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hello hello pete hey peeps this is diana randall bro we are out today first of all we both got brand new coats new coats good time to buy new coats hope you like them yeah um but we are here yeah we did this is the time yeah absolutely good one but anyway i digress yes you do we are here in the in front of the courthouse coming at you godzilla that’s right i don’t know we’re here in front of the courthouse today in the square right smack dab in the middle of downtown prescott which i love on this beautiful crisp february day and our new coats um and i thought it would be apropos to film in front of the courthouse because what i’d really like to talk about is um some ethical things yeah yeah uh talk about ethics i am kind of mad um i’m venting please be aware when you’re looking for an agent whether it’s a listing agent a selling agent any kind kind of check out who they are what they’re about yeah just because somebody has signage or you see a lot of homes listed and you see signs all over the place with their names on it does not necessarily mean yeah that um these are people that are looking out for your best interest or spend a lot of time that do their due diligence they are uh they just because they they they have a lot of people doesn’t mean they’re spending a lot of time in fact some of the agents that have lots and lots of signs they don’t have enough time to spend with any one of those one of those uh buyers or sellers that’s right so you know it’s important even though you may see a lot of name recognition name recognition does not always equate to good job done an agent who’s really looking out for your best interest an agent who’s really investing themselves in the most important purchase of your life yeah some of them you know hey it’s just all about the bottom line hey yeah is that foundation have a big leak underneath it yeah it has if we were agents that were that way we would be telling you the same thing at this point we’re not saying this is easy it isn’t easy we would like you to believe that we are different but if we weren’t we’d be saying the same thing we know it’s hard so how does someone what are some of the clues that you would give them to you know to look between the the uh the bull here you need to look at somebody who actually spends one-on-one quality time with you that’s good he sits down and says let’s let’s go over everything that you’re looking for let’s go you know if you’re about to buy a house yeah let’s sit down and go through the disclosure yeah uh oh this is a red flag susie q uh oh this is not good no bueno you know you don’t want somebody who’s like yeah yeah yeah yeah looks good looks good to me let’s sign off so i get my commission check no sometimes no matter the price of the house it takes a while agents who don’t spend time with you do whatever it is whatever the step is if they’re not willing to spend the time with you you want to move on absolutely and one clue too like right off the bat if you meet an agent let’s say you see a sign or a business card or advertisement somewhere and you meet them and they don’t look anything like the picture that you saw that’s probably that’s it that’s your first line number one right i think that’s right that is your first clue if you get somebody who’s like you know got a uh glamour shot from your 19. my real estate agent looks like kim kardashian and then you meet them and they really look like joan rivers that’s your first clue i like joan root i love jonathan yeah i love your hair so yeah that’s that’s so bad yeah because she she was a cool chick she was but that’s probably your first clue somebody who can’t even be you know really kind of honest and upfront on their own business card you might not want to deal with it so i guess my point is as we’re standing in front of the courthouse try to find some people that you feel have some ethics have some morals and have some time and have some time they’re not interested in just let me get as many houses listed as possible so i can get these commission checks and it doesn’t matter if the foundation shifted on a house who cares yeah i still got my commission check that’s who you don’t want we may or may not just be involved in something i don’t know if you can pick up on that yeah i don’t know if you can pick up yeah but maybe so you know it’s just important everybody you know in all walks of life you’ve got good people you’ve got bad people but you know try to do some due diligence and and hook up with good people i think we’re good people we will invest our time be good people be a good buyer be a good seller be ethical be ethical on all parts come on we are happy to be here we are happy to spend the time we will spend a lot of time with you yeah absolutely make sure that it’s done right and um we’re just up front yeah we’re good we keep it real okay and we look pretty much the way you know i photoshopped all these videos no we don’t we’re actually that’s why my hair looks like this yeah yeah yikes it’s starting to snow what you see is what you get what you see is what you get but that’s why today we thought let’s talk about ethics let’s talk about finding you the right ethical kind of real estate agent so you don’t have a nightmare later she just she’s good yeah i try to i try to she gives me a lot of trouble but yeah well you know he can get on my nerves sometimes so that’s why we’re here in front of the courthouse in the square we are not drinking we are good people you should be too yes yeah and uh we would love to help you and find something delightful and good shape with no worries so the whole process will be relatively worry-free for you absolutely um all right wrap it up my hand’s shaking yeah i know it’s getting cold yeah all right well have a wonderful reach us at 713-302-1964 or online at prescottpicklelady.com that’s correct good to see you and stay warm out there
Lots of people don’t like to pay HOA fees; you may be one of them. Actually, very few areas in Prescott have extremely high HOA fees, and in many cases you might just be happy to pay them. We explain in this video.
