Bloom where you're planted is a great idea... for plants. But since you're human, there's an even better option. Watch this week to learn why it's so easy, fun, and rewarding to bloom right here in Prescott.
hello hello hello hell good afternoon Diane and Randall bro here your favorite married realtor couple that’s right there you go or just your favorite people in all the UN your favorite people in all the universe that’s a hot that’s a big yeah whatever I’d like yeah that’d be nice but I’m okay if you don’t like us that’s cool I can roll with that too but I hope you like us we try to have fun do so we’re here to talk about a a lot of folks uh you know the saying Bloom where you’re planted well you can but sometimes you can grow even bigger and go to higher Heights if you bloom elsewhere Bloom elsewhere Bloom elsewhere if you’re like us you know we we were born and raised in Southern Louisiana and uh we did not want to bloom there we we wanted to raise our kids someplace else we wanted to live someplace else and so we did we moved that’s what separates animals from plants animals can move so don’t be a plant don’t be a plant don’t be a plant There is no limit to where you can bloom yes you can bloom wherever you planted but you know what if you could bloom and make thousands more flowers and grow as tall and reach the skies if you were a tree if you came here to PR it and I will say I personally think we have Bloom big time since we came here absolutely we have entered a new phase of life um we have we just we really have bloomed here ourselves we’ve met the loveliest people the greatest friends we’re having the time of our life and um you know we kind of got out of our old box and here we are yes and it’s really true yeah you can bloom wherever you are but why not bloom where it’s fresher ground where it’s better fertilizer where it’s better you know that’s right why not try something else and and bloom twice as much twice as much this is a blooming place this is a blooming place a lot of people come here they’re retired and they are rediscovering old Hobbies or they’re The Discovery Of New Things discovering new hobbies um they’re discovering hiking biking Jeeping all these things they never had time before when they were working you can do that here and Bloom I mean we’ve got people here at Prescot Mah-jongg And Dominoes Lakes club that learn maang a dominoes things they never did before cuz you know you’re busy raing a family or working or this that and the other stuck in traffic we’re stuck in traffic now it’s the time to have fun and boy can you have fun here and really Bloom and develop into a new and better version of yourself absolutely we we’re talking about that just how gratifying it is to see new people come to town you watch them bloom oh yeah it’s a lot of fun and they’re like I’ve never had so much fun in my whole life I’m like yeah you know and you work hard this is what I tell everybody you guys have worked hard now is the time to enjoy the fruits of your Fruits Of Your Efforts efforts and Bloom elsewhere yeah in PRC yeah presc is a good place to bloom presc is a good place to bloom so we hope you come here and Bloom with us that’s right I’m still Living And Learning – Learning And Living living and learning living and learning every day that’s what blooming is that’s what blooming is living and learning new things and we’d love to learn with you that’s right so give us a call if you’re looking to list or by we’d be happy to help you uh you can find us at our website yes our free information site is pickle 411.com whether you are buyer seller or somewhere in between there is something there that will amaze us down inform and entertain you and it’s all absolutely free yes pickle 411.com don’t miss it go now go now go right now right now right and we we can’t wait to see you we’ll maybe pour some water on you when you land and a little fertilizer maybe not Fertilized And Watch You Bloom fertiliz and then we can watch you bloom yeah we’d love to watch you bloom bloom bloom okay bye Wind Down friends
The results of your property inspection can make or break the deal. Find out what separates the good inspectors from the bad ones, and how to make sure you have the right one on your team whether you're buying or selling.
