Moving to a new town can be nerve-racking, especially if you don't have any friends or family there to ease the transition. Watch this week to find out why starting a new chapter in Prescott is easier than almost anywhere else.
hello hello peeps and hello and hello Diane and Randall bro cheers to you well all right we will okay here in Prescott Arizona coming to you live when you see it it won’t be live that’s right but it was live when we did it at this present moment it’s live we’re not computer generated no we’re this is no AI involved here uh we are no I at all pretty much yes yeah hardly any real human flesh here we’d look a lot better yeah that’s right sure I think my AI will look better yes here to talk about newcomers newcomers so that’s one of the things that you need to know about city of Prescott so there was a indigenous population of Prescott uh probably up until you know 2008 I guess was the big financial crash and that was pretty much the town the people have kind of been here a long long time and then right about the time that we start we came here I guess which was 2016 or something like that um then nuke it became more of a retirement Town that’s right and now this town is being kind of taken over by the newcomers newcomers so if you’re not summer that’s maybe not such a great thing I you know but uh if you are a newcomer it’s a great thing it’s a great thing because honestly everybody’s in the same boat yeah um most people come here they don’t have friends they don’t have family they don’t have children here they’re just coming to enjoy their golden years and our beautiful you know tail and and so you come here and and uh we’re all in the same boat so it’s very easy and I also have found it’s a super super friendly Town yes so you could sit at a restaurant and at a table and then just chat with somebody across the way they’re all in the same boat yes so they’re like hey how are you when did you move here that’s true true the people who are native here too absolutely everybody here it’s a very welcoming friendly town and depending on what neighborhood you go into uh you know most of them have things structured for you to meet other people as well especially like Prescott Lakes yes where we live huge social amenities uh clubs within the club hiking club book club uh you know social events so if you don’t get out if you don’t join those things well you know yeah yeah that’s on you and you want to meet people you’re not meeting people it’s because you’re staying in your house that’s right and you’re spending all your time looking at your phone or something like that that’s right we have so much going on in this town you don’t even have to live in Prescott Lakes which is lovely to meet people but uh even anywhere there’s so many activities there’s music scene is big big pickleballs art galleries yeah I mean they’ve got so many things going on they always have events going that you can go and meet other people and we’ve made a lot of friends that way as well so uh you know don’t be afraid like I don’t know a soul there neither did we neither do we another thing that’s really nice about a town of newcomers too is that it’s very Cosmopolitan we have people here from all over the country with all kinds of experiences uh most of them are very accomplished you know that there were a lot and they’re look going into their golden years so that they tend to be very accomplished and educated and just interesting Folk that’s right uh with interesting hobbies and some of the best people I’ve met I’ve met here and impressed as a newcomer as a newcomer as a newcomer so please don’t be afraid to make a new start in a town where you don’t know anybody believe me you can do it well yeah it’s pretty much you know I mean you’ll make it here in Prescott yeah you will everybody’s super great super welcoming so don’t be afraid yeah that’s right get over here and meet some new people that’s right and start your new chapter if you’re shy you give me another shot to you that’s great that’s good there’s a group for that too I’m sure yeah that’s our tip for the day if you’re into tips we got plenty for you you need to go to pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you are a buyer or seller somewhere in between there’s something waiting for you that will educate uh inform and Astound you and it’ll only cost you ten dollars no that’s not true it’s absolutely free absolutely free it’s a pickle41.com lots lots there lots of things to do things to say that’s why my wife yes yes true true so get here and be new and come meet us that’s right we’d love to meet new people yes okay take care bye
Once upon a time it was unheard of to buy a house sight unseen. Covid changed all that. Watch this video to learn about the great process we use to make sure our buyers get the house they want and sellers can trust them to follow through.
