One of the most important and perplexing questions to answer in real estate is what to offer on a home that interests you. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a simple formula that works in every case? In this episode, we offer our thoughts on what that might be.
hello hello hello hello peeps i make a little dance move with yours preschool pickle lady here diane bro i am the sidekick scum pig randall why thank you i don’t know i like that it’s the happily skunk pizza anyway this is diana randall bro here in prescott arizona coming to you this afternoon to talk to you about with this changing market what to offer when you’re here and you’re ready to pull the trigger yeah you’re not you’re a buyer and you know there’s a house on the market how do you know what to offer how do you know what to offer so the i’m going to cut to the chase here and just tell you the bottom line is you need to have good real estate agents who know what to offer yes no we always always always run a cop first and then we really look at everything and decide hey you know this one was priced a little higher than it should be or this one’s priced just right uh you should have an agent that will always agree to write a copy instead of just diving into and writing an offer right off the bat that’s the first thing always do your homework and make sure your agent will do that due diligence for you and let you know so if you’re looking for some kind of formula oh you always offer five percent class you can’t go buy a formula in this market it’s not like in the 50s where mom and dad would say always go in 10 less sometimes that is the case sometimes that would be a dreadful dreadful mistake yeah so you need to look at uh first of all the home how long has it been on the market is this something that is your dream that you’ve connected to and it’s everything you ever wanted then you don’t want to low ball yeah if you lowball you probably won’t get it yeah if it’s something that makes your heart sing maybe go in a little less yeah um or go in and ask depending on market conditions the competitive situation if we’re anticipating the home may have a lot of um repairs inspection you don’t want to low ball because then they’re not going to be willing to negotiate with you on the repairs i mean they’ve got so many different factors absolutely and you really need to do we strategize with our buyers for every offer we look at all the different factors there are times when we tell people you’re going to have to go well over asked this is about where you know you need to go there are other times when we tell people this one’s been sitting a while they haven’t adjusted they’re asleep at the wheel we think you can not uh knock them for a bit and we come in lower their times i can think of at least a couple of transactions where you know this listing agent has underpriced this home and they don’t know it yet we need to get the offer do full and just go just move fast and everything in between it really depends on the situation and you really need to have some agents who can help you strategize that way it’s all about strategy it’s not formulaic you can’t say a plus b and we’ll get this no every house every property is different every house may be on market days on market maybe longer maybe shorter that all comes into play as well sometimes if it’s been on them for a while you might have some wiggle room and you can go in a little bit lower yeah you know it’s all just a strategy strategy strategy and the situation you got to know the situation you know oh there’s a building project right around the corner that may affect property values how does that play into what we offer you know you got to look at all that stuff and so you need to have agents who are educated they know what’s going on in your current market uh what’s going on uh with this particular neighborhood versus this neighborhood what can i expect so try to get an agent who’s willing to strategize with you let’s sit down over coffee let’s really look at this in depth and get you the offer that you will win that’s right especially if it’s the home of your dreams and why not just get the home to get the home at the best price right so we would like to think and we know that we are the team for you to help you strategize and get you the best deal and just a word of warning i wanted a warning we do a fair number of listings as well and if we have a buyer agent that comes in and we know that person’s not particularly savvy you’re gonna lose value i mean we’ll we we know how to adjust what we do for the seller for that so if whether we’re the selling agents and someone else is the selling agent if that selling agent knows what they’re doing and you have an agent that doesn’t that is a distinct disadvantage make no mistake yes so we hope that if you’re thinking about buying or selling give us a call we love to strategize sit down over a cup of coffee make it happen and lay out a really good plan of action that’s what it’s all about is getting you the best deal on either side and making it happen that’s right all right my friends if you need more information you can go to our website at pickle411.com whether you’re a buyer or seller or somewhere in between that is the place for you they have free information there that will rock you out it’s true i know why there are some times on my name yeah i go by and i watch videos of myself in a moment well i don’t do that i i don’t do that at all but the website is pretty healthy that’s pretty good it’s a lot there i’ve gone there sometimes i forget what it put on there yeah so anyway we hope to hear from you soon and we’d love to plan and strategize with you on your next steps take care and have a wonderful day bye
Another restaurant review coming at you... This is a new restaurant by an old pro who's done well for Prescott cuisine for a long time. With quaint indoor dining and an expansive outdoor courtyard, this one is a year-round treat that offers meals that are both delicious and gorgeous.
