for Your Favorite Mortgage Loan Officer in the 2023 Wake Living's Readers' Choice Awards
Chris Brazell

Chris Brazell

Director of Operations
NMLS ID # 73445
About Sherry Riano

Chris was born and raised in Syracuse, NY and was an honor student in high school while being an avid football and lacrosse player. After high school, Chris attended R.I.T. in Rochester, NY, studied as a Business Management major, and played varsity lacrosse. In 2001, Chris and his wife made the move to North Carolina and have been here ever since! Together they have five energetic boys and Chris dedicates most of his downtime to being an active father. Whether that means watching sports or coaching his kid’s lacrosse team. 

Chris has been in the mortgage industry since 2002, a licensed Loan Officer since 2005, and a part of the Sherry Riano Team since 2012. So if experience is what you seek, Chris Brazell is your guy!

Chris is highly recognized for being thorough, patient, and analytical plus is called out publicly on dozens of our five-star reviews for being the best lender ever! Chris loves working on the team because everyone works tirelessly and enjoys the family friendly atmosphere. When asked why people should use The Sherry Riano Team Chris stated, “working with a local lender is imperative when getting a mortgage or refinancing. Our team gives the same level of attention to every client no matter the loan amount, we always do our own due diligence, we work endlessly to educate our clients throughout the process (& afterwards!), plus we provide constant availability to our clients and REALTOR partners.”

Fun Facts About Me

What are your hobbies?

  • Attending concerts
  • Going to live sporting events (specifically hockey and lacrosse)
  • Coaching my son’s lacrosse team

What are you passionate about?

  • Grateful Dead music
  • My kids and family, enjoying experiences with them

Where is the coolest place you traveled?

  • Seeing one of my friend’s bands play Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado and being able to be backstage to watch the concert

What is the most important decision you have ever made so far?

  • After being out of the mortgage industry for a few years when the company I worked for unexpectedly filed bankruptcy during the 2008 – 2010 great recession, deciding to get back into the business and working with Sherry

Tell me your life story in exactly one sentence.

  • I was born in the north, live in the south and am the father of five boys.

How do you prefer to exercise?

  • In the evening, by myself, either listening to music or watching a Netflix show.