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.
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.
Oct 22, 2020
It was a pleasure working with CJ. If I had any questions about anything, he was extremely easy to get in contact. Nothing was unimportant or insignificant. He will definitely get the first call next time I need a lender.
Oct 9, 2020
Machine operator
He was awesome with getting me everything I needed to achieve to complete my process. Was never rude or to pushy. Always was ready to help or walk throughout and problem I was having. I would definitely Be going back to him
Oct 3, 2020
Insurance Agent
CJ made my dream of buying my first house come true. He made the process simple and straight-forward. He consistently demonstrated empathy, flexibility and a customer-dedicated attitude through every aspect of the process; all qualities that are so rare to find in this day and age. I feel extremely lucky that I was blessed with CJ as my loan officer. I would recommend him for anyone and everyone that wants to buy a home.
Sep 24, 2020
Pastor
CJ was incredible throughout our entire process. He was patient to answer all my questions every time and did whatever he could to help in our house hunting process. He secured a great loan price and we couldn't be more grateful!
Sep 14, 2020
Teacher
CJ made the entire process easy and made sure to answer all our questions.
Sep 9, 2020
CJ made the refinance process easy and helped us decide the right time to refinance.
Sep 7, 2020
CJ was awesome! I would surely recommend him to my friends and family! He was up front with us on everything. We will definitely use CI in the future! Thank you for everything !
Sep 1, 2020
USMC Veteran
CJ is great to work with. This is my 2nd VA home purchase and I had a lot of questions as I'm keeping my 1st home as a rental. He was always available to answer my questions regarding both homes.
Aug 31, 2020
Gramma, mom, retired
CJ is wonderful. One call Friday afternoon, by Monday he had numbers for me and lined up an appraiser. All the paper work was over the phone or by the internet. It was so easy I kept thinking this is too good to be true, we have to be missing something! But we weren’t. I have since found out that 2 of my sons have refinanced with CJ in the last couple of months. CJ took great care of my refinance I would Recommend him and even use his services again.
Aug 28, 2020
I am very pleased with Cj and Amerifirst. They processed my home loan in a customer-friendly manner. Prior to selecting Amerifirst, I searched and compared several companies to see who was best suited to help me. I was most impressed by CJ and I'm highly satsisfied with the job he and his team did for me. I highly recommend him. Please consider Amerifirst and CJ in your own search. I'm confident you'll be pleased with the results.
Aug 19, 2020
CJ made the whole refi process easy. This was not our first refi and wekwe what it can be like if you are working with someone who doesn't know what they are doing. CJ knows what he's doing and he's great to work with! We never had to leave our house for any portion of this refi. The final signing was done in our home which made us more comfortable since we didn't have to worry about contact with other people other than the notary. Everyone wore masks and we got through the signing with no problem.
Aug 12, 2020
CJ is a joy to work with! He really worked hard to ensure we were getting the best interest rate possible. He answered all questions we had with clarity and depth. He was able to get our loan taken care of in a reasonable amount of time during the COVID-19 pandemic. All paperwork was cared for electronically up to the actual signing which was brought to our home for signatures. I would recommend CJ hands down to anybody looking for a new mortgage or to refinance.
Aug 3, 2020
Center Operations Director
Christopher was great, he was quick with my pre qualification on the loan. He made it easy to complete the required information on line. He was always available when I called him. Thank you CJ for making it simple to buy my first home, I highly recommend you.
Jul 8, 2020
VP of Digital Marketing
I was referred to CJ by a friend following a terrible experience trying to refinance my mortgage with a major bank. CJ was extremely helpful and offered just the guidance I needed to understand the process. The entire loan experience with CJ was a breathe of fresh air after what I went through with the bank and I couldn't have asked for a better person to work with. I would HIGHLY recommend CJ to anyone looking to finance a home.
Jun 15, 2020
Retiree
We recently moved into our new home thanks to Mr CJ Nelson accurate and professional work the processes of purchasing our house was an easy and short one

We really appreciate his professionalism and kindness

Cordially

Fernando Miranda and Matilde Hernandez

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