Here is the latest article from the Fairfield County Business Journal about yours truly..... Q&A from the Corner Office Karen Brewer, Realtor at William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty in Darien and founder of interactive website, The Gold Coast Standard.com shared from personal experience how the Information Age has evolved the ways a broker advertises. Q: How are agents using social media to market themselves and their listings? Brewer: “I continue to be...Continue Reading!
Nassau Interests, a Darien-based real estate development firm, is one of the first builders in Darien to design and build a new home registered with the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program. By teaming up with Darien-based Neil Hauck Architects, the two local firms were able to build the new-LEED certified home at 49 Mansfield Ave.Until the beginning of 2008, LEED certification, an acronym for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design”, was...Continue Reading!
GNOMES MISSING FROM DARIEN HOME...... Five garden gnomes, valued at $75 each, were reported stolen from the front lawn of a residence on Edgewood Road at noon on Monday, Nov. 16, according to Darien Police. The gnomes had last been seen in their usual place at 3 p.m. the day before. A garden globe, worth $30, was also reported stolen that day. Three days later, on Thursday, Nov. 19, the resident noticed a 40-pound gnome, valued at $80, was missing...Continue Reading!
The town of Darien is kind of slow recording all the property transfers and so the attached list, although dated ,is all we have right now.I publish the closed sales each week in my market report but I'm told that some people like to view the addresses,closing prices and the names of the tranferers (is that a word?). I'll continue the post these as they are recorded. Darien CT Property transfers that were recorded in the town clerk’s office between August...Continue Reading!
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!