People are often confused by how the locals pronounce the name of our little town. In this episode, we explore who put the "kit" in Prescott ("Press Kit"), and why some might consider pronouncing it any other way as downright unAmerican.
hello hello my little poops pickle peeps pickle beeps this is randall and diane bro here in prescott he’s ramsey correct i am a pickle lady uh if you come visit us i’ll have some pickles ready for you that’s why that’s why she’s that’s why i’m a little lady in case you didn’t know that’s right but uh today randall’s going to give you a little history lesson on why prescott which howard spelled it’s called prescit instead of prescott which i mean i totally get it when i moved here i was like prescott prescott that’s how it’s spelled however we have learned since we lived here why it’s pronounced presque it yeah like biscuits biscuit yeah yeah well the first thing is follow the follow the lead of the locals you know absolutely always i mean yeah when you move here don’t say press god everybody will know they’re not from here don’t don’t argue with the locals about how to pronounce their own town immediately just start saying prescott yeah i’ve done a lot of a lot of traveling and you know i’ve been told how to say raleigh yeah and not raleigh yeah it’s not boise it’s boise yeah uh so just follow those particularly when you’re there you know when you always take the lead of the look yeah you can pronounce any way you want when you’re not around but when you’re there particularly if you want good service or you know whatever i pronounce it just adapt and adopt the local thing and and by the way as an aside uh very few people pronounce the town of new orleans new orleans yeah we are oh that’s an i’m from new orleans yeah they don’t say hey i’m from new orleans yeah sorry that’s an assignment let me get back to price case down to prescott okay so uh the town of prescott was named after after a historian uh and his name was prescott that’s how he pronounced his name uh and it was spelled prescott well the reason why his family pronounces are pronounced his name the way they did is that his family was from new england and a number of new england families who had english names changed the pronunciation of their names to indicate that they s uh uh supported the american cause not the the tory the not the british cops correct they were not this gentleman was from there yeah and he had a very british yeah his name his family’s name was uh press prescott prescott and they decided to pronounce the name prescott there are a number of families that did that in new england uh to this day there is the town of what you would pronounce as peabody is pronounced pvd uh and that’s another example so there’s a whole bunch of them uh but anyway they they were the prescients and uh with with the western accent press press cut as in cut cut steak that’s how they pronounced it prescott became press kit yeah uh so most people had a little midwestern yeah they they didn’t do prescott yeah they did press kit but press guides out unless you don’t support the american revolution and although most not very many people will call you up that out for that anymore i don’t think that i don’t think there’s anybody alive out there who will be like hey that’s a loyalist yeah you’re not you’re sort of ants iron man i think we’re way pa yeah we’re 200 plus years i think i don’t think there’s anybody else yeah yeah they might call you out on something else yeah they’ll catch you in these recent times but uh anyway so if you come to visit us and you’re like why is it press kit that’s what that’s why that’s your little history lesson so this town was named after historian from the eighteen hundreds yeah the eighteen yeah and he was a barrier a particularly bad historian well well yeah he did the best he could at that time and did well and he did okay uh but he uh he said all the indigenous people in this area uh the yavapai tribes and things like that were descendants of the aztecs nowhere and we know that’s not sex so we have uh we have a montezuma street we have a cortez street that’s right all because uh people here were supposed to be connected to uh yeah i thought the american indians that they came right from the aztec line we are named after him who came out here and and wrote about prescott and and what was going on that’s our little history lesson so if you want to mispronounce his name you know maybe you could use that as an excuse i don’t know you could yeah but anyway anyway lots of uses we just thought lots of useless information we’re full of it more useful information than that uh one place you can go is press pickle pickle411.com get it straight that is our information site whether you’re a buyer seller somewhere in between lots of information about local real estate local restaurants local events we have fun people we’re out there and we’re trying to experience it all so we can share it with you yeah press get uh the prescott experience that’s right yeah that’s exactly right so we learned a lot right since we moved here yeah well i was here like two or three years before i heard the story of why i had to say press cake i know it’s really cool there’s so many cool things here lots of there was a big indian presence here too oh yeah so you’ll find a lot of petroglyphs and so yeah we have a whole video on petroglyphs you can check that out pretty cool really cool stuff really cool anyway so that is the story of what we’re called prescott which rhymes with biscuit and uh if you want to hang with the cool kids learn how to say press kit not prescott but don’t order a biscuit i don’t know what you’d get nobody would understand we’re not saying any of it makes sense we’re just telling you what’s happened why these things have evolved give me one of those biscuits delicious i love a delicious biscott in prescott okay all right now we’re getting silly
In this episode, we discuss how to get a decent deal even during adverse market conditions, celebrate leaving the craziness of 2021 behind... and hold on to our cautious optimism for what lies ahead in 2022.
