It's been a long haul, but this one should do it!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

I haven't talked about points in a long, long time. Perhaps because I took some time off from blogging and fell behind. I remember thinking I would never, ever get to a million points, but this post should put me right over the edge, obtaining a long forgotten goal I had. Or perhaps it was more of a desire.

Somewhere along the way the points stopped mattering to me. The relationships became far, far more important. Some of the people have disappeared, with or without explanation. They have left a hole in my life, I wonder if they realize how much they mean to people they never met in real life! Many are still here, still teaching me how to be a better agent, some inspire me personally, some of you make me laugh my ass off! And some I have shed a few tears with and for. 

Now I set my cap on the 2 million mark. Imagine the things I will learn, the new friends I will make, the laughter I will share and the tears I will shed through the next million points. Never mind the clients I stand to gain!

Blogging here is so much more than the accumulation of points, so much more than a marketing tool. I am grateful for getting to know all of you, for the special place you hold in my heart. And of course I am extremely grateful for the knowledge I have obtained from all of you. 

I can't help but think of Jack Nicholson in the movie "As Good As It Gets". I know, I have to tweak the quote, but other than the fact I am not a man, it really fits here. 

You make me want to be a better man person!

And I thank you for that. 

Posted by

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comments (67)

CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I'll have to save this pic for when I get to 1M 



Lauren Selinsky 

Sep 08, 2016 05:16 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

For those who blog for points..and we know those point piggies will always be around..they are missing the POINT....congratulations on your million mark !

Sep 08, 2016 06:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Andrea. Congrats on the feature and welcome to the millionaires club.

Sep 08, 2016 09:40 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Andrea and congratulations. I love the directness of this and I have enjoyed reading you for a long time. The cartoon is the best: I almost spit my coffee out.

Sep 08, 2016 10:47 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional

I picked a good day to drop in! Congratulations Andrea Swiedler ! Only those that have reached that milestone know how hard it is to attain!

Sep 09, 2016 03:44 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Congratulations. You're right. Somewhere along the line, points don't matter any more although 1 million points is still mighty impressive. I wonder if I'll get there since I've been too busy to contribute for a while.

Sep 09, 2016 06:49 AM
Richard jhonson
kgn - Ocean Beach, CA
i am real estate agent

Thanks for the post

Vintage Leather Bags

Sep 09, 2016 04:01 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Hey, Andrea!  Your post is on this week's Last Week's Favorites.  Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Sep 11, 2016 01:38 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

I missed this one ..    Andrea Swiedler  it was Featured too ..caught it on Patricia Kennedy  Sunday times   Congrats on reaching a Million  we started out together my friend . You will always be special to me . Hannah

Sep 11, 2016 01:47 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Hannah Williams thank you, and you will always be special to me!

Sep 16, 2016 10:12 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Congratulations Andrea! Many things have changed over the years in AR. One thing remains...Learning from and Connecting with amazing people!

Sep 11, 2016 04:38 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Donna Foerster that is the truth! No more needs to be said. 

Sep 16, 2016 10:12 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I remember when I had in the mear 10's of thousands and those years and miles ahead of me would say "points don't matter to me" and I would roll my eyes.  Funny how we all each come to understand the true value here, learning, meeting, business, and love, yes the love for the community and the people here. I guess eventually if people stay we each come to understand that points don't really matter.

Sep 11, 2016 05:37 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Tammy Lankford, That is so true. Points were so much in the front of me when I started and I thought I would never, ever be able to do it. But here I am and it really isn't as important as it once was. 

Sep 16, 2016 10:14 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Congratulations on your 1 million point mark!  I am quite a bit behind you but like you, looking forward to that hurdle.  It's been great meeting so many friends, definitely relate to that.  Sharing stories and reading words of wisdom has been awesome.  Kudos to you!

Sep 11, 2016 10:24 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Jan Green Thank you! I am here to learn, to enjoy, to make friends, connect with old friends and provide info to prospective clients. Each post is different. 

Sep 16, 2016 10:16 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Congratulations on your million point mark! I am so excited for you - I loved getting to 1M points and yes the people on ActiveRain make it all worth while. After all - we can't really spend the points! 

Sep 11, 2016 11:50 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Lise Howe What do you mean we can't spend them!!!! Thank you!

Sep 16, 2016 10:29 PM
David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor
Keller Williams Realty Phoenix - Laveen, AZ
Your local Expert

Just in case I did not say it before, congratulations on the achievement.

Sep 11, 2016 12:17 PM
Andrea Swiedler

David Baker Laveen Realtor & South Phoenix Realtor I appreciate that, thank you!

Sep 16, 2016 10:29 PM
Janice Zaltman
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL
South Florida Residential Real Estate

Congratulations! That is a big milestone, your first million! Also, thank you for sharing the difference AR has made in your life. This is a special place.

Sep 11, 2016 12:25 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Janice Hope Zaltman LEED AP Thank you, ActiveRain is a special place, and it grows on you with each point!

Sep 16, 2016 10:30 PM
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Congratulations on reaching 1 million points!  

Sep 11, 2016 01:07 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Melissa Jackson Thank you! Hope to see you there soon enough too!

Sep 16, 2016 10:30 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Andrea, we're both back and it's so good to see you here!!  Congratulations on that million-mark and here's to a quick second mil!

Sep 11, 2016 01:55 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Debe Maxwell Thank you, and same to you! It is nice to be back, I'm so glad to see so many people I have come to love, and so many new ones!

Sep 16, 2016 10:31 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

It is do what you enjoying doing. Some likes sports. Others may have a different passion.

Sep 14, 2016 01:28 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Sam Shueh Yes, it is what makes us all special!

Sep 16, 2016 10:32 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Andrea,  after a while the points are nothing more than a testament to longevity.  It's the friends and business that mean the most to me

Sep 17, 2016 12:15 PM
Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408 - Daytona Beach, FL
Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices

Andrea Swiedler - is it the most point-less post about points? Just kidding. Congrats on the mission, but even more on setting plans on second one.

Sep 19, 2016 05:40 AM

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