Facebook Skip to main content
Priority Title & Escrow Logo

Creating Enjoyable Closing Experiences, Nationwide!

Meet Joseph LaMontagne, Founder and CEO of Priority Title & Escrow based in Virginia Beach. Joe and his exceptional team help their clients have a seamless closing experience.

Whether you’re buying, selling, moving, refinancing, or transferring ownership on a residential or commercial property, you can ensure an efficient and accurate process – allowing you to rest easy!


INC 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

No. 793 (2021), No. 1285 (2020), No. 1747 (2019), No. 2123 (2018), No. 3894 (2017)

Priority Title & Escrow Founder and CEO, Joseph LaMontagne

Priority Title & Escrow Founder and CEO, Joseph LaMontagne

Giving It All He Had

In 2005, Joseph LaMontagne invested every dollar he had, $15,000, into two computers and a lease and started Priority Title & Escrow. But why a closing company? Joe was really experienced in closing loans, so it was a natural progression to start his own company.

Inspiration came from his mom, who owned her own business. Seeing the freedom being a business owner gave her, Joe wanted the same. At 27 years old with no bills, he thought, now is as good of a time as any – still young enough to overcome such a setback should he fail. but that didn’t happen.

Since starting his business, he’s grown from one location in Virginia Beach to multiple locations throughout the United States and is able to serve clients in all 50 states.

Priority Title & Escrow - Nationwide Service


What makes Priority Title & Escrow different from other closing companies is their constant drive to ease clients’ pain points – offering services to make align with their mission of making the closing process easier, faster, and more efficient.

It’s Review Preview Time!

At Rogers Advertising, we set up review previews with our clients to review the results, trials, and tribulations they’ve experienced recently and to preview what they are hoping to see in future months. So we asked Joe for a review and preview of his business.

What have been your proudest moments?

“Whenever I see someone who works here achieve a life goal. Starting a family, buying a house, paying off debt, overcome some personal obstacles. Those are the things that get me fired up.”

In the past few years, what has been your biggest obstacle?

“Whenever we go into a new market, we need to have the right person to build it out. Those people are hard to find. It’s been slower than I thought, but we are getting there. ”

Officially Certified As A “Great Place To Work!”

What are your future plans?

“Personally, I want to continue to become a better father, husband, and businessman. For Priority, one of our major initiatives is to remove the friction from the entire closing process.  We have a road map and we are starting to develop ways to automate the title search and funding process from start to finish. We have a long ways to go but we have already made progress. Over the next 5 years, we will be one of the leaders in automation. ”

Advice For Local Business Owners Trying To Grow Their Business Outside Of The Hampton Roads Area

Find the right people, then get out of their way. Ideally, you bring people in who have more knowledge and know how to build your vision than you do. Let them do it.  Go to national conferences, all the smart people are there. If you can get a couple of them to join your team, things will start to happen.

If you’re planning on closing on a property, be sure you have Priority Title & Escrow on your real estate team! Learn more about Joe and his company via his website.

Make sure you give him a follow on Facebook and Instagram and support local!

Priority Title & Escrow - Couple Closing

Looking For More?

Our latest blogs are full of information to help you and your business flourish! And if that’s not enough, feel free to contact us. Our 20+ point marketing analysis will outline opportunities & pitfalls in your marketing strategy.

Our Latest Blogs

Rogers Agency around table | Full-Service Advertising AgencyDigital MarketingMarketingMedia Buying
June 10, 2022

Why Work With A Full-Service Advertising Agency

When a business owner acknowledges that it is time to seek specialized help handling the advertising and marketing aspects of their business, there are several avenues to consider. Some companies…
Street View of Montagna's Shoes in the 1930sBusiness Spotlight
May 22, 2022

Business Spotlight: Montagna’s Shoes

The Heart and Sole Of Virginia Beach Meet Lucian Montagna Jr, Owner, and Lucian Montagna III, VP, of Montagna's Shoes in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Their family has been providing Hampton…
Man sits on couch watching political debate holding VOTE pamphlet | Media Buying | Rogers AdvertisingMarketingMedia Buying
April 8, 2022

Media Buying When Political Advertising Is Heavy

This year will be another politically active year for candidates, parties, and special interest groups.  What does that mean to the regular advertisers who buy linear television on broadcast and…