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Sedona sub-division market reports add a more hyper-local dimension to understanding the Sedona real estate market. The sub-division market reports are being added every week. There are a lot of sub-divisions in Sedona, the Village (VOC) and Big Park so not all will be highlighted. However If you want to know more about an area, PLEASE let me know and I can give you all the information you want to know.  I would be honored to help you find your dream home!

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Red Sky At Morning….

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Another Gorgeous Sedona Sunrise

“Red Sky At Morning”

Sedona Monsoon Sunrise

The saying goes…..

“Red sky at night, sailors’ delight. Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.”

Sedona-Weather.com

 

Red Sky At Morning – As I was going to bed last night, there were flashes of lighting and the distant and muffled sound of thunder. The pitter-patter of the rain started off slowly and then the heavens opened up creating a quarter of an inch of rain in 10 minutes. Then it stopped suddenly!

Sedona July Weather Summary – Cottages At Coffeepot

So far this month, our Sedona weather station, which is at the end of Soldiers Pass, has had 2.81 inches of rain. Considering we have had only 1.25 inches of rain from March 1st to June 30th, we are welcoming this rain with open arms!

The high for the month was 106.3º on July 5th, before the monsoon kicked in. From July 6th to the 18th, we have had rain every day. There have been only 4 days at 100º or more and 4 days in the low to mid 80ºs. The low temp for the month was 55º and the average so far is 78º.

The average humidity has been 60%. I personally most comfortable around 40%. With low temps and low humidity at night, we can open windows and keep them open until 10 am on average.

If you have never seen the monsoon, it is in full swing right now. Mid-July through Mid-August is peak time. This time of year thunderhead cells just pop up and they are unpredictable.  These events are so amazing, that sometimes we just put our chairs out and watch the weather develop!

Yesterday….

Monsoon-tornado like cloud forming

This tornado like cloud had a very slight rotation but as I took the image, it started to break up at the bottom. Tornados are extremely rare and the only documented one was in the high country near Flagstaff. The closest thing we have to this is a dust devil event in desert areas with high heat.


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As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry –

YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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Sheri Sperry is the Top Ranked Real Estate Blogger In Sedona Arizona 86336

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Sheri Sperry Number 1 (#1) Sedona Real Estate Blogger

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“With more than 305,122 members (as of July 1,2018), ActiveRain is the largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry. We are a community of real estate agents, brokers, home stagers, inspectors, lenders, and other industry professionals who are committed to learning how to do our jobs better, building connections, and having some fun along the way! (taken from activerain “about” page) 

The ActiveRain “about” page goes on to say that AR, is the largest storehouse of real estate knowledge base with well over 4 million blog posts and hundreds being added daily.

Top Ranked Sedona Real Estate Blogger

 

ActiveRain Top Professional Real Estate Blogging PlatformSheri Sperry - Active Rain Top Blogger in Sedona Real Estate

Being involved in ActiveRain has helped to raise our caliber of blogging proficiency. This is a network where professionals tied to the real estate industry, who have similar tastes and opinions are able to help each other through education, networking, and years of experience. There are many personal relationships that have developed over time, which helps create one of the best nationwide referral networks for our real estate industry. We also get to participate in one of the finest blogging platforms in the social network and real estate world.

 ActiveRain Top Real Estate Educational Tool

I am very fortunate to have found this fabulous platform for real estate. The interaction and the relationships I am building throughout the ActiveRain network have created a very uplifting inspirational experience and a perfect way for clients to gain education and knowledge about Sedona and the Verde Valley.

 

Sheri Sperry Is Number One in Sedona, The Verde Valley, Yavapai County and All of Northern Arizona!

I started blogging back in 2012 and it took, a lot of time, understanding how it works and how to interact on ActiveRain.  I kept accumulating points through Sheri Sperry Number One Sedona Real Estate Blogger ActiveRainmy active blogging about many different topics related to Sedona and real estate. By late 2015, I became the number one ranked blogger for Sedona. I continue to be the number one blogger for all of Northern Arizona as of July 2018, As for my overall rank in Arizona, I am currently the number 5th ranked real estate agent (as of May 1, 2018) and will continue to improve my ranking for all of Arizona!  There are 40,000 + real estate agents in Arizona.

 

Buyers & Sellers Have An Information & Marketing Advantage

This gives my buyers and sellers an advantage. I have a treasure of information available for those who are interested in the Sedona area real estate market. My ActiveRain blog “Sedona Property Solutions from A to Z” along with my SellSedona.com blog “Sedona Real Estate News & Info From A to Z” provides well over 850+ blog posts. 19+ posts have been featured on the entire ActiveRain network. The reach for a feature is 300,000+ viewers! Many more of my posts have been featured in individual categories such as “Photos” as well as marketing categories.  

Besides all the education I receive, we have challenges monthly that are designed to motivate, inspire, help us plan and teach us new techniques and technology. We also get to interact and network with hundreds of real estate professionals across the US and Canada.  This gives each of us a keen idea of who to refer clients. This is by far another great advantage our clients have.  Many of the blog posts I read include areas and buildings that another agent is marketing.  I may be able to direct a client to a certain area in another geographic location from the information I glean from a blog. This could be very helpful to clients.

On ActiveRain, I have posted 845+ blog posts with clicks of 561,000 actual views. My overall content on SellSedona.com is unsurpassed in our market. 

Most of my blogs are pushed to ActiveRain from SellSedona.com. At SellSedona.com my blog has a vibrant search engine to find any of my blogs that has been posted.  Just place the search term in the box and any blog post that matches that criteria will come up on screen.

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As an example, type Sellers into the search box. Just like Google, you will see posts that have that search term.

 

ActiveRain and SellSedona blogs

There are six pages of blogs with the search term “Sellers”.

One of the advantages of using my blog as a reference site is the ability to “google” or search the article or blog base.  When you use the search box, it only searches my information based on the term you put in. Generally, this will give you much more relevant and useful information because you are searching a particular data-base.  Most of the information you get you can apply generally to other geographic areas but the slant of my blog will always be with Sedona or the Verde Valley or Northern Arizona as a reference point.  For example, I may talk about fall projects but fall can start as early as late August in some areas of the country. In Sedona, fall will pick up in mid to late October. So you may not see a blog on this subject until early to mid October.

If you are looking for any information on real estate, start here!  If you don’t find what you are looking for, contact me to help you.  After all, I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

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Find West Sedona Arizona Luxury Real Estate ~ See Why People Specifically Ask For West Sedona

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West Sedona Luxury Real Estate

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West Sedona Luxury Real Estate – The luxury homes of West Sedona are conveniently located throughout the neighborhoods and are sought after due to the convenient location to business, shopping, and professional services. There are medical services such as eye care, eye surgery, dental and orthodontic services as well as other medical professionals. Four major grocery stores are located with-in five minutes of each other. Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, Bashas, and Safeway, are conveniently located on the 89A. Of course there are 3 Starbucks locations in West Sedona. . One is a stand alone store.  This does not include the location in Uptown int the Shops at Hyatt Piñon Pointe.  There are galleries and restaurants as well as unique stores peppered up and down SR 89A in West Sedona.  There are also two places of worship right off of Soldiers Pass road.

Why Do West Sedona Luxury Real Estate Buyers Specifically Ask For West Sedona?

Buyers who are familiar with West Sedona, know they can luxury properties that have some outstanding views of the red rocks.  The areas can have a modicum of privacy that is acceptable to most people who really looking forward to solitude, especially if they are coming from a metropolitan atmosphere.  The proximity of the West Sedona business district and advantages this offers for efficiency and timeliness is much appreciated by West Sedona residents as well as future residents. Neighborhoods like Casa Contenta and The Cottages At Coffeepot are private gated communities offering pools and tennis courts. Residents also know that traffic, though it may look bad, is nothing compared to other areas. You can get from one end of West Sedona to Uptown in approximately 10 minutes or less…with traffic!  Trails also cover the West Sedona area. In fact these trails go beyond the Jordan Park area in Uptown all the way through and beyond Boynton Canyon on the west side of Sedona. See map below…

Map of West Sedona map

 

Casa Contenta Luxury homes

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As a Coldwell Banker Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate. From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. – Sheri Sperry –

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A Pictorial of Sedona Local Heritage & Majesty on America’s Birthday

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Sedona Heritage Museum

Happy Independence Day!

Heritage Museum

I hope everyone has a wonderful, relaxing Independence day. Be safe out there. If you plan to imbibe in spirits, have a designated person for boating, driving or shooting off fireworks. Celebrate and enjoy our country’s birthday!


