Monique Bedard REALTOR®
With her combination of expert counseling skills and a deep knowledge of the real estate market, Monique has aided scores of clients in achieving their property goals, from moving forward with a sale to finding a dream home.
After growing up across the lake in Champlain, New York, Monique earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a Master's in counseling from SUNY Plattsburgh. During college, Monique played in a country rock band called the Breeze, and had the honor of opening for country singer T. Graham Brown.
Monique realized her dream of moving to Burlington after earning her Master's, when she was offered a job at the Howard Center. She next opened the intake practice for the Baird Center for Children, a job she enjoyed for the chance to work with children.
Along with her passion for counseling, Monique developed an enthusiasm for real estate and started visiting open houses. After finding she enjoyed recommending homes to friends, she decided to switch careers. "You can help people quickly discover obstacles or barriers that are preventing them from moving forward and be a facilitator to take that next step," she notes.
She joined Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty in 2007, choosing the agency because of the depth of the company's services. As a Realtor, her clients laud her "tremendous work ethic" and describe her as "smart, sensitive, savvy, upbeat, fair, ethical, instinctual, positive, gifted in this field, and very professional."
Translating her counseling skills to real estate has aided her clients in successfully completing their property transactions. "There is an emotional component to real estate," Monique points out. "I put so much time into it because I care so much." That's helped Monique build her business through referrals from previous clients.
Monique often works with young couples, first-time buyers and second-time buyers who are looking for a larger home, and specializes in both condos and single-family homes.
Aside from her work as a Realtor, Monique maintains a private practice counseling young women's groups. As a devotee of feng shui, a Chinese philosophy of balancing energy within homes, Monique often helps clients using principles of the tradition. Monique is also a practitioner of Bikram yoga, and has had the honor of meeting Bikram Choudhury. She lives in Burlington with her husband and son.
Expertise & Qualifications
• BA Psychology
• Masters in Counseling
• Member, Northwestern VT Board of Realtors
• Member, National Association of Realtors
• Previous Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
• Private practice, 2 Church Street Burlington, 2003-2013
"Our experience with Monique Bedard was outstanding. From the initial visit, she put forth quality effort to ensure our experience was everything we wanted. As first time home buyers, we were initially overwhelmed. Thanks to Monique, we felt comfortable because of her relaxing demeanor & thorough explanation of things".
- Bob & Faith
"Monique has been representing me on numerous sales of homes. Monique possesses a tremendous work ethic; she continually solves problems on an issue by issue basis. There are only a handful of people who have the work ethic and optimism which Monique possesses, but fewer still who truly 'represent' their clients".
- Chase Huxtable and Associates
"Working with Monique was a great experience. She guided us through the complicated home-buying process & made herself available to answer any questions. She enjoys her job & takes a personal pride in trying to find the buyer their dream home."
- Jack and Christina
"Monique sold my home immediately! Monique is an incredible woman who is smart, sensitive, savvy, upbeat, fair, ethical, instinctual, positive, gifted in this field, and very professional. She will cater to your needs and make sure you are 100% on board with all decisions. Monique has my highest recommendation!"
- Marla, Burlington
"Monique was wonderful to work with in selling our property. She is tenacious, meticulous in attention to detail and kept us in the loop every step of the way. She was able to do what 3 others before her were unable! Monique is the best"
- Vincent and Kelley, South Burlington
"We had the highest trust in Monique Bedard throughout our selling and buying experience. She not only has outstanding integrity, communication, and professionalism, she has wonderful instincts and people skills. It was a pleasure working with her and we would recommend her highly"
- Jason and Christine, Colchester