With video cameras in every direction, nothing is private any more… including your preview of many of the homes for sale. In this episode, the Pickle Lady reveals the real estate implications of in-home surveillance and how best to protect yourself as a potential home buyer.
hello what’s happening a lot here at the gazebo they still have the christmas decorations up so the nice little spot for us exactly this is diane and randall bro your local realtors here happy to be here today and it’s a good spot to be here at the gazebo because you know what they have here randall bro what are they at surveillance yeah that’s right we’re uh we’re being yeah well of course i’m videoing you are videoing but do you think there’s someone else who’s videoing i don’t know i think that they probably have some cameras in it i’m sure in the square as everywhere in the world nowadays they are very careful now there’s cameras everywhere yeah absolutely so that’s something we kind of wanted to talk about today absolutely um especially as we have new clients coming in as the new year starts and we’re going to look at houses and and you would be surprised how many houses have hidden videos hidden videos recording devices yes yes and what we wanted to address was why it’s very important when we go in to look not only not to make derogatory comments which sometimes it’s kind of hard not hard not to but we want to kind of coach everybody when you’re coming in and we go to look at these houses keep your opinions to yourself um uh sellers are very very sensitive yeah and a lot of them are emotionally attached to their homes yes so they don’t want to hear anything and they’re watching everybody and everything that’s going on it just has to be just to be uh clear here if you are a buyer and you go into a house and you say something derogatory they can’t do anything about that they can capture you on film and you can say oh you know the that looks cheap or you could say whatever you want as realtors we kind of have to be careful because you know we’re not supposed to say derogatory tournament exactly and there’s a code of ethics there’s a code of methods we are very respectful of that you know but that being said if you are looking at a house and we feel there’s something like if there’s a crack in the ceiling for example uh we might point that out to you because we’re trying to look after your best interest but it’s important to be so you know be respectful we may discuss some things privately when we get back in the car but the other thing you want to be super aware of is not only like lets everybody be respectful of uh of the their home and and you know let’s kind of keep it a little low key on your opinions yeah the most important thing is if they are recording and watching everything um don’t discuss i absolutely love this house i’ll pay any price pay any price i’ll do whatever i can’t believe yeah i have to have this yeah well you’ve just blown it yeah you will have to you want to pay a lot of money exactly that’s the biggest thing so that’s the biggest thing is not only let’s not be negative because that’s also my new year’s resolution i want to be positive let’s be positive yeah we may see some some homes we’re not so crazy about we may see some we love but let’s all be respectful nice about it yeah and most importantly don’t tip your hands no no don’t tip your hand if you find the right one we don’t want those sellers to be like oh yeah we got this in the bag we’re not going to give them anything they want so keep that in mind too yeah we can get all excited when we get back in the car yeah which we do a lot yes you get back in the car we’re like yes we found it you found the one this is it let’s go write the counter you know let’s go write the opera yeah so anyway keep those two things in mind yeah let’s just be kind and gentler yeah in this new now officially they are supposed to divulge if you are being filmed oh yes uh and some some people are very clear about it they you know they’ll have a sign posted but some people like if they put it in mls in the mls listing they have divulged it yeah uh so there are ways of getting around that so you just got to be very very careful yeah you are supposed to be up front if you’re filming they are supposed to they don’t necessarily have to be yeah so uh you know you need to be really careful just something you know it’s uh my cautionary tale question everything pretty much assume that you are being filmed pretty much at all times pretty much at all times pretty much just run with that yeah just run with that person into your life that way correct i mean as we know it’s everywhere yeah every street corner every street light every restaurant every i mean i know i watch enough law in order to know yeah we know these things they’ll track you down you don’t get the footage anyway i guess it’s a cautionary tale in life in general just behave yourself wherever you are yeah somebody’s watching you you can’t end up on an iphone somewhere yeah all right so that’s all for today but i wanted to give you that little tip so that when we uh find your dream home here in prescott you don’t screw up the deal by acting over over enthusiastic keep your cards close to your chest close to your chest all right give us a call if you’re heading out to prescott soon we’d love to show you some great homes you can reach me at 713-302-1964 or where else mr bro mr bros says you can find us at prescottpicklelady.com that’s our online presence lots of great information there about prescott and the kind of homes that are available and life here in general uh if you are if you’re a property owner if you own a home here in prescott and would like to have us help you sell it you can check us out at we sellpresskit.com lots of good information there too so that is all for today anything else you’d like to add i just said that you you’re going to get kind of close i’m chasing you with the camera yeah she keeps leaving me i don’t want to be in the shot all the time it’s okay if you leave me i just don’t want it on camera there’s another example there’s another cautionary tale a breakup a breakup caught on on on video on video not today though we’re too tired we’re too tired to break up all right everybody that’s it have a wonderful day on that bit of nonsense yeah have a wonderful day and we hope to hear from you soon absolutely take care bye
Concerned about radon? In this episode, the Pickle Lady gives you the low-down on what is, what causes it, where you will find it, and what you should do about it. Plus, we feature a stunning Prescott neighborhood nestled in the awe-inspiring rock formations known as the dells.
