One of our very favorite outings is Jazz Night at Prescott's historic Elks Theater. The series covers a different style or element of jazz each night. The music and the players are amazing, and the venue is always a delight. If you go, you'll probably see us there, because we try to make them all!
In this episode, we tell you all about it.
hello hello hello oh peeps that’s what I’m doing what’s that oh oh jazz hands jazz hands yeah you’re more like Mickey Mouse yeah yeah there you go so for those of you whose children were in theater it was hours work oh we’re a dance you’re very familiar with jazz hands oh yeah so I thought that would be a good intro a good opening to talk about jazz night jazz nights at the Elks Theater I was theater we love it so uh during the covid um they uh they couldn’t use the big theater because there were too many people you know I’d see too many people so they started using a smaller venue which is on the third floor and uh people kind of like the smaller venue too it’s more intimate and it’s kind of like a summer Club but yeah we don’t have supper but you do have wine and um and you can sit and listen to beautiful music yeah yeah so uh they had a jazz series yes uh which I I assume that they will continue again or they’ll have other types of music there uh we must have gone at least a half dozen times oh yeah and you go it’s it’s uh I’d say a couple hours a couple of hours and you can see live jazz performed I mean you are like within feet right there yeah of the of the musicians and just amazing and If These Guys these guys are just the real with the guys yeah what’s his first name Sama put you on the spot yeah uh it’s the vax band yeah he’s amazing oh my goodness Max is in the old IBM computer guys who have obviously been there and done that yes and been doing Jazz for a very very long time just amazing sometimes they will have every Jazz night with something different Mike bags good job I have the heart listen it’s the end of the day we’re a little tired so please forgive me forgive me yes forgive us like because we love him he’s amazing he always has music for sale as well which we love to buy and listen to we’re in our car yeah um but every he heads it up and every uh Jazz night is something different one might be South American Jazz one might be music from the movies Jazz uh one might be New Orleans style jazz I had no idea there were so many different flavors of jazz but I have been taught yeah and stone the latinum that was your favorite but all of them were good and they were just so good so we want everyone to know that Prescott has culture people absolutely we are a pretty you know educated people here who love music who love museums who love art uh we’ve got a pretty big artsy scene here in our little town you wouldn’t think so but we do and it’s lovely now if you’re if you’re looking to do dinner and then music after a couple of tips first of all you need to know if there’s going to be a show in the big theater if there’s a show at the same time in the big theater uh then restaurants right around the square because the Elks Theater is like a couple of blocks from the square uh restaurants that are really close to the Elks Theater are probably going to be kind of packed yes not not terribly but you might want to go a little bit further afield there are plenty of other restaurants to choose from uh but for jazz night the Jazz venue is so small that really we didn’t have trouble I think we did the Hacienda right across the street one night we just went right across the street eye around the corner a couple of nights and had no trouble getting a table Waltz right in it’s just a just a great time the music it’s kind of old-fashioned like in the olden days your folks used to go have dinner at a supper club and watch some entertainment yeah it’s very similar here wow that’s very nice better though yeah because uh you know the thing is uh Prescott draws on uh the Phoenix market so they have musicians that do very well Regional world-class musicians uh you know they make their way up from Phoenix for our little events and you would be astounded at how good the music is these are World Travelers uh well seasoned musicians that have been around the world performing so um it’s nice it’s not going to be like your nephew who’s just learning how to play the trumpet yeah not like a high school recital this is amazing yeah and just hearing the stories they tell about Jack oh yeah I mean we don’t really stop to think about how new jazz is it’s you know barely 100 years old and it has changed so much and going through so many different Evolutions uh and just hearing people who lived it tell you the story yes and about people that uh you know the the big names of jazz and how they played with them and the stories absolutely that’s fascinating very inspirational so if you’re into music uh if you’re into fine dining and then going to music Prescott is the town for you it’s kind of got it all people yeah it really does it’s really nice really really nice um so we just wanted to share with you I want to have a shout out to Mike vatz and we so appreciated all of the Jazz series that we attended it was just a great time and we look forward to him coming back yes absolutely yeah absolutely so that is all for now and we hope to see you watching some live music yep so we got a bunch of other tips in terms of things to do around Prescott you can find them on our information site you can reach that at pickle411.com we have information on real estate we have information on Prescott events things to do things you should know and just on and on and on all of it very informative some of it fun most of it is we try to keep it funny some of it’s a little nutty some of it some of it gotta make it a little fun we try I’m trying anyway so we thank you for listening and we hope to see you around the square at some point all right take care bye bye
Ever hear of eXp? Lots of people ask us about our new brokerage; many have never heard of it.
