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The Very Best Way to Choose a Realtor….Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Looking to make a move to the  Fairfield County area but don't know who to trust? There are tons of Realtors out there with varying degrees of experience and expertise.  You want someone who has seen and navigated through a lot of different markets and transactions. As any real estate agent will tell you, EVERY transaction is different and it takes years to accumulate great knowledge and experience. There is market knowledge, transaction knowledge, customer care, mortgage knowledge, local connections and so much...Continue Reading!

How’s The Market?…The Boots on the Ground Report, June 2015….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Every Realtor in the world loves to publish the weekly,monthly, even daily real estate report here in Darien and well everywhere. The problem with that is that numbers can only tell a one dimensional view of a situation. If you look at the  Darien statistics, we show a "flat to  slightly up "market, average price is up a bit, sales are comparable with last years....the patient is healthy but not robust. The "Boots on the Ground Report" reflects a similar situation...Continue Reading!

Coming Tomorrow to the Darien MLS……Under $1 Million

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

It's not everyday that you can find  a home in Darien Ct that is absolutely pristine, and walking distance to train and shopping for under $1million. In fact,it happens almost never....except for TOMORROW, May 4,2015. I will be listing a beautiful 1940 square foot, 3 bedroom colonial on an "in demand "street in Darien for $945,000. On .23 acres this home has been freshly painted and carpeted. It has a large Master suite with remodeled master bathroom and large walk in closet. There...Continue Reading!

Why Real Estate Agents Don’t Make What You Think They Do…….

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

As the famous Princess  Diana once said...."There are three of us in this marriage." That in a nutshell is the reason buyer and seller agents gross the amount of money that they do. But all is not what it seems. On the surface of it, in Connecticut a listing agent is entitled to 5% of the sales price of a home...or are they? Lets say your home is on the market for $1million. A 5% commission on the sale of that home is...Continue Reading!

Why Prayer Will Never Sell Your Home. Darien, CT Real Estate.

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

So the real estate market in your town is in full swing but your home seems to be langusihing. What's going wrong? It could be a bunch of things.It could be that the right buyer just hasn't come along. Perhaps your garden gnome collection is a turn off or that those avocado colored countertops are not everyone's cup of tea. OR it just could be one of the top three reasons that homes don't sell.Pricing, pricing and pricing. The real estate market in Darien...Continue Reading!

State of the Market,2014 Wrap Up, Darien, CT Homes

How’s the market? That's the evergreen question posed  to me at the gym,supermarket and every cocktail party in town. At any given moment the state of real estate in Darien can be up, down or even sideways.It all depends on price point, seasonality and supply of listings and buyers. What we Do know is whats happened in the recent past, so let’s take a look backward at how Darien real estate fared in 2014. In a word, I’d say FINE. The statistics for 2014 demonstrate that...Continue Reading!

Darien Real Estate,So Hot Yet So Cool, June 2014

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

How do I describe the doings in Darien Ct real estate this year so far? Well first, the season ,as we all know was severely delayed to to severely lousy weather,and a late spring that still is grudging. Repairs needed from ice dams, slowly melting snow and dazed homeowners kept things in a deep freeze well into April, 2014. Then came the thaw, or should I say partial thaw. Homes were listed and anything with a working front door and a price tag...Continue Reading!

I Couldn’t Have Said It Better Myself…Darien and New Canaan Real Estate News

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Here is an unbiased report from Darien/New Canaan Magazine about the new normal in this areas real estate market....http://www.newcanaandarienmag.com/n/March-April-2014/The-Real-Estate-Survival-Guide/Continue Reading!

Ice Could Dam Up The Spring Market in Darien…..Darien Real Estate

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

By now you  know about the inventory issues in Darien real estate. If you're looking to buy a home below $1.6million, you have few to no choices. Now that the weather  has for the moment, turned warm all the ice and snow that has built up on the roofs of Darien homeowners is finding its way indoors. Ice damming has been a big issue during this cold snap and as the deep freeze abates, water will continue to make an appearance in family rooms...Continue Reading!

Looking to Sell in 2014? This Could Be Your Year…..

The Gold Coast Standard and Darien Real Estate

Five years ago, you practically couldn't give houses away...Homes that were on the market were overpriced and buyers were burrowing in their bunkers awaiting better news of the economy, election results, bonuses, you name it. We knew it had to happen and eventually it did. All the first time home buyers from New York City,  now with one child living in a closet and another in a dresser drawer have re emerged to create a hot, entry level market in Darien,CT...Continue Reading!