Tom Millar

    Tom Millar

    Thomas Millar, Realtor, Lighthouse Team Lead:
    Tom and his wife Paula moved to the Northern Virginia area with their four children when he was stationed there in late 1995 with the Air Force. After another 10 years and two back-to-back military assignments, he completed a satisfying career in the United States Air Force retiring with 20 years of service as a Major and Chief Systems Engineer for a large defense communications organization in the area.

    Choosing Real Estate: Having completed engineering degrees at Arizona State University and Stanford University, Tom was well poised to continue on as a Defense contractor...but there was something missing. He felt God was leading him to something different where he could help people in more tangible ways. Real Estate seemed to be a natural transition, and he began his Real Estate career in early 2004.

    Now, after 12 years and closing on over 330 transactions, Tom and The Lighthouse Team has the experience base you need to help you with a listing or a purchase in the Northern Virginia area. Through the collective accomplishments of all the Century 21 New Millennium agents, they have been recognized by Century 21 as the #1 producing Century 21 company now fours years in a row since 2012 within their worldwide network of over 8000 offices, and Tom and his team are poised to provide you world-class service.

    Area Expertise: Tom is very familiar with the Fairfax, Prince William, and Loudoun county areas, having helped hundreds of buyers and sellers in all three counties. Living in Prince William County and having an office in Fairfax county enhances Tom's exposure to and ability to serve these areas.

    Specialties and Experience: Through New Millennium's relationship with CARTUS, the largest relocation company in the world, Tom is a certified Relocation Sales and Marketing Specialist giving him the skills, training, and experience to assist departing and arriving relocation employees. Tom has experience in new home sales, single family homes, townhomes, and condo transactions, and he particularly enjoys working with and educating first time buyers. Having moved 13 times in his military career, he knows the challenges associated with such a tumultuous time.

    Family/Community: Tom and his wife have four children (one of whom recently got married!), and they are significantly involved with their local church. They volunteer time leading the children's and youth ministries and serve in other vital areas of the church.