good after oops I jumped ahead sorry gotta move fast yeah I can’t I got a Sprint he has to Sprint yeah with the pickle lady good afternoon this is Diane and Randall bro coming to you from Prescott Arizona our favorite little mountain town that we retired to about seven years ago no we’re not retired by work well true we moved here we moved here yeah we retired from Paris I guess I think it’s just wishful thinking yeah I think you’re right we retired from Parenthood we didn’t do that we had been empty nested so we started a whole new chapter chapter and here we are here we are in Prescott Arizona and loving every minute of it that’s right now one of the things we wanted to talk about today is sight unseen yeah so this is when people put an offer on a home that they have not physically seen and this is uh controversial a lot of sellers don’t like it with good reason yes uh it’s not it’s not it’s not a rule that’s etched in stone though so that’s why we wanted to talk about it yeah so a lot of folks are out of state and they see a house they identify a house on MLS they’re like oh my gosh this house looks really interesting and they give us a call what are your thoughts and what we always do is we say you know what let us go preview it for you we will do a walk through video that makes you feel like you’re standing right next to me walking through the house just like if you had an appointment you were local then we send it to them we edit it we Randall sets it to music he he does a voice over and we send it to you at that point if you still are really interested then we suggest let’s put an offer in and you get down here as fast as you can so you can see it in person so most of the times people love the video they’re like wow I think only one time somebody said no I changed my mind most of the time we have sold many many houses site unseen in person um particularly if people have already been to Prescott and we coach people on oh actually yeah we know that if you haven’t been here you really don’t know the neighborhoods you want to make an offer based on a video we’re going to try to dissuade you yeah but if you know the neighborhood you’ve been here you’ve selected you know I want this neighborhood in Prescott Lakes I want to view you know I want to be in a gay I want to be a gay community you know and you’ve seen all these things before uh you know with our video it’s kind of like having been there absolutely um but a lot of I can’t say a lot because uh it used to be in during covid uh they would say if they haven’t physically been in the house we’re not going to take the offer and in part that was just because every home was getting like 30 offers so you’re trying to come up with any excuse at all to cut people out now it’s more of a buyer’s market and seller agents have learned well you know maybe we should we should think about this um once you go under contract with the house the first thing that happens is the inspection period inspection period is 10 days so all you as seller you’re on the hook for setting for 10 days the worst that can happen is you go 10 days and then they say no I really don’t want the house and then you don’t get the earnest money I guess during covet people were being very aggressive I heard a story someone had never been to Prescott before put an offer in a house site unseen and they went under contract the inspection period starts and then she finds out that it snows here yeah oh I yeah so I understand from the seller Sellers and seller seller agents listing agents point of view you know you have to be responsible about that and we are quite responsible we communicate very much everything all that Prescott what it’s about what the town is like with the weather is like we’re very communicative so if you get a sight unseen offer from us yeah it’s going to be a good one people are completely educated about what they’re getting into then they have 10 days they hurry up and get down here they look at it and then usually I mean I’ve never had I think I had one person back out usually we go to you know people like I do love it which is you know make it happen people who you know they they come they see the house they’re in the house they love the house they put the camp in their tent in the house and stay there for three days and then during the inspection period you know they still bail out it’s it happens there’s a certain percent for whatever reason whether it’s buyers cold feed or a loan issue or it doesn’t inspect out well there are any number of reasons why something could fall out that’s right uh our percentage of people who do sight unseen offers that fall out is about the same as our buyers who uh who have been in the homes and that’s just because we are very uh responsible what’s the word I’m looking forward we we understand we try really hard not to bring people’s bad offers that’s not good for that’s right you it’s not good for your seller it’s not good for us and in the end it’s not good for our powers that’s right so if you’re thinking I’m out of town how am I supposed to do this if I see a house I’m going to miss out on it we’ll help you through that process yes we will we will completely educate you we will video for you we’ll talk to you we’ll go through each stage of it and then you know we’ll try to write up a contract so you can get down here and it won’t be sold from underneath you so uh we work really hard to make that happen for you so don’t think how will I ever achieve this it’s doable it’s certainly doable uh one thing you can do if you’re on our website you can look around for property videos uh and you can kind of see the style of videos that we do and I mean we walk through the home with the camera it’s like walking through the camera slow yeah and you know people really feel like they they have seen them I agree yeah all right so that’s it so if you’re thinking how will I achieve this and I’m long distance well it could happen Captain we’ve done this before we know what we’re doing we know what we’re doing we know we know a few tricks of the trade we’re gonna make it happen and try to make it uh as stress-free as possible for you okay so that’s our deal with side unseen don’t be afraid of sight unseen yes whether you’re a buyer or your seller excited insane particularly if it comes from the pickle lady that’s right yeah we’re gonna try hard we will okay my friends that is our tip for the day and we sure hope you’re having a beautiful day out there take care bye
If you grew up in the flatlands of the South, as we did, you'll need to learn a few tricks to be able to competently handle the elevation changes you'll find in Prescott. Listen in and learn how Randal literally drives Diane crazy.