hello hello hello hello beeps this is the pickle lady I am a pickle Lady this is the pickle lady better half we are Diane and Randall bro you yeah real estate team here in Prescott Arizona there you go very often yeah we often speak together this is what happens when you know each other almost 40 years take too long folks hey and for some of you out there you can kind of let me know you guys talk over each other a lot we do yeah I don’t know if we can control that but I’m just going to be honest folks I’m gonna put that out in the out in the universe when you know somebody so long we just kind of fill each other’s sentences in fill in the blanks um we’ve had some people say you need to stop that I’m sorry it’s just it’s just who we are just who we’ve been it’s just who we are we’ve always been this way and uh so anyway that’s it that’s it that’s us in a nutshell today we’re doing another uh restaurant oh yeah uh usually one of the more popular things that I put out yeah yeah uh new restaurant I guess it’s been around for a better part of the year now maybe I don’t know maybe about six months I would say yeah yeah but lovely it’s called Torme I and we’re thinking it the name of the restaurant may have come from Mel Torme I don’t know I don’t know we haven’t confirmed that we haven’t confirmed that we don’t know it’s formatting don’t yeah well some people might know who Mel Torme is yeah I think our group’s gonna know I think the Velvet Fog yes you’re wonderful he’s a great singer I like his daughter too yeah so anyway very very good food owned by the same owners of Elgato Azul which is another great little restaurant here in town yeah uh again we have superb mom and pop restaurants here yeah and tour May is another one added to our list yeah really cute very Charming very Charming like a little cottage uh and they also have a more extensive outdoor seating area yes we can’t wait to go in the fall sit out there under the trees really good food lovely wines great little atmosphere yes nice bar nice bar really nice bar yeah just what they’ve done with the the place itself is really just kind of cool the the bathroom has a a weird door and uh hey I was just impressed by the way they did the bathrooms this little it’s a cutie patootie it is a cutie patootie but good food yeah really good food the food comes out it looks like a work of art yep uh much like uh much like a Godzilla Azul uh you know the presentation is is very very good um not a manly not a manly food place if you’re looking for you know like a Whopper steak or something like that probably not for you but the portions are pretty good yeah you know I I I was I was more than filled with um beautiful salads I think I got a pasta dish that was divine pasta dish yeah not sure if it’s you would call it Italian I’m not sure what you would call it it’s kind of a combo yeah the uh got to Azul is more what do you call the small dishes that you share uh Tapas Tapas that’s right it’s it’s more of it so thank you that’s more of a topless restaurant not a tapest thing they may have some appetizers more just sort of standard um nice meals but uh same same sort of feel uh we love it we love it we give it five stars yeah thank you so much I can’t wait to go back in the fall yeah and sit outside pretty trees yeah wonderful place so if you’re here in town you’re like hey what’s up what’s a little off you know off the road uh what do you call it what’s that off the road off the beaten path off the beaten path Torme is your place there you go it’s a off the beaten path where you can find Tapas where you can’t find time you can’t find jobs but if you help me I help you it’s all good that’s what’s all good in the hood all right my friends hope to see you one day a Torme that torment and just just be clear uh a lot of people ask us how come you always like the restaurants that you review the answer to that question is if we don’t like it we don’t review it yeah I hope you don’t do this is that my job I’m not a professional restaurant uh critic um so I only talk about the things that I like that I’ve tried and I appreciated I’m not going to talk about the bad ones because we don’t talk about the balance but it’s not like you give everything a thumbs up we just don’t do in fact we went out to review a restaurant we hated it and we threw it off the list we threw it off so it’s pictures and everything we’re like you know what we’re not going to redo this one if we think it’s a thumbs down it’s a thumbs down about it I only want to talk about the good yeah but I do want to make sure everyone thinks yeah no one thinks that we’re just always saying good things uh because we can be critical oh yeah there are some that are we try to keep it nice so if you see the restaurant here we thought it was good oh yeah yeah all right my friends uh again I hope we maybe we’ll run across you our paths will cross at Torme absolutely so uh that is it for today if you need to find any information about Prescott or life in general here go to our website yeah pickle411.com it’s our free information site whether you are buy or seller or somewhere in between there’s something there waiting for you always with open arms just a delightful Treasure Trove of useful and useless information we sure try we should try okay folks have a wonderful morning take care and we’ll hope to hear from you soon bye
People in Prescott like guns. We kind of knew that when we moved here. But what surprised us most is that guns in Prescott really aren't all about self-defense... or hunting... or any of the things we were expecting coming from Texas and Louisiana. In this episode, we give our take on the whole gun thing and what it might mean to you if you move here.
