Who doesn't love a good brunch buffet? Here in Prescott, Easter is one of the best times to find fabulous buffets featuring all your brunch favorites. We'll clue you in on the best ones to check out. Don't pass up this delicious opportunity, since it only comes once per year!
hello hello hello hello peeps he’s the Easter Bunny I’m doing rabbit ears rabbit ears Rattle and Diane bro here um happy to chat with you from the beautiful Prescott Lakes yeah city of Prescott’s pickle lady I’m her sidekick that’s right we are your local Realtors happy to find you your next dream home yeah and help you start your next chapter talking to you about Easter after Easter’s already done Easter’s not done yet where we are we we’re we’re coming at you from the past that’s right we’re recording but when you see this Easter will be done Easter will be done uh but we thought we’d talk about Eastern nonetheless it’s a beautiful time of year here first of all spring will have sprung and all the trees will be flowering and it’s like a true spring here which I’ve never experienced I love it um yeah where we’re from it goes from you know it goes from winter like right into the heat of the summer that’s right but here uh we we enjoy a nice fall and a nice spring spring is beautiful absolutely cool it’s uh we’re kind of getting into that now yeah it is the beginning of March and uh we just got finished with uh with some winter weather and it looks like for a while we’re going to be hitting uh close the 60s during the day beautiful beach yeah I already see some of the trees if you look closely starting to butt out so we’re very excited um but one thing we’re really excited about is all the amazing Easter buffets they have here in this town yes we love a good uh brunch I’m all about brunch and buffets in general yeah and I really I love buffets like being able to go and getting a little bit of everything absolutely you really are a lot of a lot of everything I would say a little you say a lot you get a lot of everything so this town has brunches up the Wazoo yes but in has a beautiful Easter brunch Murphy’s steakhouse has a good brunch uh all of the country clubs have an amazing brunch yes um our favorite we go to Prescott Lakes Country Club yes it’s the best of the best um they have an amazing Kelly comes out and she’s got an and Christine with amazing uh bloody mary cards oh yeah and they go from table to table and make these spectacular Bloody Mary’s um mimosas food carving stations yes omelette I mean it goes on yeah so every now and then they’ll do an exotic the Exotic this year is going to be lamb their big carving foreign [Music] Capital Canyon I’m sure we’ll do the same that’s another nice country club yeah um we’ve gone to their brunch good stuff yeah um oh yeah no it just it just goes on and on yeah it’s really really nice so if you are planning to be here visiting or if you’ve just moved here check out any of those places you will love it and get in there and have a great great Easter brunch yes Mother’s Day too it’s a popular Mother’s Day yeah Buffet Town brunch big brunch absolutely so we highly recommend it it’s lovely get a table with a bunch of friends and we just have a great time absolutely it’s another time to socialize and uh with good friends it makes you want to be happy happy have a happy Easter yeah there it is that’s what it’s all about okay thanks for listening and we hope to see you at one of these great places absolutely we’ll say hello or we’ll say hello hello hello whatever we’ll say it three times yeah we’ll share a blame there with you that’s right eat some money that’s right have a happy happy Easter and brunch cheers bye
When you're buying or selling a home, there are always any number of ancillary expenses (or "closing costs"), which can be substantial. If you are like a lot of people, you may be a bit fuzzy on who pays what.
So in this episode, we cover exactly that: We lay out what are the various expenses associated with a transaction, and who is responsible for paying which items.
good afternoon hello peeps hello hello hello this is Diana Randall bro coming to you here from Prescott Arizona um we are excited to be here we got a tip from a fellow uh Watcher slash listener and I thought you know what you’re right we should do a segment on what is the seller’s cost and what are the buyers costs who’s paying what who’s paying what when it comes to closing and escrows and all that who pays what and I thought yeah brilliant idea yeah I mean we take it for granted because we do it all the time because we’re used to it and of course different states uh do do it differently than here in Arizona the most important thing to remember when you’re buying a home here in Arizona and we get this a lot is that the seller the the person listing their home they pay both sides of the commission yeah so they pay uh the listing agent side and they pay the Buyer Agents most of the time most most of the time the government has been thinking about changing that for a while future that may be different but as of now in the city of Prescott for the most part sellers do pay the Realtors commission correct which is not to say that it’s free no the uh for the buyer for the buyer yeah obviously the prices right in the big checks the buyer’s right I mean that would be reflected in the price yeah the whole innocence the buyer is paying for all that stuff so we’re not allowed to say that real estate services are free to the buyer because in effect the buyers I mean obviously yeah but your seller will have that reflected in their price that being said it will not be part of your settlement statement yeah like sheets of paper and everything here so that sheets yeah net sheets so she’s got the seller’s net and I have the home estimate for the buyer and we thought we would compare so I’ll go over quickly what a seller yeah what is seller what are their fees yeah so uh just just for uh to set the stage here this is a uh imaginary transaction the home is 500 000 which is a little less than median here in Prescott these days uh I have the buyer uh taking out a loan and putting down twenty percent very good so you know relatively standard so of course if you are selling your home you’re going to pay your own closing costs you’re going to pay a portion of that um you’ll have your taxes will be prorated yes and any HOA fees if you are living in an HOA community that will also be prorated yeah you do have to bring money for that but in essence it’s not really a closing expense because you would have paid it anyway I mean these things have to be paid uh but they will do some prepayments for some of it absolutely so if you are selling your home you will pay uh title policy you will pay escrow fee yeah so the title policy is 22.57 and the buyer also pays uh part of the title policy it says here 1160. so some of the expenses paid by uh by the seller most of it’s paid by the seller and it looks like about a third of it