The doors were opened in August 2007 by Sara Bolton. Sara had already been in the title business for a number of years and was confident she could “do this herself” in a way that others weren’t doing it. Providing an excellent experience for those with a real estate transaction of any kind was her main objective. She set up shop in a co-working space in McLean and got to work.
Dani Watson, whom she had worked with at another title company, was brought on in 2009. Dani assisted with post-closing and operations while Sara processed and conducted settlements.
It wasn’t long before Pruitt moved out of the co-working space and into its very own office off of Gallows Road in Tyson’s Corner. There was now a conference room, lobby/reception area, an office for everyone, and room for growth. It was perfect. Continued growth ensued.
Along came Cassie Segreve to process full time. With a full time processor and post closer, Sara could focus on conducting closings and growing Pruitt even more. By this time, she was married with a daughter.
She knew that in order to promote and foster work/life balance for herself and everyone at Pruitt, she needed to be in the office more. There was not enough time to develop business as often as she would have liked.
Next up was Kara Macdonald. Kara was hired to do business development. Kara was tasked with hitting the streets and getting folks through Pruitt’s door. Kara organized classes, happy hours, and sponsored broker’s opens. More and more realtors and lenders started hearing about Pruitt Title.
The team was humming along very nicely, like a well-oiled machine. It must have shown because over the next few years, the team continued to grow.
New team members have been added each year including Rosie Kenney, Donna Taylor, Jason George, Bridget Horlacher and Stacey Sum. The office has moved two more times since that first official office.
The culture at Pruitt is one of family. Sara has worked hard to create an extremely enjoyable work environment. When we aren’t in the office helping and serving our clients, you may find us at an escape room, holiday dinner, charity event, or a good old fashioned happy hour after a busy month. Having a group of people that truly care about each other is one of the main reasons we have happy clients.
In 2015, we helped 635 families buy, sell or refinance. From 2016 – 2018, that number grew by 100 each year. In 2019, we helped 1.373 families. That is a 54% growth from 2018, by far the largest increase we have ever seen. We could not do it without the support of those in the real estate community, current clients and clients that come back to us again and again. Thank you!