Relocating from Germany to a Silver Spring condo with a view.

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 MD594797
A condo with a view. One of my clients will be relocated back to the US after decades in Germany. Pictured is the view from her new home in Leisure World of Maryland that she gets to look forward to! Not pictured is the golf course to the left. Isn't it gorgeous?
The view is one of the two main reason this Leisure World condo was *the one*. It also comes with a covered parking spot in a prime location in the building. Leisure World itself has SO much to offer. Its world class amenities include two clubhouses, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, on-site restaurants, shuttle service, walking trails, and, of course, the 18-hole golf course.
This transactions was a special one! Let me count the ways:
My buyer is a repeat client. I do not take repeat business for granted and always strive to provide excellent service whether it's the first time, third time or tenth time.
He purchased this property with his mom who is making a transatlantic move in a couple of months. Having relocated across the pond myself I understand this process on a deeply personal level. It is one of many international transaction I've under my belt, but it is the first one since I became a CIPS, Certified International Property Specialist.
Finally! Finally a closed transaction with an ActiveRain member, and not just any member. Barbara Michaluk and I have been sharing the Silver Spring leaderboard for a good decade now, and it was just wonderful to get to work together. We closed this one in just two weeks and made it a smooth transaction for both, sellers and buyers! Thank you Barbara! Let's do it again sometime!
Leisure World condo with a view
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Co., REALTORS®

Silver Spring, Maryland

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Comments (10)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Congrats Andrea Bedard  what a wonderful transaction - Way to go!

Apr 29, 2022 04:10 PM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Hannah Williams

May 01, 2022 06:15 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Congratulations to you and your client, Andrea. What a beautiful view to enjoy every day. I bet your buyer will be thrilled with her new home and life in Silver Spring. 

And what fun to have worked together with Barbara!


Apr 29, 2022 04:43 PM
Andrea Bedard

I am looking forward to having a cup of coffee with my client and enjoying this view Jeff Dowler, CRS!  

May 01, 2022 06:16 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Congratulations to you and your client, Andrea. It looks gorgeous for sure.

Apr 29, 2022 06:02 PM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Rocky Dickerson

May 01, 2022 06:16 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

What a great transaction repeat client with an AR person to booth:) now keep in mind if you are looking for a German Speaking Realtor in the Greater Los Angeles area you know who to reach out to, Endre

Apr 29, 2022 11:47 PM
Andrea Bedard

Truly a special transaction Endre Barath, Jr.. You know you are top of mind for the LA area! And you know how to reach me if you need a CIPS between Washington DC and Baltimore!  

May 01, 2022 06:18 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Andrea - crossing ponds, AR interactions and longtime connections are definitely part of this Silver Spring real estate success story.   Congratulations on your recent condo transaction.  

Apr 30, 2022 03:59 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you Michael Jacobs! A special transaction in so many ways! I can't wait for my client to make the move across the pond and see her new home in person.  

May 01, 2022 06:19 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Andrea - you certainly have the personal knowledge and a repeat client is an outstanding testimonial in itself.

Apr 30, 2022 04:02 AM
Andrea Bedard

It definitely is Grant Schneider. I am always honored when my clients return to me and strive to provide consistently excellent service.  

May 01, 2022 06:20 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Congratulations on this wonderful sale, Andrea. As someone whose business is primarily repeat and referral based, I know how special it is to work with a repeat client.

Apr 30, 2022 06:03 AM
Andrea Bedard

Thank you very much Nina Hollander, Broker. It's always good to see you! 

May 01, 2022 06:20 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am pretty sure that I could live with that being my daily view!  Your client will be very pleased to see that scene each and every day!

Apr 30, 2022 07:00 AM
Andrea Bedard

Me, too Brian England, me, too! I will get to visit and enjoy it with her! 

May 01, 2022 06:23 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Andrea,

Way to go! It is not that easy to work with international clients, because you need a basic knowledge of how things are done in the country the buyer is coming from. Transactions are handled so differently in Germany or any other country for that matter. I should figure out the country of origin for my clients. I believe, it includes every continent other than Antarctica, but there are only a few kids, who were born there & that relatively recently, so fat chance.

May 02, 2022 09:26 PM
Andrea Bedard

That sounds like a challenge to me Dorte Engel, a client from Antarctica! 😀 I truly enjoy the process and am always happy when my clients arrive in the US and just LOVE their new home.  

May 06, 2022 09:29 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I am so proud of how you are accomplishing so much while still being a terrific mom. I love hearing about your real estate success and you!

May 04, 2022 09:25 PM
Andrea Bedard

Your continuous support plays a huge role in all that Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400! I am so happy that you've been part of my journey.  

May 06, 2022 09:31 AM