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Real Estate Agent - Thompson Company, REALTORS - MD594797
Andrea Bedard has been assisting home buyers and sellers in Silver Spring, MD and beyond since 2004. She has a passion for Real Estate in general and vintage homes in particular. Ready to sell or buy? Contact Andrea for a free consultation 240-593-2860.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
I used to wonder why listing agents thanked me for presenting "such a well-written offer" and making sure "all t's are crossed and i's dotted". I used to wonder, until one day I received an offer on one of my listings that tempted me to take out my red pen, mark everything that was wrong in the o...
09/13/2014
While browsing Real Estate news this morning I stumbled upon a headline which I thought must have been a typo: Georgetown home sells for $510,000 over asking [Washington Business Journal] As it turned out, it was not a typo. A home in Georgetown did indeed sell for 510K more than it was listed fo...
09/12/2014
Burtonsville, MD, an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, is Silver Spring's neighbor to the East. Its hub is the Route 29 and 198 intersection which is at the center of a major revitalization project. The new Burtonsville Master Plan was adopted in December 2012 with hopes to develop the ar...
09/09/2014
At the intersection of East-West Highway and Newell Street in Silver Spring, MD, surrounded by modern mid-and-high rise apartment & condo complexes is a little urban park, Acorn Park. It is the birthplace of Silver Spring so to speak. 174 years ago Francis Preston Blair, who served President Andr...
09/03/2014
After a decade as a REALTORĀ® in the Silver Spring, MD area, I have pretty much heard it all. Interesting are always the responses to my buyers' repair requests following the home inspection, from "Not a problem, the seller will fix it all" to "Are you out of your mind?". Naturally, I prefer the f...
08/30/2014
I'm about to settle down with a good movie and enjoy a quiet Friday night. It's been a busy but great week, my little one started Kindergarten, I attended a closing, met 2 new clients and my girls and I just eased back into our school/work/life routine. It's hard to believe summer is almost over ...
08/29/2014
Silver Spring, MD Home Buyer FAQs: What's the final walk-through for? How soon can we go? According to the Maryland Residential Contract of Sale the buyer reserves the right to inspect the property within the five days prior to closing. I always advise my clients to schedule the final walk-throug...
08/29/2014
It's day 4 of the Active Rain Attitude of Gratitude challenge and already I find myself paying more attention to it throughout the day. Today was all about finding pleasure in the little moments and being grateful for the things that make my heart smile and leave me with a feeling of content. Day...
08/28/2014
Today was a Happy Closing Day and I have plenty to be grateful for! I call them Happy Closing Days because no matter what hurdles we had to take throughout the transaction, arriving at the closing table means we mastered them all. Any stress is lifted of my clients' shoulders, weeks or months of ...
08/27/2014
"Now that both my kids are in school, what am I going to do with myself? How am I going to fill my days?" I joked on FB this morning. Of course, I had no problem staying busy all day, I have a settlement to get ready for, a listing to stay on top of, a few inquiries to follow up on, a meeting wit...
08/26/2014
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