Danbury Real Estate Blog

There are many factors on deciding which real estate agent that you want to partner with for finding a new home in Greater Danbury & Candlewoood Lake area of Connecticut. By choosing the right real estate professional, you have save yourself time, money and stress in the moving process. Think about the following questions when you met with an agent when you are considering purchasing a home.


-How often do you get back to me?
-How do  showings work?
-Can we go after work and weekends? -
-Will you show me all of your listings, not just for your offices?
-Do you speak your opinion after seeing houses?
-Do you know what other area homes are selling for?
-Do you take separate cars to houses?
-Would you tell me if a house we see is a good fit or not?
-We will be spending a lot of time together. Do you think we would work well together?
-Are you a full time real estate agent?
-How do you feel about the possibly of a short sale or foreclosure? 
-How long can we spend at each house?
-Do you have an idea of neighborhoods that would fit our needs?
-What would you put in an offer to protect me?
-Is our budget realistic for what we are looking for in a home?
-How do you recommend a bidding strategy?
-Do you have any recommend lenders,home inspector or attorney?
-In the past, how many offers and house viewings do your clients take til they get the right home?
-Where do you recommend we search for homes online?
-Can we see  a house that we like more than onece?
-How does making an offer work?
-How long does it take to close once an offer has been accepted?

My name is Jonathan Hall. I'm a local Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT-servicing both Danbury & the Greater Candlewood Valley Region. You can visit my website to learn more about me. You can call or text me anytime at 203.417.-0523 or send me an email to  DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com. I am ready to meet with you to talk local real estate if you are thinking of purchasing a new home. I look forward to hearing from you


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 28th, 2018 3:20 PM
There are many factors on deciding which real estate agent that you want to partner with for selling your home your home in Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake. By choosing the right real estate professional, you have save yourself time, money and stress in the moving process. Think about the following questions.

-Do you feel comfortable working together for the next few months?
-Have they had the experience with properties in the neighborhood?
-Do they know the market?
-Are they telling me what I want to hear or being forward with the truth?
-Are they prepared to talk about the market and the home selling process at your meeting?
-Do they explain the showing process?
-How did you come to the price?
-Are they not afraid to talk about property condition or recommended improvements?
-Do they have proven marketing plan?
-Is the agent listening to me and interested in the house?
-Are they familiar with technology for marketing?
-Do they clearly explain the paperwork that you would have to complete?
-Are they a full time real estate professional?
-Do they seem honest and ethical?

My name is Jonathan Hall. I'm a local Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty in Danbury,CT-servicing both Danbury & the Greater Candlewood Valley Region. You can visit my website to learn more about me. You can call or text me anytime at 203.417.-0523 or send me an email to  DanburyRealEstate@Gmail.Com. I am ready to meet with you to talk local real estate if you are thinking of moving. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 28th, 2018 1:05 PM
If you are in the market to purchase immediately or considering selling your home in a year or so, it does not hurt to contact your local real estate expert. I welcome requests from clients regardless of the state of moving they are in-provided they are honest and upfront with their moving plans. Extra preparation and time is important so you are not rushed into anything. I look forward to meeting you. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on August 20th, 2018 11:28 AM
Moving can be a scary process. It's tough to leave where you have set up roots, whether owning your home for over 20 years or moved in just about five years ago. There's a new journey ahead of you; whether across the country or into a larger home for  your growing family.

The actual selling part of your home may be a little challenging, especially if you haven't been active in the real estate market recently. You need to partner with an experienced local real estate expert to help you get the most out of house out. Your housing expert should provide ongoing updating the marketing, communication on the offer and guiding you on the steps to the closing table.  There may be surprises that could come up along the way, but some of which could be good or possibly negative. You could possibly get multiple offers, which allows the home owner to select the most qualified buyer. In the inspection process, the inspector might find a few issues with the condition of the house that you might not be aware of that the home buyer possibly could ask you to address. As an experienced listing agent, I can guide you on how to handle any situation or request that comes up, but it is ultimately your decision as the home owner.