A Quote From The Declaration of Independence 

July 4th, 1776

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – The Signatories

My God!

How little do my countrymen know what precious blessings they are in possession of,
and which no other people on earth enjoy!Thomas Jefferson

   Our Sedona Majesty and Heritage

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Sedona Heritage

V-Bar-V Ranch on the Summer Solstice Off the I-17 at the Sedona exit – turn right

Sedona Heritage

Meditation – Outside Uptown Sedona on Schnebly Road

Sedona Heritage

Snoopy Rock and Woodstock – Above Uptown Sedona

Sedona Heritage

Soldiers Pass – From West Sedona AZ 86336

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(Very Top and above) Featured Image Sedona Heritage Museum

“Caretakers of Sedona’s History”

Sedona Heritage

Sedona Heritage Museum Entrance

Below – Cedar Glade Cemetery in West Sedona

Sedona Pioneer CemeteryCooks Cedar Glen Cemetery

Sedona Heritage

Sedona Schnebly grave marker

A Sedona Pioneer and Our Town’s Namesake

A partial paragraph and opening words from **Images of America – Sedona

taken from Chapter One,”First Families”.

“A century before the word “diversity” meant what it does today, the future town of Sedona was an amalgam of heritages and customs. Jim Thompson was Irish, Henry Schuerman German, and Juan Armijo and Manuel Chavez Hispanic. What they shared were the qualities of independence, courage, and strength.”

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I so enjoy the history of our Sedona community from over a millennial to our current time, continuing to relish and learn about our heritage and the historical inhabitants of Sedona and the Verde Valley. I feel that first sentence above sums it up best for me about our local heritage and the heritage of our country.

Happy Birthday America!

**”Images of America- Sedona” written by Lisa Schnebly Heidinger, Janeen Trevillyan, and the Sedona Historical Society- 


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4th of July BBQ

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A 2018 Summary of Sedona Weather Moving Into Summer

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Sedona Weather Update June 2018

Courtesy of Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker & Rick’s World Sedona 

Updated Sedona Weather for June 2018 Temperature Chart Below
Sedona Weather June 2018

Precipitation Chart Below

Sedona Weather June 2018

Recap of Sedona Weather – January Thru Jun 2018

In the chart above, you can see there are no days, so far this year below 40º for a high. Even with 3.75 inches of snow, which melted quickly, most locals were able to get by with sweaters and maybe gloves and/or hat in the early morning. We did not see any temps at 100º until June. June is generally our warmest month because monsoon conditions do not develop until July keeping temperatures down in July and August.  This is evident on the 2017 chart below. There were only 8 days of 100º+ temps in July and 0 days in August! The low temperature does move higher in July causing the mean temperature to rise slightly, but the high temperature averages usually remain lower than June.

Why Does Humidity Make Us Feel Uncomfortable?

Sedona Weather June 2018

While most of the country is in a heat spell, the weather in Sedona Arizona is about normal for this time of year. One big difference in all of Arizona is the lack of humidity.  The human body cools when perspiration escapes the millions of pores in our skin and it evaporates causing the skin to cool (evaporative cooling). However, humidity forces the perspiration process to slow down or work harder. With all the surrounding moist air, the skin cannot cool causing an uncomfortable situation.

Humidity makes warm weather feel warmer and cold weather feel colder. Very low humidity can also be an issue for some. It may cause cracked skin and nose bleeds. Evaporative cooling speeds up in these conditions, and may cause dehydration very quickly. Drink plenty of water in dry conditions. Know the limits of your exercise and exertion, especially when outside. We can adapt well in relative humidity between 30% and 70%. Ideal conditions have a humidity level of between 50% and 60%. The average humidity in Sedona is 47.5%

As We Move Into Our Sedona Summer 

We have had a mild winter and lovely spring. It was a little cooler in March but April was a little warmer than last year and the leaves on the trees seemed to take a little longer to unfold. May was just a little warmer with less rain.

Sedona Weather for June 2018 – Rain Recap

We are off by about 12 inches from last year. Now that we are officially in summer and monsoon, we should see a lot more rain.

Visit –  “MONSOON! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona?” 

What Stands Out…

The Sedona weather up through June 2018, has had 13 days with less rain and 159 days of sunshine. It only makes sense that with less rain comes more days of sunshine. We are on a path to get well over 300 days of sunshine here in Sedona. This is 9 days ahead of last year’s pace. Last year we recorded 300 days of sunshine.  Three hundred days of sunshine is fabulous but we still need the rain and I hope monsoon will provide it for Sedona and the rest of Arizona.

Overall – Sedona is a wonderful place to live every season of the year. You get seasons but they are bearable compared to other parts of the country. So, if you are in need of thawing out, Sedona might be an option for you!

Visit – “Sedona Weather – A Climate Sedona Homeowners & Visitors Enjoy Year Round!”

 

Here are the 2017 Category Summary by Month and totals.

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

The Pool at the Cottages At Coffeepot – A Luxury Townhome Community

Sedona weather June 2018 cottages at coffeepot

Outdoor Activities Thrive All Year Long In Sedona – Above…Cottages At Coffeepot

Many locations in Sedona Arizona (and Arizona in general) have outdoor pools where you can enjoy swimming during the winter months. Outdoor activities including hiking, tennis and biking are year round favorites right here in Sedona!

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As a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Arizona REALTOR®, my primary goal is to help my customers obtain their dreams, as well as satisfy their financial goals and objectives through real estate.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor real solutions to fit your specific needs. 

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Relative Humidity researched on wikipedia

More Sedona weather Information is provided at Sedona-Weather.com

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Does Sedona AZ Allow Fireworks? See Fun Things To Do On Independence Day!

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4th of July Events

Sedona & Surrounding Cities in Arizona

Courtesy of

Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Residential BrokerageSedona

American Flag Sedona 4th of July Sheri Sperry

 

FAQ – Fireworks?

FIREWORKS! Many locals and visitors alike want to know what is going on in our great city Sedona on the 4th of July.  The most often asked question (FAQ) is: “Can you buy and shoot off fireworks?” Is there a fireworks celebration? (See Below) Unfortunately, no fireworks are allowed in the city limits. Without getting to far into the weeds on this, the AZ Legislature passed a bill to allow ground consumer fireworks. It took affect December 1, 2017. Each city will still be able to ban fireworks. Please remember that Federal and Tribal lands have their own restrictions. Call your local government or Fire District to determine if your area allows fireworks. 

Fun Things To Do In Sedona and the Verde Valley On Independence Day 

4th of July Wet Fest – 12p to 4p – 570 Posse Ground Road – (Sedona Community Pool) Sedona 86336 – FREE

Spend your afternoon enjoying some cool wet fun and drive to your favorite fireworks show at night. Enjoy lunch (food not included) and music a swimming pool and water slide fun. Every once and awhile, look up and take in the views of the red rocks. Plenty to see from this location.

There will be food for sale and outside the pool gate, fun water games and toys meant to beat the heat.

Firecracker Express at Verde Canyon Railroad – 300 N Broadway Clarkdale Railroad

Admission $44.95-$89.95 –  7a to 5p – Call 877-674-3835 for reservations

Verde Canyon Railroad

Start off with an old-fashioned morning parade in the historic small town of Clarkdale. Enjoy children’s parade and other fun activities. After that have an All-American BBQ lunch prior to the train departure at 1:00p.  Then take a scenic train ride along the Verde River 1p to 5p. You will get to see America’s national bird nesting area. Hopefully, you will catch a glimpse of these magnificent creatures.

Annual Fantastic Family Fouth of July – Cottonwood 4p to 9:30p

Cottonwood Kid’s Park – in front of the Verde Valley Fairgrounds on 12th Street

Cottonwood FireworksIf you really need to see a fireworks show. This will be a fun event. It is about 30 minute drive from Sedona but there are a lot of great activities for the kids to do!

FREE Hotdogs and Hamburgers supplied by Fry foods and prepared by the Knights of Columbus starts at 4p and goes until 6p. Soda, Glow items and more can be purchased at CYAC Booth.  Inflatable rides – wrist bands $10 or indiviual ride tickets $1. VFW Color Guard with a patriotic salute to Veterans. Don’t forget the watermelon eating contest!

This event would not be possible without the generous support of Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, Friy’s food & Drug, Nice Jons, Tayor Wate, Mineral Research, Jennifer Griffen State Farm, Clarkdale.Verde Kiwanis, Knights of Columbus, Verde Valley Fair Assoc. .

