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Helpful Links and Information.


NARPM ~ National Association of Residential Property Managers is the professional, educational and ethical leader for the residential property management industry.

IREM ~ Institute of Real Estate Management has been the source for real estate management professionals for over 75 years with local chapters in every state.

CAR ~ Connecticut Association of Realtors represents over 14,000 real estate professionals and provides valuable consumer information.

NAIL ~ National Association of Independent Landlords helps in finding good tenants. FREE Rental Application Form.

DMK ~ DMK Realty is a great resource for town information, housing statistics, real estate for sale and rent.


~ Protect your family from Lead Based Paints ~ PDF 


~ Fire Safety Fact Sheets by NFPA 


~ Sample Lease Form courtesy of Greenwich MLS.

~ Sample Rental Application form from National Association of Indepentent Landlords 


~ Facts concerning Connecticut Security Deposits from the Greenwich MLS. 


~ U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developement,                               Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.


~ National Association of Realtor's Code of Ethic's Poster.

~ Tips On Finding Property Managers.


Green Links at these websites below:

Links for Green Sustainable Building, Rebates and Information.

Green Building & Sustainable Lifestyle Tips, Articles and Links.


Greening your property checklist.



Helpful Articles for Homeowner's & Tenants.


Connecticut Residential Leases Now Require Notice of Sprinkler Systems.

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August 22nd, 2015


Starting October 1st, 2015 Connecticut law (Section 57 of bill 1502) will require disclosure of operative fire sprinkler systems with any residential lease. This does not apply to commercial leases unless there is a dwelling unit.

Sec. 57. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2015) (a) As used in this section, "fire sprinkler system" means a system of piping and appurtenances designed and installed in accordance with generally accepted standards so that heat from a fire will automatically cause water to be discharged over the fire area to extinguish or prevent its further spread.

(b) When renting any dwelling unit, the landlord of such dwelling unit shall include notice in the rental agreement as to the existence or nonexistence of an operative fire sprinkler system in such dwelling unit and shall be printed in not less than twelve-point boldface type of uniform font.

(c) If there is an operative fire sprinkler system in the dwelling unit, the rental agreement shall provide further notice as to the last date of maintenance and inspection and shall be printed in not less than twelve-point boldface type of uniform font.


For more information on Home Trends in Fairfield County, Connecticut contact DMK Real Estate.  DMK providing step by step real estate assistance for buyers, sellers, builders, landlords and tenants.

Sellers ~ let DMK walk you through the process of selling your home. As a Sellers Representative Specialist (SRS) DMK has gone the extra step with additional training from the National Association of Realtors® (NAR). As a Realtor® it is important to understand both sides of the transaction to provide the best service and advice to our clients.

Buyers ~ DMK will assist buyers step by step in the process of buying a home. Currently an applicant for the Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR) designation by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) that involves additional education and training to Realtors® who specialize in working with buyers

Builders ~ with over twenty-five years hands on experience and knowledge in residential construction, home improvements and remodeling we can effectively assist builders sell their project in a timely and profitable manner. DMK specializes in energy efficient and green homes and is a designated GREEN Realtor by NAR and an accredited LEED AP Homes by USGBC.

Landlords & Tenants ~ with over twenty years of experience in investment properties and property management DMK understand how important a good relationship is along with finding the right fit makes all the difference. Investors looking for a rental property contact DMK Real Estate for experience, knowledge and property management advice.





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Credit Reporting Agency Now Tracking Rent Payments.

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July 13th, 2015


Credit Reporting agency Experian is now tracking rent payments to help increase your credit score. This is a win-win for both tenant and landlords who can sign up for this service. Experian in the first credit reporting agency to do so and it recently conducted an analysis that showed that on time rental payment history can increase your score.

If you are renting from a property management company ask if it reports payments data to Experian RentBureau.

If renting from an individual landlord you can sign up through a rent payment service that is working with Experian RentBureau. These services will allow for the payment and collection of your rent electronically and then you have the ability to opt-in to reporting your rental history to Experian RentBureau. The three rental payment service providers currently working with Experian are:

Out of the three companies participating in this WilliamPaid is FREE for electronically debit bank account payments, ClearNow and RentTrack have monthly fees.

Note to tenants when you are signing up your bank account will be debited the same day of each month.



Call DMK Real Estate in Fairfield County, Ct for all your real estate needs, professional service and lower rates.


When Selling Your Home Should You Improve or Not?

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June 12th, 2015


Landlords and home owners need to consider if it is in their best interest to do house and property improvements or not when it comes to selling their property. This is a huge point of consideration for sellers and should be discuss this with their local experience Realtor® with estimated costs involved and potential return of investment.

Buyers will come in two groups:-

  • The group who wants a bargain and are willing to trade hard work for sweat equity.
  • The group who wants move-in ready.

If the seller would prefer not to spend any money then this is will equate to a tradeoff in list price. But sometimes the tradeoff is uneven and a few hundred dollars spent on improvements and maintenance might improve the sales price by thousands.

The other point is the sellers time frame, in general move in ready homes tend to sell more quickly. With a little research and some quotes the seller might find out that some home improvement upfront will allow substantial returns in both money and selling time.

Here is a list of quick fixes that frequently help to increase a property’s value:

  • Curb appeal of the home, update and new landscape along with painting.
  • Interior painting and de-cluttering.
  • Refurbish, upgrade or remodel of kitchen and/or bathroom.
  • Addition of crown molding, built-in cabinets.
  • Refinished wood floors.
  • Cleaning of windows, inside of house and yard to allow buyers to focus on property.


To read more about home improvements and what they can deliver please click on Cost Vs Value Real Estate Remodeling & Trends ~ 2014. 

For additional information go to:-

Pay Back on Green Home Improvements

2014 Bathroom Trend’s for the Home. 

Top 10 Kitchen Design Mistakes | Raleigh Custom Home Design 

Home Staging Works → Great Photos = More Traffic Sales! 

Best Tips for Selling Your Connecticut Home. 


Buyers and Sellers looking for step by step assistance in Fairfield County contact David Popoff at DMK Real Estate in Darien, Connecticut.

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