As a seasoned mortgage professional, it is extremely important to me that I leave a lasting impression on my community. My mindset is that every day is an opportunity to grow—not only in my career, but also in my own development. It has always been my honor to be a stepping stone in others’ lives on the road to accomplishing their goals, and my career has enabled me to do that in a big way. With almost twenty years of experience, I have had the opportunity to work with an array of clients, including first-time homebuyers, high net-worth individuals and local heroes such as: our beloved veterans, police, firefighters, teachers and medical workers. Being that no one transaction is the same, the exposure to such a vast assortment of scenarios has given me a level expertise that allows me to handle any situation.

In such a dynamic industry, it is an obvious understanding that an open and creative mind will generally succeed; so personally, I believe that my duty is to always keep an adaptive perspective. Because of that, I have made it a point to work with some of the greatest minds in the industry, including David Silverman, Rick Ruby, Todd Scrima and Josh Sigma. Influences such as theirs’ have helped pave my career path and push me to create one of the top mortgage origination teams in the country.

With that being said, I personally have made it my goal to pay it forward by serving my clients and helping them realize their dreams. So less than a month ago, the Parent Team made a ground-breaking decision to relocate to Perl Mortgage. To say the least, it was not an easy choice. Personally, I grew to admire and truly respect NFM Lending’s CEO Mr. David Silverman and his humble approach to leadership. In the amount of time that I was there, I can honestly say that I not only became a better loan originator, but I also grew as a leader. Coincidentally, that is the reason that my team and I made the decision to start fresh with Perl Mortgage.

My career has always been about creating lifelong relationships with my clients and referral partners. However, I quickly realized how unique the Las Vegas market was when I began having to turn away clients to other industry professionals. Not only was that not good for business, it prevented me from doing what I love. It is evident that my number one motivation is to help others, and that is exactly what this company allows me to do. Each region of the country demands very different things when it comes to real estate, and based on location, demographic and the overall demand of the community, specific companies have the ability to be very impactful in targeted areas. Las Vegas, Nevada—as a whole—is somewhat of a niche market, and it requires mortgage options that are tailored to its residents. As a nationwide top twenty-five company, it is obvious that Perl Mortgage understands this. They are built on a foundation that boasts remarkable leadership and innovation, and they are able to provide the loan products that my team and I need to be able to serve our community to the fullest extent.
I am lucky enough to say that I have had many great experiences throughout my career, and each step has helped me grow immensely. So personally, it is difficult to express the full level of my excitement to start this new venture.

P.S. We are moving offices, too. Come check out our new location at: 5598 Fort Apache, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89148.

Derek Parent