hello hello hello you gotta move fast when you’re with pickle lady well listen we got a schedule we’re doing 10 of these today she is a task master we’re shooting 10 of these today so it’s like look let’s go boom boom boom that’s the magic of Television well I guess it’s not really television what is it I don’t know what this is it’s crazy today we’re talking about terrain Terrain this is something Randall does that Downshifting absolutely drops me insane it’s a new thing he does when we’re going down a hill he likes to shift and nothing I don’t know why I’m gonna be honest the crap out of it well that’s reason number one let me do it Flat Terrain Diane and I are both from New Orleans and we’ve spent a lot of our lives in Houston if you’ve ever spent any time there once you get past the heat of the humidity and the mosquitoes the next thing you notice is that everything is flat flat flat flat super flat so the Hill Skills first time we had just moved here and there’s a pretty big hill right outside our subdivision it leads down to a stoplight the first time I went down that Hill the light turned red and by the time I got to the end of the hill I could not stop I never drove anywhere where there were Hills particularly going downhill and I have none of those or at that time had none of those skills uh so I I get down to then I break and he was screeching yeah screeching through the six-way stop or whatever it is blowing screaming vocally as well and Screech yes not just the tires yeah not just the tires everybody sounded like a little girl yeah just a little bit yeah so I had to learn how to drive where Braking is Good there’s terrain and uh so the next thing I have to break going downhill and then after a year and a half and I needed to get new brake pads I learned to Downshifting is Better downshift so uh for those of you who have lived places where they’re Hills you know what I’m talking about if you’re if you drive an 18-wheel uh wheeler you know what I’m talking about you know when you’re going downhill instead of breaking the whole time you want to downshift and that keeps the car from getting too fast and it keeps you from wearing out your brakes yes it does but it’s also highly annoying yeah which is another benefit yeah oh God we need to get somewhere yeah anyway that’s another story for another day so that’s strange part part of the thing about terrain is you need to learn how to drive where there’s terrain if you’re not used to it it’s it’s a thing so you know it’s a skill that you need to pick up yeah but All-Wheel Drive another thing you should realize too uh when you move here don’t think you have to have an all-terrain vehicle it’s helpful a lot of people we have a high percentage of Subarus you’ll see them everywhere yes and they are great uh in the winter when we have a little bit of snow and a little bit of ice but even if you don’t have an all-terrain we don’t yes the snow it’s not a problem it’s not you don’t need it’s not that severe no Snow Skills snow tires no chains on your tires nothing like that nothing four-wheel drive is helpful it’s not necessary so when it first starts the snow um you know if you’re going up up a hill and you don’t have four-wheel drive you there are times you won’t make it don’t try to just go really fast and make it to the top because if you don’t make it you’re going to slide back down and hit the cars behind you which is pretty interesting yeah so if you if it begins to snow uh and we don’t get enough snow for this really to matter particularly if you’re retired uh if your car doesn’t have four-wheel drive you might want to just wait until everything’s plowed and all that stuff yeah that’s what we do yeah and I mean we are from the Deep South we have never been in Hills we have never been in any kind of winter weather we do just fine we do just fine we do yeah you do need all-terrain uh Well-Maintained Roads vehicles to drive in New Orleans and that’s just because they don’t spend any money on the roads we just did a uh a wind down on road construction yes they’re very although they just did all the road construction asphalt is wonderful uh so you really don’t need all-terrain vehicles for the roads in town if you get off the beaten Off the Beaten Path path you know if you want to go uh down some of the like Senator Highway leads down yeah some of the more remote areas yes you will yeah and that’s fine people do it people Jeep a lot yeah a lot of people yeah but you don’t need that around town just regular driving around no you might have trouble with low clearance vehicles uh and we did a a video before on driveways sometimes yeah it’s kind of hard to get up the curb or it’s not graded right uh and if you have uh like a Prius or something like that you might need a little more clearance yeah but uh but it’s all good it’s yeah it’s nothing like nothing to be scary nothing to be scared yeah Terrain Geekery I have a uh I just bought uh three 3D maps that show terrain on the map and uh he’s such a nerd yeah and I had to go have him framed yeah she did so every day he looks at all the terrains it’s a weirdo I’m in love with Torino the first time we went to uh we went to Denver we were with some friends and I made them pull over so I could throw a rock over the cliff then just watch it yeah wow that’s amazing gravity is a wonderful it’s been a long 37 years yeah you know if you know what I mean yeah [Laughter] so that’s terrible that’s our terrain lesson for you you’re coming to Prescott you should be aware Wind Down so that’s it and we hope that you guys have a good evening yep all right take care bye
If you investigate Prescott via social media, you might have heard some folks saying it's getting overpopulated or overcrowded. But is it really?
We'll give you the scoop on the different opinions, and help you understand whether Prescott is the right retirement town for you.
Introduction good morning hello peeps hope everybody’s day is off to a great start ours is I think so we are here uh this is Randall and Diane bro here in Prescott Arizona coming to you this morning to talk about something a lot of people are getting concerned about called overpopulation Prescott Overpopulation? population here in Prescott now I have to say you know maybe 20 years ago Prescott might have been 30 000 people yeah who knows who knows you should know when you hear overpopulation we don’t want people to think there’s millions of people here in Prescott that is just not the case we have about 54 000 people in Prescott proper yeah and another 53 54 whereabouts in Prescott Valley so between the two towns you’re talking about 100 000. there you go for the most part I mean people in Prescott do go out to PV to shop we do that people in Prescott Valley will come in for entertainment but people don’t it’s not like you’re commuting back and forth every day you know and in the morning in the afternoon so have we been just discovered yes are people moving here yes but you should know this is a Retirement Town retirement town we don’t have I mean there are people here who work but this isn’t like a big bustling town like Chicago or L.A where people are commuting daily for their jobs yeah or Orange County yeah I think a lot of people are comparing like this is going to be the next Orange County it’s not we don’t have the industry we don’t have the room to have the industry