Sometimes sellers have expressed additional concerns about moving. They sometimes mention they have no where to go if they sell, Other sellers wonder if the buyer that they are thinking of accepting have been approved for their mortgage. Sellers are often wondering when they should move out or sign a lease for an apartment to live in once they sell. As a trusted real estate expert in the Danbury, I can answers to these questions and more that you may have. If you are thinking of selling your home, please contact me-Jonathan Hall, a Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty, directly on my cell phone 203-417-0523.  I look forward to easing your nerves about selling your home. 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on March 9th, 2018 12:22 PM
As a licensed real estate professional, I listen to your needs in order to help find your dream home. I'm able to use to experience to save you time and energy as we share the entire inventory of homes on that market so that you can select those that best meet your wants and needs. I can show you any and all of the listings in the Multiple listing service, any property you see advertised on the internet or in any publication for any brokerage firm in addition to any house listed by any brokerage office in my service area. In addition to these homes, please allow me to introduce you to several of the new construction communities.

I am able to help you with this in the Greater Danbury & Candlewood Lake region of Connecticut. The real estate community cooperates with each other and has the homes listed in the Multiple listing service, so the homes are available to all agents to bring their clients. This means you shouldn't have to go from agency to agency to see their properties-work with only your trusted real estate advisor. 

In order to see any of these properties, the state does require that we sign an Exclusive right to represent buyer form. I will review in person and can also email this to you prior to our appointment. Contact me on here for your housing needs or call 203.417.0523. I look forward to hearing from you-Jonathan Hall,William Pitt Sotheby's Internaitonal Realty.



Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 21st, 2018 2:48 PM
Generally speaking since 2000, townhomes in Danbury have appreciated 3.41% each year. That time period does include the height of the market as well as the recession period. In 2000, the average sales price was $135,526 with a median of $122,00. For the calendar year of 2017, the average price for townhome in Danbury that sold was $233,397, with the median being $216,000. Prices did hit the high in Danbury for townhomes in 2005 when the sales prices averaged $287,031. and the sales price in 2017 are basically right the averages of the 2004 as well as 2010 time. 

So what does this information mean for you? You might possible have more equity in your home than think. It could be a good time to sell, as inventory levels are quite low across the board.  There is no harm in getting a confidential price opinion on your property, so contact us today. 

This information is per smart mls system, February 4,2018. Please contact for current information, accurate but no guaranteed.


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 9th, 2018 11:40 AM
I have had a a lot of success helping clients sell their townhome in the Greater Danbury area. Of the last few listings that I have had, the owners received about 96.8% of the last asking price, which is above area market averages per smart mls.In the last 7 listings that I had, for townhomes in the area, my homeowners had their home in contract averaging under 87 days, with a median of 76 days. That is compared to an average days across the board of 118 days.  Another recent client of my mine was able to get the highest sales price in his neighborhood in close to 8 years time.  One other of my sellers clients went from just listed to closed in just over one months time.

If you are thinking about selling your property,I'm available to meet with you at your schedule, whether you are planning to sell as soon as possible or down the road in a couple of years. If your property needs to be sold, you have come to the right place for professional service. An active full time real estate professional, Jonathan Hall has lived in the Greater Danbury area for over 30 years. He has earned numerous industry awards, but what really matters is the positive results that my clients have achieved. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 9th, 2018 10:39 AM
Currently, the Danbury housing market is quite active. Inventory levels are across town, from the  Mill Plain Road corridor up through Shelter Rock, South Street to Candlewood Lake. Due to the low inventory, property values for Danbury have come up a little bit. With the market, maybe it is time to consider upgrading into a larger single family home in the Danbury itself or the surrounding towns.You might just be want a larger townhome, after a positive experience in owning a townhome already. Perhaps it may be time to sell and relocate from the Danbury due to changes in your family or career. Regardless of what stage or your destination might be,if you are pretty sure that you can not keep living in your current townhome, I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss the possibly for the sale of your Danbury,CT townhome. Contact today to start the process.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 25th, 2018 4:00 PM

