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Celebrating 60 Years

Old Dominion 60 Years

This year, we are happy to celebrate our 60th anniversary and mark a milestone in our commitment to servicing our local community. Join in on the celebration and discover more about our 60 years and plans for the future below.

196260 Years of History

In 1962 Clyde Pugh founded Old Dominion Realty in the building that is now the Crimson Inn in Bridgewater, VA. In the early days, Clyde shared an office with the town police. He recounted that when the town policeman was out on a call, he would answer the phone for the police. He received some entertaining calls in those days. In the same spirit of cooperation, the town policeman would answer Clyde's real estate calls when he was out of the office on appointment. 

Old Dominion was founded on Clyde's integrity, spirit of cooperation, and love for the local community. In the '60s and '70s, Clyde and Old Dominion were deeply involved in the growth and development of the Town of Bridgewater. Clyde was on the town council and was a part of the committee that built Ashby Pool. He was a Director for First Virginia Bank and was on the James Madison Foundation. He was a part of developing Windsor Estates, Northshore, Sanston Sites, Holly Hill Subdivision, Fletcher Pope Subdivision, and much of the western part of the town of Bridgewater and Reherd Acres in Harrisonburg.

In 1973 Clyde Pugh suffered a heart attack and his son, Michael Pugh, 19 at the time was suddenly cast in the role of Managing Broker for Old Dominion Realty at a very young age. Clyde's community stepped up to help in a huge way. Clyde's friends and competing brokers came together to help Mike keep the business running. Clyde's close friend Paige Gordon, a broker at Homeland Realty at the time provided almost daily support for Mike and Old Dominion Realty to continue to operate. 

1976Mike Pugh continued in the broker role after Clyde's recovery and never looked back. Mike's talents and contributions to the local community are innumerable. He has been a part of numerous commercial and residential projects and developments. Some of his work includes Old Mill Landing, Oak Meadows, and Millview Estates in Bridgewater, Saddlebrook Plantation in Mount Crawford, The Springs at Osceola and Wingate Meadows in Rockingham County, Broadway Plaza, the Wal-Mart in Timberville, and Crossroads Plaza in Penn Laird. His vision and ability to draw talented staff and agents to Old Dominion and train and provide support in everyday operations is truly amazing.

Mike has been a leader in the community his entire career. In addition to being Principal Broker for Old Dominion, he is also a Certified General Appraiser and was one of the founding members of Colonial Appraisal Service, Inc. He now serves as Chairman of the Board of F&M Bank and is Vice-Chair on the Board at Sunnyside. He is a past member of the board for Bridgewater Retirement Community, served on the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He is a current board member for Valley Southern Title, Bankers Title, and F&M Mortgage. He currently serves as Chairman of F&M Bankcorp. He was voted businessperson of the year by the Chamber of Commerce in 2012.

Truly a family operation Barry Pugh, Mike's brother has been with Old Dominion Realty for over 40 years as a real estate sales agent. He has also served as a Certified General Appraiser along with his wife Susan Pugh in the past. Prior to real estate both Barry and Susan served the Town of Bridgewater by being deeply involved in the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Company.

Mike's daughter Micah and son-in-law Chad Branson are both involved with the family business. Micah is an Associate Broker and Chad runs Old Dominion Realty Property Management in addition to sales. Micah is a Certified Residential Appraiser. Son John Pugh provides landscaping, snow removal, and general maintenance support through his business, Pugh Landscaping. Clyde, Mike, and Micah are all past presidents of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors.

ODR joins LeadingRE

In 2005, Old Dominion joined Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. LeadingRE is an invitation only network of the world's market-leading independent real estate brokerages. From 2006 through 2007 Old Dominion experienced steady growth, opening offices in Franklin, WV; Moorefield, WV and Penn Laird, VA. In December of 2010 an opportunity arose for Old Dominion to open a real estate office in Augusta County under the leadership of Cathy Ward, who also became a partner in the firm. The Augusta office started with seven agents and quickly grew creating the need for more office space. In 2018, the Old Dominion Augusta Office moved to Myers Corner, where it remains today, and is home to 33 agents and 2 staff members. In recent years, Cathy has passed the leadership torch to her daughter, Natalie Campbell, who is now the Managing Broker for that office. Natalie shared her thoughts on the tremendous growth over 11 years stating, "The key to our success has been the hard work of every ODR member and we hope to continue serving our local communities for many years to come." 

Our ODR team has grown to support a sales force and staff of over 100 people. Still family-owned and operated by a talented team who value community and the family culture. With 5 offices in Virginia and West Virginia, our footprint covers the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.

For more information on our history, be sure to check out this video detailing our full history.

5 Offices

Our Present and Future

Today our real estate agents are happy to serve our community with support for residential, land, commercial, agricultural and recreational sellers and buyers in Virginia and West Virginia. Additionally, we offer or have partnering services in property management, appraisal, and auction services. We are a proud partner with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. Which gives our agents the tools to refer clients to qualified agents throughout the United States and Internationally. Ready to work with a real estate team that has the experience you need to accomplish your goals? Contact us today. 