well hello hello hello peeps fellow pickle peeps got the prescott pickle lady here that’s right this is diane bro this is my better half randall bro i’m the sidekick that’s right we are here uh we’re with exp realty happy to join you today and talk about some of the fun stuff here in prescott one of them is if you are not a gun aficionado you might want to skip this one and i understand yeah well in arizona in general uh guns are popular uh and we were amazed at just how many of our friends like to shoot had no idea so it’s not just for defense yeah uh prescott is a really great town people love to go to the shooting ranges to relax and practice their shooting there’s also a lot of outdoor ranges and outdoor areas so you can go especially in the fall and enjoy beautiful weather and shoot at targets yeah if it gets a little dry you might have a shooting ban outside because evidently you can start a fire that way but uh you know yeah in the in the fall in other areas that that’s all lifted you know you go out and have a nice picnic shoot your gun shoot your rifles perhaps your ars yeah your ars yeah unbelievable uh france had some of the these uh advanced weaponry which are a lot of fun to share it’s a lot of fun to share and so if you are a gun enthusiast prescott is the town that is your place uh first of all arizona it does allow open carry yes uh you can also get your concealed weapon if you want to go one step further um and so it is kind of still has a little feel of a little western town yeah we see some people uh you know carry on their side and if that makes you feel uncomfortable um i understand but for most people here they’re very responsible um it’s an enjoyment thing for them they are either hunters or they just love to practice and target you yeah well one thing about people who shoot they do know gun safety that’s basically what it’s all about recently there was something in the news about a a gun accident that happened in hollywood and all of her friends play he should have known better you should have known better yes that’s the thing about guns it’s all about knowing the safety and you know and how to be safe and uh people who know guns that they’re pretty good about yeah so if you are like i said a gun enthusiast you will really enjoy it here um people love to there’s clubs you can join um you can go shoot for fun um as well as for your own protection if that’s your thing is that your thing um yeah a lot of shooting ranges uh some to avoid um and well at least one in particular but uh we don’t want to record that so you can call we also put on the relocation center the ones that we recommend oh absolutely there’s some great ranges so if you’re coming here and you’re wondering hey do they have shooting ranges there are we allowed to shoot outdoors the answer to that question is yes yes um is it an open carry yes um if you are you know but it’s it’s all to each his own yeah you know and everybody here is extremely responsible yeah and the only thing you’re going to do is have fun you’re not particularly concerned about security which honestly don’t have to worry about security really not a big deal just a whole lot of fun uh you can shoot handguns uh some people shoot skate that’s fun yes that’s a lot of fun that just can be a lot of fun a lot of people who are into it and can do it with you uh and they got some really cool stuff there’s a noise cancellation headphones yeah where you put the headphones on and it actually has a microphone so you’re talking to your friends and everything but when someone fires a gun it automatically cuts out and that’s pretty high tech i was very impressed by that we are very impressed we had a great time we got invited by some friends we’ve since joined a couple of gun ranges we’ve learned what it’s all about um and uh it’s uh kind of a new little chapter it’s fun yeah so if that’s your thing if that’s your thing and that’s your hobby prescott is the place for you absolutely you would really enjoy it so i just want to give you a little heads up on that um lots of folks here who belong to different gun ranges and have a lot of fun it’s kind of a meditative thing sometimes yeah you know that’s that i i shot for the first time i guess a year or two ago and uh i thought it was going to be sort of a testosterone filled you know like you see on the movie screens and everything and uh honestly it was quite zen yes uh because you’re focusing it it was amazing just how tranquil the whole thing was i i liked it a lot more yeah we did too so uh anyway just wanted to share that with our gun enthusiasts gun aficionados out there that’s your thing um prescott would you know has a lot to offer you yeah if uh that’s what you really enjoy on your downtime if you’re looking for more things that prescott can offer you one place you might try is pickle411.com has our information center all free lots of things that you can do here things about real estate places you can eat places you can go a wonderful source of information and it is all free and just honestly it’s spectacular it is spectacular great place pretty great place yeah great place we’ve got lots of things to offer all of you folks out there thinking about where do we want to wash up next here it is here it is we washed up here six years ago no regrets that’s it no regrets that’s it all right my friends we hope to hear from you soon give us a call if you need anything 713-302-1964 and we hope you have a fantastic day bye
With all the market uncertainty these days, lots of people are sitting on their hands - afraid to make a move. In this episode, we share our thoughts on current market conditions, where things are likely to go, and what it all means to buyers thinking about retiring, downsizing, and moving to a place like Prescott.
