I am a REALTOR® with passion and love what I do. I thoroughly enjoy every aspect of the home buying or selling process - from the initial meeting and helping you fine-tune your wish list to finding the perfect match, from assisting you with preparing your home for sale to marketing it and generating offers ... and to bringing every transaction to a successful close. There's not a moment more rewarding to me than seeing my clients all smiles at the closing table.
I have been a licensed REALTOR® in the State of Maryland since 2004 and affiliated for the first four years with the local Prudential Franchise. In December of 2008, I found my professional home at Thompson Company, REALTORS®. Being an avid supporter of locally owned businesses, Thompson Company, REALTORS® fits my ideals perfectly.
Established in 1946 it is one of the oldest independently owned Real Estate Companies in Montgomery County. Thompson Company, REALTORS® operates on a Client-First Philosophy with an emphasis on quality over quantity. We never charge our buyers, sellers, and tenants a transaction processing fee or "admin fee", and handle all transactions ourselves from start to finish. We come with the house!
I have a soft spot for vintage homes and specialize in finding or marketing vintage gems, time capsules, homes with lots of charm, and unique properties. I am an ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative) and hold the distinguished CIPS (Certified International Specialist) designation. I spend my spare time running, hiking, traveling, reading, and house-admiring with the 2 most important people in my life.
I would love to be your REALTOR® of choice. I invite you to meet with me for a cup of coffee to discuss your Real Estate dreams and how we can turn those into reality.
Professional & Educational Background:
Master of Arts in Media & Mass Communication and British & American Studies/Linguistics
Alpha College of Real Estate in Virginia Beach, VA
VA Real Estate Salesperson License
MD Real Estate Salesperson License
ABR designation (Accredited Buyer's Representative)
ASP designation (Accredited Home Staging Professional) for Real Estate Agents
SFR Certification (Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource)
AHWD Certification (At Home With Diversity)
CIPS designation (Certified International Property Specialist)
Past: Gym Membership Advisor & Certified Spinning Instructor - I thoroughly enjoyed assisting member with accomplishing their fitness goals and motivating 15+ of them to make it to the finish line during every Spinning class.
2023 GCAAR (Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS) Bronze Recognition Award
|Andrea helped me in finding and purchasing my first home. She was much more than I could have asked for in a real estate agent. Andrea not only listened to my needs, she kept my best interests at heart through the whole process. She was the voice of reason, that I needed in being new to the home buying process. In addition, she was always prompt, and very knowledgeable. If she did not directly have an answer to all my questions, she would find out and get back to me right away. It's nice to have such an honest and good person guide me through the stressful process of buying your first home. I would highly recommend her to anyone and I look forward to buying my next home with Andrea!
|Andrea was great to work with from our first contact with her. We were relocating from out of state, and she was very helpful in locating an area that met our requirements. She was always available to answer any question that came up, no matter what time of day, and was very responsive throughout the process. Her positive nature was certainly appreciated while we worked through the negotiation process. A true pleasure to work with-I would recommend her to anyone!
|Andrea was my buyer's agent on the purchase of my first home. Andrea is a great real estate agent with integrity, expertise, high quality professional network, great communication skills, and market knowledge. Not only she found me a great home, but also guided me throughout the entire process and was always available to answer all my questions. I wholeheartedly recommend Andrea not only for her professionalism, but also for her patience, honesty, dedication and diligence.
|Andrea was helpful across the board. She took time to explain the paperwork to us, from the Agent Agreement to the clauses of our contract. She was always available to look at houses in person, and her sharp eye caught everything (condition of the molding, funny smell in the upstairs bathroom, missing gutters, paint peeling on windows, etc.) She quickly developed a sense of what we were looking for, and stayed positive throughout our months long search without ever pressuring us. When it came time to bid, she helped advise us on a competitive bid that we were still comfortable with, and once we were under her contract, she stayed on top of all the final details. She clearly loves what she does, and you will love working with her.
|I could not recommend Andrea more highly- we loved working with her and are extremely satisfied with the house she helped us buy. She is organized, efficient, and very dedicated to her clients. We were looking for someone with experience with buyers who were searching from out-of-town and we started working with Andrea before moving back to the US. She had our tastes down perfectly by the time we were able to look in person, which made the search very efficient. As first-time buyers we were pretty green, but Andrea explained everything in great detail, anticipated issues we would not have, and never pressured us into any decision. We felt like we were in great hands throughout the whole process and would use her again in a heartbeat.
|Andrea worked with me for months in finding just the right house at the right price for me. She did not push or pressure me and really enjoyed viewing all the homes as much as I did. She worked diligently and kept me abreast of progress throughout the entire process and was fully engaged even through the whole lending process. I would highly recommend Andrea and will use her again for my next purchase.
|Great agent! Organized, thoughtful, always available, and proactive. She was always ready to move on good opportunities, whether it was 6 in the evening on a Thursday or 10pm on a Saturday. She was very good at finding potential issues and was dedicated to our success throughout the process. Thanks Andrea, we love our new house!
|Andrea thought of everything! If you are looking for an agent who pays attention to all those little details that will drive you crazy with worry--this is your agent. Andrea is an exceptionally thorough and focused agent. Nothings slips through the cracks because no detail is unimportant. Your concerns are her concerns. Your satisfaction is her satisfaction. She is the perfect mix of skilled professional and compassionate support no matter how tiresome the listing process may get. Andrea Bedard will always be my first choice of Realtor!
|Andrea is an excellent Realtor. She helped me purchase my first home recently which was a short sale. After 2 failed attempts with other realtors, I was referred to Andrea and she was able to make my home buying dream come true. She is knowledgeable, professional, diligent and just an overall wonderful individual. Andrea works hard for her clients. I would definitly work with her in the future and refer her to anyone I know that is looking for a house.
|Andrea is my "go-to" expert on the Maryland market. During my home-buying process she demonstrated thorough knowledge and a motivated attitude. She wouldn't allow me to settle on a home that wasn't right for me. If I had issues with one option she provided me with multiple opportunities elsewhere. In the end, she secured the unit that was absolutely right for me. I highly recommend her to friends and associates on a regular basis.
|Andrea is an exceptional and intuitive person and an excellent Realtor. She has a unique capacity for empathy with whomever she works. I can highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell, buy or rent in Montgomery or Howard County.
|I was thoroughly impressed with Andrea's professional yet personal approach to helping with the home-buying process. She's thorough and organized and completely in-tune to her clients' wishes and needs. I simply cannot say enough to fully reflect the five-star service she provides.
Selling homes in Silver Spring, MD & beyond with passion, patience and professionalism. I love turning dreams into an address and specialize in finding & marketing vintage gems and homes with charm.