is paid the title policy it’ll be a system of checks and I mean it’ll be a system of um credits and and debits and all that stuff they’ll they’ll balance it all out so each person will pay some of it some of them will pay more than others uh than the buyer yeah we also will have an escrow fee yes so the escrow fee uh the buyer and the seller both pay the same amount and that’s on purpose so that the you know the escrow company or the title company and Escrow Company in Arizona do both sides of the title and the escrow so they split that so so everybody it’s Even Stevens it’s between the buyer and the seller septic inspection insectic transfer fee if you buy a home with a septic tank you uh the seller will have to provide that fee and pay for for the inspection yeah so the the transfer fees 50 bucks they are times when the buyer might pay that but for the most part the seller patients yeah and the seller will have to arrange to have the tank inspected in a timely fashion before you close so but that’s only if you’re buying a home with septic okay you also will have an HOA transfer fee which I talked about earlier if you’re in an HOA development that really depends on the HOA sometimes there are other fees the seller has to pay with if there’s a disclosure fee almost always a disclosure fee seller has to pay that oh most of the other fees are negotiable uh but they tend to be paid more by the buyer than the seller if you also buy a property that has a well a seller will have to pay the well transfer fee that’s like thirty dollars yeah but these are cost if you were a seller and you have septic and you have an HOA and you have a well those things are all absorbed by this seller yeah okay now the buyer is paying for if there is a well the buyer pays for the wells well inspections uh obviously there if you have a home inspection the buyer pays for the home inspection in other states that there are pre-inspections uh those are relatively unusual here most of the time the buyer pays for their own inspection and if there’s a well they pay for a volume and quality test on the water right and we always want to do that so some other fees you have a recording fee yeah I think we have one uh buyers have the same recording fee 50 bucks a pop if you decide to offer if you’re a seller if you decide to offer a home warranty that would be included in here yes if home warranties go about 500 bucks yeah it’s about five or six five to six hundred recently very few people are getting home warranties sometimes the buyer will pay for their own home warranty uh and over during the the cobit thing it was hard to get people to come out and do repairs so home warranties really weren’t worth very much but that seems to be changing it’s changing again yeah also if you are a seller and you agree to some repairs and you say you know what I don’t want to do it myself but I’ll give you money in lieu of that money would be reflected in this settlement sheets here so if you decide hey I’m going to give you fifteen hundred dollars to do the repairs you found are needed during inspection I’m just going to give you that cash and it will go towards the buyer’s closing costs that’s something you should know a lot of people think oh well I’ll get a check for fifteen hundred dollars no it will simply be credited to your closing cost yeah but so be aware of that yeah particularly if you’re yes buyers walking away with cash correct so that’s how it’s handled so you’ll get a credit if you were the buyer um there’s also the like we talked about this earlier your the commission for the buyer as well as the listing agent and those rates uh can vary yeah uh the commission can go anywhere from I’ve seen one and a half all the way up to three percent it just depends and it is negotiable it is negotiable yeah and we we are not allowed to talk very freely about commission rates that’s right part of the the government once people have more conversations about commission rates but we’re really not allowed to talk about it much that’s right they’re kind of across purpose but there it is but there it is that is what you’re saying you so your seller is looking at closing costs title policy escrow fee uh an inspection transfer for septic HOA transfer fee well transfer recording fee home warranty if you do that repairs if you do that and commission yeah so that’s a lot to kind of remember but that’s pretty much what the seller yeah and I’ll put these two I’ll put these sheets on the website as well so you can download them and look at them that’s right but in a nutshell so on the net sheet the net at close is uh wait hold on the total I’m looking for the total all right so the total closing cost is thirty six thousand dollars of that uh in this example 30 of that is the real estate fee so the vast majority of the seller closing costs are the marketing costs the real estate fees correct uh the rest of it comes in at about six right beyond that it’s not very much and that’s just based on a house 460 000 somewhere up in that range 500 minus the twenty oh letters all right so on the buyer’s side um this the the title fees escrow fees mobile closing they have your endorsements you don’t see many of those that’s endorsement is um something you add on to a title policy to cover additional things we don’t see those that often uh closing protection letter we don’t see a lot of that either um all of those fees together come to about two grand uh the buyer closing fees are mostly generated by a loan if you’re not doing a loan obviously you won’t have lender fees but the lender fees come to like origination fees like four thousand uh appraisals 500 that’s more like 800 um it’s example they said five Brands usually more like 800 right yeah it just depends on it just depends uh so so most of the most of the closing costs that the buyer will pay are associated with with the loan so once again we will uh we’ll make these available so you can see the exact breakdown yeah and it’s something to kind of educate yourself about so you know because some people come in they’re like oh will I be paying the seller their commission yeah no that’s not on you you know um what is uh do I have to pay who who pays for the HOAs that have already been paid so it’s important to understand there’s a lot of checks and balances um debits and credits everything and you’ll get a full settlement sheet which is clearly identical everything and we do we do net sheets or or in the closing cost sheets for our clients in advance to give you estimates if that’s something that you’re concerned right if you’re unless what will I owe sure we’ll figure it out for you and we’ll give you an approximation of what you can look at for your closing so it’s a lot to think about it’s a lot of different parts and and things to yeah it’s kind of overwhelming but it’s okay I mean we typically use a great we have a very good relationship with a title company here and they do an amazing job doing the prorations and explaining and understanding so we will help you every step of the way so you’ll understand what exactly each of these costs are absolutely so don’t fret my friends don’t fret come on in and buy your house and be excited about living here put this on the Wayside I mean it’s too much to worry about you’ll have a good time though when you get here all right so we hope to hear from you soon please check us out at pickle411.com that is your information site whether you’re a buyer seller somewhere in between there’s something there for you that will Amaze Astound inform did I say that already I think so I’m entertain whatever whatever it will float your boat it will so you have a boat it’ll start floating that’s right after you go to pick before that’s right call us and we’ll help you every step of the way it’s all free okay have a good day thank you bye