Old Dominion Realty Rewards Team with Riviera Maya, Mexico Adventure

REALTORS® and Staff Enjoy Fun in the Sun in Riviera Maya, Mexico

Mike Pugh and Cathy Ward, Old Dominion Realty Brokers, recently hosted a team of their top-producing real estate agents and staff on a five-day, four-night all-inclusive trip to Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The corporate retreat was announced last year to the Old Dominion Realty team via a video "starring" Mike Pugh and Cathy Ward. Cathy Ward commented, "We challenge our team daily to be the best in the business. Now we decided to challenge them with an adventure for relaxation and fun!"

Old Dominion Realty Group Photo
Approximately 29 sales associates, staff members and their family members headed to Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort on April 20 - 24 to enjoy the best sights, services, dining and entertainment the area has to offer.  

Mexico Adventure
Old Dominion Realty's real estate agents earned their way to the trip based on sales production. "Our sales associates and staff had a stellar year.  Because they work so hard—we think it's only right to give them a chance to play hard too.  Incentives for REALTORS® like this kind of a getaway help create a successful and rewarding business environment giving us a chance to celebrate our successes together," said Pugh. 

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Old Dominion Realty Inc. is a full-service, established regional real estate firm offering residential real estate services, property management, residential and commercial appraisal services, consulting, relocation services, and commercial sales and leasing services.   Old Dominion Realty was founded in 1962 by Clyde Pugh.

Old Dominion Realty has expanded to 102 agents located in five offices in Virginia (Harrisonburg, Crossroads Plaza – Penn Laird and Augusta) and West Virginia (Moorefield and Franklin).

In 2005, Old Dominion Realty joined "Leading Real Estate Companies of the World," an association of the best-known local and regional independent real estate firms offering relocation and referral services. Leading Real Estate Companies of the World encompasses over 600 established companies in the U.S. and over 35 countries around the globe.

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Old Dominion Realty Adds New Agent to Augusta Office

Vicky Harrison Joins Old Dominion Realty - Augusta

Vicky Harrison Real Estate Agent Augusta

Old Dominion Realty is proud to announce the addition of Vicky Harrison to their Augusta real estate office sales team.

Thinking of becoming a real estate agent and live in the Virginia and West Virginia real estate area, join Old Dominion Realty by contacting our Career Development Team  today.

#OldDominionRealty #VickyHarrison #RealEstateAgent 


Old Dominion Realty Adds Twelve Real Estate Agents

New to Old Dominion Realty

Old Dominion Realty is proud to announce the addition of twelve real estate agents to their sales team:

Old Dominion Realty Adds to Sales Team

Old Dominion Realty - Augusta Office

Old Dominion Realty - Crossroads Plaza Office

Old Dominion Realty - Harrisonburg Office

Thinking of becoming a real estate agent and live in the Virginia and West Virginia real estate area, contact our Career Development Team at Old Dominion Realty today.


Five Real Estate Agents Join Old Dominion Realty

Old Dominion Realty Adds Five to Augusta & Moorefield Offices

Old Dominion Realty New Realtor News


Old Dominion Realty is proud to announce the addition of five new real estate agents to their sales team:

Thinking of becoming a real estate agent and live in the Virginia and West Virginia real estate area, contact our Career Development Team at Old Dominion Realty today.



Old Dominion Realty Attends LeadingRE Conference

Old Dominion Realty among attendees from 25 countries around the world.

Old Dominion Realty at LeadingRE Miami
Old Dominion Realty team members recently participated in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® Annual Conference February 24-26 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. The event was part of the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®(LeadingRE) Conference Week, which attracted a prestigious audience of nearly 2,500 real estate professionals from 25 countries.

Cathy Ward and Carolyn Spicuzza Miami LeadingRE

The conference was open exclusively to brokers, managers and relocation professionals affiliated with LeadingRE, a global community of real estate companies awarded membership based on rigorous standards for service and performance.  A wide range of topics were explored relating to the real estate market and addressed ways to best meet the needs of today's home buyers and sellers.  Old Dominion Realty team members--Mike Pugh, Cathy Ward, Carolyn Spicuzza, Linda Goodson, and Jessica Phillips—represented Old Dominion Realty at the conference.

Old Dominion Realty is a proud member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®.  The LeadingRE network only accepts the finest independent real estate firms based on stringent guidelines:  market performance, tenure, reputation, and a dedicated relocation department.  Accepting only elite companies in an area, LeadingRE turns away 80 percent of companies that apply to join their organization.

Mike Pugh, Old Dominion Realty's Broker comment, "We have been in the business of helping people buy and sell homes since 1962.  Our team of REALTORS® offers newcomers to our community an introduction to our varied, culturally diverse area; however, we realize there is a need as a local real estate company to find companies outside of their local community to help our customers.  That is why we have aligned ourselves with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®."

Within this network, Old Dominion Realty can connect its clients with an expert REALTOR® anywhere in the world. LeadingRE and its network affiliates sell more real estate that any of your other top brands.

