I’m not just a REALTOR®, I’m a Matchmaker! Wouldn’t you agree?

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Our business is as much about emotions as it is about numbers. I don’t just see myself as a REALTOR® who’s merely showing houses and is assisting you in spending a ton of money! I see myself as someone who is helping you find the perfect match to come home to. My ultimate goal is for you to fall in love, I am not just your REALTOR® I am your Matchmaker!


Our matchmaking business wouldn’t be a successful one if it weren’t for our many partners:

 ·        the stager brings out the best in each ‘prospect’

 ·      the loan officer determines if you are ready
         and sets the terms for your commitment

 ·        the inspector uncovers any flaws

 ·        the appraiser makes sure it’s worth it

 ·        and the settlement officer finalizes the union

Your wish-list is really a wanted-ad and our home-tours a compatibility test! I enjoy researching the prospects to find the best possible matches. I pay close attention to your first reaction and question you about your gut-feeling. I listen as you point out the pros and cons and then refine my search for you …

I’m taking you on as many blind-dates as it may take to find the perfect match and I just know when we have met the one:

It’s when I see you smile when you first glimpse the house, when the anticipation of what lies behind the door is written all over your face, when I notice you touching the trim, banister or counter-tops to get a feel, when I hear you talk about what color would suit it best, when you point out the one thing you’ve always wanted but never thought you could have, when you want to look around “just one more time” and when you leave the house with a if-only-I-could-move-right-in sigh!

I always strive to be the best matchmaker I can be. I cultivate relationships with my partners, I refine my skills and adapt to any changes … Because when you are ready to find your perfect match, I would be honored to be the one to help you find it! I can’t wait to see you fall in love!

I’m not just a REALTOR®, I’m a Matchmaker – I hope you agree!

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Thompson Company, REALTORS

16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860


Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD, who has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers in Montgomery and Howard County, MD (and beyond) for 16+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and traveling, speaks German, reads a lot, blogs a little, and drinks too much coffee. 


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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Andrea, so true about the matchmaker role and I was thinking of houses but you added resources too. Great thinking.

Jul 26, 2011 04:59 AM #13
Marilyn Robertson


So well stated! I also liked John's (#12) statement.

Jul 26, 2011 05:15 AM #14
Retired Notworking
Tallahassee, FL

Nice analogy and so true. It helps if you are interested in Psychology and are good at project management.

Jul 26, 2011 05:23 AM #15
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Great analogy. And some people really fall in love with a home beyond reason (love is blind?).

Jul 26, 2011 06:23 AM #17
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

John: I love your comment! Is there such a thing as a featured comment? Well, if not, I'm featuring yours now!

Gary: thank you!

Marilyn: Thanks & I did, too!

Colleen: For sure. We are the most versatile & well-rounded professionals out there!

Richard: I couldn't agree more!

Sandy: Yes, true. But that doesn't always have to be a bad thing, right?!

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a great day!

Jul 26, 2011 07:36 AM #18
Harry Smith Jr.
Keller Williams Realty Northville Market Center - Detroit, MI
Realtor, Southeastern Michigan Homes For Sale

Andrea, nice post! I need to put together a match making team of superstars! I love your spin on the topic, I'm going to adopt this idea (hope you don't mind ;-)) to make being a Realtor that much more fun.

Jul 26, 2011 07:49 AM #19
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Harry: I'm happy you liked it! Sure, adopt away but lets talk royalties first ;-)

Jul 26, 2011 07:56 AM #20
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Good analogy, with very positive connotations!

Jul 26, 2011 08:21 AM #21
Scotti Jowers
CENTURY 21 Shackelford French, Search West Monroe Homes - West Monroe, LA
Realtor - West Monroe, Louisiana Homes for Sale


Great post! It is sometimes touchy when referring loan officers, title attorneys, inspectors, etc., etc... You always have a small amount of fear that you will end up offending someone that you will eventually have to work with. However, we all seem to have our "favorites"!

Jul 26, 2011 09:17 AM #22
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

I do agree with you and it's a very good analogy.  Being able to bring more to the table than just opening up the door to a house or putting it on the market is what having expertise and market knowledge is all about.

Jul 26, 2011 12:00 PM #23
Angela Clark
Tony Clark REALTORS - Owensboro, KY
CRS, Realtor, Broker

Great post! Love the anaology. It got my attention right away! 

Superb agents make the process feel effortless to their clients.  Way to go, Andrea!

Jul 26, 2011 12:04 PM #24
Digital Digital
Alachua, FL
full service

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for sharing.
Very good post with an overview as to what a professional Realtor does to ensure our clients are happy.
Matchmaker we are indeed!
Keep up the good work.

Jul 26, 2011 12:10 PM #25
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Olga: I like being positive.. isn't it contagious?! Thank you.

Scotti: Yes, you are right.. that's why I rather pass on the info of 3-6 with the remark that these are LOs/inspectors recent clients were happy with

Eileen: Thank you! I appreciate your feedback. It's so much more than "just" a job - it shows when we give it our all and put our hearts into it.

Angela: Thank you for your kind words.

Wandanna: I'll try my best. Thank you very much.

Jul 26, 2011 03:56 PM #26
Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

I love your spin on this! Its so true that sometimes you walk in and you just know that this is the one! So what about when you want to trade up??Lol 

Jul 26, 2011 04:41 PM #27
Mindy Huls
EXIT Realty Hawkeye - Grinnell, IA
Broker/Owner EXIT Realty Hawkeye

Love the way you wrote your post, it is so true!  Sounds like you are a realtor that loves what you are doing!! It is so fun I have to admit when you find just the right place for the clients to call home...their safe place. Loved the way you added each role in the process of buying a home.

Great job...I would choose you to be on my team any time!!

Mindy Huls

Exit Huls Realty

Jul 26, 2011 04:50 PM #28
Mike Cooper, GRI
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

Good stuff, Andrea.  I think you pretty much nailed it, and we're definitely enhanced by the team you outlined.  Yep, we're like eHarmony of real estate.  Maybe we could call it eHomely.  Nah, that really doesn't sound quite right.  8-) 

Jul 26, 2011 11:57 PM #29
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Shhh, Rosalie, I was hoping nobody would notice that "minor" imperfection about my blog. ;-) I thought about it, too, but just couldn't come up with anything good ...

Mindy: Wow. What a great compliment. Thank you very much.

Mike: Ha! I like that eHarmony of Real Estate.. Thanks for stopping by!

Jul 27, 2011 01:27 AM #30
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Andrea - I agree that we are matchmakers and not just Realtors.  I think that's a great analogy to what we do.

Jul 27, 2011 09:37 AM #31
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Hi Andrea, such a nice breezy post. Well deserved feature - congratulations!

Jul 27, 2011 02:49 PM #32
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Thank you Christine & Mona!

Jul 29, 2011 02:02 AM #33
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