    My Client Testimonials

    Wow! What else can be said with our experience using Tom Millar as our representation in the sell of our home. Our first experience with Tom is when we purchased a home and Tom was not our agent but was representing the sellers at the time. We noticed how strong he supported the sellers and where very impressed with his style. When we decided to sell and move again we remembered the experience and asked Tom what it might be like if he were to represent us in the sale of our home. From there we really got to know his expertise and he made the entire process so smooth and easy. He did everything for us and even represented us in a temporary rental. I had know idea working with a realtor would be so great! Tom helped us to finalize our house sale well over asking and alleviated us any time we had any concerns. Thanks Tom, You have become a family friend and hope to get to work with you some day in the future! ~ The J Family
    I started my real estate hunt with a loan advisor I had previously dealt with. He is in Ohio, and gave me another realtor's name, but he didn't know her. At the same time, a friend of mine referred me to Tom. When I had the first phone conversation with Tom and his team, it was clear to me that they were it. His advice on what to upgrade/fix/replace was spot on. It was a large project overall, but he assured to me that it is worth the investment and that I would get the money back at the end. This made it easier for me to go ahead and take care them all, this indeed worked out. I had multiple offers over asking price within days of listing the house. I seriously don't think the result would have been the same without Tom's advice. Every member of his team was just wonderful. I couldn't be happier with the result. ~ Eiji Hosomi, Manassas, VA
    I feel he is an honest person with his clients objectives in mind. I have used Tom before and would again and again. ~ Donna Myhre, formerly Nokesville Va
    We have worked with Tom multiple times and he always has a smart pricing strategy and a brilliant photographer. His team keeps you informed throughout the process and his mortgage folks are top notch. We were referred to Tom and have been pleased each time we've worked with him. Highly recommend! We love working with this team and will continue to do so! ~ Jason Clemons
    Tom did an excellent job of understanding my scheduling requirements and guiding me through the sales process. ~ Kyle Putbrese, Manassas
    We met Duncan Ferguson at an open house and he helped connect us with Tom. We had spoken to Tom in the past when we initially considered selling but didn't feel the timing was right. We appreciated that when we decided we were ready to sell our home and on a tight timeline, that he was available and ready to help. Tom is awesome! We are just so grateful for all of the effort that he put into selling our home. We never imagined that our home would sell so quickly or that we would get multiple offers above asking price. The hard work with his advertising and helping us with staging, improvement projects, etc. really helped. We recognize and appreciate all the time he invested, the knowledge he shared, and the fact that he was always available and made sure to check in on us. The process of selling a home is never easy but Tom and team definitely made it stress free and delivered an experience that exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend Tom and the Lighthouse Team! ~ Megan & Jordan Neal, Woodbridge
    Tom does a phenomenal job of keeping you well informed. He also is a master at negotiating with the buyers to make sure you get the best deal possible! ~ Alec, Manassas
    Tom, you know how we feel about you. You are a true asset to everyone who has the opportunity to work with you. You are one of a kind, we can never repay you. Thank you so much for everything. Please come to visit us in Little Rock someday! Tim and Risa ~ Tim and Risa Carpenter, Fairfax, VA
    I would recommend Tom Millar to my neighbors if they were selling or buying a house. Tom is professional and respectful. ~ Michele Berry, Manassas, Virginia
    Extremely adaptable to our plan changes and needs during the sale process. Very clear and open about the plans and process of selling. Stayed in constant contact regarding updates and insights. All around a great experience! ~ C. Parker, Manassas, Virginia
    Tom introduced himself to me several years ago by phone. Through the years, he maintained contact and always offered to sell my home when I was ready. One of the key factors in moving forward with Tom was his ties to C21 because I needed another seasoned Agent in Texas to assist with the purchase of my home there. C21 having been around for decades and after getting to know Tom, I knew it was best to partner. Tom laid out his plan and executed as outlined. My daughter was so impressed with how everything went so smoothly. Thank you New Millennium! Well executed customer service and home sale plan! Tom showed me years ago that he loves what he does, the main reason why I went with him. His professionalism, interpersonal communication and team management skills were outstanding and resulted in a smooth home sale. My stress was minimal during this home sale that is an indicator of an excellent, caring realtor like Tom. ~ S. Scott, Manassas, VA
    Tom Millar is seasoned veteran in real estate. He really knows the ends and outs and was able to get us the best deal. Would highly recommend his services. He made the whole process smooth and with little to no stress. ~ Johnathan Davis, Dumfries
    Tom Millar is the best at what he does. Our property sold within days and we got over the asking price. Tom and his team are top notch ~ Johnathan Davis, Dumfries
    He have been amazing with communication and that was kind of quality I was looking for with my agent. Communication makes like easier. He was always available via call/text. He didn't miss a single call from me (this makes you feel important). Answered all my question (easy or hard) with accuracy and details. His turn around time for selling the property and contract was awesome. ~ Tejas
    Tom Millar went above and beyond, responding to our questions and providing plenty of information. The team took great care of us, selling our house in 10 days. They work with diligence and excellence, making sure you are a priority. ~ Andrew Gordon, Burke