Regardless of your status in the housing market, whether you are looking to purchase a new home in under six months or planning on selling your home in about five years, I welcome inquires regardless on when your move will be.  It shouldn't cost you any more regardless of when you contact me for your housing needs. I would just hope that you would keep me in mind from the opportunity to earn your real estate business when it is time for your Danbury,CT home purchase or sale of your home. I look forward to hearing from you. 
Posted by Jonathan Hall on January 24th, 2018 4:24 PM
It does not cost you any additional money to involve your real estate agent if you are just thinking about selling in a couple of years or if you have to list the house on the first day that we meet.  I'd rather have to talk to me before doing any work to your home that you might not need to do, or should do based on the market. In the initial meeting as a seller, we can talk about the general market after touring the home and running the numbers back in my office, I can give you a strong accurate opinion of the home's value for today. The value may be different in the future. From there, we can partner and talk about what you should do to plan your future move. I've had several seller clients pick my brain over the years before they even decide it's the right time to put their condominium on the market in the Greater Danbury,CT area. If you are considering selling your townhome, please contact us today to start the process, regardless of what stage you are in.
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on December 7th, 2017 4:36 PM

In case anybody out there is wondering, I don't only do townhome and condo sellers and buyers. I am also quite experienced with working with clients that need to purchase or sell a more traditional single family home. If you currently own a townhome and feel a single family home would be a better fit your lifestyle, I have the knowledge and experience to make your transition and moving process as stress free as possible. In the other side, if you currently own a single family home in the Greater Danbury area and realize it is time to move into a condominium, we can partner to insure a quick sale & make your sure your purchase is just perfect for you, not settling. I look forward to hearing from you.

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 26th, 2017 1:44 PM
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$1,750.00
32 Oil Mill Road #17

Danbury, CT 06810



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1232
Garage: 2 Built: 2005
 

Great unit available for immediate occupancy
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Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on July 23rd, 2014 12:10 PM
One of the things that condo owners enjoy is a maintenance free lifestyle. It doesn't mean you do not have to any work at all. The inside of the home is all yours to take care of.

Just like a single family home, a condo that has not been updated over the years can turn buyers off. It doesn't mean the place has to be perfect, just periodically updated. It does not take that much in most cases to do work on a condo. Simple things like replacing countertops, upgrading to energy efficient appliances to changing vanities can be done inexpensively . Most buyers looking for a condo do not plan for a full top to bottom renovation.Just like a single family homes, owners should plan work out to do over the years.

I have seen 30 year old condos looks like new due to the work that has been done to them. On the other hand, other 30 year old units look like they haven't been touched since they were constructed. When a property gets to that point, the time and cost can scare buyers away and the units will often take longer to sell than other updated units and if a buyer comes along, the price will often reflect the condition.


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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 23rd, 2014 12:53 PM
If your life is calling you in a new direction which would require the sale of your townhome, I welcome the opportunity to help your move. I am active, full busy Top Producing real estate professional at the William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty's Greater Danbury Brokerage.If the change is requiring either a move across town or around the world, rest assured your real estate needs will be expertly represented.

Here at the local level in Danbury,CT inventory in your neighborhood are very low. There is pent up buyer demand, looking for move in condition homes where you live, such as Sterling Woods, Kensington Woods and Barclay Commons. If your home is priced well, my work ethic and marketing plan will get your real estate sold. If you feel your big move is coming soon, please contact me for a complimentary market analysis.




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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 1st, 2014 1:20 PM
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$0.00
95 Park Avenue #28

Danbury, CT 06810



Beds: 2 Rooms: 4
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1200
Garage: 1 Built: 1985
 

Nothing on the market compares, mint!
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on December 22nd, 2013 11:50 AM

You look at a unit differently when you are going to be renting it out for an investment than you would if you were to move in. As a full time real estate professional in the Danbury area, I can evalute a property you are considering purchasing. I can provide an estimate monthly rent, repairs or upgrades to be done prior to the marketing for lease, and anything else I feel you should be concerned about, both positives and negatives.
When you are investing and leasing real estate, depending on the price range, a home does not have to be perfect. The most important things are a working furnace, cooling, and hot water heater. Applicances should be in working order. The windows, doors and garage should be working. There should be no large holes in the walls. Flooring should be clean. There should be no leakings or clogged plumbing.