 

Jerome –

Community members will be assembling at the Firehouse around 9:30a with a parade around town starting at 10a, Featuring classic cars etc. and Jerome Ukulele Orchestra.

Camp Verde – 

Cliff Castle Casino will host it’s own Independence Day with food, fireworks and activities starting at 4p. Fireworks if weather permits, start at 9:15p.

 

Beaver Creek –

Parade leaves Sycamore Park area in Lake Montezuma at 9a. Festivites and pancake breakfast will be in Rollins Park at Lake Montezuma Village Square. The BC Kiwanis Duck Race will be on Wet Beaver Creek by Sycamore Park Call Carol Keeton of Kiwanis Club, at 928-606-4050 for more info on entertainment and activities.

 


Verde River Kayak

Other Outdoor Activities

Other outdoor activities to keep in mind that are always available are trolley car rides, Verde Valley rafting (see above), biking, hiking, tennis, golf,  swimming, fishing, birding, and enjoying a picnic by Oak Creek. Don’t forget shopping or exploring art galleries and other sightseeing tours such as tours: segway, jeep, air, helicopters, wine, vortex, and balloon rides! There is a lot to do in Sedona and the Verde Valley!

Happy Fourth of July!


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Sheri Sperry Realtor Coldwell BankerABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

“I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry

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8 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your Home Enjoying the Sedona-Lifestlye.com

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9 Ways to Celebrate Independence in Your New Home

Our Independence Day is Wednesday, July 4th.  Sedona will be enjoying numerous activities. There will be the Wet Fest from 12 noon to 4 PM. Spend your day with us and still have time to drive to your favorite fireworks show at night.  There will be lunch and music, swimming and a waterslide surrounded by the red rocks.  The pool opens at noon for a free recreation swim. Food is not included, but there will be vendors right outside the pool gate. Parking is available in West Sedona School parking lots.

Address: 570 Posse Ground Rd – Sedona Community Pool Sedona, AZ 86336.  Need more information, call the Sedona Visitor Center 331 Forest Rd, Sedona AZ 86336 – (800) 288-7336 or (928) 282-7722.

If you recently purchased your new home, there’s probably a holiday just around the corner giving you the perfect opportunity to host a party in your new digs. With Independence Day coming up, here are some ideas for celebrating your independence from landlords and rent, while showcasing your new place.

There’s no better way to celebrate the nation’s independence than hanging a flag. Take care to follow the correct instructions for displaying the flat. You can find complete instructions for hanging the flag here. If you plan to install a flagpole, contact your neighborhood association or community clerk’s office so that you follow any regulations, rules, or ordinances regarding pole location, height, and other considerations.

  • Combine colored flowers
    Fill your planters and container gardens with mixtures of red, white, and blue flowers. Create a mixture of blue ageratum or lobelia, white alyssum, petunias or heliotrope and red salvia, geraniums or snapdragons.
  • Door decorations
    Create a wreath of miniature flags to grace your entryway. Hang bunting or create a bow of red and white striped or blue-starred fabric and add colorful wooden start, flower picks, or garlands.
  • Centerpieces
    Set up picnic or card tables on the patio and cover them with patriotic colors. Make a centerpiece of a small red or white painted bucket filled with blue floral stones and small flags, sparklers (if allowed in your location), and pinwheels.Alternatively, if your party extends into the evening, place lanterns with red, white, and blue candles on each table. You can hang lanterns from planter poles or on chains from trees too. If mosquitos are a problem in your area, use citronella candles in patriotic holders to keep the pests away from your visitors and provide a pleasant scent and candlelight ambience.
  • Slake your thirst
    If you’re ambitious, create red, white, and blue-layered drinks for the kids and try these patriotic cocktails for your more mature guests. Create frozen treats or sorbet from pureed strawberries, blueberries, or raspberries, or put guests to work churning old-fashioned ice cream.
  • Stay cool
    Make sure to provide shade for your guests. If you don’t have a covered porch, set up umbrellas or a gazebo, and give everyone a celebratory hand fan to keep cool.For the kids, consider setting up a mister. Children love to play in them and parents don’t need to worry about accidental drowning. In addition, a mister can cool the surrounding temperature by several degrees.
  • Yard games
    What’s a patriotic celebration without a little friendly competition? Yard games such as lawn darts, horseshoes, croquet, corn hole, bocce, and badminton are easy to set up and fun for all ages.
  • Simplify your menu
    Sometimes we forget that the cook wants to celebrate too. So simplify your menu to items you can make ahead, serve finger foods, or pre-smoke the ribs and them throw them on the barbecue for a quick reheat just before serving time. Cupcakes in ice cream cones, layered Jell-O, fruit skewers, or individual strawberry-blueberry trifle make dessert time easy.
  • Set tour schedules
    Your guests are going to want to see your new home. Remember that you cannot keep an eye on the grill and give a tour at the same time. So, set specific tour times when you can easily leave the yard and inform your guests that you’ll happily show them around at those times. Remember to provide towels or doormats if your guests might be wet (from playing games or keeping cool), keep your tour quick, and move everyone back outside when you’re ready to move to the other activities.

If you have just recently decided to make that new home purchase, I can help you get into your new home to celebrate the next big holiday, so give me a call today at (928) 274-7355 or Contact me here.

Happy 4th of July!

Sheri Sperry – Sedona REALTOR® – MCNE©

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona

NOTE: All information presented including, event scheduling, directions and pricing is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. You should check with the organizers, event and attraction website, or management, and organizing team for more or current information. SellSedona.com is not responsible for inaccuracies or changes to information provided. Information is provided as a convenience to you.

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Sedona Traffic Congestion – A New Era of “Sustainable Tourism”

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Sedona Traffic Congestion

A New Era of Sustainable Tourism

The Delicate Balance

Sedona is an economy sustained by tourism. The hospitality industry is considered the largest contributor to the Sedona economy. It is a major source of income not only to Sedona but the the entire Verde Valley.  With 3 million to 5 million visitors a year visiting Sedona, and a local population of 10,255 (estimated), there needs to be a delicate balance.  Visitors and locals need to co-exist.

Who Is the City Government Working For?

Our city government handles many complaints every week from residents who travel our local streets. The mayor picks up some of these calls and may hear from an angry resident about the traffic issues.Some of these calls are considered “rants”. However, many residents feel that the mayor and others are putting tourism over the local residents needs. Sedona residents and others who live locally in the Verde Valley, feel that the delicate balance has shifted toward the tourist.

An Example of the Delicate Balance Shift to Tourism

I get it, 66% of the sales tax revenue comes from tourism. Here is an example of this shift.  There is a goal to get more mountain bikers to visit the area, many of the hiking trails have been cultivated to be mountain bike friendly. It is hard to enjoy a nice hike when mountain bikes are whizzing by you, telling you to “move over”! Also the mountain bike yearly festival is the same time period as the Sedona International Film Festival.  Seems to me, that there are 52 weeks in a year. Do we really need two very different “Festivals” in the same week?

A Resident’s Point of View

As a resident of West Sedona, I have talked with many locals and clients about the situation.  Sedona has some beautiful hiking trails. You can find these trails everywhere. Many of these trails are located within residential areas. With the increase in tourism three fold in the past 10 years, (Arizona Daily Sun – May 7) many of the trailheads cannot sustain the traffic and parking in and near these trailheads.  Most of the trailheads are either in neighborhoods or a short walk from a neighborhood.  Cars are parking on the shoulder of neighborhood arteries. The cars are parked partly in the street and erode the shoulder. This is also causing a major safety hazard. Soldiers Pass and Dry Creek Road are two areas that this is most noticeable. Some cars are parking up to ½ mile or more from the trailheads. Hikers and mountain bikers are walking and riding in the middle of the street creating another hazard on these heavily congested residential arteries and neighborhoods.

Traffic Is A Matter of Perspective

While working as a Sedona REALTOR®, I have found some clients say that there is way to much traffic and they have decided to buy elsewhere. I have owned a home in Sedona since 2003. I have seen a lot of changes over that time. In my opinion, If we are not changing we are stagnating. However, if you have only lived in a small town atmosphere, it might be hard to convince you that the Sedona traffic issues are not that bad. Those of us who come from highly urban areas know that traffic can be a real nightmare. In Chicago, I can remember driving one exit on the expressway that took ½ hour.  In the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan area, you could easily add one to two hours extra to your commute depending on time of day and where you were traveling (maybe even more)!

