Founded in 1905, Dawson Ford Garbee is a locally-owned firm. As such, we are more flexible and focused in meeting the needs of our clients. We’ve assembled a team of Leading Lynchburg Real Estate Agents who work hard to turn buying or selling a house into a pleasant process.
A native of Rustburg, Virginia, Robert Dawson (a self-described workaholic) has been a full time REALTOR®, helping both Buyers and Sellers in Real Estate attain their dreams, for more than 30 years specializing in single family homes, town homes, condos, new construction and land. Robert has personally handled hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions during that time.
Robert opened his own company in 1991, and quickly followed that with the purchase of Ford Garbee & Co. in 1995. As if that isn’t challenging enough, Robert is proud to be one of a few openly gay business owners in the conservative Central Virginia area.
He is extremely knowledgeable in Lynchburg area real estate, working with many relocation buyers moving to Central Virginia. He works with clients of all ages and income brackets. Robert has a strong reputation of professionalism and integrity and provides a high level of personal attention and customer service.
Robert understands that in today’s highly competitive climate of real estate that in order to succeed, an agent must be several things. One can no longer sell a home by simply placing a for sale sign on the lawn and entering the property into MLS. Today’s market demands an educated business person with extensive market knowledge and a proven marketing plan.
Robert’s staunch negotiating skills, attention to detail, stellar follow up and devotion to his clients are just a few of the reasons he has remained a top producing agent. He also understands that buying or selling a home is an emotional, financial and educational transaction. He works hard to educate his clients on the market in general and his commitment to delivering impeccable service places him amongst the best and brightest of his industry.
He currently serves on the Lynchburg Association of REALTORS® (LAR) Board of Directors, where he was recently voted 2015 President-Elect, and is the 1987, 2003 and 2005 recipient of the Sales Associate of the Year Award by the LAR for recognition of his outstanding commitment to superior quality customer service, loyalty and customer satisfaction. He was also awarded the prestigious Level of Excellence Award numerous times. In addition to being a member of the LAR, Robert is also a member of the Roanoke Valley, Charlottesville, Dan River and South Central Associations, as well as VAR, NAR and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (Leading RE).
His volunteer present and past Robert's volunteer present and past consists of Lynch's Landing, Friday Cheers, Academy of Music, Lynchburg Humane Society, Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, Miss Lynchburg Scholarship Foundation & other charitable organizations.
When you trust in Robert as your real estate expert, expect a professional partner who values communication and provides honest answers to your questions and concerns. He will represent your interests with dedication and commitment and will arrive at your desired results.