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Christie Paulk

Christie Paulk

VP, Sr. Loan Officer

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Q&A with Christie Paulk

What made you decide to be a BankSouth Loan Officer?

Growing up I moved six times within a one-mile radius. This was how my family planned for their retirement. They profited off every home they either bought or built. I learned early on how great an investment real estate can be and how it can change a family’s financial dynamic. This led me to start my career as a loan officer assistant while I was finishing up college.

What accomplishments are you most proud of?

I am self-taught. The loan officer I worked under never showed up for work. I started while I was in college so not only was I studying for school, I was studying the mortgage industry and learning how to become a loan officer by reading regulations, guidelines, and a lot of trial and error. In my second year in the industry, I graduated from the Mortgage Bankers Georgia Future Leaders Program.

Flashback to when you were 10 years old. What do you want to be when you grow up? Why?

I wanted to become a U.S. Marshal. I was a gymnast who learned what mental toughness was at an early age. I enjoyed being pushed to my max and challenged every day to become better. I then sat down and watched the movie U.S. Marshal with my dad which is the exact moment when I said that is what I want to be when I grow up. I think it was the vigorous training Marshals go through that piqued my interest.

What do you enjoy doing on weekends?

Playing golf
Watching my son play sports
Going to the lake or the farm with my family

Bio of Christie Paulk

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 15 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 her clients calls and make sure they are comfortable and confident with the mortgage lending process.

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What Customers Say About Christie Paulk

