Donna Calkins

Branch Manager

Celebrity Home Loans, LLC

Denver, CO

NMLS# 392623

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About

Professional Background

Many years of experience in various financial positions has led to numerous awards for quality and quantity and powered a thriving origination business. Learning from the bottom up fueled a unique and fresh perspective on the often-stressful home-buying process. Taking families under my wing to gently guide them to the finish line is my passion.

Key Strengths

  • Having an unbeatable work ethic, tenacity and unrelenting energy
  • Educating and guiding clients to help achieve their goals
  • Creating specialized plans for families in unique situations
  • Appreciating people who have the confidence to be themselves

Life Lessons

Being part of a military family, living all over the U.S. and in the Philippines, exposed me to many different cultures and lifestyles. Those enriching experiences, and being able to surround myself with amazing people — colleagues, mentors, family and friends — make me a very lucky lady.

Personal Notes

Married for 34 years, with children who are our best friends and grandchildren to spoil. Love to travel, watch TV, shop and eat sweets — the latter of which leads to working out or maybe hiking one of the many beautiful Colorado trails. Particularly passionate about reading and engaging in artistic pursuits like painting and decorating.

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Testimonials

What People Are Saying
About Donna Calkins

"She was very helpful, having her and her husband Kevin work with us made the whole buying process very smooth."

5.0

– Alexander I. Stoupine

"Donna and her team are the best of the best. They were always there for me when I needed them to answer questions. This was my first home purchase and it was very overwhelming at times but Donna was there every step of the way. Not only did I get the support that I needed, but they were also quick and efficient in processing my loan. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!"

5.0

– Jesse M Joffray

"Donna and her team ALWAYS go above and beyond for my clients. Donna was able to secure my client an excellent rate and was able to easily close in 3 weeks! I highly recommend Donna and her team!"

5.0

– Kellie Moore

"Superior customer service every step of the way as always!"

5.0

– Kevin Calkins

"Donna was amazing. We had a horrible experience with a previously recommended lender so we were thrilled when Donna was very informative, knowledgeable and friendly!"

5.0

– Kaleigh Hicks

"Working with Donna and her team was a wonderful experience. They were very knowledgeable and answered all of my questions quickly and accurately. We met all of the necessary deadlines and were able to purchase a wonderful home even in a challenging Seller-friendly environment."

5.0

– Angela C. McClam

"Donna and her team are rock stars! Super professional, knowledgeable, responsive, and awesome to work with!"

5.0

– Joya Soell

"Donna always provides exceptional service and is highly knowledgeable always providing excellent advice & service to my clients, getting them approved and to the closing on time."

5.0

– Glen Fishman

"What a great stress free transaction we just had. All thanks to Donna and her team. Great communication and work!"

5.0

– Destiny Marie Herron

"If it weren't for her swift and thorough efficiency, we would not have the home of our dreams!"

4.8

– Julie R. Gleim

"Great communication with everything."

4.8

– Henry A. Gleim

"Love working with Donna. She’s precise, knows her business and is a pleasure to work with."

5.0

– Aquilah Zeerak

"Donna was wonderful to work with and made the process very easy and seamless!"

5.0

– Shannon Eurich

"Donna made the process very easy"

4.7

– Nicole L. Bernal

"I’ve worked with Donna and her team several times and they never disappoint. Always a wonderful experience and they make sure our needs are taken care of. Thank you for providing us with such an amazing experience. Our closing could’ve not gone any smoother."

5.0

– Javier Del Rosario Gonzalez

"Donna did a fantastic job of communicating and educating my Buyers throughout the process. She was exceptional at communicating to the listing agent how strong the buyers were, to help get our offer accepted. Donna went above and beyond for the transaction & was wonderful to work with."

4.8

– Katherine Kiker

"Informative, efficient, patient, and spoke with experience. Followed through with conversations. Organized her team effectively. Vesna was also exceptional. Less impressed with Laura but that may have been “just part of the process “"

5.0

– Leigh Belcher

"I contacted Donna based on a recommendation from a co-worker. She was extremely knowledgeable, personable and so readily available when needing to contact her."

5.0

– Gayle A. Cunningham

"Donna is awesome and always responds quickly to any outreach from either myself or our client."

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– Jason Sawyer

"Donna was very easy to work with and good at answering any questions. She was also very good at keeping us updated on status of the loan. It was very quick and easy. We have some friends that are still in the refinancing process with another company, and they started at the end of January!!!"