that’s right okay he’s talking about javelinas yet again we do have some nice javelinas our regulars will remember the skunk pig that’s right yeah that’s right so we are here to talk about something that keeps popping up quite a bit lately yeah and we thought it was very important to bring up and discuss and address and that is the issue of water water uh is there going to be water shortages here in Prescott yes the short answer is no no no people come up here oh yeah I heard Prescott’s Running Out of Water absolutely yes we’re not running out of water I just I I don’t know where it comes from I know a lot of people have in other areas of Arizona make presumptions or assumptions whatever you want to talk about however you want to call it about Prescott they don’t live here they don’t really fully understand um it is not an issue here yeah um there are some towns in Prescott mostly down in the valley that are experiencing water shortages and issues kind of on the west side I think Buckeyes 101 yeah Buckeyes one of them correct so it is my tenuous understanding of their situation not our situation yeah so these communities were built and they did not provide for water at least one of them was taking uh now the I guess it’s the Ohio some Colorado River some river is being uh reallocated so uh Scottsdale cut them off yeah Scottsdale was kind enough to kind of share for a while and now times have changed so they’re worried it’s been getting a lot of press because uh these towns are pulling from aquifers I guess and if they pull too fast they will lose flow and lose their water supply so this is a big deal the only thing that would make it worse is if it were in any way our problem here in Prescott it is not uh so I don’t know how they’re going to solve their problem but we do not it is unfortunate it does happen as things develop and people spread out I understand um but here in Prescott we have to have a hundred year plan so any major development that comes in has to prove they have access to water in the aquifers for at least 100 years yeah yeah and that’s not pulling from the awkward yeah they have to come up with some other source most of the town is pulling from an aquifer so snow falls further north than us where all the mountains are like Flagstaff and all that and that water flows downhill we are about a quarter mile lower than Flagstaff so we we get flow at this point in time we are pulling from the aquifer all new construction we’ll have to have a 100 year plan that’s outside of the aquifer uh we are degrading our um our aquifer at point two percent a year 0.02 it’s a very small amount which means that the aquifer will dry up in about 450 years right they’re already on it and they’re already trying to address it to bring us to even so we’re not depleting anymore so uh we are managing it well we don’t have a problem and no one anticipates a problem over a very long time and we’re already intervening so yeah we’re wet we’re pretty Progressive we’re uh look ahead we plan ahead um so if you come to Prescott don’t have any fears about water restrictions or water shortages or running out of water the other thing to consider is we are pretty much a rock city we don’t have a lot of Lawns we don’t have any agriculture here where we’re watering lots of crops and tomatoes or almonds or whatever we don’t have any of that so there isn’t a lot of draw on the water everyone is pretty much very escaped here your front yard is Rock uh low you know plants that take low watering strip system I lived in Texas Force 17 years I had more water restrictions in Texas all the time I have water restrictions no running water between this time and this time I have yet to receive anything like that here like any notification to please you know not use as much water between five and not anything like that so um when you’re coming here I know it’s a big concern for a lot of people and it should be rightfully so but here in Prescott it is not an issue we are really working hard on keeping this to be a non-issue yeah yeah so so responsibly managed yes and uh yeah we don’t have a sprinkler system we have drip systems yeah and it literally drips yeah so you don’t have that yeah we don’t have any of that and this spraying water we just have little slow drips this little Chinese water yes that’s it so uh the people who are coming in they’re not they’re not really demanding a whole lot of water we do take showers we do drink water yes bathroom yeah that’s about it and there are golf courses but you know there are golf courses not enough since yeah so keep that in mind um if that is one of your concerns we just wanted to allay your fears that um really not water here is not a big issue and it’s not going to be an issue for the foreseeable future as well so I know there is some talk in other towns but keep in mind that’s in the valley yeah that’s down in the Phoenix area more the desert heavy desert oh they do have some places outside of Prescott um uh in Dewey Humboldt the Dewey Humboldt area the paulden area where there was uh mining where some of the water has been contaminated that’s not anywhere close to us correct us right so not not to worry here aquifer we don’t know no no no it’s all good it’s all good water is our tip for the day so if you’re getting the tips the place to go is pickle411.com our buyer a seller or somewhere in between there is something there waiting for you that will Amaze the sound and form and destabilize your whole life yeah you’ll get destabilized because you’ll be so excited about it coming here you’re ready to throw your life that you have into uh into a bin and start over that’s right have a big glass of water yeah there you go all right friends we hope to hear from you soon take care and have a wonderful day bye cheers cheers
St. Patrick's Day is one of those holidays that comes around without any obligations or other baggage to get in the way of having a good time... so it's obviously one of our favorites.
In this episode, we discuss the many ways our town celebrates the honorable traditions of this Irish holiday.
