THE BUTLER COMPANY: About Carol Butler:

May 22, 2012

Carol R. Butler is President of The Butler Company, which provides consulting and training to Virginia real estate professionals. With 37 years experience in teaching, underwriting, closing, title examining and training, The Butler Company facilitates underwriting, processing, continuing education, pre-licensing and courthouse training, office relocation, expansion and organization and leadership coaching.

Butler has served as a certified instructor for the Virginia State Bar, State Corporation Commission-Bureau of Insurance, Virginia Board of Realtors, National Paralegal Association and the National Business Institute.

Butler's continuing education classes are approved by the Virginia Board of Realtors. The Butler Company offers CE seminars “in-house” at Virginia real estate companies, and, in 2009, taught monthly classes at Alpha College of Real Estate in Newport News. Butler held a salesperson license from 1985 to 1993, working in Gloucester, VA.

A native of Tidewater, Butler entered the real estate industry in 1971 as a legal assistant in Virginia law firms. Her title examination training began in 1974 in Charlottesville. Prior to opening The Butler Company in 2001, she was co-owner of Victoria Title & Escrow Co. (sold to Southern Title Insurance Corp.) and Virginia Beach branch manager of Southern Title Insurance Corp., and Tidewater Agency Manager/Business Development for Southern Title February - August 2011.

Butler was co-owner of Breen Title & Settlement, Inc. (sold to Gateway Bank in ‘07) and managing member of Norfolk Title, LC and Lake James Title, LLC.

In October 2011, Butler purchased Pembroke Title, a 25 year old title company in downtown Norfolk. Pembroke Title assists Virginia attorneys with research and title insurance.

Butler is active with The American Diabetes Association. A member of the southeast Virginia Board since 2000, she now serves as Honorary Member of the Board. She served as Chair locally, and two terms on a national ADA committee. Butler enjoys working programs and all events.

Formerly a professional musician, currently Butler is a member of CHAMPAGNE, an all-girl band. Residing in the Ghent area of Norfolk, she enjoys music, travel, fitness, teaching, friends & family.


Member of National Association of Independent Title Agents

American Diabetes Association
Honorary Member of the Board of Directors 2011
Active Board Member 2001-2011
Chair of American Diabetes Association Southeast Virginia 2005-2006
National Commitee (CVDC) 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006
ADA Father of the Year committee - Richmond, VA 2006 and 2007

Member of Peninsula Civitan Club

Graduate of The Landmark Forum

Member of Downtown Norfolk Council

Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads
Board Member
Chair of 2012 Alli Awards



Carol Butler
Carol Butler
Norfolk's Downtowner cover article June, 2011
Photo and article by Jack Armistead, Downtowner Editor

The Butler Company Celebrates 10 Great Years!
"Carol Butler, President of The Butler Company,
is happily celebrating the 10th Anniversary of
her company this year. The Butler Company provides
consulting and training to Virginia real estate
professionals. In February of this year, Butler
accepted an Agency Manager position with Southern Title
Insurance Corp. Butler, born and raised in Tidewater,
has lived in Ghent since 1993. To read more about
The Butler Company and its new partnership with Southern
Title, please see the full

story (PDF file).

Carol Butler 2007 VLTA's Title Idol
Carol Butler
VLTA's Title Idol 2007
Photo: Diana Garland Photography

Pick a Purpose. Pick a Passion.
By Sandy Grecco, Small Business Insight: August 2007
"What she had really loved
about her businesses was helping other people get in.
Carol rediscovered this
quite by chance when she opened up
The Butler Company,
to assist title agents...

view the PDF


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