Days on the market through July 15 is 140 days, compared with 134 days in 2013,” said Baker, who has been a real estate agent since 2005. “My gut is that we’ll finish the year flat with 2013 (in sales) or finish the year a little better. Darien is a destination place for people with its schools, beaches and community.” People who live in Darien want to remain in town and tend to purchase more-expensive homes over the years, Baker said. It is a trend that he has followed in his 35 years as a resident, buying four homes. “It’s a real good thing when people move up in a town.