hello hello hello my fellow pickle peeps this is diana randall bro here coming to you live from well we’re live we are alive not yet no uh but we’re here in prescott arizona uh happy to be here to talk to you about what’s going on in our crazy crazy crazy marcus so we had uh two years of covid driven craziness uh mostly seller’s market buyers struggling to get in homes homes going well over ask and bidding wars crazy times all that kind of stuff very stressful very hard particularly if you were a buyer yeah um really tough times for them out there really tough times so but nowadays things have changed things have changed cheers to that well before for our buyers that’s a good thing and for our buyers that’s a very good thing yeah things have changed it’s no longer a seller’s market it has become once again a buyer’s market uh here in prescott proper we’re not having dramatic 100 000 drops or anything major we’re having some slight price adjustments yeah we had um so this we’re recording this in july last time i ran the numbers were for june we have a seven percent price decrease which was basically taking back the appreciation that occurred since march which there really shouldn’t have been any right you know i’m not sure why i had appreciation things were starting to level in may but uh june kind of took back those two months so we’re we’re pretty much flat uh this year since march let’s say and i think that’s a a better way of understanding what’s going on here we don’t really have anything that’s going crazy right so we prescott takes a little bit to kind of catch up with the rest of the nation yeah i think that’s fair uh and so we’re starting to kind of catch up that’s why we’re seeing a little bit of that drop as randall indicated that’s why we’re seeing homes on the market a little bit longer which is fantastic for my buyers out there because you guys don’t have that intense pressure you don’t have to how do i gauge this how do i make my offer um it’s kind of nice to take a breather yes and catch up and move forward yeah absolutely the one thing that we we don’t like to see is that transaction volumes are down and what that means to us is that buyers are frozen in fear right you know there’s a lot of discussion about oh if there’s going to be a major crash and uh you know there’s a recession and inflation and all those things so we thought we’d spend a few minutes kind of unpacking that situation from our buyers perspective and give you our thoughts on your current situation and what you might think about in terms of moving forward that’s right so don’t freeze don’t freeze like us yeah you freeze you get run over by the headlights that’s what don’t freeze it happens all the time no reason to freeze no reason to panic yeah um this is actually still a good time to buy yes don’t worry about the uncertainty of the market historically if you go back in time anytime there’s high inflation or recession headed our way real estate real estate i appreciate well yes uh that was not the case in the in the crash of 2008 uh the real estate prices did go down considerably i think the average was about you know 25 30 percent which i’ll remind you is only one year’s worth of appreciation during covid we had two years of 30 appreciation uh so that would even if we had a crash we’d only be taking back one year of appreciation uh we don’t think that’s going to happen uh that’s just and we don’t see all right a couple things first of all uh the recession last time did not cause the uh real estate credit dropped the real estate crash caused the recession most recessions are not accompanied by a real estate crash because during recession and particularly inflation real estate does well yeah that’s sort of a hedge usually it holds steady it holds steady work yeah at that particular time too many loans to people who aren’t qualified easy for them to walk away which they did they did and then with the other the other issue was there was a glut of homes already on the market yeah and then when the recession you know when all that started people started walking away from their homes right and then there was even more homes on the market yes this is not the case right now not anymore anywhere not close to not anywhere close to the loans are harder to come by yeah there’s much harder to come so any buyers uh you know they’re well qualified yes uh it doesn’t make it so easy for them to walk that’s right that’s right and we have plenty of inventory right now yes the inventory is on its way up it is not uh as high as it was before covid but it’s on its way um it’s i think we’re in the 600s now uh basically that’s about half of what it used to be before covet right so we certainly don’t have a quad of homes we do not have a glitter homes we’re excited to see it growing a little bit yeah at one point it was down to 200 homes so uh we’re tickled now we have buyers come in we have plenty to show you more than we’ve had in the past two