Trinity is a name you can Trust!

Welcome to Trinity Real Estate Services and Trinity Mortgage, your premier destination for all your real estate and mortgage needs. At Trinity, we understand that refinancing, buying, or selling a home is one of the most significant financial decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. That’s why we’re here to guide you through every step of the process, ensuring a seamless and rewarding experience.

Our team of experienced real estate and mortgage professionals is dedicated to providing personalized service tailored to your unique goals and preferences. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer, a seasoned investor, looking to sell or refinance your property, we have the expertise and resources to help you achieve success.

Real Estate Services

  • Real Estate Sales

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in the Southern California area?
With our in-depth knowledge of the local real estate market, we can help you make informed decisions and navigate the complexities of buying, selling, or even renting out your property. We take the time to understand your needs and priorities, ensuring that we find the perfect home or buyer for you. Our personalized approach means you’ll receive attentive service every step of the way. From property search and valuation to negotiations and closing, we offer a full range of services to meet your real estate needs. Whatever your requirements, we’re here to help you achieve your goals. Whether you’re buying, selling, renting, or investing in real estate, Trinity Real Estate Services is your trusted partner for success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can assist you in achieving your real estate goals.

  • Mortgage Loans

Welcome to Trinity Mortgage, your trusted source for tailored mortgage solutions designed to fit your unique financial situation. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or looking to refinance your existing mortgage or take out a 2nd loan on your home, we’re here to help you find the right financing option for your needs. At Trinity Mortgage, we understand that obtaining a mortgage can be a daunting process, which is why we’re committed to making it as smooth and stress-free as possible. Our team of experienced mortgage professionals will work closely with you to understand your goals and find a mortgage solution that meets your needs and budget. With years of experience in the mortgage industry, our team has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through every step of the mortgage process. From pre-approval to closing, we’ll be by your side to answer your questions and address any concerns. Whether you’re looking for a conventional loan, FHA loan, VA loan, or jumbo mortgage, we’ll help you find the right option for you.  We work with a large network of trusted wholesale lenders to offer competitive interest rates and terms. Our goal is to help you secure a mortgage that not only fits your needs but also saves you money over the life of the loan. Contact us today to learn more about our mortgage products and how we can assist you in securing the financing you need.

  • Rentals

Are you thinking of buying or selling a home in the Southern California area?
If you are a homeowner who is considering leasing or renting your home then you don’t need to look any further – give Trinity a call. We will help make your “Landlord” experience a more enjoyable one. We will do the footwork of finding the right tenant, collecting background check information, having all the necessary contracts in place, and facilitating showings and walk-throughs to make sure the job is done right. We pride ourselves with professional agents who have the expertise to help make your rental search or tenant search a smooth process.

  • Vacation Rentals

San Diego is one of the top vacation destinations in the country. Jump on the path of making great extra income by turning your home or condo into a vacation rental. We will help you manage your vacation rental so you can just enjoy the extra income without the extra hassle. Millions of visitors from around the world vacation every year in San Diego and we are here to help you take advantage of that. Our team prides ourselves on giving attention to detail so renters can relax and enjoy a carefree San Diego vacation like no other. With our vacation rental management services, we can allow homeowners to not worry about dealing with all the little details but still gain the highest nightly rate for their home. US News Travel states “San Diego is one of the best places to visit in the US… “. Call Trinity today for more information if you are considering buying a vacation rental or turning your current home into one.

Our Team

At Trinity Real Estate Services and Trinity Mortgage, our success is built on the expertise, dedication, and passion of our team members. Get to know the professionals who are committed to helping you achieve your real estate and mortgage goals:

Michelle Kightly

Cal DRE# 01081297, NMLS# 275135

With over 34 years of experience in the real estate and mortgage industries, Michelle Kightly is the broker and founder of Trinity Real Estate Services. She has lived in San Diego for over 47 years and with her husband being a general contractor, they make a good team within the real estate industry. Michelle started Trinity with a vision of having the company built on a foundation of integrity, professionalism, and care for the client. Her hope and continual goal is that Trinity will always be a name that homeowners can Trust!

CK Littlewood

Loan Officer
Cal DRE# 01263458, NMLS# 238414

As a mortgage specialist, CK is committed to helping clients navigate the complexities of the mortgage process. With his in-depth knowledge of mortgage products and exceptional customer service skills, he does his best to create a smooth and seamless experience for every borrower. CK is an experienced Senior Loan Officer with a 20 year plus history in the industry. He has a proven record of working hard for his clients and finding the best loan to suit their needs.

John Dent

Loan Officer
Cal DRE# 01253932, NMLS# 343176

With a passion for finance and a dedication to helping others achieve their homeownership dreams, John serves as an experienced loan officer at Trinity Mortgage. Armed with many years of experience in the mortgage industry, he possesses a deep understanding of mortgage products, lending regulations, and market dynamics.

Greg Lindsey

Real Estate Agent/Loan Officer
Cal DRE# 01169083, NMLS# 294371

Greg is a seasoned real estate agent with a proven track record of success. He is dedicated to providing personalized service to each client, helping them find their dream home or investment property in the Riverside area. He is also a loan officer. With 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry, he has a deep understanding of mortgage products, lending guidelines, and market trends.

Dan Cassel

Mortgage Specialist
Cal DRE# CA BRE # 01146347, NMLS # 347918

Dan and his long time Bride and wife Kelley have a son Jake, and together they have all been a fixture in the San Diego community. Dan, Kelley and Jake also have a passion for Service work and have many years experience in Children and other ministries. Dan has lived in San Diego, California since 1978. He has been a Licensed Real Estate Lender and Asset Manager since 1992. As a mortgage specialist, Dan is committed to helping his clients through each step of the mortgage process. With his many years of experience, he is very knowledgeable of the various mortgage products.

