At Pride Settlement, You’re Family
Meet THE Pride.
We owe our success to the buyers, sellers, real estate professionals, and lenders who have loyalty supported us. Welcome to the Pride.
Put over 100 years of escrow closing experience to work for you.
Real estate is a rapidly evolving industry. Your transactions deserve a partner that can combine their invaluable historical experience with forward focused innovation to provide a cutting-edge customer experience.
Where we have been is just as important as where we are going. It is more important than ever that your title company has its finger on the pulse of the industry with the rise of mind-blowing technological innovations, rampant cyber security concerns, and major changes to how real estate changes hands.
Meet our family – and when you’re done – you’re more than welcome to join.
We can’t wait to welcome you home to the Pride.
Meet Leigh Hewartson
Leigh Hewartson, Owner of Pride Settlement, has built her entire working career in the title insurance industry. After spending high school evenings as a part-time abstractor, researching and learning the business from the county courthouse, Leigh graduated to managing a full-service title company. Out of the gate, Leigh devoured the details of the title process. As a newly licensed title producer, she learned how to process files, conduct closings, reconcile escrow accounts and finish the transaction by post-closing the files. Leigh worked in many facets of the title industry by performing transactions for residential new home builder sales, resale properties, and commercial buildings. When she eventually launched her own company, it was the first woman-owned title company in the D.C. Metropolitan area.
After accepting the management position as Vice President for Mid-Atlantic Title/Settlement Solutions, she was responsible for ten offices. Leigh completed her journey into the operation of a title company by thrusting herself into the last element of the business, marketing and business development. This was the launchpad that inspired Leigh’s collective experience to culminate into the company you know today as Pride Settlement & Escrow, LLC. Leigh continues to keep her finger on the operational pulse with an added focus on technology and security for the clients who put their trust in Pride Settlement. Leigh holds licenses as a Licensed Title Producer in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. and holds a Notary Public License in Virginia and Maryland.
Leigh’s core commitment is providing exceptional service to her clients while nurturing a thriving team. Leigh believes in a strong work-life balance. When she is not hosting a continuing education class or evolving her Pride team, she can be found raising her cows on her beautiful farm in nearby Leesburg. She finds her farm to be the perfect escape and enjoys connecting with her slice of paradise down on the farm with her animals.
Connect with Leigh during your next visit to Pride Settlement and discover what it means to work with a company that continues to be committed to the community it serves!
Meet Lee-Anne T. Rodriguez
Lee-Anne T. Rodriguez, Settlement Officer and Marketing Representative, has climbed the title insurance ladder by offering her clients a comprehensive perspective on title insurance and real estate closings. Starting as a receptionist, Lee-Anne immediately absorbed the details of title insurance operations like a sponge, eventually rising to a successful career as a Manager at Mid-Atlantic Title/Settlement Solutions.
Lee-Anne combines her operational expertise with her personable desire to help her customers thrive at Pride Settlement. She has dedicated her career to working with clients to ensure the smoothest transactions and providing them with education and marketing support. Lee-Anne is certified to teach Continuing Education (CE) classes as well as develop non-accredited workshops for professional and personal development. Lee-Anne puts her money where her mouth is by serving on many local committees, boards, and associations. She ensures the success of the real estate industry and continues to rapidly absorb evolving trends in our industry. She is the founder of Real Estate Coffee Chat, a popular, well-known real estate collaboration mastermind group. She is also a Notary Public and Licensed Title Producer in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C.
Discover why Lee-Anne’s clients describe her as a professional, dedicated, and supportive life-long partner long after your transaction closes!