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Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices



Lynchburg real estate brokerage mainstay now operates as Berkshire
Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS

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.,

Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS is a full-service real estate
brokerage serving greater Lynchburg since 1905. Visit

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

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