hello hello hello hey peace this is diane bro with my better half randall bro i don’t know if i’m better i’m just here well that’s true yeah he’s trying yes he’s a work in progress absolutely as we all are here in the canyon yes in prescott this is my all-time favorite neighborhood i adore it if i could i would be here in a heartbeat yeah absolutely uh it’s stunning so we have a very nice friend here phil who agreed to let us come film in his backyard so you can see what it’s like to live here yeah uh it’s just kind of get a little yeah a little view what’s going on here there you go just absolutely beautiful this is backyard but what we love about this is as you know i love the rocks the rocks are my thing uh this is actually actually in this home is built into the dells yes and the dells are a natural rock formation that can only be found in prescott wisconsin and germany that’s right and they are stunning and we don’t know how they form we don’t know how some special i mean other people know we don’t know we don’t know we’re not geologists yeah some yeah no we don’t know i’m not i am into the crystals and all that i do like that i wear my crystals a very very peculiar and bizarre uh process that created the special rock formations referred to as the as the delta but if you are lucky enough to build a home in here and live in here um we have a lot of questions people are like you know you’re surrounded by all this granite and rocks what about the radon radon yeah yeah radon radon is uh it’s a it forms naturally out of the rocks it’s like something to do with radioactivity and uh and all that kind of stuff it’s uh it’s only trace uh trace amounts so like if you don’t hear a whole lot about people hiking in the dells overcome by radon because it’s trace elements so you uh the the problem comes when you have a home that sort of captures the radon and holds it inside for very long periods of time because it’s a clear it it’s kind of a clear gas but here’s the thing it’s not a problem yeah at all uh yeah the very high tech uh eradication systems that they have for radon essentially it’s a fan you know you you you have built in so if you have a custom home and you are surrounded by rocks like this which some people have there’s a way to mitigate that problem yeah and you have a whole uh essentially you just need to circulate it so they’re gonna release it here yeah so they’ll put a pan on it which you need to be aware if you just put granite on your kitchen countertops guess what yeah there’s a radon coming radon comes off of that countertop it’s a natural thing that’s a natural in the environment what you want to have is not have it build up in your home yes but once you address that you mitigate it yes it’s a non-issue yeah so if you have a home that’s built into into the dells um it’s a good idea to have you know monitoring equipment to make sure that the concentrations aren’t building up correct and like i said your mitigation system is essentially a small fan that just kind of circulates the air around and keeps them keeps them low so it’s perfectly perfectly safe to build a home where you have that situation but most most places here in prescott do not um and that’s what i wanted to talk about too this is an unusual and exceptional case you know to be surrounded by these rocks it’s just it’s just stunning it’s a great place to be but not all neighborhoods are built in the dells here in brisket so there are a lot of other neighborhoods that the dells will be five miles away two miles away three miles away and people will say i need to have radon testing yeah you can you can you can you certainly can but but it’s not necessary if you live in a neighborhood like prescott lakes yeah you’re not going to have a radon issue yeah yeah you’re perfectly fine even though zillow will tell you that oh there’s been radon within a mile of this home within five miles of this home you know um not a big deal it’s not although we do have testing if you are still going to be testing yeah we could do we can arrange that testing runs about 125 and they set up the equipment and then you get your reading that says you’re perfectly fine yeah what they’ll do is they’ll put the they’ll put the monitoring equipment in place and generally they’ll seal the home basically don’t let anybody in and out for a few days and they’ll collect it that way so that’s pretty much what the testing is so we wanted to let you know if you’re in the heart of the of the rocks yeah that’s something you might want to consider you need to mitigate that easily done yeah then you can enjoy the beauty there’s a reason why the rocks give off energy people yeah they do have energy and they’re great that’s right it’s a good good god if you don’t live directly in the dells or you’re you know a mile or two away you’re going to be okay yeah but again if you wanted to don’t worry about what zillow says about radon yes don’t get i think zillow is a native american word that means mistaken i think zillow originally means mistake zillow yeah zillow a lot of things wrong on zillow that’s a whole nother pet peeve yeah i could be here all day talking about zombies zillow is just an estimation zillow is not fact always remember that they just kind of gather