We take the hassle out of settlements

Real estate settlement doesn’t have to be stressful. Our team of experts will answer every question, walk you through the process and help get every “t” crossed and every “i” dotted. Plus, we can meet you at your choice of location.

That’s our promise of personal attention and service.


Meet our professionals

Annette Compton

Annette Compton

Closing Coordinator

Treats customers like family

As a Closing Coordinator, Annette loves working to help homeowners (especially first-time buyers) finalize their purchase. Like all of our team members, Annette treats our customers like family and goes the extra mile to make sure everything runs smoothly. She is a hard working, extremely passionate person and adds a very natural caring element to our office.

Annette has been married to Jeff for 28 years and has three wonderful children and one grandson. She competed in high school basketball and softball as well as at the college level and was recently inducted to the Manchester High School Hall of Fame for the class of 1984. She received her Bachelors of Science from Longwood College in 1988 for Physical Education. Annette has been with Powhatan Real Estate Settlements since 2014 and when she’s not busy working she enjoys life at the lake.


Margie Mallow

Margie Mallow

Closing Manager and Licensed Title Insurance Underwriter

Loves working through a challenge

Since opening day in 2007, Margie has helped Powhatan Real Estate Settlements clients to have the home they always wanted. As Closing Manager and a Licensed Title Insurance Underwriter, she takes pride in working through challenging deals while helping clients understand the entire process. At work, we think of Margie as a real problem solver.

She is proud to say that she grew up in Powhatan, went to Powhatan High School, and graduated from the University of Richmond, in Paralegal Studies. She’s the happy mom of two children, one with special needs. Both of them keep her busy with daily life and activities. In her spare time she enjoys making creative desserts, traveling and spending time with her finacée, Jeff (recently engaged!!).


Denise J. Brooks

Denise J. Brooks

Title Examiner / Search Coordinator

Enjoys learning something new

Denise is our Title Examiner as well as a Search Coordinator and loves the fact that there’s something new to do and learn at work every day. She also enjoys working with our examiners and helping take the mystery out of settlements and title searches. Denise has been with our group since 2010 and delivers personal service with each transaction.

If you ask Denise where she grew up, you’ll learn that it was a couple of places including Virginia Beach, Wake Forest, NC and Dinwiddie County. She graduated from Dinwiddie County High School and got her degree from Virginia Tech. If she’s not helping Powhatan Real Estate Settlements clients, Denise is spending time with her three grandchildren, Blakely, Emilia, and Tennessee. She also loves hiking and zip lining in her free time.


Kady Austin

Kady Austin

Post Closing Manager        

Thrives on the fast pace at work

Variety in her work life is what keeps Kady happy. She is the Post Closing Manager at Powhatan Real Estate Settlements and has been with the group since 2011. Kady relishes the fast pace of the real estate business and the variety that comes with it. She also enjoys learning new things about settlements, titles and real estate in general.

Kady grew up in Powhatan, graduated from Powhatan High and attended VCU. She lives in Cumberland with her husband and celebrates her wedding anniversary on Halloween. When she’s home, Kady is probably playing with (or chasing after) her toddler, Fiona, whom Kady describes as the “light of my life.” In her down time, Kady enjoys relaxing with video games, puzzles and crocheting.  


Jany Pronto

Jany Pronto

Paralegal

Great Dane whisperer

Janie is from Vermont originally. She attended VCU where she studied to be a paralegal. Janie has been a real estate paralegal for over forty years and has worked for Powhatan Real Estate Settlement since it opened. She and her husband Mel live in Powhatan and have raised champion Great Danes over the years. Janie is an excellent office administrator and a tremendous resource to the Closing and Title Departments.  


Janet Lee

Fearless Leader