Andrea Bedard earns Accredited Staging Professional® Designation

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

Andrea Bedard with Thompson Company Realtors earns Accredited Staging Professional® (ASP®) Designation for Real Estate Agents

The Real Estate market is increasing homeowner demands for tools to help bring a profit in the sale of their homes. ASP Home Staging has become one such tool. By properly cleaning, decluttering and preparing a house before it is listed on the market, homeowners have a better chance of selling their home at or above list price.

In a recent study conducted by, of over 1000 homes, (55% vacant, 45% occupied) across the United States and Canada, showed that homes that were prepared for sale by an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®) were on the market 80% less time before selling than non ASP Staged Homes. And the average ASP Staged Home sold for more dollars depending upon the market, price range of the house and the neighborhood. Averages ran from 7.9 % more dollars to over 25% or more than non ASP Staged Homes.

Silver Spring, MD Accredited Home StagerAndrea Bedard and Thompson Company Realtors is now serving the Silver Spring, MD area as an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP®). Andrea is among the network of more than 21,000 Real Estate Agents and professional Home Stagers worldwide, who are providing sellers with the knowledge and tools they need to sell their homes faster and/or for more money. Andrea has successfully completed the Accredited Staging Professional Course provided by, where she received hands-on instruction and was required to demonstrate techniques for Staging a home.

The Accredited Staging Professional Course was created by Barb Schwarz, the Creator of Home Staging®, President and CEO of and the International Association of Home Staging Professionals®. Barb developed the concept of Home Staging in the early 1970’s and has since educated more than one-million people on the subject. She is a nationally known and award-winning speaker, author and trainer and has been featured on ABC’s Good Morning America and 20/20, NBC’s The Today Show, PBS, The CBS Evening News, Fox News, as well as many local news programs.

To have your property ASP® Staged please contact Andrea at (240) 593-2860 or

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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Co., REALTORS®

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Comments (6)

Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Congratulations.  I have been reading your posts and seeing your pictures for ages and you certainly have good taste and an eye for what looks good (it shows) and you're going to continue to help sellers with your skills.  (oh, the smart ones that call you that is)

May 28, 2014 06:35 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Andrea, HUGE congratulations to you, wishing you continued success!

May 28, 2014 07:02 AM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

Thank you for your vote of confidence Tammy! I always have a project going on in my house, redecorating, repainting, repurposing and love that I can bring this part of me into my business.

Thank you so much Beth!

May 28, 2014 10:27 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Andrea...congratulations on receiving your ASP® Designation. This will be another valuable tool for you to use.

May 29, 2014 08:12 AM
Eric Crane -- Your Full Service, Discount Fee Realtor®
DPR Realty LLC - Gilbert, AZ
Greater Metro Phoenix Arizona

Hi, Andrea -- congratulations on the designation!  way to go and have a super weekend

May 29, 2014 04:11 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

I am excited Debbie! Thank you.

Thank you so much Eric. I'm always looking for ways to grow and offer more to my clients.

May 31, 2014 11:03 AM