Paula Nirschl is a branch manager and senior loan officer who draws on ten years of experience as a collegiate basketball coach to lead clients through the loan process and secure homeownership financing. She believes her most important responsibility as a loan officer is to provide education and aggressively tackle problems that may prevent you from reaching your goals. “As a coach, I learned that hard work and preparation in the pre-season leads to success,” she said. “I begin with the end in mind and put together a playbook that helps you strengthen your home buying position.”
Paula has worked in the lending industry for 17 years. Since joining Guild Mortgage in 2011, she has opened four branches in Oregon and Washington, and has her license in California. For the past five years, Mortgage Executive Magazine named Paula one of the “Top 1% of Mortgage Originators in America.” The National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW) awarded Paula “National Leader of the Year” for her work with their local chapter in 2016.
Paula was among the first in the mortgage industry to embrace more advanced digital methods during the COVID-19 pandemic, including web conferencing, portals for paperwork, online signing, and notarization. She says, “I strive to make the complicated lending process more comfortable and engage with vendors and clients in creative ways.”
Paula is a NAPMW board member and partners with ninety-nine girlfriends, an organization that provides learning opportunities and grants for local women. She also helps loan officers reach their income potential as a coach with the Guild U- Elevate coaching program, and says, “Coaching is just in my blood— whether it's clients, co-workers, or teammates.”
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