Duane Lockett has served as a loan officer for 15 years, delivering expertise in mortgage loan origination from residential through construction. 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 home buyers to navigate the mortgage process. On the other end of the buyer experience spectrum, he works with real estate investors with complex and jumbo financing.
Graduating with a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Washington, Duane’s education and 15 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, back-country skier, burgeoning Duck Dodger, and a spicy food connoisseur. However those have all been overtaken lately by his new dad duties. He now enjoys playing peek-a-boo, counting from 1-10, bath time and changing diapers with his 1 year old son and family.
“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.”
“The overall experience was very good. Duane was always available to answer any questions and provide information as necessary. The process was smooth and straightforward. Highly recommend.”
“Duane did an amazing job! He made this whole process so very easy and painless. We definitely recommend him to everyone. He was always very responsive and helpful. Thank you!”
“I was extremely satisfied with my experience with Duane Lockett and Opes Advisors. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a lender. He was very responsive, organized, and knowledgeable about his craft and the local market. I couldn’t have asked for better support in securing funding for the successful purchase of a property in Bellevue, WA.”
“Duane was incredibly helpful and patient as I ramped up on the homebuying process. He suggested numerous aspects that I never would have thought to ask about, and was pleasant to work with the entire time. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new home in the Seattle area.”