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Derrick Polder

Regional Vice President

NMLS #207630

5151 East Broadway Blvd, Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 495-0222 (520) 495-0222
Cell phone
(520) 495-0222 (520) 495-0222
[email protected]
Specializes in
Purchase and Refinance
Purchase and Refinance
Refinance Loans
Refinance Loans



About Derrick

My mortgage career began in 2006 after a successful career in the customer service sector at AOL/Time Warner. As a Fortune 500 Top Sales Manager, I learned the necessary ingredients to achieve results. I now head up The Polder Group at CrossCountry Mortgage along with our Tucson branch at Broadway.

I'm devoted to helping my clients reach their goals by providing best-in-class products, terms, and client experience. This commitment to service resulted in recognition as a leader in the industry. The Polder Group has helped thousands of families, funding over a billion dollars toward homeownership here in Tucson. Our track record has cast us consistently among the top loan officers in Arizona, and nationally in the top 1% of my peers.

Coming from a military family, I was born in Athens, Greece, and raised in Tucson. I consider Arizona one of the most beautiful places in the world. I enjoy spending quality time with friends and family when not at work, often participating in sports and traveling.

My love for meeting new people, building friendships, and a passion for seeing Tucson grow have led me to support other ventures outside of real estate. These ventures include being an angel investor and fundraiser for Prep & Pastry and the affiliated restaurants, Commoner & Co., and Flora's Market Run. It has been an honor to support local organizations such as Tucson's Boys and Girls Clubs and the University of Arizona Wildcat Club. I'm an active board member for Tu Nidito, a volunteer and active member of Empower Coalition, Inc., and Honorary Commander of Davis Monthan Air Force Base.


Recent Posts and Articles

  • Senior couple browsing home financing options for their home renovation

    Whether you’re aging in place or bringing older relatives into your home, know your options and limitations for building in, building out and reducing hazard risk.

  • First time homebuyers fixing up their historic home thanks to their rehab home loan

    Historic Home Living: What You Can and Can’t Change

    Fantastic benefits come with living in a historically significant home, but certain restrictions can limit your rehab dreams—know your options going in

  • A woman standing in her new home

    Women Taking (Home) Ownership

    Let’s hear it for 100 years of women’s progress in homeownership! Read about their phenomenal influence on the market as we celebrate women and mortgages.

  • A couple reading an email from their realtor about their offer

    Winning a Homebuyer Bidding War

    Winning a homebuying bidding war depends on key factors you can control, including your outlook, tactics and the team around you.

A homeowner with a child on his lap calculating whether to buy a new home or refinance his home loan

Owning a home is fun and fulfilling!

What’s not to love about having a space that is entirely yours? You can paint your bathroom fuchsia, have hardwood in the master, put up a wild Mosaic in the kitchen, install a smart thermostat, you name it. After all, it’s your home!

Equally enjoyable are the other personal and financial advantages of being a homeowner: security and stability, equity and wealth building, and more! I’m here to help you get the most from your home financing — whether you’re buying your first home, moving up or downsizing to match your lifestyle, or refinancing your current mortgage.


Helping your home financing process go smoothly.

  • There are some major milestones on your road to home financing. As your loan officer, I’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand each one and get through them quickly.

  • How much will your mortgage payment be? How much can you save if you refinance? Is it better to buy than rent? Use these online calculators to crunch the numbers and see for yourself.

  • I separate myself from other lenders by offering a broader selection of home financing options — from loans for first-time homebuyers to refinance programs for accessing your home’s equity.

  • Before you explore the endless options of home financing, some preparation is in order. Planning ahead for your mortgage is the key to an easier and more successful home financing process.

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