Clara Carrasco-Banik – 2020 Rising Stars Top 10
Clara Carrasco-Banik | Age 29
Ameris Bank, Mortgage Marketing Coordinator
Financing a home is just as important as the design and that’s where Clara Carrasco-Banik shines. As one of the founding team members of Ameris Bank’s builder services division, this Barcelona native has been instrumental in the journeys of dozens of homeowners starting their dream homes.
Why do you have a passion for the home industry? I have a passion for the home industry, because it really is all around us and a part of our everyday lives. For those of us who work in the home industry, we can make a difference for the better from areas such as financing, accessible housing, sustainable resource use and much more.
What has been the most difficult part of your career so far? I think the biggest obstacle (and also the biggest blessing) in being in the mortgage industry is that you will always be forced to learn something new. It is a fast-paced industry and is ever-changing, so you always have to be on your toes.
How do you approach your craft in a way that is different than those who came before you?
I am a true believer that through consistency, you can achieve anything. When I apply that to any aspects of my job, I find that results do happen.
What are your top three places to go in Atlanta?
A bike ride through the BeltLine, going to eat at Barcelona Wine Bar (where they serve pretty authentic Spanish food) and paddle boarding or kayaking at Lake Lanier or Allatoona.
Describe a project that challenged you. What did you take away from this project?
Being part of the group that started the builder services division at Ameris Bank. What I have taken away from this project is that through organization, listening to clients and teammates, and dedication you can obtain great results.