    Tom Millar and his team came highly recommended to us by a friend who was able to purchase her first home! My husband worked with Tom to sell his mother's property, so we knew that Tom was a great choice for selling properties that need some TLC. Tom was the perfect blend of pragmatic and optimistic. I was a bit skeptical when he told me that we could get a good bit more for our house than I was expecting, even selling it as-is. But he was right, and I'm glad we listened to him. Tom made the process feel effortless. He was kind and freely shared his reasons for suggesting we do things in a certain way. We had a difficult closure due to issues on the buyer's side, but Tom navigated us through those troubled waters to a very successful result. I will be recommending Tom and his team to any of my friends looking to purchase or sell a home in the area. ~ Olwen Johnson, Woodbridge
    Tom and his team were amazing and guided us through all aspects of the process and sale. ~ Jeff Schley
    Tom Millar was great. He has a lot of experienced, and he got the job done right. He was very knowledgeable, trustworthy, and professional throughout the entire process. I highly recommend him. ~ Charles, client from Florida
    During the sales process, Tom demonstrated professionalism and knowledge. He kept us updated on the sale of our home. He continued to have a positive attitude and he helped with maintaining our stress level throughout the entire process. ~ Sharon
    Tom Millar did a fantastic job in helping us sell our house in Bristow. This was the second time we worked with Tom and not only did he have our house sold quickly (within 3 days) but he also he also was able to negotiate a sale over asking price. While we are hoping we have moved into our "forever" home, should we need a realtor in the future, we will certainly look forward to working with Tom and the Century 21 New Millennium Team! ~ Rob Hale, Montclair, VA
    Tom Millar and his office set our property up to be a rental when we moved out five years ago and did a great job with the required maintenance for a quick rental. Once our tenants moved out this Spring, we contacted Tom for a market assessment for selling or renting again and he did an amazing job. Tom Millar laid out the process in advance for which improvements to do at what cost for a fast and high value sale. Everything happened exactly as described. The improvements cost exactly what Tom said they would cost and took as long as anticipated. Once on the market, the offers came in quickly at the requested price. Tom Millar kept us in the loop the entire time from improvements to listing to showing to offers to inspections, appraisals and closing. The entire team at Century 22 New Millennium kept us informed throughout the process. It was a great experience. Excellent service from start to finish. ~ David, Manassas Park, VA
    Tom Millar sold our house in a weekend for $30K over asking price! He is the best so we were quick to pass his business card to one of our bosses and he sold her home too! We would recommend Tom to anyone that is interested in dealing with a professional, knowledgeable, and seasoned realtor who gets the job done! Thanks so much Tom! ~ Patricia and Kevin Sieja, Bristow
    I would highly recommend Tom Millar to anyone looking to buy or sell a home! He is patient, understanding, knowledgeable, informative, friendly, and a great sounding board. ~ Raul Rizzo, Oakton, VA
    Tom Millar is an exceptional sales person and more importantly a person with genuine interests. He has experience in all departments and guided us through the steps in the sales process very diligently and effectively. He is very good in communicating and was went above and beyond our expectations at different times. We will definitely hire his services in the future. ~ Arvind Nadathur, Potomac
    Considering we put our house on the market soon after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the whole process made us anxious about potential buyers walking through our home. Tom took every precaution to protect us. He brought shoe covers and his own bottle of hand sanitizer since it was impossible to find any in stores at that time. Tom Millar was always patient, always available to answer our questions and so knowledgeable of the neighborhood and neighborhoods around us. He had an incredible track record of sales within a small radius of our home. We were totally confident in him and his ability to sell the house and look out for our best interest. We always knew we were in good, capable hands. We were under a firm contract on the third day. Well done! Thank you, Tom. ~ Marcia D., Manassas
    Toms experience and knowledge of the area combined with his understanding of the urgency of military moves were exactly what we needed. We came into the process with a rather large radius, and at no point did I feel pressured to narrow the search. He allowed us to sample enough homes to select our next home with confidence. ~ Laura Fenton
    Realtor was great explained everything to me and sat down with me made a plan and provided great ideas how to make a home look great for a sale and best of all always answered my questions . Tom assistant was very helpful also ~ Doris CruZ, Manassas Va
    Tom and his team were very helpful in assisting us with recommendations to get our home to market quickly, and with the best possible pricing strategy. Our home was under contract even before it was officially listed on the market. Tom made the entire process was simple and painless. ~ Richard Walsh Bristow, VA
    Tom is not only the person that is helping you to buy or sell your home. He is the person that pays attention to what your needs are and does his best to accomodate the things that are most important to you. ~ Ray Robertson, Gainesville
    Tom Millar was honest, dependable, and personable. He knew the Northern Virginia market well and once we met with him, we had no concerns about the sale of our home. Working with Tom, we accepted an offer above our asking price. We received this offer on the second day the home was on the market and before the day of our open house. Hard to argue with that! ~ Ron Fox, Abilene Tx
