Home Sellers – Should You Always Accept An All Cash Offer?

Always Accept An All Cash Offer?

If you’re in a large metropolitan area like San Francisco, New York, or LA, you’re probably well aware how insane the real estate market is. This insanity involves a large number of buyers/investors that make offers with all cash. In my daily practice, it’s normal to have offers from not one, but several all cash buyers. Let me pose a question that seems to have an obvious answer. Should you always accept an all cash offer when selling your home? [Read more…]

Try This Herb-Roast Turkey For Thanksgiving.

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By far Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. How can it not be with the gathering of family, and of course the food. Like most, the star of my family meal is the turkey. We all have our “go to” recipe for the turkey. Without a doubt, my turkey recipe of choice is a herbed roasted turkey. We have been using this recipe for more than five years, and it has never disappointed. [Read more…]

When Your Appraisal Value Comes In Lower Than The Purchase Price

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As a buyer or a seller, the appraisal is one of the key parts in the home sale transaction. If you’re the buyer, you have to get an appraisal to get a loan. As a home seller, one of the key stumbling blocks on the sale is having the home appraise for the selling price. What happens when the home does NOT appraise for at least the agreed upon sales price? Are there any options? [Read more…]

Realtor Magazine Chooses Shaun Arceneaux For Best Use Of Free Social Media Network

Shaun Arceneaux In Best of 2013Realtor Magazine, the trade magazine for the National Association of Realtors, recognized me, Shaun Arceneaux, for my use of a free social network.  Specifically, they recognized my use of the photo sharing site Instagram.

Shaun Arceneaux is a perfect example of a practitioner who’s using Instagram not only to show beautiful photos of homes but also to share his own personality, likes, family, and favorite places.

I’m a big fan of social media.  Not only do I use it in my personal life, but it has become an integral way for me to connect with clients and market my seller’s properties.

I definitely want to thank the staff at the Realtor Magazine for this distinction and recognition.  If you would like to connect with me, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You can read the article here.


I’m A Frustrated Home Buyer! What Do I Do In Today’s Market?


Spring/Summer of 2013 is turning into one of the most frustrating home buying seasons for buyers.  Low interest rates, super low housing inventory, and incredibly hyped media reports are making it hard for willing buyers to successfully get into contract on a home.  If you’re frustrated at the whole process, and believe your current efforts are futile, I have a few suggestions.  These tips are no guarantee you will be successful, but it will help you be competitive on all of your offers. [Read more…]

Online Chat On 4/28/13 @ 5pm pst: Ask Us Your Real Estate Questions

Ask Us Your Real Estate Questions!  Do you have a real estate related question? Want to know how the Bay Area real estate market is really doing?  Are there terms or concepts you just don’t understand?  Ask us anything you want about real estate.

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