Andrea Swiedler, REALTOR, IMSD
Everyone loves to look at homes, I am no exception. After spending years working for others in the health care field, I decided it was time to work for myself, so to speak, and combine my passions in life with the opportunity to help people move in and move on in their lives. The more challenging the market becomes, the better it is! (I have always loved a challenge) With the explosion of internet marketing, I find that I am able to blend my career with my love of photography and writing. I can introduce people to my world here in Litchfield County in pictures and words, hoping they will feel the same excitement I do on a daily basis living here gives me.
And then it all came tumbling down… which gives me even more of an opportunity to really help people. Yes, the real estate market has taken a downward trend. I have stayed on top of technology to offer the best to my clients, to reach as many people as possible who need or want my help. The challenges push me further to educate myself daily on the changes in real estate, which is crucial these days. I have aligned myself with some of the best agents across the country to learn and share about short sale challenges, appraisal issues, mortgage updates, etc.
What’s in it for you if you choose me? The truth about today’s complex real estate market. No matter if you are planning to purchase a home in the greater New Milford CT area, or if you are planning to sell your home in the greater New Milford, CT I will start with the truth and finish with the truth. I believe this helps you to make the best decision possible in your choice of real estate agents. And I have been told I pass the all important “fun test”! How about you?
Thinking of selling? If you want to find out what your home is worth in today’s challenging real estate market there are a few things you will want to know before placing your home on the market. I won’t sugar coat it, I will give it to you straight. Together we will work on the best strategy for selling your home and allowing you to move to the next chapter of your life.
Is anything selling? Yes. Well priced homes are selling. Certainly not as fast as we would like to see, but well priced according to condition, location and market conditions do have the best shot at selling.
Why do I get different prices from different agents? That is a very fair question. Pricing can be subjective to a point. But agents who have a real understanding of what is going on in the local real estate market should come within a close range of each other in price. Pricing is not an exact science, even for an appraiser. This is a must read article for those thinking about selling their home in the greater New Milford, CT area.
What type of marketing do you do? Marketing is key to getting your home sold, the most important thing after pricing your home correctly. I will work with you to devise a marketing plan tailored to suit your needs and your home. I rely heavily on internet marketing and will show you what I do for my clients when I present my market analysis to you.
Every home is different, every home owner is in a different situation. Working together to find a solution, to place your home in a winning position for a quick sale is the goal!
Thinking of buying? Give me a call to talk about the real estate market in the greater New Milford, CT area. With interest rates at an all time low, housing prices down, this may indeed be the time to buy a home. Helping you to stay within your budget, creating a wish list, sending you new listings as they hit the market, notifying you of price changes as they occur, these are just a few of the things you can expect from me.
My website is designed to help you search for homes for sale under my multiple listing account. You can start your home search here. I would urge you to register, I do not sell email addresses, nor will I bombard you with solicitations. You will get an email from me welcoming you to your new account. You will then be able to save homes, set email notifications, change search parameters. If you need help, have questions, or are ready to see a house or two you can give me a call or send me an email. We can work together towards finding you the home of your dreams!
The “obligatory” bio, etc., in case you were curious as to where I came from and what I am doing…
A bit of personal info: I came to visit a friend here in the New Milford, CT area over 30 years ago and never left! My husband is a ballet master from Russia, we have 3 wonderful grandsons and 2 daughters who live local. Life is always an adventure.
After working the health care field for many years I made the transition to real estate more than 10 years ago and never looked back, selling real estate has been a very rich and rewarding experience. I have met the most amazing people, it has been a pleasure to help people buy and sell real estate here in Litchfield County.
Photography is a great passion of mine. Taking pictures of the amazing views we have here in Litchfield County is easy, there is just so much to see, so much eye candy to share with everyone. You can take a peek at some of my work here in my Picasa web albums. I also love farming, cows are my favorite. (I admit to spending a few years milking cows between selling homes). There are so many farms in this area for me to take pictures of, as well as cows, so life is indeed good!
National Association of Realtors
Connecticut Association of Realtors
Greater New Milford Board of Realtors
- President Elect 2016
- President, 2006, 2007, 2009
- Vice President, 2005, 2011
- Director, 2008, 2010
- State Director, 2007 Secretary, 2004
Member Connecticut Statewide Multiple Listing Service
Member Greater Fairfield County Multiple Listing Service
- Realtor of the Year, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors, 2005
- Excellence in Customer Service
- Top Selling Associate
- Top Producer
- Multi-Million Dollar Club
- Gold Client Service Award
- Honor Society
- ePro Certified
- Internet Marketing Specialist
From a few of my clients:
Thank you so very much, for all of your hard work! You were quite an asset to our family – we couldn’t have chosen a better REALTOR. Thank you for selling and helping to purchase 2 homes for us. Please keep in touch. The C. Family
Just wanted to thank you for helping move things smoothly through our sale…. You showed us a lot of great homes, and we know you were looking out for our best interests. If we ever know anyone who is moving we will refer them to you! Thanks again. The S family
… Thank you so much for all that you did for us – you are one in a million! The B family
We will never forget who helped us buy our first home. We feel lucky to have met you – you made all the difference: always upbeat, full of energy, experienced, hard working, a great listener, a friend, you just have it all! Thank you for all of your help and hard work. You helped make this a great year, and changed the rest of our lives. The R Family
More available upon request. If you would like to speak with one of my past clients, please let me know and I will make the arrangements. As you will note, the privacy of my clients is very important to me and I will not be posting names here. What I will do is contact my client and ask them to contact you.