Dive into the world of Vanguard Settlements, where community ties and a personalized touch blend seamlessly. As an owner-operated firm, we pride ourselves on fostering genuine connections and treasuring every referral that comes our way. Here, you're not just another file — you're part of our ever-growing family. Our mission? Timely closings, memorable experiences, and unwavering satisfaction. Let us be your go-to partner, turning every transaction into a story worth telling.
Owner - President of Title Services
Hailing from the heart of Chester County, Doug has been a cornerstone of Vanguard Settlements from its inception in February 2017. His role is comprehensive, shepherding the title process from the initial order to the final issuance of the policy post-closing.
With a background enriched by nearly ten years in retail banking and the mortgage sector, Doug brings a seasoned perspective to customer service excellence. He is committed to facilitating seamless transactions for all involved, understanding the critical nature of a customer-centered approach in our industry.
Doug holds a degree in Sport Management from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, reflecting his dedication as a four-year varsity member of the men's lacrosse team. Beyond his professional commitments, Doug is a passionate contributor to the Boy Scouts, dedicating his time and energy to the organization alongside his two elder sons. His commitment to community and leadership is as evident in his personal life as it is in his professional endeavors at Vanguard Settlements.
Director of Closing Services
Karley Saello is a seasoned title agent with Vanguard Settlements, proficient in both residential and commercial real estate. Her core strengths lie in processing, closing, and impeccable client communication.
Drawing from her extensive background in property management of substantial portfolios, Karley offers unparalleled expertise to real estate investors and residential buyers, ensuring the highest level of protection for their prized assets.
With a rich understanding of investment property acquisition and management, Karley is adept at navigating the diverse intricacies of real estate transactions. Having become a homeowner by the age of 25, she possesses firsthand experience of the closing process. This allows her to communicate effectively with her clients, ensuring they feel secure and well-informed as they journey towards homeownership.
Director of Processing
Kayla has served as a processing team leader for two years, where she handles customer relations, processing and closing files. She takes great pride in helping people achieve their dreams of homeownership and investing. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her five year old daughter and enjoys the love and support of her husband of ten years. She finds her work fulfilling as she gets to interact with and assist people throughout the buying process. Making a difference in people's lives and helping them achieve their goals is the most rewarding part of her job.
Owner - Business Development and Sales
Steve Seymour is a seasoned real estate entrepreneur with a multi-faceted career that spans over 15 years. Licensed as a Realtor in 2006, he quickly delved into the investment side of real estate, amassing a multi-million dollar rental portfolio that includes residential, mixed-use, and commercial properties.
Unfulfilled by the limitations of traditional real estate sales models, Steve founded VRA Realty in 2014. The full-service brokerage, now boasting upwards of 100+ agents, focuses on more than just sales—it empowers agents with the real estate investment knowledge that is often missing in traditional settings.
Alongside his role as the Broker of Record at VRA Realty, Steve also serves as the majority owner and CEO of Vanguard Settlement Services and Vanguard Lending. Driven by a mission to help others achieve financial freedom, Steve is committed to equipping both his clients and agents with the tools they need to build wealth in real estate and realize their personal and professional goals.