I’m not just a REALTOR®, I’m a Matchmaker! Wouldn’t you agree?

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Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company Realtors MD594797
http://actvra.in/lF9

Our business is as much about emotions as it is about numbers. I don’t just see myself as a REALTOR® who’s merely showing houses and is assisting you in spending a ton of money! I see myself as someone who is helping you find the perfect match to come home to. My ultimate goal is for you to fall in love, I am not just your REALTOR® I am your Matchmaker!

 


Our matchmaking business wouldn’t be a successful one if it weren’t for our many partners:

 ·        the stager brings out the best in each ‘prospect’

 ·      the loan officer determines if you are ready
         and sets the terms for your commitment

 ·        the inspector uncovers any flaws

 ·        the appraiser makes sure it’s worth it

 ·        and the settlement officer finalizes the union


Your wish-list is really a wanted-ad and our home-tours a compatibility test! I enjoy researching the prospects to find the best possible matches. I pay close attention to your first reaction and question you about your gut-feeling. I listen as you point out the pros and cons and then refine my search for you …

I’m taking you on as many blind-dates as it may take to find the perfect match and I just know when we have met the one:

It’s when I see you smile when you first glimpse the house, when the anticipation of what lies behind the door is written all over your face, when I notice you touching the trim, banister or counter-tops to get a feel, when I hear you talk about what color would suit it best, when you point out the one thing you’ve always wanted but never thought you could have, when you want to look around “just one more time” and when you leave the house with a if-only-I-could-move-right-in sigh!

I always strive to be the best matchmaker I can be. I cultivate relationships with my partners, I refine my skills and adapt to any changes … Because when you are ready to find your perfect match, I would be honored to be the one to help you find it! I can’t wait to see you fall in love!


I’m not just a REALTOR®, I’m a Matchmaker – I hope you agree!

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ANDREA BEDARD, M.A. ~ THOMPSON COMPANY, REALTORS ~ LIVING MARYLAND BLIPS

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Thompson Company, Realtors
15711 New Hampshire Ave Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860
andreabedard@mris.com

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Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers, sellers and renters since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom of two girls and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She enjoys everything beautiful in life and always answers the phone with a smile.

 

 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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  2. Mindy Huls 07/26/2011 11:57 PM
  3. Didi Doolittle 07/27/2011 07:25 PM
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Marilyn Robertson

Andrea,

So well stated! I also liked John's (#12) statement.

July 26, 2011 12:15 PM #14
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Colleen McConnell
Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Retired Realtor

Nice analogy and so true. It helps if you are interested in Psychology and are good at project management.

July 26, 2011 12:23 PM #15
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Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Andrea, Matchmaking is risky business, but, very rewarding.  When our Matchmaking stands against the test of time, we are rewarded over and over, and I am not referring to monetary rewards.  Feeling good about what we do to help others, is more valuable than the commission that we earn.  Best wishes always.

July 26, 2011 12:59 PM #16
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Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Great analogy. And some people really fall in love with a home beyond reason (love is blind?).

July 26, 2011 01:23 PM #17
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company Realtors - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

John: I love your comment! Is there such a thing as a featured comment? Well, if not, I'm featuring yours now!

Gary: thank you!

Marilyn: Thanks & I did, too!

Colleen: For sure. We are the most versatile & well-rounded professionals out there!

Richard: I couldn't agree more!

Sandy: Yes, true. But that doesn't always have to be a bad thing, right?!

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a great day!

July 26, 2011 02:36 PM #18
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Harry Smith Jr.
National Realty Centers, Inc - Detroit, MI
Realtor, Southeastern Michigan Homes For Sale

Andrea, nice post! I need to put together a match making team of superstars! I love your spin on the topic, I'm going to adopt this idea (hope you don't mind ;-)) to make being a Realtor that much more fun.