    Tom and his team were outstanding in all aspects of the sale. I wouldn't hesitate to use him, and they, again. Very outstanding work. ~ Gary O'Shell - Formerly of Manassas, Virginia, now in Lynchburg, Virginia
    Tom is very efficient and our house sold in three days so we are very happy with the sales result. I would recommend him to my friends and family. ~ M. Dev , Virginia
    Tom was very helpful, courteous, and knowledable concerning home values and amenities when we first purchased the home. He made my wife and I his first priority. Because of that initial contact we stayed in contact throughout our time of owning the house. When we decided to sell, i wanted a realtor that was familiar with the property and the surrounding area. During the selling process, Tom kept us informed of any issues that came up and offered solutions to solve them which made positive impact on the timeliness of closing on the sale. He was honest and fair in providing market updates and what he thought the property would sell for. He also provided tips on things that we could do to improve the sellability of our house. He is definitely one I would seek out to buy or sell my next property. ~ Kenneth Wright, Tennessee
    As I live in a different state than where my property was located I was looking for someone who was very experienced. I met with Tom and liked what I learned about him and his company and staff. I rarely would give all excellent ratings to anyone but I felt that Tom went above and beyond my expectations. In particular with helping me deal with what I considered, in some cases, requests from the prospective buyers that were a bit out there.....:) Tom kept me sane and helped me work through the requests. His support was greatly appreciated!! ~ Jacquetta C.
    Great realator, straight forward, honest, and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the sale of our home. Always felt Tom and his staff had our best interest in mind. We felt that although he had other clients, he made us fell as though we were his only clients. Great experience with Tom Millar and his Century New Millenium staff. ~ Michael and Lisa Perkins Woodbridge
    Tom was absolutely amazing! From the day I met Tom, he got to work right away to help sell our home. We were up against a deadline due to moving out of the country and Tom made the impossible possible! He sold our home and was always accessible for any questions we had. I highly recommend Tom Millar if you ever want to sell or buy a home. I am comfident he will work just as hard for you as he did for us. Thank you so much Tom and God Bless! ~ Tommy Schubert - Mannassas, VA
    Tom was able to understand our needs in a timely manner. We were able to keep an open communication and he was able to use common English when we werent sure of what was needed of us. The process of selling our lovely home was not easy; however, we felt he understood and he helped us through the process. We were glad he was by or side and he promised us that he will do everything in his power, and we believe he kept that promise. Thank you, Tom Millar. ~ Jemila and Eden, Manassas Park
    Tom was fantastic to work with. He took the time to understand our situation and our goals in selling, and helped guide us in what we needed to do to prepare our house for market. We were able to gather several offers after open house, and close within a week of listing for over full list price. We could not be happier with the outcome working with Tom. ~ Scott Harding, Manassas
    Our daughter talked very highly of Tom, so we trusted her judgement. Tom turned out to be a prefect fit. We could not have asked for or found a better agent. He was a huge factor in getting us what we wanted, and we were very specific with our needs. The whole experience could not have been easier. Nor could it have been more enjoyable, thanks to Tom. ~ John and Linda Blind, moving from NY to VA.
    Tom Millar stopped by our house about a year before we were ready to sell. He had done a thorough work-up of the listings in the area that he presented in a booklet for us to look through. He sent additional information during the following months and we were so impressed, we called Tom when we were ready to sell. We didn't even consider another realtor. Tom was such a great agent! We had lived in this home for 30 years, so we were a little apprehensive about the entire process. Tom ensured that all of our concerns were addressed, he answered our calls immediately and kept us informed as to the status of things during the entire process, making us feel very much at ease! He is just the best! We are very grateful for his help! The entire process was so easy! ~ Elaine Klossner, Manassas, VA
    Recommended by a friend of ours and great choice and recommendation. Tom was very observant and paid close attention to our desires and wants and help direct us to properties that would help us confirm or deny our desires so we could make very well informed decision. Tom was able to answer all of our questions. He anticipated things and questions so to alleviate the stress and process for us. Even when I was very particular about certain things Tom assured me things would be handled promptly and professionally. Everyone was great. Mitzie was phenomenal with regards with the mortgage process and the closing items needed. She was a Rock Starr! What a great team to work with. Very professional and proactive group who really went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of. Have already recommended to friends. ~ Rodney Smith, Centreville
    Tom made selling and buying a home fun! Even when we had many difficulties with the buyer and sellers, Tom guided us in making sure we had everything completed to finalize the properties. He as able to make difficulties in the process positive, which put things at ease for us. Thanks so much Tom! ~ Brad Birkhimer, Nokesville
    Tom was a wonderful agent as we were buying our new home. We had a tough situation with the house we were selling out of state. While things were uncertain for a time, Tom worked with us to identify options. He communicated with our selling agent, and the agent for the home we were buying, until we came to resolution. He was very professional and we would definitely recommend him to others! ~ Arfin and Sairah Ijaz
