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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.



This is my last post in this year's Season of Gratitude-series. After expressing my appreciation for clients present and past, for my talented network, for small businesses and all who patronize them, I have to dedicate this one to the two most important people in my life, my two sidekicks, my li...
The sky blue, the sun out, and the thermometer at 60 degrees - what a glorious day today has been! I just had to take full advantage of this perfect pre-Thanksgiving weather, and went for a quick run around Lake Elkhorn in Columbia, MD. When you live life near a lake, you get to do that - you get...
One morning this week I got sucked into the Buzzfeednews-rabbit hole. Perhaps you know the kind.. one attention-grabbing headline (which this blog post has not, I know) that leads you to click on another, and another, and another .. until you either shut your browser in horror because You won't b...
Shopping for a Carroll County, MD home this holiday season? There's still time to find the one, successfully navigate the contract period, settle, and receive the keys to your new home before the year ends, and just in time to invite family and friends over for a big gathering (or to just enjoy s...
It's no secret that I am not a fan of cookie-cutter homes. I love individual charm. I love the history of older homes and the stories they tell. And I love authentic, original details. But I also appreciate when (new) owners put their heart and soul into their property, cookie-cutter or not, and ...
This week I had the chance to chat with my friend and Baltimore broker, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland again. We do so with not-so-much-regularity regularly, catch up on this and that, brainstorm ideas, and also talk about business news, trends, and happenings. I always hang up inspired. I alw...
I am a huge proponent of home staging, regardless if a property is still occupied or vacant - and couldn't agree more with Kathy Streib, home stager extraordinaire in Palm Beach County, Florida. Great staging can help sell your Silver Spring, MD home faster, and for more money. I've seen it happe...
"33.6% indicated they did not know about the program""62.8% (older veterans) said their lender never discussed the VA loan option with them.""31.8% said a conventional and/or FHA mortgage was easier to obtain or less expensive.""8.1% said their lender and/or REALTOR discouraged the use of the VA ...
When I arrived at Thompson Company's office meeting today, I was greeted by a sweet surprise.. a very special delivery from very special clients, and all the way from New Mexico! You might have guessed it already... but, yes, it totally did make my day. It's these kind of moments, the heartfelt t...

Andrea Bedard

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