent was spectacular to work with when we were buying our home. He made the process very painless and walked us through each phase and what to expect throughout the process. We are super thankful he was referred to us and highly recommend him! Christopher Upshir Infrastructure Specialist
Brent and Brian, his assistant, were on the loan from the first. When I needed some help with the forms, Brian was immediately available. The appraisal eliminated the need for keeping the extra payment. The loan was funded in short order. Very positive experience. Michael J Lyding Attorney
My wife and I have known Brent for many years and have had the privilege of working with him on two separate loan closings for our homes. He is incredibly responsive and went above and beyond to help us - even after the closing! We'll definitely call upon him again and would ... READ MORE Rob Swanson Creative Director
My wife and I have known Brent for many years and have had the privilege of working with him on two separate loan closings for our homes. He is incredibly responsive and went above and beyond to help us - even after the closing! We'll definitely call upon him again and would ... READ MORE Rob Swanson Creative Director
Brent was very helpful in the home loan/home buying process. He was always available to answer questions and spent extra time walking me through filling out forms. He made the whole process easy and understandable. Jodi Hesting
I worked in the mortgage industry as a loan officer, processor, underwriting loans, and escalation manager for over 9 years. I worked with Brent and have had him personally do financing for my family and friends. He is always professional and will do the right thing for you. I would ... READ MORE Mat Riggs
I can't say enough about Brent, he is just amazing. Four years ago he went above and beyond to help me with my mortgage. It is now four years later and when I wanted to refinance, all I needed to do was call Brent. He and his team are wonderful and made the whole process simple ... READ MORE Kathy Ulman Manager
I was so pleased with not only Brent's professionalism and expertise but entire support staff at AmeriFirst Financial that after using him personally I have referred Brent to several family members all of which have had equally exceptional experiences. Derek Herndon President Arcadia Signarama
Brent, My wife and couldn't be happier with you and your team. You took the time over a year ago to answer all my questions when you knew I was unable to refinance due to a foreclosure. So when it was time, I didn't even need to shop around, I already had my mortgage guy. It ... READ MORE Steve Johnson
I felt compelled to share my experiences with Brent. Years ago, I had heard good things about Brent, so I called him. He cheerfully and knowledgeably helped my wife and I get the dream cabin that I had thought impossible. Since then he helped another family member of ours with a ... READ MORE Bill Coniam Managing Partner
I am pleased to have this opportunity to recommend Brent A McDonald, who is the Senior Loan Officer at Amerifirst Financial. Brent displayed strong professionalism, team loyalty. He demonstrated these qualities in processing my loan in a efficient, punctual manner. My overall ... READ MORE Sally C Martinez Records Management
I was so fearful of buying a home - I'd heard a million horror stories and wasn't looking forward to subjecting myself to the hassle and financial "hurdles" I'd heard at dinner parties, office small-talk and from well-meaning friends and family. Brent and ... READ MORE Heather McLeod Sales Specialist
A dear friend directed me to speak to Brent about a mortgage. He did an amazing job and produced exactly what I needed to buy a nice home. Since then, I have directed another friend to seek Brent's help. He truly is a professional and a very nice person. Let him help you as he ... READ MORE David Kanelos Director of Culinary Services
Our family recently purchased a home in Tempe, Arizona. Brent McDonald and his teammate, Brian Cole, did an excellent job of getting us through the loan process with outstanding communication and timely execution of documents to meet our short timeframe to close. Questions or ... READ MORE James Feldewerth Realtor
I was referred by an acquaintance to Brent, and it could have not been a more positive experience. This was the most unstressed situation, he answered every question, offered support, and guided me through the process. Not to mention that they had all my paperwork and documents ready ... READ MORE Crystal Moynes
I will take this opportunity to say that Brent and his staff gave my home purchase the utmost care and professionalism that I could have hoped for. He and his staff ( Brian ) were quite patient with my somewhat time sensitive purchase of my home. I applaud their efforts and personal ... READ MORE Joseph Laux
Having dealt with a number of finance companies to finance and refi our houses, I have had exposure to many lending people. Brent stands out as being very professional, highly knowledgeable and most responsive. He and his team were on top of our refi transaction to make sure that ... READ MORE Steve Harvey
Working with Brent and AmeriFirst Financial was easy and painless. Most of the documents were able to handled electronically through email and e-signing. Brent was able to give me several refinance options with the benefits and limitations for each option to make an informed ... READ MORE Eric Lyding Project Environmental Engineer
Brent McDonald has served as the Sr. Loan Officer for the last two mortgage refinances that I've done. Based on my experiences, I have found Brent to be friendly, energetic, and very knowledgeable. He has been responsive to my needs, and has helped me find solutions that met my ... READ MORE Jim Hess Retired
Brent is highly intelligent, knows what he is talking about, and people friendly. He is good at what he does. I had an excellent experience with this guy. I would recommend him to anyone. Diondra Sams Client
I couldn't have done my primary residence without Brent and Brian....... My mortgage was set to adjust within the year and I called Quicken Loans. After about an hour on the phone and several major document scans sent to them, they politely told me that they could not ... READ MORE Jane Petersen Managing Member LLC/Real Estate Agent

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