Kathy O’Banyon brings to Opes Advisors expertise gained in 32 years of mortgage experience as a mortgage advisor, loan officer, and processor. Her experience will enhance the services clients enjoy at our Bellevue, WA office.
In her 32 year career in the business, Kathy worked in multiple mortgage and banking positions. She began her career as a bank teller, moving into lending and supervised the lending department of a local bank. In processing loans, Kathy found her niche as a mortgage originator in 2003.
Mortgage lending is working with clients who are often making the single largest investment in their lives. Kathy’s integrity, transparency, and honesty put her clients at ease, while her excellent communication and customer service skills move them smoothly through the complicated mortgage process. Kathy cites these strengths and skills as the reason she enjoys a very loyal customer base returning time and again for their lending needs.
Her experience in all types of mortgages is particularly important in her focus on custom construction, conforming, and jumbo loans. This combination of experience and focus is even more powerful with access to the breadth and range of Opes Advisors mortgage products.
Mortgage lending is a people and service business, and Kathy takes her service to the community through volunteer work at her church. Line dancing and training her Great Dane are activities she enjoys at home.
Kathy O’Banyon was raised in Kirkland, WA and raised her family in Issaquah. She currently resides in Renton with her husband, Norm and her Great Dane, Maggie.
“It was an absolute pleasure to work with Kathy and her team throughout my home loan process. Kathy went above and beyond to provide me with additional information as I’m a first time home buyer. There are many people in the home loan, real estate and other parts who will boast they are relationship based but not follow through. Throughout the entire process Kathy went above and beyond and showed that she truly puts her clients first and is truly relationship based and realizes the big decision behind a home loan. She took the stress out of the process and made it painless! Thank you Kathy & Opes!”
“Kathy O’Banyon is a very knowledgeable mortgage professional. She is very pleasant to work with and has performed every aspect of the mortgage process. We have never experienced the level of service provided by Kathy.”
“This was the 2nd transaction we have done with Kathy, the first being several years ago for another home. Kathy continues to be top notch in her field; she is very professional, extremely efficient, and makes herself available to her clients without delay when there are questions or issues that arise during the course of their transactions. She takes the time to explain the myriad of details involved in obtaining a home mortgage without information overload. The attention and support we received from her when we did our first mortgage with her in 2005 was the primary reason we have stayed in touch with her over the years. There was no one else we would have contacted to get us through the second one.”
“Kathy’s high level of commitment , honesty and patience throughout the refinance process was impressive”
“Kathy is exceptionally professional. I have never worked with a better mortgage loan officer or advisor. She knows how to get a loan across the finish line. Great to work with, clear and timely in her responses. Always available.”
“Kathy is thoughtful, efficient and, most of all, anticipatory. She and her team were always thinking two steps ahead in the process, which made every aspect go smoothly.”