My wife and I ran into some issues with our previous lenders appraisal process. After the recommendation from a friend we reached out to CJ and the AmeriFirst Team. CJ was agile and responsive and was able to keep our closing timeline intact even after switching lenders.

Cj and his team far exceeded our expectations. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a smooth, reliable mortgage process.


Brian Collins

Jul 26, 2018

Christopher "CJ" Nelson

Mortgage Loan Officer AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. NMLS 1384995, AZ Lic. 0931854, AZ BK # 0013635
Christopher Nelson is a Mortgage Loan Officer at AmeriFirst Financial, Inc. He has years of experience in various aspects of lending with a distinctive ability to assist clients in completing large financial transactions within stringent time restraints.

As a highly talented professional and performance driven individual, Christopher practices a streamlined and intuitive approach to handling every task, which rests on efficiency, and astute problem solving. He effectively evaluates, authorizes, and recommends approval of real estate loans.

Christopher has spent a major part of his career working within the banking industry, where he has developed strong backgrounds in both Government loans like FHA, USDA and VA financing; as well as conventional, high balance and jumbo loans. He has originated mortgages for owner-occupied home buyers and investors, tenant buyers, and credit challenged individuals.

Christopher also blends his deep understanding of bond markets and ability to accurately gauge the direction of interest rates in helping new and repeat homeowners buy their dream home at a price they can afford. His major strength is his unique ability to maintain excellent customer service even in the most challenging situations, which has earned him several commendations and a high reputation within the industry.