 "It was a real honor to bring together the brightest minds in the real estate industry to share ideas, explore current and future trends, and discuss strategies for serving the needs of today's home buyers and sellers," said LeadingRE President/CEO Pam O'Connor.

Contact Old Dominion Realty

Old Dominion Realty is the Virginia representative of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (www.LeadingRE.com), the largest network of premier locally-branded firms in more than 50 countries producing over one million annual home sale transactions. As a member of LeadingRE, Old Dominion Realty provides a quality real estate experience, global marketing reach and access to top real estate professionals in any market.

For more information about Old Dominion Realty, visit www.OldDominionRealty.com or call 800-296-2455.


Old Dominion Realty Recognizes Five REALTORS

Old Dominion Realty Recognizes REALTORS®


Five Old Dominion Realty REALTORS®--Lillian Boutros, Travis Bowman, Micah Branson, Pam Estes, and Renee Whitmore--recently passed their Broker's Exam and joined the ranks of Associate Brokers with Old Dominion Realty.


Old Dominion Realty Acknowledges Karen Rodgers

Karen Rodgers receives Integrity Award from Old Dominion Realty.

Karen Rodgers Receives Integrity Award


Contact Karen Rodgers with Old Dominion Realty today.


Old Dominion Realty Acknowledges Barry Pugh

Barry Pugh receives Integrity Award from Old Dominion Realty.

Barry Pugh Integrity Award

Contact Barry Pugh from Old Dominion Realty today.


Old Dominion Realty Acknowledges Brian Ratliff

Brian Ratliff acknowledged as Rookie of the Year by Old Dominion Realty.

Brian Ratliff Rookie of the Year



Contact Brian Ratliff at Old Dominion Realty today.


Old Dominion Realty Acknowledges The Ward Team

The Ward Team acknowledged as Top Listing Team and Top Selling Team at Old Dominion Realty.

The Ward Team Award Winners

Contact The Ward Team
at Old Dominion Realty today.


Old Dominion Realty Acknowledges John Bowman

John Bowman acknowledged as Top Listing REALTOR® and Top Listing and Selling Agent.

John Bowman Top Agent

Contact John Bowman
at Old Dominion Realty.


2015 Old Dominion Realty Award Winners

Old Dominion Realty Announces 2015 Award-Winning REALTORS® at its Annual Kick-Off Celebration.

Old Dominion Realty 2015 Award Winners



5 Reasons Why a Career in Real Estate Might Be for You

5 Reasons Why Real Estate

Real estate is an excellent career for those with self-direction, motivation, and a desire to help people find a place to call home. It can be a good fit for people looking for a little flexibility, and who enjoy variety in their everyday work life. If you've always been curious about becoming a real estate agent, here are 5 reasons to consider it for your next career path.

1.  Relatively Painless Startup

There is a test that gives you the license to buy and sell real estate, but the information and classes it takes to pass it are pretty straightforward. The information can be complex, but what's great about studying to become real estate agent is that the knowledge is something you can use in your own life. You'll gain essential insights and a deep understanding of homes, mortgages, real estate laws, contracts, marketing, and more. You could even argue that it's interesting enough to make it fun to learn. Since real estate is an ever-changing industry, it's also a requirement to stay current with your education.

You'll have to invest some money up front to get licensed, but once you've gained your credentials, you have several options for jobs and pay structures. It's easy to find one that meets your needs.

2.  Flexibility

Real estate gives people a flexible schedule. That's not to say you won't have the occasional conflict, but if you prefer finding houses to tour at two in the morning when the house is quiet, there's nothing to stop you. One alluring aspect for becoming an agent is that at times your job revolves around socializing. The more you network and build relationships, the more successful you'll be. Real estate is an excellent industry for people who thrive on working with people. You'll have busy times where you work more than the typical forty, and be at a client's beck and call, but you'll also have down time when you want it. In fact, many experts recommend starting real estate as a part-time career and building your business before going full time.

5 Reasons Why Real Estate Help People

3.  Help People

Most people don't look at the fact that when you're a real estate agent, you're walking people through one of the biggest financial transactions in their life. Even more, you are helping them find a place they will live. When you do your job well, you'll have the satisfaction of making someone very happy. That's why it is important to give correct, solid advice. If that means taking the time to look something up or ask someone else, then do it. Building your business is much easier when you provide top-notch client services and transactions that leave clients feeling confident they've made the right purchase.

4.  Be Your Own Boss

You'll work with others, and even have a "boss", but not in the same way other careers do. Your success depends entirely on you and what you do. For some people, being your own boss isn't a good fit. However, if words like motivated, hard-working, and independent describe you, a job as a real estate agent is most likely a great fit.

5.  Make Good Money

Real estate has the potential to be incredibly lucrative, even early on. Agents with longevity and a solid referral base make six figures easily. Chances are you won't be an overnight success, but you can be confident knowing that if you work hard, are honest, and build an excellent reputation, the sky is the limit.

Contact Old Dominion Realty

If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a real estate agent, contact Old Dominion Realty.

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