Special delivery & client meet-up in Berlin, Germany

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

Every transaction is unique, every client special and every closing memorable. Sometimes our transactions are so unique that they turn into a career highlight and one for the story books!

2014 marked my 10th anniversary as a REALTOR® in the Silver Spring, MD area. How very fitting that I ended the year with one of these very unique transactions. It's quickly becoming one of my favorite Real Estate stories to share and will, no doubt, always stay with me as a highlight of my career.

Early November I made plans to travel to Germany to visit and attend to family matters. Shortly after I received a contact request from customers who were in the process of planning their move back to the US from Germany.

I immediately thought about how awesome it would be if we could meet up while I was in Germany. Little did I know at this point that we wouldn't only meet up but I would also be delivering the keys to their new home!

A visit to Berlin, Germany

When buyers have planned their purchase for some time, prepared financially and know exactly what they want, then things can happen very fast. My relocation clients were prepared, had done their research and had already identified the area they wanted to purchase in as well as a couple of homes. One of those turned out to be the one!

We successfully competed against another offer, negotiated terms they were happy with, completed all inspections, negotiated repairs and moved along smoothly all the way to the settlement table at the end of December.

Andrea Bedard, REALTOR, delivering keys to buyersA couple of days ago my clients and I met for the first time, in Berlin, Germany and I personally delivered the key to their new home in Maryland!

It really didn't feel like our first time meeting, more like getting together with old friends. We enjoyed a lovely dinner and a glass of wine and chatted for a few hours.

My clients were such a pleasure to work with from beginning to end. I feel honored that they chose me to help them purchase a home from half-way around the world.

This transaction is one for the story books and one of the highlights of my career.

Thank you Kyle and Audrey and Welcome Home (soon). I'm looking forward to another meet-up in Maryland!

Special delivery and a client meet-up in Berlin, Germany

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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. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.




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Steve Kantor
Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance

Sounds like a great time with good clients, Andrea. I'm sure they'll use you again down the road too.

Jan 05, 2015 08:46 PM #1
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

It was a wonderful get-together Steve. How special that I got to do that in Berlin!

Jan 06, 2015 02:37 AM #2
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Andrea. What an amazing story, and taking the keys all the way to Berlin too. You've earned more than a few Kudos. I believe you have some lifetime friends with you new clients. I haven't seen Berlin since the early 70's. Would be nice to see it again with the wall down.

Jan 06, 2015 03:17 AM #3
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

I believe so, too, Jerry. I love Berlin, it's one of my favorite cities in the world. It's changed a lot and is definitely worth a trip.

Jan 06, 2015 04:18 AM #4
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Congratulation Andrea that is some story to remember, so neat you happened to be in Germany for the first meet up.

Jan 06, 2015 06:34 AM #5
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Andrea Bedard further proof that it truly is a small world.  What a fun memory to hold for a life time!!!!!

Jan 06, 2015 07:19 AM #6
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Love it Andrea!  Now that is what I would call going above and beyond!  Delivering keys to your buyers even if that means you'll have to travel half way around the world!  

Jan 06, 2015 11:17 AM #7
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Andrea ... Great story and congrats 

Jan 06, 2015 01:14 PM #8
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Congrats to you Andrea, and the new buyers!  This is one that I have never heard before.  You were all working hard for the same goal, and you pulled it off!  An amazing story!

Jan 07, 2015 03:36 AM #9
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Thank you Bob. I'm so glad I was able to do this!

That is some proof Juli, I'll remember this one forever.

Thank you Silvia I wouldn't mind doing this every year!

Thank you VB.

A few people (including my clients' wonderful family) were involved and made a smooth transaction happen Ron.

Jan 07, 2015 05:34 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Andrea - that is a great serendipity.  Perhaps they'll spread the word to other U.S.  Nationals working in Germany about a Realtor who goes the extra mile (or kilometer).

Jan 07, 2015 10:27 PM #11
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Andrea- that is some story.  I wonder how many buyers have their keys personally delivered to them by their agent in another country. 

Jan 08, 2015 10:59 AM #12
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

A few thousand kilometers Grant That would certainly be nice!

My clients are special Kathy!

Jan 09, 2015 02:08 AM #13
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Andrea,

OMG..this is going to be a real estate story you will love telling for many years! I'm sure your buyers are thrilled and a personal delivery of their new home keys..wow...you can't beat that kind of service!

Jan 11, 2015 10:01 PM #14
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

No doubt about it Dorie, it's already become one of my favorite Real Estate stories to share.

Jan 19, 2015 09:38 AM #15
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