Christopher is ambitious, charismatic and self-motivated, always bringing his energy, knowledge and commitment of excellence to accomplish his aspirations. In his current role, he is focused on integrating his skillsets and creativity in exceeding personal and organizational projections. When he's off professional duties, he enjoys volunteering and spending quality time with family and friends.
Feb 17, 2020
Road Service technician
Greatly appreciated and satisfied with “CJ” hard work and made this purchase fast and easy . I am happy I was able to work with him and his team strongly recommended .
Jan 2, 2020
CJ is an absolute gem. I can not recommend him enough. He totally went above and beyond for my clients and we couldn’t have been happier. I hope to be able to do more business with him in the future!
Dec 28, 2019
C.J. was absolutely awesome to work with! He handled everything efficiently and quickly. I would recommend him to anyone. 👍
Dec 26, 2019
The buying process is an emotional roller coaster. CJs calm and professional approach made the process so much easier. My family will be using CJ exclusively for all our lending needs.
Dec 20, 2019
Chris Fultz
CJ was amazing! I don’t use that word lightly. As a veteran, working through using my VA loan for the first time, there was a bit to do. CJ was active in the whole process and helped me with every step. I would recommend him to anyone! But if you are a veteran, he is 100% behind helping you get through the loan process.
Dec 5, 2019
Cj helped me buy my first home and also helped me refinance my house. All I have to say is Cj is professional, smooth, and well communicated. Thank you again!
Dec 3, 2019
We just recently closed on a condo in Scottsdale, CJ handled the whole loan process seamlessly, very professional and great communication. Would highly recommend. Tim O
Dec 2, 2019
CJ did a great job getting my loan going and kept me informed along the way. Everything went through very quickly with no issues.
Oct 29, 2019
Home Owner
Cj did my Cash Out Refi and it was as smooth as fresh churned Amish butter. He is as sweet as homemade marmalade and easy to work with. My only regret is that I didn't have any hot fresh bread to go with this deal. I will have to use the time and frustration saved by using CJ to do my Refi to bake my own bread.
Sep 30, 2019
CJ made the refinance process simple and efficient, definitely would recommend him to friends and family and will be doing business with him again.
Sep 23, 2019
We had a great experience working with CJ for our mortgage loan. Quick to respond and never left us in the dark on the status of our loan. Smooth closing, couldn't ask for anything more.
Sep 20, 2019
I’ve been trying to buy a house for a while now, for some reason or another one I wasn’t able to. Last month I purchased my one home. Thanks to an amazing realtor and Mr. CJ Nelson I was able to close the deal. CJ Nelson was very professional from beginning to end, always so helpful. I would definitely recommend him to anyone, that needs help buying a house. He was just AMAZING!!!!
Sep 10, 2019
Phil Scheinberg
Christopher Nelson is extraordinary in his ability to get a job done well and quickly. He was able to get for me a very competitive mortgage and complete the processing of this loan in 8 days time, when Wells Fargo was going to require 8 to 12 weeks to do the same.
C J is a consummate professional. I can recommend him without any reservations.
Sep 10, 2019
Rocio Pelayo
I would highly recommend Christopher Nelson. He was very patient when I asked repeated question and very clear for me to understand. He made sure to contact me ASAP when any additional information was required. Christopher made this process for me less stressful and worked very hard to make sure it was all done on time. Again, thank you soo much for your good services.
Aug 30, 2019
CJ helped us with our home loan at the beginning of the year and then recently helped us refinance. This was my third time going through the home loan process (and my first refinance). I fully expected it to be a huge hassle with a lot of stress like it had been in the past. It was not. It was amazing! He was organized and gave options for how to handle documentation. Communication was clear and I'm so happy to have a go to person in the future!
Aug 23, 2019
Home Owner
I truly recommend CJ Nelson if you need a mortgage loan officer. He definitely guided me through the mortgage process and was very responsive. I also appreciated the convenience of the E-documents and E-signatures. Working with CJ was a swift and great experience. I am thankful that a friend recommended him to me.
Jul 31, 2019
Application Engineer
Was new to the area and after going to two other banks they were ridiculously high on rate and closing costs my realtor recommended CJ to us. CJ was efficient and great to deal with. Since we had to secure a loan on a holiday weekend and we were from out of town this was not easy until we contacted CJ. Would highly recommend CJ. Even with the extra $5000 the builder was giving if we used their bank, CJ was still cheaper.
Jun 18, 2019
Brenda Lopez
I would definitely recommend CJ Nelson to my friends, Clients, and Co-workers. He really made a lot of the process of buying a home so much easier. Thank you so much sir!
May 27, 2019
Word Processing Specialist
CJ took care of my refi smoothly. Any questions I had were answered very quickly and CJ explained the process every step of the way. I highly recommend him.
May 16, 2019
CJ is the ultimate professional. I have done several deals with CJ and he is always on top of every detail. The best thing about working with him is he is always accessible. The system his company utilized to upload documents is fantastic and user friendly.
Apr 29, 2019
CJ Nelson is first off FANTASTIC!!!! He is easy to work with, available to talk to, so kind, fast and very efficient. We pulled our first offer on a house and he was so fast and turned the paperwork for another offer that same day! Even at our signing he was there. We had to bring our baby and he played with him and even feed him. not a peep from our son, even he loved CJ. I will never use anyone else! I have already given his name out to multiple friends and colleagues of mine. He is simply put the BEST!
Apr 22, 2019
CJ is very knowledgeable and patient. Walked me through the process every step of the way. Fantastic to work with!
Mar 4, 2019
CJ is amazing. Always updating me, reminding me and following up items to review.
He was always available to talk and replied to email very quickly.
Thank you for everything.
Mar 1, 2019
Director Client Financial Services
CJ was great to work with. He was always available for questions and helped walk me through the process and everything that was needed from me along the way. CJ even took time while on his vacation to call me to help me with some questions I had regarding the process. CJ really helped to make what can be a very stressful process much easier and pain free. I would highly recommend CJ to anyone in need of mortgage services.
Feb 25, 2019
Computer Systems Analyst
A huge shout out to CJ nd his awesome team for processing my mortgage refinance! To say I'm blown away would be an understatement. The level of customer service and teamwork they portray is beyond words. CJ and his team exceeded my expectations and continuously went above and beyond to make sure I was well taken care of from start to finish. I will undoubtedly be a client for life. Thank you for making the process so easy and for keeping me informed along the way. You definitely knocked it out of the park!

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