    Tom was outstanding throughout the process, especially at the end when we had left the state and we had to rely on him to assist us with unexpected last minute issues to ensure we were able to close. A great experience overall! Thank you! ~ Tim & Sonja Harrell, Thomasville, GA.
    Thomas Millar is the type of agent we wanted. He listened to what we thought the property was worth and even suggested we list it a little higher. Great idea. We were able to sell it for more than we expected. He has ample experience and a good idea of property is selling for. Would definitely recommend him. ~ A.B.& Trish Campbell Manassas
    Tom, Cate and I really cannot thank you enough for successfully navigating the sale of our home in a short window. You did everything we asked and things even we did not ask--your effort was exceptional. Be well, ~ Jesse and Cate, Georgetown, Ma
    Tom was great to work with throughout the entire home buying process. As a first time home buyer I did not know the answers to a lot of questions I had and wasn't even sure which questions to ask. Tom was very helpful in letting me know what to expect as a first time buyer. He was always eager to answer any of my concerns or questions and would make himself available at all hours. I would recommend Tom to any of my friends and family for their future home buying experience. ~ Stephen, Falls Church
    We had selected another agent before going with Tom. That was a mistake. The prior agent did nothing to help us sell the property. Tom came in, gave us his opinions and thoughts. Really wish we had selected Tom the first time. ~ Patrick Daly, Centreville Virginia
    Outstanding results. Sold my house in a time of low buyer volume and in the worst time of year. ~ Richard Martinez, Linden, Virginia
    I had to back out of a deal post-inspection and Tom handled it like a pro, assuring me it was OK and that he wanted me feel good about my investment more than he wanted to make a sale. I know it's still disappointing from a sales perspective but he never let it show. We ended up finding the right property for me and I was much more confident in that purchase. ~ Jen C, Gainesville, VA
    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
    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
    Tom is an excellent agent. He is considerate, patient, knowledgeable, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to sale their home in a timely matter. ~ Terrie Patterson Ashburn
    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
    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, VA
    Tom was pretty much assigned to us on the first day that we visited the C21NM office. After asking the appropriate questions regarding his experience and clarifying what we were looking for in both the purchase of a new home and the sale of our current home we felt very comfortable with Tom. Turns out it was a great pairing... good dynamics from the beginning. 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. All of the C21NM staff were extremely helpful and professional. Mitzie Priuss was simply outstanding both personally and professionally. We are absolutely confident that Mitzie applied her expertise to insure that we got the very best terms available for the mortgage on our new home. Already making recommendations within the community. Although it took a bit longer to sell our home than expected, the final result met all of our expectations. I have recommended C21NM and Tom Millar to two adjoining neighbors who have indicated that they are contemplating the sale of their homes within the next year. ~ Tom Apollonio, Culpeper Va.
    I knew Tom would be honest, friendly, and considerate, given the difficult circumstances under which I had to sell my house. Tom is a great guy, highly professional and yet personable, friendly, and accessible. ~ Holly Martin, Winchester VA
    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. ~ K. Montagna, Manassas Virginia
    After talking with them on the phone, I felt confident that the would be a great team and would put my needs first. ~ Walker Abel, Gainesville, Va.
    Tom Millar did an excellent job of highlighting the pros and cons of each property we viewed based on the home priorities we had listed. He filtered the listings to avoid spending time on properties that did not fulfill our desires and was very flexible in arranging home viewings to meet our schedule. Across the board a great dynamic with Tom. Never made us feel uncomfortable in any way, answered some pretty complex questions with the necessary detail to provide us with the information we needed to make significant decisions. If he didn't have the answer, he got it for us quickly and did a great job of follow-up when necessary. ~ Tom Apollonio, Centreville
    Tom Millar assisted us in selling our previous home by providing a thorough assessment of our home, helping us set a fair and realistic asking price, and assisting us in preparing the home for sale. We received multiple offers within a few days after placing the house on the market as a result of Tom's efforts and preparation. Tom also assisted us in finding and buying our current home. He understood what we wanted in a new home and kept us informed as homes came on the market. His advice was invaluable in helping us determine a fair offer and guiding us through the appraisal, inspection and closing process. We have recommended Tom to a few of our friends and would encourage anyone seeking the services of a real estate agent to speak with him. You will find him to be very knowledgeable, professional and willing to serve you. ~ Dean and Stephanie, Gainesville, Va
    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, knowledeable, 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! If this is meant for the mortgage broker, we dealt with Mitzi Preuss and we loved her too. She also went over and beyond to help us. Mitzi and Tom are a great pair to work with. This home purchase was by far the best, smoothest, easiest home purchase we have experienced. We would definitely recommend Century 21 New Millennium, Tom Millar and Mitzi Preuss over and over !!! We cannot thank you enough for your help in making our move to this beautiful area so wonderful! It was a great experience! Thank you Tom! ~ Kristin Colburn, Stafford, VA


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