New Hampshire - Portsmouth
1 New Hampshire Avenue, Suite 125
Portsmouth, NH 03801
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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5 Survey completed on September 17, 2021
Review By Andrew R. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in September 2021
Paula is always available and always on top of things. She cares about the person and not just the transaction and goes above and beyond at every opportunity.
5 Survey completed on August 19, 2021
Review By Alexander K. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in August 2021
Great experience. Paula was very knowledgeable , very responsive and easy to work with!
5 Survey completed on August 03, 2021
Review By Jennifer R. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in July 2021
Paula was always super responsive and willing to help us with any questions or issues we had. Paula made the whole process super simple and always kept us up to date with what needed to get done.
5 Survey completed on July 29, 2021
Review By Scott M. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in July 2021
Paula was awesome she answered all my questions almost instantly and if not on the spot she called back with in minutes. Very straightforward and honest a quality missing in today's world ... I loved working with Paula. I will be telling everyone about her and embrace.
5 Survey completed on July 01, 2021
Review By Andrew H. for Paula Frenette
Completed transaction in June 2021
Very friendly and knowledgeable about what needs to be done. Always there to answer all and any questions we had. Got everything done.
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