hello hello hello hello peeps our fellow friends out there fellow friends fellow friends fellow pickle peeps no that’s us that’s this is that’s them yeah we are Diane and Randall bro that’s who we are that’s who we are we are local real estate agents here in the lovely mountain town of Prescot Arizona presc Arizona we love to do our little videos here we hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy making them and giggling and getting our way through it um we wanted to talk about something that we come across a lot um we get phone calls from fellow agents what inspector are you using and I say the name who’s our great inspector yes we’ll say his name yeah Matt gormer Matt gormer property National National Property inspection National Property inp we just call him that we just call him that he’s great guy great friend great part of our great part of our team he works super super hard he will go in and really give you the honest truth yeah and we have run across we’ve used Inspectors That Gloss Over other inspectors that gloss over very important things yeah so does that help you you know close the house it does but you might have a big problem later so we would rather have a tough inspector who really catches some very bad things so our buyers aren’t caught with this later and have a big problem later on down the line so sometimes if you get a uh you know an inspector and he’s really he finds a lot of things sometimes you have to make the hard decision and say I have to walk away yeah and it’s well you should have that option if you didn’t know about the problems then you wouldn’t have that option we’ve had real estate agents uh tell us oh you know I I I heard about him he he uh um cancels a lot of transactions you know he he’s such a I’m glad because that’s what I want him to do exactly I I want the best for my buyers I want them to come out Buy A Home ahead and buy a home that they know is safe reliable that they aren’t going to have big expensive repairs later um we’re not in it just just for us to get our commission let’s just sell it oh I’m sorry is that broken just don’t say anything gloss it over it’s no big deal they can fix it later evidently a lot of do that we’ve had oh you need to find another inspector you know it’s no no we don’t because that’s what we want and I would go so far to say if your agent hasn’t canceled out uh you know transactions in the past because of due diligence then you need to find another agent due diligence needs to be real it’s very important our job is to represent you and make sure your home is in the best and most efficient operating um what condition condition very you conditional work yeah but you know we we don’t want you to buy move in and then find out oh wow the grinder pump isn’t working oh wow um there’s a the the slab is cracked oh wow there’s a leak in my roof and nobody noticed it nobody caught it you know we value you know our inspector you know we we really a AAR he does a great job if there’s something wrong he’s going to find it he’s going to find it and uh and and at the same time if it’s good it’s great he’s delighted he’s like this is an amazing house you’ve got a real gem on your hands um other times he can say you need to think about this you need you need to think about this he doesn’t say yes about no he doesn’t he will never say The YES or NO That Will Surprise You yes or no he will present his facts and then you know he says this is up to you but these are my findings you need to really carefully consider and go through this and decide what’s worth it to you in terms of later repairs yeah absolutely and so it’s important and it’s our job as as your representative to make sure you’re getting something that’s really in good working condition yeah I hate to get phone calls later this broke that broke and d and something wasn’t caught I had one house where the inspector actually said oh I don’t get on the roof I will never do that yes yes I won’t get on the roof and I’m like well okay and uh so what happened there was over a 100 crack tiles this is very important you know you need to have a full service inspect who doesn’t pick and choose oh I don’t want to go up in that attic I don’t want to go in the crawl space I don’t do the Not A Good Inspector roof that’s not a good inspector that’s not a good inspector you need somebody who gets in there and does every possible a lot of times the problems are found in the crannies you got to be willing to get in there yes so hats off to Matt yeah uh we’re so glad he’s part of our team yes he will also we use Matt 2 on on the cell side as well oh yeah important yeah there are sellers you know they’ll use an inspector as one of these gloss over types you they want to Gloss Over Types make the transaction go forward and they’ll hire them to do a pre-inspection when you’re the seller and you’re doing a pre-inspection you want to know everything the whole point is to get away from you know so you don’t have a surprise when you go you don’t want to have a surprise after you’re under contract so yeah we also do for our sellers we also recommend a pre- inspection especially if the home is older we never want to be under contract and about to end you know the inspection period and you find out there’s a crack SLB or the reef has a major leak or there’s mold we want to discover that stuff before you go on the market so you can address it and fix it because I can guarantee you if you have a good inspector they’re going to find it and it could queer the whole deal yeah people get scared they’re like well they these people didn’t take care of their house I don’t want to take this on yes so if so as as a buyer you need to use a real inspector a tough inspector as a seller you need to use a tough inspector that’s right that’s the bottom line inspection should be real it shouldn’t be ins should just a a you know rubber stamp something that’s right we’re looking for that’s not what we’re looking for you’re right so sometimes we’re disappointed sometimes our buyers are disappointed sometimes it can be a Heart Breaker heartbreaker but in the long run we will definitely find you something better uh where you don’t have to worry and have any angst at all about what you just did or what you just purchased yep so hang with us stay the course as I always say stay the course we will make it happen and we will find something for you even better so there you go don’t get thrown by you know get a good inspector so tip of the day good inspector good inspectors will save your hide that’s it okay if you like tips the place to go is pickle 411.com that is our free information site whether you are a buyer seller somewhere in between there’s something waiting for you that will Amaze astound and form andt Aston Vaporize Aston vaporize I I don’t know a lot of stuff a lot of stuff and the price is right it’s all absolutely friend that’s right absolutely we look forward to hearing from you put the credit cards away it’s all fre that’s right we’d love to help you in your next steps yeah and uh and introduce you to our great Wind Down inspector all right friends that is all for today have a fabulous fabulous rest of your day bye
We recently had to dispose of a number of cans of paint for a client, and discovered that you can't just throw it in the trash, or dump it down the drain - it has to be "hard" first. Today we're sharing the special ingredient to make that so.
