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Derek completed his bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University. After the housing collapse, he returned to college to pursue his master’s degree in business before returning to the mortgage business as his passion has always been assisting homeowners with the mortgage process.  Derek was born in a small town in Iowa and appreciates strong family values. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona and has a passion for helping others in his community and values his time with loved ones.

Derek Harada started originating loans in 2003 for one of the largest mortgage lenders in the country.  Over twenty years later, he still brings the same passion assisting homeowners with identifying and securing the most beneficial financial solutions available to them. His determination to help clients has helped him to become one of the most trusted, respected, and successful mortgage bankers in the country. Derek has continuously been recognized by both leadership and customers alike throughout his career for his level of commitment and compassion while assisting customers with identifying creative strategies to maximize the benefit of their new home loan. His ability to listen and understand every customer’s unique scenario, treat every customer as if they are family and provide the best financial advice available simply cannot be surpassed. Derek develops lifelong business relationships through his level of service.

Every customer’s scenario is unique and requires specific attention and expertise. Derek’s customers can find comfort knowing that they are good hands working with a banker who can apply the highest level of service, knowledge, education, and excellence available to quickly identify the most beneficial financial solutions available and assist them through the mortgage process to secure the most advantageous loan available to them based on their unique financial needs.