Welcome to Surrey Title!

We are a full-service mobile settlement company that handles residential and commercial real estate closings in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Surrey Title is a boutique-style settlement company that takes care of you at affordable rates. For your convenience, we provide mobile settlement services in the Northern Virginia area including Fauquier, Rappahannock, Madison, Culpeper, Stafford, Spotsylvania and Fredericksburg, as well as the District of Columbia. We will strive to make your closing a smooth and pleasant experience and conduct it at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Surrey Title is owned and operated by Donna S. Dugas and Cynthia (Cindy) C. Beattie who are actively involved in every transaction. Combined, Donna and Cindy have over 60 years of experience in the title and settlement industry.

Donna S. Dugas
Donna S. Dugas

Cell Phone: (540) 905-9083

Office: (540) 439-7009

Fax: (540) 905-7011

Email: donna@surreytitle.com

Licensed Title Agent for Virginia and D.C.

Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent

Donna started her career at the age of 18 recording real estate documents at the courthouses. Since then she has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience from the ground up in the title underwriting and settlement industry. She has worked as a title examiner, title underwriter, processor, post closer, paralegal and settlement branch manager during her career and has handled resales, new homebuilder sales, refinances and commercial transactions all over Virginia.

Donna is always determined to stay on top of every detail of the settlement transaction and goes above and beyond when resolving title or settlement issues as they arise. She is the backbone of Surrey Title and always has a “can do” attitude. Donna’s goal is to be available for every customer at any time and do everything possible to make your closing a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Donna is a licensed title agent in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Cynthia (Cindy) C. Beattie
Cynthia (Cindy) C. Beattie

Cell Phone: (703) 401-2514

Email: cindy@surreytitle.com

Licensed Title Agent for Virginia and D.C.

Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent

Cindy also started her career recording documents for real estate closings at the courthouses while in college at the University of Virginia. From there, she became a title examiner and title underwriter for both residential, land development and commercial properties for approximately 8 years. Thereafter she became a real estate paralegal for a real estate law firm and attended law school at the Antonin Scalia Law School (George Mason University) to become an attorney licensed in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. For the first 10 years of her legal career, Cindy worked in land development and out-sales for new home builders followed by 3 years with a foreclosure law firm managing the title curative department.

Thereafter she joined a settlement company and has worked almost exclusively in the title and settlement industry for the last 10 years handling all types of residential and commercial transactions. Her experience as a title examiner combined with her legal training gives her a unique in-depth understanding in identifying title issues and forming a plan of action clear them. Cindy’s goal is to have satisfied customers who feel confident in their understanding of every aspect of their transaction. Cindy is always willing to spend time explaining the title and settlement process step by step.

Cindy is a licensed title agent in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. Cindy also holds a Virginia Title Settlement Agent license issued through the Virginia Land Title Association.

Although Cindy is a licensed attorney, it is important to note and understand that Cindy is not acting in a representational manner when working on or settling any transactions for Surrey Title. She is acting solely as a settlement agent and does not represent any parties to the transaction because Surrey Title, as the escrow agent that holds all funds and documents, is required to be a neutral party. Surrey Title acts as a fiduciary in connection with receiving and disbursing all the funds and closing documents for each settlement. For more information.

Please see the Virginia Real Estate Settlements Act Code Sections 55.525.16 through 55.525.32, as amended,


How We Work

Your closing will be will be opened, processed and closed by one of us. You will have contact with one or both of us throughout the entire closing process.

We have learned that our boutique style process allows us to:

• Deliver seamless professional closing services

• Be “hands on” with each transaction

• Provide more meaningful interactions with our customers including their realtors and loan officers

• Respond quickly to phone calls, emails and texts

• Offer more flexibility with our services

• Customize our process to meet each customer’s needs

• Meet each milestone in the closing process in a timely fashion

Our objective is to build meaningful relationships with our customers as well as their realtors and loan officers.

As you consider which settlement company to use, please call us to learn more about our specialized services so that we can accommodate your needs for the purchase, sale or refinance of your real estate. Either Donna or Cindy will be available to speak with you and answer any questions you have.

We handle all types of real estate closings that range from simple residential refinances and purchases to more complex commercial closings. We are familiar with short sales, investment purchases, foreclosure sales, leaseholds, wholesaling, multiple parcel purchase, new home construction, construction loans, multi-family, easement closings, commercial properties acquisitions, financing and sales as well as most other types of real estate transactions that occur in Virginia and D.C.

Surrey Title is fully licensed, bonded and insured in both Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Client Feedback

“Thank you so much for taking my hand and leading me down the road to “refinance.”  You were able to make the whole process quite pleasant and I really felt like I knew a lot more after your kind and patient closing.  I am very grateful!”  

C. Forgy

“My husband and I are always nervous when we go into something we don’t understand fully, like refinancing our home. There is so much paperwork involved with fine lines. However, Surrey Title made it pain free and understandable. They came to our home and went through everything and never made us feel uncomfortable. I would recommend Surrey Title to all my friends.”

A. Smith

Surrey Title is prompt and professional during the entire transaction, in addition to after the deal closes if questions arise. Their fees are reasonable and I highly recommend Surrey Title.