hello hello hello this is Diane and Randall bro here coming to you this afternoon from Prescott Arizona Arizona we are your local husband and wife team here happy to help you whether you’re buying or selling and something very interesting that we just learned and we were kind of laughing about it we want to share with you I don’t know if anybody knows about it it’s called Paint Viagra it’s a it’s a very important thing that every person should know yes also called paint hardener I think that’s the brand name paint that’s our paint Viagra now that’s don’t go into Home Depot and ask for pain there really is no such thing it’s not even a blue it’s not even a blue pill you know this is like this powder no how do you know I know because I I did the paint no I’m talking about the blue pill the blue pill and the red pill I don’t know what the red pill there’s a red pill and The Matrix which is probably Viagra and the red pill so the page Viagra that we’re talking about every now and then this is something in Prescott I learned you can’t just take your paint your old paint and bring it over to the dump it has to be hardened in the can and you really can’t just throw it away no no you cannot they’ll come and find you and everything else so I’m like okay well how does one do that and the reason why we had to figure this out is a lot of times when we’re uh either with a listing agent selling agent we sell a home they have all this paint has been uh collected they’re like help us get rid of it yeah sometimes you’ve got colors that are three you know three colors uh out of date you know they take them off that beautiful moth Peach yeah Peach is another one nobody wants that they’re like but how do I throw it away and we’re like well we’ll take care of it for you so we go to take care of it then we realize yeah what do we do with that yeah we had a client we were representing the buyer and he said can you get rid of all that paint and uh the seller was always long gone and you know listing ages anyway didn’t take care of it so and I said sure we before we even really kind of knew how to do right and that’s when we found out the dog said no unless it’s it’s hardened anyway there’s such a product at Home Depot Lowe’s called painting partner and it’s a powder you go and you get it and you pour you dump this into your gallon of paint yeah give it a little mix and give it a little mix and it will literally Harden it and dry it out in no time flat it’s you know it’s it’s actually pretty amazing then you can just put the lid on and go dump it at the dump or in your garbage can as long as it’s solid and it’s no longer liquid then they’ll accept it so we were all excited about this product um we got rid of like 12 cans of paint everything on the paint hardener because I know you bought way more than we needed and we ended up bringing I think I don’t know but I I over bought it because I wanted to make sure I had enough and turned a lot of it it’s not that expensive yeah I think we ended up paying maybe 30. yeah it’s really not a bunch of I was like over a dozen cans it’s amazing yeah so if anybody out there is facing a similar situation Shin like oh my gosh my dump only accepts paint cans once a year and you don’t want to wait a year go get yourself some paint Viagra slash hardener it’s great and be careful what you dip in there I mean it’s really just for paint okay that’s all it’s for not to be used internally or any other way or any other way don’t dip anything in there yeah you’re not supposed to no it’s not for that not for that it is truly just for paint okay so this is not medical advice so I don’t know if anybody else out there knew that it was news to us and we thought wow this is great and we thought we’d share with all of our clients you know especially like some of our sellers are like I don’t know how to get rid of all this paint we give them this advice they Harden their paint they throw it out that made me laugh anyway Harden your paint yeah yeah um older paint yes the harder it is to make it hard you need to use more I have heard that I I have heard that yeah I have heard that that is a problem yeah just buy a double pack so anyway it is just for paint only so we’re going to put that little uh yeah so that’s your uh that’s your tip of the day if you’re into tips the place to go is pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you’re a buyer seller or somewhere in between there’s something waiting especially for you that will Amaze this down entertain and inform there you go and it’s all at a very reasonable price that’s right Free People free it’s free free so look us up if you’re coming acrylic we’d love to take you around and show you what it’s all about here all right friends have a great rest of your day bye
When serious buyers tour a dozen houses in one day, it's easy for them to forget which one is which. In this episode we share a secret about how they cope with this and how to use it to make your house stand out from the crowd.