4.8

– Glenn L. Cunningham

"Great communication and guidance and all was done in a timely manner. 5star service."

4.8

– Lynette D. Bandy

"They were great 10/10 should go with their company."

4.8

– Devan Ashley Marie Zenuk

"I really enjoyed the communication. Emails were prompt and informative. They answered questions as needed and were always willing to talk."

4.5

– Hunt Clarke Holsomback Jr.

"Every member of the team was helpful and communicative! I always knew the status!"

5.0

– Meredith R.D. Melinder

"It was a smooth and simple process and most importantly we didn't feel judged for past financial situations. We have since worked really hard to come back from the past and Celebrity helped us to fulfill a total rebound. Donna and her team were excellent, thank you all again!"

5.0

– Joshua D. Patchett

"Complete, concise and pleasant communication. To be able to complete this process from California with no problems was amazing. Donna and her team were a Godsend. Thank you to all."

5.0

– Rochelle Jordan

"Answered questions and was able to make things move fast when needed"

4.8

– Yuri D. Marquez

"THE MOST AMAZING LOAN OFFICER IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. IM BLOWN AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!"

5.0

– Sarah Calkins

"Donna always does a great job communicating with my clients. She is very knowledgeable and professional and her team is excellent! We got the clear to close 2 days before the loan objection deadline! Great job Donna!"

5.0

– Kellie Moore

"Donna is the best. She is available to answer questions and her patience and attitude make her an absolute delight to work with. We are lucky to have worked with Donna and her team."

5.0

– Allison Robinette

"Donna and her team are experts at the process and wonderful communicators."

4.8

– Christopher Brummitt

"Amazing professional team"

5.0

– Mark Radlauer

"Donna did a great job."

4.2

– Luke Gordon

"Donna has always been extremely professional and positive. Donna delivers the highest level of customer service that I have ever seen in my career."

5.0

– Kevin Calkins

"Always a pleasure to do business with your & your company. Great communication!"

5.0

– Laurel E. Anliker

"Excellent communications, accurate projections on costs, etc., very professional."

5.0

– Gregory L. Anliker

"Thanks Donna!"

5.0

– David Jaramillo-Hall II

"Donna is wonderful and always on top of everything! We're very grateful to have worked with her during our first home purchase and two refinances."

5.0

– Nicholas Stringer

"We had a great experience working with you. Thank you"

5.0

– Jenny Rojas

"The thing that made it great was the people. Without a doubt, that's what was special. Donna is an amazing person! Worked her tail off to help me out and get me the right program that was the best option. Didn't rush me into anything I didn't want. In fact she waited and put everything on pause for a few weeks so I could take advantage of my score raising up wich lead to a better deal. Donna and her team are just incredible people with amazing hearts. Never once felt like just a number!"

5.0

– Coleman Thimmes

"Helped me out with the whole process and explained everything to help me easily understand all the steps to the process"

5.0

– Cole Robert Chacon

"Donna always takes good care of my clients. Thanks Donna!"

5.0

– Dale G. Daugherty

"Donna and team are amazing"

5.0

– William Earl Jordan

"Timely feedback and communication throughout the process!"

5.0

– Jenny L Starck

"Thanks for all your help!"

5.0

– Carson L Starck

"Donna is amazing at her job, always finding a way to help!"

5.0

– Leonel Rojo

"This is my 3rd time working with Donna and her team. Donna does a fantastic job coordinating and her followthrough is spot on. I will continue to refer my friends and family to Donna as I know they will be well taken care of."

5.0

– Shannon Christine Lee Miller

"I have worked with many mortgage companies over the years. We have 5 houses and we refinanced 4 all at once with Donna. This was the best experience I’ve ever had. She was honest from the beginning and there were no surprises with costs at the last minute like I have seen so many times in the past. I actually walked out on a lender a few days before closing once because closing costs were so much more than we originally discussed. I would recommend Donna to anyone looking to refinance."

5.0

– Lyndsey M. Guy

"All around great experience"

5.0

– Marc John Snow

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Celebrity Home Loans, LLC

At Celebrity Home Loans, LLC, we’ve assembled a team of mortgage specialists dedicated to helping our customers make the most of their largest and most important investment – their home. Built on a strong foundation of experience, commitment, and customer service, we strive to go the extra mile for our clients.

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