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Candlewood Lake - Realtors Enjoying an Afternoon at Candlewood Lake in New Milford

Candlewood Lake, Connecticut - Realtors® enjoying an afternoon at Candlewood Lake!

Candlewood Lake

For Realtors® in New Milford, CT, Thursday is the day we look at homes for sale. There are 2 ways we do this, first is called Caravan, next is a Broker Open House. At Caravan we meet at the train station at 9:00 am, do a bit of socializing with each other, networking, talk about our listings, jump into cars and look at homes as a group. Broker Open Houses are listed on the MLS for us, we decide what homes we want to see and go. Many times there is food for us at Broker Open Houses, and anyone who knows real estate agents, they know if you serve food, we will come.

Realtors on Candlewood LakeYesterday 3 of the homes on Caravan were also on the Broker Open House Tour. They all were on Candlewood Lake in New Milford, CT, each had a slice of direct waterfront with a dock. The other wonderful thing was that they served us a progressive lunch! Amazing food I have to say. We started at the most expensive of the homes, co listed by Suzanne Gallup of William Raveis Real Estate and Steven Drezen of Portfolio Properties. Suzanne was very creative, she brought her party platform boat over and we got a bit of a ride out on the lake, complete with mimosa and kicker appetizers! This home is on the market for $3,950,000. I really want to say a big thank you to Suzanne and Steven for such fun, I really needed that boat ride! Then off to Ellen Cavallo of Independent Realty's listing for $679,000. Ellen made one kick butt shrimp salad and some of the best tasting home made lemonade I have had in a long time. Then we made our way over to Katie Harrison's listing. Katie is the Harrison of Fazzone and Harrison Realty, and Katie is one amazing cook. Any time I see she is serving food, it is a big deal. Katie's listing is on the market for $1,475,000. Katie made us bratwurst, some very tasty potato salad, corn on the cob with cheese on it, wow, that was great, and more food that I really can't remember. What I do remember is that I saw some really cool homes and was stuffed when I got back to the office!



Candlewood Lake is the largest man made lake in Connecticut. With homes of all price ranges dotting the lakeside, it is a very popular place to live. For those fortunate enough to have views of the lake, you are certainly the lucky ones! For anyone looking for lake property in Connecticut, check out Candlewood Lake in Danbury, Brookfield, Sherman, New Fairfield, and New Milford! Check out my blog about Candlewood Point at Candlewood Lake, one of the many communties tucked in around this very special lake.

I had a good day, the lake was, as always, beautiful, and Suzanne, Ellen and Katie made it an unforgettable day. I am really glad I took my camera on the boat and am able to bring you these pictures. Thank you to Joe Chemero and Holly Mullins of Coldwell Banker and Todd Sargent of William Raveis for being such good sports and allowing me to take their pictures!

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Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

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Comment balloon 18 commentsAndrea Swiedler • August 21 2009 05:58AM

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Andrea-Wow that is what you call how the other half lives. Love the pics you captured. Have a wonderful weekend, :-)

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) almost 10 years ago

Boy Andrea, that looked relaxing and fun.  How did you get back to work today?  You sure you don't want to extend that for a couple more days?  Nice pictures!

Posted by Dan Quinn, Dan Quinn (The Eric Steart Group of Long & Foster Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

Sharon, you have a wonderful weekend too! Lake life is sure fun I have to say, we all had a good time and saw some really nice homes as well.

Dan, believe me it was hard, LOL. I even had to go back to work YESTERDAY after this excursion. And I was stuffed.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Andrea - Without a doubt, I could handle a few days in that spot. . .No problem:-)

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 10 years ago

Myrl, it is a beautiful lake, and we sure had a good time. I was not expecting that, so it was a wonderful surprise!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrea:

I hear ya. i always feel like you need a vacation, when you get back from a vacationto get back in to the swing of things! LOL

:(

Matt

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) almost 10 years ago

Matt, I have not been on a vacation in years, I am the wrong one to ask... LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Andrea - Oh how I love Lake Candlewood!!  My aunt and uncle owned a home on the lake many, many years ago and I have the most wonderful memories ot the family get togethers we used to have there.  Oh how I miss those glorious days.

Posted by Julie Dumaine-Russell (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 10 years ago

Donna, that is wonderful, those types of memories are priceless!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Andrea it doesn't get much better than that, looking at beautifull houses on a beautiful lake. 

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 10 years ago

Andrea, Realtors are so predictable, 'If you feed them they will come', and then they don't leave because the view is so great.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 10 years ago

George, it was a beautiful day, good food, beautiful homes, I enjoyed myself.

Ed, how true, LOL. Any time I do a broker open I list there is lunch served. Sometimes it is home made food, sometimes store bought, but still I feed them! There are often so many homes to choose from, and you are running around so hungry, the choice is obvious. But then again, we are predictable, and we all know, feed us and we will come. And yes, I have had people sit and just hang out because the home is so awesome!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Wow, Andrea! Sounds like you had a great time! Bet you remember those properties too.  Can just see your eyes sparkling now as you tell your next client about that house on the lake! 

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

What a great caravan that was.  We do the same thing here, and I really enjoy going, especially to see the very expensive homes. You're right, the food is always a good thing too.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 10 years ago

Andrea what a beautiful area, that was some tour and so much fun.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) almost 10 years ago

Hi Al & Peggy, it was such fun and different. The food was to die for, LOL. I will remember those homes for sure.

Georgina, I love doing the more expensive homes on the Broker Open tours, you can take your time and oh, yeah, eat, LOL.

Jennifer, yes, indeed it is a beautiful area! Thank you.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

Hi Andrea ~ As my colleague say "What a way to earn a living!" And that's usually while we're driving around the city- albeit getting to look at some great houses.  But a boat? a lake? and a feast? Ssssshh - everyone will want to be a realtor in New Milford!

Liz

Posted by Elizabeth Bolton, Cambridge MA Realtor (RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA) almost 10 years ago

Liz, LOL, it was a great day for sure! We complain when we have to wait 5 minutes in traffic here, LOL. But New Milford is the largest town area wise in CT at 64 sq miles. Sometimes caravan takes a while, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 10 years ago

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