Formed in 2016 with the leadership of Thomas Millar, retired USAF officer and Realtor since 2004, The Lighthouse team embarked on a journey to provide Northern Virginia a clear beacon to successful and enjoyable real estate buying and selling.
Completing hundreds of real estate transactions over 14 years, we have the experience and the resources to meet the demanding needs of today's technologically savvy clients, and we employ cutting edge social media systems, processes, and tools to provide buyers with up-to-the-minute accuracy and sellers the broadest internet exposure possible.
Our team covers western Fairfax county, Prince William county, and eastern Loudoun county with offices and home bases in all three regions.
Bill Depugh: We did a search for military friendly realtor and Tom's name came up as an Air Force Veteran. I had a bad experience with a [previous] realtor who did not know anything about the military or the process. Tom referred Bill to help us out.
Bill was great to deal with, friendly and very approachable. He was very patient with all the questions we had.
I wish we met Bill sooner in the process. He smoothed everything out and assured us he was in our corner.
Tom was the first guy we met he was great and honest with us. We worked a lot with Mitzie Preuss [in-house lender], she is a true professional. We had a lot of problems with credit and she came through for us in a big way.
Bill Depugh is a great guy a true professional. He was there every step of the way and made things happen. Thank you for everything!!!" -Mike Seaman
[Added Note from Thomas Millar: Bill Depugh was ready to help when I was out of town, and with his own military background, it was a winning combination. Lighthouse Team Real Estate…we are there or you!]
Thomas Millar: Coming back to the VA area, we knew that the market would be challenging, so we asked a friend for a referral. She immediately suggested Tom, and we contacted him to go over our ideas. Since my wife and I work in opposite locations, Tom was outstanding in ensuring we understood traffic patterns that could affect our commute, as well as understanding the pros and cons of each neighborhood/community. After going back and forth for three months, we honed in on two homes which we thought would fit our needs perfectly. As far as the homes, one needed some updating, the other was move in ready.
Tom highlighted to me that while both homes seemed the same, and on the surface the move in ready one seemed perfect, based on his understanding of our family, pets, etc, the other home would be a better choice, even if it meant spending a little time updating it. He was absolutely correct...after the purchase we spent the following weeks getting our home up to specs, and we are absolutely in love with it.
Tom became a trusted agent throughout the process, and we would definitely refer him to our friends and family. -Joe and Liam Estrada
Bill Depugh: I have known Bill for several years and he has always had the highest standards of integrity and genuinely enjoys helping people.
Bill provided very personalized service and support throughout the house hunting and buying process.
Great experience across the board. I would recommend Century 21 New Millennium and Bill Depugh for your home buying needs. David Morris - Bristow
Tom Millar: is an excellent agent. He is considerate, patient, knowledgeable, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to sell their home in a timely matter.
Terrie Patterson - Ashburn
Tom was excellent! Always willing to follow our lead and seemed to have our best interests at heart. He was extremely patient with us, never seemed frustrated, took our concerns to heart, and always tried to accommodate our schedules for showings. He went above and beyond, particularly from negotiation through closing.
I am in sales and for that reason, I'm very cynical of other sales people. However, I feel Tom is very trustworthy in addition to being great at his job. It's a rarity in the industry and I'm sure his referral business keeps him busy (I was referred by another happy client).
I highly recommend using Tom for purchase or sale of your home or investment property. Jen - Gainesville
Bill DePugh is a longtime friend of mine and my husbands and we trust him. He is new in the real estate business but is a very driven and hard-working man and I knew he would do everything in his power to sell my property and get the best value for it.
If you are looking for an agent who listens to your needs and works diligently to get them for you, whether it's buying or selling, then Bill DePugh is your man. Lisa Shaw
Tom Millar: Top notch representative... would recommend his services to anyone looking to sell/purchase a home. Tom was pretty savvy regarding the purchase strategy for initiating the contract for our new home as well as developing the sales strategy for the home we were marketing. He was also extremely patient and helpful in researching and arranging showings for potential properties that met our requirements for a new home. Once the decision to initiate an offer was made, he helped us to negotiate terms for purchase that were advantageous for both us and the sellers. The resources he had available and applied to market the sale of our home were outstanding. No doubt that his experience and know-how were well worth the investment for his services. Tom and Chantal Apollonio - Centreville
Tom Millar: Throughout our home purchasing experience Thomas Millar was the best! He provided the excellence, professionalism, guidance, understanding and patience that we needed to purchase a great home. We are very satisfied with our new home and the service that we received from Thomas Millar. Ray and Dana Robertson - Gainesville
Mr. Depugh was very well spoken and very knowledgeable in the areas I was interested in purchasing a home in. I was very impressed by the amount of time he was willing to give to me and my family while we searched for our new home. I recommended Mr. Depugh to several of my co-workers as well as a few family members. Emmet - Manassas
Thomas Millar did an outstanding job marketing our house and getting us through the settlement process. I would definitely recommend him to family and friends. -Ron and Karen Montagna
Tom Millar was outstanding! He was the only agent that responded to me from multiple property inquiries. We could not have asked for a better, more knowledgeable, more accommodating agent. Tom went over and beyond to help us find our home and we cannot thank him enough. His outstanding abilitites were surely appreciated and we will use him again if the need arises in the future. We will definitely share his name with other people too. We thank you for having such a great agent, but also someone we now consider a friend. Tom was very patient, understanding, knowledgeable, timely, respectful, friendly, etc. Everything listed above. He went over and beyond to help us. He always responded very timely and answered ALL of our questions. He was awesome! Jack and Kristin Colburn
Tom Millar was a consummate professional throughout and even identified some mistakes the closing agent made. He had a sound plan for making the property competitive and quickly held an open house which resulted in two offers and ultimately the timely sale of the property. We relied on his expertise and trusted in his judgement at each step. Gary Wells - Woodbridge