Pinch Points

The traffic congestion I showed in the two images added 5 to 15 extra minutes. On a holiday, you might see a 30 to 40 minute increase in traffic if you are coming from the far end of the Big Park area.  Rarely, does the traffic exceed a 10 -15 minute adjustment if you are coming from the Chapel area. Just like the beach areas in summer, locals learn what is the time to travel with the least amount of traffic. When possible, we schedule tasks and appointments in non-peak hours. Locals know the pinch points and how to avoid them. I should also say that the city understands where the pinch points are as well. Solutions are already in the pipeline to minimize high traffic pinch points.

Can Sedona Survive Without the Hospitality Industry? 

Our visitors add over $11 million in local tax dollars and they generate over 66% of the sales tax revenue. There are 10,000 jobs that are support our tourism at over $200 million in wages. The Top 5 employers are:

  • Enchantment Resort
  • Diamond Resorts – Los Abrigados, Bell Rock Inn, The Ridge, and The Summit among others.
  • L’Auberge, Orchard’s Inn, and 89Agave
  • Hilton Sedona Resort and Spa
  • Pink Jeep Tours

State Route 179 constructionThis is just a fraction of the number of businesses that help support and sustain Sedona’s Tourism economy. Can we live without tourism? I think not!

 How Did Sedona Get Here?

I look back at the Great Recession and remember what it was like to watch local establishments go out of business. Some of that was also fueled by the necessary improvement in the state highway SR179. The combination of the road improvements and Great Recession hurt local business.

Many Say The Chamber Is Doing Too Good A Job!

Our Chamber of Commerce is led by an outstanding team, some frustrated residents might say they are “too good”.  There is more to Sedona’s tourism improvement than just the Chamber of Commerce. A better economy and targeted marketing from the Chamber along with national media attention during  National Championship sporting events and the Super Bowl as well as increased Cactus League spring baseball training and social media “sharing” contribute to the continuing improvement and draw of tourists.

 

Sedona Chamber of Commerce Versus the “Delicate Balance”? 

 

Sedona Chamber of CommerceWhat to do? Many visitors and residents alike come to Sedona to get away from the traffic and congestion of their own areas. They want to escape and relax, enjoy the outdoors, and all that Sedona offers. However, if things keep becoming more congested without any improvement or solutions, we may see these much needed tourist dollars go to other areas. We need to fix the traffic pinch points and do our best to even out the tourism spikes, so we can get back to that delicate balance.

The Red Rock News in an article about the pavilion in Barbara Antonsen Park, Jennifer Wesselhoff said “that often, Sedona is a bit of a ‘confused community'”. She may be right on point. Here is her quote with more below. We want a vibrant economy but we don’t want noise,” she said. “We want tourism dollars but we don’t want tourists. We want events but we don’t want too much traffic. We want to be a city animated by the arts but we don’t want music at night. We’re a little confused as to what we want to be when we grow up.

A Message from the Chamber CEO

The Sedona Chamber of Commerce headed by Jennifer Wesselhoff, President/CEO, published a “Message from the CEO” outlining the traffic challenges and start of solutions for the “Destination Plan”.  Here is a small part of her letter…

I’m excited because starting at the City Council meeting starting at 4:30 p.m., we start managing tourism in a new way – focusing on preserving Sedona’s quality of life and lessening tourism’s impact by managing the visitor experience.
It will take a community consensus to fix challenges like traffic congestion, but I believe the Chamber can take some immediate actions: 
  • We are asking Council route a planned $268,900 increase in the tourism budget to transportation improvements instead.
  • I will present plans to reinvest 23% of our tourism budget in Sedona.
  • I’ll explain that we will not market Sedona inside Arizona this summer, aiming to help alleviate traffic, at least a bit.
  • We will mention the Sustainable Tourism Plan we are preparing in partnership with the City of Sedona and ASU, due this fall. The Plan will include exciting new ideas in transportation alternatives, visitor education and community stewardship.
We have a lot to talk about in balancing preservation and a tourism-based economy, and it is time to get the conversation going.

 

According to the Chamber website, the Sedona Sustainable tourism Plan is due in October 2018. Jennifer Wesselhoff stated that she is “confident it will help us work together to balance the three legs of the Sedona experience.”

These three legs include, Environmental, Traffic and Housing as well as Economic considerations. You can find out more about the “Sustainable Tourism Plan” at this link.

Some of the information I am sharing was researched from Quarterly Report to City of Sedona, March 2018 and the Sedona Chamber of Commerce

 

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Sedona & Verde Valley events,happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle,are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market. I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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MONSOON ! ~ What is it? ~ How Does It Affect Sedona and Arizona?

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Monsoon!

An Arizona Summer Phenomenon

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This article was featured on ActiveRain – The largest and most active professional social network in the real estate industry….

Information on Monsoon – Sedona, AZ – First of all, there is no need to add season at the end of Monsoon because Monsoon is a season. Monsoon affects the west and southwest states because the pattern of the weather changes as noted below.

How Long Is The Monsoon In Arizona?

Monsoon officially starts on June 15th and ends on September 30th. However most of the rain comes from the middle of July through the middle of August.  This is one of the reasons that the Temps in Sedona are a less harsh during July and August.  The average rainfall in the state of Arizona is around 12.5 inches.  The Sedona area gets more than the average rainfall. We have had as much as 26 inches (2016) and as low as 13.66 inches (2014). See the actual precipitation chart on Sedona-Weather.com.

What Creates Monsoon Conditions?

Weather enthusiasts and forecasters look to the dew point to tell if monsoon conditions exist. The dew point must be about 55º for thunderheads to start development. The dew point indicates how much moisture is in the air. At this point, the air cannot hold water in gas form and the gas will then turn to liquid form creating water droplets. The water droplets create fog or precipitation. Prior to officially declaring a calendar season for monsoon, the season would be declared when there were three days at a dew point of 55º.

2016 – Record Rain Totals

In 2016, the monsoon had 9.65 inches of rain recorded on my station. When you couple that with over 7 inches of rain and 7.5 inches of snow, we had a year end total of 25.92 inches of precipitation.

So Far In 2018…

We started 2018 with 3.73 inches of rainfall in the first two months, but our rainfall is only 4.84 through May.  Since 2010, our backyard weather station has recorded an average of 5.8 inches of rain in July and August combined, so we are looking forward to monsoon.

Preparation For Monsoon

One quick note – Because it is our rainy season and the chance of lightning during a thunderstorm could knock out power, take some time to have things ready to go:

  • Know where the flashlights and candles are for easy access.
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Clean out gutters – drains – culverts – rain ditches and any other natural path water may take during a sudden downpour.

What Is Monsoon?

It seems that Southern Arizona, the White Mountains and the Phoenix metropolitan area known as “The Valley” get the brunt of the monsoon affects. It is amazing to see the haboob (desert wind storms)monsoon - Sedona real estate kick up and tower thousands of feet in the air moving through the valley. Those storms are the pre-cursor to the rain and massive storm cells that develop from the moisture in the warm air coming off the Gulf of Mexico. Generally, massive amounts of rain falling create downdrafts that push the air out from the center of the storm which produces a dry wind that kicks up the dust and dirt.

Seasonal Weather Patterns monsoon Arizona Sedona real estate

During summer, weather patterns change.  Storms that travel from the arctic  (Alaska) down through Canada and the lower 48, create our winter storm pattern.

In the summer, the pattern shifts to the south. Hurricanes, storms and moisture travel northwest from the Gulf of Mexico through Mexico, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona moving all the way to California. We also get moisture coming from the Gulf of California traveling directly north. Lots of moisture and an occasional hurricane come up from the coast of Baja California and push northeast into Arizona.

Northern Arizona

Up in Northern Arizona, we get a lot of cloud cover and the storms move through but usually don’t drop a lot of rain here in Sedona.Though in Flagstaff it is quite a different story! The area of Sedona seems to be protected. By that I mean that most of the rain falls elsewhere before it gets to our little city. But when we do get rain and storm cells, it is a big deal around here.

In 2014, Sedona got 7.73 inches of rain from July thru September. In 2013, there was 8.18 inches of rain in the same time frame. Flash flooding can happen because many of the streets are sloped leading up to the red rocks. There has been much improvement made in our drainage system to be able to handle the additional water flow but during an intense storm there is no place for the water to go and mud and rocks can travel across roads to find the path of least resistance. Do not travel through a road where water is more than 4 inches deep.  A car can be swept away easily.