Diane and Randall bro here your local Prescott area real estate agent wife combo uh so far so good we’re marginally French correct he’s Cajun French 100 I am not but that’s okay um so we’re here to talk to you about something that’s kind of fun we love it we do it all the time you can’t help but not do it when you see so many houses when you take buyers out it’s hard to remember each and every house so you start to nickname the houses yeah so you could say the Moosehead house yeah the house has a Moosehead a Moosehead house yeah or crazy paint color the greenhouse The Pink House the uh the many cats house yeah sometimes there’s a lot of cats in there there’s a lot of cats cat memorabilia that’s right and you have to do this because I you know particularly if somebody is as we say in the shoot like they they have to find a house and they want to find the house as soon as possible we’ll show our 12 homes we might show Ted homes in one day your eyes will be crossing my eyes start to Nicknaming Your Home cross and you really have difficulty remembering wait what house was that so if we nickname it it comes back yeah so something fun that we like to tell our listeners is think of something positive about your home that we can nickname your home so we should say oh my gosh I had the greatest Jewel ever yeah it’s just like a little Jewel a little a little jewelry box it’s a jewel you know and then you know try Positivity to do something like a jewelry box or something put something out uh positive mind you we don’t want to have the stinky house yes the kitty cat smell house yeah yeah we’re looking for a positive positive it was pretty bad so think of something cute you know or put a decorative item out that that other buyers coming in will instantly identify and remember and be like you know that house that had that cute um Standing Out puppy dog pillow great yeah I know exactly which one you’re talking about so uh think of something positive and fun that people will see and say and remember later because it’s very important it is you know believe it or not and sellers don’t realize buyers realize because they’re experiencing it sellers don’t think of their house you know they tend to think of their house in isolation not part of a buyer tour of 12 other homes that’s right so that’s what you’re competing with and uh usually the buyers who are on who are seeing the most homes those are the ones who are definitely going to buy yeah so this is important along those lines as Clever Marketing well a very clever marketing attack just a little something do something really cute really uh special that sets your house apart from the others that people will remember yes like if you have beautiful flowers have a lot of flowers throughout the house if you have a beautiful garden you don’t have things oh remember that flower house believe me it works and people will remember and you know people are people aren’t always clever Marketing Ideas um so don’t be afraid to be obvious so let’s say you decide you’re going to leave a plate of cookies from time to time we’ll have a plate of cookies very nice I love that and everybody remembers remember the cookies that house the cookie house the cookie house so if you’re if you’re gonna do that and I’m just using this as an example you’re going to do cookies uh leave a note it’s always nice when we walk in and a seller has left the note for buyers please have some cookies or some cookies or water and say welcome to the cookie house yeah and then people will call you the cookie house so tell them what to call your home yeah and make it something good positive and um and it’s something kind Conclusion of fun yeah absolutely something fun and positive because positive we don’t want to call you the stinky house like I said or the poop house or the beige house you know beige house yes we want to something special so think about that if you’re getting ready to list your home if you list with us well we’ll tell you the same thing we’ll make it happen so just something fun we wanted to share with you we thought it would be kind of interesting something different um so tonight when you’re going to sleep think of a cute game for your house what are you going to be what is your house going to be what are people going to call you what are people going to call your house that’s our tip of the day if you like tips the place to go is pickle411.com whether you are a buyer seller or somewhere in between there’s something there waiting especially for you that will Amaze Astound entertain and inform you and it’s only a hundred dollars no no absolutely free absolutely well hell I wish if you want to send us a hundred dollars you can no you don’t have to no Wind Down you don’t you don’t know it’s all free we’re happy to offer our our infinite amounts of wisdom wisdom and Shenanigans Shenanigans wisdom and shenanigans that’s it okay folks this is Diane Randall bro your local Prescott area real estate agents here to help you whether you’re buying or selling so look us up give us a call and let us make it happen for you bye bye
It’s been a strange month for real estate in our market. Prescott and Prescott Valley are playing opposites – with one doing well on price but not so much on volume, the other doing great on volume but not so much on price.
If you're waiting for the days of 3% interest to return before you buy a house... we have some news for you. Tune in today to find out what you can expect, and how you can make the best decision possible.
