About Us

FRANK CORTES

FRANK CORTES

Realtor

BRE# 01380173

Real estate isn’t just a job for Frank, it’s something he was born and raised into! When he was five years old he would translate leases and documents for his parents who own and manage apartments, as English was not their primary language. The lessons he learned during that time led to his eventual career path. When Frank was just 18 years old, he began investing in real estate with the purchase of a home, which later became his first rental property. After purchasing a few properties of his own, he knew he wanted to help others build wealth in real estate.

In 2003, Frank became a licensed realtor and has since helped hundreds of people achieve their financial dreams through buying and selling real estate. He listens to his clients and works to help them fulfill all their real estate needs. Not only is Frank knowledgeable and experienced, but he is an excellent negotiator who gets the best deal for his clients. He goes above and beyond expectations and isn’t afraid of getting his hands dirty on the job. Frank specializes in residential sales, relocation, investment properties, and 1031 exchanges. Frank has been recognized by SDAR as one of the top producers in San Diego County and also recognized by Big Block Realty as one of the top 1% of agents in the fastest growing brokerage in the country.

MICHELE CORTES

MICHELE CORTES

Business Operations Manager, Real Estate Agent

BRE# 01711466

Michele was born and raised into real estate. When she was a child her parents invested in rental properties and some of her earliest memories include helping them clean the properties and watching her Papa make necessary repairs. It was during this time that she first learned about pride of ownership and a strong work ethic. In 1996, Michele and Frank, purchased their first home together in Pasadena, CA. It was a major fixer upper, but they knew the value of investing in real estate and worked hard to make the house a home for their family. It turned out to be their first great real estate investment together.

Michele began working in real estate mortgages in 2002, when the broker she and Frank bought their first Oceanside home from offered her a job. She worked her way to becoming a loan processor and then a loan officer. In 2005, she got her real estate license and began working as aRealtor specializing in residential sales, investment properties, property management, and mortgage lending. Michele and Frank joined forces in 2016, combining their strengths to best serve the needs of their clients. She is passionate about sharing her real estate experience and teaching others the value of investing in real estate as a way to achieve their financial goals.

BEAU BOURGEOIS

BEAU BOURGEOIS

Realtor

BRE# 02010442

Beau was born and raised in San Diego County. He has always been passionate about customer service and it was through this passion that he discovered he also had a passion for real estate.Beau was first introduced to real estate by a group of investors that would purchase foreclosed homes, fix them up, and then sell them for a higher value. Beau’s role was to seek out properties before they went into foreclosure, take photographs of the properties, run the comps, and then bid on the properties at auction.

Beau went on to get his real estate license, and couldn’t be happier. As a husband, father, and brother to six other siblings he understands the value of finding that perfect family home. Whether you’re looking to purchase or sell near the beach, desert, or mountains, there is no area Beau is not familiar with. Beau offers a friendly and professional demeanor, attention to detail, knowledge of the local real estate market, and an excellent eye for property value. Most importantly though, you’ll receive the peace of mind that comes with choosing Beau and Born & Raised Realty to represent you in making your San Diego, California dreams come true.

Mindy Whitford

Mindy Whitford

Transaction Coordinator, Real Estate Broker

BRE# 01296656

Mindy was born and raised in San Diego. She graduated from San Diego State University and in2000 she obtained her real estate license. She began transaction coordinating in 2007 after she discovered that she is exceptionally organized, tech savvy and she actually likes paperwork! Transaction coordinating was a perfect fit for her and it’s what she enjoys doing. With over a decade of experience and a strong focus on continuing education, our clients couldn’t be in better hands.

Mindy ensures critical deadlines are met and stays in contact with all parties relevant to a transaction until escrow is closed. Mindy’s job is to make your transaction and our job easier for you. Her attention to detail and extensive knowledge makes her services an invaluable asset toBorn & Raised Realty.