maybe out in Prescott Valley one day but impress No Commute Headaches your proper it’s pretty much done and so you know people who retire here um they’re not on the roads they’re not on the road at 7 A.M trying to get in in line to commute to work so you know has traffic increased a little bit a little but my God it’s still nothing like the big cities no it’s not like you have an hour and a half commute to get to your grocery store or something like that it’s just it’s just not yeah I I don’t get it I mean I don’t find it that way if you’re looking for a town that has no more than thirty thousand people then you know this train has passed that’s right uh you know I’ll tell you my take on kind of what’s going on I’m the one who does most of our marketing so I have my nose in social media there is yeah more than more than particular lady does and uh yeah my hands and pickles yeah she has her hands making pickles that’s Local Sentiment right yeah they have local people here who do not want the town to change a lot of people don’t want their Hometown to change you have people here who don’t want the town to change and there are some of those that will actually go on social media and actively comment to try to discourage people from coming here and one of the things they talk about is overpopulation it’s just not so it’s just not so unfortunately when a place is attractive and you live in a free country people will go there and if you live in a place that’s not so good people will leave you can always vote with your feet that’s one of the freedoms here and uh you know if if people don’t want other people to move here they need to buy the whole town if they don’t own all the property and you know what as much as they complain they always sell to the highest bidder which is usually someone from out of town Change & Adaptation anyway and as we know when you’re married a long time as we have been yes uh things change yes and you have to adapt to stay married yeah God knows I’ve learned that that’s right yeah that’s that’s right you have to add that so it’s the same thing when you live in a town that has been discovered and things that people are moving in you just kind of have to adapt it’s changing and sometimes it changes for the better um it has changed for the better since we have been here we have been here at this point about seven years and when we first got here it was a little there wasn’t a lot going on now there are more good restaurants more things to do it’s more lively um I like it better and I like it more Amenities & Options every day yes um you know I honestly wouldn’t be interested in moving to a town particularly for retirement with a population of less than 50 40 000 I mean you know you’re going to have one Diner where you’re gonna have to eat all the time that you go to a place that’s that small we’re kind of becoming hip and happiness we’ve got some great art galleries more and more people are coming with you know with their own music more music it’s lovely it’s lovely so you know we just don’t want you to think oh my gosh if I move there is it going to be like I’m in Orange County it really isn’t it you know uh it might take you 15 minutes to get down the road but it’s still better than an hour and a Social Media vs. Reality half yeah so uh anyway so how about that throw you yeah if you haven’t figured it out yet you can’t trust everything you see on social media that’s right you just can’t you just can’t these are opinions we’re chill people some people aren’t quite as chill some are very chill everyone has an opinion A lot of them stink uh you know um it’s it’s just it’s just the way of life some people honestly have opinions that others might think are erroneous a lot of people you know they have opinions with a 10 intent they’re trying to make you they’re trying to uh just wait it’s a switch for their own purposes that’s right so you should be aware keep in mind this is not like um high-tech industry here or research hospitals here or anything this is kind of just like a really nice little retirement town so if you’re worried about commuting and traveling and this that and the other hmm nobody’s getting up here you know unless it’s to go to the golf course at seven a.m but yeah they’re not going they’re not driving to work that’s right the the city of Self-Limiting Population Prescott regularly gets ranked as one of the best places to retire it is never ranked as one of the best places to look for a job yes it’s a retirement town and you can only drive so much population into a town that doesn’t have a lot of jobs to offer that’s awesome so anyway that is our thing we don’t want you to be wow now the town’s just getting too big I don’t even want to look at it that’s not so don’t let that scare you that’s just crazy it’s great here we love life here it’s all good in the hood as I like to say good in the hood okay so that is our little Spiel today on talking about overpopulation um just not a problem yeah so in in our opinion oh and by the way the people who live here they’re not having a lot of children there kind of past that age unless they would be like Saint Elizabeth and something miraculous yeah it would be a miracle yeah so for my Catholics out there you know who’s saying yeah that’s right that’s exactly right you’ll be okay all right my friends so that is it for today we just wanted to kind of talk about that a little bit because we hear about that oh that it’s getting too big it’s getting too big yeah people come in and ask us yeah and they look around like what are they talking about yes so Wind Down that is our tip for the day if you want more tips the place to get them is pickle411.com that is our free information site that’s it whether you are a buyer seller somewhere in between there’s something there waiting for you that will inform entertain and Astound you and it’s hopefully absolutely fruit that’s right absolutely absolutely free absolutely not even a token amount not even just free not even a fruit we don’t even get a free meal for this no not even we just can’t tell you how much promotion we do yeah I know nothing it’s true but it’s okay we enjoy doing it and we like to share our wealth of knowledge with all of you out there most of what we call knowledge rest of your okay bye
