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
Charming, loving family homes are very personalized - and often very hard to sell. In our continuing series on home staging, we explain why that is and what you should do about it to capture top value for your home. Check it out!
yeah we gotta make sure we’re recording these sometimes that happens folks yeah we just we do uh some of our best episodes one of our best episodes we’re not recorded and then he comes upstairs oh my god by the way uh we weren’t recording yeah hello hello you’re seeing a little behind the scenes behind the scenes stuff she’s the pickle lady that’s right i am her partner in crime and uh we are here in prescott arizona real estate agents uh extraordinaire correct yeah i am diane this is randall grove we are happy to uh help you guys out when you come visit if you’re looking for a home happy to help you list if you’re ready to do that yeah so we’re doing we’re we’re doing seller tips we have a series of seller tips and we wanted to focus on staging yeah uh and staging tips when you’re trying to sell your home as i’ve said before uh professional staging is not that big a deal here in prescott there’s not a lot of that going on there’s some yeah not a lot of that for the most part the sellers themselves or their agents are responsible for staging the home but just because no one’s paying money to have it professionally done does not mean it is not important it is vitally so it is and it’s necessary absolutely so this little staging tip is all about depersonalization depersonalization yes when people come in they don’t want to see i have pictures i know uh pictures of your family your children your daughters your wedding you and your wedding dress this that and the other i am so guilty of this yes i consider my daughters my own works of art yes so i’ve got beautiful portraits of them when they were four beautiful portraits of them when they were 18 it goes on and on and on i am the biggest one guilty of this but when i go to sell it’s all coming down when we go over to someone’s house uh just you know socially and their house isn’t personalized it’s kind of creepy yeah i don’t like you go in you don’t see any pictures of them or i think that’s with their children it’s like this person must be in witness protection yeah something i’m a little suspicious a little suspicious so we like homes that are warm and personalized and that the personal touch with all the pictures there’s nothing to say there’s anything wrong with decorating decorating your home in a personalized way it’s just when it comes time to sell that can get involved some of that needs to come down not all of it you keep a cute little picture tucked here and there yeah that still gives the warmth of hey this is a nice family home yeah we’ve had a good time here we’ve got good memories it gives good juju yeah but if it’s too too much of it yeah then people can’t see past my family moving in here this is where i could hang my portraits yes this is where i could hang my grandchildren’s pictures yes so if you’re covered with all of your stuff and it’s too much of it they can’t see past it and they can’t see themselves we want them to get an emotional connection to your home i’ve got to live here my family would be so happy here so a couple of points there first of all uh the reason why you do this is that uh the reason why stage in general is that people do not make rational decisions in buying a home they make emotional decisions they do and buying a home and you may say oh they can look past all my stuff where they could you know they could go home and photoshop it all out you know or they could you know do it in their own minds but what we’re telling you is they don’t in practice they don’t that’s not how they make decisions uh most people unlike investors most people most buyers will make an emotional gut decision in connecting with a home and if your personalized stuff doesn’t connect with them it’s going to get in the way of that process and they’re not going to connect with your home and they’re not going to want to move forward that’s true the other thing to kind of de-personalize is besides you know family photos or you know is anything that of religious nature that’s if you are overtly you know if you’ve got a lot of religious or even i hate to say it patriotic yes um which i don’t agree with but um yeah i mean we have religious stuff in our home we have oh you know that’s how we personalize our home right some people it could be that they are not religious correct it could be that they have a religion that is different than yours right and it’s not like they say oh you know i would say i’m jewish and all these crosses are around or vice versa and they say well you know i don’t i don’t like all these crosses i don’t like this house they won’t even be able to articulate it correct they just won’t connect with the house they won’t even be able to explain why there was something about the house that just didn’t feel right right you know and that’s what we’re trying to avoid absolutely i mean i have all of that i love it all i have buddhas i have catholic things i have dude jewish thing yeah i like to cover my bases i have it all i i want to make sure i got i have crystals you name it yeah i have a very eclectic home yeah i will say it’s very clever but that may not connect with a lot of people and it won’t they may be like what does she have some weird stuff weird stuff that was a weird house and i’ll be the first one to open it it is so i agree you know so when i do go to sell i will remove some of those items just because again we want it to be a clean slate yeah that people can see you know their special things coming in their special photos right uh portraits and things like that a quick rule of thumb when it comes to family pictures so if you go to a place like say michael’s and you buy picture frames most of the picture frames will have pictures in them yep you know showing you you know this is where you would put your family but they’re kind of sort of generic looking family photos if you don’t have a lot of family photos and it just looks like a family there’s nothing particularly different like it it could be the picture that they put in the frames at michael’s and sell the to sell the frame if that’s the case then it’s probably not so personalized that you need to get rid of it but if it’s you know like uh halloween costumes or something just kind of strange that you wouldn’t see at michael’s then you probably need to yeah yeah that is just keep it light keep it simple keep it not too crazy like my house and you’ll do just fine but the most important thing out of all of this is when your agent is nicely suggesting hey you know you might want to remove this you might don’t not argue but don’t get defensive don’t be insulted it’s not meant in that way at all it’s just having done this thousands of times and helping people find their place and the feedback we get back we know what your house will be tagged about it’ll be like oh gosh did you see that that was terrible and so just listen to us ahead of time and save yourself a lot of heartache yeah and it may not be fun to hear and it may be i’m not really comfortable i understand i mean i get tagged myself so it’s a it’s a pain but we’re telling you it will put money in your pocket it will put money in your pocket and it will save you uh you know have the house sold pretty quickly so it’s all in your best interest too personal absolutely in your best interest so depersonalize depersonalize depersonalize and when someone suggested like we suggested to you just take it with a good heart and say okay thanks all right good points here if you look for more good points you might want to go to pickle411.com yep that is our information center everything there is free highly entertaining and insightful yep it’s one awards no it hasn’t won awards not yet we’re waiting for an award i feel like it’s coming yeah the pickle i just have a pickle or something it’s coming yeah we feel it i think it’s coming i feel it yeah all right and if you’re watching this we want to wish you a happy new year happy new year to you because uh 2022 i think it’s just going to be amazing for everybody we’re going to turn this around turn this ship around and everybody’s going to be the ship chip oh i thought you said something else no okay no you could turn that other thing around too well yeah i’m done with that yeah it has been pretty good yeah so i would agree but we’re going to turn that ship around 2022 is going to be amazing yep i just feel it it’s going to be a good start for all of us so here’s to a happy healthy and prosperous 2022 and give us a call to sell your home and we’ll give you some more tips in person that’s right all right take care bye
People have been buzzing about this new restaurant, located just off the square - right in the heart of the action. A great venue for dinner, wine, bar flying... and even a spot for the dog. Come hear the results of our recent scouting trip to the new Red, White & Brew.
