Gaines Legare recently joined Carter Bank & Trust as a Mortgage Loan Originator in Greensboro. Recently, we spent a little time with Gaines to learn a little bit more about him, both professionally and personally.
Tell us a little about Gaines. Where are you from and how long have you been with Carter Bank & Trust?
GL: Born and raised in Greensboro, graduated from Grimsley Senior High and Wake Forest University with a B.A in History. I’m married to Deb and we have two grown children, one in Nashville and one in New York, and, so far, one grandchild.
I started in the mortgage industry when I was in New Orleans. I had a few stops along the way, before returning home and spending the better part of the last 40 years back in the Triad. I am excited to have joined Carter at the end of August.
As a Mortgage Loan Originator, what do you do? What is a day like for Gaines Legare?
GL: As a Mortgage Loan Originator, I work with home buyers and realtors when it comes to buying a home. My typical day involves working with customers to arrange mortgage financing and with Carter referral partners and operations staff, to find solutions that fit the individual buyers needs, as each situation is different.
What is something you wish all home buyers, especially first-time home buyers, knew about the process? What do you think is the most important piece of advice you can give?
GL: There is a lot of information needed when it comes to being approved for a loan. The quicker you get that information to us, the quicker we are able to make a decision on the loan and get you through closing, and moved in!
What is your favorite part about your job?
GL: I love finding and providing solutions to financing challenges that come up during the loan process. I also enjoy helping people get the mortgage loan they need, no matter if it’s to build, purchace or refinance their home.
Outside of work, what is a day like for Gaines Legare?
GL: When not helping people with the home loan process, I enjoy gardening, tennis, reading, music movies hiking and photography.
To contact Gaines and start the mortgage process, email him at Gaines.Legare@CBTCares.comor give him a call at 336-268-8163.