12 years later...

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797
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A few days ago a name popped up on my caller ID that made me instantly think back 12 years to 2005. You remember that time when we had to wait in line to see a home or listings sold before we even had the chance to schedule an appointment? In many ways, today is similar but not quite.. buyers (in general) are more comfortable waiting for the perfect gem and sticking to their need-list vs. jumping on any house just to get a house. But I'm digressing...

12 years ago I helped this caller buy his very first home, a 2 bedroom condo in Columbia. We've kept in touch a bit over the years, LinkedIn and even toured some more homes a few years back when he thought he wanted to trade up. But life moves fast and suddenly he is a small business owner himself, married and has a 3 year old child!

Finding the perfect new home in Columbia, MDWhy am I telling you this? Simply because this is part of being a REALTOR® and one of the many aspects that make this career so very rewarding. It's never ever "have a nice life" after a closing but "keep in touch" & "let's connect". All my clients become part of an extended family, if you will, and I love, love, love catching up with all and finding out which path their life has taken them on.

12 years later my young first time home buyer from 2005 is in the beginning stages of thinking about a new home for his family. I'm looking forward to meeting his wife and the little one and being part of another home buying adventure. It doesn't matter if that is next month, next year or five or 12 years from now.

I'll enjoy the journey. I will work diligently to find just the right home at just the right time for them. And I will feel incredibly grateful that I get to be a part of it all and get to witness the smiles at the closing table once again. 

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~

 

 

   

                                                                                                              

 

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

andreabedard.re@gmail.com

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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Sham Reddy
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What a great feeling!!!

I will feel incredibly grateful that I get to be a part of it all and get to witness the smiles at the closing table once again. 

Oct 23, 2017 05:04 PM #1
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Andrea- this has to be one of the true joys in what you do...when one of your buyers, especially a first time home buyer,  whom you helped returns and is at a new point in their life.  

Oct 23, 2017 05:23 PM #2
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Andrea Bedard
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The best Sham!

I love it Kathy Streib! It brings me so much joy to be a part of my clients' journey and hearing fabulous news about weddings and babies and travels and promotions .. 

Oct 23, 2017 06:07 PM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
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I love that my circle of friends has expanded because of people I've met during sales of homes. I keep in touch as well, and am always happy to hear from past clients.

Oct 24, 2017 03:04 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Andrea. What a lovely story. You are right: this is one of the best things about the business.

Oct 24, 2017 05:32 AM #5
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Doug Rogers
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Kudos to you for keeping in touch. Sadly most agents don't (and miss out on a ton of referral and repeat business).

Oct 24, 2017 05:35 AM #6
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Debra Leisek
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These are the kinds of stories that make our lives better! Congratulations!!

Nov 07, 2017 11:13 PM #7
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Lisa Von Domek
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Great story Andrea Bedard and the kind of experience we all love!

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At every closing I tell my clients that the Closing is not the end of our relationship. If they need something, they can call us and we would help with whatever we can

Dec 09, 2017 08:20 AM #9
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Andrea Bedard - and isn't it wonderful, that you go to a house you sold to your clients? That's a sign of building relationships. And it is not because we are already thinking of business from them, it is simply because we are humans, and acting like humans is only natural. Good for you.

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