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Brandon McDonald
Branch Manager
NMLS#  210390
bmcdonald@myfirstoption.com
First Option Mortgage, LLC
8888 Keystone Crossing, Ste 900
Indianapolis, IN  46240
NMLS#   210390
317-713-9514  Business
317-713-9501 Fax
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Brandon started in the mortgage business straight out of college where he graduated with a finance degree from Indiana University in 2001. During his time in this industry he has seen many changes and has watched as mortgage companies come and go as these changes evolved. All of these changes led Brandon and a close group of co-workers to take a leap of faith and help launch First Option Mortgage in the Indianapolis market in 2006. Changes were still occurring in the industry, but the one constant was First Option Mortgage’s success with the ability to adapt to change and foresee future evolutions to the industry. As Brandon’s experience grew with First Option so did his desire to manage the branch. In April 2010 Brandon was promoted to Assistant Manager where he helped lead the branch to greater successes and by October 2011 Brandon became the Branch Manager of the Indianapolis office. Customer service is his passion and leading his team with this focus is what has kept First Option Mortgage on the leading edge of sustainability in an ever changing industry.
What people are saying about me
5.0
Survey completed on
Feb 15, 2020
Reviewed by Tim Houterloot for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Feb 2020 in Indianapolis, IN.
Straight forward, organized, and in control throughout
4.5
Survey completed on
Feb 15, 2020
Reviewed by Jack Smelser for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Feb 2020 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon and team worked very hard to get my application approved by underwriting. I would recommend them to anyone!
5.0
Survey completed on
Feb 01, 2020
Reviewed by Daniel Glese Junior for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jan 2020 in McCordsville, IN.
Very helpful people and fast service
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 29, 2020
Reviewed by Kade Koch for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jan 2020 in McCordsville, IN.
We had the clear to close 2 weeks after making the offer and able to close quickly to satisfy the customer.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 17, 2020
Reviewed by Alan Brink for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jan 2020 in Indianapolis, IN.
Great communications and updates through entire lending process! Entire team made the lending process understable and with great ease for us! Thank you!
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 01, 2020
Reviewed by Dennis R Campbell for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon Is great to work with and was very helpful every step of the way.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 01, 2020
Reviewed by Justin R Wyatt for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in McCordsville, IN.
Brandon and his team made the loan process a lot easier than I had expected!
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 01, 2020
Reviewed by Jessica Hammons for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in Avon, IN.
Brandon was so great! He answers all my questions and made buying my first home on my own easy for me! Thank you, Brandon!
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 01, 2020
Reviewed by Laura B Booker for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Westfield, IN.
Brandon explained everything thorough. And the whole process was fast and easy.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jan 01, 2020
Reviewed by Nicholas T Hampton for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Sep 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Great overall experience I’ll use Brandon again and for sure refer him to others! Thanks Brandon!
5.0
Survey completed on
Dec 31, 2019
Reviewed by Stacy Gibson for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon and everyone at First Option are amazing to work with. They answered all of my questions immediately. I couldn't have asked for a better experience throughout the whole process. They did all the work and all I had to do was sign. I will always refer friends and family to First Option and Brandon in the future. Thank you so much.
5.0
Survey completed on
Dec 28, 2019
Reviewed by Mark Powell for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in Greenfield, IN.
Everything was quick and easy. The process was very well streamlined taking away any anxiety and worry on our end. Communication was thorough and friendly
5.0
Survey completed on
Dec 27, 2019
Reviewed by Rachel Sears for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in Whiteland, IN.
This is a big decision for anyone! Jared and Brandon made the process easy and stress free. I would recommend anyone who is looking to purchase their first home to trust these guys to make your experience the BEST!
5.0
Survey completed on
Dec 20, 2019
Reviewed by Ann Kloc for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Dec 2019 in McCordsville, IN.
Brandon made my buyer's mortgage experience smooth and easy.
4.8
Survey completed on
Nov 27, 2019
Reviewed by Susan Faick-Neal for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Nov 2019 in New Castle, IN.
We had a very good experience.
5.0
Survey completed on
Nov 30, 2019
Reviewed by Dawn Burget for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Nov 2019 in New Castle, IN.
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5.0
Survey completed on
Nov 26, 2019
Reviewed by William Patrick Hall for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Nov 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
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5.0
Survey completed on
Nov 08, 2019
Reviewed by Vivian Wayland for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Nov 2019 in Martinsville, IN.
Eager to assist; took time to explain options to me; I never felt rushed or pushed.
5.0
Survey completed on
Nov 08, 2019
Reviewed by Nicole Dunkelbarger for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Nov 2019 in Clayton, IN.