are we ready are you ever gonna say anything yes i will say it now hello hello hey peeps it’s time for another weekly one down ahead to find the one thank you yeah with diane and randall bro here had a great day today uh went to our little award ceremony yeah we did and we were very excited we won two awards tickle pink tickle pink and uh it’s very nice to see uh at our organization your heart efforts and work yeah is recognized yeah and so we were very happy to go we had a lovely time and also support all of our other agents who are out just killing it yeah we are we’re a really really good agency we’re a little bit better dressed though we were a little bit dressed uh we’re a little tired now so we decided actually we were on our way after our lovely award ceremony we were on our way to film our weekly wine down we were all dressed up and looking good and then a client called yeah cowboy’s work is never done and so she had a couple of questions so instead we mixed that we raced home to look up uh some things that she needed to know about and give her some information so now here we are we’re like you know what tired tired yeah we’re very tired we got clients all the time that tell us you know we’re homebodies yeah they watch these wind downs and they say you guys are out all the time and you’re partying all the time but we’re kind of home buys the truth is we’re kind of homebodies yeah you know so after today we were yeah so i said why fake it you know i’m gonna put on my robes and we’re gonna light the fire and we’re just gonna be who we are drink our wine keep it real yeah last couple of times we had to skip the one because we were in public you know but uh at home no public intoxication although there’s a guy looking over my shoulder here that’s our that’s my favorite statue okay come back over here okay all right anyway what we wanted to talk today about was after having a lovely day and helping clients a lot of questions we get about hoa hoas yeah yeah yeah um a lot of people especially coming from out of state are like i absolutely refuse do not want an hoa i hate them i don’t want to spend them don’t even show me a house with that unfortunately i’m here to tell you you might want to look at hoas here in prescott a little differently yeah um they are not as cost prohibitive as they are right yeah the high hoas are generally tied to some sort of uh golf community there’s a country club and all kinds of amenities and all that stuff so those can get pretty pricey although some of it would be a lot more reasonable than you would think right and you don’t have to be a golfer you know to get your money’s worth they got a lot of other things going on in the community uh but setting that aside if you think you’re never going to use something like that um you may want to consider hoas north of zero uh because hoas kind of police your neighborhood you may not want to be policed uh but if you’re not police that means your neighbors aren’t policed either and that can lead to trouble it can lead to big trouble we’re going to show you a little clip yeah i’ll clip in yeah i’ll show you kind of show why sometimes hoas are not that bad yeah for instance you know here there are some beautiful neighborhoods the hoas are 300 a year yeah so don’t automatically say no hoas because what you may think is a monthly thing is not it’s an annual it’s an annual thing or a semi-annual yeah and you know some are like three to 500 a year yeah and a lot of that you know it’ll be uh the limited public areas they may have like little parks or something yeah uh where the upkeep is is taken care of for you but at the very least it’s office administration so when you call and you say you know my neighbor next door is doing this and that’s against the uh the covenants you have some recourse well they need money to be able to pay for the people who follow up and put the liens and all that other kind of stuff so i think a lot of people are afraid like especially coming from california i don’t want any hoas i spend 500 a month it’s not quite the same hoa experience you might have elsewhere yeah hoas here are not yeah that crazy yeah so the the clip in particular is a home that we showed a number of times adorable property it was kind of a small place it was a cutie pootie but it was really cute precious precious in a real convenient area of town it couldn’t it didn’t move for a while i mean usually homes like that move in a heartbeat and it was because of the next door neighbor uh no hoa no h.o.a next door neighbor had about 150 cars yeah in the front yard yeah and you know nobody wants to live next to them yeah no recourse no resources no recourse there’s nothing you can do about it they’re not breaking any laws they’re parking on their own property uh and when i say own property they were they were vehicles parked on the