years so we’re delighted so historically aside from the housing market of uh 08 yeah uh you know real estate is always a solid investment yes if you wait let me ride this out three or four years you were going to pay more for your home yeah then if you come now well if you are in a situation like most of our buyers i call it bilateral what that means is you have a home that you’re going to sell and you’re going to buy a home here so and typically the way that works is you’re selling a more expensive home uh you’re buying a cheaper home here and you’re pocketing the difference okay i would call that the arbitrage the prescott arbitrage uh that still works it really doesn’t matter what the market is going to do as a buyer you may be thinking well i hate to buy now because if prices go down well i’ve overpaid for my house but if you’re also selling a house at the same time uh then you’re going to get 30 percent just say that it’s going to go down 30 just hypothetically so i buy a home and it goes down 30 percent i lost 30 percent well what you also lost is the extra 30 percent you would have had on the house that you’re selling the house that you’re selling is more money you’ve lost more money by waiting yeah right but in general if you’re buying and selling you don’t worry about market timing because you’re doing both at the same time now if you’re just buying or you’re just selling then you might want to be a little more hesitant about when you move but if you’re buying and selling if it’s a buyer’s market you’re going to do on the sell side if it uh you’re going to do well on the buy side if it’s a sell market that you do well on the sell side and the two will wash out yep so i would let your life situation dictate when you need to move and if we are going into a recession with some people think we are move you need to move typically people are in places like california colorado washington they’re paying higher taxes they are paying uh but the cost of living is higher gasoline that’s not going to go away that’s not going to go away all the way better particularly if you’re in retirement always better to move someplace where a living is wonderful and cheaper that’s right uh so that’s and a lot of people are concerned about uh interest rates uh here’s the thing historically interest rates are still amazingly low yeah still still not bad i mean you guys know out there yeah most of our clients are old enough they they they remember what high 12 14 18 some even 18 yeah eighteen percent i heard against the record not to worry about that and uh my my thing with that is come buy and then always you can always refinance when the interest rates will drop which they will eventually you can always change that and refinance and if you’re selling a big home and you’re down downsizing uh you’re going to be flush you’re not going to be borrowing much money anyway so interest rates aren’t as important to someone in that situation than say a first-time homebuyer who’s struggling to qualify so now is the time still regardless of our uncertain times um make your move be happy don’t get hung up don’t stay where you really feel like you’re in a stagnant area you’ve just had it and you want to move but this has thrown a kink in your plants don’t let it throw kinky yeah don’t get out there don’t get out there yeah don’t freeze yeah don’t freeze get out there make it happen it’s still a good time you will still get appreciation um even even if we’re headed towards a recession yeah real estate is still the best investment in uncertain times believe it or not yeah it really listen hit us up for a conversation if you want to talk about these kinds of issues more and how it affects your particular situation call the pickle and we’ll be glad to talk to you we’re happy to go yeah also too if you’re looking for information about the real estate market about prescott in general or just life just life just like we always like to talk yeah you can also go to people411.com which is our free information center whether you’re a buyer seller somewhere in between lots of free and wonderful pernicious information maybe not a good wordpress so please don’t freeze in fear move forward with your life do not get stuck in a rut because of all this crazy stuff we hear live your life life is short particularly if you’re in retirement age just that is so true hey we don’t know what’s going to happen get out enjoy life make your change we’re here to help you diana randall bro i’m the pickle lady come on to prescott we’d love to see you take care have a wonderful day bye
Take it from two folks who grew up in the steamy South, Prescott's version of dry heat is the bomb! In this episode, we contrast life here with life under water (in places like New Orleans and Texas) and life in a blast furnace (in places like Phoenix). We also discuss some helpful tips for people making the transition to a life in which you are no longer constantly dripping with sweat.
