All the special moments combine to a beautiful year..

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797

It's been such a beautifully busy start to 2022! My year began with signing a listing agreement with lovely long-term clients who will be putting their Bowie Cape Cod on the market next month, and the first snow storm of the year.

Just like that we are almost a week in and I haven't even penned last year's recap post, or a post about all the things to look forward to in the new year, or what to expect from the local market moving forward. I shall catch up! 

2021 was another year with many ups and a few downs courtesy of the pandemic; an unbelievable Real Estate market; special listings; finally a couple much needed trips to spend time with family; virtual classes and a new designation; exploring and discovering hidden gems; sweating for a good cause and miles for dad; and the best clients. 

Highlighting a few - there were many - of my favorite moments in Real Estate of 2021:

1. Beginning the year with a closing in Gaithersburg, and helping our client find closure.

2. The Eton Road listing in Silver Spring, another Cape Cod and Real Estate story written with long time clients that has come full circle.

3. Fulfilling a dream 15 years in the making in Sykesville, a detached home with plenty of space inside and out, beating out multiple offers and making the 8th time a charm.

4. Securing the penthouse unit at the Schoolhouse in historic Ellicott City for my buyer, who is enjoying the lovely scenery and view (all the way to Main Street after the trees shed their leafy coats) and changing seasons through his wall of floor-to-ceiling windows and from his private balcony. 

5. Setting a record on Ducketts Lane in Elkridge, MD, and my seller receiving closing help from the buyer. It's not that they needed it, but it was a strategic move by the buyer to make her offer stand out from the competition, successfully so!

Andrea Bedard. Making home buying dreams come true

May 2022 be a kind and gentle year for us all, filled with just the right amount (and kind) of excitement and many special moments. Cheers - it's never too late for that - to new adventures, creating new memories and writing new stories. I hope all the doors will open for you this year. 

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Andrea Bedard
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Silver Spring, Maryland

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Comments (12)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What a wonderful year you have had, and we wish you continued success in 2022 and beyond.  A

Jan 06, 2022 02:17 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in Real Estate & German, M.A. ABR ASP CIPS

It really was a wonderful year Ron and Alexandra Seigel! Thank you very much. Have a happy, healthy and successful 2022! 

Jan 06, 2022 02:45 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Andrea Bedard ,

You have enjoyed a wonderful 2021 despite the challenges but then it's all in the attitude of gratitude and that is you! I'm sure many doors will open to you in 2022..cheers for another wonderful year!

Jan 06, 2022 04:41 PM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX! Wishing you a wonderful 2022 as well. You are servicing one of the hottest markets, don't forget to unplug! 

Jan 07, 2022 11:10 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Andrea- 2021 turned out to be a successful year for you and I know you are very grateful for it. And we're just into January 2022 and you're off to another good start!!!  

Jan 06, 2022 06:40 PM
Andrea Bedard

It's always so wonderful to start the year with a closing or a new listing Kathy Streib! Thank you very much! Happy 2022! 

Jan 07, 2022 11:11 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Andrea how awesome is that wishing you a superb 2022 like you I have been doing well too, listings and negotiations on properties, it does not get better than that... the world is falling apart but we are doing well:)Endre

Jan 06, 2022 10:32 PM
Andrea Bedard

Same to you Endre Barath, Jr. - the only thing better than listing and negotiating are happy closing days! Hope 2022 will be an epic year for you!

Jan 07, 2022 11:12 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like hearing that 2021 was a good year for you and I hope that 2022 will be even better!

Jan 07, 2022 04:18 AM
Andrea Bedard

I like saying it out loud Brian England! Thank you! Hope the new year will be a stellar one for you breaking Vacasa records! 

Jan 07, 2022 11:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Your 2021 was full of wonderful times. I'm wishing you a fantastic 2022 as well!

Jan 07, 2022 04:51 AM
Andrea Bedard

Despite the pandemic challenges 2021 was a good year. Looking back, I am very grateful to have had my girls home with me for so long - that's the silver lining! Happy 2022 Kat Palmiotti

Jan 07, 2022 11:14 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Andrea. May your 2022 recap trump a fantastic 2021 recap! Make it happen. Enjoy your day.

Jan 07, 2022 05:08 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Wayne Martin! I appreciate your comment & wishes. Happy 2022!

Jan 07, 2022 11:15 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Andrea... what a great year you've had... mine has been stellar and very busy and I just can't imagine carving out time to write a recap! May 2022 be kind to you and may your year be even better than 2021.

Jan 07, 2022 05:19 AM
Andrea Bedard

I don't know how you manage to do it all Nina Hollander, Broker! You are certainly an inspiration. Wishing you a wonderful 2022! 

Jan 07, 2022 11:17 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - may the specialness of the moments continue in 2022.  I like how you captured 2021 in your photos and words.   Well-done.  As usual.  

Jan 07, 2022 06:26 AM
Andrea Bedard

I always appreciate your kind words Michael Jacobs. Thank you very much! Happy 2022! 

Jan 07, 2022 11:17 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Looking forward to many special Andrea moments in 2022

Jan 07, 2022 04:34 PM
Andrea Bedard

So am I Rocky Dickerson! Thank you for your support! 

Jan 09, 2022 02:57 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And I am so proud of all your accomplishments throughout this challenging year. You are an awesome Mom, Realtor®, athlete, old home specialist, and friend!

Jan 08, 2022 05:14 PM
Andrea Bedard

I am so so glad to count you among my inner circle Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, and I am grateful for all your support! Let's do lunch soon!  

Jan 09, 2022 02:58 PM