you’ll understand why we said it that way in a minute you won’t understand why my Irish accent is so but true true that was my best attempt whisper it’s pretty good yeah worse yes but we’re excited to be here this is Diana Randall bro coming to you live from Prescott Arizona not record it depending on your well well it’s live right now it is recorded it’s not recorded from another important yeah yeah so we’ve got uh St Patrick’s Day coming up yep uh by the time you see this St Patrick’s Day will be over but as we’re recording it is actually before St Patrick’s Day so we thought we’d talk a little bit about St Patrick’s Day what goes on uh in town here and just our thoughts about it I would be in green however we shoot this shoot the front of a green screen that’s right so I would just appear that’s right so I can’t be in true Irish Spirits yeah the whole room is green you’re not seeing it because you know you can’t see it let’s imagine we have other stuff behind us St Patrick’s Day here is a great holiday um it’s celebrated we all have a wonderful time uh uh Murphy’s steakhouse has a huge event yeah and uh and the pub there’s an Irish Pub right on Sheldon yeah well it’s an Irish Irish pub and they go crazy for St Patrick’s Day huge huge all kinds of good food you know cabbage corned beef all the beer drink it goes on and on and on [Music] Irish Fair we’re going to uh St Patrick’s Day over at Prescott Lakes Country Club Yep they’re having a little uh Irish Buffet a little Irish music exactly we uh we got a table of ten yeah and so we’re all going to drink our green beer have a nice time so it’s a big town here to celebrate St Patrick’s yeah it’s a very social Town very social town I was looking for something to have fun yeah St Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays there’s no obligations you have to buy gifts and no it’s just about having fun camaraderie and what I love about it too uh at least where we’re from in New Orleans and here in Prescott want to say it may not be that way in other areas of the country other areas of the world but uh where we’re from on St Patrick’s Day everyone is Irish everyone everyone so everyone gets to participate and you are welcome and you’re welcome no matter what you are you’re welcome to come here so I’ve got I’ve got no Irish enemy but you’re what how much Irish yeah her dad’s family they’re a bunch of Boston it was a big Irish potato for sure yeah so yeah we’re all here so but it doesn’t matter you can still represent and celebrate that Irish Spirit yeah and our town does it well yeah and we have a good time yeah I do see more than my fair share of corned beef and cabbage yes and it is deadly later but yeah yeah it’s okay you gotta you gotta Embrace Life so to speak sometimes it flattens you out but there it is there it is oops there it is yeah so if you’re looking for a good place to spend St Patrick’s Day although you’ve already missed it uh you can look forward to it next year and all the other holidays that uh or just times to have fun move on into press get in Embrace uh what we offer for you on St Patrick’s Day you can wear green yeah you don’t have to worry about the green screen because you will be live and in the action that’s right and you’ll have fun that’s right so anyway we welcome you and I can’t wait to celebrate St Patrick’s next year with you yeah we’ll have a green beer with you in front of the green screen come join us ladies cheers
hello hello hello peeps welcome back to another version of the wind down that’s good pickle ladies one day yeah coming back at you here Diane and Randall bro here in Prescott happy to talk to you about our favorite thing puppy dog the dogs this is called doggie Redux that’s right we’re gonna talk about it again that’s right because we just love dogs yeah we’ve had a number of episodes in the past about dogs at dog park and bringing your dog to different places around town uh but uh you know dogs keep coming back so dogs keep coming back they’re uh in our hearts um you know you’ll see a lot of them and sadly back in November we lost one of our favorite pups and it was very traumatic terrible experience I did very unexpected totally young yeah totally unexpected so instead uh to recover from all that what did we do we went and adopted two two dogs two dogs sisters who look exactly like her and another dog we had that’s right prior to that so now we’ve got two dogs that duplicated the original two we had and we just named them the same thing you might hear from them in a second they may bark or wine which one of them is doing right now he wants to be part of the part of the recording but we wanted to stress again if you are a dog lover Prescott is the place Prescott’s a great place for it everybody loves their dogs here it’s a great way to meet people especially right yeah the dog parks yeah so when when dog uh when Frankie uh passed yeah you know Diane would take the dog out walking all the time and it’s amazing how quickly people started asking I haven’t seen you out with Frankie I know we had quite a little community in the early morning the early morning Walkers yeah um and after she passed I had people I hadn’t even met before but apparently they would have their morning coffee and watch me and Frankie walk by and they’re like oh we missed that beautiful black dog I said oh I’m so yeah it was sad but so interesting yeah we’re still training the new dogs and we’re trying to car train them as well Frankie uh was a big fan of car rides so at least once a day more like twice a day she would jump in the back of my car and I’d roll the windows windows down four and we’d go through town or whatever and people got used to seeing the big black dog that held the window and you’re gonna see a lot of those cars too A lot of people drive by with their dogs lots of dogs out uh it’s just a really uh warm and welcoming community Unity for pups especially restaurants love them restaurants welcome them people walk around the square people go to the parks and bring their chairs and meet other people so it is a great way if you’re new here to meet new people who also love dogs as well but it’s just good to have a dog it’s just good to have too it’s absolutely Although our hounds of hell I don’t know right now they’re trying my patience yeah they’re they’re puppies and we’re training them so uh they haven’t been to the dog park yet they just got their shots yeah uh they’re not crazy about car rides but they’re getting bigger I think probably within the next couple of months you’ll see me driving around with two dogs two dogs and they go get their pup cups and their whipped cream and they love it yeah so life is good life is good so if you have pups life is good is even better here in Prescott if you have pups you’ll love it and uh you’ll see how welcoming our town is to puppies I put some links in the bottom of this episode that will take you to other videos about dogs in the dog park and all that for your reference that’s right uh just another tip if you’re coming to Prescott you’re into dogs you’re in the right place you got it uh if you’re into tips the place to go is pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you are a buyer seller somewhere in between there is information waiting for you that will Astound amaze and entertain you to no end we try to deliver people we really try to deliver absolutely all right so that’s our tip for the day we’ll show you maybe some footage of our new pups yeah absolutely they’re so cute yeah I’ll interspace them some dog footage in you’ll see you’ll see what we’re what we’re dealing with that’s right okay so we welcome you and your pups that’s right come on into uh Prescott another tip too is sometimes you have people who bring their doggies they’re welcome to come on the house hunt with you oh that’s right yeah that’s right come on in our van yeah we we make room for your pup and uh they’re welcome to join in the house hunt as well that’s right so anyway just want to throw that out too because we welcome your animals yeah we welcome your problem yeah all right have a great day and we hope to hear from you soon bye cheers
One of the things that helps make Prescott special is we're all high here - that is, we are a mile above sea level. Prospective buyers are often curious about the positive and negative effects this situation has on the people who live here, so we thought we'd explore that a bit in this latest episode.
