Labor Day in Prescott, AZ

Labor Day Weekend in PrescottLabor Day is upon us and Prescott Arizona has many things to do over the holiday that includes an arts and crafts show, hiking, picnicing and more.

The Faire on the Square Arts & Crafts Show will be held in historic downtown Prescott September 3rd thru the 5th. With over 125 vendors we are sure that you will find this an enjoyable experience. While your downtown experience Whiskey Row as it has a large number of Saloons, art galleries and candy shops.

Whiskey Row. Whiskey row dates back to 1864 and was visited by many well-known figures of that time, including Doc Holliday and the Earp brothers. Destroyed in the fire, but restored, today Whiskey Row stands as a monument to the past. From mining to the Indian wars of the late 1800’s, Prescott AZ was the very center of activity and commerce in the region.

Looking for an outdoor experience? Prescott offers an adventure around every corner as it borders three national forests, Coconino, Kaibab and Tonto. With nearly 450 miles of hiking trails in the 1.25 million acres of the Prescott National Forest, you may just wear out a pair of boots trying to hike them all.

After the Labor Day Weekend is over don’t forget about the Yavapai County Fair. From the 4H and FFA Exposition to Agriculture and Horticulture, the fair also includes Fine Arts and School Arts as well as Homemaking. There is something at the fari for the whole family to enjoy!

Once you’ve experienced Prescott we are sure that it will leave an indelible impression and the experience doesn’t have to end. Did you know that it’s one of the top 5 places to retire? With an abundance of historic homes from the turn of the century to modern architectural marvels tucked into a beautiful mountainside you can call Prescott home.

Once you’ve experienced the Labor Day Weekend in Prescott and you would like to learn more about making it your home, contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group to learn more today!
 

Utilizing a Professional Real Estate Photographer

Real Estate PhotographyAt the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group we employ the services of a professional real estate photographer. With that being said we know what you can do to help ensure that you get the best possible photos of your home for sale. After all pictures that represent the best features of your home can be the difference of thousands of dollars as well, it could mean the difference of whether your home even gets noticed at all.

In addition to vacuuming, dusting and general straightening up, below are tips to further prepare your home for a professional real estate photographer.

General

  • Make sure to open all of the blinds and drapes
  • Turn on all of the lights and replace burn out bulbs
  • Turn all ceiling fans off
  • De-personalize your home by removing family photos
  • Remove all Kleenex tissue boxes
  • Hide any remote controls you may have
  • Have your windows professionally cleaned

Kitchens

  • Make sure to remove counter clutter like bills, pen jar, phone wires
  • Put dishes, soap bottles, rags away
  • Remove everything from the outside surface of the fridge such as magnets, clips and notes
  • Remove oven handle towels
  • Put fidos dog bowl away

Bathrooms

  • Remove all personal items and clutter from countertops
  • Clean mirrors and shower doors
  • Remove little floor mats
  • Remove any towels from shower door
  • Remove the trash can

Exterior

  • Remove vehicles and trash/recycle cans from front of your home
  • Straighten and uncover outdoor furniture
  • Put cushions on outdoor furniture
  • Uncover the grill
  • Make sure to open patio umbrellas
  • Hide garden tools, hoses and childrens’ toys

By following the list above the photographs of you home will make it stand out and you may be able to sell your home for a higher price.

If you would like to learn more about how you can utilize a real estate photographer to get the most from your home, click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group today.
 

Have you ever considered buying land for sale in Prescott to build your dream home on?

Indeed Prescott has an abundance of beautiful homes for sale however given the dramatic views of Granite Mountain, Thumb Butte and Prescott national forest choosing from wealth of beautiful land for sale in Prescott offers the opportunity to build the home of your dreams with a view to match.

From long distance views north from Granite Mountain to the San Francisco Peaks to magnificent ponderosa pine-framed views with privacy amongst majestic boulders and mature trees all located in the desirable communities, Prescott offers land for sale that ranges across the pricing spectrum.

With many home sites including electricity, city utilities and amenities such as golf courses, pools and clubhouses, building a home on land chosen by you can also give you the freedom to hike the trails in solitude all the while waking to spectacular views and the joys that nature has to share.