Well, eXp is a completely new and effective approach to conducting real estate transactions. We've been meaning to talk about it for a while now, and we thought we'd start with our wild trip out to Orlando for our first mega eXp meeting this summer.
hello hello hello hello Diane and Randall bro here uh I am the pickle Lady of Prescott Arizona this is the uh my better half part of the pickle team Randall James that’s right and we are here to talk to you about something exciting that’s our uh brokerage has every year so about a year ago a little over a year ago uh we switched to a brokerage called exp uh exp Realty yep uh we’re not sure what exp stands for and people but I like it it’s cool yeah expensive expressive you know exp a lot of good words begin with ESP sure expect this like explain no just I’m trying trying to explain what exp is okay great brokerage great brokerage with a completely different concept on how real estate has done a lot of real estate brokerages spend their money on brick and mortar exp does not we are a technology driven firm we are not broken out by state we have one brokerage for the whole world no franchises no franchises okay National an internationally owned firm yeah it’s super cool yeah so uh as I said we’ve been there for about a year it’s working great and uh they have wonderful events yep uh so we wanted to talk about one of the events that we went to this this just this past summer yes we never did get around to talking about it so here we are yes uh so we went to the shareholders event in Orlando Florida over the summer and had a wonderful time very just very impressive um you know absolutely the best of the best speakers yeah really wonderful speakers uh you know they bring in people who really know what’s going on in real estate and around the world uh talking about the future of the firm the future of real estate it was just it’s very inspiring very inspiring one of the really cool things about the event they uh they rented out all uh well one of the points at Universal Studios yes so uh I don’t know how many people we have but it was a pretty small group to be given free reign free the bad thing is we learned can’t do roller coaster it was great and I love them but even I at the end I was like a little wonky after that you know what I think I’m reaching that age I was a little disappointed around too much but they had a uh we went through the green gets Bank yeah uh the Harry Potter ride the Harry they have a different Harry Potter ride than Universal Studios out in California so we had recently done that and uh so we went through the Harry Potter ride uh several times because you can just walk through lovely lovely they are first class uh brokerage 100 first class brokerage uh every state has their own online Arizona Brokers that they can access everything is through the world the EXP world it’s all on the computer so if you are a really tech savvy person you will just slide right into this yeah about brokerage and love it yeah and we have instant access to any Arizona Brokers that we need yeah we just go you know no waiting for oh the broker’s not in town or the broker’s not in the office leave a message not here so we’re just excited about it uh you may not have heard of our brokerage if you’re not a real estate agent there’s a good I just want to let you know that they have your back are broken yes world class and they are up and coming and we are very proud of them a 88 000 yeah realtor strong that’s right yeah so if you need help in another state uh we can hook you up with somebody with other people yes if you are a real estate agent and you’d like to learn more about exp it is something to say about that uh so just wanted to let you know you are on Solid ground with us and exp yeah and share some of the fun that we had at our shareholder event yeah um so it was a great time good times we’re happy to be with uh this brokerage had taught have learned and been taught so many good things and just delighted to be here and delighted to have them as our broker to represent you yeah and uh so yeah we are we’re excited about our new world yeah so we just wanted to understand he’s getting ready to go to Vegas next week yeah we have another event coming up today you know we don’t have an office everything is virtual um so they try to have events where people can be face to face which is nice so um so we just wanted to share that little bit of Gossip we thought it was cool yeah absolutely and we wanted to share what a good experience we’re having and we hope we bring that to you yeah as we represent you always sharing lots of stuff the place to find it all is pickle411.com that is our information site everything’s free everything is fascinating and highly entertaining you’ll love it all so check it out okay wow that was a lot yeah there you go you like that yeah I do good job good job all right have a wonderful day all right take care bye
Chances are the Covid real estate market spiked up the value of your current home quite a bit. So cool, right?
What many of our buyers don't realize, though, is that the same thing happened in Prescott. So what you're looking for may not be priced the way it was before masks.
In this episode, we give our thoughts on where we stand in the post-Covid market and what you can expect to find here now.
Buying and selling real estate is stressful, even under the best of circumstances. So the last thing you need is a real estate agent using high-pressure tactics to move you forward when you're not really comfortable. It doesn't have to be that way. In this episode, we discuss how best to handle these people and these situations.