what up we’re up buttercup hello hello hello this is Randall and I am Diane bro coming to you from Prescott Arizona we are your local top real estate agents uh we love to work together as a team not always sometimes not always it’s not always loving it not always we always do it we always want it sometimes we get into it yeah usually we love it sometimes we aggravate each other yeah but part of the deal it’s part of the deal part of the charm oh the charm yeah is it speaking of being up today we want to talk to you about altitude so we do have people asking us questions about altitude first off altitude is what makes Prescott Prescott uh the reason why we are 20 degrees cooler than uh Phoenix is that we’re a mile high they’re not that’s right we’re just like Denver we are a mile high we’re about 5300 feet up which enables us to have this beauty four weathers for for weathers Four Seasons yeah you know um and that’s why we we’re not super hot in the summer yeah we’re not super cold it’s just like the perfect climate yeah the weather’s not that the air is nice and clean we’re watching the top clean yeah so something to keep in mind and we get this a lot some people have trouble with high altitude if you travel to Denver and you’ve had no issues you’ll probably be fine here but you should know we came from below sea level so when we came here you know we were used to oh I’m walking up the stairs holding my breath can’t do that here yeah you tend that you’ll get light-headed fast yeah you probably have never noticed this if you lived uh um at sea level your whole life like we did before but when people go upstairs they tend to hold their breath yeah or they’re doing any kind of physical yeah yeah you tend to hold your breath uh so if you do that here and you’re not used to the altitude you’ll be out of breath when you get to the top of the stairs and that’s it can be a little disconcerting uh you kind of have to teach yourself to keep breathing when you’re going upstairs uh if you’re doing breathe through it like you’re having a baby yeah breathe through it and just breathe keep breathing breathing don’t hold your breath yes and that will take care of most of the issues you have with breathlessness yeah and altitude I find and the other thing is um as you get here your lungs will acclimate yes and it’ll the breathing will it’ll get easier and easier you won’t even think about it anymore and when I first came here sometimes I would get lightheaded I’d get a little headache the other thing too with the altitude you can get dehydrated very quickly here so drink water all day long take your time breathing breathe through whatever activity you’re doing and you’ll be fine and then all of a sudden you’ll realize your lungs have kind of expanded a bit and it’s no problem yeah just um just the dry the dry weather the the dry climate kind of um tends to make you uh lose uh fluid and you don’t know it so if you’re in Louisiana and you’re hot you’re sweating you’re dripping wet you know you’re losing fluid right here you don’t you stay comfortable so you can dehydrate without realizing it the trick is if you start to get a little bit of a headache kind of a hangover headache yeah uh that’s pretty hard for us to tell sometimes yeah normally so if you uh if you feel that kind of coming on uh you drink a bottle of water suddenly you feel great again so that’s dehydration dehydration and altitude if you do have lung issues uh you you want to look for that um you know come visit and try it out see how you do and see how you do see if you’re comfortable if you’re having real issues that’s something to take into consideration yeah because the altitude is not going away here yeah it’s not going to go um it’s not going away so if you can come and it’s fine and you’re functioning good signs all good signs most people adapt pretty quickly yeah people come here that no absolutely so we just want to throw that out there that we’re pretty up here we’re very unique in the state of Arizona and it’s just beautiful here so if you want to enjoy four beautiful Seasons none that are extreme this is the place for you place the checkout we love it yeah we’re digging life here we’re digging life here I love it I love altitude you love altitude yeah he’s high on life I’m high on altitude I’m not going to live at sea level again yeah [Music] so anyway that’s our little tip of the day for those of you so a lot of people ask us about altitude and pressure and you know being able to breathe and all that and it’s really not a problem it’ll adjust and you’ll love it and um so we just wanted to pass that on to you yep and thank you for listening and we hope that you have the most amazing wonderful day absolutely right Cheers Cheers
Sometimes the simplest solutions are not the best. That's especially true when it comes to moving out of a home you just sold. You'd think it would be no big deal to leave a few things in the home after you close - especially if the buyers don't mind.
In this episode we explain why that's not a good idea.
good evening good evening people hello hello hello hello hello this is uh Randall and Diane bro here in the beautiful city of Prescott Arizona we are your number one top team in terms of service connections helping you find the right place uh and we would love if you’re coming to visit and you find a great place if you want to talk about something that could happen and you might think about and we’re going to tell you why it’s not always the best thing not always the best idea that is post possession post possession so post possession sounds like a technical term basically what that means is if you are selling your house and your house is closed it’s no longer your house right but you want to keep some of your stuff in the house after you’ve closed that is post possession and it’s kind of a it’s kind of a bad idea um just in terms of lawsuits so there are millions of homes that are bought and sold every year uh you know when you’ve got that much going on everything happens at some point and people have just found that in transactions where there was post-possession it could lead to some crazy lawsuits it can be pretty scary so a lot of people are like oh we really like the seller and the seller really likes the buyer it’s a great idea would you mind you know or sometimes the seller says I’d like to stay in the house for two months after you buy and some sellers even will say I won’t even charge you you know rent right yeah but I still want to stay here yes um and some people are fine with that I and my broker not a good idea it’s uh can work it it can be very very scary and even the Best Buy or seller relationship can go sour fast and then if that seller is still keeping all of their things in the house or you’re keeping your things in the house and you’re like I could have sworn I left that jewelry box yeah where is it now where is it now yeah you would be surprised or God forbid there’s uh Mother Nature comes along and the roof starts leaking and your beautiful artwork that you had left stored there gets damaged I mean it just opens a whole can of worms that can be really really bad and you know sometimes we try to explain this to clients they don’t want to hear it they’re like but they’re friendly we’re good we’re good we have a good working relationship yeah yeah you’d be surprised how fast that can go south yeah well if if you have a seller that let’s say we want to close and the seller wants to stay there a month or two months you can fix that right so that is essentially a short-term lease you can do an official lease it is a legal document and that it and they’re the only people who are in the house only their possessions are in the house uh and so and you’ve got a legal document that is a contract by the way you need to have some consideration not a good practice Yeah and the reason why is it’s not a valid contract if there’s no consideration so that’s just a technical even if you just put a hundred dollars not even a hundred dollars and you come to terms that’s fine there has to be some consideration for the contract to be valid uh you’ve got a contract in place uh there’s only one party in the house there’s only one party’s possessions in the house that’s workable yeah we can do that even if it’s just a week or a few days you can do a very short-term lease and you can make that work uh maybe not so good is the buyer moves in and you still have possessions of the seller there you can never go buy a handshake we’re good friends right this was a good transaction let’s just shake hands we would never as professionals uh and is one of the top Professionals in the city yeah not a good practice not a good practice you know I always have something illegal in place yeah you leave something you spill coffee on it or or you know um technically from a a legal standpoint anything that is left in the house after close becomes the virus you know if you don’t move it it’s theirs um so as a seller you should understand that um as a as a buyer you know they if they you have their possessions in your house and something happens to it uh you may see them in court you know you’d be surprised uh so you know when we kind of say hey I wouldn’t do that I am not comfortable with that I’ve never heard of a zero free rent back for two months it’s not that we don’t want to help you I mean we will we’ll make it happen but please take our advice we’ve seen things go really really bad and we’re trying to help you legally and you know that’s what you need to do you need to make it above board and you know shaking someone’s hand and saying I promise I’ll be good yeah uh can sometimes backfire yeah a lot of what we do for you is prevention you know just trying to keep bad things from happening and if they don’t that’s fine you know but precautions are always a good idea always we’re looking out for your best interest and we always want to protect you that’s that’s what our job is yeah so anyway when you’re thinking about post-possession we’ll try to get you a nice contract written up for a lease back where everything’s good and it’s all above board and you’re legal and you don’t have to worry God forbid if something bad should happen exactly so keep all that in mind when you’re looking and you want post possession and oh they said it’s okay listen to Mom and Dad Mom and Dad are here to help you we know we can go back we’ve done hundreds of transactions hundreds and hundreds believe me we know so that’s our little so for the day so if you want to talk about post-possession we’ll make it happen but do it in a way that protects you protects both parties that’s our tip of the day if you want more tips a place to go is pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you’re a buyer or seller or somewhere in between there’s something waiting for you that will amaze and Astound you and tickle your funny bone there you go all free all free take care great rest of your day bye
People are always asking us about utilities, so we thought we would do an update on the cost (and availability!) of water, power, gas... and all the rest.