sidewalk the front lawn the front porch yep yeah you know just they were like half a dozen cars so you know when when you say i don’t want hoas you need to maybe think twice about it because they’re not that bad something stupid like that destroy your property absolutely unbelievable yeah and you know and then other than that some hoas with country clubs well that goes towards a lot of you know nice things we live in a nice area but our our rates are what 150 a month for hoas not bad yeah yeah and that includes a lot of maintenance yeah stuff yeah so i have no complaints with that at all yeah we went went by you know prescott has a lot of little old ladies and they love things like gnomes you know uh little elves you know and and those can be cute you know but we passed a home just the other day beautiful neighborhood yeah how many how many little gnomes do you think we’re in the front yard i think approaching 200 yeah yeah i mean it was like it was a little overkill a little i mean it was like you couldn’t see the light it was all gnomes it looked like a gnome invasion and without an hoa guess what then you can they can add one more gnome to that whole display i mean if they put like you like a nazi gnome or something like that you might be able to appeal to the city council something that’s really offensive but but gnomes gnomes are known i do like gnomes though i’m not opposed to them yeah just not too hard i have a i have a son-in-law that could be a gnome uh a son-in-law to bee that sort of gnomish so i like nose shout out to ian carr there you are he’s our favorite little gnome yeah he is well now we’ve got a new favorite gnome yeah yeah he’s he’s more of an elf i think he’s morbid he’s not his hair yeah sorry guys you know you’re at risk jake yeah hey jake and ian jake future son-in-laws yeah so we like there’s nothing you know we like cute things we’ve got you know like we have saint francis over here you know uh we like that kind of thing too but some people go crazy right and and when it does it’s amazing it can destroy property values and if you don’t have an hoa office uh there’s nothing you can do there’s nothing you can do so don’t write off hoas you if you automatically say i don’t want an hoa you cut down a list of beautiful homes that that could be yours just by you totally will cut off you seeing multitudes of pretty homes so instead of no hoa maybe low low hoa you know low hoa is the way to go there does that kind of rhyme i’m gonna trademark that yeah low hoa is the way to go all right well that is all for today’s lesson that’s it because i need to move because i’m getting hot this yeah rope is warm and this thing is putting out so uh but anyway let’s wrap this up the beautiful lady have a good evening and uh anyway cheers to you for our awards so you can reach us at 713-302-1964 or find us online at prescottpicklelady.com glad to help you out with your prescott real estate needs exactly all right cheers to you cheers on our awards right congratulations all right thanks again have a good night you
hello hello hello hey peeps how’s everybody doing i’m doing okay are you okay i’m good i’m doing great as well this is diane randall bro that’s us he’s randall i’m diane just in case you got confused yeah we get confused too sometimes sometimes yeah absolutely we’ve been together so long my god i know but anyway blend after a while yeah but anyway we’re here to talk to you today about what it’s like to live here in prescott when you hear these terms single level living if you’re looking for a single story versus single story so we’re going to do a quick little tutorial on that yes so if you’re coming from another area you’ll understand a little more about what that means i mean the short short of it is people don’t like stairs right so we have a lot of people coming in i don’t want stairs i want a single story house and we have single story houses here we do uh but if you go for a single story home it kind of cuts off your options we have some other options that’s right uh if you’re going to build a single-story house you pretty much need flat land completely flat yes completely flat and like which we do have we have some areas like we have but if you’re also looking for a lot of trees and views and terrain sometimes when you go with flat land you don’t get those things here and so one of the things we wanted to explain is what a stem wall construction home looks like and what uh single level living looks like that’s right so i’m going to intersperse some uh some video here where we took an example and we’ll kind of so you can understand here’s a quick example of a stemwall house looks like a single story house from the front here but as we creep around the side you can see that this house is actually on the edge of a cliff and on the other side of the cliff underneath this