With popular neighborhoods such as Hassayampa, American Ranch and High Valley Ranch Prescott Arizona continues to be increasingly popular as a living destination. With an elevation of 5,400 feet and a four-season climate which includes an annual snowfall of 24 inches and rainfall of 19 inches what’s not to love.

When you want to escape the solitude you can easily access the downtown culture of Prescott AZ for a year-round experience. With an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, and entertainment Prescott provides an enjoyable experience for all and is known as Arizona’s Christmas sity.

To learn more about land for sale in Prescott, click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group today!
 

The Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group, more than a high end brokerage firm

Find the home of your dreamsThe goal of the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group is to make your real estate transaction a smooth and pleasant experience. With a dynamic and creative team of highly skilled Real Estate Professionals who are also proud to call Prescott home, our knowledge of the Prescott AZ real estate industry is next to none.

Perceived as a "high-end" brokerage because of the level of real estate marketing we provide we work with clients at every range of the home scale. From 600 square foot $100,000 bungalows to expansive multi-million dollar estates your goals and needs are our first and only priorities regardless of price point.

Drawing from our specific strengths and unique real estate training, we provide our clients with services and results that you will not get from a single real estate agent, or simple real estate partnership. With that being said our full-service, boutique real estate service includes all of our exclusive services at the same price as hiring a single agent and another brokerage.

Although we carry an expansive list of homes and land for sale in Prescott we are not limited to showing you only the listings that we have. Any property that is listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) as well as newly constructed homes in new home subdivisions and for sale by owner properties (FSBO) can be shown by our real estate professionals as well. At the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group you get all of the resources you will need to find that special property that was meant just for you.

Open 7 days a week and located on Gurley Street in downtown Prescott, AZ, the Kathleen Yamauchi Group is with you every day – every step of the way!

Click here to contact us or call (928)771-1111 to get started on your journey to find the right property at the right price in Prescott, AZ.
 

What you need to know about Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Dual Agencies

 Real Estate Agents, Brokers and Dual AgentsWith so many real estate agencies in Prescott bearing different titles I thought I would share with you the differences. With a better understanding of the roles that agents, brokers and dual agencies have you can make better informed decision when selling or buying your home.

Real Estate Agent vs. Real Estate Broker

The main difference between a real estate agent and a broker lies in the amount of education and experience each has in the real estate market. While both a real estate agent and a broker may list and sell real estate, the broker is required to have additional education and experience.

The real estate broker is authorized to operate a private real estate firm, and supervises the transactions conducted by the salespeople, to ensure the ethical and legal standards established by the Arizona Association of REALTORS® are upheld.

A real estate agent on the other hand is tested and licensed by the state of Arizona and is considered an independent contractor. A Real Estate Agent must also work under a licensed broker.

What is dual agency?

A Dual Agency occurs when a real estate broker represents both the buyer and seller in the same transaction. Dual agency is legal in Arizona provided that it is fully disclosed and consented to by all parties involved.

If you find yourself involved in a dual agency relationship, before you receive an offer both you and the other party will be asked to consent in writing to this new limited agency relationship.

Since the broker has promised a duty of confidentiality, loyalty and full disclosure to both parties simultaneously, it is necessary to limit these duties in this situation, if both parties consent.

Dual Agency relationship limitations:

  • The Agent will deal with the Buyer and the Seller impartially
     
  • The Agent will have a duty of disclosure to both the Buyer and the Seller

Dual Agency relationship exceptions:

  • The Agent will not disclose that the Buyer is willing to pay a price or agree to terms other than those contained in the Offer or that the Seller is willing to accept a price or terms other than those contained in the Listing.
     
  • The Agent will not disclose the motivation of the Buyer or the Seller to sell unless authorized by the Buyer or the Seller.
     
  • The Agent will not disclose personal information about either the Buyer or the Seller unless authorized in writing.
     
  • The Agent will disclose to the Buyer the defects about the physical condition of the Property known to the Agent.

To learn more or have questions about what agency would work best for you click here to contact the Kathleen Yamauchi Real Estate Group today!