Also, we are delighted to announce a new, full-service, human-powered concierge service we offer to our clients for getting utilities disconnected where you're coming from and reconnected where you're going to... all completely free.
Previous Episode: Typical Utility Costs - Month by Month
hello hello hello hello peeps excuse me I got a little tickled excuse me welcome welcome this is Diane and Randall we’re in Prescott Arizona coming to you live recording recording live we’re recording everyone records live yeah that’s pretty much because that’s redundant to say because yeah yeah it’s always live it’s a recording it’s not a recording we are here we get a lot of questions about this to our new folks who are buying and moving in yeah all about utilities here utilities so a couple things I want to say before we get into some of the the meat of this utilities here because a lot of people question especially coming out from California water is very reasonable electricity is very reasonable gas is very reasonable so you’re not going to be paying the high high utilities some of the bills that you see maybe in other areas of the country so we get a lot of concerned about that will there be enough water is there water rationing I just want to say real quick before we get into the other stuff no no we don’t have any water restrictions there are no water issues here they’re not predicting any water issues here any major development that goes in has to prove it has a 100 Year water plan and if they can’t they’re not building yeah they have to find another area so also not a big agricultural place here uh you know everything is zeriescape so as they say so people aren’t watering their lawns and all that so never think I had more water restrictions in Texas oh yeah we had water restrictions pretty pretty regular all the time I don’t run your water from this to this doesn’t have never happened so anyway and I just want to let you know utilities are not Uber expensive here never happen and don’t predict that they will be in the future a while ago I put together a schedule of our utilities month by month which is on our relocation Center if you go to our website prescottpicklelady.com you look for the relocation Center or you can go to Prescott relocationcenter.com and look up utilities um you’ll find our schedule there so don’t worry about that and of course ours is a little higher because I run it cold in the summer yeah yeah um but if you’re a person yeah and our house is a little over 3 000 square feet yeah so it’s a lot to AC it’s smaller so yeah so but I mean if you’re like most normal people who run their air on 75 you’ll be just fine don’t so don’t look at us as the best example the worst case I mean we’ll give you the worst case but something we were excited about and this will tie in now to utilities when you’re moving here and signing up we have a program through our brokerage that allows you just to go online and enter in your home that you’re in now and the new home that you’re going in and it will hook you up and disconnect so you don’t have to get on the phone like I did for 30 minutes and give all the information and this that and the other it makes it a lot easier yeah so the the program is called utility connect uh and it’s it’s driven by a very sophisticated technology called a human being something you contact them and they will assign you a human being who will do all that stuff for you uh the service is free yes uh they will help you schedule the disconnect of where you’re coming from and they will help you schedule the the connection on where you’re going to uh now some utility companies do not play with the utility connect people yeah uh well you know whether it’s in Prescott or you know maybe your utility company may not do that either if that’s the case then the concierge person uh will give you the contact information and tell you what you need to do so they’ll say hey whatever they won’t play with us but I’m going to give you the information and then you’ll have to do it the old-fashioned way but um it sure is nice to have them help you with the disconnection yeah on the other end as well it’s a great great product and we’re really excited and we’ve had a couple of clients use it and say wow it was so much easier yeah and faster now we have all the utility numbers to call here in Prescott obviously we won’t have the numbers where you’re coming from uh those numbers can do it all we can’t do it all uh the but the utility connected will yeah um the numbers change we try to keep them up to date but that information changes and it’s different depending on what area you’re moving into the utility connect people will help you negotiate all that stuff make it as easy as they possibly can absolutely they’ll also do um your your phone your mail uh they’ll do uh I like the mail that’s good too yeah your internet connections and stuff like that that can do all that stuff for you so it’s a pretty cool product cool product yeah so anyway if you call us and we find you the home of your dreams we’re going to connect you to utility connect that’s right and uh just make one more piece of this move easy for you that’s right and that’s what we are all about as your real estate team of Prescott yeah that’s us that’s us the pickle lady oh so that’s our tip of the day tip of the tips good place to go is pickle411.com whether you are a buyer seller somewhere in between there is something there waiting for you that will amaze and Astound you yes whether it’s real to stay places to eat things to do uh it’s all there it’s all fun and it’s all amen hallelujah brother amen good job yeah okay okay hope to see you soon give us a call bye bye
One of the joys of retirement is travel, and there's no place you'll find more fun people to travel with than Prescott.
