Meet Karen Summers
Karen Summers, Vice President of Mortgage loans is one of the friendly faces you will see if you step into the Mortgage Loan Department at Carlsbad National Bank.
Karen has over 12 years of banking experience in several different areas. She has held the following titles: Credit Analyst, Commercial Loan Assistant, Assistant Vice President Credit Officer, and Assistant Vice President of Commercial/Consumer Loans. From there she worked toward her current position as Vice President of Mortgage Loans.
When asked about what attracted her to this career path, Karen explained that she once was in a different profession, and realized that it was not for her. “Once I got into banking, I liked working with customers. I wanted to be a Mortgage Loan Officer and help people get a home. Since I started that was my goal,” said Karen.
She truly enjoys the customer interaction and helping them find their dream home, “They get so excited, especially when it is someone’s first home,” Karen stated.
Some advice she has for anyone looking into getting a mortgage loan is to consider how much you can afford, and to also get pre-qualified before you begin looking for a home.
Outside of work, Karen loves to travel to the mountains and the beach.
If you have any questions or would like more information about mortgage loans, feel free to contact Karen Summers.