first level there’s a second level that is the stem wall section and the uh space down there is generally reserved for guests so here’s a shot of the whole house well we’ll explain to people coming in i understand you want a single story but single level living will also fit the bill because a lot of times if we’re built onto the side of a hill you have to build out onto a stem wall to to have that happen so you come in and you’ll be on one level it looks like a single story and you’re like well that’s exactly what i wanted and so you come in and single level living here is your master maybe another bedroom and a couple of bathrooms your kitchen your den everything’s on one floor which is great which is exactly what you’re looking for however you can go downstairs where that stem wall has been built out and there’s a whole nother level where maybe you’ll have two more bedrooms in attendance yes just for your guests so even though you come in and you want a single story don’t get thrown by single level living yeah because for a lot of people it’s what they need uh they don’t really use the square footage that they have for their guests so this way they can be downstairs you don’t even have to look at that space and it’s zones so you don’t have to you’ll have dual ac exactly you’re not doing this you’re not yeah you’re not acing and heating the whole shebang you have the option just to ac and heat that top level where you’re mostly living yeah and then when your kids come in you can throw them downstairs never see them again well you know you don’t want to make it too good because you do want them to go home but that’s right that’s right but turn off the heat turn off the gold and that might do the trick i don’t know yeah a lot of people come in there like i said i just want single story but you don’t really necessarily are going to be able to find that in the house you exactly want don’t let those stairs so they’re like i don’t want stairs yeah but those stairs would not be a part of your everyday life that’s really just your guest stairs and what’s nice too about about the single level living versus single story is a lot of times out the back of the stem wall construction homes they have decks and that’s where you really get nice views so if you’re looking for magnificent views of of trees or mountains check out some some single level living homes because you might find those fit the bill you’re right decks are great decks are awesome and a lot of times you have a deck upstairs and then you still have a lower level patio yeah which is you know one of the perks of stem wall you know construction stem wall construction so don’t necessarily rule out stairs that go downstairs because you’ll still be living on that main level but you’ll get the perks of the deck yeah and the views yeah so that’s just a little tutorial what is single level living versus a single story yeah i think we did a good job yeah i think so anyway call us if you have any questions further we’d love to take you out and show you exactly what we’re talking about yeah we’ll put some if you do a tour with us we’ll give you a couple examples you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about just keep an open mind at this point absolutely don’t scream and say no stop staring back you might be surprised yeah absolutely absolutely all right well this is dining oh yeah 713-302-1964 or you can find us online at prescottpicklelady.com very good and we also have more wine downs there too if you want to check those out yeah they’re a lot of fun all right everyone have a good day good chatting with you and um hope you learned something today and something that you’ll understand better when you come visit us and we take you to see some of these houses all right have a great day talk to you soon bye
hello hello hello again this is diane bro and randall bro we’re the spouses that sell houses and you’re the pickle lady i’m also the pickle lady if you call me up and we get together and we go look at some houses or you come to one of our open houses you’ll find out why on the pickle lady i make delicious pickles cajun style yes she does and i hand them out to people and then i get a lot of refill requests yeah she gets hit up quite a bit they’re delicious and i’m happy to go yes yes well we are here and i’m wearing green to match the beautiful greens that’s right prescott lakes here someone’s going to chip on you yeah i hope not yeah that’s all i need yeah it’s okay i need to make a pickle lady got chipped on um but anyway if you are a serious golfer and you’re looking for a fabulous place to retire we have so many amazing golf courses here prescott lakes is one of them this is prescott right behind us let the drone go around a little bit there there you go prescott lakes is amazing for golfing there also is capital canyon club