Southern & Central Arizona

In Southern and Central Arizona – 2014 will be remembered as the “Monsoon of the Century”. All future monsoon activity will be measured in terms of 2014. There were 3 major hurricanes that effected the weather in the southern half of the state. This caused a deluge and many towns and neighborhoods suffered tremendous flooding damage due to flash floods, hurricane wind, broken canals, and water that had no where to go. Many long-time residents had never seen a deluge like we had that year. Sky Harbor Airport had record rainfall of 1.59 inches and has exceeded the all-time record set back in 1903.

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Some of the most incredible pictures are taken during Monsoon

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Thunderheads Surround Sedona

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Massive Thunderstorm at Sunset creates Fire In the Sky

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North View – Century Plant in Bloom

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Cathedral Rock at Monsoon Sunset

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Looking Toward the Mogollon Rim

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Rare Monsoon Sunset Rainbow

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It was taken just a couple of minutes before the sky went on fire!

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Institute for Luxury Home Marketing

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Institute Luxury Home Marketing

The Mission

“To help the real estate professional offer superior service to affluent buyers and sellers and in so doing, maximize their own success.”

The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing (ILHM) is the leading authority to provide training and certification in the skills necessary to manage tier one luxury properties.

The ILHM Objectives

  • Build skills through information and ongoing information
  • Provide tools, services and research insights
  • Help our members differentiate and establish themselves
  • Recognize their success with CLHMS designation (Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist)
  • Create visibility for our members

 

Why is it important that Sedona’s Sheri Sperry is a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing?

Luxury home professionalsNot all real estate agents operate effectively in level one or top tier real estate market segments. There is a certain competency level that can highly benefit a client. Sheri Sperry is a past-president of the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals (SLREP) and is committed to providing bespoke service to the affluent real estate client. Whether you are buying, selling or investing, Sheri Sperry of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona,  understands the quality appointments, amenities and finishes in a luxury home.  Members of ILHM are trained and recognized to possess certain qualifications and luxury standards. The Institute is focused on support of it’s members to provide the tools and information necessary to provide the best luxury experience for agents and clients alike.

  • Sheri received comprehensive training and certification during dedicated classroom and discussion activity to refine and shape added competencies.
    • The specialist training and certification also provides productive tools and resources to assist luxury specialists and clients.
  • Access to professional marketing material and exclusive market insights are also provided to ILHM members including marketing reports, brochures, software and more.
  • The ILHM also provides luxury data and research information to assist the real estate professional and their clients. Areas of research may include demographic statistics, as well as other information that is important to affluent clients such as school rankings.
  • Competencies and Branding are also discussed.
    • Review of architectural styles and terminology.
    • Review of landscape, hardscape and Xeriscape design.
    • Review of construction materials and amenities.
  • Access to membership in the Institute provides a network of other certified luxury home marketing professionals from the United States and around the world.

Institute for Luxury home marketing

Kofi Nartey

Our instructor, trainer and facilitator for this certification was Kofi Nartey. I have had the opportunity to listen to many keynote speakers and I always admired Tom Brokaw as one of the best speakers I have had a chance to listen to. Now I have to add Kofi Nartey to the very top of the list. Sorry Tom.

Kofi Nartey was the most interesting and dynamic speaker I have been around. He would interject “Kofi-isms” throughout the luxury home market training.  With all his accomplishments, of which there are many, he did not concentrate on himself. Instead, he presented the material in such and interesting and energetic style that I was completely riveted, taking notes with full attention. Kofi mentioned that he had done many cameo appearances on TV shows and that he had played football, but I had to research his bio to get the snippet of information below.

Some of Kofi Nartey’s accomplishments…

Kofi is the Broker Associate and National Director of the Compass Sports and Entertainment Division. Kofi and his team focus on celebrity and luxury home sales. He played football for Cal Berkeley and later completed his MBA in the Presidential and Key Executive Program at Pepperdine University in LA. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders but an injury kept him from plying professional football.

His luxury real estate niche is sports and entertainment. Some of his distinguished clientele have included Michael Jordon, Derek Fisher, Iggy Azalea, and Kevin Durant. His team “The Nartey Group” and helped many of the LA Rams with their relocation.

He has appeared in over 100 national television and print media outlets including WSJ, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, CBS, CNBC, Fox Business News, ESPN, etc. He has appeared on HGTV’s Selling LA and numerous appearances on Million Dollar Listing. I could go on and on. He is a great speaker and personality.

Kofi Nartey Bio taken from “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate

Kofi-ism – “Don’t React ….Respond”.

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6 Milestones Impacting SellSedona.com ~ I am thankful for…

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Reflection – How I got to where I am today as a Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor
The original blog was published on November 23, 2015. It was recently updated on June 11, 2018.

SellSedona.com continues to be a very successful venture helping hundreds of buyers and sellers with their real estate decisions. Most of you know me through my start up domain name eSedona.biz.  I started as a ReMax Sedona Realtor on March 28th of 2011. So this is a milestone in and of itself! As a start up real estate business, all of us go through changes and we make changes based on what we think is going to bring about success or at least trend that direction. So I have given this a lot of thought as to what has impacted my ability to be successful reaching my goals and continuing to move forward in this challenging and very competitive occupation. Maybe you will reflect on some of the same things.

As of January of 2017, I decided another change was in order.  I am now a Sales Associate at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage located at the old “Y”, because of the roundabouts, it is now called the “Figure Eight”.

1. My Health

Health is the cornerstone of my milestones. Can you imagine trying to start business later in life without having good health? I re-invented myself because I love real estate and I found this to be a vigorous and exciting job. As you probably know, it takes a lot of energy to stay up with the demands of providing a top quality performance, as my customers expect my attention to detail and that personal touch. Don’t you expect those who work with you to pay attention to your needs? Sometimes we are working 7 days a week trying to get everything done in the time frame we have allotted to us. Without our health the demands might be too much to handle.

2. I Am A Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor®

I knew the company I chose had to fit well with my work ethic. Also, the other Realtors had to have high ethical standards and promote a professional image in the community, as they would become my second family. I wanted to work for a broker and owner that treated me as a business owner not an employee. Also, as a customer, you want to work with a company that is professional, has got brand recognition respect and agents who are the best at what they do.

The support that I get from our entire team is invaluable. When it comes to my clients, they are the true beneficiaries of all the services I offer. I cannot be prouder of the company and the culture of our office and corporate structure.

3. My Husband and Partner

 

Sheri Sperry & Rick SperryWhen my husband retired and we moved out of California to beautiful Sedona, Arizona, he was able to continue his passion for photography and website design.

I enjoy working with people and want to spend most of my time with my customers. My husband, Rick, compliments my business because we colaborate on our marketing approach. He engages social media, new marketing ideas and techniques as well as cutting edge web design, and SEO. His real estate photography is among the best photos available. This picture on the left is just one of his landscape pictures. What it does for you is it gives you the best internet experience when looking to buy or sell real estate as well as a great referral network for ideas, service personnel, restaurants, lodging, finding your way around the area and looking for things to do. Our website and social media presence was designed with you in mind.

4. Marketing and Networking

The biggest committment I made was a 2 years with a local publication.

Every week I had a quarter page ad with my picture and logo and once a month I had a half page color ad. This promoted my business in such a way that it propelled my recognition in the community. Just last week, someone said I looked familiar and I told him that I was a local realtor and he said “that’s it, I have seen you in the local paper!” I got my first luxury listing from that publication. Besides what I mentioned in number two above, I also do print in Homes and Land and Phoenix Magazine on occasion.

Networking and marketing go hand in hand. I decided to join the Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals, as it was a big committment, but a smart decision in the end. I was introduced to the very best Realtors who have the ultimate luxury market knowledge in Sedona. You benefit because I network with the top people in our industry.  In my second year, I became the president of SLREP. I also decided to spend the time becoming a Master Certified Negotiation Expert (MCNE), another decision that I feel has made a huge impact on my ability to negotiate the best deal for you my customer. There are only three agents in Sedona that are MCNE and out of the approx. 40,000 agents across Arizona, and there are 127 agents total in the state. (these numbers will contract or expand)

I would also throw Virtual Results, Happy Grasshopper, IDX Broker along with Ixact Contact in this category. In this day and age, there is no business without a strong vibrant website and IDX system and Happy Grasshopper and Ixact Contact give me the ability to communicate with my customers in different ways without over doing it.

