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Swiedler & Adams, and now with Rich Pomerantz!

Rich Pomerantz, RealtorBoth Liddy and I are pleased to make this announcement, Swiedler & Adams is no more!!! We are moving up, changing our name, adding to the mix Rich Pomerantz, Realtor, J.D, Professional Photographer and ARGG! That is... A Really Great Guy!

I remember when Liddy and I sat down and formed our team, Swiedler & Adams. I was so excited. Now I am just over the moon! Rich Pomerantz, well known professional photographer, well known attorney and now Realtor has joined us! Make sure you check out his jaw dropping photography and his blog at

So the question was.... what do we call ourselves now? My biggest stipulation was that it had to LOOK good (as well as sounding good). The logo man will decide, will be Swiedler, Adams & Pomerantz? Or will it be Pomerantz, Swiedler & Adams, or maybe Swiedler, Pomerantz & Adams. Time will tell, the big reveal will be next week. In the mean time, Rich is up and running, ready to go.

Rich Pomerantz has a wealth of knowledge and expertise he will bring to the mix to give to our clients. Best to let him tell you himself.

About Rich Pomerantz

When I moved to Litchfield County 25 years ago, I ran a successful real estate law firm. I also was an adjunct professor at Pace Law School where I wrote the curriculum for courses in real estate finance course and real estate transactions. Representing buyers, sellers and lenders, I developed a reputation as a lawyer who could balance firm negotiations on behalf of my client with cooperative communication between all the players - buyers, sellers, bankers, title personnel and realtors - to make a closing happen. I’ve seen three real estate crashes, four real estate booms, buyers’ markets, sellers’ markets, and markets like we have today where no one knows what to think.

I grew up in Westchester County, NY, where I was never found without a camera in my hand. I was the kid in high school doing all the yearbook photos, at the sidelines with the long lens at all the sporting events, and hogging the darkroom before, during and after school. My professional photography work grew in college as I did headshots for actor friends and at 19 had my first commercial photography job illustrating a book on soaring (that’s flying an airplane with no engines) for MacMillan Publishing.Before, during and after college I traveled widely with my camera, amassing a large library of images from Europe and Israel, where I lived for a year. Many of these images are still being published through one of the stock agencies representing my work. I put aside my dreams of being a photographer to go to law school, but after a decade of law practice my creative side beckoned, and in 1995 I started photographing for local newspapers and magazines, and that grew into serving regional and then national clients. In 1999 I left my law practice to shift into my second career in editorial and commercial photography.

I became known primarily as a garden and “shelter” photographer, though I also have a deep portfolio of portrait work. I have photographed homes and gardens for clients who use my imagery for public relations, advertising and branding campaigns.  My photography credits include three commercially published coffee table books: Wild Horses of the Dunes, Great Gardens of the Berkshires and Hudson River Valley Farms as well as publications ranging from the New York Times to Traditional Home, Garden Design, Cottages and Gardens and National Geographic publications to White Flower Farm catalogues.

As your Realtor, you can depend on my real estate experience together with my visual and publishing abilities. Whether you are a seller who wants the best options for visually presenting your home or a buyer looking for the right lifestyle to fit your dreams and plans, you want a Realtor who will offer you smart, ethical, reasoned and experienced advice and representation in your transaction. I can offer you a range of experience and insights that no other Realtor has. I look forward to working with you!

Rich Pomerantz, Realtor, can be reached at 203.770.1879, or by email at

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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Comment balloon 18 commentsAndrea Swiedler • May 25 2012 03:18PM


Andrea - i am glad to see you. I hope that being busy is the real reason you are off the radar for the most time.

Wishing you the best. And when you use 3 last names, no matter in which order, you sound like a law firm.

Fine if this is what you wnat. For the same token you could go with abbreviating to the first lettters of you names.

Then you would  better start with A for anything where names go in alphabetical order.

