LYNCHBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, today announced that Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS has joined its network operating as Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS.
The brokerage, founded in 1905 and an institution in Lynchburg-area real estate, remains independently owned and operated by local real estate veteran Robert Dawson. It is a market leader respected for its management, business principles and skilled, knowledgeable agents. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices remains one of the nation’s fastest-growing real estate brokerage networks with 46,000 agents and nearly 1,400 offices named to the brand since it was launched in September 2013. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was recently named “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study.
Gino Blefari, president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, welcomed Dawson and his brokerage. “Robert Dawson is highly respected for his knowledge, business acumen and ethics, and his accomplished team has created tremendous client loyalty,” Blefari said. “We’re honored they will represent our brand in the important markets they serve.”
“As I looked at our primary competition the common denominator was that they belonged to a franchise network,” said Dawson, principal broker. “As I looked at the brokerage networks, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices was my only choice. First, it carries the name of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Inc., one of the world’s most trusted and respected organizations. Also, the brand is built on the core values of trust, integrity, stability and longevity, which are so closely aligned with our own. Considering the resources and services now available to our brokerage and agents, there couldn’t be a better brand for my company.”
With their network membership, Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS agents gain access to the brand’s Global Network Platform, a powerful tool suite driving lead generation, marketing support, social media, video production/distribution and more. The brand also provides international listing syndication, relocation referrals, professional education and the exclusive Luxury Collection marketing program for high-end listings.
“As an independent, you’re always struggling with everything from lead generation and websites to staying current with the best technologies,” Dawson said. “We now have access to top-shelf resources that are constantly refreshed and refined. My agents now have access to the best brand, training and resources, and will continue to be the best for their clients.”
Dawson said his brokerage will grow as a member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices network. “I want to double my agent count and add three additional offices over the next couple of years,” he explained. “I’m convinced we will double our market share in the process.”
Network membership will help his brokerage gain more of the region’s luxury market, Dawson added. “The Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices name is well suited for all market segments, particularly higher-end and luxury real estate. The name is fresh, sophisticated and steeped in business success.”
Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS will commemorate its brand transition Aug. 18 with a ceremony and celebration at Tresca on 8th in downtown Lynchburg. Its Cabernet and Cream yard signs are now appearing throughout the market.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS
Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS is a full-service real estate brokerage serving greater Lynchburg since 1905. Visit www.bhhsdawsonfordgarbee.com.
About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a real estate brokerage network built for a new era in residential real estate. The network, among the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name, brings to the real estate market a definitive mark of trust, integrity, stability and longevity. The brand was recently recognized as “Real Estate Agency Brand of Year” and “Most Trusted Real Estate Brand” in the 2018 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study; and for “Highest Overall Satisfaction for Repeat Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms” in J.D. Power’s 2017 Home Buyer/Seller Satisfaction Study. Visit www.berkshirehathawayhs.com.