that’s right beautiful beautiful located in talking rocks got it i know in the uh public courts right around the corner there’s antelope hills there’s a free public course but there’s so many ridge i’ll keep going i’ll keep naming anything else of course don’t start naming them back from home yeah they won’t i don’t want to do that yeah that’s right but anyway beautiful beautiful courses here so far golf is this great place to be absolutely anything else you’d like to say because you’re talking over me but that’s cool now he’s the ladies man now he’s going to be quiet camera yeah there you go i’ll get out go ahead pick a lady it’s all right yeah i’ll come back again i just need to be quiet right well let me quit quieter let me finish my thought yeah okay all right good go ahead are you sure i i don’t know i can’t promise anything okay you turn my coffin anyway this is the place for you come retire have a fabulous time enjoy all the beautiful golf courses we have here it’s just uh heaven on earth and you’ll see everybody riding their little golf carts around the neighborhoods and loving life um don’t have to be a golfer to write a card you don’t have to be their cards everywhere people your cards are cool the cards are cool i see you know grandma’s driving grandchildren i see people driving their pups just to kind of take a quick ride it’s it’s awesome so if you’re ready to retire and you love to golf and you want to have some amazing experiences come to arizona we have especially prescott we have the neighborhoods that’ll plug you right in and you’ll have a great time and you know what you worked hard you worked hard for this retirement get out here hit the green play some golf have fun yeah absolutely yeah all right we’ll talk about some other things next time too the other kind of if you’re not a big golfer there’s plenty of other things to do oh yeah we get a lot of requests for golf so we thought we’d do a little uh a little segment yeah where we focus on that and show you at least some of the beautiful areas around here where people play so i’m looking a little evil these branches are making a reflection it’s bringing out the true you know it’s not you know no maybe not that’s true that’s not true but anyway come on out bring your clubs have a great time nice to see you this is diane and randall bro weekly wine down that’s right you can reach us at 713-302-1964 give us a call let’s make your dream come true bye
hi friends realtors everyone out here in the city of prescott welcome say hello say hello don’t correct me he’s throwing me off my my natural yeah our natural self anyway hi everyone cheers friday good god thank god we made it to friday i hope you guys you from you guys probably feel the same way it’s been a rough a rough day definitely need a nice friday wind down exactly anyway welcome to friends realtor are you doing it again no i don’t want i don’t like any of this okay yeah no i’m serious hi everybody and welcome to this week’s weekly window friday going down what’s that always friday well today is friday and it’s been one down people heck of yeah very busy very tired so we deserve a glass of wine cheers to everyone out there take time out um this week we wanted to talk briefly about something that’s so important and i know my fellow realtors can definitely relate and potential customers coming in a lot of people want to come to prescott see what it’s all about i love it i love it i just gotta take a quick weekend look at some of those just to see what it’s like right have some fun my word yeah yes it never works out that way yeah no because what happens is we take you out you fall in love but here’s the key even though you think it’s just going to be a fun weekend just want to get a feel of press get always before you come go to the bank and get pre-qualified go to your special loan officer whatever because and you will fall in love with a house and you will not be qualified yet and you will lose the house right and nothing breaks an agent’s heart more than to take someone out and they find their dream home so excited we’re excited we’re gonna make it happen for you and then yeah because we’re too slow right we don’t have all our ducks in a row right somebody beat you to your house somebody beats you too what should be your dream house and they’re living in your dream house they end up living your life in your house that’s right you should have had because you didn’t have your ducks in a row and it’s it’s just not right it’s just not right it’s like a parallel universe with somebody living your life in your house i agree so the easiest thing it takes maybe an hour call your loan officer we know some great people here they’ll set you up they’ll pre-call you in no time flat then we can go look at the city you can fall in love if you see a house you love you won’t lose the deal