Posted by Jon Zolsky, Daytona Beach, FL, Buy Daytona condos for heavenly good prices (Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408) over 6 years ago

Jon, we will probably stick with the names, even though they are long and some hard to spell, LOL. I have been batteling injury which prevented me from using my computer for too long, and yes, busy too! We do sound like a law firm, no matter what order you put them in! But I am just thrilled to be working with Rich, no matter what you call us.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Andrea first all congrats to your new addition to the team. Rich is a perfect fit for your team.  Not sure 3 names is the way to sounds cumbersome and would people recognise it right off the bat.  But...regardless I trust that what ever you decide you'll make it work. 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 6 years ago

Andrea..Sounds like a winning team. What ever way you decide to place the names I am sure you will still provide excellent service to your sellers and buyers. Congrats to your new addition ..I hope you feel better .You have been missed

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 6 years ago

Anna Banana, thank you. I am thrilled, over the top! We will make everything work...


Hannah, thank you. I have missed being here, but it was very difficult to use my computer. I am better, back to being able to type, and trying to catch up with work I have that piled up! And now with the new team member I have even more work to get done, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Hi Andrea,,,

Nice to see you back at the keyboard again, and it sounds like your team is in for some really good things in the future!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 6 years ago

Andrea - Sounds like a new mover and shaker group has been born!  Congratulations ... just remember this excitement during the growing pains .... when it all comes together it will be worth it!

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton, The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton (The Nines Team At Keller Williams) over 6 years ago

Andrea- Good to see you!  Congratulations on the new addition and I can't wait to see what the name will be.  

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 6 years ago

Way to go Andrea, so much on your plate within the past year and nothing there that you can't handle. The Empire is growing

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 6 years ago

Congratulations, what a wonderful addition to your team. We're all looking forward to the annoucement of your new name.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 6 years ago

Richard, it is good to be back at the keyboard again, that's for sure! And I am very excited about the future of our team.

Jack, thanks for the advice! Rich is a mover and shaker, and I am so thrilled with our team!

Kathy, I am waiting to see what it will be too, LOL.Thanks!

Ed, it is, it is... this is a great thing on my plate, and I am back to typing just in time to announce it. Can you imagine if I had to sit silent through this? YIKES!

Tammie, thank you! I am waiting too, LOL.

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 6 years ago

Congrats on the expansion, Andrea.  What a great addition.  Good luck in finding a good name and logo.  That is definitely a challenge w/ 3 names.   Keep us posted.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) over 6 years ago

Wow, impressive. I can see why you're excited. Rich sounds like a super addition to your team. 

Posted by James Quarello, Connecticut Home Inspector (JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC) over 6 years ago

Sounds like Rich will be a great addition to the team. Congratulations to all of you!

Posted by Judy Jennings, Broker - The Lanterns at Warren Woods - Ashland MA (The Green Company) over 6 years ago

You go girl!  Exciting times!  Reminds me of the little poster I have:  "My personal ceiling will only be limited by the people I choose to be in a relatinoship with."  Go get 'em!

Posted by Janna Scharf, Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene) over 6 years ago

Congratulations, Andrea - for a minute I thought you were no longer part of Prudential! Nice that your new name and logo are so prominently displayed!

Posted by Peggy Chirico, REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate (Prudential CT Realty) over 6 years ago

Andrea - Rich sounds like a wonderful addition to your team.  What a fabulous skill set and he looks like he would be fun to work with!

Posted by Gail Robinson, CRS, GRI, e-PRO Fairfield County, CT (William Raveis Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Hi Andrea, I'm not sure how I found this post! I know I started out reading a post on John McCormack's blog and next thing I knew... I was here! Richard's photography is beautiful and I know a little something about good photography, my husband and I owned and operated the largest stock photo agency in the Southwest for 25 years before moving into real estate. It looks like you've put together the perfect storm... I mean that in a good way... :-) All the best!

Posted by Nancy Laswick, Your REALTOR® For The Valley Of The Sun (United Real Estate) over 6 years ago