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Paula Frenette

New Hampshire - Portsmouth

1 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125

Portsmouth, NH 03801


About Paula

As a Senior Loan Officer, Paula brings over 20 years of experience in residential mortgage lending, with an impressive resume. In 2016, she was awarded Affiliate of the Year for the Strafford County Board of REALTORS and added Affiliate of the Year for the Seacoast Board of REALTORS in 2017. With previous employers, Paula had been a member of both the President’s Club and Chairman’s Club and she’s well on her way to achieving those goals at Embrace!

Paula is passionate about lending, doing the right thing for her customers, and making certain her loans close smoothly and on time. She has a well-rounded knowledge of what is needed to get the loan closed and was the exclusive Loan Officer for the City of Portsmouth Hometown Program for six years. Paula has also been a volunteer speaker for the HUD Certificate program offered to first-time home buyers with the Housing Partnership in Portsmouth. Through this program, she has helped many home buyers fulfill their dreams of home ownership.

Outside of work, Paula is very involved in the community. As a member of both the Strafford County Board of REALTORS and the Seacoast Board of REALTORS, she has helped with many events that give back to the community including chairing a charity golf event that raised over $40,000 for local charities and scholarships; volunteering time at her local food pantry and soup kitchen; She chaired annual events For Gather, (formerly Seacoast Family Food Pantry) that collected over 15,000 pounds of food, along with over $6,000 in grocery gift cards and cash. In addition, for the last five years, she has chaired a food drive in Strafford County that helped to fill the shelves in 12 more food pantries. For Helping Hands, Paula sews blankets for the homeless, and sews and crochets baby blankets that go to Doctors Without Borders, as well as to Boston Hospitals, to be given to families with newborns in need. Besides being an overall top performer in mortgage lending and volunteering, Paula is a former chef of twenty years and holds an Associates of Science Degree in Culinary Arts as a trained chef from Johnson and Wales University.

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98% Customer Satisfaction Rating
Zillow 5 star rating
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Scotsman Guide Top Lender


  • 5

    5 Survey completed on January 14, 2022

    Review By Jonathan S. for Paula Frenette

    Completed transaction in January 2022

    This is the second loan that Paula has helped me with and I couldn't be happier. Very fast, informative, and helpful.

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on January 07, 2022

    Review By Michael B. for Paula Frenette

    Completed transaction in December 2021

    The guidance we received.

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on December 29, 2021

    Review By Virginia B. for Paula Frenette

    Completed transaction in December 2021

    Paula gave clear and concise information/requests. She was always available and professional.

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on November 23, 2021

    Review By Lisa T. for Paula Frenette

    Completed transaction in November 2021

    Paula was wonderful to work with. She always answered my questions and took the time to explain things thoroughly. I always felt like I was her only client because of the time she took and the way she expressed everything in great detail.

  • 5

    5 Survey completed on November 19, 2021

    Review By Casey D. for Paula Frenette

    Completed transaction in November 2021

    Paula was essential during this process. My husband and I are new to buying property and Paula gave us great advice, was attentive, and constructive, and was a complete JOY to have by our sides. I don't doubt that this process was made much easier due to Paula's help, and insight. Thank you, Paula!

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