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Carol Schretter

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Q&A with Carol Schretter

What made you decide to be a BankSouth Loan Officer?

I took the long way around on my journey to becoming a loan originator. After high school, I escaped Southfield, Michigan, to join the USMC and traveled the south and the Orient as a signal intelligence officer using morse code, teletype, and direction-finding equipment. My gigs after my enlistment included several different stops and starts until I worked as an onsite realtor for a local builder for about seven years. After that stint, I knew what I didn’t want to do. I thought about women in the workplace that I admired. Loan officers were on the top of my list. I knew a lot about the industry already and it was a natural progression. I have been originating loans for almost 30 years.

What is/was your biggest success professionally? Why was it a big success?

Back in the middle to late 1990s, my processor and I closed 30 loans in one month. It happened in December. December is the most challenging month to close a purchase because a lot of the people that help with the components are taking time off: appraisers, insurance agents, staff, real estate attorneys and their staff, home inspectors, underwriters. That was a time when two people could actually close that many transactions. And I shared my processor with another loan officer! Afterward, we said: never again!

Why are you different than others in your profession?

I very much care about my borrowers and I work to get them any rate or down payment assistance that I can. I follow up after closing as well.

What do you enjoy doing on weekends?

I enjoy meeting my friends for tennis and catching up with them about their lives and families and pets!

Who is someone you admire and why?

I admire Theresa Staley and Jill Elmgren at BankSouth. Theresa always has the answers and if she doesn’t, she finds out the answer. She is always pleasant and doesn’t make me feel inadequate even when I ask really boneheaded questions. Jill, the ops manager in Savannah, is always calm and reliable. She is knowledgeable and a strategic thinker. I think she is one of the best humans that I have had the pleasure of working beside.

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don't know about?

A lot of my friends are aware that a hobby of mine was participating in beach volleyball at a fairly high level. My husband and I met through the sport and we competed together before we dated. We competed in small tournaments around the southeast that included purses for the finalists. We would have played even without the financial payoffs. I played a lot of sports, but doubles volleyball is the most fun and intense sport I ever played.

Bio of Carol Schretter

Carol Schretter hails from Southfield, Michigan. Carol moved to Savannah in 1984 shortly after she served in the United States Marine Corps as a sergeant in the Signals Intelligence division in Japan for the NSGA.from 1977-1981.

What Customers Say About Carol Schretter

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Haley P
PEMBROKE - GA
Posted on February 6, 2023
5.0
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Carol was a pleasure to work with! Always has your best interest!
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Christina L W
Reidsville - GA
Posted on January 9, 2023
5.0
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Communication was excellent! Stayed on top of any situation that came about and they are dedicated to making transactions as smooth as possible. Highly recommend
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Dianne C
MIDWAY - GA
Posted on December 31, 2022
5.0
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I had a very good experience with Carol and her team. They are very professional, respectful and responsive. They gave me very good advice throughout the home buying process
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Stephanie J L
SAVANNAH - GA
Posted on December 7, 2022
5.0
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Carol Schretter and her team provided exceptional and thorough service. I am eternally grateful for how much Carol supported me and put me at ease during my unique process. Thank you so much, Carol! You are the best!
Reply from Carol Schretter
It was a real pleasure for all of us at BankSouth. I hope you take care of yourself!
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Joseph L L
GUYTON - GA
Posted on November 21, 2022
5.0
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I have worked with Carol on home purchases and refinancing for over 18 years. Her advice has always been "spot on". I would not hesitate to call Carol for any of my future plans or to refer others. Carol is a great asset to your organization.
Reply from Carol Schretter
Let's do this again real soon. Ha! You are the best!
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Whitney T
EVANS - GA
Posted on November 7, 2022
5.0
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Carol was very approachable and had great recommendations. She seemed genuine in her helpfulness. The best home buying experience we’ve had thus far.
Reply from Carol Schretter
Thanks, Whitney and Jerry! We were honored. :)
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Dolores A P
ATLANTA - GA
Posted on November 4, 2022
5.0
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Carol has helped me with 4 closings. All went smoothly and timely. Carol works hard to solve any issues that might arise. She is comfortable to work with and is always there to call on. She has done an awesome job for me.
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Christopher A B
SPRINGFIELD - GA
Posted on November 2, 2022
5.0
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This was one of the easiest transactions of purchasing a home then I have ever dealt with! Definitely will continue our business w/ Carol! Ty Carol!
Reply from Carol Schretter
Thank you so very much! It was our treat to work with you. I wish you the best in your new home.
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Cory T B
TYBEE ISLAND - GA
Posted on November 1, 2022
5.0
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Carol was amazing!
Reply from Carol Schretter
Hi, Cory. Thanks a million for the review! It was an honor.
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Patrick E W J
PORT WENTWRTH - GA
Posted on November 1, 2022
5.0
verified-review
Great communication and customer service
Reply from Carol Schretter
I am happy for you and Lamesha. It was an honor working with you. Send your friends to us!

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