As an independent real estate firm, our goal is to provide the best possible service to you and provide comprehensive assistance in achieving your real estate goals. This is true whether you're moving to a Virginia/West Virginia community from across town or across the world. One of the ways that we provide that level of service is through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® (LeadingRE), a worldwide network of top independent real estate brokerages.
Both our real estate agents and our clients benefit from our affiliation with LeadingRE, whose mantra is "Making the Best Brokerages Better." No matter where you're moving from, our team is here to help you find the home that perfectly suits your needs.
Get to Know Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Founded in 1997 by 50 of the largest real estate brokerages in the United States, LeadingRE has grown into a worldwide network over the last 25 years. It's now comprised of 550 companies in more than 70 countries, with 4,700 offices located across the world and 136,000 sales associates. LeadingRE is a by-invitation-only network focused on raising the bar in real estate, with industry-leading metrics in sales and market coverage.
What this means for clients is that no matter where you're currently located and where you're planning to move, there's a global network of like-minded real estate firms ready to serve you. Long-distance moves are so much easier when you have a worldwide network to lean on, and we're proud to be part of a network that's built to serve you.
A Global Network with Local Knowledge
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® is made up of industry-leading local and regional real estate firms. As a client, one key benefit of working with a local or regional real estate brand is that you have access to unparalleled local knowledge. In our case, that means helping you find the right home, in the right neighborhood, in Virginia and West Virginia communities.
When you're relocating from far away, there are so many factors to consider, whether you're relocating for work, family, military service, or simply to experience something new. Starting a new life in a new location is so much smoother when you have access to a global network with unmatched local knowledge. Take the guesswork out of a long-distance move, and find a real estate brand you can trust to make your transition a smooth, streamlined experience so you can focus on settling into your new home.
Our Affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
You can find our Old Dominion Realty page on the LeadingRE website and our video on Old Dominion Realty and LeadingRE to learn more about our affiliation with the network. If you're moving from out of state or outside the country, we can help you manage the logistics, find the right neighborhood, and find the right home. If you're moving from Virginia/West Virginia to another location, our affiliation with LeadingRE means that we can help you find the right agent in communities across the world.
On the LeadingRE website, you can also access tools like the Global Cost of Living Report, Currency Converter, and Mortgage Calculator to help you make informed decisions. The goal is to provide you with the best possible service, no matter where you're moving from or where you're moving to, through a network with global reach.
Services from Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®
Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® offers a variety of tools to help facilitate long-distance moves for individuals and organizations.
Let Us Help You Plan Your Next Move
Whether you're shopping for Augusta County homes for sale or homes in another Virginia or West Virginia community, our team is here to help you accomplish your real estate goals. Our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® can help us accommodate your needs, no matter where you're moving from or what is motivating your move. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Augusta County, VA area.
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.
60 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.
Mike 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.
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.
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.
A combination of low-interest rates, limited nationwide inventory, and pent-up demand has made this year's real estate market one of the hottest in history. In a competitive seller's market, buyers often lose some negotiating leverage and are forced to enter into bidding wars.
However, if you're looking for a home in today's real estate market, all hope isn't lost. The key to finding the right home for the right price is a combination of patience, dedication, and working with an experienced real estate agent.
Our real estate agents are working with clients to help them navigate the complexities of today's hot market. Below are some ways we can help you:
While a hot seller's market can present a number of challenges for buyers, working with a good agent is the best way to mitigate risks and secure the home of your dreams. For more tips on how to make a competitive offer, contact us today.
April showers may bring May flowers, but planning the perfect spring garden starts well before that. When it comes to creating the right conditions and choosing the best plants, even Mother Nature needs a helping hand.
So what are the secrets to adding curb appeal to Virginia homes for sale with a stunning garden? Our real estate agents share their favorite tips for planning a garden that makes your vision a reality.
Want more tips for indoor and outdoor projects that will boost your home's value? Our experienced and knowledgeable real estate agents are ready to help. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to learn more.
As you prepare to show your home, our real estate agents suggest that you and your agent take an afternoon to evaluate the entire house once more to ensure that everything is as presentable as possible. Unless you've hired a professional staging company, you may want to consider these easy last-minute staging suggestions that will showcase your home.
When listing Virginia homes for sale, we typically recommend hiring a professional staging company to showcase your home for a successful sale! For help buying or selling homes in Virginia, contact us today.
What do you love best about your community?
How supportive the whole community is, "once a Gladiator always a gladiator" from the children to the adults if you need something they are there to help, with fundraising dinners, taking your kids to sports or a walking buddy.
What is your favorite local sports team?
VT football I LOVE FOOTBALL season!
Favorite local restaurant?
Don't have a favorite but love to support the locally-owned restaurants in the are--the food is amazing!
Favorite local grocery store?
Food Lion, the car side pick up is the best thing ever invented
Favorite local festival/parade/event?
We like going to the beach as often as possible.
Favorite local activity?
Our kids love to fish, visit the children's museum, and go bowling.
Other local business(es) you love?
We have a lot of great local businesses in the area, there are too many to name. I like to frequent the ones that give back to our community. Sponsor the baseball teams, FHA, animal market shows, etc. They are the heart and soul of our community.
Three words to describe why you love living in your community.
Because it is a family. People really care and they reach out. Social media has made a way for everyone to communicate easily and when there is a need in the Valley people really step up, it makes me proud to live among people like that live here in the Valley.
What you love best about your career in real estate?
I enjoy seeing the growth from their first house to selling it and buying the next house and the next one. I've enjoyed getting to know all my clients and friends over the years. The people and those relationships are what make this job for me.
To learn more about working with Natalie Campbell, visit her website today: http://www.nataliecampbell.net/
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.
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So you're ready to take that giant step and buy a house. Maybe you drove down the street and saw a yard sign in front of your dream home. You wrote down the real estate agent's name and phone number and are ready to give them a call. Wait Stop!
Before you make that call, there are a couple of things you need to know. The number you are dialing belongs to the REALTOR® (or Listing Agent) who works for the person selling the house—not you the prospective home buyer.
People interested in buying a house should have their own real estate agent (or Buyer's Agent) whose job it is to represent their best interests.
There are a world of differences between the services of a Listing Agent and Buyer's Agent. Here's what you can expect from each type of REALTOR®.
A home owner will engage the services of a Listing Agent when they decide to sell a house. A written agreement or listing contract will be signed outlining their working relationship, how the REALTOR® will market the home, the real estate commission and terms of the home's listing. The Listing Agent has a legal obligation to get the highest selling price and best sales terms available for the seller.
There are a number of other services a Listing Agent may perform before it is time to think about closing day.
Buying a house is a big decision. When you do make the decision, engage a Buyer's Agent to represent your best interests.
A Buyer's Agent will negotiate the best purchase price and terms for you. In exchange, you will be asked to sign an agency agreement outlining your working relationship, real estate services, and compensation.
Buyer's Agents also:
Most buyers assume they pay a commission to their Buyer's Agent. The truth is: only the seller pays the commission from the proceeds of the sale. The same commission is usually paid whether or not a Buyer's Agent is involved. It is to your benefit to have a Buyer's Agent on your side.
Working with a Buyer's Agent that knows the local real estate market can save you time, money and undo stress during your entire home buying process.
Whether you are buying or selling a house in the Virginia and West Virginia real estate areas, contact our REALTORS® at Old Dominion Realty to represent you.
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 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.
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.
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.
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