Duane Lockett has served as a loan officer for 13 years, delivering expertise in mortgage loan origination from residential through construction and jumbo mortgages. He brings his experience to our Seattle, WA branch, serving his current clients and inviting new business.
Mortgages involve a lot of complexity and detail, and Duane has grown his client base through his great listening skills, attention to detail, and a reputation for getting things done. A mortgage is a process, and Duane is skilled in pulling the many inputs together to get the desired output.
Specializing in residential loans, Duane has helped many first-time homebuyers to navigate the mortgage process. On the other end of the buyer experience spectrum, he works with real estate investors with requirements for complex and jumbo loans. Going one step farther for homebuyers, Duane reviews HOA, Homeowner Association, documents for potential pitfalls and budget challenges that are not something a buyer needs to learn about after the closing.
Graduating with a B.A. degree from the University of Washington, Duane’s education and 13 years of experience as a loan officer combine to deliver superior service to his clients.
Life isn’t all work though. Duane has a variety of hobbies and interests including being an avid sci-fi/fantasy reader, backcountry skier, burgeoning Duck Dodger, and a spicy food connoisseur.
Duane Lockett was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and has lived in Seattle’s Eastlake neighborhood for the past 11 years.
“Once we had an offer accepted, Duane and his team provided the security of knowing the deal would go through smoothly. It was very comforting to know that any hiccup would be handled in stride.”
“We had a lender prior to Opes and Duane. The experience was night and day; which is why we switched. Duane was meticulous, responsive and professional. I could not have asked for a better experience.”
“Switching our refi and completing a new home loan with Duane and Opes Advisors was the best decision we could have made. Duane was able to manage both loans at the same time and get us into our dream home on a super quick timeline. Duane was able to work with our agents and help us make offers at all hours, weekends, etc. Very responsive and great customer service. Highly recommend.”
“Duane made promises about how long the process would take, whether he could refinance to pull cash out and set up a new home loan all at the same time, and closing dates for both loans that I thought were unattainable, but he met or beat those timelines. He even set up a pre-approval letter over the weekend just before he was going to a movie so we could make a quick offer. In this crazy, hair-on-fire market we really needed a partner like Duane.”
“Duane was able to make this process very simple for us, even with our situation being relatively complicated. He was great about updating us at every turn and made the financing step in buying a new home stress free. A great partner in this journey and we are clients for life.”