I am Karen Brewer of Sotheby's International Realty in Darien Ct. I have been in the real estate business for nearly 8 years and have sold over $20 million in property. Prior to this, I was a Managing Director at the New York Times newspaper. I worked for the Times for nearly 15 years and retired from as a Managing Director in charge of Classified Advertising Sales and Circulation Customer Service. I am a graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges,class of 1977. My business style emphasizes complete honesty and integrity as well as being knowledgeable and customer focused. What does that mean? Well, no broker speak, mincing words or being circumspect. I will help to find the best home for you and your family, and help you navigate the buying process. I can help you price your current home realistically and prepare its interior for presentation to the public. My advice is always straightforward and based on years of experience in Fairfield County. On the personal side, in Darien CT for 23 years. I have been actively involved in various town projects during that time and know the area and neighborhoods as only a long time resident can. I live in Darien with my husband, three children, and Brittany Spaniel, Daisy. I enjoy golf, needlepoint and playing the piano (which I took up when I was forty). I love all things Italian: the country, food, art, EVERYTHING. Oh, and did I mention Bruce Springsteen. The goal of this blog is to acquaint would be home buyers and sellers with the realities of the Fairfield County real estate marketplace in an informal but informative way. I'd love to hear from you about the posted information or any suggestions you might have about future posts.