Our Team

SHANNON BLATT – Owner of Title Concepts, LLC established in 2007, located in Chesapeake, VA.

TITLE CONCEPTS is a full-service Title Insurance Company offering Title Insurance, as well as professional real estate closings, and notary services, both in-office and mobile, for the state of Virginia. We handle real estate closings for the purchase, sale and refinance of residential, commercial and investment properties as well as new construction.

Shannon prides herself on providing the personal touch for all her clients. After working for other title offices and attorneys, she firmly believed there was a better way to serve the clients.  “Real estate is a very transactional process, and I believe it needs to be a relationship process.  Personal service is much better!” Shannon has an open door policy at her office.  Any client, customer, or employee, is always welcome to come in and talk about anything they need, good or bad.   With almost 33 years in the title industry, her knowledge and expertise are above reproach.

Shannon was born and raised in Reading, PA. She graduated from Muhlenberg High School in 1990, Temple Real Estate School in 1993, Empire Beauty School for Nail Tech in 1992 and TCC for EMT Paramedic Studies in 1998.

She started at Sentry Abstract in Reading, Pennsylvania in 1990 doing title searches. She was promoted a year later to Department Manager. After moving to Virginia in 1993 she held positions with Ewing Title, Hampton Roads Title and Tomlin Temple P.C., before opening her own title search company, S&S Title in 2001. Shannon also has experience working for a real estate attorney before deciding she could find a better way to meet the client’s needs. That was when Title Concepts was created.

Shannon is married to her husband Terry and they have two children, three dogs, and live in the hickory area of Chesapeake.


  • Over 30 years’ experience in the title industry
  • VA & NC Licensed Title Underwriter
  • CRESPA Registered with the VA State Bar Association
  • Experience in closing FHA, VA, VHDA, 203K, new construction, reverse and HELOC loans
  • Buyer and Seller Side closings
  • Virginia Notary and E-Notary

Member of:

  • BNI Success Group Chapter
  • HRRA Affiliate Council
  • Norfolk & Virginia Beach W.I.R.E (Women in Real Estate)
  • Entrepreneur Organization
Tonya Burrus

TONYA BURRUS- Sales and Marketing Executive/Real Estate Closer with Title Concepts, LLC

Tonya entered the Real Estate industry as a secretary at First Residential Mortgage in Nashville, TN in 1996. She quickly worked her way up in the company as a compliance officer, then processor and final goal obtained of becoming a Mortgage Loan Officer. She went to work for United Capital Mortgage in 2000 as a Senior Loan Officer. She then decided in 2002 to move to the retail side of mortgage lending, as a wholesale executive for Countrywide Home Loans, as well as move back to Hampton Roads.

She entered the Title Industry side of Real Estate the latter part of 2003. She helped open and run Southeastern Title and Escrow. She then became a stay at home Mom for a short period of time. She re-entered the title industry and worked for attorney Ken Dodl and his title company 360 Settlement and Title Services.

In August 2010, she came on board with Title Concepts as the Sales and Marketing Manager and Real Estate Closer. In May 2012 she moved to Nashville, TN where she continued to work and grow as a title and escrow professional at GreenVue Title and Escrow. She moved back to Hampton Roads in October 2013. At the time of her return to the area, she came back on board with Title Concepts.

At Title Concepts, Shannon and Tonya have combined their skills, knowledge and professionalism to form a dynamic team where outstanding customer service and a personal touch is their trademark. She is a woman of her word, with strong work ethic and a high level of integrity. Tonya has the upmost respect for Shannon as a person and a professional business woman.

Tonya was born in Norfolk, VA and raised in the Hampton roads area. She graduated from Ryan Academy, attended TCC and received a Diploma from Southeastern Travel and Tourism of Kissimmee, Florida.

She currently lives in Norfolk with her 4 children.


  • Over 20 years’ experience in the title industry
  • Virginia Notary
  • Experience in closing FHA, VA, VHDA, 203K, new construction, reverse, HELOC loans and short sales
  • Buyer and Seller side closings


  • HRRA Affiliate (Hampton Roads Realtor Association)
  • Norfolk and Chesapeake WIRE (Women in Real Estate)