good morning good morning good morning and hello hello hello to all beeps peeps of that’s right to all of our fellow pickle peeps out there happy to join you this morning and talk about the interest rates it makes you sad it makes me sad um sure do miss the dates uh you know when we had lower interest rates one more time we have any two and a half to 3 and half% it was a beautiful thing was a beautiful an unusual thing um honestly it was like getting free money it’s really not the most sound thing for E economy yeah and so we all got very very spoiled by that and we loved it but it’s really not the norm yeah um we did get used to it and we were adjusted to it but if you recall from the 70s and ‘ 8s interest rates used to be like 13 14% so we just were blessed for a little while there but it’s really not the norm no not at all and and and some would argue not even healthy to have a not really healthy for the the in terms of predicting where uh interest rates are going people will talk about the fed or they’ll talk about the inflation these are all things that people you know spend a whole lot more time studying that and actually get paid to do it uh we don’t do that uh but you know all those things are um uncertain one thing that you can hang your hat on is demographics demographics are unchangeable so we had Baby Boomers and then we had the what was it Gen X and then Gen Y is essentially uh the Millennials yeah the so we’ll talk about those three baby boomers are huge you know we had a bunch of baby boomers Gen X was the baby bust yep and in Millennials they call the echoboom yes so here’s what you need to know uh when people reach a certain age they start investing you know they’re kind of past raising the kids and all that and they’re reaching the maximum of their income potential they start investing money that is the supply of money oh is it yeah that’s that’s where investment dollars come from it comes from people investing right never knew and you got to have money to do that and Baby Boomers during the time we had very they had lots of money cuz most of them had not retired yet M okay mhm the people who were using the money those are people who are doing things like buying homes starter homes cars raising children education those were the Gen xers or the baby Busters okay that’s me that’s you yeah she’s a baby buster I’m a baby bu yeah I’m the youngest I’m in the the cohort the youngest of the uh the Baby Bloomers yeah yeah so what we had was we had a bunch of people supplying money and very few people demanding money so interest rates went down yes it’s it’s just that simple I mean all the other you know factors and everything it came down to demographics y yeah so that’s why it was so it’s so unusual to get demographic shifts historically unless you have you know a plague or something uh well we kind of did yeah we kind of did we kind of did we didn’t that was not a plague plagues kill you know third a third of the population had nothing like that but anyway well not good was not good but it it did not affect the interest rate No it sure right all right so moving forward what we have is the Gen xers the baby Busters are now entering the phase where they can invest and the Millennials the the echo Boomers they’re going to start borrowing so what that means is you’re going to have very high demand and very low Supply meanwhile the Baby Boomers they’re all probably let a three4 of us have reached 65 now something like that so most the rest are dead dead or retired you know but for the purpose of this conversation they’re not investing money they they if they invest their money they put it in very safe stuff you know T bills or something like something very conservative because they have a nest preserve it MH so we’re going into a phase now where you can anticipate very low Supply and very very high demand of money and that my friends means interest rates are going to stay hot yeah which is kind of a bummer yeah it’s a bummer and you’re going to have some movement you know short-term things are going to move the rate around but I think the days of 2 and a half% mortgage rates I don’t it’s going to be a long time till it comes back yeah I just don’t see how that’s going to happen but historically even 7% is still a good rate a good rate uh you know as I said when you compared earlier we had aunts and uncles that had had 16% interest rates so and again even don’t let it scare you even at 7% because hopefully with time things the rates will drop you can always refinance it’s not like you were tied to this for the rest of your life with this huge Rock tied around your neck yes not really I’m sure with time things will adjust refinance at that point yeah if you have to borrow let’s just say the g rate now is about 7 and a half I think let’s say you borrow at 7 and a half uh one of three things is going to happen the interest rate is going to stay the same well you you got the going rate interest rates are going to go up thank God you got the rate interest rates are going to go down you refinance yep you know but uh the idea that in you know 3 months it’s going to go down to 3% no get past it get on with your life none of us are young anymore you need to move on some of us are young young at heart yeah be young at heart and move on with your life don’t don’t let the the interest rates drive your life cuz you could sit there waiting for I mean don’t play that game just just grab Life by the horns get out there and do it don’t let this all don’t try to play The Guessing Game I’ll wait a year or two it it it may be worse so now is the time be decisive just accept it move forward get there and start your new chapter yeah absolutely don’t play that waiting game you’ll drive yourself crazy I’m already crazy with you know um this one I don’t need to worry about the rest of that baby buster can you believe that she Buster I believe it that’s our tip of the day if you like tips the place to goes pickle 411.com that’s our free information site whether you are buyer seller somewhere in between there’s something there waiting especially for you that will Astound Amaze inform and entertain you silly and it’s all free it’s all free it’s all we don’t charge anything for charge anything we just share our wisdom yeah less than going to a pay toilet you know you go to our free information I’ve never gone to a pay toilet Remember You The Quarters oh you’re you’re a baby buster remember that yeah little quarter and you go in that’s I never heard of such a thing why is that any worse than a bathroom you just there’s a little quarter you put in that’s ridiculous used to do that used to have you used to have these metal things they called them coins [Laughter] and it was almost like a credit card oh yeah yeah I have a vague recollection anyway give us a call Diana Randle bro here your local Friendly competent smart hardworking agents we’d love to help you absolutely take care have a great day bye bye