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8341 Santaluz Village Green East - Amazing mini mansion & true one-of-a-kind Santaluz casita with panoramic golf course views!

Join us for an open house this Sunday, April 27 from 1-4p at this amazing MINI MANSION! This is truly a one-of-a-kind, incredibly upgraded Santaluz casita with panoramic GOLF COURSE views. Formerly owned by one of the premier builders in Rancho Santa Fe history, this home has the craftsmanship typically found in homes $3M and up. Walking distance to the club and situated on the first fairway of the Santaluz golf course overlooking the mountain, as well as exposure to the lake, this is a ONCE IN A DECADE OFFERING!

We look forward to seeing you.  Access has been arranged with the HOA so please just let them know you are there to see us and they will direct you to us. 


Value Range Pricing can Increase Your Buyer Pool and Raise Your Sale Price

Looking to buy or sell a home in San Diego, California? Click here to perform a full home search, or if you're thinking of selling your home, click here for a FREE Home Price Evaluation so you know what buyers will pay for your home in today's market. You may also call us at (858) 386-4478 for a FREE home buying or selling consultation to answer any of your real estate questions.

Value Range Pricing: When & How to Use It

I am going to talk about one of the most widely misunderstood topics in the seller world. I am going to go ahead with you and demystify this concept known as Value Range Pricing. This is when you see those homes that are listed at $600,000 or $700,000, and you might be wondering why these homes are listed at these ranges. It's my goal to have you understand why this is done and what their use is.

When you do use a value range you have to understand that it is part of the greater marketing and listing strategy to get that home sold. This is why it must be strategic. A lot of agents don't understand why they're using one, they just see that it's being done and they use it. You need to have a strategy behind your pricing because it is one of the most crucial aspects of marketing your home.

You're not going to use a value range for every market. For example, back in 2010 and 2011 when the market was down, these price ranges were not attractive to buyers because they were not sure of the value, and this made them question whether or not they were getting a good deal. I wasn't a huge advocate for these back then, but they have grown on me now.

There is a big reason to use these today because it helps us do 2 things: (1) capture...

The Daniel Beer Group Client Appreciation Bash at Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar

We at The Daniel Beer Group remain grateful for each of our client’s trust and belief in us to serve your real estate needs. As a gesture of our appreciation, we recently held our Client Appreciation Bash at Cucina Enoteca in Del Mar. A great time was had by all, and we would like to share some moments from our time together sharing stories over drinks and eats!

Clients from East Coast to West Coast!

We would like to give special recognition to Hunter Gibbs, selected winner and recipient of the Daniel Beer Group - College Scholarship Award! She will be attending California State University, San Marcos in the fall and pursuing her degree in Visual Arts. Congratulations, Hunter! We're excited for this next chapter of your life!

In reality, words and pictures do not do justice to how much our clients mean to us. We thank each and every one of you for the privilege to work with you.


707 S. Sierra Avenue #4, Solana Beach - True Oceanfront Coastal Living

Location! Location! Location! Beautiful true oceanfront condo with breathtaking coastline and whitewater ocean views. Walk out unit overlooking the Pacific Ocean with views to south of La Jolla and Coronado Island, as well as views to the north of Newport Beach and Catalina Island on a clear day. One of the most desired locations in Solana Beach with direct beach access. Elegantly upgraded with travertine floors, maple cabinetry, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and custom lighting. Small intimate gated community of 30 units with two-tiered seawall. Great entertainment amenities at the pool, spa and outdoor bbq. Complete turnkey. Fully furnished, complete with everything you need, right down to kitchen utensils, to vacation, generate income, or live a great life!


Exclusive open house sales event for spacious El Cajon custom home this Sunday from 1-4p!


A rare find, indeed! Spacious 2,153 square-foot beautiful custom home nestled at the base of mountains in tranquil El Cajon. Enjoy endless panoramic views from this prime location in a safe quiet cul-de-sac. Rare find in a home with a serene backyard to entertain family and friends. Move-in ready open floorplan with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, including a luxurious master retreat complete with stone sinks and showers in a spa-like master bath. Elegant upgrades throughout including surround sound system, dual zone AC, contemporary fixtures, designer lighting and more! Large laundry room and large closets are perfect for families. No HOA fees! This is a must see. Don’t miss out on this gem!

Check out the video and contact us to find out how you can move into your new home in El Cajon!


Attention Buyers: Make Your Offer Stand Out Above the Rest!


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Buyers are always asking me for ways to improve their offers. The easy answer is money –most sellers would agree that more money would make for a stronger offer. Aside from price, there are quite a few things we can strategically work into the offer that will not have any affect on you. This strategy could improve your position and may allow you to pay a lower price because there are terms that sellers actually appreciate.

  1. No litter. This is when you are going after a property, which is often a hotly-contested property in an area with little inventory and the absorption rate is moving very quickly, and you negotiate a deal that includes home warranty, termite inspection etc. Asking a seller to pay for a $70 inspection on a high-dollar asset will not work in your favor. However, in some markets this could be appropriate – this makes it that much more si-highlight--primary to speak with your real estate agent.
  2. Shorter inspection. By default, the California purchase agreement allows for a 17-day inspection period. The truth is that within 24-48 hours of making a deal, we can have the inspector at the property and receive the results within 24-48 hours after that. This allows you to be fully negotiated on repairs within just a few days! If you can write your inspection contingency at 10-14 days as opposed...

Marlene's Tea & Cakes in Verrazzano near Santaluz and Camino Del Sur 92127

Wow! Sometimes we experience things that we just want to rave about immediately to our closest family and friends. I just came back to my office at the Piazza Camino Del Sur shopping center in Verrazzano after stopping next door at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes to grab something to carry me through my morning. Tea and cake for breakfast, you ask? They have more than that. I thoroughly enjoyed my coffee and breakfast sandwich, which by the way, is freshly made in their bakery.

Opened in February, Marlene’s Tea & Cakes is a welcomed treat to the Santaluz neighborhood. As soon as you step inside, you already know it is going to be something distinct and out of the ordinary. From wall to wall and tea to cake, every inch of this elegant escape is reminiscent of a French café and patisserie. Your experience is enveloped in detailed care and ambiance. Afternoon tea and delectable sweets and savories are served at each table on fine china beneath chandeliers. There is also a private cozy dining room that can be reserved for a small party of your favorite people, little or grown-up.

Marlene’s can also bring their exceptional experience to your private catered events, including customized menus to match your own signature custom colors. If you are on the go as I was this morning, Marlene’s sends you off with your fresh brewed beverage and eats warmed up just right. It is the small thoughtful touches that mean the most, and Marlene’s is right here in our community giving back with 5% of all cupcake sales going back to the Willow Grove Educational Foundation.

Marlene Spawton is the proud owner and culinary talent who puts...