Zoom Call With Andrea Bedard 9.21.2021

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Real Estate Agent with Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 REB.0759001

Zoom Call With Andrea Bedard 9.21.2021

The Zoom call for this week was interesting as it was a recount of the trials and tribulations that brought fellow Rainer Andrea Bedard to her present position as real estate professional and single mother of 2 daughters, whom she affection ally calls her Lemon Drops.

Zoom Call With Andrea Bedard 9.21.2021

Andrea found herself in a situation as a military spouse of needing to occupy her time and also subsidize her income.  As she defines her situation at the time:

  • a single mother of 2
  • ex military spouse
  • domestic violence survivor
  • an immigrant
  • and in 2004 a real estate professional

As is so common with people, life's challenges can be overwhelming and the manner in which all attempt to overcome can vary.  The inner strength we have drives us to seek assistance  in stabilizing our lives, whether it be from close friends, therapists, or clergy. Not everyone has the ability or the strength to slug their way through the obstacles and challenges we can encounter in our lives.

Andrea had her hands full and found the help she needed to right her ship and take care of her 'Lemon drops'.  She found a sympathetic broker who allows her to travel back to Germany to visit her family and also supports her local activities while she is away.

She has also found a close and cherished resource in Margaret Rome to provide a kind ear and maybe also some sound advice when requested.

 

Andrea was specific in calling on different strategies she has used to salvage deals that had unique obstacles.  Perseverance was the common thread and the tenacity she required to make people do their jobs to get the transactions to a closing table.

She proudly talked about getting a bank to close a deal on a Saturday under the threat of having the bank pay for storage and lodging for the sellers due to their feet dragging.  Not many agents can insist on a Saturday close of escrow, yet she described how she pulled it off.

She did spend time to discuss the books she has read and the help she has gotten along the way to help her in stabilizing her life. Taking the time to take care of oneself is a priority as we cannot help others if we are not  'whole" ourselves.

Separate work time from personal time to keep our sanity.
Support: know who can offer what and when.
Say No:  Don't try to take on all and still feel good when you don't accept everything.
Delegate:  Know who to turn to for help, Don't try to do it all.

Zoom Call With Andrea Bedard 9.21.2021

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Comments (31)

Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

This has been a crazy busy month sorry I missed it;  sounds like an informative story and persistence  to making things happen.

Sep 22, 2021 10:22 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Hey there Ed! I really wished I could have made the call. Andrea is great

Sep 22, 2021 01:29 PM
Andrea Bedard

I really wish you could have made it, too, Rocky Dickerson! Next time! 

Sep 22, 2021 07:17 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Ed, for telling us about this Zoom call.

Take care and be safe.

 

Sep 22, 2021 01:38 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Ed. although I have yet to make a zoom meeting, always nice to get the recap, and wish I could have heard Andrea, follow her and enjoy her posts!  

Sep 22, 2021 02:40 PM
Andrea Bedard

We would love for you to join us Joan Cox! I very much enjoy your blogs, too! 

Sep 22, 2021 07:10 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Thank you for providing the recap of Andrea Bedard's Zoom session.  It sounds like it was exceptionally interesting.

Sep 22, 2021 06:59 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate and German * M.A. ABR ASP

Ed Silva, thank you very much for the recap of our Zoom call and my presentation. It was great to see everyone and I truly felt like speaking in front of a room full of friends. It makes me happy to hear how much people took away from it! My only regret is not having time at the end for a lively discussion and sharing of lemon-turned-closings stories. 

Sep 22, 2021 07:14 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®   Just as a way of tying to generate some additional attendees.

 

Kathy Streib    She demonstrated her tenacity and was very open as to how she got to where she is

Sep 23, 2021 04:25 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Michael Jacobs   After hearing the accent in her voice from previous Zoom calls, I was not at all surprised.  As she explained her heritage in her blogs, it is understandable as people that come to this country appreciate that hard work will being them success.

Sep 23, 2021 04:27 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Nina Hollander, Broker  I don't get a chance to tune in to all either so the recap is for those that would like to be there but just can't.

 

Kat Palmiotti   Her story has some similarities to yours with the relocation except that she also needed to learn the business

Sep 23, 2021 04:31 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Elyse Berman, PA   For sure she is training her Lemon Drops for a career in the business down the road.

 

Brian England   She was very straight forward with her presentation and is proud for where she is and what she had to overcome to get here

Sep 23, 2021 04:34 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400   Sheila she has been successful and is appreciative of the people that have helped her along the way.

 

George Souto   Thanks, I was hoping to get it right so that the ride today would not have a lot of criticism

Sep 23, 2021 04:36 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jeff Dowler, CRS   I guess the word is out so all will be looking for the guest list in a post.

 

Grant Schneider   Andrea did a wonderful job and really opened up about how she became what she is today

Sep 23, 2021 04:40 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Buzz Mackintosh   It was a good call and even though I don't get to attend all the Zoom meetings, I am happy I made this one

Sep 23, 2021 04:43 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Rocky Dickerson   She is a regular attendee to the Zoom meetings and is also a very strong person,

 

Roy Kelley   Thanks for stopping by

Sep 23, 2021 05:18 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Joan Cox   It was a great call and we all learned a lot about her.

 

Myrl Jeffcoat   I was interesting and she was very straight forward and informative and still basic

Sep 23, 2021 05:30 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Andrea Bedard   It was wonderful of you to share your story.  If one spends enough time here on the platform, it does become more than just a real estate site.  I have been very fortunate to have met a lot of the Zoom attendees in person as a result of my vacation travels, and as we travel to the DC area to visit family there, I will have to stop and visit my Baltimore family at some time as well.

Sep 23, 2021 05:34 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Ed thanks so much for the recap of Andrea Bedard zoom preso!  I am so bummed I was unable to attend and I hope she talks again. She is one heck of a get it done gal...I have always thought that about her!  Want something accomplished well...ask Her!

Sep 23, 2021 11:11 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker 😊


I would have loved to see you, but there's always next time! 

Sep 23, 2021 03:11 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

I look forward to the next time Andrea Bedard !!

Sep 23, 2021 04:26 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Featured in BananaTude Group!

 

Sep 23, 2021 11:13 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I celebrate the fact that wheyou got something that you really wanted

Sep 23, 2021 11:50 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker   She did an outstanding job.  And Thank you for the recognition.

 

Laura Cerrano  The hard work is often rewarded

Sep 24, 2021 05:06 AM