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on September 30th, 2013 1:08 PM
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$1,400.00
27 Crows Nest Lane #12H

Danbury, CT 06810



Beds: 2 Rooms: 5
Full Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 1338
Garage: 0 Built: 1986
 

This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Jonathan Hall
William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty
2034170523
www.danbury-condos.com



 
  Visit this listing here
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Posted by Jonathan Hall on May 9th, 2013 10:34 AM

I recommend all buyers work with a professional agent when they are looking for a new home. This should stay particularly true even when you are looking new construction opportunities.

I have heard several first hand accounts of people who have purchased new homes directly from the builder. They have paid, in opinion, much higher than an existing resale property.  On-site builders representations are hired and trained to get the highest price and most favorable terms & conditions for the builder.  They are not allowed to talk about resale listings in the community, and they can not show you the resale units.

I have recently worked with a client purchase a new home after marketing and selling their current home. Since time was important for them, as their sale was secure, we went out and viewed several existing units in the area.  They focused in one on community, and we toured all available lightly used resale homes.  Many of the units we toured were great, but not quite what the client wanted for another of reasons. We decided then, they wanted to explore custom building, so we went back to sales office.

We reviewed what that site were available, and the various floor plans. We decided on a site with the appropriate floor plan. We negotiated the base price, which was a little higher than the market value. I then accompanied then to the design center to pick out cosmetic features (flooring,cabinets,appliances,counters,etc) and a few structural changes (vents, overhead lighting, garage,etc). I made sure the cost for the upgrades would add value for resale as well as make the unit ideal for the purchaser. I was able to check the progress of the construction several times, since the purchaser was out for town for most of the time the unit was completed.
When the buyer’s lender dropped the ball (the mortgage broker the buyer came in with,), I was able to connect the buyer with a professional that I work with on a regular basis who was able to come in, save the day, and  get the unit closed!

 

Jonathan Hall - (203)796-7700 | call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523
danburyrealestate@gmail.com
www.danburycthomes.com | www.danbury-condos.com

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 4th, 2013 3:32 PM

What does it take to sell a house!

At the end of the day,  what does it take to sell your home in Greater Danbury,CT. It is a a number of things that have to take place:

 

-Have your home listed on the market and marketed to attract a qualified buyer. 
-Buyer falls in love with home, or sees the potential at the right price, and decides to place on offer on the home
-Come to a meeting of the minds on the finds over sale price, terms and conditions.
-Buyer performs home inspection on the property
-Buyer applies for financing with bank
-Contracts are signed with the attorneys
-Buyer’s bank does appraisal on property, buyer works on securing financing and obtains financing.
-Closing!

It isn’t rocket science!  If it was so difficult and a long drawn out process, no one would never be moving.  

Jonathan Hall - (203)796-7700 | call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523
danburyrealestate@gmail.com
www.danburycthomes.com | www.danbury-condos.com

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on April 4th, 2013 3:31 PM

My philosophy is to take on everything and do it right. That includes buying a home. How do you be good homebuyer?

-Be qualified by a reputable local lender before wanting to view homes!
-Give plenty of notice before waiting to view a home. It takes time to set up showings and sellers need to know ahead of time so they can prepare for your visit.
-Show up on time showing appointments!
-Don’t sweat the same stuff on finding the your dream home. That includes paint choice, flooring, choice of bath or kitchen fixtures. That can be changed to meet your needs. That would help make the house into your home.
-Offer a reasonable price based on the sales! 
-Follow up diligently with your closing attorney and mortgage broker. It is very common that banks want your whole life story before they issue a clear to close.

Jonathan Hall - (203)796-7700
| call or text me on my cell phone (203)417-0523|
danburyrealestate@gmail.com|
www.danburycthomes.com | www.danbury-condos.com

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Posted by Jonathan Hall on February 12th, 2013 5:02 PM

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