How could I not possibly reblog this post from my friend Andrea?
The article below was for the November Gratitude contest.
So many people have connected through ActiveRain, bought and sold homes, referred others, and the professional and personal friendships have flourished over the years. Thank you, Andrea, for being such an excellent professional and good friend!
This week I had the chance to chat with my friend and Baltimore broker, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland again. We do so with not-so-much-regularity regularly, catch up on this and that, brainstorm ideas, and also talk about business news, trends, and happenings. I always hang up inspired. I always thank Margaret for her time and wisdom, and I always let her know how much I appreciate her. And Margaret will always respond with of course, you know you can call me anytime.
And that is very much the truth. I know that Margaret's phone is always open for me, whether it's business or personal or both. Margaret doesn't only talk the talk, she walks the walk. And she does so genuinely, and happily. I am very grateful that she's a member of my trusted network.
I am very grateful for all of the talented and amazing people in my network, they are the best of the best.
When I first got licensed as a Real Estate salesperson in Maryland 15+ years ago, I did not have one. I did not know the right people. Learning the hard way that not all who yell here, were actually ready, willing, and/or able to help out, is part of the journey (in life and in business). But with time and experience, people smarts and some trial and error, I built my trusted network from the ground up. Every single person in my network is talented, and amazing, and trustworthy in their chosen career, I don't hesitate for a moment to refer them to others when I hear of a need.
Besides Margaret, there's my broker and partner in Real Estate Cherie Conrad, there's Oak Hill Construction, our in-house contractor; Jennifer Smigal with State Farm insurance, Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee with SWBC Mortgage, BugOut Termite & Pest control, Protect Inspection; Chris Case, the home inspector, Jessica Flavell, my go-to home stager, RGS Title, Capitol Title... and quite a few others.
They all walk the walk - which helps me, help you! They all help make my business a successful one, for day-to-day operations to run smoothly, and for transactions to make it to the closing table. They all help put my clients and their needs front and center - right where they belong.
I am grateful for some chance encounters that made it possible for us to meet! I am grateful for their support, and expert advice. I am grateful to have my trusted network of talented and amazing peeps, they are the best of the best.
I can count on them and they can count on me - even when business doesn't pan out.
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
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 15+ years now. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running, hiking, and treasure hunting, and is very much addicted to coffee.
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