happy holidays yeah what is that jingle bells jingle bells jingle bell hold up yeah i guess jingle bells i don’t know i just like to see it’s just inspired by these things yeah getting into the holiday season so if you’re watching this in you know like july it’s not our fault that’s why we’re dressed in our winter guard correct we’re excited uh things are winding down yeah get it yeah and uh things are starting to you know we’re getting back into the season looking forward to families coming in and uh just having a nice visit and a little maybe maybe a little downtime we have been uber busy uber i i think we’re going to be busy all the way to christmas to be honest the way it’s going santa’s going to be dropping new homes down the chimney i think he is i think so there’s nothing wrong with that right nothing wrong with that have another restaurant tell you about so this one is called red white and blue it took the uh the spot that used to be prescott station yes for those of you who are local you may not know but that’s the new venue the new venue rare bite and brew yes so uh we like the old one um until they got rid of my fundido and then i had nothing that i really liked there so we were all everyone was very excited about uh seeing the new restaurant come in uh renovations so there was a lot of anticipation and we were there i mean shortly after they had just opened and uh red white and blue so we we went there with a couple of our friends that’s right and it was it was a good experience it was it was not what i was expecting not at all we give it a thumbs up yeah um we just kind of thought it might be bar food pub food kind of things given that it’s called red white and brew you would think it’s kind of a brewpub but it’s it’s really not no it isn’t yeah they had some really nice good dining yeah the eggplant parmesan was unbelievable parmesan took the the best of best of meal i guess yes frank got the eggplant parmesan and it was uh really phenomenal good beers good wines yeah the beers they had about uh a handful on tap uh they had just started so i think they had like maybe three beers on top uh i think they planned to have like four or five so it it’s really not about the they have a lot of beers in bottles oh yeah uh but it’s really not about the beer at all they did a better job i think with the wine yeah they did a great great wine selection great wine selection and as he said a lot of good bottled beers as well yeah yeah and they’re going to add more to tap they were just opening when we got there yeah um and so just a great place if you’ve got a lot of company coming in yeah and you’re like yeah where can we go where can we go i would recommend it they’ve got a nice outdoor area too where you can sit yeah it’s a great species are you losing yeah is your voice changing i i think you’re mentally trying to keep me from talking i think i might be yeah i think that’s what this is good very very very susceptible to that so anyway i was gonna say that there’s a building itself which is right across the street from the hacienda and one of the historic hotels right uh it’s a great venue uh it’s a great building the inside’s really neat they have uh remodeled it just a large extent did a great job it’s very uh outdoor seating indoor seating and there’s kind of like this sort of indoor patio yeah area which is kind of cool uh there’s also a great bar in the back just a just a bar area still one of my favorite bar venues uh in town yeah so if you’re just looking for a great place to drop in go back there and have just a couple of drinks yeah the bartender back there is uh i think he’s the same guy who was there he is and he’s amazing hats off to you friend yeah he does a good pour yeah he does a great great we’re always looking for a good poor poor so with all of your folks and family coming in try it out yeah absolutely we always love to try out new places and support our small local businesses yeah and this one is right about the square so oh also i should mention too the outdoor area is dog friendly so if you want oh yeah it’s a great place to bring a dog you can bring your pup and he can sit with you so maybe we’ll see you there over the holidays we may be there yeah probably who knows you may not recognize me i’ll be the one with the eggplant parmesan he’ll be the incline of arms yeah you will yeah you’re right about it i mean no bones about it okay well we hope to see you maybe there yeah and uh enjoy if you need help buying or selling a home please feel free to reach out to randall and i we would love to find that perfect place or help you sell your existing home as you move on to your next chapter if you’re looking for information on prescott uh whether real estate or just prescott in general great place to go is pickle411.com that’s our information center lots of information with your buy or sellers somewhere in between or just looking for a good plate of eggplant parmesan i think frankie wants to go to i think she’s she’s convinced she’s convinced she was just barking lettuce now i’m happy to do that with you guys i want to go to that patio okay we’ll do it later yeah later frankie thank you for doing that frank yeah all right guys hope to see you out about and uh i hope you’re enjoying the holiday season absolutely take care bye