Accredited Buyer's Representative in Silver Spring, MD and Beyond

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

I have enjoyed working with home buyers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond since mid-2004. It's quite the honor to be chosen to assist with finding the forever home or to guide first time home buyers through this exciting process. And what an exciting process it is: from the initial decision to house-hunting, from finding the one to developing a winning strategy to get it, from negotiating to making the we got it call, from working through the contingencies to the Happy Closing Day!

I take my responsibilities very seriously and am committed to each and every buyer. There are never too many questions they could ask nor a time-frame that is too long to find the right house (and it's all about finding the right one and not settling for a whatever-home)!

The responsibilities of a buyer's agent are many, staying on top of new developments, market trends and continuing education are among them. I have never been one to scrape by on the bare minimum of what is required. Last year I signed up for the Accredited Buyer's Representation (ABR®) designation and completed the coursework in May.

It took me a few months to submit my application to the Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council (busy assisting home buyers in Silver Spring and beyond) but am finally able and happy to make the announcement:


Andrea Bedard with Thompson Company, REALTORS has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

Andrea joins more than 30,000 real estate professionals in North America who have earned the ABR® designation. All were required to successfully complete a comprehensive course in buyer representation and an elective course focusing on a buyer representation specialty, both in addition to submitting documentation verifying professional experience.

Accredited Buyer's Agent in Silver Spring, MDREBAC, founded in 1988, is the world's largest association of real estate professionals focusing specifically on representing the real estate buyer. There are more than 40,000 active members of the organization world-wide.  THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, "The Voice for Real Estate," is the world's largest professional association, representing over 1,000,000 members involved in all aspects of the real estate industry.

You may contact the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council by telephone, (800) 648-6224, by e-mail,, or by visiting the REBAC website.


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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.


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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

You are so right - it is so important for Buyers to connect with a Buyer's Agent that can be their avocate.  Our Team had Buyer Specialists and Seller Specialists and we keep them separate!

Jan 08, 2015 01:15 AM #1
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Hi Joy, while I do list properties as well, I have always enjoyed working with buyers. Achieving the ABR designation was on my to-do list for quite some time.

Jan 08, 2015 02:18 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Andrea- good for you for continuing your education.  It's so refreshing to read  of someone who takes her responsibilities seriously.  It's not just getting the sale or commission.. .you're helping someone find their home and work with them on a major investment. 

Jan 09, 2015 02:46 AM #3
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Andrea, congratulations on earning your ABR designation.  I know it will serve you well and give you a competitive edge in your market area.

Jan 10, 2015 09:04 AM #4
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Congratulations, Andrea...and just to reiterate: 

Andrea Bedard with Thompson Company, REALTORS has been awarded the Accredited Buyer’s Representation (ABR®) designation by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council. (REBAC) of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (NAR).

Way to go, Andrea!

Jan 14, 2015 07:09 AM #5
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Andrea, congratulations on getting your ABR! It will really serve you well and it's wonderful you continue to set yourself apart from other agents. Your clients are lucky to have you.

Jan 22, 2015 06:23 AM #6
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