hello hello hello hey i’m so excited to be here this morning prescott pickle lady prescott arizona feeling good feeling energetic yeah i’m just i’m i’m trying to support you are you yeah because you’re throwing me off yeah anything very very good are you finished yeah okay all right you’re on all right this is diana randall bro your local husband and wife pickle team uh here in prescott arizona i am the pickle lady uh just jarred 75 jars of pickles yes i’m ready for my next wave of buyers so i can share my pickles with everybody yeah if you have not tried your pickles people listen you gotta get some good they’re good stuff americans i have to say i do enjoy them but i think you know honestly i really just have fun making them too you know i just jar anyway it’s just i’m part of the fun part of this job love to share love to share them but anyway we are here today to talk about the dry heat diversity heat and i will share this with you we are from the deep south excuse me we’re from actually we’re from uh the new orleans area which has got to be the most human place i haven’t been anywhere that is more human i agree yeah so here’s the interesting thing we used to kind of miss the humidity i mean we kind of liked it it’s like oh it feels you know good it’s soft on your skin blah blah blah then we moved here uh now we’ve totally adjusted to the dry heat so we went back to recently to visit new orleans it was kind of torturous it was like just being damp yeah the whole time the whole time you know you go into a room with air conditioning and it’s just damp and so anyway although people will come here and they’re like oh this dry heat this dry heat it actually feels pretty good it feels painful yeah really you get used to it quickly um and no one has done more of a transition than we have coming from new orleans it doesn’t get any more human than that nope and we went back and it was torturous yeah i was really surprised we missed this dry heat you missed the dry day so as long as you honestly drink drink drink when you move here you must learn to drink water all day long because you will not sweat like you will in humid areas so before you know it you might be dehydrated you don’t even know it sneaks up on you sneaks up on you uh so as long as you keep yourself hydrated um put some lotion on uh so for your you know if your skin gets a little dry yeah it’s a beautiful thing to drink beautiful thing you have good hair days pretty much every day great hair days you know you don’t have to set your hair and you walk out it falls flat or it freezes out you know what i mean uh which is what we were used to yeah you start to feel a little hung over that’s the that’s that’s the sign or you can start getting a headache that needs a little bit of a headache that sort of hangover headache it’s a special kind of special kind of pain that means you need to get some water but once you kind of get those two things in place and put your lotion on and everything you too will totally adjust to the dry heat you’ll love it the beautiful thing about dry heat and you know low humidity is that in the winter especially you’re not it’s not that bone chilling cold i mean although our temperatures may dip low because it’s a dry heat you know you you still kind of walk out with just a sweater on yeah you know and you don’t even feel it whereas in some other areas of the country when it rains or it’s damp even if it’s just in the 50s you feel a lot more get a lot more aches and pains this dry heat is a cool thing well i tell you this people talk about phoenix having dry heat you know arizona dry heat drinking drinking listen if it’s 120 degrees it doesn’t matter if it’s dry or that’s true you’re going to vaporize and he just it’s not a good thing we don’t get that high we don’t get those temps right now we’re recording this it’s in june june tends to be the hottest month of the year in brexit uh we get into the mid 90s maybe have a couple of days where it’s high 90s yeah approaching triple digits but we don’t get anywhere close to where phoenix and other areas in the valley here get people tell you oh you know it’s 120 but it’s a dry heat yeah you vaporize yeah i know that that kind of dry heat i don’t like yeah i like our brisket meat we like the press get dry yeah we’re comparing 95 degrees and prescott to 95 degrees in new orleans yeah that’s too different yeah and dry heat winds hands down take it from two people who have lived it done it lived it walked it yeah so the other good thing is you know although june is our hottest month and it heats up uh it sets the monsoon pattern yeah so shortly after those monsoons start coming in and then it really cools down it’s so pleasant you get a nice cool breeze some a few clouds take out some of the sun we had uh this past week we had a little taste of it yes i was so excited kind of rain clouds coming i’m like oh my gosh it’s coming it’s coming so the good thing here about prescott keep in mind we may be in the 90s in the daytime but every evening it drops to the 70s and we have a nice breeze in the evening and we set out yeah we’re out last night we were out over a friend’s house they had a couple of yeah a couple a couple of us over uh for dinner and we sat up and this is the hottest month of the year after dinner it was so comfortable and so nice a nice breeze it was nice so if you are looking to make a change uh if you’re coming from the northeast this is your place this is your place you’re gonna love it yeah four seasons none are too extreme yeah if you’re thinking about arizona and you’re thinking more on the phoenix area come check us out before you commit to anything absolutely you’ll probably like it better here yeah all right on that note we just wanted to share our excitement about dry heat and how we’ve now fully embraced it yeah uh we love it it’s a part of our life what damp damp is that i thought you meant tamp up like we weren’t talking about damn damn damp is out for us i hear you i agree cheers to that stamp is up all right so on that note if you’re looking for help give us a call you can call me at 713-30 or go to our website at pickle411.com whether you’re a buyer seller or somewhere in between that is your source of free and vigorous information about prescott the local real estate market events restaurants you name it it’s there it’s waiting for you and it really wants you to click on it it’s really interesting why do you keep saying diverse i don’t know i just figure is this my word today i see that vigorous figures yeah splendid splendid yeah bigger incense blended rigorous and splendid information sometimes i don’t know how this brain works all free waiting for you that is true in the dry heat in the drying all of it all of it together that’s it you’ve got it yeah okay my friends out there everybody have a tremendous day be kind to each other let’s be nice that’s my new thing this year let’s just be nice that’s what i’m looking for i’m glad to hear you just be nice i don’t want to hear the comments be cool just be cool don’t be uncool be cool bye folks
Prescott is its own little ecosystem, so the plants and animals you see here can be quite different from what you're used to (especially if you've grew up in - say - the swamps of Louisiana). In this episode we call out some of our very favorite trees, which we were delighted to discover when we moved here.