hello my fellow pickle friends hello peeps this is Diana Randall bro here your friendly local Realtors here in Prescott Arizona um we are so excited to share with you a new place we just discovered and just love it I know some of you locals probably already know about and you’re like what’s wrong with you you’re behind the tons we we uh we’re always working so but we recently went to Whiskey River Tavern Whiskey River Town it’s not in the first block of Whiskey Row but it’s the second block yeah so fantastic yeah it’s I think they finally gotten this got this thing nailed so this uh this venue is as as the piccolator said it’s it’s not in the block that is traditionally thought of as whiskey roads in the next block and uh I think we may have talked about this particular building under a different name it has changed hands a number of times uh and it’s such a cool venue uh we’ve just been waiting for someone to really get it I I think the people owned it before were poised to do well and covid got them yes uh but now they’re Under New Management new Arrangement and I I it’s great it’s a great it’s like an outdoor Courtyard it kind of reminds me a little bit of New Orleans it was is where we’re from an outdoor kind of Courtyard and lots of seating um trees and you look up and there’s the sky and they’ve got a great bar and great dancing and they always have live music yes so when we went the other night it was hit squad 17. hit squad 17. so that’s fabulous mostly uh pop music yeah all decades oh we had the best time just outstanding they were outstanding everybody was dancing and the weather was perfect it was so nice and the atmosphere really good um what do you call it really good and just just a fun fun time yes and uh even if you don’t dance you can just sit and watch and enjoy the music and good beers good liquor and it’s just great yeah really good venue and kind of it does have a very New Orleans feel reminds me of Pat O’Brien yes yes now they do have a beautiful bar that’s inside and a seating area and all of that and you walk through that to get to the Courtyard the courtyard is the music venue so that’s where most of the action is but I guess on days when it’s really cold maybe or rainy or something go inside you go inside beautiful bar uh they do a great job uh the menu is mostly Pub Fair but it’s good food they take care of you they bring the food out quickly it was all really delicious yeah I think I had the poppers were really good we had a few other things so good music always have different bands that are coming to play it’s just a fun time to meet with your friends sit down enjoy nice weather and uh just uh have a have a glass of wine and listen to some good music so just to let you know we have I would say at least a half dozen look Regional local bands that have a reputation really good they have a following yeah they do so you know the one group they used to play in Vegas and you know they were competing with everybody in Vegas they moved to Prescott now their calendar is full every year they’re uh taken off and and that happens to Regional bands we we’ve got these they’re all great musicians uh and they’ve really develop a local following and people follow them from venue to venue all week long yeah and uh hit squad is one of those they they played in the uh Square recently a free concert they were so good and they worked the crowd so much oh yeah everyone was so excited and dancing yeah it was a good time so uh yeah so local bands and in particular you gotta hit Whiskey River Tavern gotta get it I love that venue they’re so nice it is his favorite venue yeah okay so we hope one day to see you at Whiskey River Tavern you can raise a toast there’s a toast to us yeah or the band or wherever you want yeah do whatever you want we don’t care that’s our latest tip well we have lots of restaurants and bars and things to do uh things about real estate things about life if you’re looking for more of that the place to go it’s pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you are a buyer seller or somewhere in between there is information for there for you that will amaze raised astound and entertain you and it is all absolutely free okay we don’t get anything for them put your credit card we don’t get anything else no there’s no PayPal no PayPal all free oh all completely we just like to share our over abundance of information that’s right so there you go you’re welcome yeah to those of you watching you’re welcome you’re welcome have a great rest of your day bye
Cheers Cheers hello folks and welcome to the Randall and Diane bro pickle lady show it’s a pickle lady hour pickle lady hour that’s not really an hour eight minutes eight minutes 30 eight minute show pickled eight minutes of the piccoloo show that’s us we’re Punchy because today we’re going to talk about something that was kind of fun a lot of fun a lot of fun a lot of yeah Brew Fest is back yeah so Brew Fest is Back we went to the Brew Fest uh they have a brew fest it’s in June in uh in Prescott they hold it at I guess it’s a middle school football field they hold it on yeah they used to do hot air balloons they didn’t have Hunter balloons but they did have a live band they had a Features live band and that was fun and they must have had at least 25 booths oh 28 probably double that more than that yeah and so you buy your tickets and you go it’s in the evening so the weather’s perfect oh it was beautiful it was so nice and you just go and you can go from Booth to booth and just try all these different local uh local boys pretty local we’re sort of regional oh yeah Regional yeah some of them are for like uh Southern California which isn’t that far away from us uh pretty much anyone in Arizona is going to be there some amazing beers we’ve got some amazing beers amazing wineries here too believe it or not the best of show in my humble Best of Show opinion was a and I put it I’ll have to I’ll have to look them up but uh they did a uh Bourbon Barrel Scottish ale they were from Lexington oh is that what you bought uh Kentucky yeah so we had a good time and then you bring your chair and you can sit down and listen to music yeah yeah so um anyway COVID Hiatus it’s been a great time thing uh we used to go to it and then covid you know put a kibosh on it I think this was the first one since covet no did they do it last year they might have done it live we didn’t do we didn’t go last year but it’s coming back it’s coming back stronger than ever great time so if you’re thinking about moving to Prescott or you’re new to Prescott are you looking always coming in June ask us about Brew Fest and uh we’ll hook Randal’s Chatty you up somebody’s chitter chattering today that’s very you’re very chatting when we’re talking about beer man we’re very adamant beer and dogs beer and dogs I won’t say another word yeah you carry trying to get a word in Edgewater hey you go ahead anyway so if you’re here mid-june always try to make it around the Brew Fest it’s a lovely time right yeah I think we had some clients that met us there no doesn’t it I remember we were supposed to I remember if they showed up or not I think they did they might have yeah we had a good time so it’s uh we always Prescott Events have lovely events here in town all the time and now that covet is lifted we’re opening back up again and just having all of our events are starting up again it’s it’s just great it is it’s great absolutely wonderful so we hope maybe next year in June we’ll see you at the bridge that’s right particularly our our Better than Southern AZ listeners in Southern Arizona yeah yeah it’s it’s already hot down there in June uh if you’re looking for an escape in June that’s a good time to come up it’s lovely evening evening weather here in summertime 70s it was perfect it was perfect perfect so anyway we hope next year maybe in June we’ll run across here yeah yeah yeah you see us come over and uh you know we’ll uh we’ll uh share a beer with you Wind Down absolutely so just wanted to share about Brew Fest and what a good time it is and how much we enjoy it every year yeah so hope to see you soon and uh we’ll have a beer like you yeah absolutely cheers cheers bye
Here in sunny Prescott, solar energy might seem like a no-brainer. But if you're considering installing a solar rig on your home, you'll want to check out this video to make sure you understand all the pros and cons - especially how it can affect the sale of your home.