hello hello hello my fellow prescott pickle peeps out there that’s right this is diane and randall bro that’s right realtors in prescott arizona correct here we are here we go cheers to that love it here love it here um we’re very excited first we want to wish everyone a happy 2022. 2022 hard to believe yeah isn’t it well you know the last two years went by were so crazy very crazy and uh went by so fast and at the same time it lasted forever well it has they were the best of years and the worst of you i mean honestly it’s been pretty grim things have can only go up can only go up can only go up from here that’s what we’ve learned and i think they will i think 2022 is going to be good i think it’s going to be an amazing i think we’re going to recover from a lot of the stuff absolutely yeah people will get nice again yeah with all those things absolutely tough year for our buyers very tough 2021 but we are happy to say that uh oh well i can’t think of any any any of our clients who ended up with either crappy homes or prices that they shouldn’t have paid correct we tried super hard even though as you know a lot inventory was very low very low very very good usually we have like 1200 homes uh throughout the year um inventory dropped to like 300 at some point below 300. one point it was below 300. it was in the same hundreds and when we say below 300 homes we and that covers all price ranges so really hard yeah but i am happy to say so two one or two things were happening you had buyers that were just getting into stupid money and paying homes uh prices for homes that could in no way be worth that right exorbitant going over uh ask uh in exorbitant amounts and uh we are very proud to say yeah we did not let our clients do that it’s very easy to get swept up into it and like where am i going to live i’m going to be homeless so yeah i need to go 50 000 over and at some point we would just say it’s time to stop you know prices are appreciating you know and as best we can tell we think the home might appraise for maybe this much and you might want to think about going maybe a little over that but we’re getting into the realm now where you got to stop and so a lot of them you know ever they listened and we said don’t give up hope we will find the right one and we will find just the right price i think our record but you know what he ended up with a great home he did for a really good price even in this crazy market uh most of our clients got pretty good prices yes uh and the other thing is there are always homes that no one ever wants to buy even in the strongest seller markets they don’t sell because there’s a reason they don’t you don’t want to sell and you know when you’re a buyer and you your home is already sold and or you’re desperate for home or uh you’ve been through 10 offers and you still haven’t found one there’s there’s this little nagging thing well maybe maybe it’s not as bad as you think and we were like no we had to wave off a couple of those too we don’t want you to settle yeah we’re gonna try as hard as we can to find the right fit the best house maybe you might have to replace the flooring maybe you didn’t like that but we never got anything that was just so awful but it was like oh i can cry every night the inspector report comes back about two or three times the length that it ought to be he’s like you know this is not a good sign you know maybe you know you know inventory was low you might have to do some painting but nothing major and we tried really hard to get some great houses and some good neighborhoods uh maybe put your personal touch on it without exorbitantly overpaying so proud of that so we are very proud cheers to us and to our clients who are patient correct and you know who really had the trust and faith in us and it’s very important in this business to have a good relationship with your realtor and have a level of trust that they have your back and they’re trying as hard as they can which we do we try super super hard yeah uh and honestly one of the things yeah one of the reasons why we’re able to do that is because our clients did trust us yes you know if you have your clients trusted you’re really acting your clients best interests you can reach those kind of outcomes really in very adverse market condition and i would recommend if you’re working with someone and you’re just like i just don’t think they care they’re really not into me they’re really not look around find someone else this is one of the most important financial decisions you will ever make and you want to have someone who is in your corner and has your back they’re not just looking for their next commission and paycheck they really want to make you happy they want to you know make you uh welcome to the community and everything else so if you’re not feeling that look around look around you don’t have to come to us we’d love to help you but we yeah there are lots of us out there yeah but uh they’re you know being in the business you come across agents and you know that there’s some that uh you know you would recommend uh wholeheartedly and and others well maybe we’re more run-of-the-mill you know and that’s okay i mean but you want someone you can you can trust and you feel confident and you feel confident 100 so if you’re not feeling that keep on searching because this is a very important decision you’ve got to have someone in your corner that can help you with repair people that can help you with where do i get carpeting where do i get you’ve got to get somebody with a complete package and something you trust enough that when she says you need to stop yeah you don’t want to pay any more than that you feel you feel like that’s good yeah yeah so anyway this is twenty-two words of advice 2021 is over who are coming in 2022 looking for a new house make sure you have good working relationship with your realtor um and we are very proud this year we were able to get some people into some lovely homes despite despite our super low inventory and we wish we could promise you a better market for 2022 but i know nobody knows what really will happen i find it hard to believe it would be worse but yeah and we’re we’re uh what do you call it cautiously optimistic we are cautiously optimistic so but we will sure plug away for you if you decide to give us a call and help you find that right place for the right price without too much work and have a great time and help you every step of the way so if you’re thinking about coming to prescott and trying this out give us a call we’d love to show you around our lovely town if you want to schedule a tour there’s a place website where you can put yourself on our calendar there you go we talked a lot about market conditions uh we do a monthly market report which you may be interested in so the best place to get started if you need information on any of that is pickle411.com that is our information hotline whether you are a buyer seller anywhere in between free entertaining insightful information yes yes so get on that site and check us out and uh give us a call we’re here we’d love to help you buying or listing not a problem have a good day and most importantly happy happy 2022. absolutely and here’s to an amazing year i feel like the tide is turning for the whole world i just think it’s going to be great cheers to that exceptionally good coffee yeah have a good day good to see you bye bye