In this episode, we share stories of the great trips we've recently made with our buddy groups... plus a cool app that makes paying bills for large groups a snap.
Gemma Bell Randall this is Diana Randall bro here in Prescott Arizona we are your local hopefully favorite Realtors yes we sure have a lot of fun yeah we do meeting everybody new and old and uh having friendships after we sell we’ve met some great people but uh in fact some of these people have become such good friends we are now traveling yeah so traveling groups is a big thing here yeah people make friends they end up forming little groups the groups get bigger yep uh so uh we’re we’re about to head out uh on a little jaunt yes uh with eight of our friends including us so six of our friends yes yeah uh we just got back from uh another one early in December we went to Key West yeah another eight people for 10 days yeah so it’s real big here I guess because most folks are retired unlike us but that’s okay yeah we try to schlep in there anyway get in there and have fun with all the retired folk but uh so yeah they’ll reach out and say hey I’d like to get a couple of airbnbs nearby who wants to join us I want to get a condo I want to get this I want to go I want we want to go on a cruise does anybody want to join us and we’ve been invited to several of those so much fun yeah now we haven’t been on vacations before friends family and honestly um it’s a mixed bag you know if you don’t quite gel with the other people on the trip you know it’s gonna it’s gonna keep nagging you the whole time we’ve had really good luck we’ve had a great time yeah everyone seems to be of the same mind and uh we we’ve had really good luck with with uh with our vacations with our friend groups absolutely and you know once you have one you know they kind of roll over then you do another trip yeah you know you kind of have the uh the draft you know where one one couple gets traded off to the other and you get you can’t quite make it but you have somebody else that’s in the group that could fill the Slime substitute absolutely yeah but we all get along great yeah um and so we went to Costa Rica we’ve done Key West we’re going to do New Orleans I mean it just gets more and more fun yeah and we’ve just had the time of our lives that’s all I can say and so when you come to Prescott and you make some of these great friendships you know you’ll see a lot of this going on people love to travel together and I guess you know it’s fun because you don’t have the baggage Family or all your friends you know you can just go with you know everybody’s kind of new to the game here so maybe we’re all on best behavior I don’t know the best behavior well yeah we do yeah we do hit it hard yeah we do hit it hard but uh it’s it’s been uh one of the nice perks about living here is meeting people especially we’re you know we haven’t really traveled too too much but these folks have so they can set it all up yeah they can tell you oh this is great this is great we’re gonna do this and I just tag along and I have the time of my life yeah so the the mechanics of this thing is you plan a trip you’re going to plan it you know months in advance uh you know you have a group that wants to get together generally you’ll have you know some dinner meetings where you talk about where you want to go what do you want to do once you pick the place who’s in you know who’s definitely in and then once that’s settled out you have another meeting all with drinks so that’s also part of the fun it’s part of the function yeah so here are all the excursions that are available who wants to do this who wants to do that and then you go on your on your launch day you know and it’s uh so that’s one of the beautiful things about living in Prescott is it is a retirement kind of community and so people are free and available to you know make these great trips yeah and if you’re lucky enough and they include you you say yes and you go and then you have a great time yeah that’s kind of one of the perks about living in a retirement kind of town it’s it’s lovely the other great thing we discovered and well shout out to Charlie bomberger and Bob swelgin you know who you are good friends uh it’s a little program that they introduced this to called Splitter Splitter so this is our other tip to you guys yeah so it’s split like splitter but but no e it’s special s-p-l-i-t-t-r yeah splitter it’s a German app you can put it on your phone so your your credit card may not like it at first so you might have to uh tell them oh yeah it’s it’s uh it’s a validate it’s not very much uh well I think it’s free it is a free app you can get it you can get the premium version but we did not we did not Yeah so basically it’s about splitting costs of things yeah so when you’re with a group of people or your family yeah every time you say I’ll pick up for the whole group it goes on to the splitter app and at the end of the year at the end of the trip I should say it splits up what everyone paid what everyone owed and tells you who owes whom what yeah and it’s a lot of fun it kind of becomes a competition yeah uh oh I’m ahead of the game so you know somebody else needs to and and everybody starts buying a vine to pay for the meal yeah and so at the end everybody basically pays the you know it it it washes out it all washes out what’s really cool about the app I mean obviously if it’s just splitting everything four ways let’s say uh the arithmetic on that is pretty straightforward but uh like when we were in uh Key West I uh I uh paid for a few Ubers but not everyone could fit in the car so I’m thinking well I’m just gonna I’m just gonna pay for the Ubers and I will put it through splitter because not everyone was in the car oh no you can you can make a subgroup and say okay I paid for an Uber and this couple and this couple were the only ones in the car and it will just divide that expense among those two couples so it’s really nice it’s really really cool yeah so you can you know divide it up any way you need to yeah you go to a big meal and you’ve got a table of eight little bills for each single person some restaurants won’t allow you to do that well somebody picks it up and then you put it on splitter yeah and then you know it washes out somebody else will pick up another meal so it’s uh it’s kind of fun and it kind of became a little competition I got it I got it I got this bill I got this bill it’s a lot of fun especially if you know if you’re if you’re drinking it because yeah yeah really quite funny well you know I always kind of think that when you do things that everyone’s kind of splitting things and taking terms of Spain that you end up being pretty even and you do uh you know but the splitter’s nice because it makes sure that everything’s Fair yeah nice and clean super clean and easy you don’t have to do the addition subtraction yeah it does it for you so anyway that was a lot of fun to learn on our last trip so we had a lot of fun with that and we will continue to use splitter in the future for sure absolutely so if you’re looking uh you’re thinking about Prescott get on over here oh my gosh there’s so many great people to meet and then maybe you can take future trips yeah and you can get the splitter app yeah one day we might be on splitter we might be yeah we might be splitting bills with you on Twitter we hope so that might be fun anyway so that’s just our tip of the day and we just were talking about our past vacation we just took and how much fun it was and how nice it was to just go with a new group of friends and just have the time of our lives and isn’t that what it’s about no it is exactly getting ready to retire get on over here and have some fun with all the other retired folks that’s it all right that’s our tip of the day if you’re in the tips the place to go it’s pickle411.com that is our free information site whether you are a buy or seller or somewhere in between there is something atrocious and wonderful not atrocious not atrocious entertaining yeah formative all free all right so give us a call we’d love to show you around our beautiful town and look at some great houses and help you get over here as soon as you can all right take care have a great evening bye
Since Valentine's Day is upon us, we thought we would talk about what the world needs most right now: Love. We discuss the kind of people you are likely to run into and the relationships you can look forward to once you move to our little town.
