As usual, here is the weekly market report for Darien Real Estate for November 20,2009.Again while there were those properties that closed well below asking, there also continue to be sales at full price....when they are priced correctly from the start. Cant believe the year is almost gone.Whew! Happy Thansgiving everyone! Continue Reading!
In case you missed it, The Darien Times published a very complimentery article about www.thegoldcoaststandard.com "(Karen) strives to represent the community through a variety of voices." (She)" jumped into the void and encourages dialogue with her readers The site is far from a series of self serving proclamations and listings.... Toot Toot.....thats me blowing my own horn!Continue Reading!
Is your agent doing all they can to market your home on the Internet? Are they still using pretty postcard websites and waiting for the phone to ring ? Isn't your location or neighborhood in Darien,CT a big part of what is going to sell your home? Of course. But Google Maps or interior videos won't convey a feel for how special Darien,Ct homes and its' neighborhoods are. If you wish to market your Darien home, and have a technological edge on the competition,let...Continue Reading!
For those of you who do not live in the area or just missed the article published in the Darien Times on October 29,2009 about the Gold Coast Standard and its author,Karen Brewer of Sothebys International Realty in Darien, CT. (more…)Continue Reading!
Each quarter,Sotheby's International Realty publishes a state of the real estate market if you will, for Fairfield County,CT and north through the Shoreline area. It is a comprehensive report and one you should read if you are considering buying or selling property in the area. Data shows more strength in the shoreline areas, and most activity taking place in the entry level categories. Inventory has stabilized and the data suggests a bottoming out of the market in Fairfield County. http://www.wpsir.com/u/marketReports/wpsir/rp_2.pdfContinue Reading!
I had a discussion with a fellow Darien Realtor yesterday which has prompted this post. She was telling me how she was showing homes to a client who let it be known that he was, in fact, using several Realtors at once. Now there are those who do this because they've never bought a home or don't understand the protocol. Then there are those that feel that they will see different listings with different brokers or somehow get a "leg up" in the...Continue Reading!
Last week I bought a new laptop.My old one was slow, riddled with viruses, and the keyboard ws missing the letters "N and"D". It was time. Against the advice of my "Machildren" I decided on a PC . It has a large,shiny,black screen, lots of memory and a keyboard that looks like it came straight off the Space Shuttle. Anyway,once out of the box,I had to figure out how to transfer data from the old machine to the new one. "Simple enough,"I thought. After all ,I...Continue Reading!
Suppose you're thinking of dipping your toe in the water of the Darien or Fairfield County real estate market. Where do you begin? The agent your friend had is no longer in the business or maybe you've had a poor real estate experience in the past. Where can you go when you've found a home on the Internet that looks interesting or you're just wondering how your home has fared in this recession.In other words,you want more information but are not ready to...Continue Reading!
Here is this weeks' report for new listings,deposits,accepted offers and closings.Of note this week,the house on Renshaw Road bindered in one week. Not exactly a trend but notable all the same.Also, as I have mentioned before pricing is the key. If you price 20% or more than the market will bear,your home will likely languish. Get closer and get real and you will get a buyer. Continue Reading!