Living Silver Spring, MD & beyond - blips from a Realtor!

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Real Estate Agent - Thompson Company, REALTORS - MD594797
Andrea Bedard has been assisting home buyers and sellers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond since 2004. She has a passion for Real Estate in general and vintage homes in particular. Ready to sell or buy? Contact Andrea for a free consultation 240-593-2860.
I have never been the kind of agent who just throws listings in the MLS and then sits back and waits for showings and an offer to come in. I am always searching for and experimenting with different ways to promote listings. That's how I stumbled upon Active Rain in 2009 (and I am sooo glad I did)...
Buying or selling a home in Silver Spring, MD and beyond is such an exciting time. Having been part of many, many transactions over the years, I understand! I just found the one! My offer was accepted! We got a great deal! ... you want to scream it from the rooftops and share the news with your f...
I had a little surgery at Johns Hopkins this week (my excuse for not posting a blog for a week), at the Outpatient Center on North Caroline Street, Dermatology - Cutaneous Surgery Unit, to be exact.I tried real hard not to worry about it. I've been seeing a wonderful dermatologist in Columbia and...
This front porch is a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and the large deck (canopy included) and fenced-in backyard are perfect for family BBQs.  This pretty center-hall Colonial sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Oak Springs community in 20905 Silver Spring, MD. It has recent...
 JUST LISTED in Mount Airy, MD, a picture perfect home! What a beautiful piece of property! 1.35 acres of manicured lawns, mature landscaping and blooming azaleas! Enjoy the view from the front porch, 2 level deck or cozy brick patio. This home has been remodeled to include kitchen, bathrooms & f...
It looks like we'll have beautiful weather on Mother's Day (again this year) - perfect for taking mom out to do a little shopping, don't you think? I'm not thinking of the Mall though! There are 2 special events (very) near Silver Spring, MD on Mother's Day that will make it that much more specia...
... just a little sneak peek of a new listing COMING SOON in Silver Spring, MDLovely front porch looking for new owner!Can't you just picture yourself sitting there with a cup of coffee or glass of wine? This front porch comes with a 5 bedroom 2 car garage center hall Colonial that has some fabul...
Isn't this such a lovely view? I snapped this picture last Sunday while holding an open house at 11344 King George Dr in Hearthstone Village. People often assume that a condo close to the busy Wheaton Business District and the busy crossroads of Georgia Ave and University Blvd must also have a "b...
Not too long ago I wrote a blog post warning Silver Spring, MD home buyers and sellers of email scams, a post prompted by multiple alerts via our local REALTOR® association.This morning I received the perfect example in my in box. As a REALTOR® who receives these kind of emails way too many times...
Take a look at the first page of 2 offers that were made on the same house in Prince George's County, Maryland. Can you spot the difference(s)?Offer A would have netted the seller significantly more money than offer B. Offer B included an escalation clause after learning that there was an offer A...

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M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond
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