Day 3 Instructor
Attorney Nicole Marucci is the Chief of Operations at FGTE and is committed to optimizing procedures and processes to make the settlement process a seamless experience for everyone. Prior to joining FGTE, Nicole established and managed the Prince William County branch office of a large title company, increasing revenue by over $3 million in the first year.
Nicole also previously managed the Lake Ridge branch of another title company, where she oversaw the settlement processing and post closing teams and developed and implemented a new attorney training program.
Nicole has been in the Prince William County real estate industry since graduating from Michigan State University College of Law and being admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2014. She has served on the boards of the county’s REALTOR® Association and of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.
At FGTE, Nicole “likes that we’re smaller than the massive title companies and can focus on making the experience better on an individual basis.” She appreciates the “incredible rapport” the company has with realtors and enjoys being in the tight-knit community of Prince William County.
Day 3 Instructor
Meet your instructor, Heidi! Heidi Marine is an associate with the firm of Leggett, Simon, Freemyers, and Lyon, PLC and is counsel to Ekko Title, LLC. Her practice is concentrated in residential real estate transactions, title defects and title insurance issues. In addition to her practice at Ekko Title, Ms. Marine is a Qualified Trainer for VHDA’s Homeownership Education Program. She teaches the loan closing portion of VHDA’s first time home buyer course covering all aspects of the closing process including the documents that are signed at closing, different ways to hold title, surveys, title issues, and title insurance.
Ms. Marine graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2005 with a B.A. in Psychology and received her law degree from George Mason University, School of Law in 2008. She has been licensed to practice law in Virginia since 2008. Ms. Marine is a member of the Virginia Bar Association Real Property Practice Area.
Prior to entering real estate practice, Ms. Marine practiced civil and criminal litigation in Fairfax, Virginia where she focused on domestic relations and criminal defense.