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GA Lending Team

Mortgage Bankers
Ryan Thompson (NMLS #1099105)

Whether it is a first home or a retirement home, buying a house is one of the most important events in a person’s life. When walking clients through the process of obtaining a home loan, Ryan Thompson of BankSouth Mortgage never loses sight of what it will mean to his clients to be home owners, both in terms of quality of life and personal finances.

“The mortgage process can be tricky,” Ryan says. “Many people are intimidated by the requirements. It’s my job to make them feel comfortable and to make sure they have a full understanding of what’s going on. And one of the best parts for me is to see the excitement on their face when we tell them, ‘We’re going to be able to do this.’”

A graduate of Georgia College & State University and a native of the Lake Oconee area, Ryan’s dedication to customer service is important to him. In an era of big banks and online home loans, Ryan strives to be the guy his customers can trust.

“I want to be a lender with a face, not a URL address,” he says. “The thing I like most about what I do is dealing with people. I’m a people-person, and I’m able to give my customers a level of personalized service that some of the large banks can’t do. Especially for the first-time home buyer, that’s something that people remember and appreciate.”

Currently Ryan handles mortgages for the Athens area, including Oconee, Jackson, Hall, Oglethorpe, Morgan, Greene and Putnam counties.

Christie Paulk (NMLS #588635)

Christie H. Paulk, an Athens native, attended Oconee County High School and later graduated with her MBA in Business Management from Valdosta State. She has over 13 years of mortgage industry experience in the Athens, Georgia area and has been recognized as a Mortgage Bankers Georgia Future Leaders Program Graduate. Christie’s goal is to provide first class service and ensure that buying or refinancing your home is an enjoyable experience. She specializes in mortgages for first-time homebuyers, seasoned homeowners and residential investors. Christie offers expert knowledge on current loan programs as well as new and upcoming products and industry changes. With her extensive background in the real estate and mortgage industry, she is able to consult with her clients and explore their best options. She is always available to take your call and makes sure you are comfortable and confident with the mortgage lending process.

Christie resides ini Athens with her husband and son, Brayden. She enjoys being involved with YPN and the Athens Area Board of Realtors Her hobbies include golfing, duck hunting, deep sea fishing, UGA Athletic Events (primarily football and gymnastics), exercising, and traveling. Christie resides in Athens with her husband Myron and enjoys spending time with her family. Contact Christie today for your mortgage needs!

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