Derrick has been in the real estate field for almost 12 years but before he firmly planted his feet as a residential specialist, he began his career in mortgages in 2005. As the market crashed in 2007/2008, Derrick switched gears and transitioned into short sales, loan modifications, and debt settlements.
Thanks to his mortgage background and experience as a REALTOR® with Big Block Realty, Derrick is able to provide a well rounded approach to both the buying and selling side of real estate. Additionally, he can provide any needed support to execute all types of transactions while negotiating the best terms on his clients' behalf.
"From start to finish, I pride myself on putting my clients first and making sure that no question goes unanswered. For first time buyers, buying can be an unnerving experience, so I have put together a team of exceptional people ranging from title, escrow and transaction coordination, to the lenders that will be assisting in the process to help ensure an educational and smooth buying experience. This same approach is also used with sellers and seasoned investors who recognize the worth of having an agent that isn't just one dimensional in their approach to real estate and can think outside of the box if a problem should present itself."
When he isn't helping clients achieve their real estate goals, Derrick works with a partner flipping properties and working with investors. He is a member of NAR, SDAR and CAR in San Diego County, as well as SRCAR in Riverside County.
Derrick is originally from Indiana and has been a resident of San Diego for nearly 17 years. A proud parent of a 4 year old with another child on the way, Derrick was raised with strong family values and is proud to utilize this upbringing when working with clients. "It's important to me to have harmony in both business and family and I credit this mindset in the successes I have achieved in life."