Our History

Universal Title has been a family-owned and operated title agency and settlement company serving the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area for almost fifty years. Founded in the late ‘70s by David V. Mason, the day-to-day operations are now run by his two children Jennifer Halsted and David K. Mason, who serve as the President and Chief Executive Officer, respectively. With twenty locations across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, and locations also now in Florida, Washington, and Texas, we prioritize making our clients’ real estate closings a convenient, secure, and memorable experience.

As real estate transactions have become increasingly digitized, as well as targets for fraud, Universal Title continues to be an industry leader by adopting the most advanced technology and fraud prevention tools, while simultaneously maintaining a personal touch. Our online platform offers clients a secure and transparent way to work with us that also keeps you informed every step of the way.

Universal Title has a rich history of being managed by attorneys who, if necessary, can provide clients legal services through our law firm. Our experience handling complex transactions includes 1031 tax deferred exchanges, estate sales, short sales, assignments, and more. What truly makes Universal Title special is the talented people on our team who are dedicated to serving our clients every day. And over the last three years those team members have served clients in more than 33,000 transactions. Whether you are a purchaser, seller, investor, or first-time homeowner, we care about you, your investment, and the personal nature of your transaction.

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