CJ, was a last minute referral by my Allstate Broker, Mike Denney, after several failed attempts by 3 other lenders to win my business. It was a welcomed surprise when came in with the exact deal I was shopping for on the very first try.
I was confident after our first conversation he was definitely qualified and committed to securing financing for the purchase of my home that best fit my needs. His team of experienced professionals at Amerifirst Financial were friendly, thorough and able to efficiently closed my loan on schedule in just a few weeks. Expediting final closing docs, funding and recording the deed all on the same day.

I really appreciated his direct and honest approach to handling my loan. His innovative and positive solutions, paired with providing consistent loan status updates and willingness to remain available to answer all my questions proved without a doubt he would actively stay attentive to every detail from start to finish. I couldn't of asked for a more pleasant home buying experience.

Arlette Aranda

Cost Analyst
Oct 19, 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.
3 days ago
I highly recommend CJ for your house refinancing needs. He takes the time to explain your loan estimates and makes sure you understand what you are signing up for. Thank you CJ!
Jun 15, 2021
New home owner
My experience with Amerifirts was great. Christopher Nelson and Marlo went OVER and ABOVE what I think a normal mortgage broker would. Mine was a difficult loan and had a strict deadline. Christopher and Marlo worked early mornings and late nights to make it happen. I'm forever grateful for both them. This is my first home purchase and if it wasn't for them, I probably would not have this property.
May 20, 2021
Tech Support
CJ was very helpful explaining the loan process for me , I’m very grateful I was approved for my FHA
May 5, 2021
Christopher Nelson did a great job as my Mortgage Loan Officer. I highly recommend him.
May 4, 2021
Financial Crimes Manager
I couldn't ask for a better home buying experience. CJ made this process smooth and answered every question I had to ease my concerns. He always took the time to answer my phone calls, emails, and texts regardless of how many times I reached out. Thank you, CJ!
Apr 13, 2021
Physical Scientist
In the past I have used some of the "big nation wide" mortgage agencies. About a year and a half ago, I decided to give Amerifirst a try. CJ made the mortgage process simple and easy even when compared to the other agencies I've used in the past. In the time since I got that loan, I saw that interest rates were dropping, I decided it was time to refinance that mortgage. CJ made sure that both of these processes were super smooth and he definitely took the stress out of the process. I have also recommended CJ to two of my coworkers and they had the same experience I did. I would highly recommend CJ and his team to anyone.
Apr 11, 2021
CJ and his team made the process of refinancing so quick and easy. I appreciated that I could upload the documents to a secure site and they coordinated for a notary to come to me. They relieved all of the stress I had about the process, and answered all of my questions along the way.
Apr 9, 2021
My husband and I are first time buyers and Christopher was so helpful and answer all our questions and concerns, not only did he get us the house but he went above and beyond on his job to make sure we got it. I'm so grateful for the service he provided. I will recommend him to any family or friends.
Apr 6, 2021
Highly recommend! CJ was great about communicating with us during the entire process. Despite the challenges imposed during the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak refinancing our loan couldn’t have gone smoother. Thanks CJ!
Mar 29, 2021
Project manager
Excellent service given by CJ, Great communication skills. CJ is super knowledgeable in his field. Highly recommend!
Mar 29, 2021
CJ got our refinance done very quickly and with no issues. He walked us though all the steps and checked in with us on a consistent basis. I can definitely recommend him to anyone looking to get financing on their home.
Mar 9, 2021
He did a good good job with his team they really work hard . thank you all
Mar 5, 2021
My husband and I were very impressed with CJ. He was efficient, thorough, and detailed in his explanations of the refi process. It was quick and painless, and we are very happy with our new rate. I would highly recommend working with CJ to anyone looking to set up or renegotiate a home loan.
Mar 5, 2021
CJ did an awesome job with keeping me inform the whole time with my lending needs. CJ was extremely nice even when I was panic and calling him all the time. CJ did not hesitate to answer any of my questions. I would recommend CJ to all my friends and family who is choosing purchase and refinance a home in Arizona.
Jan 28, 2021
Regional Director of Architecture
CJ did an awesome job on our loan. We gave him an unrealistic deadline during the holiday season even with the Russian hack he was able to pull through for us. He saved us from having to pay extra fees for extended travel while moving across the country and made the process less stressful. We highly recommend CJ for his expertise and professionalism. He kept his promise and pulled through even through these unprecedented times.
Jan 10, 2021
CJ is efficient and joyful to work with. He gets the job done. Very grateful for the loan he got for me.
Jan 6, 2021
Senior Field Tech
I just recently purchased my first home and I could not have done it without CJ and his team. They made the process as easy as can be especially considering that I had some items that I had to take care of. They were very professional and patient with me while I gathered the necessary documents and answered all the questions that I had without making me feel completely out of my depth. I cannot thank them enough. They helped make my dreams come true and now have a place to call home for my family and I.
Dec 22, 2020
CJ was so phenomenal! When I first reached out I was sure I wouldn’t be able to be in the position to buy a house within a year. He walked me through my credit and showed me what I needed to work on. Just a couple months later - I am in my new house!! He was so helpful with each step to make sure I knew what was going on. Since this was my first time going through the home buying process I was very intimidated, CJ made the whole process easy and comfortable.
Dec 8, 2020
owner manager
He is an awesome person it was great experience working with him. I recommended him big time.
Nov 30, 2020
CJ was super helpful and available for whatever I needed. Recommended 10/10!
Nov 24, 2020
CJ was fantastic! A true professional that I would recommend to anyone looking to buy or refinance. He and his team will do their best to make sure the whole process is as transparent and easy as possible. All around great people to work with.
Nov 23, 2020
CJ did a great job helping me to understand what type of house I should be shopping for, navigating interest rates, and walking me through every step of the loan approval process. Thank you CJ!
Nov 10, 2020
CJ was amazing to work with!! This was the first time I'd sold and bought a house at the same time and was really stressed out. He patiently answered all my questions and was very responsive when I reached out. He is very efficient and make the process very smooth. Even my title company was impressed with how early CJ got the documents to them for closing. I will be recommending CJ to friends that are looking for a great lender. Thank you again, CJ!
Oct 26, 2020
Our refinancing experience with CJ was so effortless on our part and we will definitely recommend him to others. CJ kept us informed of everything throughout the entire process and even checked in when there weren't any updates just to let us know he hadn't forgotten us and things were still being processed. We ended up being out of state when our signing needed to happen and a mobile notary was sent to our hotel room when it was convenient for us. A+ customer service from the beginning to the end of the entire process!
Oct 24, 2020
VA Loan
Throughout my VA loan process, CJ was simply incredible! He was very professional, responsive, and provided honest assistance with the mortgage process from beginning to end- openly guiding my wife and I in every step. This was important to us since we were a first-time homebuyer.

I’m also very thankful for CJ as he clearly had our best interest, stayed on top of things, and thanks to his extensive knowledge of the VA loan process all together allowed us to close in record time with the best possible rates on the market. My wife and I will recommend him to every person I know who needs financing.

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