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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

LYNCHBURG, VA (July 24, 2018) – 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.” 

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,” Dawson 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, particulary higher-end and luxury real estate. The name is fresh, sophisticated and steeped in business success.” 

“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 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 service greater Lynchburg since 1905. Visit

About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices is one of the world’s fastest-growing residential real estate brokerage franchise networks, with more than 50,000 real estate professionals, nearly 1,500 offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, and more than $119 billion in real estate sales volume. 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. Visit