Nina Detrow

Real Estate Agent
Cal DRE# CA BRE # 01968523

Nina is originally from Rhode Island but has lived in San Diego for over 35 years.  She has been doing real estate in San Diego for over 18 years. She worked for the San Diego Padres as a ballgirl for 20 years – her highlights include 3 Top Ten plays on ESPN!  She has 3 kids – all her kids graduated from Torrey Pines High School. Her son graduated from Ohio State, her daughter from University of Oregon and her youngest daughter attended University of Arizona and now has her own clothing line called ILYSM kinda!  She loves her job and all the families she has met over the years.

Sharon McKinnon

Real Estate Agent
Cal DRE# CA BRE # 01483145

Sharon is originally from Texas and graduated with a Business degree in Marketing from Texas Tech University. She moved here with her husband in 1991. They have made San Diego their home and raised 3 kids in the Carmel Valley/Rancho Santa Fe area. She got her real estate license in 2005. She has been working in the business with sales and vacation rentals. Now that her children are grown and out of the house, She has even more time to focus on her career.

George Copelin

Loan Officer
Cal DRE# 00920973, NMLS# 274957

Susie Adams

Real Estate Agent
Cal DRE# CA BRE # 0135973



I have been working with CK as my mortgage broker and friend for almost 18 years. He is unique in the business because he truly cares and works every bank to get the best outcome for me and my clients. He doesn’t get the loan placed and sit back, he works the file to the last day. He has the full package and I would recommend him to anyone.

Shari Strong, J.D.

Greg Lindsey has helped us purchase two homes and sell one home over the last six years. Greg first assisted us in viewing a home after an agent stood us up. He obtained the key to the home and allowed us to view it late at night, well after 7pm. Since that day Greg helped us purchase a home in 2009. His experience helped us complete a difficult purchase. His diligence on that purchase led us to place our trust in Greg this year to both sell our 2009 purchase and buy a new home. Once again, he has left us smiling. Greg’s hard work resulted in a quick, successful sale of our 2009 home and left us as proud owners of our “dream” home.
Greg is a true professional. He always keeps you informed every step of the way. His work ethic is vigorous to ensure that the sale/purchase process keeps moving on the other end. Selling or purchasing a home is a big financial decision. Let Greg Lindsey, a proven and experienced agent protect and ensure your real estate investment.

Luis and Alicíia Peñaloza
Dear John Dent,
I would like to thank you for the invaluable service you provided in helping me to secure my first home mortgage. You always seemed to have a firm control over the entire process. Your expertise and experience helped smooth over the rough edges of one of the most stressful events in my life. Thanks to you, I locked in a much better rate than I had found on my own, saving me thousands of dollars. I knew you were available days, nights, and weekends answering my questions and coordinating with my real estate agent to ease me through the process of buying my home. I am so glad you were recommended to me; it has been my pleasure to recommend your services to others. I look forward to working with you again if I am ever in the market for another loan or refinance.
Sincerely, John Naughton

Greg Lindsey was both my real estate agent and my loan officer for my recently purchased new home and I was 100% satisfied with the work he did for me. It is a rare sight to come across good honest hard working people now a days and Greg busted his tail for me. Not only did he stay on schedule and keep everything aligned along the way, he also made sure to take the time to break the documents down so that I understood a lot of what I was reading. He was knowledgeable, professional and most importantly available around the clock in case I had any questions or concerns. I would strongly recommend his services to anyone else who is looking to purchase a new home!

Greg Lindsey secured a low interest refi loan for us that was nothing short of amazing. He was diligent throughout the entire process. We were so happy with his professional demeanor and attentiveness to our needs that we have asked him to be our real estate agent as we search for our next home. He has been honest and truthful at all times. My wife and I value his counsel as we know he has our interests at heart. We trust him completely and that is a statement uncommon in the real estate business.

I am writing this review specifically for Susie Adams. She worked SO hard for us to help us buy a home in our budget shortly after the housing crash. I always received quick responses from her, and she truly understood our needs. She was very flexible, and helped us get our lovely home in Oceanside even after we thought we would never be able to win a bid on our budget. I have referred her to my brother and friend, both of which have bought houses from her and had great experiences. Definitely give Susie a call!!!

Michelle is a pleasure to work with. She is diligent in her work and persistent in her approach to getting the job done on your behalf. She possesses and shares local knowledge of the San Diego market while encouraging you to make the right decision for yourself. I recommend Trinity Real Estate Services & Trinity Mortgage if you are looking for a true partner in the home buying processes who provides a pressure free environment.

Shaun K

We really appreciated [Michelle’s] experience, professionalism, and trustworthiness during a time of so much transition. During these slower times with the real estate market, we were very delighted to have our home off the market in less than two weeks.

Bill and Tammy Sellers

Greg’s experience helped us complete a difficult purchase. His hard work resulted in a quick, successful sale of our home and left us as proud owners of our “dream” home. He is a true professional. He always keeps you informed every step of the way.

Luis and Alicíia P.

“First, Nina is the best property manager, very responsive and just a kind, genuine person. We live in the area but due to a slab leak in our house, we were displaced for a couple of months. Working with Nina made the experience so much easier.’ Melissa Watkins

I had an awesome experience hiring Trinity Real Estate Services to market my property.  Michelle was extremely knowledgeable when it came to marketing my property and she always provided sound industry advice.  She was an excellent listener and executed flawlessly based on my concerns.  She constantly kept me apprised of market conditions and other market factors so that I had the most current information when making decisions. I have enthusiastically recommended Trinity Real Estate Services to my friends seeking to buy, sell, or rent their properties.

Greg W.