a few little things and spit it back out at you but you need to go by your local real estate agents yeah what’s going on in the market and what’s legit yeah absolutely yes so anyway here we are in the beautiful dells here of the canyons and we’re sitting at this cool hot tub but we’re not going to get in the hot tub yeah that way that wouldn’t be a good yeah that probably would be very professional but we thank you for joining us and where can they find you oh yes you can find me at diane at prescottpicklelady.com or at 713-302-1964 it’s the pickle lady hotline you can also find us online at prescottpickley.com lots of good information there stuff on radon and all kinds of fun things oh we sell prescott.com for you people are looking to sell property here in prescott would be glad to help you with that too all right come enjoy the rocks thanks you’ll love it bye guys have a great day bye
One of the big features of living in Prescott is the abundance of easy and fun road trips available… including Vegas, Baby! See the Pickle Lady mix it up with all the animals there on our recent trips to celebrate Gran Bobbie’s big 8 – 0.
hello hello hello my little pickle peeps out there pickle peeps out there randall bro here big daddy’s aggravating me giving me direction because he says i’m not standing correctly but anyway now you are now i am sorry i’m trying to get you in the mountain okay see the mountain i hope everybody appreciates right there mountain yeah little hill there very important very important okay yeah all right now that we’ve got that settled i am diane bro here with randall bro we are your local prescott pickle peep and uh you’ll find out why we’re the pickle peeps when you come in uh we give you some of our world famous now world famous because i’m shipping it all over all over the world pickles that’s it uh and we love it when our our clients come in we greet you with a little jar of pickles absolutely just a little recap so you know what the hell are those people talking about when they call themselves the the press get pickled people that’s us that’s why yes but anyway i digress yes you do we’re here to talk about vegas road trips we just got back from a fabulous vegas fabulous fabulous we had so much fun yeah it was great and it was shout out to grandma bobby hello bobby we took randall’s mom that’s my mom’s grandma bobby for to celebrate her 80th i hope she doesn’t mind if we divulge that she looks awesome yes she does we had a great time and uh just the three of us went just us three three little chickens went yeah she flew into vegas and we took the like four hour trip and that’s what we wanted to drive yeah living here in prescott is amazing so if you’re like you know what i’m gonna go see some good shows some good concerts we’re only a four-hour drive from vegas how sweet is that yeah and it’s a beautiful drive it’s a calm drive the shows were great the shows were great so we hopped in the car we met her in vegas we saw several shows we had some great dinners um and then we even did it was thanksgiving we even did uh thanksgiving day there which was amazing oh yeah yeah we ate the buffet it’s called the buffet it’s kind of okay at the buffet uh the win yeah the win and um so we did that which is great way if you don’t want to do all that cooking head to vegas it was awesome it was so great so we wanted to just talk about how awesome it is to live that close to some great entertainment and good good dining and some footage some footage first in here a number of the hotels uh all decked out absolutely uh we were there shortly before the holiday season so i don’t think we got too much holiday we didn’t get to see all of it but apparently you know they deck it out at christmas maybe you’re sure we’ll have to go again you have to go again and get some christmas footage these are problems good worth having but that is one of the perks of living here in prescott yeah we are amazingly close to some really cool and fun cities yeah yeah yeah and you can have your friends fly in uh and meet them there like we did absolutely that’s a great way to do it so you’ll see some scenes some live scenes live action scenes of our visit to vegas our road trip to vegas baby right oh yeah oh yeah so anyway just wanted to let you know yeah that’s uh one of the one of our little advantages of getting here yeah being close to some some cool cities that you can quickly get to and easily yep lots of fun lots of fun all right that’s it for today if you needed to reach out to me uh you can reach me at 713-302-1964 or preschooler.com that’s our website that’s right lots of cool information there for you sellers people who own property here in prescott and are looking for some help selling it we can help you there too we sell prescott.com is where you want to go so we’re the power team the power pickle team power pow power very powerful very impressive we’re ready to help you make a new start absolutely all alright guys have a wonderful day talk to you soon bye
The Pickle Lady grows nostalgic – remembering what 2019 was, what 2020 was supposed to be, and looking forward to the wonderful reality that lies just ahead for anyone who is ready to make this the year. Plus, share a sip in our favorite Prescott bar.