yeah right don’t go scouting without it don’t in in the unlikely event that you’re going to come to prescott and you’re not going to love it and you’re going to want to go to some other god forsaken city and spend the rest of your life there same thing you’re going to go there and you’re going to find something you’ll still need to get free calling to be qualified you can’t make an offer unless you’re a prequel yeah but do it before you come to the press because right when you get here you will want to stay yeah and i think we talked about that last week yeah we’re number nine in the united states for living great living and also number one and that’s only because there are eight other cities in deep delusion thinking yeah you’re right nobody can beat us yeah but also we’re number one in air quality yeah we are amazing air quality here it’s just a great place so yeah that’s what happened to us we came here and it’s like okay we want to stay that’s exactly right just do yourself a favor get pre-qualified you’ll be much happier we’ll all have a great time you fall in love find the house get it that day done deal welcome to prescott that’s right happy to have you here words of wise all right we don’t want to preach anymore yeah let’s try to make it like yeah what’s happening yeah well this weekend um we’re not having any open houses kind of sad about that yeah but we are excited because our daughters cecily and adeline are here visiting so that’s right we will miss seeing our public it makes me sad not to see the public but i know you guys understand yes family time we know you understand but wanted to tell you some cool things that are coming up this weekend beauty and the beast is playing at yavapai college performing arts center beauty and the beast beauty and the beast and it’s an amazing production kind of the story of us beauty and the beast god is bad but yes all right anyway you’re the guy with the chin what’s his name i don’t know i think about that swaggering kind of guy that’s the one i want to be i don’t want to be the biggest up here yeah jack gaston yeah i’m guessed yeah the candlestick no no no lumiere lumiere that’s it i’m actually embarrassed to say i’m just swimming yeah i’m a little confused i raised two girls what do you want you know more than me yeah but that’s the way it is there it is all right anyway it’s friday and saturday 7 00 p.m and sunday they have a three o’clock matinee yeah yep community college center awesome time um bring the kids up yeah well you just go everybody knows the songs from it it’s a great great chef and then hit uh uh be our guest yeah be our guest is a good one there’s a lot of other ones too i remember chip too all right the other thing we wanted to talk about i’m very excited is uh tomorrow april 7th is national no housework day ah national no no housework day okay so everybody gets to take the day off from that i’m just letting everyone know for those of you who didn’t know yep enjoy the day off no housework drink wine instead yeah it has been proclaimed national no no housework i’m loving that yeah yeah all right so what’s going on in the market everything’s flying off the shelves so to speak crazy if you’re coming here get ready get ready you got an earthquake how to move quick it is a seller’s market it is spring has sprung in here the spring has brought and uh it’s been a lot of fun meeting all kinds of new people and um making everyone’s dream come true and starting new lives here in our beautiful town anyway just wanted to say thanks again for uh saturday night we might be on whiskey road oh yeah around whiskey road saturday night going to whiskey road with our daughters yeah going to hear a little music 8 15 at saturday at lily what is it jersey jersey jersey lily park every time i go there i have things yeah jersey lily 8 15 lori mcdonald is playing and everybody who’s local here knows what an awesome gal she is yeah that’s a lot of good musicians we’re taking our daughters we’re going dancing to with lori mcdonald in her van uh saturday night at jersey lily yeah 8 15. come say hello come say hello have a drink i will not have my pickles with me i hope you understand it’s hard to dance why are you not bringing your pickles it’s hard to dance with jars of pickles i think everybody’s yeah anyway we’ll give you a rain check on the cookies absolutely yeah all right well anyway maybe we’ll see you at jersey lily there it is um we’re looking forward to it gonna have some good quality family time hope you guys are gonna have a great awesome weekend and uh please don’t hesitate to call us at 928-496-0075 we’re here to help you guys maneuver the uh city of prescott and find your dream home or just set us up for pictures or hit us up for fitness we share you’re happy all right nice to see you again great weekend guys love you bye cheers you