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!
I had a great time making this. If you've forgotten why you live here, watch this. If you're thinking of moving here, well you really need to see it. Enjoy. Karen Brewer. 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!
Just a reminder that all open houses for this week are available by clicking on the left on Property Search and Open Houses.Continue Reading!
Below is the Darien Real estate market report for this week,October 8,2009. As has been the norm these days,lots of price reduction and notably few new listings Call me for information on any of the properties listed here at 203-554-0951. Continue Reading!
Today I met with a young couple who is quickly outgrowing their present living space.and were thinking of relocating to Darien,CT. They knew very little about Darien real estate market and I was called in to do a price opinion on their Fairfield home as well. We sat on a hard backed sofa, as they peppered me with questions about the market, inventory in Darien and New Canaan and how I'd arrived at my pricing advice . They were wary and tense like I was about the try to sell them a set of encyclopedias or something. (anyone...Continue Reading!
A few months ago,I published a post about the process for obtaining a parking permit in the Darien,Ct commuter parking lots. I mentioned then that the process was under review, and the town hoped to authorize additional spaces at both the Noroton Heights lots and the Darien station.Below is the article that ran in this weeks' paper with the details of new, "incentivized" parking spaces. TUESDAY Sept. 29 — For the price of $200 and a few extra steps, you can own...Continue Reading!