Everyone was very quick to get back to me on questions and very informative. I enjoy working with this team a lot and will always refer them !
5.0
Survey completed on
Nov 02, 2019
Reviewed by Trenton Vickrey for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Oct 2019 in Carmel, IN.
Brandon was very informative and easy to work with. This was my wife and I’s first home purchase and we were very pleased with how smooth the process was and thank Brandon for making it a great experience!
5.0
Survey completed on
Oct 25, 2019
Reviewed by Kade Koch for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Oct 2019 in Fishers, IN.
Response time and communication were excellent.
5.0
Survey completed on
Oct 24, 2019
Reviewed by Alan Edward Keith for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Oct 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
It's important to me to work with people we trust and have our best interest in mind. Brandon had no problems taking his time with us and helping us make an informed decision.
5.0
Survey completed on
Sep 17, 2019
Reviewed by Derek C Raasch for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Sep 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
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5.0
Survey completed on
Aug 30, 2019
Reviewed by Gary Biggerstaff for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Greenwood, IN.
Brandon always kept us updated on what was going on with the loan process. We're very happy with him and would recommend first option mortgage.
5.0
Survey completed on
Aug 08, 2019
Reviewed by Angelica Santana for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon did an awesome job responding quickly! As well as helping us have a smooth and fast closing process!
5.0
Survey completed on
Aug 02, 2019
Reviewed by Denise Renee Gilbert for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Aug 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon was very pleasant and made getting my mortgage an ease! I will definitely recommend him to a anyone I know looking to buy a house!
4.8
Survey completed on
Jul 30, 2019
Reviewed by Zach Beatty for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon was nice & helpful. Told me what I needed to know.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jul 27, 2019
Reviewed by Robert Andrew Brosset for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in , .
Really informative and efficient! Friendly and made the whole process really simple!!
4.3
Survey completed on
Jul 20, 2019
Reviewed by Tyler Stumpf for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in , .
The team was great and just very knowledgeable in what they do!
4.8
Survey completed on
Jul 16, 2019
Reviewed by Taylor Anne Dance for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jul 2019 in Fishers, IN.
Constant communication and excellent understanding of what we needed to know and what our goal was as first time home buyers.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jul 01, 2019
Reviewed by Lindsay T Gebhardt for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Great company! Loved every single person and interaction I had!
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 25, 2019
Reviewed by Traci Rush for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Fishers, IN.
As a first time home buyer, Brandon made the process clear and answered any questions I had.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 26, 2019
Reviewed by Cody Pasch for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 25, 2019
Reviewed by Heather A Chen-Hyder for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Working with Brandon was amazing. My husband and I were some comfortable with him in helping us purchase our first home. He never made us feel inexperienced and spoke with us as regular people. We are so happy with our experience and love our new home!
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 15, 2019
Reviewed by Raeann Brown for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Jun 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon maintained great communication throughout the entire process.
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 01, 2019
Reviewed by Joseph Krisch for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Very informative and easy to work with
5.0
Survey completed on
Jun 01, 2019
Reviewed by Beau Taylor for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Nineveh, IN.
These guys are the best! This is my second loan with First Option Mortgage and they have been phenomenal both times. Jarad, Brad, and Brandon were fast, thorough, and pleasant at every step of the process. They are the hardest working and most knowledgeable people I have ever came across in this industry. Thank You First Option Mortgage!
4.8
Survey completed on
May 28, 2019
Reviewed by Neftali Sosa Viera for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Excellent advice and communication.
5.0
Survey completed on
May 23, 2019
Reviewed by John Curtis Pryce for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon, and the entire team, were excellent from start to finish.
5.0
Survey completed on
May 23, 2019
Reviewed by Scott Lee for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Brandon McDonald is AWESOME, He goes above and beyond to help Great guy, Great team, Great company
5.0
Survey completed on
May 20, 2019
Reviewed by Krista Boland for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Greenwood, IN.
Everything was very organized and to the point when Brandon requested the items needed.
5.0
Survey completed on
May 14, 2019
Reviewed by Courtney Lyon for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in May 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Always available for questions and super helpful throughout the entire process!
4.2
Survey completed on
May 01, 2019
Reviewed by Elizabeth A Schweitzer for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Apr 2019 in Indianapolis, IN.
Process was seamless and easy... would recommend the team to all my friends and family
5.0
Survey completed on
Apr 29, 2019
Reviewed by Angela M Sell for Brandon McDonald
Completed transaction in Apr 2019 in Greenwood, IN.
Brandon made my first “on my own” home purchase a terrific experience! He made himself available for any questions that I had and gave great advice. I felt at ease and had peace of mind going with First Option Mortgage. Thank you, Brandon!