About Dawn Carter
After earning a finance degree from the University of Oregon (GO DUCKS!), Dawn began serving clients and their mortgage needs in 1994. She’s been recognized as a top loan originator since 1995, showing her dedication and commitment to her clients.
As part of her commitment to clients, Dawn will answer questions, follow through on promises and work with clients to find the best loan program for their individual needs. She’s also passionate about keeping clients informed and staying connected. No matter when you need her, even on evenings and weekends, she’s available. She’ll even be there for you after your transaction closes so she can continue adding value to your life and be your mortgage resource for life!
According to Dawn, “my goal is that you will come away from working with me feeling knowledgeable and having a plan. You will be so happy with my knowledge and service that you will become a client of mine for life and feel inspired to recommend me to others.”
When she’s not at work, Dawn is dedicated to community involvement. She was a founding board member of the American Cancer Society of Portland, and she’s still involved with the organization as a member of the Board of Advisors. She also serves as a volunteer at the Boys and Girls Club and has worked with ESL & GED students as a tutor.
Dawn and her entire team are GREAT! This is our first refi and I have to admit I was a little nervous as I no idea what to expect. Dawn and her team not only were available to answer all of our questions, even if they seemed obvious... read moreKristy F.11/11/2021
Dawn Carter at Directors Dawn helped us on a refinance. We had never been thru one before. She is very knowledgeable and is ALWAYS available to answer questions and help with any concerns you may have. She is also VERY HELPFUL (yes, even at my age I needed the help) in making... read morerandk200611/11/2021
Smoothest Transaction Ever! Dawn and her team are really amazing! They made sure everything went smooth with the closing of our new construction home. There are many details that need to come together and I never worried that something would get missed with her team in charge of our purchase.
This is the second... read morejennyhummel52210/25/2021
Fanatastic experience, smooth process Dawn is awesome. Loved that she explained the process and any questions i had she made sure i understood what was going on. She looks for the best options that fit your needsLezama10/15/2021
There were some complications for my refi application. Dawn walked extra mile to get my application approved and closed. Thank you, Dawn, without your help, this would never happen.If you are looking for stress free loan process, Dawn is the person you should talk to.Thank you, Dawn!Yves L.10/11/2021
Stress free loan process There were some complications for my refi application. Dawn walked extra mile to get my application approved and closed. Thank you, Dawn, without your help, this would never happen.
If you are looking for stress free loan process, Dawn is the person you should talk to.
Thank you, Dawn!YvesLiu10/11/2021
Very reliable and honest Dawn and her team has made the refinancing process smoother than I would have expected. Weekly updates were given to inform me of the progress. Dawn took her time to find rate that fits my budget and gives the most saving. I am very appreciative to have worked with Dawn... read moretracyptruong10/06/2021
Reliable, trustworthy, smart and dedicated I will forever be thankful for Dawn and her team. As first time home buyers, we had no idea what we were doing and how this process would work. From the very first day we dove into the housing market, Dawn was not only on our side but guided us... read moreTricialee Dowis10/05/2021
Best mortgage company around by far Just finished out third time using Dawn at Directors Mortgage. Each and every time She makes you feel important and valuable. Could not be happier. Will use Dawn again if ever needed.Jeff and Lisa10/05/2021
WE ARE EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH OUR EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT PROVIDED BY DAWN CARTER AND HER WHOLE TEAM!! We met Dawn after we tried so many other options and almost gave up our dream of buying our first house. Then our real estate agent introduced us to Dawn. From the very moment we talked to Dawn, she was extremely helpful, professional, always always replying in a timely, caring... read moremartha amdeselassie9/24/2021
We met Dawn after we tried so many other options and almost gave up our dream of buying our first house. Then our real estate agent introduced us to Dawn. From the very moment we talked to Dawn, she was extremely helpful, professional, always always replying in a timely, caring... read moreMartha J.9/24/2021
Dawn and her team at Directors Mortgage have helped me twice now -- first on my home loan and then on my refinance a couple of years later. She was recommended by my realtor and exceeded my expectations. She walked me through the whole process and answered a million questions... read moreMerrill L.9/03/2021
Dawn's the best Dawn and her team have helped me twice now – first when I purchased my home and again when I refinanced a couple of years later. She and her team are the absolute best.somethingformerrill9/03/2021
Dawn Carter provided 5 star service all the way Dawn Carter from Director's Mortgage was an absolute pleasure to work with on our refinance. She was super responsive and went above and beyond to close our loan quickly and efficiently.katringrant18/30/2021
Made an inherently stressful process less so There’s no getting around that unless you are in the real estate business, you are probably not going to go through this process too many times in your life. It’s a lot of money, a lot of rules, and inherently stressful. Dawn and her team are super-professionals. ... read moreSteven Barnett8/15/2021
This was the third time we had worked with Dawn. She was able to help us overcome some difficulties we encountered along the way. She was patient, and most of all she pushed the loan through with the utmost efficiency. I highly recommend Dawn Carter with Directors Mortgage!Debbie J.6/30/2021
Great Communication and Human Interaction I was referred to Dawn by our realtor. She was more than helpful and always available with any questions we may have had. They were intentional to always send a personalized email every week updating us on the status of our approval process when purchasing our home. I would recommend... read moreaustinclark7776/15/2021
Awesome! I was referred to Dawn Carter from my realtors. Working with Dawn was an absolute pleasure. She was very helpful from start to finish, even answering all my pestering questions. Couldn't have asked for better service! She worked hard to ensure that I was getting everything... read moreRick.Blacker5/11/2021
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