1 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
As a Senior Loan Officer, Paula brings over 18 years of experience in residential mortgage lending, with an impressive resume. In 2016, Paula was awarded Affiliate of the Year for the Strafford County Board of REALTORS. Then in 2017, she added Affiliate of the Year for the Seacoast Board of REALTORS. With previous employers, Paula has been a member of both the President's Club and Chairmans Club and she’s well on her way to achieving these 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. For 6 years, he was the exclusive Loan Officer for the City of Portsmouth Hometown Program. She has also been involved with the Housing Partnership in Portsmouth as a volunteer speaker for the HUD Certificate program offered to first-time home buyers. 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®, Paula helped with many events that give back to the communities. These include; chairing a charity golf event that last year raised over $16,000 for local charities and scholarships; Toys for Tots, volunteering time at her local food pantry and soup kitchen. For Gather, (formerly Seacoast Family Food Pantry) she chaired the event that collected 4,500 pounds of food, along with over $1,000 in grocery gift cards and cash in one day. In addition, for the last 3 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. </p> <p>Besides being an overall top performer in mortgage lending and volunteering, Paula is a former chef of twenty years; she holds an Associates of Science Degree in Culinary Arts as a trained chef from Johnson and Wales University.
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5.0 Survey completed on July 09, 2019
Review By Jacqueline P. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in June 2019
Paula did everything in her power to help me get into my house! I would recommend her to anyone, anytime!! So incredibly lucky to have been recommended to her!
5.0 Survey completed on May 30, 2019
Review By Sarah L. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in May 2019
As a first time home buyer the process is sometimes confusing, daunting, and scary. Paula answered all of my question and took the time to put my concerns at ease. Paula has a great depth of knowledge and really looks out for her customers to ensure that they receive the very best! She is a pro with VA home loans!
5.0 Survey completed on May 23, 2019
Review By James S. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in May 2019
Paula is truly an expert/nerd in her field to the nth degree in the most positive way imaginable. She was patient, responsive, and without fail knew the answers to our questions. She probably doesn't want this advertised, but she even fielded questions and helped herd us cats (me and my girlfriend) outside regular business hours! Would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody buying a home for the first or 31st time!
5.0 Survey completed on April 11, 2019
Review By David F. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in April 2019
Paula was very helpful in answering all questions and covering the whole process in a very efficient and timely manner. it was clear that she puts in alot of time to make sure everything is correct and orderly. She was always quick to respond to me, even the first time I reached out to her as a new client. I am extremely grateful I got to work with such a pleasant and enjoyable loan officer. Great job Paula!!
5.0 Survey completed on March 31, 2019
Review By Amy A. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in March 2019
Paula's knowledge, experience, and professionalism throughout the entire process was second to none. I would highly recommend selecting Embrace & Paula for any mortgage requirements. Amy Alden