good afternoon good afternoon folks hi hi hello hello Bonjour you know all those things that’s right multilingual there you go she’s the pickle lady I am this is a pickle that’s right Diane and Randall bro here coming to you uh your local Friendly helpful Realtors here in Prescott Arizona and we are here to talk about sometimes it’s the bane of my existence it makes me take a deep breath yeah so we’re here to talk today about solar solar can be a four-letter word yeah in my world all right so first off solar is available here uh some of the newer construction homes come with solar uh for the most part when people come from Why So Little? other areas where there’s a lot of solid they’re surprised there isn’t more of it there isn’t more of it right they’re like how come most of the houses here don’t have them well here’s the thing um our utilities are quite inexpensive yeah uh our electric bills are not super high like in some other areas of the country and people are getting these Sky High you know 900 electric bills it just doesn’t happen here so the financial component of solar is not that compelling here the people they do solar It’s Green, But… they’re for the most part it’s to be green uh absolutely most people here who do it now Phoenix absolutely they meet solar they’re running that AC constantly we don’t have a three-digit temperatures so we don’t have to run our AC we’re not running at 105 like it is down in the valley yeah that’s right um it’s very temperate temperatures here especially during summer it’s just not that bad we might get in the 90s you know and then you know uh it cools down to the 70s so we’re not really hitting that AC so hard that solar would be a positive thing we have the sun form but it the energy that it produces is a war as much as that’s right energy produced in other areas and Owned vs. Not so now I love own sonar I will say that ohm solar if you want to put solar on and you really want to help the environment and I appreciate that and I honor that I think that’s a beautiful thing and you pay it off I love it even more but if you put solar on and you take a sixty thousand dollar loan to have uh solar installed uh you should know most people who buy your in the future who might want to buy your home are not interested in assuming that loan yes most people are like I don’t want to pay how much did you pay it down ten thousand yes I don’t want to buy a 50 000 solar system I don’t want to take over this lease and I don’t want to pay it off so you’ve had sellers in their 80s and they they take out you know a 30-year yeah you know lease on solar it’s like what do you thinking and that’s not yeah well somebody is somebody’s not you know yeah they’re doing a sell job yeah and so it’s very important and so it can be a real deterrent to potential When it’s a Deterrent buyers yeah so what’s your name yeah unless you can find a buyer first of all you to find a buyer is willing to do it you’ve cut your buyers at least in half yes uh because they’re going to have to take over the lease and a lot of them they worry about you know the roof Other Worries and was it installed properly that’s right you know is it going to be damaged if they remove it and so you’ve got it opens up a whole can of worms it does um particularly if it’s leased and they don’t want to take over the lease you have to remove it it it can be a real nightmare if it sleeps we have yet to work with a lease company that makes that process fast easy yeah it’s a pretty it’s a grueling process a grueling process so if you are thinking Pay it Off about doing solar at least here in Prescott yeah pay it off pay it off because yeah yeah you’re probably going to end up having to pay it off when you go to sell yes anyway just the buyers that’s true most of the buyers will say okay I’m interested but I don’t want to take this on they have to pay it off yeah so be prepared if you were thinking about putting solar on your house here in Prescott uh there’s a lot of pros and cons Pros and Cons so the pros are I mean if you get it and you pay it off then you have you know what 60 dollar bills or less way less that can be a great thing that’s it can be yeah it can be a very good thing now some of the buildings of Mandalay in particular I know they’re doing solar in a lot of their new homes and you know that’s part of the deal it’s part of the package and it’s owned you know you’re not you’re not uh leasing it separately so you’re not going to have that same the same number of issues but our advice When it’s a Benefit is if you’re thinking about doing solar make sure you pay it off and then enjoy all the perks and the Beautiful benefits of uh owning your own solar and then if you ever have to sell your home it’s a real positive for incoming buyers yes they don’t want to lease it though they don’t want to lose it but you’re going to get all your money back but that’s when we’ll go for a premium if it does have solar absolutely and we’re saying this is and it’s owed yeah and it’s on this is 2023 uh solar technology is improving all the time that’s right you know they may come up with something that changes the whole aspect the the costs and all this so this may change but as of now given the technology that’s in place if it’s a new home and Retrofitting they’re incorporating solar as part of the package that’s okay that that’s a pretty good deal but if you have a home and you’re thinking about retrofitting I would I would discourage that yeah just just looking at this from the point of view of a realtor right it makes your home harder and trying to resell yeah for sure for sure so that’s our little tit solar yeah not again solar I think solar is amazing yeah I think solar is great and by the Diane Beats Lease Companies way if if you do have a home that is leased it has lease on solar there is no one better on the planet than bulldogging the the lease companies to get them to do the thing in the pickle lady we just released her to you know release the dogs and uh let’s slip the dogs of war or whatever it is because she goes after him and she is Relentless yeah they hate me but uh it’s not a pleasant it’s not a pleasant uh yeah happening for anyone so no so keep that in mind solar can be a very positive thing if it’s owned otherwise I don’t know yeah so that’s our tip of Wind Down the day yes do you want more tips we have plenty for you and a place to go is pickle four one one.com there’s a free information site whether you’re a buyer seller or somewhere in between there is something waiting for you that will inform astound and entertain you and it’s all absolutely free that’s right she likes much feel so silly all right everyone out there hope you’re having a great day and we hope you uh this was informative for you about solar absolutely we’re here to serve take care bye