July 26, 2011 02:49 PM #19
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company Realtors - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Harry: I'm happy you liked it! Sure, adopt away but lets talk royalties first ;-)

July 26, 2011 02:56 PM #20
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
Broker/Owner Veritas Prime, Candlewood Lake Area

Good analogy, with very positive connotations!

July 26, 2011 03:21 PM #21
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Scotti Jowers
CENTURY 21 Shackelford French, Search West Monroe Homes - West Monroe, LA
Realtor - West Monroe, Louisiana Homes for Sale

Andrea,

Great post! It is sometimes touchy when referring loan officers, title attorneys, inspectors, etc., etc... You always have a small amount of fear that you will end up offending someone that you will eventually have to work with. However, we all seem to have our "favorites"!

July 26, 2011 04:17 PM #22
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
LICENSED REAL ESTATE SALESPERSON

I do agree with you and it's a very good analogy.  Being able to bring more to the table than just opening up the door to a house or putting it on the market is what having expertise and market knowledge is all about.

July 26, 2011 07:00 PM #23
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Angela Clark
Tony Clark Realtors, LLC - Owensboro, KY
CRS, Realtor since 1997.

Great post! Love the anaology. It got my attention right away! 

Superb agents make the process feel effortless to their clients.  Way to go, Andrea!

July 26, 2011 07:04 PM #24
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Wandanna Melliphant
Royal Lepage Credit Valley Real Estate Brokerage - Mississauga, ON
A Name Real Estate Investors Trust and Recommend

Hi Andrea,
Thanks for sharing.
Very good post with an overview as to what a professional Realtor does to ensure our clients are happy.
Matchmaker we are indeed!
Keep up the good work.

July 26, 2011 07:10 PM #25
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company Realtors - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Olga: I like being positive.. isn't it contagious?! Thank you.

Scotti: Yes, you are right.. that's why I rather pass on the info of 3-6 with the remark that these are LOs/inspectors recent clients were happy with

Eileen: Thank you! I appreciate your feedback. It's so much more than "just" a job - it shows when we give it our all and put our hearts into it.

Angela: Thank you for your kind words.

Wandanna: I'll try my best. Thank you very much.

July 26, 2011 10:56 PM #26
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Rosalie Evans
Meritus Group Real Estate - Sioux Falls, SD
The Evans Group, Sioux Falls, SD Homes For Sale

I love your spin on this! Its so true that sometimes you walk in and you just know that this is the one! So what about when you want to trade up??Lol 

July 26, 2011 11:41 PM #27
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Mindy Huls
EXIT Huls Realty - Grinnell, IA
Broker/Owner EXIT Huls Realty

Love the way you wrote your post, it is so true!  Sounds like you are a realtor that loves what you are doing!! It is so fun I have to admit when you find just the right place for the clients to call home...their safe place. Loved the way you added each role in the process of buying a home.

Great job...I would choose you to be on my team any time!!

Mindy Huls

Exit Huls Realty

July 26, 2011 11:50 PM #28
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Mike Cooper
Winchester Real Estate Sales, Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Pro

Good stuff, Andrea.  I think you pretty much nailed it, and we're definitely enhanced by the team you outlined.  Yep, we're like eHarmony of real estate.  Maybe we could call it eHomely.  Nah, that really doesn't sound quite right.  8-) 

July 27, 2011 06:57 AM #29
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company Realtors - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Shhh, Rosalie, I was hoping nobody would notice that "minor" imperfection about my blog. ;-) I thought about it, too, but just couldn't come up with anything good ...

Mindy: Wow. What a great compliment. Thank you very much.

Mike: Ha! I like that eHarmony of Real Estate.. Thanks for stopping by!

July 27, 2011 08:27 AM #30
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Andrea - I agree that we are matchmakers and not just Realtors.  I think that's a great analogy to what we do.

July 27, 2011 04:37 PM #31
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Hi Andrea, such a nice breezy post. Well deserved feature - congratulations!

July 27, 2011 09:49 PM #32
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company Realtors - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Thank you Christine & Mona!

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