Steadfast Mortgage Adds Top-Producing Loan Officer, Garrett Locklear to Already Stellar Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Jan, 17 2024 — Garrett Locklear, one of the top Loan Officers in Middle Tennessee, voted Nashville Scene’s Best Mortgage Lender in 2022 & 2023, joins the area’s leading conventional mortgage lender, Steadfast Mortgage. Garrett joins a team of exceptional loan officers, including fellow new additions, Kelly Cearing, Matt McWhirter and Michael DiLucchio, all of whom joined Steadfast within the past four months.

Garrett Locklear brings over a decade of mortgage lending experience along with an entrepreneurial spark. In addition to being the Team Chief of the Locklear Lending Team, Garret also founded CANDID, a mortgage marketing and sales ecosystem in 2019. CANDID is a state of the art fintech platform that automates the home financing journey and revolutionizes the post closing experience. CANDID leverages automation and AI in a seamless manner to manage databases, improve client communication and overall efficiency empowering top Loan Officers to manage, structure and grow their businesses, while providing a better home buying experience for clients nationwide.

While Garrett is certainly technologically inclined, he also points to building personal relationships as one of the keys to his success. “I lead my team to focus on building trusting professional relationships that yield mutually beneficial results,” Garrett said. Those relationships have paid off for The Locklear Lending Team, who just surpassed $1 billion in lifetime mortgage originations.
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