hello hello hello hello peeps this is randall and i am diane bro they’re a prescott pickle lady that’s right and uh we are your local husband and wife team here in prescott um ready willing and able to help you to serve you uh amazing customer service if i say so myself but anyway here to talk about cool trees yeah this was something you know now that we’re kind of spring has sprung we’re heading into summer all of our beautiful trees here you know we’re from the deep south yeah so we have now been exposed to trees we’ve never seen never heard of we’re from the land of oak trees and spanish moss cypress and all that pine trees just plain old pine trees so when we moved here we were like wow yeah what is this tree that’s just getting leaves and blossoming and completely different floor totally different so we just love it and one of my favorite is the smoke tree smoke trees are so cool so cool you won’t find them down i thought it was the strangest thing i remember the first time i’m driving through prescott lakes yeah they take us on smoketree and i was like why is this what do you smoke but we actually have trees here and they call them smoke trees and the reason why is a certain time of year now it’s basically now right now right now we’re in june yep this is it this is it you can kind of see why they call them smoke trees it’s like uh they’ve got this sort of fluffy thing fluffy little flowers looks like the leaves are kind of purple um and they’ll start leafing out first and then these little puffs of this little flower comes out and it looks like little cups of smoke so in prescott lakes one of the main drags on the way to the club is called smoke tree and it’s lined with these smoke trees so now i get it now again connection yeah and um so those are really unusual beautiful trees i’ve never seen them where i’m from so i appreciate that yeah i don’t know how far i feel you can go uh where how far out smoke trees are whether that’s uh yeah i don’t know not to look at it but they’re big here yeah they’re very big here very big here another one that’s uh really cool is the quaking aspen yeah beautiful trees beautiful and the winds blow and the leaves they literally quick and shaky and it’s just but it’s just beautiful to see the breeze go through them and it’s all leafy and green and you know both that one and the um smoke tree they will lose their leaves yeah but then it all comes back in the spring and summer and it’s just beautiful and of course an aspen when it when it loses its leaves it’s beautiful in the fall it’s just beautiful yeah it’s got that silver bark yeah that’s really cool i like a good aspen not a good good aspirin everybody likes a good um yeah i get it the other tree that we would uh we would call out is called the red leaf plum what’s your favorite favorite yeah also purpley who are you talking to this is this is my very favorite and it’s a beautiful tree and it goes through very different phases yes um so most of the year it it kind of looks like the leaves are made of like a red purple leather almost or velvet it’s like so descriptive yeah they’re beautiful beautiful trees just sort of normally yes uh but when they blossom in the early spring they look like cherry blossoms they do it does it looks like you’re in washington dc washington amongst the cherry blossoms that’s true bright bright pink light pink beautiful yeah and they almost look like a snow cone yeah absolutely it’s stunning so and there they are fruit trees you know what else i love them we didn’t talk about this but i love it’s called a desert willow oh okay and sometimes a desert willow is more it’s usually a bush but some of the uh landscapers will train it to grow into a tree and that takes very little water it’s in the willow family but it makes beautiful purple and pink flowers yeah all throughout the summer so it’s a little different than your traditional weeping willow which is what i’m used to so i’m all about the desert willow yeah yeah one of the things you look forward to in coming here is learning all the local flora and fauna the different kinds of trees they have here we’ve done an episode before on birds and the crazy kinds of birds that we get here a lot of birds coming through so there’s a great variety yeah uh and just taking the time to learn more about the local nature and yeah and you know uh citrus doesn’t do so well here citrus trees because we do get kind of chilly willy in the winter yeah but i tell you what cherries plums um what are some of the others well the red leaf plums we mentioned yeah before they are edible and they’re actually pretty good yeah apples apricots yeah apples not a problem not a problem all those and those two are just as equally beautiful so anyway we’ve had fun kind of learning about all the different trees and enjoying them it’s something we’ve never got to experience down in the south so here it’s like a whole new world people a whole new world you can learn all kinds of new things here yeah and expand your horizons and isn’t that what it’s all about get yourself some cherries or some red plums aspen grab yourself and grab grab and ask rub it out and grab this mask i don’t know if there’s anything you can eat no but it’s so pretty i like the way it shakes though i like that shaking the shaking aspen anyway okay so yeah i can tell you we’re heading in that direction we’re trying to connect it together yeah i get it it’s not easy being a comedian folks not easy being a realtor either if you’re looking for information about real estate the place to go is pickle411.com that is our information site whether you are a buyer seller somewhere in between you’re looking for information on plums or trees or quaking aspens um that’s that’s where you can start that’s right and it’s all free it’s all vigorous and it’s all good and i highly recommend it all right on that note now if you’re driving around start looking at trees you know yeah you’ll see the trees you’ll start noticing some of these things we’re talking about have a fantastic day give us a call we’re happy to help you take care bye
In this episode we cover another great restaurant, right in the heart of Chino Valley - an up-and-coming area just north of Prescott. Don't make the drive before you make reservations, because this place is very popular, and with good reason. Fine dining, fine cocktails, and scrumptious desserts await.