5. Customers ~ Family ~ Friends

Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona Realtor®

It’s All About You

Our business IS our customers. I thrive in helping my customers, educating, and staying in touch with them. Many have become my friends. There is such a satisfaction in having a customer come to me and thank me for what I did for them. Sure, the commissions are necessary to take care of my family but I go above and beyond because I care about my customers. …Just ask one!  I mean it when I say I will be there for you from the beginning throughout the transaction and beyond. I am just a phone call away for any question you have regarding any subject.

My friends and family are very special to me. When I need to dig down and reach for that extra boost of energy I think of my customers, family and friends. This helps provide the energy I need to get to the next level. Friends and family understand how busy we are and know that we will make time count when we are with them. Don’t you find that to be true about your friends and family as well?

We also have our first grandbaby coming in January or early February and are so excited to see the family grow. This is what it is truely all about!

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2016

Next year, I will be reporting on this coming change (SellSedona.com) and how it not only improved traffic to my website but also converted that traffic to customers.

I am in the process of changing the main domain name as I write this. I believe that this will be a huge marketing bonus in 2016 and that is why my husband and I are making the change. SellSedona.com says exactly what I do. Rick designed this site with tourists and locals in mind.  If you go to the Sedona Community under Explore Communities tab, you can scroll down to helpful links such as searching for restaurants, things to do, hotels, resorts and motels to stay at etc.. Though this site is great for tourists and locals alike, there should be no confusion going forward! The original domain eSedona.biz will still get you to the website and that will not change.

2018

An update on SellSedona.com. This has continued to be a successful venture for me. My WordPress website has been updated a couple of times and I have a lot of traffic every day coming to the website.  Besides the premium search engine and IDX platform that is in service, my husband maintains this site on a daily basis.  My blogs are featured in ActiveRain and this has made me the number one blogger in Sedona, and all of Northern Arizona. I am also just outside the top 10 bloggers in the entire state of Arizona.

Though I actively use social media venues, which you can access on any page of my website, I have started making more and more videos to improve SEO traffic and create more syndication.

Remember, there are over 40,000 agents in Arizona and those who chose to blog about real estate and related subject increase their syndication efforts and make it easier for those interested in real estate topics to search out the agents who have the right competencies to meet the clients goals.

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Mighty Cactus Flower Blooming at the Cottages At Coffeepot

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Mighty Cactus Flower In Bloom – Sedona Style!

Cactus Flower at Cottages At Coffeepot

Gerard De Nerval – French Novelist (1808-1855)

Cactus flower – Notice the two flowers still folded up right above the blossoming flower.


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Seller Solutions  

I will provide marketing that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers for your property? ”

Call Sheri Sperry for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona – REALTOR®.

Solutions For Buyers 

Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

You should have a Master Certified Negotiations Expert –  MCNE® working for you!

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West Fork Trail ~ Oak Creek Canyon ~ Sedona Arizona

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West Fork Trail ~ Oak Creek Canyon ~ Sedona Arizona

 West Fork Train Oak Creek Canyon

West Fork Trail located in Oak Creek Canyon is approximately 9.5 miles north of Sedona, Arizona. West Fork Trail is located off the scenic highway of SR 89A which leads up to Flagstaff. The two busiest times of the year are the spring and fall seasons….especially fall. The parking lot fills up early and there is a charge to park there. Make sure you bring your camera because the scenery is fabulous. The trail meanders back and forth over Oak Creek tributary creating many scenic pictures. Make sure you bring your camera!

West Fork Oak Creek Cyn

Map To West Fork Trail out of Sedona AZ

Oak Creek Canyon Homes

There are a diverse range of homes in Oak Creek Canyon some are reminiscent of rustic mountain cabins. There are mobile homes and cottages. Of course you will find Luxury estates as well. Some of these homes sit right on Oak Creek and others are hilltop view homes.

Currently (June 1) there are eight homes in Oak Creek Canyon for sale ranging from $1,685,000 to $230,000. See results in the link below.

 

Find Oak Creek Canyon Homes For Sale


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Sedona & Verde Valley events,happenings  and Sedona-Lifestyle,are brought to you as a courtesy of Sheri Sperry Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sedona REALTOR®.  If you are a contemplating selling your home, a prospective buyer or just curious about real estate in Sedona I would be honored to discuss our market.  You can contact me at (928) 274-7355.  From the moment I am contacted, you will observe my seasoned ability to provide you with “World Class Service” and that “personal touch” while utilizing a complete package of technology options that are of the utmost importance and so critical in today’s market.

I will tailor REAL solutions to fit your specific needs.

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May 2018 Sedona 86336 Condo and Townhouse Market Report and Property For Sale

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May Sedona 2018 ~ Condo Market Conditions & Analysis

Sedona condos & townhouses for sale

Learn More About Sedona Arizona 86336

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Check out the most current monthly reports in the Sedona Verde Valley at SedonaMarketReports.com

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Condos & Townhouses For-Sale

Report 05/11/18

May Sedona 2018 Condo Market Report

As you research the May Sedona 2018 condo & townhouses for sale and market report, you will notice that these condos and townhouses are substantially more affordable than the single family homes located in West Sedona. Other than the million dollar town homes located in Seven Canyons, most condos are more reasonably priced and will make a great second or vacation home.

Sedona Information

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zipcode, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop. Our condos are located in the West Sedona area.


Supply and Demand

May Sedona 2018 Condo & Townhouse Market Report

Sedona May Condo 86336 market conditions

 

The May 2018 Sedona Condo and Townhouse Market Report and property for sale is showing skewed results due to the addition of luxury town homes at the Seven Canyons Resort. The town houses are starting at $1.1 million called “The Enclave“.

 

 


*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona condos, townhouses, & homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)


Search Here – For Sedona & Verde Valley AZ Property By Category


Select this link (below) to search for Condos and Townhouses For Sale in Sedona AZ 86336

There are 15 Sedona Condos and Townhouses for sale in Zip 86336

 


 Supply and Demand Charts – Sedona 86336 


Closed Stats for January through May

May 2018 Sedona Condo 86336 market conditions

May 2018 Sedona Condo


Inventory

inventory – The inventory was low for the entire 2017 selling season. As you can see the inventory is trending up in 2018.  There are 15 active market condos available through all subdivisions and neighborhoods in Sedona proper (86336 zip code). The inventory is trending higher partially because of all the new townhouse inventory that has hit the market in the recent months. This inventory surplus hit the very top of the market at $1.1 million and higher. Overall inventory may not weaken the seller’s advantage. These are still low numbers and does not indicated a tremendous surge in available condos. 

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Months Supply of Homes for Sale – At the end of April 2018 – the supply of condos is at 3.7 months. – This indicates a seller’s market.

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Median Cumulative Days on Market (DoM) – There were 76 Days on Market at the end of April 2018.  It should be noted that the last time the DoM was under 76 was March of 2015.

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Median Percent of Last List Price – At the end of April, the Sold (Closed) Price was 98.3% of the list price. The last time 98.3% was at that level was August of 2006, almost 12 years ago! This in-dice bottomed out September 2010. Very strong indicator for a seller’s market. 

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Buyer or Seller Market  (MAI)

The Market Action Index is still showing a seller’s advantage at 32.5. However, there are some condos that have been on the market for many months and those sellers might be willing to make a deal.   Basically, buyers should take note of this.  Also, Days on Market (DoM) are also dropping rapidly every month. Buyers should be ready to purchase or they may lose out on the sale. The “Push Pull” point for supply and demand is an MAI of 30. Above 30 is a seller’s market. But there is approximately 3.6 months supply which does not work in the buyer’s favor. This is the lowest number of months available since April 2006.

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Bottom Line

The Sedona 86336 market is steady right now.  The DOM has trended lower, and the inventory is moving higher. Many buyers are looking for the convenience of lock and go residences that are maintained by associations (HOA). However, seasonal shifts such as a softer summer selling season may have some affect on the market. Right now the indicators are very strong and it remains to be seen how much of an affect a seasonal shift might have.

Sellers should consider placing their condos or townhouses on the market based on the current indicators. 


SOLUTIONS FOR SELLERS

If you select Sheri Sperry, she will provide marketing

that most agents reserve for luxury homes only.  

Beside professional photography, – aerial pictures and video are included.

Our marketing materials are customized with you and your home or property in mind.

We ask the question. “What type of marketing will attract the right buyers?

Call Sheri for a custom listing presentation designed especially for you.

 

For more information and expert strategy analysis of your property

Contact Sheri Sperry – Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Sedona – REALTOR®.