howdy partners hey peeps cheers cheers this is randall and diambro here we are your local hopefully favorites that’s right realtors here in prescott you don’t know me by now they were just playing that song we’re jersey lily’s our favorite haul favorite haunt we sauntered up here right on whiskey road right on whiskey row it’s a great honky tonk great music great times we’ve had a lot of fun here um and we thought what a great place to start our new year 2020 a new decade 2020 yeah oh gosh doesn’t it seem weird it was like what will it be like in the year 2000 yeah remember 2020 there was going to be a sea lab under the city somewhere and jetson cars jets and cars that hasn’t happened yet yeah but that’s all right i’m still holding at home i’m still holding on though but we’re still here i’m still kicking we’re still kicking yeah jersey lily is uh new year’s eve central yeah it is prescott likes right above us here is the president likes just prescott the boot drop and only here in prescott will you have two two drops yeah one for the 10 p.m crowd yeah you know who you are we’re one of them sometimes they’re like you know i’m tired yeah it’s time to go home yeah so just like the uh new year’s ball and uh times square the the time square ball we have we have a boot and the boot will drop much as the ball drops it’s like a cowboy boot yeah yeah one is synchronized with the ball in new york city so at our time that’s ten o’clock and so we celebrate new year’s at ten o’clock for the boot drop and then two hours later they pull that sucker again for 12. drop it again so only here in prescott arizona do you get to celebrate the start of the new year twice gotta wait for the other shoe to drop exactly i love it but what we wanted to do was come here and just say happy new year to everyone out who follows us um we’ve had an amazing year and we are so looking forward to 2020. yeah 2020 is going to be a great year we have some new tricks up our sleeves absolutely that’s your sleeve get it and we are looking forward to providing you with even more better service than you’ve ever had and helping everyone out there who’s like on the line do i want to move or not yep yes you do yes you do yes you do we did it yeah if you’re thinking about a new year’s resolution here’s a good one yes start your new life and press get that result correct we’ve been here his number one retirement destination and just and with good reason just a beautiful little queen town with wonderful wonderful people it’s a lot of fun the living is good and it’s cheap and everything is beautiful everything is gorgeous you get a little bit of nature you still get your music your fun times your art galleries uh we have it all and it’s just a really nice pace of life and i have met some of the nicest people here that have become lifelong friends and so if you’re thinking about it and you’re you’re feeling like a little something inside you saying i need to make a change make 2020 the year of your change could be yours could be yours and so come check it out come check it out yeah we can come help you find that right absolutely so anyway we wanted to say thank you to all of our past clients absolutely and to all of our future clients thank you for thinking of us um we want to help make your dream come true so happy new year make it a happy new year by giving us a call we’re going to find you my dear online at 713-302-1964 uh you’ve seen all kinds of information here about prescott what it’s like to live here all kinds of good information uh if you’re looking to sell a home here in prescott we can help you there too you can find us at wesellprescott.com so think about it give us a call let your new decade start with a bang here in prescott arizona you cannot go wrong am i right cannot where’s your drink it’s right here you should chase to that yeah it turns to that we don’t have homes under the sea here yet not yet we don’t have them we are working on the jets and cars and the jackson cars maybe maybe anyway thanks for watching and uh hope to see you in 2020 happy new year bye