About Derek

Derek Christina, Loan Officer


My passion has always been to make people smile. Whether it be providing great service or making someone laugh, I always take pride in knowing that I was a positive highlight to someone's day. That is why I strive to do the best I can for the people I work with so at the end of the day, they appreciate my hard work and dedication. As a licensed mortgage professional and a past real estate professional, I strive to meet the individual needs of each of my clients on a personal level, while facilitating the most enjoyable hassle-free transaction possible. I devote 100% of my energy and enthusiasm to what is most important to my clients –offering them all the options available, and providing them with the superior service they expect, while educating each one about home buying and home financing.

My wife and I are originally from Kansas City, Missouri. We moved to Phoenix, AZ after we got married for job opportunities and to escape from the harsh winters that the Midwest is known for. While in Phoenix, I became a real estate agent so I could help people on a more personal level to achieve their dreams of owning a home and to further my skills as a customer service professional. After a few years of basking in the Arizona sun, we decided to move to Raleigh, NC to start a family. Shortly after moving to Raleigh, we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl whom now is the center of our world (sorry dogs : ) . I also switched gears and changed from Real Estate Agent over to Mortgage Loan Officer. With having knowledge of both sides of the transaction, I can help my clients better understand the home buying process as a whole and help to educate them on one of the most important purchases and financial investment of their lives.

I am also a DeVry University Graduate with a B.S. in Finance.

Also Check Out My Review Page on Zillow!! https://www.zillow.com/lender-profile/dchristina/reviews


My experience with Derek was amazing. He is very knowledgeable and remains available at any time to answer questions and helped guide me through the process of buying my home. He was always steps ahead of what I could expect- even if it was not related financially. He is extremely nice and has a positive personality, and a great sense of humor ( I personally needed this during the entire process of buying my home ). I would highly suggest to friends and family to seek him out if ever needed.
Michelle R


Derek knows what he's doing, he cares about his client, he is always available or will call you back same day but most important Derek will never give up on you, and you can trust him to tell you the TRUTH no lies or run around THANK you Derek I have the keys to my New home, GOD Bless You
Rudolph Hines