Kim Downing-Manning Vice President, Real Estate Mortgage Manager
Kim Downing-Manning, VP – Real Estate Mortgage Manager, began her mortgage career early and in a unique way.
“My aunt, my best friend, and I owned a small real estate company when I was 24 years old, and I was part owner for approximately five years,” Kim said. “After that, I decided I wanted to go into the mortgage industry, and now I’ve been a part of that industry for 36 years!”
While Kim enjoys every aspect of her current role, her true passion lies in originating loans and assisting customers, which she has done throughout her entire career.
“Until coming to Bankers Trust, my career was focused solely on originating loans,” she said. “Although it’s just one of the many things that I do in my current role, originating loans, while helping people secure their dream home, is still my favorite part about being in the mortgage business.”
Since Kim meets with customers nearly every day, she helps them to secure the perfect loan for their needs. While most mortgage businesses offer loans that are sold on the secondary market, Bankers Trust also offers a multitude of loans, including those serviced by Bankers Trust, to cater to its customers.
“The bank allows us to have portfolio loans, and I think that makes a big difference in the longevity of employees and our loyal customers,” she said. “Every mortgage company has the standard secondary market loans, but our portfolio lending, which offers up to 100 percent financing in some cases, sets us apart from our competition. Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases people make in their lives, and we help our customers get into new homes and refinance their current mortgages. Our goal is to meet all of their needs, regardless of the situation.”
At Bankers Trust, Kim plays a vital role in the mortgage department where she not only works with customers, but oversees all production and support staff.
“When I work with customers, I let them know that I truly care about them and their particular needs,” says Kim. “They are not just another mortgage, but rather a customer to whom we’re dedicated to for the long-haul!”
With more than 30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, Kim Downing-Manning is Bankers Trust’s vice president, real estate mortgage manager. Kim began her career as a realtor and third owner of a small realty company. Prior to joining Bankers Trust, Kim worked at Nationwide Home Mortgage, Wells Fargo, Principal Financial Group and American Home Mortgage. She joined the Bank in 2007 as assistant manager of the mortgage department and was promoted to manager in 2010. Kim has been recognized five times as a top loan producer by the Iowa Mortgage Association, most recently in 2015.
In her free time, Kim volunteers on the Iowa Title Guarantee Board of Directors and enjoys sewing, crafting and spending time with her mother and sisters, husband and five children. She especially enjoys serving as an Oklahoma women’s basketball parent cheerleader and supporting her daughter – Number 23 – as much as possible during basketball season.
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