While the 225 single family homes that were for sale in Darien in August represented a 13.5 percent decrease over the previous month of July, they represented a 19.7 percent increase in homes for sale over August of 2017. The seasonal decrease in homes for sale is not a surprise, as the number typically peaks in May and decreases through August. The increase in the number over last September is more telling, and should warrant some attention by sellers. Increased inventory and more competition make it all that more important to price a home correctly the first time, and to make sure a home stands out in its price range. An important thing to note is that the best way to sell a home in a timely manner and for its highest selling price is to price it correctly from the beginning.