hello hello hello hello peeps good morning good morning folks to my fellow preschootonians yeah and to all of our people maybe preschool tony and one of the babies right correct hopefully chris catonia and one of these i like that i like that we welcome you here with the preschool pickle lady diane bro my name is randall i am the skunk pig not just just the sidekick the pickle he keeps referring to him i don’t yeah i just spilled on myself don’t do that i know that wasn’t good another restaurant review people like our restaurant review so we thought we’d hit it up here’s one we actually went there a while ago yeah it’s so good so good and it’s yum yum yum yum yum yum and it’s actually in chino valley yep uh so for those of you who don’t know chino valley is uh it’s about a 20 minute drive 30 minute drive 30 minutes i’d say more 30. yeah 30. it depends on if you’re driving or me tran she’s the faster driver just in case you’re wondering well i got things to do yeah i understand so uh chino valley and then the name of the restaurant is essence so essence has been around now for i think a couple of years um they’re kind it was a while before we could get there because it’s hard to get reservations yeah they take reservations and they are they are out so you wanna you wanna plan ahead a little bit uh but it is that we went with uh two other couples and we loaded ourselves into the pickle van in the pickleball it was great the drive there and back was probably half the fun amazing food so it’s a great place to go for a special occasion so if you’ve got a special birthday or anniversary um make that reservation now yeah so you can get in um it’s got a nice little ambiance yeah very nice ambiance the food is just spectacular it is really spectacular i would put this in the category of fine dining dining experience this is a fine dining yeah yeah and uh really interesting uh entrees they are changing it up all the time uh one of the things i think is kind of cool that their their menu is organized by uh land sea and air oh yeah yeah so air is chicken all right so here i guess it’s a bird i have any other kind of birds i guess it would be under air and uh i think that the thing that really sets it apart is their c-section their their seafood he loves it and they’ve got what does she say that comes wrapped in a banana uh there’s a sea bass oh yeah they will wrap it in banana leaves oh my god really unique the chef honestly don’t you feel the chef just puts his heart into it it’s a family enterprise yeah it’s a family and i mean the heart and soul you can feel it yeah this is their baby this is their child and they really love it you feel the love you do and they will you they’ll come around and say hello to everyone it’s kind of an old style yeah family enterprise in that regard it’s delicious absolutely it’s really it’s you know worth a little drive make your reservations like i said way ahead uh read the menu ahead of time yeah it’s it’s just great desserts the desserts are desserts are amazing uh and they mix that up they’ve got the normal fare but uh they’ll always have something special uh in the dessert section cocktails amazing uh their own creations yeah uh blackberry sangria oh yeah i love that uh there was a uh and mule i think it was yeah um yeah changing out with the seasons um i got a kiwi mojito i think more of a summer thing yeah um so look for that really really well worth it so we just wanted to give a shout out to ezreal um and we can’t wait for you to come and try it out yeah and for any of you locals get your name on the list get out there get out there support our local businesses that’s what it’s all about that’s what it’s all about feel the love yeah let’s have a good time again people be kind support local businesses yeah chino valley is an area of big growth um yes growing every day every month and uh i think essence is one of those anchor kind of things they’re going to be talking about oh i remember it was just essence so yeah we cannot say enough good things about it yeah we love it we love it we love it so we just couldn’t wait to share with you if you want to find out an experience that’s right lessons all right if you are looking for information if you need help buying or selling a home here in prescott don’t forget to look up us pickle411.com is our information site whether you are buyer seller or somewhere in between information that you desire is waiting free for you that you desire whether it’s a real estate markets um events restaurants we kind of cover it all we sure do and um and we have so much fun doing it we do we have a good time doing it we’d like to share our wealth of information wealth of information all right so on that note my friends we’d like to say au revoir and uh we hope that uh your week coming up is wonderful all right have a good day bye