you stress me so much I lose my voice it’s what you do oh my gosh okay hello hello hello peeps it’s right in my ear yeah feeling good I see that I’m feeling good about the peeps that are here punch you in your throat don’t scream in my ear all right this is Diana Randall bro here coming to you live Arizona as live as it can get yeah they took the stakes out of our heart and brought us back to life that’s right we are live as you just heard we are quite live yeah here to talk about pressure selling oh yeah so real estate agents are notorious among you know used car sales people and you know and I hate to be like high pressure high pressure and a lot of people think because we are real estate agents that we we are high pressure people yeah we are not we are not and uh we come from the fashion School of uh what’s the word phrase school of thought school of living School of the philosophy of life I don’t know I don’t know having bought several homes ourselves don’t appreciate high pressure I feel like when you see a home you like when I’m representing the buyer it should hit on all cylinders if you have any doubt we the pickle team here will never pressure you yeah that’s not what it’s about well it’s it’s about counterproductive and here’s the thing I mean if we really came at you and did the high pressure thing and forced you into a transaction that wasn’t meant to be that’s right it doesn’t matter how fast you try to make it happen real estate transactions take weeks right so you’ll have second thoughts if you mean you’ll have second thoughts it’s honestly totally no point at it that’s right and it falls apart um at the end and so you end up you know buyer’s remorse you walk away no one’s happy the seller isn’t happy you’re unhappy um so the best thing you know that we believe is when you’re excited and you feel right we are there for you every step of the way we’re going to try to make it happen uh present the best offer we possibly can and keep our fingers crossed that the other agent will present the way we present you know and um absolutely and we do the same thing for our sellers absolutely uh you know sellers generally sell you know listing agreements listing contracts if you get a listing agent you’ve signed a contract and they really want to hold you to it which again we think is sort of silly uh but some will and they’ll force you to stay with them you know otherwise you can’t you can’t sell your house into your contracts up uh if someone is is pressuring you to sign a contract or buy something that you’re not sure about or just moving faster than you’re comfortable stop stop I did just don’t it shouldn’t be this high pressure there’s no huge rush we’ve been on many listing appointments and uh some of the fellow you know sellers are like I I just I felt so pressured yeah and I I didn’t like that I felt very uncomfortable but I had to sign that afternoon right after a 30 minute meeting yeah we don’t believe in that no we’re going to give it to you we’re going to give it to you straight we’re going to chat with you we’re going to be up front we’re going to be honest and we’re going to let you sit on that overnight a couple of days whatever it takes think about everything that’s been presented yeah this is the most important financial decision you will ever make yeah you shouldn’t be pressured to buy or list your home yeah under any circumstances it is not very comfortable you need to be a part of the process because the thing is right we are going to be in a little relationship whether we’re selling or whether we’re helping you buy and we will be working together closely hand in hand for up to six weeks if you don’t have a good vibe with your agent and you don’t feel comfortable or you don’t feel heard or you don’t feel um like you can chat with them about concerns they’re not responsive that’s a long time to be under contract with somebody um so you know we’re no pressure yeah we’re low pressure we just feel like you know what if we connect we connect we can assure you 100 if we decide to work with us you are going to get the best representation you can ever have we are available we answer the phone all weekend we answer the phones up to 10 o’clock at night if you’re worried you’re scared something hot happens you know catastrophic we’re here for you to walk you through it and that’s how we roll and I was what’s the point of Happiness yeah yeah that’s kind of the role that we play absolutely one thing I should point out too there’s a good reason why salespeople in general real estate agents specifically use eye pressure tactics they work sometimes at least sometimes they work the high pressure tactics high pressure tactics sure so here’s the thing it’s a little bullying to me it’s bullying don’t worry don’t reward the kind of behavior that you don’t want yes same thing with telemarketers you know if you don’t like any telemarketing calls don’t buy anything from a telemarketer right because as soon as you do the world will get out and more people will call you don’t reward the behavior that you’re looking to stop we want to work together as a team with you whether you’re listing or whether you’re buying we want to be a team we almost become a mini family uh many many of our dearest friends started out as clients yeah absolutely and we like to connect with you not just in a business level but you know let’s get to know each other let’s understand each other let’s understand how you operate under pressure and vice versa we try to keep everything calm cool and collected for you during a very stressful time there’s no doubt about it and we try to make it fun and we do so if you meet with us we are super uber Luber Luber low pressure low pressure low pressure low pressure we are never going to make a hard sell on you we’re never going to say oh my gosh you have to do this or it’s over never never if you make a con Justified decisions chances are you going to pick us absolutely we don’t you know we want you to be comfortable we want you to feel confident and you will get the 100 if not more from us so don’t put up with that stuff don’t don’t put up with that stuff high pressure down thumbs down throw them out throw them out we’re here to help you and yeah and maybe have a little fun along the way as well and get you to the finish line which is the most important part not only to the finish line but to the Finish Line in a happy relaxed confident that the job’s going to get done situation that’s right you you know lots of communication important real estate tip if you want more tips yes we have plenty of tips for you people all over the place all over the place real estate Prescott living in Prescott thanks for doing impressive good things to eat and press good the way to say Prescott I mean we’ve covered a lot of ground and it’s all waiting for you it is all absolutely free absolutely and it is outrageously entertaining and informative and all the wonderful things that I can say about ourselves low pressure low pressure uh but check us out you can find it at four pickle411.com that is our information site hope you have a nice relaxing evening and goodbye from Diana Randall here your Prescott pickle team bye