Introduction hello hello hello hello peeps this is Diana Randall bro your friendly local Prescott area Realtors and she’s pickle Eddie I am the pickle lady she’s full of pickles sometimes sometimes all right so Sad Story this episode we have something sad to talk about it is it was a very sad story you might have heard it it made national news a very fine gentleman of one of our local prescottiians was building a beautiful cabin up in the remote section of the mountains and unfortunately a bear came and got it it’s acting Joe by bear yeah totally unprovoked it’s a very unusual thing to happen especially with a male bear not quite sure what uh set him off um but we just wanted to put the word out there that when you hear Prescott don’t think we’re you know uh up and up in the mountains we’re not full of bears we’re not full of bears our thoughts and prayers go out to him our condolences got him and his family obviously this is a tragic event and we certainly don’t want to make little of this no and uh I mean there was a bear attack in Prescott Prescott Size let me explain what in price kit means so in Prescott in this case means the within the Incorporated area of Prescott now just so you’ll know if you go to the extreme north of the Incorporated area of Prescott and you drive without traffic so you know my Californians this isn’t about traffic you know you just there’s no traffic you drive to town it will take you the like 30 minutes to get to town and then if you proceed South uh you can drive another 40 minutes or so until you hit the South Boundary so this occurred on the South Boundary the South Boundary eventually get you get to the Bradshaw Mountains this was on the other side of the Bradshaw Mountains Not in Town essentially so a very remote area it is more remote so we didn’t want you to feel like oh my gosh if I’m around the town square or there’s going to be coming out yeah um I will never say never yeah but odds are no that will never happen unless you’re way up you know if the head bears in town they’d all be at Costco I think picking up the salmon there or something that’s right absolutely making it easier we really don’t have Bears or things like that yeah in the town this is a Remote Areas very remote area uh we rarely go up there from time to time we have somebody who wants us to go look at something I’ve broken an axle you should be aware a lot of folks think I really want something remote where I can enjoy peace and nature and I don’t want to be around a lot which can be absolutely delightful and beautiful beautiful area it’s stunning but you should be aware that a lot of those roads are not paved it’s dirt roads you could get snowed in you could get the roads could get washed out because monsoons and rutted it’s very difficult to Traverse unless you’ve got it yeah your car can fall off the path like we did this is very remote people come they think I want something kind of that’s exactly what I want usually the Too Remote for Most everyone we brought up there that well this is tumorable this is way too remember so although it’s stunningly beautiful it’s kind of for uh special kind of people that that enjoy that and and can handle those kind of roads without any issues and most of those places are not winterized no so the people who are staying there for the most part are only there during the summer so these are more like camps these are yeah I mean if you get snowed in up Snowed In there it could be kind of like the shiny oh yeah yeah it’s good I mean you’re gonna be because you’re way more at the top of the mountain and that snow stays a long time I got stuck up there one time and I was told you know we’ll be there in six hours luckily after about an hour someone drove by who had a chain and pulled me back from somebody who lived up there and they’re like we got you we have all the equipment we’re used to this we’ll pull you out people are very friendly so you should keep that in mind uh Other Animals remote can be uh have some animals out there we do have mountain lions we do have Bobcats we have javelina we have Bears we have coyotes and in these remote areas these animals not the ones in town but the ones in the remote areas these are wild animals these are not they’re not being fed you know by cars that pass by and yeah in Yosemite Park or whatever right these these animals rarely see human beings so that’s right so um again it was a terrible unfortunate accident or event that had yes a neighbor a fellow neighbor heard and came out and and uh addressed it and yeah and so they have captured the bear but we just wanted to share that with you you should know if you decide to go into the more remote areas this could be something that’s you know out there and you know we do we’re kind of a little love country town and we have lots of Critters here you say you found you stay In Town on the golf course you know you don’t have to worry about being attacked while you’re teeing off it’s it’s no it’s nothing like that you know these these things go into the the media and the media tries to sell stories sometimes they can be misleading yes uh as I said before it is a fact he was in Prescott but uh the incorporate area right not downtown that is correct you won’t see any bears going around the square thank goodness thank goodness but uh anyway so we just wanted to share that with you we thought it was um kind of a terrible event that happened but we wanted to assure folks out there