Deena Crawford

Deena Crawford
NMLS #205110
(800) 335-1849

Branch Manager
Branch NMLS #1867216

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, my family and I moved frequently when I was younger due to my father’s career. Although my family continued to move, I decided to settle down in Ohio, which felt most like home to me. After graduating from the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in education and an Associate’s in real estate, I gravitated to the Columbus, Ohio area to begin my career path since it was a growing city and I felt I could utilize my degrees to the fullest potential. I began my career in new home sales but very quickly took interest in the lending side by helping buyers with their credit and creating home ownership goals alongside them that were realistically obtainable. 

As Columbus has continued to grow and be a high demand market for new business, real estate, and the economy, I have developed close relationships with numerous builders, sales representatives and real estate agents in the central Columbus and surrounding areas over my 24 years in the industry. I am passionate about helping my clients achieve their dreams of home ownership through educating them about their credit, communicating clearly and often about how the purchasing or refinance processes work, as well as creating relationships that continue well after a closing date. 

My passion for helping others has carried with me through all aspects of my work and personal life. Being an adopted person myself, I wanted to pay it forward and adopt a child of my own since I experienced such a wonderful upbringing with my own adoption. I successfully adopted my 15-year-old daughter, Sophia, four years ago and have enjoyed raising her in her young teenage years to help her overcome challenges she was presented early in life, which has brought us very close in the short time we’ve been together. 

Helping others is my passion in all aspects of my life and I am looking forward to starting this journey with you, so you can achieve your goals with my help and guidance along the way. Thank you for considering DHI Mortgage as your preferred lender for your forever home!