VLTA Member Stories
VLTA works hard to create hard to create opportunities for the next generation and attract new talent into the Title Industry. One way we can help you see your way into a career in title and settlement services is to share our personal stories of how we landed in this exciting profession, and what skills it took to make us successful. Please read on, and you'll see that we each got here through different avenues, but have stayed because it is a rewarding profession.
Moving to the DC region in her 20's, Sheila began working in the mortgage department of a bank and later for a mortgage company. After learning the ins and outs of the mortgage process, she moved to work for a law firm as a settlement processor. As her skills developed, she provided title preparation services for other attorneys in her spare time. This part-time work quickly became more lucrative than her full-time job, leading Sheila to start her very own title services company - Title Write. Because of the breadth and volume of the business she was doing, and the growing experience in the field, she became a trusted advisor to her clients (usually attorneys with smaller title departments and/or limited title experience) of the nuances of the title process and industry. It's been a rewarding career both in building a strong business with a stellar reputation, and in the satisfaction of knowing she's helping homeowners secure their most important asset - their home! -
President, Title Write
As VLTA works hard to create opportunities for the next generation and attract new talent into the Title Industry, one way you can immediately help is by sharing your story - how you landed in this exciting industry and what skills it took to make you successful.