thinking about Prescott like wow is that really just like a remote Town yeah not really um you’d be perfectly fine here yeah now we can relate because we’re from New Orleans and that’s right A lot of times people go to New Orleans they’ll worried the alligators are gonna attack that’s right people have probably gotten attacked by alligators within the Incorporated limits of New Orleans but it can happen yeah I never say never yeah I Never Say Never Never Say Never yeah you’re gonna have some exotic dancer with an alligator or Bourbon Street you could you could yeah but she’s got a special Act [Laughter] yeah it happens I’m thinking about that but anyway so yeah keep this all in mind Prescott is Safe we just didn’t want you to feel uh this would be too weird you know it’s not your cup of tea it would be your cup of tea it’s awesome here it’s amazing you’ll love it you’ll love the the scenery everything but it’s pretty much yeah that’s another thing yeah so be aware we got the critters we got Critters so that’s our tip of the day if Wind Down you want more tips Place go is pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you are buy or seller or somewhere in between there is something there that will Astound Delight entertain and inform you and it is all absolutely that is true that is true all right thank you for listening and I hope you’re having a beautiful day today see you soon bye
Have you ever walked into a house and thought "wow, it's so crowded and cramped in here!"? If you're trying to sell your home, this is definitely not an impression you want to give prospective buyers. In this video we tell you how to avoid this and help your home sell fast.
well good morning and hello hello hello Randall and Diane bro here coming to you from our beautiful little mountain town of Prescott Arizona uh I’m the pickle lady uh this is the pickle team um team of two her idea of teamwork is she tells she tells me what to do when I do it there you go that’s how it works that’s how it works that’s how it works keep telling yourself that here today to talk about pinch points pinch points all right so this is yeah yeah not that kind of pinch um this is a subtle staging tip yes a lot of people get wrong and it’s very important and it’s easy to fix it’s so easy to fix so easy to fix a lot of people like for instance me and herit grandfather clocks inherit Grandma’s sideboard and her Grandma’s Furniture this that and the other and they incorporate it with their existing and then things get a little tight in the house and so you come into the foyer and you’ve got two chairs and a and a table and this on the other and people are kind of going in sideways because they can’t quite maneuver around all those clocks and this that when you’re getting ready to sell weed some of that stuff up go put it in storage take everything out make it look almost as bare as you can yeah because Randall’s so right about this when you walk in your first impression you’re going through a foyer and if it’s really tight in there with you know pinch points like you can barely get through because of all the furniture um people leave with the impression gee that house is small yeah I really didn’t have a lot of room in there and it could be the furthest thing from the truth yeah um it could be quite big square footage yeah we see this all the time if you show as many homes as we do you see it again and again and again and it’s easy so ideally you reduce the amount of furniture make things look kind of sparse but honestly even in homes that don’t have that much furniture that are plenty you have ample space for everything that’s in there they just put the chair too close to the couch or the coffee table too close to the chair and they create a space that people can’t walk through easily yes the worst possible place to do that is in your foyer and just the other day we walked in a foyer and they had a seating area in the foyer why would someone sit in the foyer I don’t know why someone would do that unless they’re a dog and your dog dog doesn’t need a chair so we walk through the door and immediately we all had to scoop to the side yes to pass it and the home other than that was fine in plenty of space but it’s still left an impression in the buyer even said something about well that’s kind of cramped in here it’s cramped Russian sticks with them and it’s easy to fix just move the chair over a little bit look for Pinch points even if you can’t remove everything you don’t want to put it in storage and everything avoid the pinch points if you’re not able to avoid pinch points you have too much Furniture you need to remove things that’s it that’s it that’s it shortens venge points look pinch points get rid of your or just move it over a little bit or correct a little bit over and over a little bit so you can get on the sofa easily yeah keep in mind that people are going to walk around your coffee table they’re going to take paths that you might not take and if there’s any path that’s tight they’re gonna say it’s cramped it’s true that’s what we hear it all the time we hear it all the time so just try to divest yourself put it in storage move things around just have a better flow through whatever the flow is so important it’s all about flowing in and flowing in and flowing if they flowing easily that there’s a lot more chance of buying them that’s right all right so that is our tip for the day when you’re staging your house to go on the market pinch points pinch points so we got a whole bunch of uh staging and seller tips on our Channel you can look for those uh the place to find them if you don’t know where to go is pickle411.com that as our free information site we’re a buyer seller or somewhere in between there’s something waiting for you that will Amaze the sound delight and entertain you and it’s all free that is correct cost you nothing we aim to please put your credit card away we try to help nothing to buy Here folks all right so cheers we hope to see see you soon and uh show you around some hopefully emptied homes without any pinch points not any pinch points all right hope to hear from you soon take care bye