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Can you say... "Hello World"?

Can you say... "Hello World"?

I can. I said "hello world" yesterday with another website, a Wordpress website called "New Milford CT, All Real Estate", aka "A Slice of New Milford". Not like I didn't have enough blogging to do, or work on my current website, I decided to add more to the mix. This is one of a few that I have in mind to do.

I hope you will welcome the latest addition to my family. I labored over this all weekend, it took me almost 4 hours to decide on the header alone! Of course the cupboards are a bit bare yet, but you have to start somewhere!

New  Milford CT, All Real Estate


Wordpress made it very easy. I searched through template after template. Clean lines were important to me as well as a custom header. Thus far the only disappointment I have is that I can't put a picture widget on the right hand side with this particular template. But everything else is just what I was looking for. Most of the pages are "static", you can choose your landing page for the site. My blogs post to the "My Blog" page and are categorized on the side bar. I can add and delete on the "Featured Homes" and "Market Stats" pages as well. I have more pages I am thinking of, but this is it for now.

In searching for a Wordpress template that I liked I did run across Wordpress Real Estate templates. A few of them were free, the rest vary in price. They weren't what I was looking for, too much rat-a-tat-tat for my taste.

Realbird has made it possible for me to put a "Search Homes" page. I love the map search, and will be fine tuning that also in the coming days and weeks. I know that I will be using their property flyers on my "Featured Homes" page also, so I am excited about that.

I would just love for you to go over and take a look at "A Slice of New Milford" and let me know what you think. By the way, "A Slice of New Milford" is dedicated to our very own Lenn Harley. Thank you Lenn for all your help, your ideas and your enthusiasm!

"Hello World"

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor

 

 Search homes for sale in Litchfield County, CT.

 

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Litchfield County Regional Office,375 Danbury Rd, New Milford, CT 06776

 

© Andrea Swiedler 2009 - 2017

 Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. - Mark Twain

Comment balloon 25 commentsAndrea Swiedler • April 25 2010 07:34PM

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Hi Andrea, congrats on the fruits of your labor!  I hope it will result in many contacts, leads, and closings! I just recently started a wordpress blog but haven't had time to feed it!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 8 years ago

Andrea - Congratulations on your newest baby! Good luck and thanks for sharing! - Paige

Posted by Paige Walker, Real Estate Guru - Alexandria Pineville LA (Paige Walker) over 8 years ago

Silvia, I guess great minds think alike, LOL. I had a free weekend, and am committed (or should be committed) to keeping it up! Thank you.

Paige, thank you so much! From all I have learned here on ActiveRain (with a lot of help from my friends) I am counting on my newest child to be a success!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Good job Andrea.  We have tried to state a Wordpress on two occasions and can't get to first base.  Need a manual A,B,C etc. to follow.

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 8 years ago

Very nice, Andrea. I like your photo slide show (I saw you use Picasa for that - I'll have to check it out). But I had a couple of questions: The copyright is Prudential Financial? Just curious.  Also, why did you decide to do another blog and who hosts it for you? Best of luck with it.

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) over 8 years ago

Hi Al & Peggy, I had the same problem at first, I wanted to toss the computer out the window! Then I took another look at my control panel with the company that is hosting my website. BINGO... it was a single click type of operation! The little program they had on the control panel installed wordpress and that was that! Who are you hosting with? I have "justhost" for this. And thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago
Peggy, thank you! The disclaimer is the latest and greatest 2010 one we are all supposed to be using, and believe me, I am up to date on this after having had my website scrutinized by the Pru Logo Police, LOL. If you are not using this particular disclaimer, you will be soon. I saw that PruCT was not using it as of a few weeks ago... but that will change! It is hosted by a company called Justhost, but I do all the work myself, and am using Wordpress to post with. It is all in my "master plan", LOL.
Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

@ Peggy again, just so you know, the disclaimer was emailed to me by the Pru Police, the only thing this one is missing is the little EO house at the end of the disclaimer. I have to put EO somewhere on the site, as well as a few more things. I am working out the kinks... so to speak!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Andrea..Looks great ! you are so creative ...you never cease to amaze me ..

Hannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 8 years ago

Nice looking page.  You've accomplished more than I have.  I worked on a new front page for more than 4 hours and gave up.  It's got to be easy!!!

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) over 8 years ago

Andrea...

I haven't touched my Wordpress blog in a long time. I need to go back and revisit it!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 8 years ago

Hannah, thank you very much! I am pleased with this one, still not finished playing and tweaking though.

Kay, I know what you mean. I spent all weekend, and I am such a nudge with these type of things. I worked so hard on the header, searching all my photos, I went through quite a few designs until I settled on this one. Nudge might not be the right word, more like pain in the butt, LOL. Thank you so much!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Richard, LOL, sorry to put extra work on you! But get to it, will ya? :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Andrea,

Just can't figure how you manage to do all that. I am reading about it, and lazily thinking about it, and you have already got it up and running...

Good, good, good

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 8 years ago

Jon, admittedly it would have been much better if I had buyers to take out this weekend, but I didn't. I did finish up negotiating for buyers I have on Saturday, so I guess that counts. Since I had the time and because I have been thinking about this for a while I jumped in head first!

I also credit Lenn Harley with pushing me onward. She is awesome, she has all the right ideas!

Thank you!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

You are an inspiration . . . I better get my tail in gear!! 

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 8 years ago

Andrea, I am impressed, you did a great job in my opinion, and I know you are only going to continue to make it better.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 8 years ago

Carla, yes indeed, get it in gear, LOL. And thank you!

George, thank you so much! I have plans to fill the pages and add a few more. It ill not be like my main website, which I am NOT giving up. This however, is part of my master plan, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Andrea it looks wonderful, wish you much success,

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) over 8 years ago

Jennifer, thank you! And thank you for taking the time to make a comment there, I was so excited! :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Andrea, I am always amazed a the time management skills of others especially when you know they have to be swamped. Run your business, maintain, the web site and the blogs; caretake for other's in the office that are Internet challenged, milk the cows, chase the grandson and in your spare time start another blog. Now I need to take a rest before I even read somebody else's post. Good Luck!

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 8 years ago

Ed Ed Ed, now I AM TIRED.... thanks. I actually often feel like I am just not doing enough... but after reading your comment I will know better. Thanks!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 8 years ago

Hi Andrea, love your wordpress blog...very clean lines, and not tooo busy! 

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 8 years ago

Congrats on the new project my friend, I'm sure you will do well with it. I'll have to pop over and take a closer look.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 8 years ago

Goodness, Andrea, you've been busy.

God knows this is inspirational for me, even though finding the time to write multiple blogs would be like trying to full gold out of a spinning wheel for me, at this point.

I'd like to find out how it all works out for you!

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 8 years ago

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