 

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Complimentary Consultation over the phone or in person. 

 

You need a Master Certified Negotiations Expert –  MCNE® working for you!

 


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

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May 2018 – Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Homes for Sale and Market Conditions

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Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – Pine Valley

Sedona Arizona 86351

May 2018 ~ REAL TIME Market Report & Analysis

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Sedona Arizona 86351 Homes For-Sale

Report 05/07/18
Big Park (VOC) Market Report

 

May 2018 Big Park

May 2018 Market Report ~ Big Park – VOC – Village of Oak Creek – HOMES FOR SALE and MARKET ANALYSIS  – First of all, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

VOC, Village of Oak Creek or Big Park also known as Sedona 86351 is the bedroom community of Sedona. It is located 20 minutes from the city center off highway 179. There are two zip codes in Sedona, 86336 and 86351. People choose this side of town because there is less traffic, good hiking trails, and a buyer can get more home for the same amount of money as Sedona 86336. It is also closer to the SR 179 for those who travel a lot.

These VOC Market Reports will highlight 86351

In this zip code, you will find a majority of single family homes nestled between some red rock formations. Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Castle Rock and the back side of Cathedral are the most notable of the formations. You will also find more than a couple of golf courses including an executive 9 hole course. Even though there is some shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. The majority of the zip code has more affordable housing than the zip code of 86336.


VOC/Big Park – Golf – Golf – Golf!

Homes On Golf Course – Returned 6 Results – Sedona Arizona 86351  (-2)

February 2018 Market Homes for Sale in Village of Oak Creek VOC

 

May 2018 Big Park VOC – When it comes to Big Park/Village of Oak Creek real estate & Golf Resort homes for sale, you only need to go to the Village of Oak Creek (VOC) to fulfill your dream. Homes are sprinkled around the 45 holes on two golf resorts and one executive golf course.  For those who enjoy this sport, there is a home for you either close to or on a golf course.  But for those who like the serene atmosphere and beauty of a home straddling one of the beautiful and well manicured fairways this may be right for you as well!


Always use the median price to track trends. The median means that half the homes are higher and half are lower. If the highest priced home is well over a million dollars this will drive the average price of homes up substantially. Average price is not a good indicator of how the market is doing.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May’18 – Big Park / VOC Sedona AZ 86351 Homes For-Sale



SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN VILLAGE OF OAK CREEK

 

Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 13 VOC homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over – (+7)

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$575,000 to $999,999 returned 19 VOC homes for sale – (-8)

$400,000 to $574,999 returned 27 VOC homes for sale – (+2)

$399,000 and under returned 18 VOC homes for sale – (+2)

The listings above can change at any given time based on homes being added or subtracted from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).

Supply and Demand – (VOC) Sedona 86351

How the Market is Doing 


Median Price 

The Median Price in May 2018 for Big Park/VOC has decreased from $589,500 in February to $567,000. The second quartile is the only quartile that has shown a decrease in median price. 

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Inventory

Inventory has increased. It has finally improved slightly in our spring selling season. 

 

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Days On Market (DoM)

Days on Market (DoM) – The properties in VOC – Big Park and Pine Valley have been on the market for an average of 106 DoM. Approximately 59 days have been cut because of low inventory. Overall there is around a 3.5 month supply of homes on market. This is a drop of around 2 months over all indicating a strong seller’s market. The top bracket was at 10.3 months supply near the end of winter. Now, the top bracket is at only 5.4 months supple. That is a huge decrease. The overall market is in a strong seller range. About 6.5 to 7.5 months supply of homes is the break for buyer vs. seller advantage.

 

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Buyer or Seller Market? (MAI)

The Market Action Index – The MAI has been above 30 for all brackets the last 8 months. Currently all four brackets are in the seller zone and rising.  However, This is where the Days on Market come into play for buyers. A home that has been on market for 190 days may allow for some negotiation.  There is such low inventory in the 86336 zip. Chapel area, Uptown and West Sedona that buyers are moving into the VOC area to purchase a home.  It is much harder for a buyer to take a strong negotiating stand because other buyers may be in play. 

 

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Bottom Line

Overall the real estate market for Village of Oak Creek continues to have very low inventory. Key in on how long a home has been sitting on the market. The reason some homes are stale is because the seller is not willing to drop the price of the home. Keep that in mind when negotiating. 


Millionaires’Row VOC Big Park May Market Millionaires Row VOC Big Park

Luxury Market

As of 05/07/18

One note: The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has increased from $840,000 and is now at $943,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher from $1,795,000 in February to $1,995,000 in May. This is a $200,000 increase – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

 





When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After decades of buying and owning multiple single family homes and town homes,  and as an experienced real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.      

If you have questions about Sedona market conditions or other information on the Sedona real estate market, please contact me at 928.274.7355 .5 .
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ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale – May Market Conditions – 2018

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Sedona Arizona 86336 Homes For-Sale

Report 5/08/18

Sedona May Market Report

 

As you research the Sedona Homes For Sale and May Market Report, these are real time charts that tell us “How the market is doing”. See the definition of Market Action Index (MAI) above. Altos Research uses a complex algorithm to provide the MAI.

Sedona Information

Sedona 86336 is the heart of Sedona. There are two zip codes 86336 and 86351. These Market Reports will highlight 86336. In this zip code, you will find the majority of the shopping, entertainment, restaurants, and lodging. It also includes a couple of 5 star resorts and the camping areas and mountain style living in the Oak Creek area heading toward Flagstaff. Sedona 86336 is basically areas such as the Chapel area, Uptown, West Sedona, the Airport Mesa area and Red Rock Loop.


Characteristics By Quartile

 

May ’18 – Sedona AZ 86336 Homes For Sale

 


To learn more about these market reports please visit:

The Market Stats on my website.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays


SEARCH FOR ALL HOMES FOR SALE IN SEDONA AZ


Select Links Below To See Sedona Single Family Homes In Each Price Range 

 

There are 53 Sedona homes for sale (currently) priced at $1 million and over  (+1)

$700,000 to $999,999 returned 28 Sedona homes for sale –  (-11)

$495,000 to $699,999 returned 25 Sedona homes for sale – (+1)

$494,999 and under returned 18 Sedona homes for sale  (-12)


Supply and Demand – Sedona 86336 


Median Price

Currently the Median Price is at $922,500. At the end of February, it was $870,000. There is 1 more home added to the homes priced over $1,000,000. The top 2 quartiles are in the 7 figure range. All the quartiles have increased dramatically from winter. 

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Inventory

The Inventory has stabilized. There is one less home on market since winter. The trends show that more inventory would be very welcome with buyers. 

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Days On Market

Days On Market – Overall, the DOM has dropped by 16 days since February. The top quartile has shown a dramatic drop since February. Luxury homes are selling. The other quartiles are showing mixed results and overall, the DOM has dropped an additional 16 days. The Overall market is at 6.3 months. Just a note, that the median price is $922,000. 

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Market Action Index

The Market Action Index increased 3.5 points, from February. “30” is the break even point between seller vs buyer advantage.   It is currently at 33.2 which is a seller’s advantage. The top quartile at $2.6 million median is the only range that buyers may be able to negotiate well with the sellers. The longer a home has been on market the more likely the seller will be willing to negotiate. 

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MAI or Market Action Index answers the question “Hows the Market?” by measuring the current rate of sale versus the amount of the inventory. Index above 30 implies a seller’s advantage. Below 30, conditions give the advantage to the buyer.

Bottom Line

The 2018 Market continues to be strong. We are in the middle of the spring selling season and the numbers are continuing to improve.  The median price has increased dramatically since December by approx. $125,000. The luxury market inventory is about the same as winter. Those homes are selling. The DOM at the top bracket have come down significantly. I think if a buyer can find a home that has been on the market for awhile, you may be able to get a good deal. 

 

Luxury Market

As of 05/07/18

The Sedona Luxury Real Estate Professionals which Sheri Sperry is a past-president of, defines the Luxury Market as the top 10% of the listings available. The Luxury Market is measured using 86336, and 86351 zip codes. The price point has increased from $840,000 and is now at $943,000 for the top 10% of the market. This figure is based on the last 6 month’s of sold listings. The top 10% of active listings (which is different from sold listings) has moved higher from $1,795,000 in February to $1,995,000 in May. This is a $200,000 increase – This just gives you an idea of how the active market compares.


