Prescott Arizona in 1929

Prescott Arizona in 1929 Click Here To View Film

What did Prescott Arizona look like in 1929?

Professor Hall painstakingly restored this film from old cellulose reels, showing Prescott Arizona’s lifestyle, business and commerce during the roaring 20’s era. It stands as the only known surviving  moving picture of Prescott Arizona during this time. Back then as well as today, the hometown atmosphere in Prescott Arizona provides folks with a friendly, slow pace lifestyle that is still appreciated by those fortunate to live and work in this beautiful community, as well as, the many visitors and seasonal citizens. We thank Professor Hall for his many contributions to the preservation of Prescott Arizona History.

Way to go Professor!

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Tip for Buyers and Sellers

TIP: It is recommended that Buyers get pre-approved, (or get your proof of funds statement together) and find a buyer broker that you have confidence in, to work with you to achieve your real estate goals. You are spending a lot of money on a real estate purchase and there is so much that can go wrong in a real estate transaction, not to mention the liability, taxes, costs, etc., it’s just is not worth the risk to ride bareback and go it alone. As for you Sellers, hire a real estate broker or agent that you have confidence in, for the same reasons.

Look folks, the risks are there, so be smart and use the licensed professional of your choice, it’s well worth it, remember, it’s your money, and your property, why take unnecessary risks, a good licensed professional working with you can make all the difference in the world.

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Tips to prepare your home for sale

The process of getting your home ready to put on the market is more than simply finding the right real estate agent and setting the right price. It is critical to make sure that you are presenting the most desirable product possible. You have a great deal of control over how your property is perceived, and there are several things you can do to prepare it for sale and maximize its value in the eyes of potential buyers.  

The following list is certainly not exhaustive, but keep these tips in mind, and you will increase your chances of impressing buyers and landing offers.  Continue reading

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20 Things That Can Alter the Value of Your Home

By Dana Dratch• Bankrate.com

When you’re house-hunting it’s important to be able to identify the things that increase the value of a home and those that actually detract. The seller and his agent, after all, will try to convince you that rail line that runs through the backyard is good because it provides extra green space. Here are 10 features that can add value to your home, and another 10 that could reduce the sales price:

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How to Pick a Good Buyer Broker/Agent

When buying a home, it’s helpful to have a real estate agent who will keep the process running smoothly. Finding an agent who has expertise in the area you are looking is crucial. Your agent will know the market and work to get the best deal possible. Buying a home also means wading through a great deal of paperwork and dealing with some procedures that may be foreign to you, such as hiring a home inspector. A good agent will help you organize and coordinate all the important elements of buying a home.

One way to find a real estate agent is to ask friends and family for recommendations. However, if you’re looking in a different area than where that agent normally works, you could miss seeing some homes because the agent isn’t familiar with the area. Make sure you interview every agent you consider, and ask them how they will let you know when homes come on the market, which areas of town they specialize in, and if they have experience in your price range.

When you find a real estate agent with whom you are interested in working, he or she should be clear about his or her role in the home buying process. It’s generally not a good idea to use the same agent who is selling the home you are considering buying; the agent has an obligation to represent the seller’s interests, not necessarily yours. Also know that some real estate agents work only with buyers, while others work only with sellers.

Remember, use a Buyer Broker if you are Buying, make no mistake, your buying experience can be vastly improved by doing so. Things like, negotiating the best price, researching and having more revealing information regarding the property and the area, having a better understanding of the contracts and strategies involved in the deal, having the knowledge to anticipate pitfalls that may arise to keep the deal flowing and meet critical deadlines always thinking one step ahead and, of course, having a Real Estate Buying Expert with the experience, knowledge and time to represent you as your personal Broker/Agent looking out for your best interests.

Buying a real estate in Arizona can be a pleasurable experience, so treat yourself right, make finding the best representation the spearhead of your efforts. 

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Never Agree to Dual Agency

Dual Agency is a conflictive relationship that strips buyers and sellers of service to a level that can best be described as abandonment. Dual agency arises when the real estate broker is representing both the buyer and the seller. It is illegal in every other fiduciary profession except under the most extreme circumstances. It is routinely practiced in residential real estate where there is the least amount of training. When a real estate broker engages in dual agency they may not work to the advantage or the detriment of the buyer or seller. In other words, all the reasons you hired your broker vanish – often with little warning.

Dual agents are legally prevented from negotiating price or terms (two of the most important reasons consumers hire Realtors). And perhaps the biggest problem with this betrayal is that it usually presents itself with little warning to the client – it is a bait and switch. The broker could be acting in the client’s best interests all the way up to finding the house that creates a dual agency. At that point the buyer or seller are on their own.

In a dual agency, brokers don’t have to share the commission with other brokers so they make twice as much money. They profit greatly from this practice. Realtors, who typically have no understanding of the legal ramifications of their own fiduciary relationship with their clients, often illegally counsel their clients of the so-called “benefits” of dual agency. We’re here to tell you that there are NO benefits and that you should NEVER agree to dual agency. Find a small brokerage firm with highly qualified real estate agents and demand that they not engage in dual agency. The likelihood of dual agency arising with a smaller firm is far less than with a large firm. FOR A MORE DETAILED EXPLANATION CLICK HERE.

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Information for Buyers

There is several things to consider when buying property and/or moving to a new place, the information below is provided to you in order to help you make confident and competent decisions. Planning to move to a new place can seem like a daunting task, however, these tips can help you with your planning and decisions. We are confident that this information will make your relocation experience much easier and more productive. Enjoy, and please don’t hesitate to contact us with your questions and comments…read more

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Welcome to Prescott Arizona

Relocation Specialists is an exceptional concept in real estate service. We take the time to provide you with the highest standard of care and professionalism available, with emphasis on integrity, honesty, and personal attention! Why take the risk, when you can have someone on your side, looking out for your interests and helping make your relocation efforts easier, at no extra cost!  Moving to Prescott Arizona doesn’t have to be a chore, let us show you the difference buyer representation can make. Your interests may be Prescott homes, Prescott business or possibly Prescott investments, reasearch, search and acquire just what you need to fit your needs and wants. Check out our property search feature on our website, there is no registration and we are confident that our great resources and professional  service will prove to be a good choice for you. Check us out first! We can save you time, money and hassle.

   

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Buyer tip

Get Pre-Qualified, remember, always consult a Mortgage Broker or a Lender of your choice before you start to look for property to purchase. Why is this a good idea? Including this activity as step #1, will allow you to find out what loan products are available to you, as well as how much you can borrow. Keep in mind that you don’t have to borrow the full amount as to what you qualify for, you should pick a loan amount, for your search criteria, based on your budget, ie; the monthly payment you desire to pay, (a good mortgage broker can help you with this, and it’s just a phone call away). This painless procedure will help you, not only, structure the best offer, when you find a property of interest, but it will help your search for real estate in Prescott Arizona to be more efficient, which can save you time and money. Besides, who wants to suffer the disappointment that follows missing out on a good deal.

There is a lot of good deals currently out there and following this simple, free, procedure will give you the best chance as to take advantage of the opportunities in today’s market.

Be Kind to Yourself…a little information and planning ahead of time can really make huge difference, allowing you to create a high performance effort to acquire your goals, needs and wants.

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