LYNCHBURG, Virginia – Ever on the cutting edge of real estate technology, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee announced today that David Marple has received Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ distinguished eCertifiedÒ The Next Generation designation. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices awards the designation to sales professionals who meet the extensive criteria and complete the eCertified training. The training and certification process is designed to prepare real estate professionals with the technological business skills necessary to service the emerging market and changing needs of today’s online consumer.

“Being an eCertified sales professional means that I have the know-how and technical confidence to service my clients online 24/7,” said Marple. “This is an important step in how we deliver service to our clients. It helps me be more efficient and work with ‘real time’ information and marketing needs.  Knowing that I have Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices supporting my desire to deliver advanced technological services, as well as act as a trusted advisor, means that I will have the opportunity to offer services to meet the needs of all my clients.”

“Increasingly, consumers are doing business online; they are using the Internet for research and want to have the option of communicating on their terms,” said Josh Ballengee, Dawson Ford Garbee. “We are preparing our sales professionals to meet and exceed the expectations that come with this new way of conducting business by creating a designation that matches growing home buyer and seller use of Web and mobile-enabled information sources. When a consumer hires an eCertified sales professional, they can be assured they are working with someone who knows how to employ the most effective online communications and marketing strategies to deliver a less stressful, more efficient home buying or selling experience.”

As an eCertified real estate professional, Dave Marple Realtor is required to have an understanding of the latest Internet and mobile business and marketing solutions available to promote and sell their clients’ properties and use the latest online business systems for added efficiency and organization to bring added value to the home buying experience. (Last name of sales professional) uses the technology tools at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee to provide clients with the benefit of having an anytime, anywhere source of information regarding the status of their transaction while enjoying the peace of mind that comes with relying on an experienced and trusted advisor.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee, which is independently owned and operated, became a network member of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices in 2018. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee was founded in 1905. Since that time it has earned a host of honors.



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


About Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, based in Irvine, CA, is a 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. Visit for details.


About HSF Affiliates LLC


Irvine, CA-based HSF Affiliates LLC operates Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Prudential Real Estate and Real Living Real Estate franchise networks. The company is a joint venture of which HomeServices of America, Inc., the nation’s second-largest, full-service residential brokerage firm, is a majority owner. HomeServices of America is an affiliate of world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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Josh Ballengee, COO

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dawson Ford Garbee & Co., REALTORS