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To learn more about these market reports please visit SedonaMarketReports.com on my website or click on the MAP below for a quick look of each market. You can sign up for a weekly update right on the map by clicking the map marker

 Visit Market Stats on my website or contact me with questions.
Reports are generated weekly on Mondays

*Please Note: As new listings hit the market and homes close or fall off, the number of Sedona homes for sale will fluctuate daily based on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) detail. The local MLS for this area is Sedona Verde Valley Association of Realtors (SVVAR)

 




When You Need A Real Estate Professional…

 After decades of buying and owning multiple single family homes and town homes,  and as an experienced real estate professional, I have a unique perspective to help clients.  In today’s seller’s market, buyers can’t do it without help from a professional. The REALTOR® has the experience and understands what needs to be done to help secure a home for the buyer at the best price and conditions. This report is a quick look to give a snapshot of the market. Whether you are a buyer or seller, I will provide a thorough analysis of any property to make sure the market value is at the proper price point. My ability to market property is unsurpassed. See my extensive portfolio here.      

If you have questions about Sedona market conditions or other information on the Sedona real estate market, please contact me at 928.274.7355 .


ABOUT ME: “Many buyers and sellers are skeptical about salespeople. So am I! But, I am not a typical salesperson. I put myself in your shoes and help you make decisions based on how I would want to proceed if I were you. In other words, what steps would I take and what is right for you? How will this transaction be beneficial for you? How will it help you move forward with your goals? How can I make it as smooth and pleasant as possible? What is in your best interests as we move forward?

Let’s face it, you won’t really know that I am not a typical salesperson until you get to know me. I am confident you will feel at ease and comfortable knowing I can find solutions for you. If you don’t feel that way, please let me know. I want to be the best I can for you.”

 

I am YOUR Solutions REALTOR®” ~ Sheri Sperry


Disclaimer: Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed – SVVAR Broker

Sedona homes for sale

A paid subscription service is provided by SellSedona.com and Altos Research to determine “How the active market is doing”. This Market Report is for single family residential only. No other housing segment is being analyzed. Analysis of Market Research and trends are based on opinion, experience, past & current statistics and other information. It is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

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Road Trip! Sedona Golf Resort to Payson ~ Rim Country

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Sedona Golf Resort to Payson – Rim Country

Starting at the Sedona Golf Resort in Village of Oak Creek, we headed to Payson, which is located above 7000 feet in (Mogollon~ pronounced Mõe-gee-on) Rim Country.  To get there you climb from the Verde Valley AZ-260 off the I-17. As you climb past 6500 feet the beautiful rolling hills turn into a pine tree forest.  The temps were in the high 70ºs and very pleasent.

The trip to Payson is about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Sedona.   We had no particular destination in mind. We thought we would just get to know our state a little better.  Just about every town has a “Main St.” so we plugged that into the trip computer and off we headed!

Village of Oak Creek Golf course

So our first stop was in the Village of Oak Creek .  I wanted to preview a couple of Sedona Golf Resort homes right on the golf course for clients.  Right behind the Hilton is this signature hole and we had to snap a picture! It was a beautiful day for a golf outing and many were taking advantage of the great weather.

Sedona Golf Resort

The GPS coordinates led us right to Main Street Payson AZ.  We just had to get a picture of this historic Oxbow Saloon.  This saloon is “certified” for having paranormal activity according to oxbowinn.com.

Actually, the first thing I noticed was the “For Sale” sign.  (What would you expect from a Realtor!)  Now … I am not quite sure who would want to spend the money to buy a huanted saloon!  LOL! I bet you can get a scary deal!

We drove further down main Stree and it came right into this town lake next to the Payson Golf Course.  Many families were enjoying the area and having picnics.  One couple was on a road trip also.  They were coming from Globe – trying to beat the heat!

This was a beautiful shade tree hanging right over the lake.in Green Valley Park  There were a few ducks gathering around it.

In the distance there is a fountain (center). There was another fountain close to a dock.  They provided a little ambience. You could here the water falling back to the lake. It was very relaxing.

Village of Oak Creek to Payson

Sidles Mud House

This property is located right across the street from the Sidles Mud House.

Arizona Payson

On our way into town,  I saw a little coffee shack, so on our way back we stopped for a cup of coffee.  To my surprise they also had home-made fudge. It melted in your mouth.  I got 3 different kinds of fudge.  My husband put some in the freezer in small chunks and is still enjoying his fudge with carmel chunks and sea salt crystals.  YUM!

These next few pictures were taken on the way home. We were going to stop at the Tonto natural Bridge but thougth better of it.  We will save it for another trip.

We did spy on this creek that many kids were enjoying.  It was only about 18 inches deep but refreshing in the summer heat.  The red rocks caught my eye and we decided to stop and check it out.

 The pictures with the century plants were around 6000 foot level and century plants were everywhere in different stages of blooming.  They have another week or two before they start to wither.

It was a fun trip and good to get away.  More road trips to follow!

Northern Arizona

The pond down below is a watering hole for horses, cows and other animals.


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Why Sedona Arizona Is A Second Home Choice For So Many

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Looking for a Second Home? Choose Sedona Arizona for the

Red Rock Beauty, Dark Skies and Unbeatable Weather 

Thunder Mountain
Thunder Mountain

 

Sedona – A Popular Destination

Choosing Sedona as a home destination will become more understandable as you see the reasons below. Though there are many reasons buyers choose Sedona, these are some of the reasons that buyers express when looking for that special home.

Buyer say they love the healthy mild climate. The air is clean, there are outdoor activities all year long including hiking and mountain biking among the red rock formations. Golf and tennis are other popular activities. Just living among the red rocks and enjoying a dark sky is a powerful draw for buyers. Mild weather with very little noticeable humidity and 300 days of sunshine is yet another big reason to move to Sedona. Is it any wonder why Sedona is a second home and relocation destination?

Sedona is an International Dark Sky Community

One of the main reasons Rick got Red Rocks Fever was the night sky.  You could actually see the Milky Way at night along with shooting stars. Sedona reminded him of being a kid again when there was little light pollution and you could see stars. With the suburban sprawl that changed quickly.

Sedona has taken great strides to continue to suppress light pollution and preserve the dark sky. There is an actual city ordinance that covers what residents and the business community can do with lighting.  In 2014, Sedona was designated the eighth International Dark Sky community. There are 18 other communities world wide including Big Park Village of Oak Creek Arizona. Flagstaff Arizona was the very first city to be designated IDA back in 2001. Each area that is designated must meet stringent criteria to carry the IDA designation. There are also 30 International Dark Sky Parks. The Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, Arizona and Elan Valley Estate, Wales, United Kingdom are two such parks. In another category, there are 13 International Dark Sky Reserves that have also been added to the list. Of the 61 areas world wide, 36 are located in the United States and 7 of those are located in Arizona. Four of the seven are located in Northern Arizona.

The image above was shot during a full moon and you can still see a lot of stars.

Sedona Weather Though April 2018

There are a few reasons why people love the overall climate and weather that Sedona has to offer.  Sedona – Oak Creek sits near the northern end in the transitional zone right below the Colorado Plateau. Below the transitional zone is the Sonoran Desert. This is where Phoenix and Tucson are located. Many more species of plants and trees with some precaution can survive in this transitional zone. Cactus, and yucca live right along side juniper and pine trees.

Sedona Has Mild Year Round Temperatures

Often enough, those coming to Sedona are unfamiliar with the difference in weather and conflate the Phoenix weather with Sedona. Many think the heat in summer is 110º plus for the summer months, when in fact there were only 23 days over 100º for the entire year. Not one day went over 99º in the month of August. We have had only 2 or 3 days at 110º or above in the last 10 years.

Sedona has long spring and fall seasons. The easiest way to put it is to think of shaving off a month of summer  and adding it to fall and do the same for winter and add that month to spring.

Polite Snow

During the winter months, Sedona can experience a snowfall. However, the snow evaporates rather quickly. Generally, within one day the snow is gone.  It is rare that we see a day that does not go above freezing.  As soon as the sun comes up, the snow will evaporate. We have “polite snow”, it does not overstay it’s welcome! There have been only two days that have stayed below freezing since 2011.  One was in 2011 and the other in 2012. There were only 42 days that dipped below 32º in 2017. Only 8 days had a temperature below 40º for the entire year. We get seasons but not the extreme temperatures that other areas can get.

2017 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

2017 Sedona Weather Summary by Category

See 2017 – Year in Review Sedona Weather – All Four Seasons

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2018 Sedona Weather Statistics By Category

103 days of sunshine through April – We could use more rain. Very unusual to see 2 days of 90º temps in April.

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