4.9
Ratings
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Total Reviews

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Andy Chambers
Posted on May 22, 2024
5.0
I recently had the pleasure of working with Christie Paulk as my mortgage loan officer, and despite encountering several issues with the seller, her professionalism and dedication shone through. Despite the challenges, Christie remained committed to helping me navigate the process smoothly. Throughout the ordeal with the seller, Christie maintained open lines of communication, keeping me informed of any developments and offering reassurance when needed. Her ability to handle the situation with grace and expertise was truly impressive. Despite the setbacks, Christie went above and beyond to ensure that everything proceeded as smoothly as possible. Her patience and persistence were greatly appreciated, and I am grateful for her support during a challenging time. Overall, I would highly recommend Christie to anyone in need of a reliable and trustworthy mortgage loan officer. Her professionalism, dedication, and ability to handle unexpected challenges makes her stand out in the industry.
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Andy Chambers
Posted on May 22, 2024
5.0
I recently had the pleasure of working with Christie Paulk as my mortgage loan officer, and despite encountering several issues with the seller, her professionalism and dedication shone through. Despite the challenges, Christie remained committed to helping me navigate the process smoothly. Throughout the ordeal with the seller, Christie maintained open lines of communication, keeping me informed of any developments and offering reassurance when needed. Her ability to handle the situation with grace and expertise was truly impressive. Despite the setbacks, Christie went above and beyond to ensure that everything proceeded as smoothly as possible. Her patience and persistence were greatly appreciated, and I am grateful for her support during a challenging time. Overall, I would highly recommend Christie to anyone in need of a reliable and trustworthy mortgage loan officer. Her professionalism, dedication, and ability to handle unexpected challenges makes her stand out in the industry.
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Sarah Holt
Posted on May 17, 2024
5.0
The BEST! Christie is and always has been AMAZING!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Aw thank you Sarah!! I appreciate you and your kind words!
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Doyt Douglas Dauler Sr.
Posted on April 10, 2024
5.0
Smooth! Seamless process all done remotely and timely
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Halimah Zikyyah Magby
Posted on April 7, 2024
5.0
Five star rating! Great communication, very professional and timely.
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Kelsey White
Posted on April 6, 2024
5.0
Christie made our first home purchase experience great! We’re so thankful for all of her help!
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Kimone Corene Insang
Posted on April 3, 2024
5.0
Every member of the team gave prompt and clear communication, making the process a breeze!
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Robin Taylor Dauler
Posted on April 2, 2024
5.0
Great experience with Bank South and Christie Paulk. Excellent communication and timely responses.
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Karyn Faust
Posted on February 27, 2024
5.0
Everyone involved was very responsive and personable, the process was explained well and the ability to sign documents online was very helpful.
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Thank you so much for the kind words, Karyn. Ensuring a smooth and understandable process for our customers is always our top priority at BankSouth Mortgage. I'm really glad to hear that the online document signing feature was helpful for you. If you have any more questions or need further assistance in the future, please feel free to reach out. It was a pleasure working with you!
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Lauren Goodman
Posted on February 12, 2024
5.0
Christie is amazing! She provided excellent communication and customer service throughout the process. Would definitely recommend!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Thank you so much for your 5-star review, Lauren! It was a pleasure working with you and I'm thrilled for you and your family. Your kind words and recommendation mean a lot to me. If you ever need assistance in the future, don't hesitate to reach out. - Christie Paulk
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Meiling Lam-Quach Holt
Posted on February 11, 2024
5.0
Christie and her team were great! They made the process of converting our construction loan to mortgage easy and were always easy to get in touch with!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Meiling, It was my pleasure to assist with your construction loan conversion. Ensuring the process is smooth and easy for our clients is always our top priority. If you ever have any more questions or need assistance in the future, please don't hesitate to reach out. Thanks again for choosing BankSouth Mortgage!
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Jeremy B Myers
Posted on February 3, 2024
5.0
Great demeanor, communication, flexibility, and service.
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Thank you for your kind words, Jeremy! I'm delighted to hear that you had a positive experience with our communication and service. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything in the future. Thank you for the 5-star review!
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Angela Leonard
Posted on January 28, 2024
5.0
Christie Paulk was absolutely amazing to work with! She made my home buying experience very easy and streamlined with no surprises along the way. She is the utmost professional with such a calm and pleasant personality. I have worked with many mortgage professionals in the past, but Christie tops them all for so many reasons, but mostly because of her efficiency and most professional demeanor. This was my first purchase moving from one state to another and she would explain the differences in procedures in simple terms so I had no worries whatsoever. Thank you!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Angela, thank you for your stellar review and for your warm comments. I'm so pleased to hear that your home buying process an easy one. It was such a pleasure working with you!! Thank you for trusting me and BankSouth Mortgage with your home buying journey. I am here for any future needs you may have. Sincerely, Christie Paulk.
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Dionte Montford
Posted on January 26, 2024
5.0
Closing on my new house was a breeze, all thanks to Christie, my amazing loan officer! Right from the beginning, Christie brought a mix of professional expertise and a genuinely friendly approach that made the whole process feel effortless. She was always available to answer my questions, providing clear and helpful guidance at each step. Her dedication and patience were truly commendable. I'm so grateful for the support and positive energy she brought into my home buying journey. I highly recommend Christie to anyone in need of a stress-free and enjoyable loan experience. Huge thanks, Christie, for making this milestone in my life a delightful one!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Dionte, thank you so much for the wonderful review and the perfect rating. Your kind words are greatly appreciated! I'm thrilled to hear that your home buying process was smooth and enjoyable. It was my pleasure to help guide you through each step and answer any questions you had along the way. Your recommendation means a lot to me and the entire BankSouth Mortgage team. Thank you for trusting me with such a significant milestone in your life. It was truly a pleasure working with you!
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Edna M Maddox
Posted on November 18, 2023
5.0
Hands on approach when help was needed. she was very prepared with needed information. Always had a pleasant attitude no matter how many time i asked questions. All around ready able prepared and kind.i appreciate her help
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
I'm truly grateful for the kind words, Edna! It was a pleasure being able to assist you. I always strive to be prepared and to provide the necessary information to help make the mortgage process as smooth as possible. Your satisfaction is my top priority, so I'm thrilled to know that my efforts were appreciated. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any more questions in the future. Thank you for choosing BankSouth Mortgage! - Christie Paulk.
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Haven Mikayla Wells
Posted on October 27, 2023
5.0
Great with explaining and communicating with first time homeowners.
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
I appreciate your kind words, Haven. I'm glad I was able to make it a positive experience for you. Thanks for choosing BankSouth Mortgage.
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Joshua Harris Shirey
Posted on October 10, 2023
5.0
The entire process was fairly seamless and i was kept reassured every step of the way. Christie and the entire loan team helping me were attentive to my needs and overall very helpful. If the opportunity arises I will definitely refer anyone needing
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Thank you so much for your kind words, Joshua. I'm thrilled to hear that you found our process seamless and reassuring — that's always our goal. Your positive feedback means a lot to us, and we're delighted we could assist you throughout the loan process. We appreciate you considering referring us to anyone in need of our services in the future. Thank you for choosing BankSouth Mortgage! Best, Christie Paulk
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Jeremy Scott Caldwell
Posted on September 25, 2023
5.0
The whole team at Bank South was very responsive and listened to my needs and gave honest advice and recommendations throughout the whole process. They made buying a home as stress free and easy as they could and talked to me every step of the way!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Jeremy! It's gratifying to know that we were able to make your home buying journey stress-free and straightforward. Thank you very much for your kind words and the excellent rating. Should you need any further assistance, feel free to reach out. Warm regards, Christie Paulk.
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Ariel C Gordon
Posted on September 25, 2023
5.0
Christie was outstanding to work with. She makes the process of applying for a mortgage easy and clear. I would recommend her to anyone!
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
Thank you so much for your kind words, Ariel! It was such a pleasure working with you. I genuinely appreciate your recommendation and look forward to working with you again in the future. Best regards, Christie Paulk.
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Holly Elizabeth Peppers
Posted on September 23, 2023
5.0
Christie and her team did a wonderful job helping me get my home! I would recommend them to anyone.
Reply from Christie Hallman Paulk
I'm overjoyed for you Holly! Helping you secure your home was our utmost priority, and we're glad we could get it done. Your recommendation means a lot to us. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and for choosing BankSouth Mortgage. We're here for any future needs. Best, Christie Paulk.

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