All heartfelt. In fact, tears may have been shed.
hello hello hello hello peeps and this is Randall and Diane bro here in Prescott and we wanted to wish everybody out there a very Happy Valentine’s Day Happy Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day you can give me a kiss yes nothing what kind of accent is that I know it’s kind of my Texas code oh no Ikeas Texas has two syllables yes he is yeah yeah so uh we’re going to talk about love is in the air Love Is in the Air I was in the air and I put on my pretty little pink jacket to kind of commemorate day and uh the Valentine Vibe one wanted to kind of give out the Valentine vibe to everybody out there so we wanted to talk about something that I have found which is um unusual I haven’t really experienced this in all the other areas I’ve lived in which have been a lot but when we moved to Prescott most people here are already retired established they’re just enjoying life enjoying the good life and what I found is I’ve really made some very deep friendships here people here are very open to forming long-lasting good friendships they have your back here they really do I I think maybe in the real world in the real life when you’re struggling to make your living and saving up for your retirement there’s a lot of competition and right you know there’s keeping up with the Joneses and um that’s life in America I guess um it could be just Prescott it could be just retirement but what we have found is that people reach a certain age and they come to a certain place and they relax everybody’s chill here everyone’s chill here super chill there’s no uh competition there’s no everybody’s just very laid back and very accepting of each other we’ve all had different life experiences we’ve all walked different paths um but now everybody’s like you know what we’re done we’re good and they just enjoy who you are for what you are yeah there isn’t any judgment there isn’t any so we have a little bit too much to drink and we’re dancing a little crazy we’re all embraced everybody’s just having a good time there isn’t oh can you see this can you see that oh she has this and I don’t have there’s none of that all of that is over and it’s really very refreshing yeah very refreshing yeah everybody’s just like you know I accept you for who you are I love it I have made more friends here I’ve lived I’ve had good friends in other areas but it’s just all I mean most of the people I meet here and spend time with we’ve become good friends absolutely no Frenemies no friends we have a lot of clients that have become quite dear friends as well and we love that so the circle just keeps growing and growing and growing and it’s it’s really deep nice friendships these are people any one of them I could call whenever middle of the night and say I’ve got a problem and they would be there they have your back yeah and I don’t know if it’s a symptom of life in Prescott because we’re so chill and laid back I don’t know all I know is I love it yeah I think it’s so nice it’s just nice to hang with people who are who were great to have your back they have your back you reach a certain age too you you have uh you know health issues or yeah or or this and that and if you do you’ll find that people here will be there for you yeah they’ll help you out and can I take you to the doctor yeah can I bring you a meal um it’s lovely there isn’t the hustle and bustle of you know life and running from job to job we are good friends and they are here for you we’re here for each other yeah and it’s it’s lovely plus we just have a good time yeah uh they’re a lot of fun yeah and um lots of things to learn everybody’s had a different experience so you know maybe you’re talking about adult children this that and the other it’s just nice to have sound you know people that you can bounce things off of and get some good advice yeah absolutely business-wise too right this wise too yeah lots of smart folks here lots and lots of smart people accomplished very well accomplished but I think the other favorite thing that I love here which I’ve never had and at first it kind of took my breath away or kind of made me feel wait what but people here a lot of our friends end with okay sure do love you have a good day love you and they always you know just on a basic phone call hey okay good to hear from you okay all right I’ll talk to you soon love you and I I love when people say that I think it’s great yeah everybody’s like okay love you they have other areas of the country that we’ve lived in spend time in no people from and unless you were you know you were born there and you know your grandparents were born there uh you’re not part of the community you’re not going to be in the fold and that’s just not the case here every now for the most part is uh from someplace else they’ve moved here to retire there are natives here obviously but a lot of the people you meet they are coming here just like you would be uh and don’t know anyone so they bond yeah wait yeah that’s a good word we all Bond we’re all our own little family and uh honestly it’s kind of nice to have somebody say love you you know especially as we get older you know moms and dads are gone so it’s kind of nice to hear it from somebody you know what I mean and um it’s sweet yeah it’s really sweet and uh it’s nice to have these really good bonds yeah so if you’re thinking about Prescott you’re worried about how well I make friends how like everybody here is pretty open to Friendship yeah and uh you’ll make good food and good friends good people they have your back so to all of our friends out there you know who you are we’re selling we love you yeah we’re selling them I’m not going to give you their names because they’re I don’t want to share them all no but that’s not true we’re glad to introduce you to people absolutely we’ve got some really good people here and you can meet them too so don’t be afraid about making new friends here you’ll meet some good quality people and we’re very lucky to have our friends in our lives and we thank you guys I’m not going to tear up I’m going to keep it together so the the tip of luck the the today’s love this is a tip of Love tip of love if you want if that could be a different country that’s a different show yeah we’re going to keep this PG so uh if you’re looking for more tips a place to go just pickle411.com whether you’re a buyer seller somewhere between there is something there waiting for you that will entertain Amaze astound and tickle you absolutely and so to everybody out there Happy Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day cheers to you Happy Valentine’s Day yeah tell people you love that you love them absolutely that’s what the day is for that’s what the day’s for bye folks go out with love bye